John Scott built this granite structure as a kind of dry stone tribute to his best friend Wade who died tragically last April. The memorial cairn which is situated in a very remote area in White Lake (near Arnprior Ontario) is at a place where Wade camped and frequented often. The structure was completed just yesterday
Ten tons of gnarly chunky stone were gathered locally and rolled out of the bush and painstakingly shaped by John with hammer and chisel.The sandstone plaque was brought in his truck from Southern Ontario and the letters were tooled in the evenings at the cabin where John stayed until he finished this lonely and rather noble gesture of remembrance to his well beloved friend.
John told me that just as he was starting a fire at the end of the last day of building a large doe jumped out of the bush and stared at him briefly and then disappeared back into the underbrush.