Setting the standard in lifelong learning

Photo: Eldon Comfort: Butterfly & flower (taken Sept. 2011)

My father-in-law, Eldon Byron Comfort, turns 99 on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011. He was a teacher and then a principal. He has been retired for 34 years. Eldon is an inspiration to me – and others – in the life-long learning department. He embraces the internet and digital technology and completely gets the part about connecting people.

Some of Eldon’s views about the world – and how it works – have changed over time. Some things have not: the importance of family is paramount; much else is mutable.

Eldon Comfort: Keynote Speaker, Toronto, April 2011

I hope to benefit from Eldon’s wisdom on everything from the Blue Jays to butterflies and flowers to “what makes boys tick” for years to come… I should live so long. Happy birthday, Eldon.

About Esmé Comfort

My husband Jim and I moved to the Bow Valley in 1980, settling in Canmore in 1983. Both my children were born in Canmore and attended K -12 in Canadian Rockies Public Schools District (CRPS), French Immersion. For the past six years I served as vice-chair of the board. Alberta Government support to the CRPS Inspiring Hearts & Minds initiative created opportunities for provincial, national and international outreach. In the past I held positions on the Canmore Daycare Board, the preschool board, and various school councils/PACs; I served as president of the local chapter of Canadian Parents for French for five years and sat on the provincial board for two. I currently sit on the board of the Canmore Folk Music Festival, work full time at an events management firm and edit, copy-edit and proofread on contract. My husband and I ran a small main street business for 18 years: supply and install floor wall and window coverings.
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