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Help Mom and Dad get to their final resting place.
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5 Years running
Please help Frances and John Fabian get home to their final resting places. Dad passed away November 26, 2011 and Mom January 16th 2012. Their deaths were only a few weeks apart.

Mom and Dad never made any preparations. Dad, being a post Depression Era child, was very private with his finances. He was abrupt when you asked him about his financial situation and would shut down if we pressed the issue. They both lived the last 25 years of their lives in my sister Jill's home in Norfolk Virginia.
Mom and Dad passed within a few weeks of each other. Ironically they were both diagnosed with terminal cancer on the same day in the same wing of Norfolk General Hospital.
The family experienced tremendous financial strain during the last few months of their lives. The expenses for daily care and eventually funeral costs placed great pressures on the family. Unknown to us, until after he passed, Dad had used his last of his savings to pay for medical expenses for both himself and Mom.
Jill and I have tried to make do with situation, but in these times keeping afloat in our present economy and planning the logistics of a trip to get Mom and Dad to their final resting places has been difficult.
Both Mom and Dad wanted to be cremated. However, both had different wishes of where their final resting place would be. Mom wants to be with her parents outside of Detroit Michigan. Dad wants to be placed to rest upon the water’s surface of Mitchells Bay in Ontario Canada.

To raise funds I am selling lithograph prints of Dad’s painting "Yellow Sky". You can view the print at :
We were hoping to schedule travel for the later part of summer 2013 however it now looks like the spring of 2014. Jill is awaiting the arrival of two babies in the fall. Samantha Spoor (daughter) is due in September and Jessica Seuch (niece) is due in late August.
The funds will cover the last payments of the funeral home expenses and travel for three people. The family has been offered, by friends and family, lodging in both places.
Prints are available for a donation of $25.00 each.
Please send your address either by email or post.
My email address is
If you do not have a paypal account you can send a donation to the following address:
Joel Fabian
17516 Matany Road
Justin TX 76247

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers even if you cannot donate at this time.
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