These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71.
He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and had four children, myself being the oldest, then Renee, Andrea and Danielle.
Here are several pictures of my father through the years.
Gerard Turmaine c. 1938
Turmaine Family: Theresa, Henry (Grandpere), Gerard (Dad), Rose (Grandmere), and Joseph, c. 1944.
Mom and Dad’s Wedding, March 8, 1958.
Mom and Dad’s Wedding: March 8, 1958.
Mom and Dad, c. 1958.
Mom and Dad, c. 1959.
Dad holding me as a newborn, 1959
Dad with me, c. 1959.
Turmaine family portrait: clockwise from top left, Uncle Roger, Grandpere Henri, Dad, Mom, Grandmere Rose, and Aunt Therese, circa 1959.
Dad in his national pipe band uniform.
My immediate family portrait from the mid to late 60’s with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom, c. 1967.
Renee’s first communion: left to right; Me (Christine), Renee, Dad (Gerard), Danielle, and Andrea, c. 1967.
Dad with us girls Christmas morning, c. 1967.
Clockwise from left: Mom, Dad, Grandmere Rose, and me, c. 1972.
Grandmere Rose, Dad, and Tante Terry, c. 1972.
Dad working in the bush, c. 1972.
Family portrait in 1989: rear l to r, Mom and Dad; center, Andrea with Chris on her lap; front, Danielle, Renee and me.
Mom and Dad walking me up the aisle, June 8, 1991.
Mark and I with my Mom and Dad at our wedding, June 8, 1991.
Mom and Dad dancing at my wedding, June 8, 1991.
Dad and his sister, my Tante Terry at my wedding.
Just Dad, 1995.
Memorial of Dad at Goose Spit, Comox near his post as Commissionaire.