Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Great Grandma

May 24, 1920-November 12, 2010
 My Great Grandma was a war bride. She came to Vancouver Island on a ship and then on a train with her two baby daughters, Mary and Margaret, from Scotland in January 1944.

She didn’t know if her new husband would ever return from the terrible war that was tearing the world apart.
She settled on Vancouver Island and had two more children, John and Jim. Her children grew up playing and working on the beautiful Island and they had children of there own. Her family has grown amazingly—she has seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
 My Great Grandma loved to knit, and bake (she made the best scones ever) and to garden. And she had some of the most delicious apples I’ve ever tasted—one year we picked so many we had to have apple pies for weeks. She loved jewellery and cats. But I think most of all she loved her family. And we love and will miss her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Maia,

You have written such a lovely, heart-warming tribute to your Great Grandma. She was lucky to have such a warm, loving family that grew and grew.

I heard a lot about her over the years. I knew how much you all mattered to her and how much your mum and grandma really loved her (and you too of course).

She must have been so proud to have had such amazing children, grand-children and great great grandkids.

Big Hugs and Much Love,
Auntie Lynne