To the Editor,
On July 30 weekend the Merrithews celebrated a family reunion at the home of John and Audrie (nee Merrithew ) Winsley. The 60 who vacationed in the Haliburton Highlands came from across Canada, USA and England and ranged in age from two to 86.
This branch of the Merrithews resided in Plaster Rock New Brunswick on the Tobique River and consisted of five boys and two girls: Robert, Pauline, Wilbert, John, Helen, Daniel and Arthur. These folks proved to be hard-working, family and faith-oriented people.
Several of the boys were in the construction business and were involved in building bridges and roads ie the Renous Highway in New Brunswick. Women tended to be teachers or nurses. Wilbert Merrithew was killed as a pilot in Second World War.
The newer generation were in the RCMP, engineers, electricians, etc.
The Winsley family