Landing : Athabascau University

Two very proud fathers...

...and two very beautiful sons.

I'm now grandparent to a perfect little Canuck.

Best. Thing. Ever.


  • Simon Chandler January 30, 2017 - 5:50pm

    I am very happy for you Dr Dron! You look *so* pleased.



  • Jon Dron January 30, 2017 - 5:57pm

    Thanks Simon - I could not be more pleased!

  • Simon Chandler January 30, 2017 - 6:26pm

    What did your son name his baby?

  • Jon Dron January 30, 2017 - 6:29pm


  • Simon Chandler January 30, 2017 - 6:46pm

    Oh, that is a nice name.

  • Terry Anderson January 30, 2017 - 6:57pm

    Welcome Jasper!!

    We are thrilled to hear of your safe arrival. Congrats to your Mom and Dad.  And even your Grandad and Kess!

    We are thrilled to have another Dron on the planet!

    Terry and Susan

  • Jon Dron January 30, 2017 - 7:23pm

    Jasper would like to say thanks, Terry, though, disappointingly, he doesn't yet have the typing skills (but he does have the most beautiful, perfect little fingers), so I thank you and Susan on his behalf!  And thanks Simon - yes, we're pleased and can't wait to take him to 'his' national park and town.


  • Mary Pringle January 30, 2017 - 7:58pm


  • Michael McNorgan January 30, 2017 - 8:17pm

    Your face (smile) says it all Dr. Dron. Congratulations and I hope everyone is doing well.

  • Jon Dron January 30, 2017 - 8:31pm

    Thanks Mary and Mike - yes, indeed, every time I see him I smile or cry or both. Still feel the same way about his father, as it happens. Both parents still shattered and shell-shocked but utterly joyful. They only moved into their new home a couple of weeks ago so I cannot begin to imagine the stress (both positive and not so much) but we are only a couple of blocks away and doing our best to help, whether they want it or not!

  • Gerald Ardito January 31, 2017 - 6:45am


    Congratulations to you and all the Drons.

    You face does say it all.

    And there is no time to waste getting those perfect little fingers to learn to type.


  • Louis Lemaire January 31, 2017 - 7:28am

    Congratulations, that is a wonderful photo!

  • Stuart Berry January 31, 2017 - 8:55am

    Wow how very exciting Jon - Best wishes to your family and a special welcome to young Jasper - What a wonderful gift - Aren't we the lucky ones!

  • Jon Dron January 31, 2017 - 10:28am

    Thanks Gerald, Louis, and Stu! Yes, so lucky.

  • Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno January 31, 2017 - 10:25pm

    Oh my gosh Jon, congratulations to the entire family, beautiful!


  • Viorel Tabara February 1, 2017 - 9:27pm

    Proud grandfather I can tell ;) A quick time travel in the past isn't it? Congratulations and all the best!

  • Jon Dron February 2, 2017 - 10:07am

    Thanks Viorel, thanks Shauna!

    Indeed, it all comes flooding back. Amongst other things, I had almost forgotten how, as a new parent, so much of your world revolves around the quality and frequency of your baby's poops :-). I must say that these two are so much readier and more capable than we ever were, but I don't think any parent can be fully prepared for the seismic upheaval it brings to everything. So nice as a grandparent to just get the good bits and not have to deal with that again.

  • Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno February 3, 2017 - 10:25pm

    For sure!  It seems more these days than when I was a kid that kids really enjoy spending time with their grandparents.  My kids see their grandparents as buddies, they call my mother-in-law to come over and tell them jokes at bed time just when I am trying to shut the house down for the night!  You will have fun!


  • Jon Dron February 4, 2017 - 12:53pm

    I sure hope so, Shauna! Sometimes, when my kids were being difficult, I used to console myself with the thought that, one day, they would have children of their own, and I would be the grandparent that spoiled them rotten. My hour has come around at last :-)

  • Mary McNabb April 26, 2017 - 8:41am

    Just found this post - congratulations! It's so much more fun being a grandparent - and your face shows that you'll enjoy it immensely. Such a great adventure.

  • Jon Dron April 26, 2017 - 10:47am

    Thanks Mary - yes, I am loving it!