I attended the funeral service for Ron McInnes along with 300 others.
The master of ceremonies, Chief McHalsie, opened with a drum prayer. Then he asked if anyone would like to speak. Over an hour later and many tears, everyone mentioned his smile. Ronnie had few assets. He paid rent for his place and he didn’t even have running water (Hope’s East Side?). Everyone had nothing but praise for this man.
A lady from Hope who owns a store sold Ron many trinkets. After awhile she said to him that he must have a lot of these in his home. Ron said that he had none as he gave them to his friends, which was everyone. “Wow again”.
What a pleasure it was for me to have known such a person. We all should be so lucky.
Happy New Year
PS Thanks, Victor Smith for the tree lights.