Life is Kruel

     I bought these Life Is Kruel t-shirts that have a person straddling an overturned canoe pictured on it.  They are a play on the Life is Good t-shirts that I purchased to sell in the store last summer.  I personally didn’t think they were a good idea but the sales person talked me into it.  This morning when I looked in my closet I knew what I was searching for and found it in my pile of t-shirts.

     I’m wearing my Life is Kruel t-shirt today because I believe Life is Kruel today.  Last night I found out that a dear little girl was taken from this earth before her first birthday.  Some of you may remember her from a blog I posted this summer.  She was probably the youngest girl to ever travel across the Quetico Park from the north boundary to Cache Bay on the south boundary.   


 This little girl Filleisity was Janice Matichuck’s, the Cache Bay Quetico Park Ranger’s, granddaughter.  Most people who have paddled the Quetico remember Janice, actually if you have ever met her then you never forget her.  Ingela, her daughter, spent 17 summers out in Cache Bay as a girl growing up in the bush.  A beautiful, talented girl Ingela is, lucky she is not.

     Ingela has experienced a Kruel life on this earth so far.  This is just the latest and most tragic of them all.  Felleisity went to be with the angels on February 14th and her short, sweet life will be celebrated in Thunder Bay tomorrow.  Today I mourn this loss.

     If you would like to make a donation to help defray funeral costs or make Ingela’s life on earth a bit more manageable then you may send checks to Voyageur at 189 Sag Lake Trail in Grand Marais, MN 55604 or to Ingela Puddicombe at C-272 Cornwall Street in Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S8.  Remember to affix proper postage for Canada.