Thread to post pictures of the people you wish had lived to see this election result

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Thread to post pictures of the people you wish had lived to see this election result

 

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I'll start with the three other obvious ones:

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Add yours below...they don't have to be "leaders", btw. 

samuelolivier

This is such an inspiring topic! Thanks guys

asterix

Ken, what a perfect choice to start this thread with.

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Rosemary has been a hero of mine since I read her memoir.  Though she's no longer with us in body, I think she represents the New Canada that the NDP is fighting for.

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The workers of Winnipeg, in the 1919 General Strike, on "Bloody Saturday".

Sean in Ottawa

Pierre Trudeau.

But now I'm being mean.

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No...mean would be "Tomorrow night...Justin will be as bald as his daddy was".

Sean in Ottawa

Rosemary Brown-- for sure. She should have been PM herself.

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Also looking for pictures to be posted.  This is meant to be a visual thread as much as possible.

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Ginger Goodwin...for those who didn't know what he looked like...

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This is my mother Shoshana Rosalind Cramer (Nee Feldman) and my Father, Reevan Francis Barrett Cramer

 

This was shot at the Lake in Gimli, probably around the time I had joined the service.

This next one is of my mother and I at the Grand Canyon in 1994. I was still in the Navy, and hadn't yet met my wife Darlene. I took them on a
1 month long trip. We went to Chicago, the Grand Canyon, Los Vegas, Phoenix, and Minneapolis. It was a great trip.

My father told me stories about how as a little boy, people Robert Russel, and J.S. Woodsworth, would come to visit my Grandfather at his
furniture store on Main Street. Dad said he remembers them giving him candy, and tussling his hair. My mother told me stories as well.
The one that I most vividly recall is her telling me how Tommy Douglas would come to Winnipeg, and stay with my Grand Parents. She
said she would sneak downstairs to listen to them talk politics as a little girl.
My grandparents weren't real "bigshots", just active socialists, and original CCFers. My mother and father were also not bigshots. Just
dedicated CCFers and then New Dems. They both voted for Rosemary Brown.
This is bringing a tear to my eye. I wish they were here to see this. But wherever they are, I gaurantee my dad is rasing a glass of Scotch
in salue, and sitting with his beloved wife, and my mother, cheering us on!
G-d bless them, and g-d bless their souls.

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Those were beautiful pictures of them, Arthur.

JeffWells

Milton Acorn.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/JeffWells/milton_acorn-1.jpg[/IMG]

 

And as anxious as I am, I hope I live to see it.

 

JeffWells
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@Ken:

Thanks so much for giving me this chance to share. I know my father is sitting with my mother, and making her laugh. They laughed so much; I can't remember them ever yelling at each other. I was a happy kid. My father was a teacher and a dedicated educator. He was a fine man, and my mother was a possessor of the fastest wit, and keenest intellect. I miss them.

I guess that is how it is Ken.

Cheers to you. And, of course, cheers to all!

Unionist

Doug

I was waiting for that. Undecided

Unionist

They also serve who only stand and wait.

 

Arthur Cramer Arthur Cramer's picture

Doesn't anyone else have parents who would have loved to see this day? I can't be the only one right?

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright did:

DT

Ed Tchorzewski

My Dad served the cause his whole life.  I remember during the 1997 election him calling from Ottawa to tell us back in Regina that we had elected MPs in Ottawa.  Those beachheads are part of what will happen tomorrow.  I will miss him much tomorrow.

 

Wat Tyler

Canada finally votes for the mice.

JeffWells
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The great David Orlikow. G-d bless his soul.

JeffWells
adma

JeanDoeinDavenport

I would love to post a pic of my father here. I never knew how he voted but he always encouraged us to be informed and engaged. He was a true progressive, and had a foot in both the mainstream white world and the OjiCree world of Northern Ontario. He would have enjoyed this election very much.

adma

Though speaking of Davenport...

Yeah, really.  In a way.

Arthur Cramer Arthur Cramer's picture

@adma:

Thaks for Alan Blakney.

gkoskie

Uncle Murray James Koskie MLA Quill Lakes 

Unionist

Charles Caccia! It's been a while.

 

Fidel

My mother. She was 85 in April, 2010 and passed away May of last year. She endured a lot of derisive comments and doors slammed in her face during election campaigns. She was a relentless advocate for the NDP.

JeffWells
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@DT - I'll be thinking of your dad tomorrow too.

But I really want to mention this guy.

Both Tommy Douglas and Allan Blakeney consistently maintained that Woodrow Lloyd never got the credit he deserved for implementing Medicare.  It was Woodrow who faced down the doctors.  It was Woorow who had to listen to the SOB on the phone threatening to shoot his children.  It was Woodrow who made the dream a reality.

Wilf Day
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I was having a chat with my father the other day (right after the election call) and he said something along the lines that he had voted CCF and then NDP all his life and that one of things he most regretted was that he didn't expect to ever see an NDP PM. My father is 78 and in good health, leader of the opposition is a good start on removing one regret from his life.

outwest

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Wilf Day
Wilf Day
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Boy, there are some great Canadians pictured here!

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DaveW

add:

Ken Morrison of Thunder Bay:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/ken-morrison/art...

who died last year at 86, after long rattling the cages as activist and NDP riding president,  an admirer of Bob Rae but who felt he did not go far left enough, and should have "put Marx on the table"....

not my view, but K.M. had a lifetime of commitment to the party, and would surely be saying "I told you so" to everyone who would listen, should tonight unfold as expected

 

Aristotleded24

I'm thinking of former babbler [url=http://enmasse.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13527]Rob Riely,[/url] known to us as "Hephaestion." He was openly gay and hated the viciousness with which the Conservatives attacked his community. It's too bad he's not here to see this outcome.

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I think of my Aunt Katherine who rode 20 miles on a horse drawn buggy to cancel the conservative vote of the man who brought her to the polls.  She would have loved to see this day.

Tommy_Paine

I'd go with Francis Bond Head.  But you know me for carrying a grudge.

Hunky_Monkey

DT wrote:

Ed Tchorzewski

My Dad served the cause his whole life.  I remember during the 1997 election him calling from Ottawa to tell us back in Regina that we had elected MPs in Ottawa.  Those beachheads are part of what will happen tomorrow.  I will miss him much tomorrow.

 

Your dad was Ed Tchorzewski?  I met him in 1995 during the federal leadership campaign.  He was a great guy!

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Especially if William Lyon Mackenzie was standing next to him, laughing his head off!

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