Noted local cartoonist and historian Ernie Poignant, 100, entertained staff and visitors in the lobby of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on the afternoon of Dec. 23.
Poignant, who was a patient at the hospital at Christmas a year ago, said he returned to talk and draw as a thank you to the hospital and to spread some Christmas cheer.
Poignant, who first began cartooning as a young boy after his Swedish-born grandmother drew a stick man, turned his hobby into a lifelong passion.
Over the years, he became know for his “chalk talks,” sketches and historical knowledge.
He recently launched a new book, Welcome to the Past!, with proceeds from sales of the book going to the Heritage Abbotsford Society.