Right before Doug's retirement, we had a long walk together in the Edwards Garden. Doug said he enjoyed greatly the walk, Starbucks coffee, chocolate madeleines I baked and our conversations. Afterwards I sent him this picture taken in the Garden. He said it is such splendid autumn color...
Doug, Hal and I would go to the auto-show every year, here in Toronto. It had become a ritual until COVID hit. Doug was a life-long friend and the most honourable man I have ever met in my life. He enjoyed life, he was playful and loved nature, but he was also deeply committed to his family and friends, holding their welfare above any of his own personal needs. He was steadfast and true. I admired him greatly. I miss him dearly. But I know he has left this world better than he found it. I will always be grateful for our friendship. Rest easy now my friend. I look forward to our reunion one day.
Magog Lake, Quebec 1959. Douglas is second from left.