|February 21st, 2009
|Meaghan's Memorial Service, 10:00 AM
We'll do this at Fox Island Chapel, near Gig
Harbor, Washington. She loved the
peacefulness and serenity of this spot. Click
the link below for directions. Please plan
your drive be here early enough to be
seated right at 10:00 AM sharp. Another
party will be there just after us.. Don't worry
that it is on an island - there is a bridge!
|Celebration and Buffet Lunch, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM
Next we will drive over to Tacoma Narrows Airport,
where we will have a celebration for our Meaghan and a
nice buffet lunch. Following her transplant, months of
hospitalization and a twelve- hour drive home, (prior to
going to the house), she made us stop here for dinner!
She loved to eat breakfast here at 10:30 AM on
Sundays, as well. For directions:
Arrival by Air
http://www.kitsapairporter.com/where these events will take place. A shuttle called the "Bremerton - Kitsap Airporter, delivers right to one of the closest places to stay,
Arrival by Car
Gig Harbor is just over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from Tacoma, Washington. From the bridge you are five minutes away from the Tacoma Narrows Airport, and
approximately fifteen minutes away from the Chapel on Echo Bay, on Fox Island.
Best Places to Stay
We wish we had a larger home, we'd put you all up, but...The most important decision here is to try to remain in Gig Harbor. While you may save a few dollars staying in
Tacoma, no lodging there is very convenient to where we are or where the services will be. Below is a table with my best recommendations:
|What to Wear
This is very, very important. First, no dark or somber clothes. Prior to going into the hospital for a final time, two days before she passed, we attended the funeral of
an old family friend, Dr. Tony O'Keefe, who dearly loved Meaghan. She wore a loud and colorful pair of socks and stated defiantly as I pulled on my dark, somber
overcoat, that Tony would've wanted happy and gay colors at his service. Meaghan was as usual, right. DO NOT make the mistake of overdressing or dressing in
muted colors at Meaghan's celebration or memorial. Finally it could be cool or rainy in the PAC NW that day, so bring clothing you'll be comfortable in.
|We did it! Pictures to follow!