Lynn Johnston, the cartoonist for "For Better or for Worst", has retired but has been rerunning her old strips. She often comments on the motivation for a particular daily strip. Here is what she wrote for today's strip (08/01/2014)
. I feel it conveys why many of us here grieve the loss off Gary.
This sentiment reflects the feeling I had when my women friends moved away from Lynn Lake. In this small town, good friends kept me sane. When my friend Nancy Lawn left for Edmonton, I told her I was happy for her, and I really was! I congratulated her husband on his promotion and transfer, and I earnestly wished them well. As they drove away, I waved and smiled until their car disappeared, and then I cried. I cried for all the good times we could have had. I cried for me.