Tim Bosma funeral

2016 June

A world where the beautiful and terrible live side by side

2017-05-26T18:13:05+00:00June 18th, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, June 18, 2016) HAMILTON, CANADA ✦ It was my daughter's first teenage birthday party and the family van was full of giggling girls. The verdict on the Tim Bosma trial wasn't in, not yet, when we pulled into the bowling ally across from Carmen's banquet hall and I said, "Tim Bosma's funeral was in that hall. And his wedding too." Silence fell. One girl said it was terrible what happened to Tim. Then my barely 13-year-old asked, "Why would they have his wedding and funeral at the same place?"

2016 May

Tim Bosma’s funeral. A bittersweet day / Tim Bosma, dream house builder. Don’t let your heart be troubled. (Reposts)

2017-04-10T21:28:26+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Three years ago yesterday the public was invited to a funeral to mourn the death of Tim Bosma. To honor Tim and his memory and to acknowledge the impact his murder has had on the broader community, this is a repeat of a Daily Dad post from that funeral, and another repost, below it, on [...]

2013 May

Tim Bosma’s funeral II – What do we tell the children?

2017-07-20T00:22:13+00:00May 25th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

It was just my daughter Liz and me in the living room, a quiet moment in the evening when I said to her, ‘I went to Tim Bosma’s funeral.’ Of course, one never knows if there is a right way to talk about this sort of thing with children, about death, about murder, about the [...]

2013 May

Tim Bosma’s funeral: a bittersweet day

2017-04-10T21:29:02+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

The children had dental appointments and I was running late and so found myself in the back without a program in hand, a thousand people in front of me, a thousand faces, a thousand hearts, some in black clothing, some not, all coming together for one purpose, to say goodbye to Tim Bosma. We listened [...]