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Our Kathryn Fudurich shares her Mother's Day with us. She gave her mother, Pat Stanford-Fudurich, a book titled My Mother is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer and read it with her. This video is especially bittersweet because Pat has a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's which has seriously affected her ability to read - as you'll see with this book that only has one sentence per page. Pat has a Masters in Education, is a former English teacher and librarian, and has always loved reading.

Ann has been a wonderful help with Memory Ball 2013. In addition to bringing 20+ people to the event, Ann has successfully helped secure many of the amazing prizes you will see in our silent auction and raffle on Saturday night. We sincerely thank Ann for all her help so far, and look forward to partnering again with her next year. Thanks also to all those who are attending in memory of Ann's father, we hope this event will be a wonderful way to remember him. - Lauren Hopkinson, Memory Ball Sponsorship and Silent Auction Director. Follow Lauren on Twitter @ElleHopp. Ann is currently a Managing Partner at Earls King Street.  She grew up in Sudbury and went to school in North Bay before moving to Winnipeg to pursue a journalism career.  After working in Journalism, she decided that journalism wasn’t for her and transitioned to the restaurant business. Ann's family has a long history of early-onset Alzheimer's disease on her father's side of the family. Her father was diagnosed in 2010 with early on-set at the age of 66. [caption id="attachment_1518" align="alignnone" width="600"]Ann laughing with brother (Right) and father (centre) Ann laughing with brother (Right) and father (centre)[/caption]

Many of you are now familiar with Feature Foods, our current title and presenting sponsor, from their title sponsorship of last year’s Memory Ball. But how much do you really know about Feature Foods and their world class quality seafood? Having grown up around Feature...

by Claire Poirier

children's book Love You Forever

My mum was one of my best friends. Every morning she would walk into my room, wake me up and I would sit on her lap as she brushed my hair. Then at night, she would read me a story or we would chat about our days, and on many occasions she would fall asleep right next to me in my bed. Jane and I shared one of the most precious bonds of my childhood; we were so similar, which is why we got along so well. When I was in grade nine, we got the life changing news. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. At that time we all knew the end result as my grandfather passed alway peacefully, just two years prior. We lived in denial for a couple years, hoping it was menopause that was getting the best of her, but she knew deep down that wasn’t it. I spent that entire summer with her up at my cottage, she was extremely depressed, and there was nothing I could do. Looking back I wish I put my selfish adolescence ways behind me and talked to her more during the time that she was still lucid.