I was fortunate to meet and break bread with him in 2016 when my wife and I visited Toronto. Since then we were connected on social media. Through that medium I got to learn about his history as a touring musician, business owner and painter. At the outset of the pandemic he organized a Zoom conference of winos that was a hell of a lot of fun and gave many forum members who hadn’t met an opportunity to match names with their faces and voices. Though I only spent about 4-1/2 hours with him, I could tell he was a very genuine person - kind, welcoming and generous. The tributes and stories I’ve seen about him on Facebook from friends, family, coworkers and others he’s affected have choked me up more than once. RIP sir, and condolences to all of your many loved ones. Your life left many positive ripples that will last a long time.