Mother’s Day Salute May 2011

Posted: May 7, 2011

It's time to celebrate our Mothers.  We put the call out to all - sign up for the salutations and show the love for the Lady that you call Mom.

Some Mother's brought us into this world - others brought us into their houses and made us feel like we were home. Some live in the same city (even the same house), others across the country - some are gracefully keeping a watchful eye on us from above. 

Wherever your Mom is today it's a great day to give gratitude and credit where credit is without further ado...


This is my Mom and me on a beach at home in Newfoundland. She lives in Ottawa now, and I live in Nova Scotia, but we talk all the time. She's always there to listen, and share advice and is the best friend a girl could ask for. My favourite part is when we get together, and get the uncontrollable giggles! We are spending Mother's Day together this year for the first time in 5 years!  Kayla Hounsell 


 Donna Saker & her Mom"Don't sweat the small stuff"  Words from my wise beautiful Mother. She has taught me that in the end, most things really are not a big deal! Then after I have worried and wasted my time, I usally get a very giggly "I told you so". My Mom is a true Nova Scotian. If you met her you would remember her, because everything feels better when you have been around her. I love you Mom, Happy Mothers Day!   Donna Saker 


chris cummings & his momMy Mom is very special because she takes care of everyone and always goes out of her way to help other people.

PS - contrary to what this picture looks like, I am not 7 feet tall, my Mom is only 4,9'

Happy Mother's Day Mom! 

Chris Cummings





My mother, Inge Callow, was an immigrant from East Germany after the Second World War. Because her schooling was interrupted by the war, she never finished high school, yet she was one of the most well-read people I knew. She was also a fabulous cook, able to pull together delicious meals after working all day as a medical secretary.

One of her most important pieces of advice to me was: "Always trust your nose." This was in reference to cooking, where she had learned that recipes were not reliable. But I have found over the years that this advice applies to many parts of my life, because, in essence, it means "trust yourself". I remember as a child that she would often speculate about what I would be when I grew up: veterinarian, writer, talk show host, doctor. Eventually, she would tell me I could be anything -- and she believed it. She died while I was in my first year of law school, but it was this belief -- that had imprinted itself at a young age in my psyche -- that gave me confidence to pursue the unpredictable journey of becoming an author. When I had finally achieved that life-long dream, I dedicated my first book to her. But really, in my heart, I dedicate all my accomplishments to her. Every time I cook a meal my family enjoys, I think of how she taught me to appreciate good, nutritious food. Every time one of my children tells me she loves me, I think of how my mother's uncritical love showed me the way.

This is a very old photo but it's one that speaks to my heart. Thank you, mum. I miss you. Pamela Callow


Mama (Wanda) and Tara OramMy Mama is so special to me in so many ways.  She's never pushed me to do anything (career wise & as a person) & always allowed me to make mistakes and learn on my own.

She's taught me so many important things that help me through life as an adult (cooking, cleaning, managing my crazy career, putting family first) and the most important thing she's  taught me was to always be myself.  As cliche as that sounds, it really makes people love you for You & that's the best feeling.

The best advice she ever gave me was "always wash your whites with hot water and bleach Tara".  I never did listen but, I always know she is 100% right about that.  My whites always turn out with a hint of the other colours that I mixed in the pile, all while being washed in cold water 😉

Happy Mother's Day Mom!  (aka Mudder)

Tara Oram


Mum and Neville in EnglandMum always told me..." Be happy, Neville. That's all I want for you in life is for you to be happy." And I am.

Thank you, Mum, for all you have and continue to do for me.

I love you, dear.

Neville MacKay


Happy Mother's Day! 

 Thank you so much for teaching me there is no such thing as failure, just moments to dust our selves off and try again! 

You're the BEST!!!


Tami Lynn Ross




I just wanted to let you know a bit about my mom.  

keith mullins & mom & brothersAn ECMAMA award winner, I'm not sure if there's been an ECMA in the past ten years without her.  She is a huge supporter of local music and has supported me and my career since day one.  

Starting off taking bands in, feeding them her legendary breakfasts, she now is into booking me gigs, send-outs to radio stations, votes, requests, you name it.  

I don't know what I'd do without her far beyond the musical support I get from her.  She is the most positive person I'll ever know.  I'm sure this has got to be one of her proudest pictures, her three boys. 

Keith Mullins


I wrote this poem about 15 years ago, and thought I’d share it as it’s describes how amazing of a Mom we have!  She is truly an earth angel and the most loving and compassionate person that I’ve ever known.  We’ve been truly blessed and we love her so much!! 

We love you Mom, thanks for being YOU!! Xoxo Maria & Lauretta

 A Mom Like You!

