Wednesday, October 18, 2017
I had never heard of Chanie Wenjack. Chances are neither had you. I was immediately moved by Gord's warmth, passion and humour. We started working together immediately.
He would visit every couple weeks and I would show him my drawings. We would laugh and talk and somewhere in there, there was even a 400km snowmobile ride in arctic temperatures, a hockey game in a hotel room in Timmins, and because of him I finally got to fulfill my teenaged dream of joining a rock band, even though I can't play any instruments.
He had a way about him that made it feel like we'd known each other for years. I miss him now and I will always miss him.
We became friends. More than friends...we created something together. And art never dies.
I love you, Gord. You changed my life and made me a better man and a better artist. I will see you again...