Alex Fex and I were married on December 28,
1963....that's right that's 40 years ago this year ! We have 3 adult
daughters who have all married and moved away. Our 3 grandchildren give
us a great deal of joy constantly. The eldest, Emily,15, is in Gr. 10
already ! Our other two grandkids are 8 and 6 and live in Toronto. 6
year-old Trent is starting hockey this year. Those of you who know my
husband will realize how excited he is about that ! He's already
planning when we'll go down to watch his first game.
I retired from teaching 7 years ago and love the freedom to read and
garden to my heart's content. Travelling is my other joy. Every 3 years
I return to my roots in my birth-country Holland. All of my aunts,
uncles and cousins live there and I love visiting them and some other
parts of Europe as well. Usually some of my cousins and aunts come with
me. Amsterdam is well worth at least one full day each time ! We've
also been to Paris, Antwerp and Brussels several times.
Fondest memory of Creighton is the first day I entered the school to
begin my teaching career. So many of the kids already knew me and
called me by my first name. To think that I was now a teacher in the
school where I had been a student was indeed a thrill for me!
My mother ( deceased in 1997 ), always said that Creighton was our
home-town in Canada and she was absolutely right in all that implies.
My father at 88 is still alive.
UPDATE JULY 2006
Alex and I have been married almost 43 years. After living in the
Creighton - Lively area for 52 years of my life (41 of Alex's ) we
sold our home and moved into Sudbury one year ago. The adjustment
has not been an easy one for me but we are into the next stage of
our life and we are now residing in a much smaller dwelling. (Less
We have three adult daughters, Jacquie (Toronto), Michelle
(Sudbury), and Allison.(Toronto) . We thoroughly enjoy our three
wonderful grandchildren; Emily 17, Rachel 11, and Trent 8. We can
hardly wait for the birth of our fourth one in September! I (Erna)
have been retired from teaching for 10 years this year.
Unbelievable! Alex has been retired from Inco for 13 years and has
been working in Real Estate ever since and is loving it!
My hobbies are; 1)writing for this fantastic website, 2) president
of the Sudbury branch of Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (RWTO),
3) writing my memoirs, 4) St. Pius X CWL, 5) correspondence by
"snail mail" and e-mail with my relatives and friends in Canada and
Holland, 6) gardening , 7) our camp, 8) computer
research, 9) READING! 10) travelling whenever I can!
Alex's hobbies; 1) hockey (he plays 4 times a week!), 2) golf, 3)
our camp at French River, 4) his many volunteer groups e.g. Credit
Union, Sudbury Housing Authority, several other boards.