The loss of a stranger

Editor:

Re: Beyond the surface, Oct. 3 editorial.

Editor:

Re: Beyond the surface, Oct. 3 editorial.

The attention paid in honour of Ryan Ashe is most commendable.

Your words clearly reflected respect, sensitivity and understanding.

One can certainly feel a loss – as I did even though I never met him, probably because I lost my beloved wife of 33 years to ALS. And anyone else losing a loved one in Ryan’s situation, a mother’s son, will empathize.

In closing, a quotation from Einstein, delivered as part of a graveside eulogy for a Princeton colleague in the early 1950:

“Brief is this existence, like a fleeting visit in a strange house. The path to be pursued is poorly lit by a flickering consciousness.”

Lloyd Baluk, White Rock

 

 

Just Posted

Man charged in South Surrey torched-SUV killing granted bail

Harjot Singh Deo, arrested in May, was released from custody last week

‘Coffee with Cops’ visits Cloverdale

Surrey RCMP Wendy Mehat says there is always a good response from the public for the informal chat sessions

Federal candidates’ Facebook ad spending disclosed

Facebook’s new Ad Library shows how much candidates are spending on advertisements

Surrey’s top cop Dwayne McDonald is moving on

McDonald’s new role is RCMP’s criminal operations officer in charge of federal, investigative services and organized crime for B.C.

UPDATED: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after ‘accidentally’ crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Man who orchestrated Mission murders gets day parole after serving less than three years

Victims’ parents express grief, outrage over parole board decision

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

West Kelowna business facing charges after six bears killed over littering

A West Kelowna business has been charged for leaving garbage around Lake Okanagan Resort

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

Most Read

l -->