My name is Carol McCooeye and I believe we are cousins. I live in the Ottawa area.
I have heard mention of your grandfather Frank over the years, although I do not remember him myself. I do know your Uncle Bobby and Aunt Brenda and have heard of your father and also the remainder of your aunts and uncles but do not really know them.
"Spittin Sam McCooeye" to which you refer to (and by the way was a very fitting name) was my grandfather.
My sister, Diana and I are also trying to put together some type of family tree and would love to have any information you or your aunt Marilyn might have. We have managed to trace our portion of the family back to Thomas McCooeye (Red Tom) who came to Canada from Ireland in 1831. Your great grandfather John Douglas McCooeye and my grandfather Samuel Robert McCooeye were brothers.
If you send me your email address I can send you what we have found out so far.
Talk to you soon.