After the wine tour,we chilled out by Osoyoos Lake
Justin has always wanted to try jetskiing so he and Leo hit the water!!
(Leo is one of Gerry Marcotte's past Rotary students)
It met Justin`s expectations....
so don`t be surprised to see a pair of jet skis in our yard one day!!
Gerry saved the boys from this shark!!
To commemorate Emile`s 80th birthday
Each of his kids found a wine
with a label
that meant something to them about their dad.
Gerry purchased a bottle called `See Yah Later`...
When his dad retired from the family business,
Gerry thought he would be around some
Slowly making his way out...
Nope...It was See you later!!!
Greg and Trish found a bottle called 2 Hands
one called Dad
Emile always has patience
make everything work with his two hands.
Laura and Dennis brought a bottle of Wise Owl
When her brother passed away she wanted to move back to Grande Prairie
Emile told her to wait a year.
She said it was the best advice as they love Kamloops
Allan and Cheryl
Mark and Colette brought a bottle called Quatrain
Annette brought a bottle of Harvey
She recently watch the movie Harvey
said there were so many things about him that reminded her of her dad.
Robert's was called Stoneboat
Robert always remembers his parents' stories about picking rocks with the stoneboat.
Emile was throwing a rock on the stoneboat when Mary lunged forward.
He always attests his bad back to that event!!
Elayne and Henry brought a bottle of Fittings
Emile was a plumber most of his life
Mary`s bottle was called White Wedding....
They have been married nearly 60 years!!
We farm Emile and Mary`s Homestead quarter.
We thought it would be fitting to give them a cornerstone rock
their original yard where it all began.
They moved to Grande Prairie in the early 1970's to start a new life
would feed a family of 10!!
They did amazingly well in Alberta
their own plumbing shop called G&M
is still being family operated.
This rock signifies their strength as a family
where is all began!!
It was 100% Saskatchewan Aggregate
came with this photo of Authenticity
The evening was completed
finishing this biggest 3 liter bottle of wine I have ever seen!!
Great memories were made...