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TRUCKIN’, TIM’S AND A GRAMPA NAMED DON

By July 10, 2017 2 Comments

Truckin’ was in Don Stoner’s blood. So was coffee but that goes with the territory.

Don lived in Edmonton. The run to Winnipeg he knew like the back of his hand.

For One Hour

Just beyond Winnipeg lived his granddaughter, Kylie. In Chelmsford, Ontario.

After making a run to Winnipeg, he decided to go and see her.

From Winnipeg he drove through Hawk Lake,
Nipigon,
Dryden,
Upsala,
Thunder Bay,
Terrace Bay,
Marathon,
Wawa,
Sault Ste Marie,
Bruce Mines,
Thessalon,
Blind River,
Espanola,
Webwood,
Sudbury,
and then jogged north to Chelmsford.

That’s one thousand, six hundred and ninety three kilometers – one way.

All for one hour.

With a granddaughter who was way too young for coffee.

At Tim Horton’s.

Extravagant Love

Says a lot about the man.

And about love.

Extravagant love.

Don Stoner passed away on June 27th, 2017. His granddaughter Kylie made the trip from Chelmsford to Edmonton to be at her grampa’s memorial.

Fourteen years previous his wife Vicki died of cancer. He cared for her at home until he no longer could.

Vicki’s most painful days were soothed because she never worried about being alone.

Don and Vicki were a part of God’s family at Central/North Pointe. They’re re-united in heaven now because of God’s extravagant love in Jesus.

He came from heaven to earth, to show the way for people like, Vicki and you.

APPLICATION: What or who stands out as an example in your life of extravagant love? Please leave a comment below.


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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • D says:

    PB you write with such care and compassion. God bless as you are a comfort to those you counsel.

  • Such a wonderful true “heart” story, which I immediately posted on my website: Daily balance 4 you.com!!!
    How good to share this journey with others!
    Thanks Pastor Bob

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