farewell to a friend
Norma, along with her husband Gord, were always ready to foster dogs and they were kind enough to let me into their home to photograph some of their charges - whether they were learning to experience love for the first time, they just needed a landing place, or had found their forever home... with them. They gave them a place to heal, decompress and be themselves.
I met them while being a volunteer photographer for the Victoria Humane Society back in 2014. They don't live far from me so I'd always think I was just 'popping over' to get some 'quick photos', but inevitably we'd end up talking gardens and art, but then back to the doggos and I'd be gone for a couple hours.
Norma passed away yesterday and I know her absence will be felt by her husband, family, friends, and all the animals she doted on and gave that unconditional love to. She was kind and gentle and had the best laugh.
Norma was pretty camera shy when I was there, but I did manage to get a couple photos she didn't 'hate'. ;)
Pictured below are just some of Norma + Gord's furry family:
Mollie, Tilly, Taffy, Angel, Simon, Paisley, Calli + Rosie
My condolences to her family + friends. May you rest in peace and love, Norma.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Humane Society.
More photos of those helped by VHS, here.
10/24/2020 08:40:20 pm
Love this Wendy. Words can’t express how I and my family feel. Thank you for for being a friend to both of us. Your photos have always meant the world to us...
10/24/2020 08:53:17 pm
R.I.P.🌹 Thank you for your obvious love and compassion for those that needed it...
10/25/2020 11:08:04 am
What a lovely tribute from you folks. It is nice to know that we still have good people in this world. It looks to be a nice spot for the animals to adjust to their new lives also.
11/28/2020 03:58:39 pm
Thank you for your comments. It was an honour to be able to foster so many. Gave us as much love as we gave them.
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