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
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!
As promised, here are some more art cards to draw up during cold days and send in the mail. I didn’t make or send any heart-shaped valentines this year, but feel free to interpret these with a loving spirit.
That is not strictly true. For folks that live on the Island or who take the ferry a lot, the ferry is an inconvenient, expensive, and time consuming necessity for getting back and forth to the mainland. When I lived in Victoria, I felt that way; the ferry was something that you rush to, grumble about, and then ignore while you read your way across.
Now that I live on the prairies, I miss the ocean and the ferry feels like a real treat. I’ve taken a handful of ferry trips since moving away from BC, and for the most part I now spend them as a tourist: walking on the decks, looking out at the water, and marveling at the scenery ( and occasionally looking for wildlife).
Of course, being on the island is great too and is really the point of it all.