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Journey of faith for Meadowrest

Published:Friday | April 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM
A few of the Meadowrest Memorial Gardens funeral directors awardees. - Contributed

Tuesday, March 23, was another momentous day in the life of Meadowrest Memorial Gardens, a project of the United Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands. Set aside annually as the day when Meadowrest expresses appreciation for the support of all the funeral homes using the gardens, the opportunity was used to launch the publication of its 15-year history under the title: 'Journey of Faith'; a history of Meadowrest Memorial Gardens.

Guest speaker for the occasion, Dr Blossom O'Meally-Nelson, congratulated the Meadowbrook United Church "on the bold step taken more than 15 years ago to mobilise resources for the construction and operation of the gardens, a much-needed facility that has set the pace for a more modern and sophisticated service."

Dr O'Meally-Nelson welcomed the presence of all the funeral directors and members of staff, noting, "because of the work that you do you meet a wide cross-section of people at the most vulnerable time of their lives. It is a time of great opportunity not only to promote your services, but you need to play your part in getting across the values which are so greatly needed to put this country back on track."

During the recognition ceremony, 13 funeral directors received "business quality" and "most business" awards.