Richard is under loving care.
It was a tough but very rewarding visit. Richard is now largely unconscious due to the drug dosage. Apparently he had some lucid moments earlier this morning.
What was quite incredible was to again meet his two boys. They have the same respectful caring approach that many of you have experienced over the phone or via email. Richard cared, his boys care. I mean they were not just looking out for dad, but spent much of the time attending to me who did not hold up as well.
It was an interesting reality -- I knew Richard some years longer than his kids. Shirley, Richard's wife, had just left when I arrived but I met some other members of the family. They all exuded the same caring and reverent attitude. What great relationships.
Last night I was going to drop by after the evening Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival meeting but the meeting went on late. David Hathaway, some of you may remember him working for Hancock House earlier, had called during the meeting to say he was just leaving Richard and the end was close. David Hathaway had worked with Richard for years. The family was so encouraging and thankful so many of you had honored him. My thanks too. I will try and see him tomorrow.