Ed Rawl — A Celebration of Life   7 comments

Aspen Loop To Wilderness RocksEd Rawl On Wilderness Rocks Trail (June 29, 2012) — Image by kenne

On the morning of May 9, 2020 (6:00 am), we gathered with Ed’s brother, Rick, in the overflow parking lot for entrance into Sabino Canyon to celebrate Ed’s life. Ed died from a stroke on April 18, 2020. The is the third of three postings on Ed’s death:

https://kenneturner.com/2020/04/26/for-his-love-of-nature-ed-rawl-r-i-p/
https://kenneturner.com/2020/05/05/naturalist-ed-rawl-kind-words-for-a-very-special-man/

He had requested that his ashes be spread at a location where one could see both the sunrise and sunset. Because of the pandemic, the main entrance and services in Sabino Canyon were closed, which is why the event was scheduled to begin in the Sabino Canyon overflow parking lot.

After a few words from Rick, a group of about 20 hiked a short distance to a perfect location on the Esperero Trail. Several in the group shared their experiences with and love for Ed.

This video is meant to capture the essence of the celebration without making the video too long. Like his friends, Ed loved nature. It is therefore fitting that the point his ashes were being spread, a rabbit came into the picture, sitting there watching the ceremony.

— kenne

Video by kenne (May 10, 2020)

7 responses to “Ed Rawl — A Celebration of Life

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  1. Kenne, this is such a lovely tribute to a special man. Thanks for filming and sharing it.

    On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 3:38 PM Becoming is Superior to Being wrote:

    > kenneturner posted: “Ed Rawl On Wilderness Rocks Trail (June 29, 2012) — > Image by kenne On the morning of May 9, 2020 (6:00 am), we gathered with > Ed’s brother, Rick, in the overflow parking lot for entrance into Sabino > Canyon to celebrate Ed’s life. Ed died from a stroke on ” >

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    Pamela Roberts
  2. Thank you Kenne for that wonderful and moving video celebrating Ed. He will always be with us.

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  3. Where there’s a will, there’s a way: a gentle, perfect tribute.

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  4. Beautiful…gentle Ed was there.

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  5. Thank you very much, Kenne. You did a marvelous job of putting together such a beautiful celebration of life for Ed. It is very much appreciated.

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  6. A lot of us loved that guy!

    Like

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this so that those of us who knew and loved Ed and could not be there could experience it, too.
    (I hope your spam filter won’t delete my post again.)

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