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Old 02-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #5201
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Just woke up to an email from our niece saying her awesome hubby was presented with the "Queen's Jubilee award" for service to Canada.

He runs the totally volunteer (including him) search and rescue team in a remote part of the province which has very rugged terrain and covers a large area. They have preformed very risky searches (some sadly recovery) and he was very heroic during fires in that area a few years ago. Our niece is a paramedic and the two of them worked on evacuation and rescue 24/7 while their own house was at risk.

We are so proud of our nephew and now so is our country!
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #5202
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Just woke up to an email from our niece saying her awesome hubby was presented with the "Queen's Jubilee award" for service to Canada.

He runs the totally volunteer (including him) search and rescue team in a remote part of the province which has very rugged terrain and covers a large area. They have preformed very risky searches (some sadly recovery) and he was very heroic during fires in that area a few years ago. Our niece is a paramedic and the two of them worked on evacuation and rescue 24/7 while their own house was at risk.

We are so proud of our nephew and now so is our country!
I hope they held a ceremony for the presentation so that more folks could hear about him and the program. What a great honor. First responders don't get the recognition that they deserve. Congratulations to all! Now you have the tune of "Oh Canada" running through my head.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #5203
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Just woke up to an email from our niece saying her awesome hubby was presented with the "Queen's Jubilee award" for service to Canada.

He runs the totally volunteer (including him) search and rescue team in a remote part of the province which has very rugged terrain and covers a large area. They have preformed very risky searches (some sadly recovery) and he was very heroic during fires in that area a few years ago. Our niece is a paramedic and the two of them worked on evacuation and rescue 24/7 while their own house was at risk.

We are so proud of our nephew and now so is our country!
That's wonderful, LP! We're all proud of him, too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #5204
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That's wonderful, LP! We're all proud of him, too.
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Well put GG.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:57 PM   #5205
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Oh my! I just had a second smile though this one brought some tears as well. We got a call yesterday from a florist that they had a delivery for us and asked for directions. They said it would probably be this morning and a few minutes ago the doorbell rang.

We were speculating who it is from and were totally surprised to receive a beautiful basket of violets and greenery from ..... our vet's office! The card said "For our beloved Joie".

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #5206
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Oh my! I just had a second smile though this one brought some tears as well. We got a call yesterday from a florist that they had a delivery for us and asked for directions. They said it would probably be this morning and a few minutes ago the doorbell rang.

We were speculating who it is from and were totally surprised to receive a beautiful basket of violets and greenery from ..... our vet's office! The card said "For our beloved Joie".

How sweet of them. Our vet sent a condolence card when we lost a fur-baby. I know you know, but your vet's a keeper
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Oh my! I just had a second smile though this one brought some tears as well. We got a call yesterday from a florist that they had a delivery for us and asked for directions. They said it would probably be this morning and a few minutes ago the doorbell rang.

We were speculating who it is from and were totally surprised to receive a beautiful basket of violets and greenery from ..... our vet's office! The card said "For our beloved Joie".

That brought me a smile and tears as well.
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What a loving and thoughtful vet. It brought a smile to my face also.

Two smiles in one day. How fortunate you are. And one for Joie. I am sure one is looking over him.
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That brought me a smile and tears as well.
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My little daughter clean up her toys from the floor and then told me "Mamma see how big girl and good girl I am."
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