It wasn’t Sam McGee’s fiery demise in Lake Lebarge, but I knew that Stewart River in the Yukon was the right spot to honour her memory.
Before writer friend Janet Collins died in the summer of 2013, she made an innovative request to those who later attended her memorial.
To find out how I fulfilled her desire to continue travelling the world, see my feature “Travelling with Janet: Remembering a friend on the Stewart River,” published Oct. 30, 2014 in the weekly newspaper What’s Up Yukon.
(Unfortunately, in the online version, a few words are missing on the turn page. It should say: “It was late July, 2014, almost exactly a year after her memorial, or, ‘going away party,’ as she had called it prior to her death.”)
This story later appeared in the Coast Reporter in Sechelt, BC.