Dr. Allen Cusack of Cusack Mortuary emailed me this morning:

Hello Mr. Gagne,

I hope all is as well with you as possible. I also hope the memorial service went well and helped provide your much needed closure. I just wanted to make contact with you that Dr. Wolf has agreed to sign your mother’s death certificate, even though we still need to hear from Florida Hospital – DeLand. It normally does not take this long, however we are on the case.

I am so happy you were able to get the autopsy completed; it made perfect sense to have it done and with any hope, you will have the answers you need very soon.

Take care!!

I replied at 10:37 PM PST:

Hello, Allen,

[…] The memorial service was very moving.

Please keep me updated on the status of the death certificate. (Right now the main reason my sister and I need that is to attempt to get retroactive Social Security Disability reimbursement.)

Is there anything I can do to help?

I sent a follow-up message on August 30th at 12:10 PM PDT because I hadn’t yet received a response from Dr. Cusack:

Dear Allen,

Hello, sir. I have not heard from you in a few days and wanted to check on the status of our mother’s cremation and the death certificates.

Did everything go smoothly? When can we expect delivery of her ashes? Do you need anything at all from me to complete this process?

Thank you sincerely,

David Vincent Gagne