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My Mom

My mother, Aline (Murphy) Filliol was raised in a large Catholic family, in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. She was born on September 8th, 1928 and was the fifteenth child. Her mother Heloise (Lavictoire) Murphy was forty-five years old when my mother was born.







The first time I saw this photo was after my mother died. I love it! She was 16 or 17 years old. My daughter Rachel looks a lot like her, I think.



My Mom attended Nativity Primary School in Cornwall, then Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School. Then she went away to Sacred Heart Convent in Ottawa, to become a Catholic nun. She remembers being so homesick that she cried herself to sleep every night.







My Mom, early in her marriage when she lived at the Filliol Farm on Track Road.



My mom's earliest childhood memory was going to the corner store with my maternal grandfather and choosing penny candy. Her saddest childhood memory was seeing her brother Tom leaving to go to war overseas. Her happiest childhood memory was her first pair of white skates for Christmas. Some of her older brothers went to work on the Canadian Railway out west. Her brother Tom ended up staying in British Columbia. She was closest to her sister Louise. I remember my Aunt Louise more than any of my other aunts and uncles.

My mom has told me that I am most like her mother and that I am named after Heloise (Lavictoire) Murphy.



My maternal grandmother, Heloise (Lavictoire) Murphy

My Mom, Aline (Murphy) Filliol

Me, Helen Eloise (Filliol) Aardsma





Death of My Mother

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Helen (Filliol) Aardsma



            

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