The author, an Anglican parish priest, describes how he came to know a woman, first as a neighbour and then as a patient in hospital, dying with cancer. Shortly before her death, she asked if he could perform her wedding in hospital. With the bishop's permission, he did. "I did a lot of that wedding from memory because the little tear in the corner of my eye blurred my vision, for there is a wonderful and awful power in the wedding vow that ends with the words `until we are parted by death.' We prayed that Christ would bless their life together, bless them in all things 'in their sleeping and in their waking, in the living and in their dying'. ... Early the next Monday, her siste called me again. My neighbour had passed away in the night, her new husband holding her hand".
"The following article, based on an actual event, was written by a priest in the diocese of Moosonee. He asked that both the writer and the person written about remain anonymous. The article, which first appeared in the diocesan publication `The Northland' is reprinted with the author's permission".