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2014/04 Moments, April 2014

Toronto, Ontario; Denver, CO; Berkeley, CA.

2014 TIC Retirees meeting
2014 TIC Retirees meeting. 31st Annual Meeting of the Toronto IBM Club Retirees. The group is an activity of the Toronto IBM Club, not a separate organization. Making a shift from snail mail distribution to email and Facebook group as complements to phone, recognizing that some members are over 90 years old. (Scarborough) 20140401 0930
St. Andrews Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario
St. Andrews Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario. Gravestones around the Muir family, who emigated to Canada in 1833. Congregation established by Scots driven out of England in 1818, original church built in 1819 as Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Scarborough is now part of Metropolitan Toronto, but in the years after the American Revolution, would have been in the wilds of Upper Canada (Scarborough, Ontario) 20140401 1340
At Jazz Bistro, Dave Restivo with Marc Jordan
At Jazz Bistro, Dave Restivo with Marc Jordan. (Toronto) 20140411 2132
At Jazz Bistro, Marc Jordan, Kevan McKenzie, Russ Boswell, Mark Lalama
At Jazz Bistro, Marc Jordan, Kevan McKenzie, Russ Boswell, Mark Lalama (Toronto) 20110411 2132
Mountain Pleasant Cemetery annual family ritual
Mountain Pleasant Cemetery annual family ritual. Mountain Pleasant Cemetery annual family ritual Candles and incense early this year at gravesite, with sister visiting Toronto, to convene father, aunt and families. Planted flowers, but water not yet turned on by cemetery, as temperatures dipping below zero at night. (Toronto) 20140420
Push back at DEN
Push back at Denver Airport, view from the lounge (Denver, Colorado) 20140424
Reading 1967 “Pattern Manual” by Christopher Alexander et al.
Reading 1967 “Pattern Manual” by Christopher Alexander et al. The 21 page manual is preceded by a 6 page description of the incorporation of the Center for Environmental Structure, of which the first 2 pages and title page are missing in this copy (Berkeley, California) 20140426

Violet Ing (- April 30, 2014)
Violet Ing (- April 30, 2014) Spouse of Kent Ing, mother of Jeanne, David and Ben, grandmother to Lisa, Nicole, Kevin, Adam, Eric, Noah, Ryan, Madeleine and Owen. (photo taken in Toronto in November 2004) Visitation to honour Violet Ing, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4-8 p.m. See https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cn6kins6gojfbuuvou43feh2jhs?authkey=CL7VnvTwity_ZQ . Funeral for Violet Ing, Monday, May 5, 10 a.m. with pre-funeral visitation at 9 a.m. Please join the family for lunch at a Chinese restaurant TBD. See https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/crvvlelp391piv3ijk2gu325k18?authkey=CPPaganZl_XW1wE. Pine Hills Cemetery is at 625 Birchmount Rd, Toronto, ON M1K 1R1. For directions, routing is available from Google Maps. The cemetery provides a memorial page that will be available online until June 14.
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