35/65 – Remember (Patrick Armstrong & The DMMF)
In 2006, I was visiting a family member at a hospital in London and while walking down the hall I ran into a lady I knew from church who was very distraught, which I found quite unusual for her. She hugged me and asked if I would come with her to pray. Her son had been in a serious car accident and was in ICU. That son was Constable Dave Mounsey.
On October 14th 2006, Dave was enroute to a vehicle roll over when he lost control of his cruiser, due to the ice and snow covered roads. He sadly passed away just a few weeks later, on the date of this posting, November 13th.
We are going to remember Dave today on our podcast, with his close friend Patrick Armstrong, police officer and veteran, who along with an incredible group of Dave’s friends and colleagues, formed the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund in 2009, with the mandate to donate and promote the use of life-saving defib units to public access buildings and to place them in the name of fallen Law Enforcement, Fire EMS and Military members killed in the line of duty.
Patrick and I will talk about: what it’s like to be a cop in 2023, volunteering, serving, veterans, Remembrance Day and why it’s so important to remember. We’ll end the show this week with with a reading of John McCrae’s famous poem, In Flanders Fields.
While today’s conversation may seem a little weightier than some weeks, I believe it’s important. Much of the discussion is fundamental to the very foundation of the lives we lead here in Midwestern Ontario and in Canada … Lives that are good.
Listen to A Life That’s Good Podcast HERE … or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
As you listen, check out the gallery below to put the faces behind the names and the cause … real people, doing real things to make a real difference in the lives of others.
“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” ~ Stephen Grellet
Be sure to follow The Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund on the web HERE