June 13, 2018
As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, Canadian families gather to shower their Dads with gifts, hugs and the best gift of all – quality time spent together. As celebratory as this annual holiday is for most, we should also be thinking about our friends and neighbours who may experience this Sunday in June in a less-celebratory manner.
For those remembering our Fathers and Grandfathers who are no longer with us, Father’s Day can be melancholy to say the least, involving a visit to the local cemetery. As I’ve shared on the Our Story page on this website, my personal relationship with Father’s Day is understandably bittersweet and will involve a visit to Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Regina, Saskatchewan to visit Dad’s grave.
Much like the Zac Brown Band Song, I decided to write this blog post to pay tribute to and remember My Old Man. Simply put, my Dad, David Reeson, was an absolute beauty. He was smart, kind, had a real strong sense of business and how to treat people. We were very close and I miss him every day of my life. Although I continue in the monument profession because I love what I do, I take a sense of solace in knowing that Dad is always with me on my journey as an entrepreneur.
My personal story of what father’s Day means to me is just one example of how it can mean something unique to everyone. So, as you gather this weekend, be sure to love your Dads and don’t forget to send a quick text to those of us who, as Zac Brown described it, are…
“trying to fill the boots… of my old man”
Happy Father’s Day!
By: Adam Reeson