on 1 march 2012 my grandpa passed away. I was able to fly back to toronto for a really short visit and to attend the funeral. my grandpa was a big part of my life growing up, he and my grandma really helped my mom, sister and me out while we were growing up. he lived nearby so I'd see him all the time. it's hard to believe he's gone. even when I was back in toronto for the funeral it seemed surreal, like I was visiting and that I'd just missed him, not that he was gone forever. he was a loving, caring man who always put his friends and family first. he will be missed greatly by my grandma, my mum and uncle and all of his grandchildren.
there's website up with photos and stories here.