Ability and Community

Maggie: The Light of My Life

  • Maggie. Ian Young

“The sun is gone, but I have a light.” Kurt Cobain (American Musician 1967-1994)

In the darkest of times, we can still see light!

Recently I lost my best friend and faithful companion – my dog Maggie.

Maggie came to me as a rescue but I wonder who rescued who? She provided me with unconditional love for over 10 years. She was truly the light of my life!

I never felt lonely or isolated with Maggie. She was my routine, my reason for coming home happy, and so many reasons to love.

On September 17, Maggie passed peacefully in our home. Knowing she passed in a home full of love and security makes me feel better.

Yes, I grieve. Grieving is an unusual emotion, I’ve gone through everything from sadness, to depression, to joy in the recollection of the beautiful memories I shared with my little lady.

The light did not go out. It just beams in a different place in my heart.

Thank you Maggie for the beautiful years we shared! I will always remember our bond.

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  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Alumni Award  – Italian Centre owner and McCauley resident Teresa Spinelli received an Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta on September 25. She is pictured receiving the award from University of Alberta President and Vice Chancellor David H. Turpin. Akemi Matsubuchi Photography

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Viphalay Celebrates 10 Years in McCauley – Lily Mounma of Viphalay cuts a cake during the restaurant’s celebration of its tenth anniversary of its McCauley location at the end of September. The restaurant is located at 10724 95 Street. Janis Irwin

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

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