My friend and coworker, Lynne Lavigne passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.
She was so loved by her family, her church family and her library family. She touched so many lives. I only knew her briefly; but, I can tell you that she was everyone’s favorite. She had a very active and clever sense of humor. She was a great storyteller. And people were drawn to her. I loved sharing chocolate with her because she seemed to take great pleasure in it.
I did not get to know her for very long; but, I feel blessed to have known her at all.
There is a Buddhist funeral prayer that refers to death as The Great Leap. I like the idea of that. I like to think that Lynne has made a Great Leap and anyone who ever met her knows that she has been received into a loving and joyful place.
She will be greatly missed by many people. If you are inclined to send out a prayer for her family, it would be greatly appreciated.