Eddie and Fae
Eddie and Fae
Susan
Susan
Kathryn
Kathryn
Jennifer
Jennifer
Timothy and Family
Timothy
Peter
Peter

My Family:

I was born in 1949 and come from a family of 5 being the only boy with 4 sisters all older than me.
My wife Fae born in 1945 is from a family of 5 boys and 2 girls.
Fae and I met in February 1971 and became engaged after 2 days, married 9 months later on October 30th and had lived in Stratford for most of our married life.
We have 3 daughters of our own and 4 adopted sons who have all left home now except for our oldest daughter Susan.
At the end of November 2000 we shifted from Stratford to Glenfield in Auckland then in November 2015 we shifted to a lifestyle block at Kopu in the Waikato.

Hobbies:

I have held a Grade 1 Amateur Radio licence since 1970 (ZL2AQY) and spend most of my time on Packet radio and other digital modes.
I run a Packet node with connections to the internet (ZL2AQY-1) and a DxCluster (ZL2AQY-10) with Links to other DxClusters.
I am also very interested in computers and have spent a lot of time on them at home since the early 1980's.
My other interest is in satellite tv and for this I have 3m and a 90cm dish and verious receivers which allows me to watch Tv from various satellites.

Fae's interests lie in Cake Decorating and Scrabble she used to play in scrabble tournaments in New Zealand but now only on the internet. Our family holidays with our children were spend in Norfolk Island at the Scrabble Festival each year, but now they have grown up and gone their separate ways.

Work:

I am a Registered Electrician and have been a Maintenance Electrician for 7 years in the Dairy Industry and 8 years in the petrochemical industry. But for the last 6 years before shifting to Glenfield I was working as an Alarms Technician on fire alarms.
In November 2000 I began work as a Maintenance Electrician in an Auckland Bakery.
After shifting to Kopu I retired in early 2016.

Fae has now also retired.

Our eldest daughter Susan worked for 4 Years at Blue star Camps in North Carolina as a Video instructor and in the health centre during the American summer each year.
After her final trip to Blue star Camps she went on a working holiday in England for 2 years. Susan then returned to New Zealand and has worked here in Auckland at Conferenz organising conferences throughout New Zealand as the Acting Operations and Services Director, then as the Operations Manager for PowerPlate in New Zealand. After that she worked as a Sales and Marketing Consultant with Harcourts.
For the last 3 years she has been studying for a degree in Digital Communications specializing in Public Relations with a minor in Professional Writing at University in Baltimore USA .

Kathryn Graduated as a Teacher but is now taking a job in Security at Auckland airport, and also some casual relief Teaching. She is married to Lindsay Clements
Lindsay Works at the Bruce Mason Theater in Takapuna as a Venue Technician. They live with us in Kopu.
They have two sons Jacob and Corban and a daughter Kaitlyn.

Jennifer is married to Dylan Stewart who works for the Ministry of Education as a Transport logistics manager...
They now live in Palmerston North and have three daughters named Sophia, Gabriella and Amelia.

Our son Timothy is married to Kelly, they have two daughters Ashlee and Jayde, He is managing a dairy farm in the Waikato.

David our second son left home shortly after Geoff and our youngest son Peter lives in Wellington and is training in Butchery.

Our eldest son Geoffrey is in Sydney and is a landscape architect.