I photographed Kristin and Jon’s wedding this August, on Georgian Bay. It was apparent immediately that a huge part of their life together included many loved – “adopted” family members. Some of them as part of the Community Living Huronia family. One very special friend of theirs was Alan Kulson. Kristin and Jon spent holidays with him – this Christmas too, they took him out on dates, and included him in their loving family. Sadly he passed away on New Years Day. When I found out the news, upon writing their wedding blog post, I asked Kristin if we could publish an ode to her “brother” Alan. Here is what she she wanted share…
“Alan Kulson –
Alan always knew how to make us smile. He was a kind, sweet and loving man with an amazing sense of humour. He taught us to appreciate and love one another wholeheartedly. If we told him how much we cared for him he would always respond with “I know why, cause I’m cute” which just made us love him even more.
Alan would always have something funny to say and had many catch phrases. He knew the lyrics to every country song and it was a privilege when he put your name into a song.
So many wonderful memories of our dear friend Alan, he will always be with us in our hearts.”