Welcome to my web page. This first page is all about me. I was born in my parentís home in the year 1929, 1st Nov. is my birthdate.

This is me, with my mother and father! I was given the name Ethel Annabelle, by my sister Irene. I didnít know this because I went by the name of Annabelle all my life. My parentsí names are Gordon and Annie Cole. There were nine children in the Cole family at the time. Seven years later my little brother Archie was born. I was lucky enough to have five brothers and four sisters. In order of their ages my sisters were Irene, Evelyn, Bertha and Mary. My brothers are Charlie, Raymond, Jim, Bill, and Archie. Iím very sad to say that my brothers Charlie, Jim, and Bill have passed away. Also very sad to say my sister Irene passed away at the age of ninety.

          I grew up and went to school at Lampard School only two miles walk down a country road. When I was finished school I worked for a short time at the new Watson Hospital. The following spring I went to work for Dr. and Mrs. Polec in Wynyard Sask as a nanny. I took care of their two children Marion and Monty. It was my first time away from home and was a great experience. In between working at the Watson Hospital and at the Dr's in Wynyard I would spend my time at my sisters and brother Rays helping with their children and having fun with them. I have many happy memories of those times.

          It was while working at the Polecís I met my future husband Victor Starks. We met through his friend and my cousin Bert Schaerer. We were married on Dec.05/48. We raised five children; Monty, Doug, Kathy, Keith and Daniel. We were also blessed with five grandchildren; Lee, Chris, Kim, Kori and Kellene. We also have three step grandchildren; Sabrina, John and Dustin. Very recently I was blessed with four great grandchildren; Darien, Annika, Jordyn, Olivia and three step great grandchildren Angel, Corbin and Colton.

          Very sadly, in April of 2004 Vic passed away after a long and terrible illness.

          In the 56 years we were married we moved many, many times. We lived in Colonsay, Wynyard, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Penticton BC, Sylvan Lake and Calgary Alberta. For the past two years I have lived at the Scott Towers in Saskatoon.

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