Solace: a father-and-son story

❤ Many of you know that for the past several years I’ve been working on a book about WW1 patients and staff of a military hospital here in Toronto. The research is incredibly time-consuming but fascinating too, and I have had some wonderful encounters with the descendants of my “characters.” I wrote about one of the most moving exchanges for Geist magazine recently, and the article, titled “Solace,” is now viewable online.

Below, a photo of Bud Colquhoun and one of his father Stewart, sent to me from his friends in Northern Ontario.

8 thoughts on “Solace: a father-and-son story

  1. Michele Maycock

    How wonderful to have photos of father and son to accompany your most touching story! I love their smiles, portraying resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

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  2. Marilyn Charbonneau

    The story of Bud and his father was so touching. Bud looks like a very happy man. It was wonderful that you made his last days so fulfilling.

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