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Book dedicated to Woodingford Lodge resident Leonard Scott is entitled I’m Still Here
By: Heather Rivers, Woodstock Sentinel-Review
The author of a new children’s book has dedicated it to the memory of her uncle and former Woodingford Lodge resident Leonard Scott. Leonard Scott, a veteran of the British Royal Air force, in front of the Woodstock Cenotaph. He is wearing his medial for Distinguished Service and Devotion to Duty
The book by Sandra Wilson, which will be unveiled August 14 at Woodingford Lodge, is entitled I’m Still Here.
Scott, 85, passed away on his birthday February 22 while his daughter Carole Page was reading him the story.
Page described her father as “a kind hearted, wonderful person, who was very, very funny.”
“The book was the last thing he heard. (His death) was very peaceful and tranquil,” Page said. “The fact that Sandra has dedicated this book to him is just wonderful.”
His eight-year-old great grandson Ashton Page-Segee, who illustrated the book, was also at his side.
Wilson, who graduated from Huron Park Secondary School, where she acted as high school columnist for the Sentinel-Review, has written five children’s books.
I’m Still Here is the story about the struggle to be noticed in life, written from the perspective of baby birds.
“This story came from the idea that often there are times when one child receives more attention than the other,” Wilson said. “Maybe one is sick, or is heading to a competition or a performance. When this happens the other sibling will often feel left behind. This story is to remind children that it is OK to have these feelings, it is something that happens to other kids as well and there are friends and family around that can help fill in some of those gaps.”
The Kitchener resident is a writer, photographer and educator who said she strives to bring positivity into people’s lives.
for more information about Wilson.
Story by Heather Rivers
, July 24, 2017
In photo: Leonard Scott, a veteran of the British Royal Air force, in front of the Woodstock Cenotaph. He is wearing his medial for Distinguished Service and Devotion to Duty (submitted photo to Woodstock Sentinel-Review).