The end of our 12 day fishing trip found DH & I camped in a lovely spot called Dave's RV in Vanderhoof , BC . While out for a walk , we got caught in a brief rainstorm but the sun soon came out and the most amazing rainbow ( which actually was 3 in the making ) appeared in the sky . At the end of our walk , my cell phone rang and it was our DD telling us to contact Winnipeg as BIL was in a coma in the hospital and wasn't expected to live through the night . Within minutes our phone rang again telling us he had passed on . What a shock as he was doing so well ! After finding out DH couldn't fly out until the next evening we decided to stay put for the night and head home in the early morning . DH is now in Winnipeg and I and one DS will fly out later today for the week .
As for the rainbow .......... I wonder if it was a sign that Gary was saying good-bye to his brother They were totally different people , different personalities but they held such a bond that DH is going to feel like he is missing a part of himself . Gary is no longer in pain though and in a better place . He gave the fight of his life and the cancer finally took him .
Farewell Gary , thank you for all you have been to us , the support you gave us over the past 35 years when others made life hard , thank you for being your brother's rock and protector and know we will still be apart of your family's lives . You will be deeply missed and there will be a hole in our hearts . Rest in Peace .