Jean-François Pinsonnault is a well know and respected trainer, facilitator and mediator in the Corporate and Academic field in Canada. His experience spans over forty years in the private and public sector.
After his semi-retirement from the business world he dedicated a significant portion of his time writing about his experienced caring for his mother. His aim is to share with anyone interested, the beauty and the wonderful experience of being able to ensure a parent’s comfort for as long as it is possible.
Historically the caring of elder parents/grand-parents has often fell either to the spouses or to the women in the family. He hopes that his experience will encourage other sons and sons-in-laws to take on this role towards ensuring the comfort of their elder parents.
The learning and the experiences of his journey will surely be a benefit to others who decide to do the same with their elderly parents.
For nearly ten years Jean-François visited his widowed and unwell mother every other week, to ensure her comfort. Regularly, he invited her to come and live with him. Each time Lise, his mother, kindly refused saying she was not ready. One spring day, she called and asked: “Is the offer still good?”