We packed up and were ready to head east out of Thunder Bay on Wednesday morning for Wawa, Ontario when Chris’s daughter, Sarah, called us from Alberta with the tragic news that her father, Brian had passed away at his home on Lake Echo near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sarah and Chris were beside themselves with grief and quickly made plans over the telephone to get themselves both back to Nova Scotia as soon as possible. Sarah and Matt flew to Nova Scotia on Wednesday while Chris and I drove the motorhome to Wawa, Ontario where we spent the night. We were on the road for Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury by 6 am this morning. I dropped Chris at the airport in Sault Ste Marie where Air Canada managed to get her out on an earlier flight to Toronto than planned. Teddy and I continued on to Sudbury and are now spending the night at Carol’s RV on Hwy 69S
I first met Brian at Matt and Sarah’s wedding last summer in Punta Cana and we hit it off immediately. He was a wonderful father to Sarah and husband to Chris for 24 years and left us all far too soon. I took the above wedding photo of a very proud papa and his mouse. Take care Brian. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten.