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
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.