Hi friends, hope all is well with you and yours and that you`re having a great summer. I haven’t written much lately as there have been many changes in my life. Sadly, Corinne my darling, beautiful wife of almost 61 years passed away peacefully on March 25th, with all of us at her side after a two year illness. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and everyone who knew her loved her.
We will celebrate her life at every special occasion and everyday by keeping the family close and being good to one another. Although I, the kids and entire family miss her terribly she is now at peace and as one of my sweet great grand daughters Shaye said: “Great Nonna is dancing with the angels” and I know she is.
As well as Corinne I’ve recently lost some close friends including my dear friend Ferny Flaman. Ferny and I, Corinne and his wife Jeanne were friends for 47 years. Ferny was a true gentleman. He was known around the world for being a great hockey player and played for both the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a legendary coach at Northeastern University and a renowned scout for the New Jersey Devils. I also had the honour of knowing him as my friend and buddy and will really miss him.
I`m lucky to be surrounded by my wonderful family and great friends who continue to support me at every turn. My son-in-law Dave turned 60 and they threw a big themed Woodstock party for him. I remember when Patti brought him home and yes he did look like a hippie!! Lots of fun and so was the combined backyard birthday party for my great –grandchildren Owen, Shaye and Kiera. Family, friends, great food, music and laughter, it feels good to be out in the sun again.
I look forward to hearing from you and to hopefully seeing some of you soon. Be well…Louis