I attended the funeral for a co-worker of mine yesterday morning. Sadly he was only 55 when he passed away after battling colon cancer and related ilness for over a year & a half. I worked with him for 5 yrs.
Many things stood out for me from the service including how many people attended. There was probably over 200 which overflowed the capacity. He was quiet at work except when he felt we needed someone to be vocal and he was usually right about that.
Many people were positively impacted enough including myself that we made time for his service instead of something else. From what I saw at work and from the speeches it is clear he had a good work life balance. I need and will do the same. My family, friends and community deserve it