Friday, August 27, 2010

A Sad Farewell

Carol Durie passed away on Friday, August 20th but the memories of this beautiful and vivacious woman will not pass.  As a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and equestrian enthusiast she will always be in our thoughts as a caring, strong willed and determined woman, whom against all odds lived her life to the end as she wished.  My deepest sympathies go out to those she left behind.

40th Anniversary For Tony & Sylvie

Family and close friends gathered at the Brigadoon Restaurant, August 8th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tony and Sylvie Gundy.  They are a remarkable couple who have demonstrated their wedding vows -In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.    Many say them but few live them as Tony and Sylvie are doing.  Congratulations, you are an example for all!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

James Chamers Golf Classic - August 13/2010

Friends of my brother, James Chambers who passed away Nov/09, organized the James Chambers Golf Classic to remember the one we dearly miss.  James with his easy going manner, love of sports and the ability to "laugh" and enjoy everyone, had always been surrounded by friends.  This day was no different!  The laughter started at check-in at Manderley Golf Course and continued to the steak barbecue at the Osgoode Legion.

One hundred and forty four golfers (that's a stretch for some) took part, while many others added to the festivities for the supper.  The community support shown towards Jame's memory was heart rendering.
What a day!  What a community!  What outstanding people who put this together!  Thank you seems too little to say.

One of the participants summed it up perfectly. "What a perfect day, the only one missing was James!"
A slide show of the day, with all of the images will be sent out to participants as soon as I can prepare it.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"I'm A Healey Now"

Those at the wedding of Jennifer and Kevin will always remember the song that Aunt Lynda composed so that Josh, Richie Lee and Lynda could present to the new couple.  Tears of joy rained freely. 

The historical Burritts Rapids church was the setting for this long awaited moment, with family and longtime friends there to support them.  I was especially pleased when the rain stopped to allow for great photo opportunities. 

To view all of the images of Jennifer and Kevin's wedding click on GALLERY.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Romance at Strathmere Inn

Strathmere Inn always brings back childhood memories, as I remember riding to my girlfriend's house (Strathmere Inn) on my pony.  We would both ride in the front riding ring then go inside for lemonade.  Today this beautiful historical home is the cornerstone of Strathmere and the towering maple trees of the front lawn ensure the best quality light for pictures.

Michelle and Jack enjoyed the old world setting provided by the Inn on their wedding day.  Michelle (Mitch) was a glowing bride and Jack's eyes shone with the love for this very special woman.  Reference to their first date could always bring laughter and happiness on this great day.

To view all of the images of their wedding, click on WEDDING.