The best mom ever

Here’s to mine! Happy Mother’s Day!


Mom and me, Saskatoon.

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That’s me with Mom, 1959, near Seattle.


Mom and Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary, Whitehorse, 2014.

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Mom with my brother Nels, Tofino, mid 1950s.

Mom Dad Athabasca River north of Ft. McMurray night at trappers cabin Nels 7.5 months werent we stupid

Mom, 7.5 months pregnant with my brother, and Dad, high class accommodations on their solo boat trip on the Athabasca River, 1953.


Mom’s favourite place to be was in a nice warm barn with her cows.

Pauline Cove & Ice Floes 01 C-185 Pauline Cove 01This is mom tramping around Herschel Island in the Beaufort Sea. She said it was very peaceful there and can’t imagine going to someplace like Los Angeles.

Lake Laberge, Doris 01Mom near Lake Laberge, Yukon.

Fairview House and us

Mom and Dad at the house they built in Fairview, Alberta, in the early 80s.

Doris, Nursery

Mom as a young practical nurse in Seattle, early 1950s.

Mom 1949 at Musgrave house seattle

Mom in Seattle, 1949, no doubt thinking of the two fabulous children she would have within the next decade.

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Mom on the right with her pal Frances in Whitehorse on Mother’s Day 2015.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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