Remembering a Great Man

Last week my sister had emailed me that our childhood doctor has passed away.  Life is interesting just through the people we meet and the friends we make along the way.   About 30 years ago, we became friends with this couple, through mutual friends.  Over the years, we have remained friends and kept in contact through visits, emails and cards.   Through our friendship, we discovered that Anne’s stepfather was Dr. Rees.  Well  you know the saying “It’s a small world” certainly applies here.  A few years back, we were invited to a New Year’s Party at Dr. Rees’ home, which Anne and Brian were hosting.  Well talk about memories coming back – you say things like ….. I remember coming here when I broke my arm ….. I remember sitting here waiting for my appointment (because back in the “old” days – you didn’t get an appointment – you waited your turn in the waiting room) …… and of course, I had to tell Dr. Rees – I know it’s been a long time, but do you remember that you delivered me —- well talk about dumb, as if he is going to remember a birth from 45 years ago.

As we were travelling to the funeral home in Blenheim, a calmness and beautiful thought came over me.  Dr. Rees gave birth to me 50 years ago and now I am going to pay my respects to a great man.  I remember going to him as a child and he seemed like such a giant, but he had the softest voice.  He had such a calming demeanor and took the time to listen to you and take care of you.  Dr. Rees was such a kind and considerate man – he was always giving back to his community (obituary).  He will be greatly missed by the people and businesses of Blenheim and surrounding communities.

 Anne and I share the craft of making cards, etc.  She had made the most beautiful (not sure if that is proper grammar) card for the birth of our grandson, Carter.  Here is my card for Anne and Brian. 

  • Card Size:  5-1/2 x 8-1/4
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
  • Stamps:  Embrace Life – SU, Thinking of You-A Muse
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU Markers
  • Accessories:  Silver Brads, Glossy Accents, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ribbon from Costco

I will leave you with the sentiment that I stamped inside the card – as it is one of my favourites — Death leave a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal  (Irish Tombstone)

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