Sunday, January 8, 2012


We said goodbye to my Grandpa this past weekend. He outlived all of his friends and 11 other siblings so to honour him the burial was attended by close relatives followed by "an Irish wake".  Although we didn't live up to past Butler wakes which found my great aunts dancing Irish jigs, we all shared memories over piles of family photos, tons of catered food and bottles of wine.

I've been reflecting all week on the time I had with Grandpa Butler and no matter which memory I draw from they are all fond and bring a smile to my face. He was an understated, stand-up man with an incomparable sense of humor. How lucky were we to have had him with us to the age of 88.

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