Monday, 18 September 2017

Vituary - Kimberley Parsons

Kimberley Parsons

 Where do I even start?

I met Kim when I started working at CNA.  Obviously, I was super intimidated by her because she was friggin’ beautiful and had legs for days.  The more I worked with her, the more we realized how similar we are.

If you know Kim, you know she’s the youngest thirty-something-year-old you’ll meet.  She’s always up for adventures, she has the greatest sense of humour, and she always looks for the silver lining which is something most of us lack the willpower to do these days.

Kim is the type of person to put herself out in order to make someone else’s life easier.  She’s so giving and so genuine that the world would be an amazing place if we had the ability to clone her.

 She’s also got a brain on her like nobody else.  Whether it’s school, finances, love, or just general life bullsh*t, she’s always my first call when I have a question or need some advice.

Without question, Kim is one of the absolute best people on this planet and I feel so lucky that she considers me one of her best friends.

And if you haven’t
tasted the Christmas Crack that this Amazonian Goddess can whip up, you’re not living a full life.

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late 14c., "death," from Middle French obit or directly from Latin obitus "death," noun use of past participle of obire "to die," literally "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c.
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life," from PIE root *gwei- "to live."


While recently watching Rex Murphy’s tribute to my late father, I was saddened that my father wasn’t able to hear Murphy’s wonderful words.  I’ve decided to write pieces that are dedicated to telling the people in my life how great I think they are.  I call them “Vituaries.”  

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Vituary - Marion Biles

Marion Biles

When I started working at CNA, I didn’t expect to meet anyone that I’d love as much as I love Marion.

Marion is the loveliest, sweetest, and most genuine person I’ve ever met.  She is so incredibly easy to talk to and she goes out of her way to make everyone around her feel comfortable.



Marion never has a bad word to say about anyone and I bet you’ll never find anyone with a bad word to stay about her either.

Her laugh brightens up a room and her smile could turn the coldest heart to warm mush.

Anyone who knows Marion knows how lucky they are to have her in their life.  She is reliable, compassionate, and wonderful in every possible way.
And she makes a damn beautiful bride.





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late 14c., "death," from Middle French obit or directly from Latin obitus "death," noun use of past participle of obire "to die," literally "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c.
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life," from PIE root *gwei- "to live."



While recently watching Rex Murphy’s tribute to my late father, I was saddened that my father wasn’t able to hear Murphy’s wonderful words.  I’ve decided to write pieces that are dedicated to telling the people in my life how great I think they are.  I call them “Vituaries.”  

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Vituary - Cory Rushton

Cory Rushton

Cory is, hands down, one of the sweetest people I know.  The first time I met him through Christopher, he was super friendly and outgoing, and more importantly, he made me laugh.

Cory’s the type of person who makes sure that his friends and family know how much he cares for them. 

He’s also a diehard How I Met Your Mother fan and a lover of horror movies, which sends his coolness factor off the charts.

Most of all, Cory is a genuinely down-to-earth dude with a huge heart and an awesome sense of humour.  Any time I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Cory, it was a great time.


Cory, buddy, Chris and I miss da face off ya.  Anytime you’re in Calgary, know that you can always crash on our (slightly uncomfortable) futon.


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late 14c., "death," from Middle French obit or directly from Latin obitus "death," noun use of past participle of obire "to die," literally "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c.
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life," from PIE root *gwei- "to live."



While recently watching Rex Murphy’s tribute to my late father, I was saddened that my father wasn’t able to hear Murphy’s wonderful words.  I’ve decided to write pieces that are dedicated to telling the people in my life how great I think they are.  I call them “Vituaries.”  

Monday, 12 June 2017

Vituary - Mike Martin

Mike Martin

The fact that Mike’s sister is my best friend in the world makes him pretty amazing right from jump street.  That said, Mike is a formidable guy even without the association of his rad sis.

Mike is outgoing, easy to talk to, and funny as all get out.  He’s a genuinely kind and caring dude with a sense of humor that makes him even more likable.

Mike has a precious little two-year-old who is very clearly taking after his dad already (which is definitely not a bad thing).  The videos Mike posts of his little one are the stuff baby unicorn dreams are made of.

Mike always looks out for his loved ones and would walk to the ends of the earth for his family.  He’s a rad dude with a big heart and a gnarly set of drumming skills.


If you’re smart, you’ll check out Mike’s stand-up at The Local tonight at 9 pm!




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late 14c., "death," from Middle French obit or directly from Latin obitus "death," noun use of past participle of obire "to die," literally "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c.
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life," from PIE root *gwei- "to live."


While recently watching Rex Murphy’s tribute to my late father, I was saddened that my father wasn’t able to hear Murphy’s wonderful words.  I’ve decided to write pieces that are dedicated to telling the people in my life how great I think they are.  I call them “Vituaries.”