In Memory of Wayne

I try to never put personal views or events on my social media.  My rule has always been to post only items to do with my office and what is happening in Calgary.  However, there are times when rules need to be altered slightly.

On Thursday I spoke at evening prayers in memory of an amazing friend and neighbour of 18 years.  Wayne passed away last week.  His struggles with cancers only exemplified his thoughtfulness and dedication to his family, his friends, his community and his faith.

Today I participate in the Calgary Stampede parade with a heavy heart.  The memory of my neighbour is a reflection of just how great Calgary and her residents really are.  Later this afternoon I will be a pallbearer at Wayne’s funeral.  It will be a very humbling experience for me and brings to light just how precious life is.

I was fortunate to be Wayne’s neighbour and friend for the last 18 years.  I consider myself very lucky to have known Wayne and to have been a part of his life.  It reminds me to be ever grateful of the loved ones in my life and reflect on just how fortunate so many of us are.