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Into God's Hands

 A stormy sea -
the water 
looms endless -
cold and frigid;

We leave behind 
forever
those we have loved
things we have known;

All my possessions
in one small suitcase -
 memories 
are easy to pack;

What fate awaits us?

Together we came
with dread -
yet filled  with hope;

Into God's hands -
we placed our dreams
and our lives;

Deliver us all
from evil
Your kingdom come;

We thank You -
for this second chance
our lives anew.

Tiiu Roiser 
Dec. 2008

 

 

 

65th Reunion
November 15th & 30th, 2013

Memories -  To live in the hearts of those we leave behind - is not to die.
~ Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground

 

The passenger 65th reunion was held this time in two parts.  Many passengers have now taken up residency in a retirement home and found it difficult to join the larger group at the November 30th reunion.

The entire retirement home was invited to view the film "Destiny of a Tiny Ship" on November 15th.  Passengers gathered and shared their recollections with the rest of the resident.  Harry Õunpuu was the one who built the toilets on the ship.  He recalls measuring the opening for the seat with his head.  Guri Raag shared his written account of the voyage which may be read in Estonian here and also translated into English here.

 

Walnut passengers gather at Ehatare retirement home in November 2013, to celebrate 65 years in Canada.



65th Reunion Photographs 

The following images have been donated by Walnut passengers and/or their families.   
All images on this page are used with permission  and are copyrighted by the image providers.  All rights reserved.   
I thank all the individuals who have graciously allowed us to post their images on this website.  
 

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Nelly Lind

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Pastor Jüri Puusaag & Koidula Roiser

 

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Toivo, Karl & Raivo Laaneorg (Lane)
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Tiina & Nelly Hubel, 
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Passengers & Guests
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Pastor Puusaag & Pia Heinsar
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Leida Pajur at the buffet.
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Nick Chorowiec serving wine.
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The Leppik family.
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The Männik family & guests.
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Lynda Männik & family members.
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Watching the movie.
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Pastor Puusaag brings greetings.
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Kevin Chorowiec our tech expert.
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All passengers attending reunion.
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Passengers & their families.
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Thank you to Hillside Cafe & Raivo Männamaa for the wonderful catering.

 

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Agnes Paju
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Lynda Männik shares info about
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Three generations of Family Lin.
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Tiiu Roiser

 

 


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