farewell novelist Jane Rule, who with her partner Helen was the fond neighbour of my wife's parents Kathleen & Charlie when they lived on Galiano Island--
"One of the experiences of our time is we don't stay in the community we were born in. We don't experience extended family like we used to. What we do is invent it. I am fascinated by the different ways we invent community to support each other. That is what I have been writing about."