I want to capture some of my favourite Grandma Banda photos as she is no longer
with us. She was a magnificent lady, a wonderful example of how to live life to
the fullest, and someone I'm very lucky to have had in my, and my family's, life.


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Grandma and Grandpa being my godparents at my baptism.


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My Grandma and Grandpa Banda with me at 5 days old.


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Grandma took Denis and I to see my Aunty Diane's chickens at the farm.


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This is at a park near my Grandma's house. It's a great photo with my brother and I and Grandma Banda.


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Sitting on Grandma's lap in 1982.


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I think we might be out camping or just for a drive in 1981.


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My grandparents' 40th wedding anniversary in their yard.


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My godparents standing up for me at my confirmation.


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I think this was in Wadena.


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My Grandma Banda and my Mom came to visit me in Portland. This is the Multnomah Falls.


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All of us at Multnomah Falls.


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I think this may have been my Grandma's first visit to an ocean.


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Jumping in the water with my Mom.


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Grandma and I at Haystack Rock, Oregon.


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Grandma showing her adventurous side and riding a wooden bear.


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Grr!


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My family, along with my Grandma Banda, and her mom, my Great Grandma Marion.


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Cheating playing kaiser with my Grandma and my aunty Eileen's aunty Lois.


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Grandma at her 94th birthday at my Mom's house.


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I was lucky to get to spend my Grandma's 94th birthday with her in Saskatoon.


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Grandma and I at her 94th birthday. She had had a recent fall and got a shiner and I told her to 'show off her eye'.


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My grandma Banda and aunty Judy at my Mom's house.


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On my 19th birthday, I had my Mom, her mom, and her mom over to have cake.


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I hosted Grandma out to visit me in Ottawa and got to take her to her first MLB game, along with going up the CN Tower
and standing on the glass floor.


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My high school graduation.


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Grandma and I in Ottawa for the tulip festival.


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Grandma, Natalia, Henry, and I at my Mom's for Christmas in 2014.


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This was my Mom's 60th birthday weekend and we took some pictures in the yard with Grandma Banda.


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Grandma and smiley Walter


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Walter, Henry, and I with Grandma Banda in her suite.


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I really like this photo as Henry is trying to keep Grandma safe from falling as we're walking out of
Smitty's at Market Mall.


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Grandma Banda with Walter, and the beautiful baby blanket she knit for him.


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This trip Henry was also gifted 'Big Bunny'. The funny part here is that Grandma's friend won it at their
bingo and Grandma asked for it.


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Grandma Banda and Henry still at her house.


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Grandma Banda, Henry, and I on Grandma's swing, out back of 423 Ave Q N.


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And Henry without his shades.


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Grandma and Henry going out for a stroll in the walker.


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Since Henry finds most strangers a bit scary, he stuck his brother in the walker to hide him from the strange old people.


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Grandma Banda, Henry, Walter, and I at Grandma's place.


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Grandma kept all of us in mittens and Henry was no exception. She made them in orange for him since she
knew it was his favourite colour.


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Natalia also got mitts from Grandma Banda, including some when she was teaching that had the string too!


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Henry with new red mitts at Christmas.


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Henry with his new socks that Grandma Banda made for him.


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A really nice photo of Henry and Grandma Banda.


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And looking at the camera. I think Henry is about 3 months old here.


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Grandma Banda with me before I got married.


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Getting the corsages put on properly.


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Grandma Banda, Natalia, and I on our wedding day.


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Henry with his first pair of mitts from Grandma Banda.


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Grandma and I at Radium Hot Springs, a place she loved to visit and I was lucky enough to take her.


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Natalia and Grandma Banda at Radium, sitting on pool noodles.


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Having an ice cream after taking the waters at Radium.


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Grandma and I and a wooden bear at Dead Man's Flats, AB.


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A whole pile of folks celebrating my Mom's 50th birthday.


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One of the places where my Grandma was the happiest was in her garden on Ave Q. Here she is picking cucumbers for me
to take home to Portland.


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Grandma, Natalia, and I on her swing.


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Grandma and I cutting a rug at my cousin Vicki's wedding in Saskatoon.


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Grandma Banda, Natalia, and I enjoying a cup of tea at our townhouse in Calgary.


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Grandma and I taking the waters at Radium Hot Springs. I'll miss you Grandma.

LINK to Grandma's Eulogy - thanks to Cindy for doing a great job here! LINK

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