family

in the key of ❤️ encore


 
What a treat to have our beautiful daughter and granddaughter visiting for the first time since January, and what a beautiful bracelet my granddaughter made for me as a present.

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making every minute count


 
Every minute nothing but pure joy and love from the early morning hug to the bedtime kisses and everything in between, including seaweed moustaches at the beach (photos prohibited I’m afraid).
 

 

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a day of celebration


 
Happy First Birthday to our beautiful grandson and a Happy Anniversary to his wonderful loving parents. We love them all to bits.❤️

canadart


 
What better way to spend Canada Day than painting in the studio with our Vancouver granddaughter. How lucky can anyone be to have two beautiful granddaughters who love to paint with their doting grandpa.❤️

love, love, love


 
Always the best part of any visit is painting with the artist in residence and today’s rainbow couldn’t have been a better subject to paint.
 

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five long months


 
Oh the joy! After five long months we were able to travel to see our daughter and granddaughter again and enjoy the longest hugs that we have been dreaming about for so long. Tomorrow our beautiful granddaughter will be 5 and we are so happy that we will be able to celebrate her special day with her.

dad

As I remember my wonderful dad seen here courting my mum in 1935 and on his retirement in 1969, and having received the most loving father’s day wishes today from my amazing children whom I love so much, I wish all the dads and granddads out there the Happiest of Father’s Days.

farewell to a hero


 
On a day when the Pacific Spirit Park sparkled in its beauty at every turn I would like to remember my amazing brother-in-law, a veteran, who left us today surrounded by his wonderful family after 98 years of a life that inspired all of us who knew him. We will miss him but his spirit will never leave us.