Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Hello sweet friends! I want to thank you all for your kind emails to me over the last month or so. Some of you asking, Where are you, are you ok??? I have been spending my time in Canada with my Father as he became very ill from prostrate cancer.. My sweet Dad passed peacefully with his 5 children by his side on Friday, September 18th. My Dad was the most amazing man I've ever known. A true gentlemen who lived for his family and served the Lord everyday of his life.
He is playing music for the angels now, and I know my mom has a front row seat. She waited along time for Dad to come home to her, and she is smiling at him. I love you so very much Dad; You are my hero...
My Dad was an incredible musician and played beautiful music all of us life. In 2004, He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Ottawa Canada, honoring him for his musical contributions.
If you would like a copy of my Dad's cd of easy listening favorite piano tunes, please email me at vintagerosecollection@comcast.net. A lovely Dinner music Cd. All the proceeds will benefit the cancer society. $6.99 plus S&H.
This is the last photo taken with my Dad in August.

Rest in Peace Dad, I love you so very much...

Friday, September 11, 2009



I noticed this saying on a vacation cottage while walking along the shoreline of humarock Ma. "Summer Rest". I thought, how simply put. It's surroundings were so humble, so peaceful. " I couldn't imagine a more welcoming notion at that moment. For me, the sign symbolized the passing of a season; but also, a comforting reminder, it's only temporary.
Though, as predictable as the seasons are, and its returning life, its sad letting go... I guess you could say that about many things in life. I know this to be true and this gives me hope and peace of mind...
Love always,
Jo-Anne