Story 5
Never Ending Love
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      This story is based on the relatively short life of deceased Fishing Lake resident Delores (Fayant) Lehr as created and narrated by her daughter Marty Morin. The viewer is not privy to the tragic story behind Delores’ passing, but we soon realize that it is her children’s quest to re-discover their roots and family through the recovery of shared memories and stories that is the main message of this story. While the story might have revolved around a story of trauma, loss, anger, and regret, the storyteller has opted instead to focus on the positive elements of life. 

   Through photos and shared memories, we see glimpses into the brief life of Delores and how her daughter has chosen to interpret her life in a positive light as one way to adapt to their mother’s loss at very young ages. Moreover, the importance of community for her mother is revealed as we hear that “her door was always open to those who needed a place to stay.” This statement is illustrative of an ongoing collective orientation despite the relocation of this young Métis woman to an urban setting in her early married years. As the story concludes, we see that Delores’ four children have managed to adapt to a life without their mother, and in spite of this tragic loss early in their lives and their many challenges in the provincial foster care system, they have chosen to adopt an optimistic outlook on life.

We invite you to watch the following digital story twice; once for first reactions and again to gain insight.

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