Saturday, February 23, 2008


When we were young, my family drove to the eastern side of the Island (aka Down East) every 2nd Sunday like clockwork.

There are many people down there who were massively influential in my youth.

We lost one yesterday.

My Uncle Donnie, father of Donald and Jeff, passed away after a long battle with diabetes.

He was a kind-hearted man with a hearty laugh and a sincere concern for others.

I have many stories and memories but this time they remain mine.


Hegemom said...

I'm so sorry.

K. said...

I am so sorry about your uncle. It's amazing how profoundly our "not-immediate" family can affect our lives.

My deepest sympathy to your, and the rest of his family.

CaptainCanuck said...

Thanks Hegemom and K... Also thanks to everyone who expressed condolences via email or in person.

Just as an FYI for those in StL, this was not unexpected. The quality of life had been rough for a long time... Hard on my cousins though, of course. And an introspective time for me here in StL.