Remembering our REALTOR® family

There are times when we are reminded of the frailties of life and how precious our relationships with family, friends and clients are. April was a tough month for the Realtor family. 2013 WR President, Phil Harlan, lost his son unexpectedly. 2015 President, Mike Schoonover and his significant other, Past-TPCAR President and current WR board member, Cheryl O’Brien lost her son unexpectedly as well while he was traveling through Costa Rica. Current WR board member, Alicia Harrison and her father, WR Past President Rob Drexler lost his wife, her mother in a snorkeling accident while she was vacationing in Hawaii. All these tragic losses occurred within a few short days of the conclusion of this year’s Washington Realtor Spring Conference held in Vancouver, WA. Lastly, we also mourn the loss of WR Past President Connie Boyle who recently passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.  Connie was the wife of past (1983) Seattle King County President Ed Boyle and was very active with the National Association and the Commercial Association of REALTORS®. Each of these losses represents the dimming of a light in our association. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all their families.
Tyler McKenzie, 2015 SKCR President