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Today my mother would be 90 years old, she died some 7 years ago after a long illness.

Always elegant, this photo was taken in my parents apartment at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa by their friend photographer Yusuf Karsh who also lived at the hotel for many decades.

Rollande Gougeon Beaulieu

I often think of her and how a wonderful person she was to us kids in our childhood. I have her sense of organization and looking forward. She instilled in us the importance of reading and learning. She loved the arts in all its form and she would speak to us about it. Though she is gone now, she is still with us in many ways.