For all the fruitfulness of your life so far
Congratulations on your 90th birthday! I hope that you are well that that it will be a lovely time of celebration and giving thanks for and with you for all the fruitfulness of your life so far. I have many special memories of you, Jean. One that stands out especially is the Youth Forum here in Toronto for nearly 2,000 high school students in 2008 organized by my teacher colleague Greg Rogers. I was very touched by your way with the students and the deep attention they paid to what you were saying. A handful of them also had the opportunity to make the preparatory video, “Choosing our Future,” with you. It continues to be used in schools here.
In the second photo, you and I are checking the schedule for the afternoon session of the forum. It is courtesy of Bill Wittman, who was the photographer for the forum and who also sends you his warm greetings. (He was a friend of Father Tom McKillop.) With my love and prayers, and the promise that I will send you a copy of my book as soon as Darton, Longman and Todd publish it, in February 2019.