Category Archives: family

Drove to Nova Scotia

I spent this past weekend helping move my mom from St. Thomas, Ontario back to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The major task was to drive her car down; she had hired a moving company to move the rest of her belongings. We agreed that the … Continue reading

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St. Thomas

I visited St. Thomas this weekend. It was to be a visit with my mom, my youngest sister and one of my nieces. However my sister was called away to Nova Scotia at the last moment and my niece went … Continue reading

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15 Years

The more I reflect on 15 years of working at Nortel/Ericsson, the more it seems incredible. I moved to Ottawa during the last week of January 1997. I drove up in my dad’s Chevy Tahoe filled with all my stuff. … Continue reading

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Hey Jude

Yesterday my mother-in-law Lemin handed me a small hand-written note saying “Beatles Hey Jude“. I was so surprised, as I didn’t think she even knew about The Beatles. I was also curious why she was asking about that song in … Continue reading

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Mausoleum

Since Papa passed away in November, Mama, Rosa and I have been discussing what we should do with his cremated remains and by extension what will happen when Mama passes away. Mama said that Papa and she had already bought … Continue reading

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Feeling Centered

Tonight, I’m feeling really centered. Everything in my life is so good. I’m finally debt free. I have been contributing as much as I could into my RRSP to catch up, but I didn’t put aside enough to keep my … Continue reading

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Blue Valentine

Rosa and I saw the movie ‘Blue Valentine‘ at the Bytowne Theatre this afternoon. It was an interesting film set tightly around a young married couple. It used flashbacks to show how their relationship built up and how it was slowly … Continue reading

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Is this all that a man is?

Today, Rosa, Mama and I picked up my father-in-laws cremated remains. We had ordered a customized urn, and it took many weeks to get the urn back. The urn had a picture of Papa embossed on a raised circle on … Continue reading

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Papa’s funeral

This morning was Papa’s funeral. Everything has happened so fast – it’s been less than 72 hours since he passed away. We started the day by picking up a few people who wanted to attend. I was happy that more … Continue reading

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Visiting the funeral home

Today, we visited the funeral home to pay our respects to Papa. We did not visit yesterday because we had not brought in his suit and chosen a casket until then. Before we went, life goes on, and we had … Continue reading

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