Remembering: Carla Louise Boe

Went to a Celebration of Life at a campground just south of Duncan in the Cowichan Valley for Carla Louise Boe. I did not know her, but it was also to be a reunion of her pets. We have Annie (registered name: ExcessBaggage Annika), a Swedish Vallhund, who needed to be placed in a good home after Carla’s death. I was unfamiliar with the breed previously.

The only other dog of Carla’s to be brought to this gathering was Mikkael. It was great to see him.

Richard Matheson

I heard Richard Matheson died two days ago, June 23, 2013, at the age of 87. He was quite the author. My first exposure to his work was when I read his short story Born of Man and Woman when I was around 10. It was in a collection, the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. What a story! So short, so many questions left unanswered. That was his first short story.

He went on to write so many stories, and screenplays, with some excellent ones being:

He was such a prolific writer and monumentally influential that his stories will probably be retold for centuries.

Noreen Louise O’Hara

My cousin Noreen died on November 22, 2008 at 3:45 am at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, exactly three years ago today. It was two weeks after her 42nd birthday. At her funeral, a small funeral at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Chilliwack, after her brothers spoke, I said these words. They are based on notes I read from my BlackBerry. Her brothers thought that was appropriate, because when Noreen was in the hospital, I would visit her and afterwards, write and email a report for them. (more…)

Aunt Marie

I received sad news today, on the passing of my Aunt Marie, Mary Segatore. (more…)