Friday, December 17, 2010

Louis Drummond Pickard October 25, 1922 - December 17, 2010

Spring 1947. That's me with Mom and Dad

October 2008 four generations. Richard and Georgia on the left and me in between Mom and Dad

I received the sad news this morning that Dad had passed away at 6:15 AM. While not unexpected, it is still sad. After serving overseas during WW2 in desperate conditions including being wounded, he forged a new life for himself and his beloved Emily. He worked at farming and in the forest industry to make a living for them and their family of eight children. I think he was well satisfied with the life he had and enjoyed many years of retirement on his small farm. Of course his grand children and great grand children were a great source of pleasure to him over the years. He was a favourite with the girls in both care facilities he was in over the past three years.