Sonny was a friend in high school in Grande Prairie. I have very nice memories of his sense of humor around the school gym and the sporting fields. I say this with deep admiration of his character and with a cheeky smile when I ask, "Sonny, what are you trying to do?", because he seemed to have a very vivid imagination that he was an incredibly good athlete!! All humor aside, he loved the thought of being involved, being part of a team or group, and was always keen to show us his "moves" with a basketball or trying to catch a football. He tried very hard but in most cases he laughed at himself and made us feel good. I don't recall he made any of the school teams, and not for a lack of trying, but I do know he was passionate about being a doctor from those days. My last visit with Sonny was at the library at the U of A hospital around 1990. He studied so hard that it wouldn't surprise me if he said he had slept in the library overnight from time to time. He always seemed a bit stressed about the workload but always had something funny to say in reply to my "You look stressed" comments. That was the last time I saw Sonny and lost contact with him over time, and for no particular reason other than the geography of my travels to Australia to where I still reside today. Big news always travels great distances and I want your family to know you are missed from the other side of this big world. It's very heartwarming to read these other messages of "The Candy Doctor" as an example of the lovely person he was and how he will be remembered by so many people. You will be missed, Sonny.