Yesterday was a perfect day to say goodbye to Rich.
Hundreds of friends, fellow model railway enthusiasts and classic British sports car fans joined family at a winery in the Niagara Peninsula to celebrate Richard Chrysler, who passed away earlier this month – at 59, far too young.
The weather was spectacular and the event was indeed a celebration. I remarked to a few people that it felt more like a birthday party.
Rich would’ve been humbled by the love and respect that was evident under the big top – and as a restorer of vintage Austin Healey sports cars, he would’ve loved the impromptu classic car show that his many friends from the motoring world created on the winery grounds:
Despite the unfortunate circumstances of our gathering, it was great to catch up with so many people that I haven’t seen in a long while – just the sort of thing Rich would’ve been proud to have a hand in making happen. I’m confident that, overall, he would’ve approved of the day.
A special thanks to his family for organizing such a wonderful celebration of a great life!