Sometimes you meet people only once in your life, but their memory is forever embedded in your heart and mind. Last summer while returning from a nice day in Port Dover, my friend and I stopped at the Windmill and met up by chance with someone she knew fairly well and I just met for the first time. It was a chance meeting I still think of plenty of times, even though the meeting was short, this man left an incredible impression on me, not sure why, because we only spoke for a little while and yet it was a deep and interesting conversation. He shared with me some of his trials and tribulations in life and about his work, he used to work for the City, so I guess that was our common ground. He was a very interesting man, and was just down on his luck that ended him in a longterm care facility. He was kind and soft spoken, full of ideas, life and stories to tell.
Well just a few minutes ago I received a call from my friend, who works at this facility, that he was found dead in the snowbanks by the Windmill, apparently he had suffered a major heart attack. He went every day to the Windmill to get himself a coffee, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day. At least he died going something that gave him some joy in this world. You will always be in my heart. Rest in peace Tony and God bless you.