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June 21, 2020 – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day to honour not only our fathers, but all the men who have been a father-figure in our lives – brothers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, friends or ‘Big Brothers’.

The celebration of Father’s Day dates back to 1908. Over the last century, we have paid tribute to fathers and thanked them for their guidance, wisdom, unconditional love and support that have helped shape our lives.

In North America, we celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. It is a very special time to cherish all that our fathers mean to us and remember what they have brought to our lives.

As the father of five and father-in-law of four, and grandfather to a granddaughter, I know the special relationship I have with each of my children and, now, my grandchild. Each of these relationships is extremely important to me.

Although my Father is no longer with us, he will remain always in my thoughts.

I have learned that to be a father means to live inspired, possess humility and never miss an opportunity to tell your child you are proud of them.

This is normally an opportunity for us to gather with our loved ones to celebrate this occasion.  Unfortunately, COVID-19 has made normal activities impossible.

During these difficult times we must look after the spiritual, emotional and mental well-being of each other.  I encourage you to connect with loved ones online or by phone.

Have a happy and safe Father’s Day.