The past 24 hours have found me walking a bit off balance, a touch in some other place. We received news yesterday while running some errands, that a friend, mentor, and co-worker, Keith C. Fullerton, died suddenly Sunday night. He and his wife were out for a walk in the cold small town in Saskatchewan they had just moved to, when he fell to the ground and rose to the rest of eternity. Just like that, one moment here and the next, there.
I am shocked by this great shifting in the cosmos. And if I am honest, I am wondering what God thinks he is doing. All the while people around me come and go as though the world hasn't shifted and is a bit worse off.
I have a half written letter here, that I had begun to write to him. I suppose it goes unseen by him, at least for now.
He and his dear wife had just sold their place out on the BC coast and moved to small town, very rural, Saskatchewan. I understand they did it mostly to help out a family member, and it's much more affordable to live in a small town in Saskatchewan than it is in the mainland in British Columbia.
So they packed up their lives, because of love, and last Wednesday ended up in their new home. They weren't even there a week.
I wanted to tell him well done. That he was a living example to me of the great cost love sometimes asks us to pay, on behalf of others. I wanted to tell him thank you for being such an example, and for showing us dads the way to live, and love. Even in hard seasons.
So Viola is left to unpack, and set up home in a new world. While grieving.
The whole world is out of rhythm, everything is off just a bit.
Maybe remember him and his wife, Vi, and their family.
It's going to be a hard cold week out there.
Lord have mercy…
The announcement can be seen here.
Thank you for all your thoughtful comments. You honour his memory and his life with your blessings.
The funeral is January 8th at 12 Pacific time, 2 pm local Saskatchewan time. They are going to try to stream it live from the church. If you want to try to participate, here is the link;