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Mr William Brian (Bill) Williams (1937-2017)

03/10/201721:35(Xem: 6558)
Mr William Brian (Bill) Williams (1937-2017)

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"In loving memory of my Dad."

"I dedicate all merits from myself and others, in the past, present and future, to my beloved father William (Bill) Brian Williams, who passed away peacefully at 6.45am this morning October 19 2017, aged 80 years. May he have a fortunate rebirth and be reborn in Sukhavati, Amitabha Buddha's Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss, and may he and all sentient beings swiftly attain unsurpassed supreme enlightenment.

Thank you for being a wonderful and supportive father and teacher, and a loving husband to my mother Kay. With genuine love, appreciation and respect, your loving son Andrew."

Namo Buddhaya, Namo Dharmaya, Namo Sanghaya.

Andrew John Williams

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Approximate Program for Dad's funeral

Dear Most Venerable, Venerables & friends,

Here's an approximate program for my dad's funeral, for your interest. Please fwd to anyone who needs it.

Mum & I are really touched, humbled and honoured that you are attending. Sadhu, Budusaranai, Namo A Di Da Phat.

Approx 12.30 or 1pm- set up the alter etc by Andrew

Background recorded cd, Buddhist chanting

2pm- Welcome

2.05pm- Chanting in Pali by Thai Dhammakaya monks

2.20pm- Chanting in English by Andrew

2.35pm- Song by Andrew

2.40pm- Chanting in Vietnamese by Vietnamese monks

2.55pm- Communal chanting, 'Namo Amitabha'

3pm- Silent meditation

3.10pm- 2 speeches

3.20pm- Thank you

3.25pm- Dad departs. (Welsh choir cd, track 1)

3.30pm: Approx finish, then Vegetarian refreshments, tea & coffee.

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"Expression of Gratitude."

"My precious mother Kay and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to everyone, from near and far, who attended Dad's funeral service on Tuesday, as well as to all the well-wishers, family and friends, who were unable to attend.

We would like to particularly thank, with utmost respect, those who participated with us in the proceedings. Most Venerable Thich Tinh Dao, abbot of Linh Son Temple; Senior Venerable Thich Nguyen Tang, abbot of Quang Duc Monastery and deputy commissioner of the United Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Australia and New Zealand; Senior Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, abbot of Quang Minh Temple (Melbourne) and Phuoc Hue Temple (Sydney); Venerable Thich Hanh Pham, abbot of Tu An Monastery; Ajahn Phra Satit, abbot of Dhammakaya Temple Albury; and Ajahn Phra Thaweechai and Ajahn Phra Maha Weerapon of Dhammakaya Temple Sunbury; and all of my students, and the members of the temples.

Furthermore, a huge thank you to Dad's oldest friends of fifty years or more, Mr David Skym and Mr Michael Holmes, for delivering such eloquent speeches and sharing precious memories.

The funeral service was attended by about 100 people from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. A true testimony to Dad's legacy.

We all love and respect you endlessly Dad. Namo Amitabha Buddha."

With utmost respect
Andrew Williams

Date: 2/11/2017

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