Sad news on Prince Street: our next-door neighbour Kelsie Todd died on Sunday.
Kelsie was our neighbour for 10 years, and he was everything you’d ever want in someone next door: ready with a wave and a hello, (especially for Oliver), endlessly talented in all the ways that we are not (over the years he built us a fence, painted our house, plowed out our driveway and leveled out our back yard), and always keeping an eye out for us (“you better lock your front door this weekend,” “I noticed the light’s been on in your basement for a few days”) without being overly so. Along the way we watched him raise his son Murray from a tow-headed youngster into a man unto himself.
We’ll miss Kelsie, and our hearts go out to Murray and his other kids, his partner Cynde, and his sister Vaunda. The wake is today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Belvedere Funeral Home.