My wife had a baby boy in the hospital in May of 1963. My son’s name his David. My father-in-law wanted me to move in with them to help with work around the house. It helped me too. The first year I was married and my first Christmas with my wife was good. My son was six months old and I bought my son lots of toys. On Christmas morning my son liked the toys too. My mother-in-law also liked to buy toys for my son. I had two more sons and a daughter over the next three years: Tony, Terry and Anna. I took my children on vacation in the summer months to see the Canadian countryside. I took my children camping on the weekends. The children liked the campground. The kids liked to go swimming and play around the campsite and go to the arcade. Sometimes we would fish in the lake.
Ken and friends at the Captain William Spry Library
I found a job working in the V.G. Hospital maintenance shop and my job was working on the grounds. I worked hard for my money at the hospital. I worked for years on the grounds until I changed my job. My new job was driving a truck for the hospital and it was a better job for me and my family because I made more money. My new job was picking up parts for the hospital and I worked on the snow at night to clean up the snow on the grounds. I worked for the hospital for 32 years and retired. I have a good pension from the hospital to help my family.
My wife and I had four children. I worked hard for my money and for my family. My children got a good education and my son now lives in Winnipeg where he is a computer designer for the airport. My daughter lives in Victoria where she is a manager at a bank. Another son is in the navy in Halifax and my son Terry lives with me. Now they have children of their own and they are working hard for their children.