Thursday, January 03, 2013

Memorial Service and Burial Information for Filip Coppens

Some blog visitors in S. Cal may wish to attend.  From Filip's wife Kathleen McGowan:

The memorial service for Filip Coppens will take place on Tuesday, January 8th, at 11:30 am. This will occur at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Please note that there are multiple memorial parks in Southern California owned by Forest Lawn, and ensure that you are going to Glendale, at the address provided below.

The service will be a closed casket. However, those who wish to see Filip for one last time may attend a viewing the night before in the Forest Lawn Memorial Center. This will take place between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm and these are open hours for coming to the viewing any time within that frame.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1712 S. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205

Visitation and Viewing: Monday, January 7, 2013 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, free visitation time between that period. Upon entering Forest Lawn's gates, you will see the complex of Tudor style buildings on your right. Go inside to the information desk and they will escort you to the room with the open casket.

Memorial Service and Burial Tuesday, Janaury 8, 2013 11:30 am Church of the Recessional. They can give you a map to the Church when you enter the gates.

This will be a celebration of Filip's life and legacy, followed by his burial in the Court of Freedom, adjacent to the labyrinth.

A labyrinth walk will follow the burial for those who are called to participate. We invite everyone who loved Filip to join us in this celebration of his life. All locations are wheel chair accessible.

Thank you all for sharing your love with us over these difficult weeks.

The labyrinth at Forest Lawn. Filip will be buried immediately across the road from it at the axis of the entrance.


Regan Lee said...

I still can't believe this news Lesley. My prayers are still with his beautiful wife and loved ones...

purrlgurrl said...

This hit as hard as Mac Tonnies death. Prayers and love go out to his wife and family.

Lesley Gunter said...

Another sad, but sweet thing: Filip wanted to be buried there because in the center of the labyrinth is where he asked Kathleen to marry him. He said when she visits him there he will meet her in the center.

Keith Nelms said...

I am an admirer of Filip's work, which covered many years, of his tragically, shortened life.
My sincere condolences, go out to his wife, Kathleen, his family, friends, and his colleagues, in science, who have broadened all of our horizons, over time, for what is, and, could possibly be, out there, for us to dream about, and discover !
Godspeed, Filip !