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From: Stella Stanger <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] MOODY query
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:31:46 -0800
Hi, Just searched Online White Pages Directory MyTelus.com
for the MUNROE / MUNRO surname - Kelowna
2 listings.for MUNROE
14 listings for MUNRO
At 03:16 AM 11/11/2009, you wrote:
>I checked the address, years later when I was given the letter, and there
>was still a MOODY at the address written on the letter.
>I rang - unfortunately it was one of those calls that you dread. My timing
>was bad, for whatever reason, and I was given a 'short shift'.... being told
>to contact Debbie/y Munro(e) in Kelowna.... unfortunately I didn't get the
>chance to find out how!!!!
>It was not Howard I spoke to - but someone quite a bit younger I would
>detect from the voice... and there was a young child in the bgd.
>Though, after a few more years of research, I found that Howard and his wife
>had moved to Kelowna area, by then possibly.
>Actually, you have a good point there - it would be worth rechecking whose
>initial the address was under.... I was so amazed to find it that I didn't
>think to check that fact. It may give me a clue.
>Thanks for your help Stella :-))
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Stella Stanger" <>
>Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:13 PM
>Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] MOODY query
> > Hi, Just a few thoughts.
> > There was a letter in 1988 - had an address for Willowdale Ontario -
> > was there a name on the return address on the envelope.
> > This person wrote and introduced himself - by name?
> > What is the name ?
> > If he moved to British Columbia - a search of the Online White pages
> > directory for the given name - may prove helpful.
> > The Address in 1988 Willowdale Ontario - A lookup in the telephone
> > Directory for that time frame - may show a full name.
> > Births are difficult - though some families post a notice of birth in
> > newspapers - but these are not indexed . It would mean looking
> > through all newspapers day by day - year by year - in hope of finding
> > something.
> > I don't know if Marriages have been indexed over the years in Ontario.
> > The family may have posted a marriage announcement in the papers -
> > not everyone does - but again - a date would be required
> > Post to the Message board/s for British Columbia.
> > Cheers & Good Luck, Stella
> > At 07:15 PM 10/11/2009, you wrote:
> >>I am new to this list and I have been trying to find this man and
> >>his family for many years, I am hoping that someone may be able to
> >>give me some good clues as to how I may be able to find him (if he
> >>is still alive) and to trace his children.
> >>It started back in the mid 1800's with two cousins lived in London,
> >>They were close friends.
> >>To keep it short, though the plan was for them both to emigrate to
> >>Canada only one did
> >>- a year or so later the other one came to NZ (my line).
> >>Unfortunately Fred, who went to Canada, died a couple of years after
> >>having a son
> >>and I believe my GG-Grandfather (ex NZ) kept in contact with his
> >>widow and may have helped support her.
> >>In 1987 the only direct descendent that I am aware of came to NZ and
> >>tried to make contact with relatives he knew lived here - he wasn't
> >>But by 1988 he had found my Uncle's name and address and wrote to
> >>him introducing himself.
> >>Unfortunately I did not see this letter until many years later.
> >>I am trying to find out if this relative is still alive - he was born
> >>I understand he may have moved from Ontario to British Columbia
> >>(possibly Okanagan Valley)... approximatey 1990.
> >>The 1988 address I had for him was Willowdale, Ontario, he worked
> >>for Imperial Oil for many, many years and in later years spent the
> >>Canadian winters in Texas - they had an Airstream Trailer.
> >>I was wondering if anyone can advise or help me trace his marriage
> >>and his children.
> >>I know that he had at least one daughter (who may have died in her
> >>20's/30s) and a son who was living in Vancouver at the time of the
> >>letter. Names unknown.
> >>Many thanks, in anticipation.
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