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Thursday, July 31, 2008

RIP Steph

Edmonton has released it's census. Since 2005 the city of Edmonton has grown by 40,000 people, or another way to look at it is, On average 30-40 people move to Edmonton on a daily basis.
Our metro population is now somewhere in the 1.1 million range.

Today that number is one less as a good friend has passed away after a long struggle with a rare virus. We thought he was out of the woods but a relapse occurred Friday of last week. He was started on morphine for pain management and slipped away in his sleep surrounded by loved ones.

Today will be a tough day.


Virginia said...

It's so hard to lose those we love and admire. Peace to you and the family and friends.

Canadian Finance Guy said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that this tough time will pass soon.

Tash said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. That's a very nice tribute to him.

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