Monday, March 03, 2008

Remembering Jeff Healey

Just a tribute post to Jeff Healey...who jokingly said he was related to most of London, Ontario area folks....I was one of many. This man's story weaves through some of the faithful saints that have been so very dear to my spiritual journey. It was so awesome to see how God spun the threads of this man's life into my own. I did not know him hardly at all but by name. Others knew him much, much more. He was known to have a spirituality about him. I know his eyes have been opened by the One and Holy God. May his family find comfort at this time of great sadness.



Jeff Healey Dies at the Age of 41
(BUM) Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey died yesterday of cancer.
The jazz and blues rock musician lost his battle with cancer at the age of 41. Healey died from lung cancer in a Toronto hospital, surrounded by his family.
Healey was best known for his unique way of playing the guitar. Blind since the age of 1, the guitarist had taught himself to play the instrument on his lap. The artist lost his vision from a form of cancer called retinoblastoma.
In 1990, the Jeff Healey Band earned the title of Canadian Entertainer of the Year at the Juno Awards.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually the girl at work who sits in the cubical next over said that she is related...her Grandmother and his were sisters.

RoG of walkingchurch
~8)

In Christ Alone said...

See there you go....he was related to just about everyone. :)

In Him,

Hopeless Romantic said...

I am confident of only one thing: I know that now his guitar no longer weeps and now the blind see. He is with Jesus dancing on the streets that are golden and he sees now with the Eyes of Christ.

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Philip said...

I just sent a link to some friends of Jeff Healey doing "See the Light" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d95YFdubGrU when I stumbled on your blog.

I too love the Lord Jesus and I like your comment
"I do not think I have been broken totally. God is working on me". That's honest and real, we need more of that in God's Church.

I hope Jeff "saw the light", I saw him play in Poole UK years ago and met him. I still have one of his picks!

God Bless

Philip