The sound of love can take many forms.
Recently it took the form of the very loud, raucous sound of more than 180 children at St. Vincent School hammering away, building birdhouses.
The spirit behind their actions was to love and honour the memory of Ron Stevens, the husband of St. Vincent principal Nicole Stevens.
Ron lost his 22-month battle with pancreatic cancer Feb. 16. Staff and students at the school had been praying for him since he became ill in 2013.
Ron was fond of building birdhouses for students, and when asked what else they could do for him, he responded with a request that they build birdhouses.
After he passed, Ron and Nicole’s sons Ronnie and Justin cut wood and had it brought to the school.
“It’s a good day,” Nicole said, wiping away a tear as she watched the primary students build the birdhouses with the help of their older school buddies.
Students will be allowed to take the birdhouses home when finished.