Burton Leslie Anthony “Les” Trask
Les was born in Montreal, QC June 13, 1943 and died in Mission BC, August 9, 2017.
Left to remember him are his wife of 51 years, Annabelle and their children Bridget (Ed), David (Kinoi), Catherine (Graham) and Elizabeth (Hans Erik), and their Grandchildren Kristina (Austin) and Raynn-Beau (Adam) with great-grandchild Samuel, Les’ mother Linwood and 3 siblings Mike, Pat, and Matt, his nephews and nieces. No service by request; family gathering at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to littlefreelibrary.org
Memories, photos, and stories can be shared at firstname.lastname@example.org
It turns out being on the front page of the University website is considered a bigger deal than the local paper – which I found this week. There were WAY more comments about the web article than anything from the Star-Phoenix or Leader-Post!
My student Xiaoke Zeng and I were in the Saskatoon newspaper to talk about some research results from the Farmers Back Study. I thought the journalist did a nice job of making the science understandable – let me know if it made sense to you!
Swedish springtime can be cold and rainy, but folks are so eager to get out during the long days after a dark winter that picnics with heaters, blankets, and fires are pretty common. On my visit to BC last week, I had some Swedish-style picnics with my family.
We had a picnic (almost) every day and hardly got rained on at all!
This post has nothing to do with the fast and the furious, and no apologies for that.
While visiting my parents in March, I saw a cat in the backyard as I was doing dishes. I tiptoed outside to try to convince the cat to be petting, but she came running right over, and purred REALLY loudly. Mum came out to see her, and said she sounded like a diesel, so that’s what we called here. David decided one name wasn’t enough, so she became Vin Diesel.
She is comfortable coming inside, and has event gotten some treats left over from the last friendly neighbour cats that moved away a year ago. She has been visiting almost daily and usually gets up to some cute hijinks during her visit. She is really big and fluffy, and she seems smarter than usual, so we suspect she is a Maine Coon.
Of course, Diesel can’t be the cutest kitty of all time, since that title is held by long-departed grey kitty (see below). However, she does seem to be the cutest kitty currently.