… that is how I would describe my Grandfather. I don’t think I’ve ever known a more gentle, loving, and proud person. I can only dream of becoming such a man… I’m at a loss… words just can’t describe him… he will truly be missed.
I’ve learned the hard way that when you have the opportunity, you should make the photographs that are important to you. I’m happy to say that in this case I insisted on making a portrait of my Grandpa and followed through with it. I think he found it a little funny that I wanted to take pictures of him, but he entertained the idea and was simply himself in front of the camera. If you had the pleasure of knowing my Grandpa, I think you would agree that this portrait is a good representation of him. That twinkle in his eye that everyone loved, and him sitting in his favourite chair. He was a man that liked things simple and honest.
My Grandpa was found in his favourite chair with the wood stove still warm, and a peaceful look about him. He’s with Grandma now and I think he’s happy.
… I love you Grandpa.