Douglass Drozdow-St.Christian (stchri@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Mon, 19 Dec 1994 09:45:34 +0001

On Friday December 16, Trish Wilson - a graduate of McMaster and a member
of the life of this department for many years - died very suddenly and
unexpectedly at her home in Dayton Ohio. Trish was - and will always
remain - our sister and friend. Those of us who knew Trish, who loved her
and were loved by her, share in a special loneliness today. A light is
missing from the dawn.......

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history
Through corridors of light, where the hours are suns,
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the Spirit, clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the Spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.

What is precious, is never to forget
The essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless Springs
Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth.
Never to deny its pleasure in the morning simple light
Nor its grave evening demand for love.
Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother
With noise and fog, the flowering of the spirit.

Near the snow, near the sun, in the highest fields,
See how these names are feted by the waving grass
And by the streamers of white cloud
And whispers of wind in the listening sky.
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire's centre.
Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun
And left the vivid air signed with their honour.


Funeral services will be in Dayton on Thursday Dec 22 at 2pm. Anyone
wishing to send flowers or other remembrances should send them to

Routsong Funeral Parlour
6 Oakwood Ave, Dayton, OH
513 - 293 - 4137

A memorial service for Trish's extended family in Hamilton, will be held
some time in the new year.

Jacqueline Fisher Bradley T. Votour Douglass St.Christian
[416 234 9978]