I have always thought his “Northwest Passage” should be the national anthem of this country. Every time we drive west through the mountains I sing it as loud as I can. And, who has not been inspired by the Mary Ellen Carter rising again? I saw Stan once, back in rocky Mountain House, Alberta, in the summer of 1980; he was part of a travelling show that featured Sylvia Tyson, Kathy Fink and Duck Donald, amongst a score of others. The highlight of that night for me was Stan—I was certain a light was glowing from inside that substantial body. His energy and voice and heart were mesmerizing. thank you for spearheading the campaign to have him knighted.