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.
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
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
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
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