Today, we celebrated my dad’s life in Newfoundland, where he and my mom grew up. The memorial began with a tribute by my Aunt Jan followed by a service and tea at St. John the Evangelist Church in Topsail. This also happens to be the church where my parents were married 35 years ago and the soloist, Frank Brinston, also made a repeat appearance! The rest of the afternoon was spent at my Uncle Harold and Aunt Cindy’s house enjoying the company of family and friends.
Dad grew up next to Manuels River in Conception Bay South and the whole group headed over for a final tribute. After walking along the river trail we ended up where Dad’s family’s potato patch had been located.
Another step closer to closure for my mom and the rest of our family. Thank you to all those who attended and those who sent well wishes. Our family continues to appreciate all of the support.