Remembering Greg Michel
On January 8th the WTA staff attended the funeral for our dear friend and colleague Greg Michel. Greg passed away unexpectedly over the New Year’s weekend. He had been battling some health issues and was attempting to manage them with the care of his doctors. Unfortunately, he lost the battle. This terrible loss of a good, kind and generous man left us saddened and numb. Greg was an important member of our WTA family, a devout Catholic who cherished his family, loved to farm, and adored his brother’s dog, Lucky. He truly enjoyed working with veterinarians and their staff, and he is greatly missed by all of us here at WTA.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the end of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things too I will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My Life’s been full, I savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.
-Janice M. Fair-Salters