2009 was not a good year for me due to My Fathers death on October 5 2009. I am working on a post for his passing but it is not easy post to write.

Up to that point it had been a good year.

I did not accomplish many of my plans for 2009, oh well there is always 2010!

Made 2 day trip to Quebec City , one in April and one in September, Love Old Quebec City. Posted a number of photo’s on my flickr page.

Day trip to Kingston in August, spent most of the day at Old Fort Henry. Want to go back and spent some more time on some detailed photo’s

My list of those who past on in 2009


Pat Hingle, 84. Tony-nominated stage actor; Commissioner Gordon in Batman movies. Jan. 3.

Patrick McGoohan, 80. Emmy-winning actor; star of TV classic The Prisoner. Jan. 13.

Ricardo Montalban, 88. Actor in splashy MGM musicals; Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island. Jan. 14.

Billy Powell, 56. Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player. Jan. 28.


Dewey Martin, 68. Drummer with influential band Buffalo Springfield. Feb. 1.

James Whitmore, 87. Many-faceted actor; did one-man shows on Harry Truman, Will Rogers. Feb. 6.

Estelle Bennett, 67. One of Ronnettes, ’60s girl group (Be My Baby). Feb. 11.

Philip Jose Farmer, 91. Celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer. Feb. 25.


Ron Silver, 62. Actor. March 15.

Natasha Richardson, 45. Gifted heiress to British acting royalty and wife of Liam Neeson. March 18.

Dan Seals, 61. Half of duo England Dan and John Ford ColeyMarch 25.


Marilyn Chambers, 56. She helped bring adult films into mainstream with Behind the Green Door. April 12.

Ken Annakin, 94. Directed World War II epics Battle of the Bulge, The Longest Day. April 22.

Bea Arthur, 86. Her sharp delivery propelled Maude, The Golden Girls; won Tony for Mame. April 25.


Dom DeLuise, 75. Portly actor with offbeat style. May 4.

Mickey Carroll, 89. One of last surviving Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz. May 7.


David Carradine, 72. Actor. June 4.

Ed McMahon, 86. Ebullient Tonight show sidekick who bolstered Johnny Carson. June 23.

Farrah Fawcett, 62. 1970s sex symbol, star of Charlie’s Angels. June 25.

Fred Travalena, 66. Las Vegas impressionist. June 28.


Karl Malden, 97. Oscar-winning actor; a star despite his plain looks. July 1.

Walter Cronkite, 92. Premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age. July 17.


John Hughes, 59. Writer-director of smash youth-oriented comedies (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone). Aug. 6.

Les Paul, 94. Guitar virtuoso; invented solid-body electric guitar, multitrack recording. Aug. 13..


Larry Gelbart, 81. Slyly witty writer for stage and screen (Tootsie, M*A*S*H). Sept. 11.

Patrick Swayze, 57. Dancer turned movie superstar for Dirty Dancing, Ghost. Sept. 14.

Henry Gibson, 73. Comic character actor; recited offbeat poetry on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Sept. 14.

Mary Travers, 72. One-third of hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Sept. 16.


Charles John Sanderson, 81. My Dad

Al Martino, 82. Singer (Spanish Eyes); played the Frank Sinatra-type role in The Godfather. Oct. 13.

Lou Albano, 76. Pro wrestler; appeared in Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun video. Oct. 14.

Soupy Sales, 83. Rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on thousands of pies to the face. Oct. 22.

Lou Jacobi, 95. Actor who excelled in comic, dramatic roles (Arthur). Oct. 23.


Edward Woodward, 79. British actor. Nov. 16.


Richard Todd, 90. Acclaimed British actor (The Longest Day). Dec. 3.

Roy E. Disney, 79. Nephew of Walt Disney; exerted strong behind-the-scenes influence on The Walt Disney Co. Dec. 16.

Brittany Murphy, 32. Actress, voice of Luanne Platter on King of the Hill. Dec. 20.