Neighbourhood will miss Ellerbeck and Fraser

Dog being walked in a wagon daily in Mission a missed sight

Editor, The Record:

Every neighbourhood has its own familiar daily sights and sounds that create a distinct inner realm within its broader community.

My neighbourhood was lucky enough to see the daily ritual of Ken Ellerbeck (often accompanied by Gwen) strolling along, rain or shine, walking their dog, Fraser.

Obviously, there is nothing unusual about walking a dog. But, Fraser is a special dog, in that he had suffered a stroke, which had stolen his ability to walk. Undeterred, Ken continued to walk Fraser by pulling him along in a wagon. Fraser knew he was a lucky dog and liked to announce his arrival by a big healthy bark.

Fraser has shiny, lively brown eyes, rich with life. They say a dog often resembles his owner. Well, this is true in this case. As Ken had bright, blue eyes, twinkling with life.

Our neighbourhood is altered by the loss of seeing Ken walking Fraser, but, I am grateful that I was witness to such a scene of loving loyalty as Ken so generously displayed to his dog, Fraser.

Kim O’Neill

Mission

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