I haven’t posted a blog on here for nearly a year! I have been distracted by several things … partly, of course, I have been doing more work on my next book, “Love, and all that jazz”, but also – my husband’s health suddenly deteriorated.
Here's a picture of my husband Gary, with me, on his 84th birthday last year.
I haven't posted a blog on here for nearly a year! I have been distracted by several things ... partly, of course, I have been doing more work on my next book, "Love, and all that jazz", but also – my husband's health suddenly deteriorated. Our daughter, Amanda, was in England but she did manage to get back home and we spent some time all together, the three of us, at Trillium Ridge in Kingston. "Am I that sick?" Gary asked me when I told him Amanda was coming. "Yes, you are," I told him.
Portrait of the scholar at work, 1987
Gary Allen Lewis, born July 4, 1927 in Long Beach, California. Jazz musician, writer, scholar. Gary had a sometimes happy and sometimes troubled life in New York and California, and about 25 relatively untroubled years in Toronto and Kingston, Ontario. In 1977, at the age of 50, he was accepted into the graduate program at University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in political science in 1984. He wrote a book based on his research into democracy in the workplace (News from Somewhere, Greenwood Press, 1986), a subject about which he cared deeply. Gary's early school years were spent in Midland School, in Los Olivos, California, and he spent his later years writing a history of the school, a book that he considered his life's work. Dominion over Palm and Pine was published very successfully by Artful Codger Press, and was launched in Cambria, California in 2001. "Midland's history is recorded in this extensive, beautifully written scholarly text. He has given us a treasure that will carry this unique school into the future, rooted in old traditions, impeccably recorded."
Gary was a ten year resident of Trillium Ridge in Kingston, Ontario. Died May 16, 2012.
Always remembered by his wife, Laurie Lewis. And by Amanda Lewis, Tim Wynne-Jones, Xan, Maddy, and Lewis Wynne-Jones, Nikk Quentin Woolf, Carli and Stan Stevens, Don Damian Flickinger, Delvalle DaSilva-Lewis, Colin and Devlin Lewis.
Many thanks to all the people at Trillium Ridge for their care through the years, particularly to Dr Deacon and the staff of Lake House, who tended to Gary with great care and even affection.