T. Sivagnanam on pilgrimage from Edmonton, Canada. He is one of the founders of the Maha Ganapathy Temple Temple there. He worked very closely with Gurudeva who helped guide him and others in Edmonton as far back as 1978 before the temple was built. Today the temple is a spiritual powerhouse in the north. Here is the temple web site http://www.mahaganapathytemple.com
And you can go here for a very good account of the early years of the temple from its inception to completion. it explains Gurudeva’s participation when, in 1978, Gurudeva sent a Ganesha murthi to the devotees: http://www.rajahs.net/mgtemple.html
For our "Great Departure" we prefer to be at home in a religious, uplifting environment, in a clear minded high state of consciousness, having resolved all differences and fulfilled all obligations. There is nothing to fear: "Death is a blissful, light filled transition." We then get settled in the inner worlds with like-minded people of similar religious beliefs.