Deb and I made our way back to Ontario,
stopping overnight in Regina with friends Jim and Pat. We got to go to
great nephew Jesse's 1st birthday party before arriving in Weyburn to celebrate
Mom's birthday with her.
In April Michael went to Roatan, Honduras
for some island scuba diving. Brian had a kick boxing tournament in Thessaloniki,
In May friends Jim and Pat from Regina spent
a weekend at the cottage with us.
Summer was soon on its way and in June we
flew to England for two weeks. The main reason for our visit was to attend
Natalie's graduation from the University of Surrey. She spent 4 years studying
Law and French.
We were home in Mississauga for 2 days before
we flew to Regina so that we could attend Aunt Rhoda's surprise 70th birthday
party and the MacDonald family reunion.
In July Ross and Marj spent a weekend with
us at the cottage and attended the Douglas family reunion. As we were driving
to the reunion, Ross and Marj received the news that they had become the
proud grandparents of twins Tyler and Alyssa.
Back at the cottage...
We installed a patio door and new windows
on the coldest day in May... and a 4 hour power cut didn't help!
A new air tight fireplace in July and new carpet in the living room, bedroom
and hallway. In August new kitchen and dinning room floor tiles... laid
on the two hottest days of the summer!
Natalie arrived for a two-week visit mid
August and old friend Howard from Calgary spent a couple of days at the
cottage with us too.
Deb and I were married at the Ancaster Old
Mill. Mom, Michael, Brian, Natalie, Matthew and friends Cliff & Pat,
Rudy & Mei joined us for the ceremony. We had a lovely day.
As one of Deb's friends wrote:
'A natural conclusion to your special
Unfortunately, I have been suffering
from pneumonia for a month since November 7th. Pretty well confined to
We plan to spend Christmas at home this year.
Deb will be cooking Christmas dinner for Michael and Brian and friends
Rudy and Mei and any other waifs and strays that care to join us.
Got another mid week season pass to Sunshine
this winter. Deb and I are planning to head out west late January for a
couple of months again. Hope to see you soon.
Have A Happy 2002
October 14th, 2001... Bruce and Deb Wed