Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Tragically "Short" Video :)

While in Thunder Bay , Joanne , Debra & I went in search of my mom's dad's grave site.  Cool huh!  My mom has been looking for it for years, we finally got a map & went to find it.  I took my video camera so I could show mom if we did find it.
 
My grandfather, or Gido, is what we would have called him, had died years before my mom was even married, she was just a teenager I think, so I never met him obviously.  His name was Stephen Lewicka, this name eventually got changed a million times, it shows up as Lewiska, Lewicky, & Livitski.  The latter is what my mom went by.

Stephen was married before he married my Baba, that is why it says Anna on the headstone, mom's family couldn't afford to have his name printed on the stone, sad :(
This was an arranged marriage for my Baba who came from the Ukraine , he was quite a bit older then her, but he was a good, kind man.

I actually like going to grave yards, so much history.


8 comments:

Squishy said...

That's so sweet and fun. I love how your sister puts the flower in the center on the tombstone then you all get quiet. I love going to really OLD cemeteries. We stayed in a cabin near 2 cemeteries years ago when I was a kid, from a gold rush town and there was a man who lived there showed us around. I was 12 and it was really trippy. Lots of very, very young children from either the bubonic plague or scarlet fever

Squishy said...

Anyway I am so happy you could find his grave. Your mom must have been so happy.

Squishy said...

Hey, I'm going to also say I'm pretty sure I can type in anything in your "you're not a robot" box and it still work.
Ok I lied...

onecollie said...

and yet another thing we both like, sooo weird!

Squishy said...

We are twins.

sandra said...

So cool when I was back in SK we went cometary looking. Found our great great grandparents and some other interesting stuff. Ancestry.ca has some wonderful information

onecollie said...

I like ancestry.com but it doesn't help me with my grandfather or my Babaas I don't have enough info on them :(

Newtons Mom said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your Mom. I'm sure he was smiling from heaven that he was finally "found."