It is with a heavy heart that I sit here and write this.

More than 10 years ago a truly amazing man and his wife came into my life.  Long before Five Lakes Lodge was a reality for Ian and I, and when we were first dating… Ian introduced me to some good friends of his… Craig and Becky Brandon.  Ian had guided them for many years as a teenager working for another lodge in the area.  He became fast friends with this wonderful couple.

When I met Craig and Becky they welcomed me with open arms and big hugs to their “Canadian” family.  They watched our relationship grow, they seen us get married, they watched as our family grew from 2 to 4.  Always with great advice and open arms!

Last season Craig was diagnosed with cancer… We spent some quality time with him and Becky this summer and fall.  I am grateful for that.  He hugged me plenty… told us he loved us… gave me some great advice… He died the night of the 21st… We are heartbroken.

We will miss you Craig!  Fish on my friend… Rest in peace.  Love you always.