My dear Pépère. Today, we remember you and live in your honour. It’s already been 1 quick year since we said our farewells. Your presence on this earth was shattering. You inspire us to be role models in our society, to care for our families and have shown me the respect of time on this earth. I take the tools from your tool box and apply them to my life on a daily basis. You were a blue collar businessman that always put his family first.
I choose to represent you today with this vintage picture of you and mémère because you both have a youthful innocence of love, happiness and elegance that I can only hope to mirror someday.
It was only shortly after your passing that I learned about the sacrifices and hardships that you and mémère went through growing up to raise a family and I can only wish to be half the man you ever were. You inspire the hell out of me!
You have taught us countless stories, whistled many songs and the legend you leave behind only makes the rest look like losers.
We sit here waiting to hear you whistle your cheerful songs and fill us with laughter over your laughing cheer.
You leave behind a legacy and family that I can only hope to fill your shoes (Even if they were like size 13-14)
We respect you so much, miss you and love you to the moon man! Xo
Ps: Mémère gave me the greatest gift possible - Your TIME! (Btw- Everyone thinks its a Rolex!)