The funeral and burial of Alexander Momot
On Friday 30 June the funeral service for the newly-reposed Alexander Sergeevich Momot was served in our church. Born in China in 1936, Alexander was blind from his infancy. After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1956 in Harbin, China, he worked in that profession until coming to Australia in 1961. Continuing his studies in Australia, Alexander qualified as a chiropractor in 1965. He had a successful private practice in Gosford from 1965 until 1995, afterwards practising in Laurieton until his retirement in 2001. He served for a number of years in the 1970s as President of NSW Branch of the United Chiropractors Association and was also a respected teacher in his field. A spiritual son of the ever-memorable Archpriest Rostislav Gan (+1975), Alexander knew many parts of the Divine Services from memory and would in this way assist with the reading in church. A great many family members, friends and colleagues gathered to farewell him, after which he was laid to rest at Point Clare Cemetery. May his memory be eternal!