Our new Canadian

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Colleen has been a little busy these days!

In addition to looking after five young children, working some nursing shifts at McFarland Home in Picton, doing farm and garden chores, helping Andrew with honey sales, volunteering at church and being hospitable to a variety of people, she has been doing the paperwork necessary to become a Canadian citizen, including studying for the citizenship exam.

She passed the exam and was invited last Friday to a citizenship ceremony in Ottawa at which she took the oath of citizenship.  It all became official!  Sheila and I were pleased to be able to attend along with Andrew and the children.

It was a great day for the family and we think that Canada gained another great citizen!

Colleen with Lukas just before the ceremony began.


It seemed appropriate to mark the occasion by walking the several blocks from the government office building to Parliament Hill.


It was hot that afternoon but most of the kids were able to pose for a family photo to mark the occasion. From left to right: Silas (9 months); Maya (7 1/2); Lukas (3 next month); Isaac (5 this week); Elise (7 1/2)


6 Responses

  1. Margie Sargent

    Thanks for sharing this, Bob and Sheila. It filled in some of the gaps and we really enjoyed the pictures!

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Janette Williams

    Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful family photo of Andrew, Colleen and all the children. Hope you are all doing well, Bob and Sheila.

  4. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing. You must both be so proud….all those grand children! They keep us young for sure. Much love from the west coast! Kathryn

  5. Monika Hilder

    Congratulations! So much joy! And lovely pictures.

  6. Jenny Goshulak

    Congratulations to all of you!

    Ted and Jenny

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