The Great Creator, having been pleased to remove our brothers from the cares and troubles of this transitory existence to a state of endless duration, thus severing another link from the fraternal chain that binds us together.  May we who survive him be more strongly cemented in the ties of union and friendship.  During the short space alloted us here, we may wisely and usefully employ our time and in the reciprocal intercourse of kind and friendly acts mutually promote the welfare and happiness of each other.