Cataraqui Reflections

Monday, May 7, 2012


Reginald Ross Scharfe
30 September 1930 - 20 April 2012

On April 20th, I lost my very best friend, Reg. We were a couple for 10 years and close friends for the past 12. I am grateful that I was there for him when he passed away in the Abbotsford hospital. Reg's greatest fear was that he would die alone and no one would know as he lived by himself.

Reg moved to Abbotsford B.C. in 2005 and never looked back. He was very happy there.

My only regret is that I only had an evening and a day with him before the end.

I already miss him. He wrote the best emails that always either made me laugh or smile over some turn of phrase for which he had a knack. We would chat on Yahoo Messenger and had hooked up little cameras so we could see each other. Sadly, there won't be any more of that.

Reg Scharfe, a life well lived, with every inch and ounce used up, skidding into the afterlife with his bells on. Way to go Reg.