Valerie McIntyre McIntyre-cyr

Profile Updated: January 8, 2018
Spouse/Partner: Widowed
Residing In: Orleans s one, ON Canada
Homepage: Vmcyr1944@gmail. Com
Occupation(not retired, what did you do during the other 50 years?): Banking. The bank of nova scotia
Children: One daughter Rachelle cyr- kelderman. Born august 7 1973
Yes! Attending Reunion
Retired? y/n when?:

2012

Comments:

Enjoying retirement travelling. Have been widowed since 1993. Have lived in Canada since October 1966 married a Canadian (French). Enjoyed a long career in banking I have been a longtime member of the royal Canadian legion. President of the ladies auxiliary for several years I have done a great deal of time in England My. Favourite place in Canada is Nova Scotia I love the sea. What can I say I still go down "home" but most of my family have passed on have some cousins left in warners , Ohio, Michigan and California.its been a long journey since leaving all behind in baldwinsville but I have great memories of school, friends, st. Mary's church, and the old Mildred avenue gang. Remember carl " buddy" lowery and harry Garrett.

School Story:

I started school at south side school in second grade from warners. I left baker after my junior year when we moved back to warners. I attended the convent school in Syracuse for senior year and was classmates with Joan hanbury andsally potter. Joan and I have remained best friends ever since.i attended Syracuse university after for two and a half years majoring in history poli-sci. I left following my fathers death in 1964 but returned for another semester. After all that, I decided to do an adventurous thing and moved to Canada. I have been here ever since . Learned French , my daughter is bi-lingual and a graduate of the university of Ottawa With two degrees and did graduate work at the university of Victoria in British Columbia. Very proud of her and my two grandchildren.

Name one thing on your "Bucket List."

To return to England and visit my old haunts. Love, love London.

What would we never guess about you?

Cannot think of anything very exciting except that I struck out on my own at twenty- two to live out of my comfort zone and it all worked out. Having been so timid all my life I guess that rates as something different. Joan hanbury was supposed to come with me but chickened out . We still laugh about it and she calls me her hero for actually having the guts to do it.

If you've learned one important thing in 50 years - what is it?

Take one day at a time. Have no regrets. Try not to waste time on things you cannot change or do anything about. Sorry..... I guess that makes 3 things.

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Feb 09, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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Jan 14, 2018 at 5:18 PM

Hello, bob, just found out that another classmate is living in Canada. Small world. I have spent a lot of time in the maritime, mostly Halifax, lunenburg and lovely Mahone bay. I have several friends in pictou and one wonders if you know of a friend he was in the military with, al poccomackie. (That spelling has to be wrong) and I think he said this guy has a mussel farm? Anyway, I live in Orleans, Ontario near Ottawa. I have been in Canada since October, 1966. A lifetime. I hope you are doing well out there in god,s country. Nova Scotia is a paradise. Take care and the best to you and yours. Valerie

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Jan 13, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Hey, buddy, from one old member of the Mildred ave gang to another ! Wow! You have had a busy life. Go, navy!!! Nearly ended up there myself until my mother found out I had been to recruiting. Just wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps. I recall all the fun stuff in b'ville an d all our years in school. I wonder if you recall when harry garret threw a baseball bat at me and nearly broke my nose ? Remember the late jimmy clancy at south side school ? We all had great fun getting into... or, up to no good. Anyways, have a good and healthy new year and , don't worry.... navy will beat army next big game. All the best, Valerie.

Jan 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Happy new year, terry, and all the best to you and yours. Looking at all the photos on this site is really something. Were we really all that young ? Last I saw you was " doctor zhivago... remember ? After that I headed north to Canada and, I guess, the rest of my life. I don't get down home much anymore, but I remember fondly of b'ville, school days and old pals...and you sitting behind me in mrs. Webb' class asking me if I had any gum ? Cheers to the old days.... and to a good new year. All the very best, Valerie.