Sunday, February 9, 2014

In Memoriam

You will remember that in many posts I have mentioned Damon who recorded all our practices.  We used those recordings for practice CD's and I even used the recording of What a Wonderful World when speaking to our local Rotary Club recently.

It is sad to report that Damon passed away unexpectedly yesterday.  He was a stalwart founding member of the choir usually singing bass but happy to help out the tenor section when the numbers were few.  The only time he really wasn't happy coming to an activity was if it happened to be in early morning.  He really didn't "do" mornings.

Damon was also our treasurer and spent much time setting up our accounts both at the bank and our on line account on this blog.

Damon's wife, Kay, is one of our altos.  What a difficult time this must be.

You might remember that the first time we sang at Cambrocourt in Embro, we came out to a huge snowfall.  It was Damon and Kay who were parked beside me and they were so kind in helping me to brush the copious amounts of snow off my car.  By the time we got to the back of the car, the front was covered again.  We just looked at it and laughed.  We couldn't believe that all our work had been undone.  Great memories.

Damon was at practice last Sunday and set up the recorder as always and sang with the tenors.

Oh we will miss Damon greatly.  We so enjoyed having Damon and all that he brought to our choir as a member and a friend during the last 4 years.

Damon is in the back row under the screen in the centre.


Stairwell Carollers said...

I am very sorry for your choir family loss. We have lost members in the past and know what you are going through. If you need to talk I am here.

Embro Thistle Singers said...

Thanks so very much for your support!! It means so much. It has been quite a transition to be sure. One day you and I are going to have lunch and a long chat!!