The Incredible Love for Each Other
This video is the only existing motion picture footage of my mother and father together. Shot barely a year before my mother died of cancer, it’s the record of an event held in Kenora honoring my father’s decades of service to the town.
And a very special record it is. Not only because it shows the great affection the community held for my father and mother but also because it captures the love and tenderness my parents shared throughout their 43 years of marriage.
There are so many unforgettable moments in this video. My father overwhelmed with emotion at being so honored by his neighbors and friends. My brother Jay’s comedic grace at the microphone. My mother’s undeniable warmth that radiates from the screen.
Look, there’s family friend Helen Dubenski. And my high school chum, Lana Wong who helped organize the event. There’s footage of me in my early thirties. And the house I grew up in. And even a three-second glimpse of our family dog Kara.
A loving family, dear friends, loyal neighbors, cherished memories. This is a night I will never forget.
The Immediate Family
This video is a collection of photos of my immediate family. I actually use it as a visual mural in my living room. The picture gallery below gives some description of the photos you see in the video.