It's been really heart-warming and not at all surprising to read the multitude of comments on Al's blog post. Everyone at aasman is thankful for the kind words, thoughts and gestures. Trevor will be missed by many. 

I did a bit of digging in our blog archive and found this nugget. I remember being very charmed and a little surprised by a few items on the list when he handed it over. 

10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Trevor Sellars

 

10 things about Mr. Sellars . . . .

1. Likes to collect and make wind chimes / mobiles of stone and sticks while escaping to a quiet Yukon lake.

2. Has a few string puppets and marionettes but no audience.

3. Loves cooking breakfast for family and friends; dishes are another matter.

4. Once did court room drawings for the Edmonton Journal when then CBC reporter Adrienne Clarkson was testifying at the public inquiry on the Panarctic 737 crash in the NWT.

5. Lead the two agency team that established the new Yukon government visual identity program through 1978 and 1979.

6. Once, as a wandering art student, tried to jump a freight train near Hope, B.C. Fear prevented serious injury.

7. Sold his first (and only) painting at a public art exhibit in Duncan, B.C. when he was in grade 10.

8. Owned a new 1972 Gold Duster with faux alligator skin vinyl roof and white leather interior with bucket seats. It was hot and went very fast. It crashed about a year later.

9. Used to fish for bullheads at Crossland Falls with worms and a single hook.

10. Once was shooting shotguns at dozens of skeets and bottles and stuff with his son-in-law – and missed every one of them. The son-in-law didn’t.

 

Thanks for being a great boss and a good friend, Trevor. Happy trails. 

 

2 comments




by Rona

Love this. Thanks for “bringing it back”, Jen. He was a man who could surprise you, that is for sure.  I will miss him.

09.28.2012

by Val

Trev was the eldest of 23 Lukoni cousins. I only found out very recently that he was ill. Time is such a thief. I had not seen him for 38 years.
To all the young ones in the Lukoni clan, he was as icon - a tall, strong teen when the rest of us were fighting over our Fisher Price toys!
My first clear memory of him was the shoulder ride he gave me through Granny Horvath’s house when I was about 4 years old.
My little head narrowly missed the door frames! Then his brothers David and Jim stole my shoes and the chase was on!
The Sellars clan came to visit our family on at least one occasion, parking their camper trailer in our back yard. Six cousins spilled out and much fun ensued!
The last time I saw Trev (and so many more of our clan) was circa 1975 for our one and only full blown family reunion.
I mourn his passing. I hope there’s a huge Lukoni gathering wherever he has gone, and that he gets more than his share of Granny’s cabbage rolls and Auntie Marg’s perogies.
Rest in peace, dear cousin. And my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

09.29.2012

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