Name: MARION Isabelle GOATCHER 1 2 3
Birth: 28 JAN 1922 in Regina, , SK, Canada 1 2 3
Reference Number: 223
Marion Goatcher was born in 1922 in Regina, during the years that her parents were living in western Canada, in Saskatchewan and Alberta. During harvesting season, her father, Philip, worked on a thrashing gang. This was a travelling gang and the whole family followed. One year, while they were away from home in Regina, someone stole a whole wall of their house at 456 Forget street. This disappointment was probably one of the factors entering into their decision to return to Montreal, Quebec. In Montreal, Marion attended Earl Grey public school and then Fairmount public school. After many years in Montreal, Marion's parents took up a homestead in Farmborough, Quebec, on the south-eastern outskirts of Noranda, Quebec. Marion remained in Montreal to finish her last years of high school at Montreal High, while her parents were homesteading at Farmborough.
Marion visited her parents at Farmborough, near Noranda, each summer. After finishing high school, Marion taught in a one-room school house near Farmborough. During World War II, Marion returned to Montreal where she worked as a draftsman, revising engineering drawings. That is when she met and married Vic COLE who was in Montreal working as an aviation instrument technician at Ferry Command in Dorval, QC. Shortly after the end of World War II, they moved to Argentina for a couple of years to assist in the start-up of the first national Argentine airline. The unrest around Peron prompted them to return to Canada. They decided to return to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Vic's home town, where Vic had been investing in an automotive parts retail store named the Great West Auto Electric. They raised their three children in Moose Jaw, where Vic became an municipal alderman.
Upon retirement until around the year 2000, Marion and Vic began to spend each winter as "snowbirds" in Mesa, Arizona. There, Marion painted many oil paintings, mostly of different landscapes from around the world. In 2000, Marion suffered a stroke which left her with partial use of the right side of her body. After endless hours of physical therapy, Marion relearned how to write (e.g. letters to friends and relatives) and how to walk with a walker. In time, she also was able to prepare meals by herself and renew her driver's license. After the year 2000, Marion and Vic stopped wintering in Mesa and stayed at their home in Moose Jaw, making short trips by car to visit their many friends.
To Nip [David KC Cole] and Yvette [Richard]
What is there to say about a man
Who marries you without house or land
Then takes you far from your own home town
And expects you to happily settle down?
The land is so flat, the people are strange
For miles you see wheat or cows on the range
But time passes by and you're both so busy
WIth studies and thesis and teaching you're dizzy.
Saskatoon becomes home and soon what do we hear
A sweet baby is born - Theresa is here -
She's smiling and happy and loving and good,
Doing all the cute things a little girl should.
But now you've gone back to live in Quebec
You've found a new house and it's a duplex.
It's got most of the features that you're looking for
And it's not very far to go to the store.
But now I have heard
The kitchen's not complete,
You've got nothing to cook on
And no place to store the meat.
When I was a child
And times were tough
We all thought an ice box
Was really enough.
Though a cooler is good
It's a little bit small
And a fridge is much nicer
Against the kitchen wall.
Some women keep house
WIth a stove, bed and table
But they're really quite clever
If they are able,
To keep the meals coming
With nowhere to cook
Nip get out and buy a stove
And put down that book.
---Marion I Cole 1972
Father: PHILIP Richard GOATCHER b: 11 OCT 1889 in Worthing, , Sussex, Eng.
Mother: DAISY SULLIVAN b: 28 AUG 1884 in St John's Wood in London, , Msex., Eng.
VICTOR (Vic) Charles COLE b: 1 DEC 1918 in Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada
12 JUN 1943
in Montreal, , QC, Canada 1 2 3
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- Title: DC0001 (Personal Archives: Cole & Richard)
Author: David Cole
Note: Secondary Sources: Irene (nee Travil) Jezek Paul Delaney Steven Gibbs Victor Cole and Marion Goatcher Ann Cole Lydie Arsenault Archives: Bedfordshire Herts. Internet Tichborne Royals
Note: 53 Westpark Dr., Gloucester, ON, Canada, K1B 3G4
- Title: Cole5H17.GED
Note: WorldConnect DB:davidcole3
Text: Date of Import: Apr 11, 2004
- Title: E_Cole5H17.GED
Text: Date of Import: Aug 19, 2005