Monday, March 31, 2008
Requiescat in pace
My father was born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, on Mother's Day, May 11th, 1916, my grandmother's first and always favourite child. He died in Pembroke, Ontario, this morning, March 31st, 2008.
This snapshot was taken by a sidewalk photographer in Vancouver, B.C., sometime before he married my mother (October 9th, 1942). As long as she lived, she had a figurine on her dresser, made of this picture, carefully cut out and glued to a jig-sawed wooden backing. They were married for over 63 years.
This picture dates to early 1945, after he was discharged from the RCAF, still wearing the regulation haircut! He is just beginning, here, to get acquainted with his first child, who was born while he was far away...and grew up to be me.
You can read more about him right here .