So, this heat wave has taken its toll on residents of the Lower Mainland. I am sad to report the loss of a dear, sweet neighbour of mine and Alex.
Alex and I met Maggie and her husband shortly after we moved into this complex back in 2013. They welcomed us with open arms and were so thrilled to meet a same sex couple.
She was fierce, strong willed, funny, compassionate and caring. She went out of her way to make Alex and I feel welcomed. When her beloved husband, Rob, passed away a few years back, she was so lost. We tried to spend as much time with her as we could but, life got in the way.
We would see her at least twice a month and I would go over to her house to help with computer issues that she invariably had. In recent months, her health declined. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer a number of years ago and it flared up again last year. She fought it valiantly but, you could see that it was wearing on her.
I hope that she can rest now. She definitely earned it.
Rest In Peace to two amazing women in my life.