I wanted to make a separate post about Kathleen’s uncle, Garry Turcotte. He passed away last week after his battle with cancer at the age of 78. Like all of Kathleen’s aunts and uncles and cousins, he had always made me feel like I was an instant family member. But what I particularly remember about Gary is how much he loved his wife Dorothy and I guess I felt that connection to him– as many of you might suspect, I kind of like Kathleen. The last time I saw him was when Kathleen was in the hospital. He was coming back from his own treatment visit with his son Brock. I am sure he was feeling pretty beat up, but he still wanted to see Kathleen. Incredibly heart warming understates it. Trying his best to be supportive of us, when he was in really tough. The last thing he said to me was “look after her eh.”
After the funeral, we went down to the beach at Port Elgin and shared this kiss. Goodbye Garry and Dorothy, this kiss is for you wherever you are. I will do my best to live up to the amazing standard you set for love.