Ninety-eight-year-old Charles Fisher is a World War Two veteran. As a teen, he immigrated to Canada and left extended family behind around the world.
Fisher decided last winter that it was time he started using the internet. Mostly, he wanted to keep in touch with his eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, who is already a teenager.
"He had never used a computer before," his grandchild, Kris Kearney-Richards, wrote to CBC News.
The family researched different options and decided an iPad was right for their eldest family member.
"He was a natural," wrote Kearney-Richards.
Fisher started sending e-mails and pictures, and downloading different applications.
"I am sure that he must be the oldest person in Canada with an iTunes account!" wrote Kearney-Richards, adding the whole family is very proud of their patriarch for learning how to use new technology so well.
"Technology has opened the world to him," wrote Kearney-Richards.