Our oldest son William died on May 22, 2015, doing what he loved.  He was a water bomber pilot, and went down while fighting the Cold Lake fire in northern Alberta.  He is in our hearts constantly.

 I wrote a post about him and several posts featuring his own pictures at the time; 
you can find them here:

And I wrote a few posts when we headed out west for memorial services in October,
both from the service in Hinton, our time as a family in the mountains
which we always now associate with Will,
and our visit to the Conair headquarters in Abbotsford, B.C.:


  1. Recent photo on the Alberta Wildfire twitter feed.
    Likely not Will's plane, but it could be - and it's a great shot.