A Single Meeting, A Lasting Memory

After the death of our mother in May 2012, Kim and I were in Camlachie, Ontario attending her memorial service at Christ Church, the local Anglican church.

During the reception, after the service, we met a number of Mum’s friends, including a fine British DSC_8908gentleman by the name of Tom Flint, who had walked a bit of a distance down the road to say goodbye to his friend Marie.  As Tom was getting on in years he was beginning to feel tired part way through the reception, and I overheard folks wondering who might be available to drive Tom home.  Kim and I immediately volunteered to do so, and looking back, I am so glad that we did.

You see, Tom died this week, and both of us were instantly very sad, and also, we felt blessed that we had experienced part of an afternoon with Tom back on June 8, 2012.

We drove Tom home and were given a tour of his beautiful yard, very well kept, a custom build shed,DSC_8906 DSC_8907and a wee pond complete with a running brook.  All done by Tom.  His house would remind one of any number of eclectic homes scattered across Great Britain, looking similar but each one distinct, having a few add-ons here and there.

During a fairly short time our discussions covered a vast number of topics as well as spanning the globe.  It was a time that Kim and I vividly remember and think fondly about.

Thank you Tom, for being our Mum’s friend, and for the memories you gave us that afternoon.

About Richard Le Sueur

In the past I never considered that I lead an overly interesting life, however I have since learned that "interesting" is very subjective and has a variety of concepts. I have not been much of a dare-devil or thrill-seeker but I have done things and been places that many others have not. It seems that there are those who enjoy my recollecting of these occasions, and that is one of the reasons for this blog. Another reason is to share some of my thoughts because generally, sharing is good. I had a career in Canada's military, have worked for various charities and non profits, had several businesses and now work on a casual basis at a local Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment. I have lived in Canada literally coast to coast to coast and yet seem to have merely touched the surface of what our country has to offer. I have two wonderful children, and through marriage, have gained two more along with seven grandchildren. I love people and yet spend an inordinate time by myself. I am not shy about saying that I like/respect/admire someone, may offer criticisms of those I don't, but I refuse to badmouth or speak in a derogatory form about anyone. Some of what I say may be thoughtful, some witty, some perhaps silly. Whatever it is, it is all from me. I welcome any who wish to follow me, and I welcome any comments, as long as they are not rude or vulgar, in which case they will be deleted.
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