November 13, 2010

My Nana & Maia's Great Grandma

Maia did such a nice job of putting together this beautiful post in remembrance of my Nana--that I thought I would borrow it from her blog and use it as well.

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.


karen said...

very sweet post :) that picture of Maia when she's little, sitting on the couch... she looks EXACTLY like strawberry shortcake, though I'm sure that's not the first time she's got that. :)

Diane, Evan, Maia and Charlie the cat said...

Ah, thanks Karen. She did get strawberry shortcake and Anne of Green Gables:)