This is so difficult to write.
After a while of sobbing I said to Bill that I thought I was probably crying for myself as I knew now that Darrell was at peace. Our candle went out this morning.
Bill and I have oh so many wonderful stories and memories of Bob and Darrell’s years here in Nova Scotia. We were so fortunate to be welcomed in a way, into the Miller clan with Bob and Darrell visiting us in Bedford on a number of occassions, then Marlene and Don joining them too and our visits to Tucson to both Marlene and Don and twice to Bob and Darrell’s. But I know that my Mother had a very special bond with both “boys”. She was amazed at Darrell knowing all the words to “Oh Canada”! Not!!!! And her ability to get away with asking Darrell if he had quit smoking and taken up eating doughnuts instead! Mum and Darrell had an amazing trip to Eastern Europe and they remained dear friends!
Bill and I have made so many new friends here because of Bob and Darrell. And I was brought up here!
There are so many things I will miss about Darrell…….need I say more?
And Bob – you are so very special to us. Please don’t forget how much we love you. We really hope that some day you will want to come back to Salty Dog for a visit. We really do!
I have looked at the Bay a number of times today and just get “verklempt”. I will never look at sunsets quite the same again.