Category Archives: Relationships

Relationships • Photo Restoration • 14 • Gabičko • Heather

• Our earliest relationships shape our personality more than any that follow. Our adult personality forms significantly during our teenager years. Those traits are influenced by our partner as much as theirs are formed in front of our eyes. When we enter new relationships later in life, there is an inevitable divergence in that cerebral connection. As we get older it seems to be more difficult to find that compatibility, because our personalities are in constant divergence.

• Heather went on to veterinary studies at Guelph University. She was one of five volunteers from the Aldershot Animal Hospital who eventually became veterinarians. The others were Wayne Cot, Ellen Kinzl, Leann Benedetti, and Mary-Jane Ireland. Some came back to the animal hospital after graduating to work for my mom – this time as veterinarians. Some people are lucky enough to know what they want to be at a very young age.  Heather knew that she wanted to help animals as early as eight years old. She now has a very successful clinic, and works very hard.  I’m proud of her.

• Heather

If you missed the previous posts on Heather, you’ll find them here:

• Digital Photo Restoration

 6 minutes 44 seconds

87.Jun.11 - Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (high school prom)
87.Jun.11 – Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (high school prom)
87.Jun.11 - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (high school prom)
87.Jun.11 – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (high school prom)
89.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (Sharkey's brunch, Roman's graduation)
89.Jun – Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (Sharkey’s brunch, Roman’s graduation)
89.Sep.5 - Burlington · Heather Brown (w. Judd, Aldershot Animal Hospital)
89.Sep.5 – Burlington · Heather Brown (w. Judd, Aldershot Animal Hospital)
87.Jul.25 - Hamilton · Erika, Vašek Vasak, Eva, Alica, Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (Wendy Evan's wedding)
87.Jul.25 – Hamilton · Erika, Vašek Vasak, Eva, Alica, Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (Wendy Evan’s wedding)
88.Sep.18 - Burlington · Heather Brown, Gabriel, Eva, Roman & Alica Dusil (birthday)
88.Sep.18 – Burlington · Heather Brown, Gabriel, Eva, Roman & Alica Dusil (birthday)
90 - Burlington · Heather Brown (Aldershot Animal Hospital waiting room with dog)
90 – Burlington · Heather Brown (Aldershot Animal Hospital waiting room with dog)
90.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom)
90.Jun – Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom)
90.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, beautiful hair)
90.Jun – Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, beautiful hair)
90.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, beautiful dress)
90.Jun – Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, beautiful dress)

87.Jun.11 - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (high school prom, premiere pro)

Relationships • Photo Restoration • 12 • Gabičko • Heather

• By the time I entered my first year of university Heather and I had a more stable relationship. She found some equilibrium in dealing with my personality. My first year of university was very challenging though. Our relationship turned into a long distant one. My residence was three hours away and I would come home on the weekends and holidays to be with Heather and my family. Having a high school sweetheart entering university wasn’t the wisest move, and I knew it at the time. But I was in love, so nothing more can really be said about that.

• My second year was easier because I finished my studies at a university closer to home. (I didn’t transfer because of Heather, but the circumstances is outside the scope of this story, so I won’t go there).  As I finished my third year Heather invited me to her high school prom, but I caused such a stink about something, she ended up going with a classmate. I deserved it. Shortly after that she broke up with me. I was being a douche bag, and she needed to get on with her life. I had many years to grow and mature, and she had far surpassed me in that regard.

• Heather

If you missed the previous posts on Heather, you’ll find them here:

• Digital Photo Restoration

 6 minutes 30 second

88.Jul - Milton · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (Crawford Lake)
88.Jul – Milton · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (Crawford Lake)
87.Jul.25 - Hamilton · Heather Brown (Wendy Evan's wedding)
87.Jul.25 – Hamilton · Heather Brown (Wendy Evan’s wedding)
87.Jul - Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (hammock)
87.Jul – Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (hammock)
87.Jul - Burlington · Zakk, Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (front yard)
87.Jul – Burlington · Zakk, Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (front yard)
87.Jul - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil, Zakk & Heather Brown (front yard)
87.Jul – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil, Zakk & Heather Brown (front yard)
87.Aug - Burlington · Heather Brown (Miss Burlington)
87.Aug – Burlington · Heather Brown (Miss Burlington)
87.Aug - Burlington · Heather Brown (Miss Burlington, 2nd runner up)
87.Aug – Burlington · Heather Brown (Miss Burlington, 2nd runner up)
87.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (high school graduation diploma)
87.Jun – Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (high school graduation diploma)
87.Jun - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (high school graduation)
87.Jun – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (high school graduation)
87.Jul.25 - Hamilton · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (Wendy Evan's wedding)
87.Jul.25 – Hamilton · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (Wendy Evan’s wedding)

87.Aug - Burlington · Heather Brown (Miss Burlington, 2nd runner up, premiere pro)

Relationships • Photo Restoration • 9 • Gabičko • Heather

• I met Heather at the Aldershot Animal Hospital. She was a volunteer at my mom’s clinic and had already been working there for a few weeks. On this day our paths finally crossed. Eventually Heather joined the payroll, and we ended up working the same shift on Saturdays. At first I got her to do all the dirty work. In the morning one of us had to walk the dogs, and the other cleaned the cages. The cages were always filthy from the night before, so walking the dogs was always the best option. Also, before closing the clinic we needed to vacuum and wash the floors. I hated vacuuming, so that was her job. As time went on Heather ‘s charm had me in role reversal – and I was doing all the dirty work.

• Two years later we started dating. The awkward bit was that we began our relationship when Heather was in ninth grade and I was in grade twelve. In some ways we were a perfect couple with a lot of common interests. I was also infatuated by her. But I couldn’t shake the fact that we had such an age difference. I was never outright ridiculed by my friends, except for a few passing comments.  But because of my adolescent insecurities at the time, it bothered me a lot. As a result, Heather suffered through no less than four breakups over a span of 18 months, and a repeated cycle of me crawling back in shame and regret.

• Heather

If you missed the previous posts on Heather, you’ll find them here:

• Digital Photo Restoration

 6 minutes 30 seconds

87.Aug - Burlington · Heather Brown (yellow lilies)
87.Aug – Burlington · Heather Brown (yellow lilies)
85.Aug - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (garden)
85.Aug – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (garden)
86.Aug - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (portrait)
86.Aug – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil & Heather Brown (portrait)
86.Aug - Burlington · Heather Brown (stairs)
86.Aug – Burlington · Heather Brown (stairs)
89.Jul - Ocala · Heather Brown (hot beach bikini)
89.Jul – Ocala · Heather Brown (hot beach bikini)
89.Jul - Ocala · Heather Brown (summer dress)
89.Jul – Ocala · Heather Brown (summer dress)
90 - Burlington · Heather Brown (18th birthday, red, grey & black dress)
90 – Burlington · Heather Brown (18th birthday, red, grey & black dress)
90.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, gorgeous)
90.Jun – Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, gorgeous)
90.Mar - Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (dinner date to Salvatore's)
90.Mar – Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (dinner date to Salvatore’s)
86.Aug - Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (napping)
86.Aug – Burlington · Heather Brown & Gabriel Dusil (napping)

 90.Jun - Burlington · Heather Brown (high school prom, gorgeous, premiere pro)