It’s been one year

Dear Dad,

It’s already been one year–I hurt today as much as I did on this day last year.

I wanted to do something today to mark the milestone. Bréa suggested we go to Larose Forest because you loved the outdoors and because you’d love to see her and Liam climbing and playing like monkeys. Continue reading

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“The pole line” (by Lorie Engberg)

So, I don’t really remember the introduction, but I met your grandpa.

As it happened, he lived in Powassan, at the end of “the pole line” to the south, and I lived in Callander, at the north end. It was a straight run with a few beaver ponds to cross–no problem! Continue reading

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Always a teacher (by Carol Henschel)

Always a teacher.  This message was conveyed by several people who spoke of Pat at his memorial service, and as I sat listening, I came to realize just how true this statement is. Continue reading

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A gentle word (by Sally Kidson)

(This is a story that I borrowed from the condolences left on the Paul Funeral Home website because it really stuck with me.)

Your grandfather had an amazing gift of communicating with animals, a gift that is worthy of a Hollywood movie. Continue reading

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The memorial service (with photos and videos)

We celebrated Grandpa’s life on Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31, 2014.

He was 67.

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate! Continue reading

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