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SCHILL, Johannes and Maria - arrived in Canada from Bessarabia in 1930

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Re: SCHILL, Johannes and Maria - arrived in Canada from Bessarabia in 1930

Posted: 1337031182000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schill

I am Ralph Schweitzer. My mother was your grandfather's sister. You are correct that there was a Gary as well. He committed suicide in 1999.

Hilda's husband is Al, and as far as I know their gravel business in Ft. St. John is now run by their son Brent. and possibly Dwayne as well.

Gust and Clarice's other child passed away by drowning in the Pitt River behind their farm if I remember correctly.

The last I saw Gordon he was living in Likely, B.C. working in the Forestry.

It is possible that June is still alive but has severe dimensia. My mother Freda and Hilda are still alive.

Erna's first husband's name was Bill. I am sure that Erna was older than Ella, so you could have the birth dates mixed up. We called Erna's son "Dickie". I guess that was short for Richard.

John's other child was/is Gail.

My mother's first husband was Leonard, and he committed suicide after a 2nd heart bypass failed about 2002, and her 2nd husband Ronald passed away from cancer in 2007. My mother lives alone in Princeton, B.C. and is doing well.

You had an uncle Donald who was my age. He committed suicide at age 19. I was closer to him than any other cousin on that side of the family. I was with your uncle Gus in the search party that found his body.

So, .. whose daughter are you? Lori's?

If you have any questions I will try to answer.

Take care,

Ralph Schweitzer
Salmon Arm, B.C.
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