I will not miss 2012 a whit with all of the news I have received about family and friends passing this year. I received word this evening that someone with whom I taught here in South Korea, a friend, has died in his home country of Canada.
Brenton Stevens had taught here in Korea for more than a decade, and his input was invaluable to me when I first arrived in country. Many a times we had feasted on his homemade pizza, shared beers, and told tales. I can't even begin to imagine how his wife feels.
The online obituary is found here.
So long, Brenton. You will be missed, but not forgotten. I'm drinking a couple of beers in remembrance, man.