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Leaving a Legacy Behind
March 27, 2023
What is a Legacy?
A reflection on our life gone by and a life to share.
Leaving a Legacy behind is one of the most precious commodities we can give to our Loved Ones.
Our children, our grandchildren, our family and friends.
What could be more precious than leaving behind your story.
A story being told by you, the person who wrote it.
My father as a young soldier in the Second World War, left behind his Legacy to his family in a totally different manner that can be done now.
His recollection of landing on the Beaches of Normandy after the slaughter, as being part of the Follow Up Team and an important contribution to the Morse Code Squad, he and his men did what they did, the true British Way, set a steady line to move forward, before embarking on their task at hand.
Amidst the total mayhem they encountered on that beach in Normandy, they dug a hole in the sand, boiled water, made a cup of tea, and moved forward.
A cup of tea for my father fueled his ability to cure and put right any ailment that he had encountered. He had encountered many.
He left all those memories on paper which was found in a trunk shortly after his death at age 85. As so many Veterans, he never shared with his five children about what really happened during the Second World War, but the stories he did share with us were certainly entertaining, but never really answered our question..”. Daddy, what did you do in the War?”
The twenty handwritten pages that were found in that special trunk, finally answered our question, and ended in saying, “So that my children, that is what I did in the War.”
What a find.
What a memory.
What a gift.
What a Legacy.
Sharing a Legacy.
Giving a Legacy.
Holding onto your Legacy and passing it on.
That’s what truly matters.
The most important commodity we can ever own.
Whether you want to prepare your Legacy before you pass, or have family and friends prepare it for you, it is one of the most magical things we can share with all our family and friends, passing on the baton from one family member to many others.
We are so fortunate that in this day and age we can do that in so many wonderful ways.
Movies, slideshows, speeches - all that can be recorded, set in history and be passed forward to future generations.
What a beautiful thing. Our children, our grandchildren, our family and friends all get to hold onto this memory of you.
They will all continue to pass the baton and ensure that your Legacy traverses through life.
Cheers for the Years can make that happen.
We no longer just have to write it all down in paper as my father did, but we can share slideshows, music, memories and all the best things we enjoyed in life by creating a Celebration of Life and recording and saving every touching moment.
We record it.
We save it .
We pass it on.
Cheers for the Years can do this for you. We try to take away the emotional part of organizing such an event and step in there to ensure you are able to take in all that is happening around you and enjoy every moment very memory shared. Every video played. Every single special moment of
The Celebration of your Loved One passed.
Cheers for the Years
Putting Families and Friends Together When You Can’t.
But Cheers for the Years can make it happen.
Virtually across the Globe
Or In Person across beautiful British Columbia Canada.
We can make it happen.
First In-Person Celebration of Life Since the Onset of Covid
October 16th, 2021
Allen and Christine at Cheers for the Years, would like to thank
Ruth Ann, Jenny and their wonderful staff at Gallaghers Canyon Clubhouse, in Kelowna, BC, Canada, for their excellent service at our first in person Celebration of Life since the beginning of Covid-19.
We were honoured to be asked to plan such a beautiful event. It was extremely emotional and heartwarming, and the staff were kind and sensitive to everyone’s needs.
Our videographer live streamed the event to friends and family around the world who could not be in attendance due to travel and or COVID-19 restrictions, but they were able to share their memories from afar, sending messages which were read at the Celebration of Life.
We look forward to hosting many more of these events, bringing family and friends together to laugh and cry, sharing heartfelt memories of their Loved One.
Thank you to you all for your wonderful support.
Travel Restrictions ???
WHO ADVICES AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 60 DUE TO OMICRON
This is such sad news. Just as we all thought that the world was opening up a little once again, we seem to be moving towards further restrictions.
I myself, at Cheers for the Years, have just recently booked a flight from Canada to the United Kingdom to visit all my Family and Loved Ones in February, thinking that it would be safe to finally travel, being double vaccinated, booster and flu shot.
The thought of cancelling truly devastates me, but I am also devastated by all the families and friends around the world that are unable to get together and Celebrate a Beautiful Loved One's Life.
Loosing a Loved One is never easy. I know. My mother passed when I was fifteen, and although the pain will always be unforgettable, having my family and friends all together to support each other and lean on each other in so many different ways was immense.
After all those years, I remember it well in my home in Scotland.
But now that is becoming increasingly difficult to do so, and just as we thought we were getting out of this mess, another mess seems to be beginning.
But we at Cheers for the Years are truly hoping we can help.
Allow us to help you to bring Family and Friends together from across States, Provinces,
Countries, and Continents….wherever your Families and Friends reside.
We can put you all on the same page, allowing each and everyone of you to reunite, share stories movies, memories of your Loved One passed and Celebrate their Beautiful Life.
Cheers for the Years has been honoured to organize many beautiful Celebrations of Life for wonderful families across Europe, the USA and Canada. We have managed to get together so many Friends and Families who were unable to get together due to Covid, Financial or Time restrictions on the same page. And how wonderful was that?
Just recently, as these restrictions have eased a little, we have also done a few In Person Celebrations of Life for Friends and Family who live locally in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. What a joy that was to physically being together with friends and family again and Celebrate a Beautiful Life.
But once again, circumstances have become a little daunting.
However, Cheers for the Years wants you to know that we can accommodate all your needs.
Your Families Needs.
Your Friends Needs.
Virtually or Physically, we can make it work for you.
Let’s Celebrate a Beautiful Life.
Virtually or Physically…wherever your comfort zone lies
By using ZOOM and the art of VIRTUAL SHARING, we have opened up A WHOLE NEW WORLD.
We at CHEERS FOR THE YEARS would be honoured to assist you in planning a VIRTUAL celebration of life anywhere across our Globe, or an IN PERSON event if residing in British Columbia Canada.
Please allow us to help you to complete your journey.