A milestone like this in any ones family must be documented. We are so fortunate at our age to have our father alive and well at 90 years old. As mentioned previously, he has always been an inspiration to me with his incredible will to live and looking so great for his age. We had a drop in for him this past Sunday and the sheer amount of friends, family and acquaintances that attended showed how much he is and always was admired and loved through the years. His watchword "Try anything once" has also inspired me to do the same.
The first photo was taken in 1941 in Canadian Army uniform in Winnipeg on their way to Victoria BC where his was stationed. I would be born 3 years later out there, which is the second picture(cute eh!). The third picture is Dad, taken at our Winter Carnival here in Fort William back in the '50's. He had taken first place for the best Van Dyke beard. The fourth one is from 1967 during his 30 year tenure at Kam Motors. He was the body shop manager there(note the Olds Tornado in the background, and the cool "Blues Brothers" fedora). The fifth picture is one of my favourites with him and I working on my '33 Ford Vicky, and the last one is how he looks at 90 years old. His 2 very happy marriages, the first to our mother Noreen until she passed away at a very young age in 1974 and his second to my step mom Gert who still nudges him forward to yet a longer life have both been the rocks in his life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD.....We love you tons and look forward to many more great years together........from all your family!! .......click on photos to enlarge
FOLLOW-UP.....Be sure to click on comments below on this post made by Dan, and read some great additional stuff...Thanks D