Saturday, February 22, 2020

Will

Will was born 43 years ago today, our first son.  He pursued his dream, but lost his life five years ago when his water bomber went down while fighting a forest fire in northern Alberta, knocked out of the sky by a fire tornado.

This my favourite picture from his early years flying as a bush pilot in the north.  We were blessed by his love for 38 too short years.

17 comments:

  1. Thinking of you both …

    All the best Jan

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  2. What a shot.

    A day like today would bring back a lot of memories.

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  3. I always think if You and Mrs. F.G. and your dear son when I see the water bombers.

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  4. Time is too slow for those who waIt'
    too swift for those who fear
    too long for those who grieve'
    too short for those who rejoice'
    But for those who love time is eternity.

    Will is always in your hearts, and loving memories.
    I thought of Will as I saw TV coverage of the planes and water bombers recently during the bush fires in Australia.

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  5. A day for remembering, though I have no doubt that you think of him every day. May those memories provide a measure of comfort and recollection of a life well lived, doing what he loved (from my reading of your previous blog entries).

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  6. We always remember the birthdays.

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  7. you will always remember his birthday, the "dreadful" day and think of him every day. i don't know if that is good or bad, happiness or sadness! hopefully it brings some joy for the 38 wonderful years you had with him!! i hope his memory makes you smile when you think of him, i have read your stories about will and he sounds like a great kid. hug mrs. fg today!!

    this is a beautiful image!!!

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  8. The world is a better place for having had him in it. Sending you my heartfelt condolences.

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  9. Our son-in-law died at age 35 almost 20 years ago of an un-diagnosed heart problem. Even after all these years I sometimes still choke up when I think of him. Only those who have lost someone far too early can understand.

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  10. A remarkable photo and a difficult day for you both.

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  11. I am so sorry for that day...for your loss.

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  12. Lovely photo. I remember when he died. Such a tragedy!

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  13. I can only imagine the enormity of your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the memories of his life so well lived.

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