As the Somali poet Warsan Shire notes, ''No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.'' For many reluctant immigrants who find a safe new place to live, there remains a clash between gratitude for their new-found security and the lingering guilt of leaving behind everything they knew, as it crumbles.
Great-grandfather, singer, teacher, pilot, cowboy. Born on Feb. 6, 1913, in Makepeace, Alta.; died on March 16, 2016, in Edmonton, of natural causes, aged 103.Like most of his era, Ralph was born at home, on his family's farm on the bald prairie near Makepeace, southeast of Calgary. His father and a neighbour helped with his delivery.