This is beautiful beyond words although I cannot relate since I had the complete opposite relationship with my father. But, nonetheless, this is powerful, very touching. Luckily, I had a mother who sounded like your father was with you...that's what gives me strength.
I'm glad that Ron left this link in my poem...indeed this is a perfect metaphor ion any level.
And I am sure that your father has read this from heaven, sounds cliche I know, but it is a comforting thought isn't it?
Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!