My condolences on the passing of “Mr. Moffatt”. I recall many fond memories of time spent both at 132 and Bruce Beach with my surrogate family. Special memories from the cottage include theatrical productions directed by Sue, trips into the Roller Rink in Kincardine and “launching” either the motor boat or sailboat on a calm day on Lake Huron. Fireworks and the burning schoolhouse. Anne jokingly having to sit down on the edge on my bed in the bunkhouse as my night time prayers were so much longer to listen to than her girls’. When Don and Anne had to take their troublesome “4th daughter” to Emerg for an ear infection. When I was wrapped head to toe in Saran Wrap to prevent my poison ivy from spreading and thus allow me to join the other kids in the Lake. Memories of being surrounded by love and laughter and feeling so included. Cousins and extended family around the big dinner table. Back in Etobicoke, who can forget Mr. Moffatt’s ziploc bag assembly line in the garage? Or Saturday mornings, helping Nancy finish her Saturday morning chores so she could come out to play faster. All such wonderful memories shared with a kind and loving family. Don’s kindness, sense of humour, infectious, gleeful giggle and constant smile touched all throughout a life well lived. My condolences to Nancy, Barb, Sue and family.
"Dint" was my closest friend between ages 15 and 30. We dated together, worked together, played golf and tennis together, even vacationed together in Kincardine. I was at Boarding School at the time, and it was Dint who kept me in close touch with GCI, and kept me "in the loop" in Galt. Our families were very close----I was at 44 Chalmers, when Dint's brother, Bob, came home from the 2nd World War--a very emotional night for all of us. Played my first game of golf at the Dinky-Dunk in Kincardine, set up by Dint's father, Mel. Attended Dint's wedding, and have an old picture of Ann and Dint, taken at a football game at Western. Also have a photo of Dint, riding King, a dairy horse from the Galt Dairy, bringing him out to the farm for a respite! As years went by, our communications became scant, unfortunately, but my memories remain vivid. I did not realize that Dint and Ann were back in Waterloo. Would love to have a phone number, or email address for Ann, if you can get one to me.
In the meantime, all I can say is "What a great guy he was"!