I was sorry to hear at church today that Mignon McPhail had died in Gore. She had died earlier this week and her funeral was yesterday. Members of the church travelled down to Waikaka Valley church to attend. She had been in poor health previously for about five weeks. The funeral was well-attended with people coming from Gore, Dunedin and the local farming community of which, in a previous life, she had been part. She was mentioned in today’s Peace Sunday service as someone who had wanted everything to be right, even down to the hymns at the funeral, and had stood up for peace and justice.

Mignon, mi alasharia la, shantih, shantih, shantih.