My brother Eliford, "Life" passed
away suddenly this spring. He was
sick a total of 11 weeks. He is my
second brother to develop cancer
and die within 5 years. Both at age
55. He died 2 weeks after my Mom,
who developed severe dementia
last year. These have been tough
times. Dad too, passed away within
the past 6 years. I miss them all.
This portrait was done to honour the memory of my brother, Life. The following was written in the program for the local dinner theatre production. " Eliford Mott. 1953 - 2008 This year's production was dedicated to Eliford. He was involved in the dinner theatre from its inception, including the architectural design of the rink waiting room. In the past productions, Eliford has been our director (20 plays), actor (23 plays), funny man, straight man, understudy for female roles, set builder, sound technician, make-up consultant, costume designer, driving force in the community and most of all our friend, husband, father, brother and brother-in-law. He is missed."
A bursary has been started in his name. He was also on the board of and the president of the neighboring Credit Union. He has been nominated for a presitigious award posthumously.
I could go on. But he would call himself a simple farmer.
The cedar strip canoe in the portrait was one he built by re- cycling old cedar siding. They were works of art. Two kayakers run the white-water. They represent my brother, Eliford, who joins my brother, Charlie. Not Available for Sale