I'll start off again.
As most of you know, I have moved "So far away" from my home country of New Zealand to Canada. But this is not about me.
For some reason Canada seems to have an affinity with my family as I can count no less than 5 people who moved from New Zealand to Canada. SO WHY did they move so far away!!
These 5 people are - the two men who moved to Canada before or during World War 1. They may have joined the Canadian military in order to avoid seeing any action.
There is Myself of course. No need to add anything to that.
There is my cousins son, Timothy (Still living so no profile yet), who fell in love with a French Canadian girl who was backpacking around NZ. They now live in Quebec.
And lastly there is my third cousin Margaret Stewart.
Margaret grew up on a farm in Southland, New Zealand, and in 1980 she came to Canada in an agricultural exchange. She fell in love with a Canadian, married him in 1981 and never went home. She now lives in British Columbia.
Darn it - I forgot that I can no longer use living people!!
LOL And then I forgot that Margaret is a Member of Wikitree!! LOL
But we can still the WW1 fellows!!
So lets use those men who skipped out on the Kiwi Military.
One was named Thomas Fairbairn, and the other man was his brother Colin. Both men would have been Great Uncles to Margaret on her mothers side.
What is it about Canada that attacts the Kiwis?
I think it's because Canada is very much like New Zealand. The culture, the infrastructure, the geography, There is just ONE major difference. Canada is ever so much BIGGER!!!!
As a country, NZ can easily fit into the following provinces and territories at least once over!! Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, NWT, Yukon and Nunavut.