I would like to take this time to Thank and remember all our're members of the Blue Water League of the Blind, that has come and gone before us.
If it wasn't for all the wonderful members that started the BWL. the BWL wouldn't be what it is today. The BWL was started in the Year of 1954 and it is still going on.
Even if the members that has come and gone we still have two outstanding members that still belong to the BWL. They both have been members for almost thirty years. They are David Ellingwood and Michael Geno,
With all the wonderful members that we had in the pass there is one outstanding member and very good friend we remember that is our're pass
President Jeanette Geno. Jeanette was our President for 17 years but she was a member of the BWL before she became President. Jeanette was very active and both organizations that is the BWL AND the MCBVI plus the Lion's Club.
Jeanette is survived by her loving husband and best friend also by 3 daughters, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren and and many many friends. We will remember her for her laughter and her smile's. Jeanette was one of those people that when she walked in a room and smile she could brighten up a room with her smile. I know where ever she is I just can hear her running a meeting and saying hi guys will miss her but she will never be forgot.
This Memorial remembering is from the BWL Members;
As our path in life ends on earth and Jeanette's new life begins if I ever had a choice in a friend it would be Jeanette. Her strong belief in the church and God will help her finding her way to heaven knowing she will be met at the gates with a smile.
Jeanette will be remembered for her kindness and attitude. Her strength in life will carry on in heaven and she will be remembered for her acts of kindness. On earth she will be remembered as a warm and friendly leader in our community.
Jeanette was more then a member of The Blue Water League of the Blind, where she led this organization for seventeen years. Where she will tremendously be missed.
Jeanette's husbands love and devotion is a example of Jeanette's love of life a precedent that should be follow by all. Her battle in life and ability to overcome and life to the end is a role model to all who knew her.
Jeanette laugh and high guys will be remember by all. In our hearts jeanette is not gone for she has left a especial part of her in everybody that new her and love her.
Jeanette will be greatly missed through our Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Blue Water League of the Blind, Go with God in heaven and rejoice in his ever lasting love limited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.
This is a dedication to the wonderful people who graced our life to be a member of the Blue Water League of the Blind, BWL.
These members were a very big part of the BWL. We will miss them all.
Years may pass and days may go and life will end, but the light of God will shine now and for eternity. His love will guide them home.
You may be gone but not forgotten we will remember all of you. You will always live in our hearts.
We know you are at peace in God's loving hands and every time we look toward heaven, we know that you are all looking down and helping us have a better life of knowing you made our organization a better one.
We lost 4 of our members this year to illness,
"Go in peace our Friends."
On December 12th 2020, We lost a very good friend Carol Whiteing. She passed away from a short illness. She found out back in March of 2020 that she had cancer.
Carol was the type of person that would step-up and help out doing pretty much anything you asked of her. She was active in her church and she was also a Port Huron Host Lion's Club member.
Carol also worked at Wal-Mart for quite a few years. When she retired from Wal-mart last March, she found out she had cancer.
Carol was a very good friend to a lot of
people. Her family and friends will miss her very much.
Carol, rest in peace. You will always be remembered.
We lost Barbara Chappel, another family member of the BWL. Barb passed away
on February 1st, of this year from cancer.
Barb was the kind of a person that was very loving and giving. She was a very special lady and she loved her family with all her heart and soul. Her family meant so very much to her, she was willing to do anything for them and also for her friends. Barb loved to invite her family and friends over to her house to entertain. Barb just loved life and being with her family.
Barb, Thanks for being apart of the BWL family. You will be missed. May a star shine bright down on your family letting them know that you are there watching over them.
Gone but not forgotten, Larry Neuman passed away last month on May 8th, 2021, from the Corona Virus.
Larry was a member of the BWL for 15 years.
Larry and his wife, Cindy, both liked going to the mall to walk around. He liked having partys.
Also, in the last couple of years, both Larry and Cindy were really getting involved with the BWL helping out with the State convention.
Larry also enjoyed the picnics we had. I know just before Larry went in to the hospital, two days before Easter, he called me up and told me that he had the virus and we got to talking. He asked me if I thought if we could have our summer picnic this year. I told him we would have to wait and see how things were going.
It makes me sad to think that both him and Cindy won't be there. Cindy is moving back to
Florida with her mom and dad, so we really lost both of them.
Larry also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. I know that Larry will be very
much missed. I know that Larry loved his family very much.
Larry where ever you are in heaven, I hope you are happy. Cindy told me he is
happy because he is with his dad fishing.
Heaven got another BWL family member to join the rest of you. On June 6th, 2021, God took John Jarzyna home to be with Him. John passed way unexpectedly. He will be very much missed.
He enjoyed being active in both BWL and MCBVI. John was President of the MCBVI for 4 years. He was willing to help out when he could. He was a very gentle person and he loved to be with family and friends.
John was not only a BWL and MCBVI member, he
also belonged to other organizations and he was also a Lawyer.
John, follow the path to your shining light and rest in peace. You will be missed.
Where ever the 4 of you are, just know that you made our life better for knowing all of you.
God bless all of our passed BWL members.