Thoughts from Service

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I believe that most people think that we in the funeral industry are immune to the pain and grief of losing a loved one, because we are exposed to death so frequently. I thought this as well before becoming a part of this industry, but this belief could not be more wrong.

My association with Los Angeles County Funeral Directors Association has shown me that our collective mutual priority, is to help the remaining family members and friends through this transition, as best we can.

I lost my best friend to cancer recently, she was 55. I lost my Dad a few weeks after Candace, and it is still difficult to talk about him at length without fighting back tears.

I listen to the families that I take out to sea, and sincerely pray for them, as much as I pray for their loved ones soul, who’s ashes we are scattering at sea. It is the family and friends who remain that must overcome the emotional, financial and personal void that was lovingly filled by their loved one.

Comfort, care, safety and peace are only some of the things that make me different from my competitors. I seek and receive these things from God for you and I, before we leave the shore.

You are welcome to visit me on my vessel “Great Faith”, on Dock-5 in Rainbow Harbor Marina, Long Beach, CA.

Capt. John

By Captain Johnie Lee

I am a seasoned United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine Master. My love of the sea and desire to make my living helping people take part of the sea’s beauty and tranquility, lead to this unique profession that accomplishes both at the same time. Prior to this, my skills were used as a Tow Boat Captain, assisting other boaters that found themselves in difficult situations on the sea. Often I would receive calls of help from people stranded on the ocean in bad weather, ill, or having engine or navigation problems. I would bring them home safely, and learn another lesson in oceanography, currents, weather and assisting others in adverse conditions.

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