Trula's Healing Mantra Became - Two Thumbs Up!
  • 96 years old
  • Born on June 4, 1918 in Buffalo, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on September 30, 2014 in Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Trula Ryan, 96, born on June 4, 1918 and passed away on September 30, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Remembering My Mother 

by Colleen Ryan at Trula's Graveside Service

I want to thank everyone for being here today, for coming, it means a lot to me and my mom. And, I also don’t want to forget those that couldn’t be here today: my mother’s daughter, Patricia, and my other son, Christopher, who is in California and my sister is in Florida; also, my Mom's sister, my aunt Phyllis, who lives in Florida, as well. I know that they are here with us today in thought and prayer. So, I want to make mention of them, too, when I thank each and everyone of you for coming today.

(Please listen to the audio recording of the complete service and watch video excerpts of the service which are posted in the Gallery section of this website.)

She was my mom.

She may have been your sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend or patient.

Her life meant many different things to every individual she touched.

We will all remember her in our own way.

I will remember her as love. As sick as she was in her final months and days on this earth, it was through the giving of my love to her that I received her love in return.

As Saint Francis prayed:

Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, Saint Francis Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

“For it is through giving that we receive.”

I will remember her as love. 


Posted by Ronald B on October 16, 2014
I know that Person-in-Charge has given you a new assignment now. You’re the new Angel-in-Charge of helping the rest of us discover your Two Thumbs Up - Never Give Up Attitude within ourselves.
Posted by Colleen Ryan on October 15, 2014
Miss you more everyday!

Leave a Tribute