48th Anniversary

Today is our forty-eighth wedding anniversary.

I met my husband-to-be in September, 1965, in Edmonton Alberta. I had just graduated from university and John was in his 4th year of engineering. We were 20 years old.

That December, we drove to his family’s home in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, and we decided to get married. In the next few months, John graduated with his engineering degree and I finished my first year teaching. We also both turned 21.

We travelled to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where we were married on July 16.

Three days later, we left for Zambia, East Africa, where we would work as volunteers for the next few years. Our first daughter, Michelle was born there. Lindi, Carla, and Monica were born over the next few years. We lived in:

  • Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Fort Smith, NWT
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Naperville, Illinois
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario

We have five grandsons and three granddaughters. We are retired and very happy.


July 16, 1966.

July 16, 1966.


Thank you for reading. – Maureen



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