I am too old and too weak for a journey to re-visit your marvelous country, but it remains my best souvenirs.

Being a real estate professional in Canmore, Alberta allows me to work with wonderful clients from all over the world. About 10 years ago I got a call from a person in his 60’s, with a very definite French accent. Francis asked if I could meet with him and help him sell his condo.

My client had been employed in Calgary for a number of years and enjoyed his time in our mountains immensely. Just before retiring Francis bought a new townhouse in Canmore so he could also call Canmore home as well as his residence in France.

For several years, even after our sale in 2004, Francis would visit Canmore. While he walked with a definite limp and a cane some days, he would leave first thing in the morning for a full day of X Country skiing at Lake Louise. This was one of his favorite spots. We would meet on each visit to Canmore and have a coffee.

I lost contact with Francis back in late 2009 when I stopped sending out a newsletter. Just last week, I received a note via email. It said:

Very happy to receive news and photos from Canmore. I am too old and too weak for a journey to re-visit your marvelous country, but it remains my best souvenirs.

Have a nice new year.”

Francis

 Every time I read these few words, I get a tear in my eye. I will miss Francis.

Bob

Skiers at the Canmore Nordic Centretre

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