Oh Canada: The Compassionate Democracy with Free Health Care and Affordable Higher Education

and Julia Evergreen Keefer's wonderful family!A View of the Parliament Buildings from the Museum of Civilization

Jesse Keefer strolls through Old Montreal. Professor Evergreen does a ballet barre with Habitat 67 in the background. Giggles waits in New York in 2007.

Sister Kathy plays with Dad's great grand child, baby Cora Elyseborn March 21, 2009.

eHere is brother Matthew Wilks with the Vice President of the United States!and brother Ralph with Zoe and Dad Riley and Terri

The Danns on Vancouver Island

The Keefer Danns expand to the Arvidson Danns with babies Cora and Marin! Kathy celebrates a birthday with the shirt I gave her at a lake cottage she rented in the Gatineau Hills for Dad's funeral.

Cora and Marin eat with their parents Cristina and Vince and their grandparents Kathy and John with John's art work on the wall!

On July 28, 2012, our father, Ralph Gardner Keefer, passed away two months shy of 95 from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease in the Ottawa nursing home. We held a beautiful, heartbreaking memorial for him in the Beechwood Cemetery and the St. Batholomew's Church which he attended every week until he went into the nursing home. We sang Five Hundred Miles and Edelweiss as he requested and said prayers of thanksgiving for all that he gave us. In his memory, may we all cherish the beauty of nature, love of sports and exercise, writing and publishing books, global culture, and family traditions.

Merry Christmas 2012! Happy New Year for 2013!