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Odel Benjamin George

Death Notice

Odel Benjamin George, perfect, precious baby boy of Monette Benjamin and Joshi George, was born and died on May 17, 2021 in London, Ontario.

Odel’s passing has left us - his parents - with holes in our hearts, for we’re missing him in our lives. Although it was much too short, your 36 weeks with us had a lasting impact on our lives and will always be memorable. From our hikes in the woods to time spent in the garden to us reading to you, we loved every moment you were with us, Odel. We will always cherish you for the things you put into perspective for us: how much we love you, how much we love each other and how much love we have to share with others.

We don’t have the words to express the pain of your absence that is felt by your great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Everyone is deeply saddened by losing you, Odel.

Dearest Odel, we will hold you in our hearts forever.


Some People - by Flavia Weedn

"Some people come into our lives
and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same.
Some people come into our lives
and quickly go...Some stay for a while
and embrace our silent dreams.
They help us become aware
of the delicate winds of hope...
and we discover within every human spirit
there are wings yearning to fly.
They help our hearts to see that
the only stairway to the stars
is woven with dreams...
and we find ourselves
unafraid to reach high.
They celebrate the true essence
of who we are...
and have faith in all
that we may become.
Some people awaken us
to new and deeper realizations...
for we gain insight
from the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Throughout our lives we are sent
precious souls...
meant to share our journey
however brief or lasting their stay
they remind us why we are here.
To learn...to teach...to nurture...to love.
Some people come into our lives
to cast a steady light
upon our path and guide our every step
their shining belief in us
helps us to believe in ourselves.
Some people come into our
lives to teach us about love...
The love that rests within ourselves.
Let us reach out to others
and feel the bliss of giving
for love is far richer in action
than it ever is in words.
Some people come into our lives
and they move our souls to sing
and make our spirits dance.
They help us to see that everything on earth
is part of the incredibility of life...
and that it is always there
for us to take of its joy.
Some people come into our lives
and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same."