Grave marker for Pamela Jean Holm, 1960-2019

October 16, 2021: Interment Ceremony at Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay, NS

Two years after Pam’s death, her brother Mike and Dorcas were able to visit Nova Scotia for the first time since, so we finally held a graveside ceremony in Mahone Bay to honour Pam once more. We interred her ashes next to those of her mother, June Maginley, who died in 2014, and her stepfather, Charles D. Maginley, who had died in the meantime, September 2020, on Pam’s birthday(!). We also released a small portion of the ashes into the ocean. See the last two minutes of the video below for that.

A marker stone was later placed on the site (photo above), but rather than being cast in stone, Pam’s true mark in the world is carried in her songs and the unconditional love of her beautiful spirit.

October 12, 2019: Memorial Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa

Download: Program (PDF)Program Insert (PDF) or read below.


Links go to the texts, when available

Welcome | Bienvenue
Chalice lighting
Blessing of the space
Reading: On the Death of the Beloved – John O’Donohue ~ Dorcas Beaton
In paradisum – Fauré ~ Cantata Singers of Ottawa
Eulogy ~ Heather Holm
Lecture du Petit Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~ Valérie Perrault (English translation)
Memories ~ Music Therapy colleagues
Memories ~ Chloé-Angélique Bourré
Memories ~ Pat Lucey
Invitation to share | Partage personnel
Another Bright Star – Pamela Holm ~ Music Therapy colleagues
Entrusting the flame
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One – Healey Willan ~ Cantata Singers of Ottawa
Mindfulness Bell
Reception and Open Mic