For my Grandson

This section of the website is a work in progress.  It offers family photos, stories and personal recollections about my parents, grandparents and other ancestors that I hope will someday be of interest to my grandson.
A Message to my Grandson

Do you know that I love you?
Do you know that every day I think of you?

Though I have not met you yet, that doesn’t stop me from loving you. As each year goes by and you grow taller, stronger and smarter and you learn about this world and how to travel through it, my love for you grows deeper.

I am here for you if you ever need me. 
I cross my heart and hope to live
just long enough for me to give
you all the love you so deserve,
my darling one, 
my sweet grandson.

Here are some photos of your family when they were younger like you are now and some more detailed information about others below.  

Top left: Margaret and June (Saint John, 1949); Top right: Colin and Cam (Toronto, 1995); Bottom left: Mike, Kendal, Evan and Elyse (Vancouver, 2005); Bottom right: John, June, Doug and Diane (Stanley, New Brunswick (1960)

The brave one, your great-great-grandfather: Douglas Eastham who lived from November 25, 1908 and died February 24, 1944 at the young age of 36. Click here to read more and see a gallery of images and here to read his letters to your great-great grandmother Margaret during World War II.

Douglas Eastham (far left) in England 1943 with the crew of the Lancaster Bomber he flew with.

The graceful one, your great-grandmother: Margaret June Eastham Farmer born June 2, 1936 and passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on December 13, 2001. She was only 64 when she died. Click here to read more and see a gallery of images of her.

The deep and determined one, your great-grandfather: John Franklin Farmer born August 4, 1926 and died February 5, 2018 at the age of 93.

John with his mother Ruth, Woodstock New Brunswick, c1930
John with Diane, Fredericton New Brunswick 1958
John with Michael and Diane, Werl Germany 1964

The dutiful one, your great-great-great grandmother, Freda Clarke Britton who was born in Newfoundland on November 22, 1889 and passed away in 1977 in Saint John New Brunswick at the age of 88.