Anne Harris Majic and George Majic (d. 2003)
We met at the University of Toronto where I obtained a BA and George a degree in Law. One summer, before graduating, we drove west for jobs and an adventure. A few years later we returned to British Columbia and in 1973 George opened his own law practice in Fernie. Except for one trial year living back east, we remained here in Fernie and carved out a rich life for ourselves and our four children.
George became a well loved and respected criminal lawyer in the Kootenays, he served on City Council and he volunteered in many areas of community life. His death was a huge blow to his family, friends, colleagues and the community of Fernie, but he left us all with his spirit of acceptance, fun and generosity. Until the kids grew up I was a stay-at-home Mom. I then obtained a BEd from the University of Victoria and taught part time in the local schools. Now I’m a happy participant in the Fernie arts, music and sports scene, a community volunteer and a traveling gramma.
Kirsten and David met at the University of Western Ontario and after living and working in NYC for 10 years they have been raising their girls, Georgia(19), Lilah (17) and Sasha (14) in London, UK. David runs his own hedge fund and Kirsten keeps the busy family on track. Georgia, is the first grandchild to have left home and is in her freshman year at Dartmouth.
Julian and Sheryl met at the University of Lethbridge, AB and now live on a 10 acre homestead in farm country north of Calgary. Julian works in sales in the oil industry and Sheryl gave up her city job to enjoy the farm life and have more time with their boys, Conner(14) and Brendan(12).
Xavier and Julie met one weekend in Las Vegas while Xave was still a pro hockey player and Julie a dentist. They now live in Toronto, ON where Xavier manages his own hedge fund and Julie has put dentistry aside to have time with Ruby( 9), George (6) and Josie (4).
Anna and Pat met in Fernie and now live an hour away in Cranbrook, BC with their children, Dryden( 16) and Remy ( 13). Pat works up north in the oil patch, 10 days away, 10 days home, and Anna teaches drama in the local high school.
We all get along great and try to get together at least once every summer and every second Christmas.
I can’t wait for the 2017 Murray family reunion and to living long enough to meet all my Murray cousins and their families.