The Service

Orchid                 ORDER OF SERVICE

Elizabeth Charlotte Bogod

November 26, 1976 – February 1, 2013

Church of St. John the Divine
1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L5
February 8, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Resurrection Sentences concluding with…
I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:38-39

Hymn The Lord’s My Shepherd (CP 519) Crimond
1. The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want:
he makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

2. My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
even for his own name’s sake.

3. Yea, though I walk through death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear no ill;
for thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

4. My table though hast furnishèd
in presence of my foes;
my head thou does with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

5. Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me,
and in God’s house for evermore
my dwelling place shall be.

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills;
from where is my help to come?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved
and he who watches over you will not fall asleep.
Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep;
The Lord himself watches over you;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
So that the sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
it is he who shall keep you safe.
The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in,
from this time forth for evermore.

Gospel Reading Matthew 5:1-12a by Timothy Finlason – brother-in-law
The Beatitudes
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down,
his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be
‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds
of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your
reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets
who were before you.

The Reverend Dr Larry Scyner

Nicholas Bogod – brother
Karyne Finlason – sister
Paul Gilbert – friend
Waneta Matei – friend
Hazel Meredith – Executive Director, BC Schizophrenia Society

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber played by Judy Bogod

God of grace and glory, we thank you for Elizabeth, who was so near and dear
to us, and who has now been taken from us.
We thank you for the friendship and support she gave and for the care and
compassion she brought to others.
We thank you for the love she offered and received while she was with us on
We pray that nothing good in this woman’s life will be lost, but will be of
benefit to the world; that all that was important to her will be respected by
those who follow; and that everything in which she was great will continue to
mean much to us now that she is dead.
We ask that she be kept in the hearts and minds of her family and friends and
manifested in their thoughts and actions.
We ask you that we who were close to her may now, because of her death, be
even closer to each other, and that we may, in peace and friendship here on
earth, always be deeply conscious of your promise to be faithful to us in death.
We pray for ourselves, who are severely tested by this death, that we do not
try to minimize this loss, or seek refuge from it in words alone, and also that
we do not brood over it so that it overwhelms us and isolates us from others.
May God grant us courage and confidence in the new life of Christ.
We ask this in the name of the risen Lord.

The Commendation
Give rest, O Christ, to your servant Elizabeth with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more,
neither sighing, but life everlasting.
You only are immortal, the creator and maker of all;
and we are mortal, formed of the earth,
and to earth shall we return.
For so did you ordain when you created me, saying,
“You are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
All of us go down to the dust;
yet even at the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Give rest, O Christ, to your servant Elizabeth with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more,
neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Blessing and Dismissal

Hymn – You Raise Me Up Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham
When I am down and oh my soul so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be.


The family invites everyone to a reception in the Denson Lounge
immediately following the service.

Officiant: The Reverend Dr. Larry Scyner
Pianist: Clarisa Morrison; Verger: Chuck Neilson

Obituary published in the Times-C0lonist

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Elizabeth
Charlotte Bogod on February 1st at the age of 36. She was a very
special person with a huge heart for those who needed care. She
was a pioneer in the frontiers of new mental health initiatives.
Elizabeth believed very much in the peer support movement, in
the principle that those best able to help others are those who
have lived or are living with the same pain themselves. She
battled long and bravely against a neuro-learning disorder which
impacted her life dramatically. We were all awed by her strength
of purpose and commitment to helping others. Creative and
visionary, a shining light has been extinguished. Elizabeth is
deeply mourned by her parents, Judy and Philip and by her sister,
Karen (Tim) and her brother, Nicholas (Carolin) and her
wonderful friend, Paul.


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