Category Archives: Family

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 11, 2014 by

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Pat London, who passed away in 2009.

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Pat London (nee Kerr).  1946 – 2009

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What if your daughter posed nude?

Posted on July 21, 2013 by

Steve Coruzzi poses an interesting question on the Good Men Project site in his article ‘I Would Not Be Proud if My Daughter Posed for Playboy‘. In the article, he describes listening to a radio show in Philly that featured a girl who will be Playboy’s Playmate of the month and hearing the woman say that her father was proud of her. As the article progresses, Steve tangles with the thought process he went through to determine he would not be a proud father if his daughter posed nude.

The article struck a nerve with me, and I added the following comment to his article:

As a younger man, I found Playboy and its ilk interesting, and regardless of what anyone says, it wasn’t for the articles. I never understood the expression “that girl is somebody’s daughter” then.

Now that I have a young daughter of my own, I no longer find those publications appealing. While I would still love my daughter unconditionally, support and protect her if that was the path she chose to travel, I would not be a proud father if she appeared in a magazine nude.

The litmus test for me is whether I would place any magazine she appeared in on a mantle beside photos of her as a baby and her academic, soccer and music achievements. I would proudly display copies of any scientific or literary journal she was published in as a contributor, but magazines in which she appeared nude would not make the cut.

Does this make me old-fashioned?

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Summer Fun

Posted on July 16, 2010 by

Natalie shooting water at daddy!

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Aidan too!

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And me, playing around with some underwater self-portrait shots.

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I am really enjoying my new Ikelite Housing for my Canon SD1400 IS camera!

While I picked it up mainly as an affordable method for taking underwater still and video while I am SCUBA diving, this housing has also come in handy for me in the pool!

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Obituary for Patricia London (my mother)

Posted on October 27, 2009 by

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LONDON, PATRICIA ANN (nee KERR) (1946-2009) – It is with sadness that the family of Patricia London, 63, of Saint John, announces her passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on October 26, 2009 after a brief but tragic illness. Born in Saint John, N.B. on February 8, 1946, Patricia was the daughter of the late Maynard and Jeanne (Willett) Kerr, and wife of the late Charles William Alexander London.

Pat was an employee of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and later a homemaker. In her spare time, Pat enjoyed bowling, and sharing a good laugh or trading witty and sarcastic comments with her friends and family.

Pat is survived by her son, Chris (Nadine Mullin) London of Saint John and daughter J. Ashley (Randy) MacNeill of Grove Hill. She is beloved Nanny to grandchildren Justin Dalling (Ashley Rioux) and Aidan and Natalie London. Survived by 2 brothers, Allan (Carolyn) Kerr and Douglas (Diane) Kerr and sister Margaret (Peggy) (Robert) Odell, she will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her special friend Stacey Lobbezoo, and her companion Mugz the dog.

Following cremation, visitation will be at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (506-696-2424) on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, October 29, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10 a.m., followed by a reception. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  

To send a message of condolence or to sign the online memorial guest book, please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com

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