Obituary for Eric Pelly
Pelly, Eric Ayalik
Suddenly, but peacefully, in his sleep in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in his 20th year. Dearly loved son of Laurie McGinnis Pelly and David Fraser Pelly. He will also be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his birth mother Nora Okalitana and sisters Shauna and Lisa and his extended Inuit family. Eric is also survived by his grandmothers Joan Fraser Pelly and Ruth McGinnis, aunts, uncles and cousins, and the extended Palvialok family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 4pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau Charitable Foundation or other organization serving the needs of youth in your area would be appreciated by the family.
Once again, a child – this time born among the
immortals. Life is eternal and love is immortal,
and death is only the horizon; and the horizon
is nothing save the limit of our sight..
Rossiter Raymond (adapted)
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Tacitus, A.D. 55-120
We have gone into the wilderness. That is where healing is, and sanity.
When you go into the land you go into yourself also, in dreams,
in memories, in talk with the spirits and the dead. Things get clarified
in the wild. That is why wise people go back, go in, when they are
troubled... back to the wilderness where they can be free.
Wayland Drew, 1989 (adapted)