After six years of intensive research, veteran Canadian journalist and author, Ellin Bessner, hosts the first discussion about her new book Double Threat at the Todmorden branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on April 21.
Todmorden Branch 10
Jason Mullis waited patiently for the funeral to end. People paid their respects at a coffin draped with the Canadian flag and with flowers all around the gravesite.
“I knew something was different,” he said, “so I stood there for … hours waiting for everyone to leave.”
That’s when he finally spoke to Denise, the mother of the deceased veteran being buried. Mullis simply wanted to offer his assistance to her. He recognized the difficulties she might have faced as the mother of a former soldier who died by suicide.