You are my special friend

An angel to the end

You are always there when we need you

On that we can depend

You give your love unselfishly

Thinking of others first

Always a shoulder to cry on

To wipe away our tears

Mom & Lauretta & MariaTaking our hands

And leading the way

Your love is so special and kind

You always know how to make our day

One thing that I’m sure of

And I know this to be true

The world would be a better place

If everyone had a Mom like you!!

By Maria Ryan Gerrior


Rik Reese & his MomMy Mother is special because she's the strongest woman I know. 

She became a widow at a very young age and she kept everything going for my brother and I!  She's a tough girl! 🙂

The best advice she ever gave me was to "Keep your hands clean and never look to fight"...which became the third line in my song 'Mama Raised a Good Boy'  Rik Reese


Kathleen Morash Hamm and mom"What makes my mom so special is her devotion, whether it be to her faith, family or friends"

Love you Mom - Happy Mother's Day!





I feel so very blessed in my life..... good things happen to good people and I am a good person because I was brought up by a wonderful woman....Joan MacNeil.

My Mom is always the first phone call for any news, she is more a friend than a parent as I near the big 3-0.... I am getting married next month and my mother has taken over all the planning and all the details, knowing that I am unable to do these things from across the country.  I love her for being a friend to me and my siblings, a parent when we need advice and a saint for putting up with me through my awful teenage years.  My Mother is " Nana" to her grandchildren and her house is " the most fun place in the world."

Joan MacNeil love Jo-lene BurtonI thought this photo best described my mother with her grandchildren that we are so blessed to have.... Natalie who has been a sister to us for many many years would agree that we are all very lucky to have her in our lives, not only for ourselves but our children and our families we plan to have in our future...

In the photo Ava and Will always " help" Nana for all important family meals and get togethers.... I love you Mom!!
Jo-lene Burton


my mama and me - Anne Marie CluneThis is a photo of my 77 year old mother and me taken on the way to a wedding last year.

My mother has the spirit and character that I only wish I had. She has raised 6 children and is the grandmother to 13. She is a retired RN and to this day can still care for anyone with the bedside manner of Mother Theresa.
She is my best friend.  She is smart and kind and caring. But above all she is a trouble maker and always looking for an adventure and a way to have fun.
We do everything together and I spend alot of my time making sure she stays out of trouble.  My how the tables have turned. But her kind of trouble is innocent fun and I would have it no other way.
My mama, Mary Fraumeni, the little Irish Leprachaun who is my lucky charm.  Anne Marie Fraumeni-Clune



Bill Hart & His MomMamma's boy, and proud of it!

Mary Ellen Hart raised my two sisters and me single handedly and has wholeheartedly accepted the fact that her only son has the maturity level of a 10 year old!

There's no doubt who rules the family as she once warned me, '"You may be 6'5, but I can still stand on a chair!" Happy Mother's Day Mom.  Bill Hart



Melinda Boland & MomHere is a picture of    (l-r) me, my mom, and my sister-in-law Nicole and the baby is her daughter Emily -  funny enough it was taken on father's day LOL

My Mom (Carmel Boland) is the best mother because she made me who I am...just like her in looks, personality, and heart...she is  my best friend and the most important person to me in the whole wide world...and I love her very much.

My sister in law is awsome because she is a wonderful mom to my little niece, she calls us and keeps us updated on all of Emilys day to day events and new learnings... Melinda Boland


Barbara BovairdFour Generations of Mothers - and a tribute to them all! xox

That is me in the diaper 🙂       My Mom, Rhetta Bovaird, my father's mother, Vera Sherwood Bovaird and my Great-Grandmother, Hulda Debow Sherwood.  Strong and courageous women all, Hulda was widowed at a young age with 11 children, Vera raised 5 children with her husband serving during WWII and my mom Rhetta raised 3 girls and a niece who is the daughter of a sister Mom loss to cancer. I have one daughter Julia, 9yr.  

So we're all moms in this photo! Barbara Lynden Bovaird


This is my mom Naida. She is my role model. She is so strong. No matter what comes her way she faces it head on. We laugh together, support each other and sometimes cry together. She is the best and I love her so. xo Linda


Andrew Dale & His MomHere's a picture of me and mudder...

loves her to bits!

She's my number one fan 😉

Happy Mothers Day!

Andrew Dale






Kailee Sonja - Mothers Day SaluteMy Mom is the best because she is my best buddy.

We always do things together. She is so much fun.

I am a lucky girl to have such a awesome mommy

"I love you mommy" Happy Mother's Day.

Love Kailee xxoo




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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for this opportunity to post our moms pic and salute them in such a wonderful way.
    God bless

    Comment by Linda Bell — May 8, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

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