Lance, Mom and I were in Prospect Centre (Mall) when this picture was taken. The cute lady here was collecting money for "Age Concern". I had given some money when Lance took out his camera and the lady was more than happy to have her picture taken. Isn't she so cute?
Dad was all about giving. He didn't die a rich man. (in monetary terms that is) He was known for his generous and giving soul. He would often be seen going into a sandwich shop with a guy who was begging for money. Dad would always give everything he had.
For those of you who were not at the funeral or haven't had a chance to read the talk our good friend Alan gave, (Click here to read it. ) he mentioned how he had gone to visit my Dad after the funeral of our good friend, John Fountain. Dad realised Alan had traveled a long way to be at the funeral and asked Alan if he could give him some money to help out with his petrol/gas. I was not shocked in the least to hear this. Dad did not do this to demean anyone in the least. He simply did it because money was not important to him. He wanted to share all he had.
It has been mentioned many times before and it will be mentioned many times again how Dad lived his life serving his fellowmen and his God. What a wonderful example he was of ALWAYS putting the needs of others before his own. In the case of the story with Alan, here Dad was dying and STILL caring for his friends and did so right until the day he died.
"We love and miss you Dad"