Thank you all for your kind comments and condolences on my Dad’s passing away.
We had a funeral service for him in Ottawa, attended by my Mum’s relatives and many long-standing friends of both.
The body was then cremated, and tonight we fly to the UK with the ashes. We will have another memorial celebration in Stubbington, Hampshire, UK and my mother will then scatter the ashes on the waves of the Solent – 62 years after they both arrived by ship at these same waters from Canada – the very same ship on which they first met.
My mother is holding up very well, but is obviously going to have some difficult adjustments to living alone for the first time in so long.
Ceu and I will return to British Columbia in a couple of weeks. We will stay there for the winter (and some skiing) and return to Life Part 2 in the spring.
Once again, thank you all for your kind wishes,
Noel & Ceu