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John Drakes' 75th birthday party.  I'm a descendant of a few people here, including John Drakes, my third great grandfather.  Stainton le Vale, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.  1899

 

 

  

                                                          This is a photograph of myself, Michael Guy Lee (2014).

 

 My Grandparents

This is my paternal grandfather Francis Guy Lee whom I deeply miss.  He was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to Canada.

 

My paternal grandmother is Isabella Tulloch Lee (nee Gunn), and I miss her deeply too.  She is a descendant of one of the oldest, and perhaps the most violent, clans in Scotland  Clan Gunn.  I remember her as being the most quick witted woman I've ever known.

 

 

 

 

My maternal grandfather is James Renwick Jamison.  He was always kind and loving to me and was both a fireman and a bush pilot in Alberta.  Also, he was very mechanically gifted and could fix anything around the house.

 

 

 

 My Great Grandparents

 

 

 

Here is my much loved and missed maternal grandmother, Hazel Iona Jamison (nee Case).  Not only was she a registered pioneer of Alberta, but she was a star athlete in golf, ice curling and ladies hockey. 

This is my paternal great grandfather Francis William Lee.  He's deeply loved and very much missed by his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My paternal great grandfather Robert Gunn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My maternal great grandfather James Renwick Jamison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My maternal great grandfather Colin Case.

He was a wealthy farmer who owned vast amounts of valuable land in Edmonton; today that land is covered in single family housing.

 

This is my paternal great grandmother, Anne Lee (nee Weetman). She was a wonderful mother to my grandfather Francis Guy Lee.  Sadly, she passed away at the age of 47 when my grandfather was only fourteen years old.

 

 

 

 

 

My paternal great grandmother Isabella Gunn (nee Tulloch).

 

 

My maternal great grandmother Mary Agnes Jamison (nee Massey). 

 

 

 

 

 

My maternal great grandmother Lucy Case (nee McConnell.)  My grandfather told me she was very assertive, always telling people what's on her mind whether they like it or not, but she was incredibly kind to children.  Many children were going to school hungry and eating only bread with lard spread over it.  She went into school everyday with my grandmother and provided soup for them to eat.  She lied about her age to the Hudson's Bay Company to secure a job in their accounting department.  She was so talented at doing arithmetic in her head, she was given the position of Sr. accountant.

 

 

 

 

 

My Second Great Grandparents 

My paternal second great grandfather, Albert Henry Lee (1849 - 1924).  God bless you and keep you safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 My maternal second great grandfather James McConnell.

 

 

 

 

 

 My paternal second great grandfather Tom Weetman.

  

My paternal second great grandmother, Catherine Sarah Lee (nee Drakes) (1856 - 1927).  She is the daughter of John Drakes and Winifred Cade.  She was a lovely woman and kind hearted.

 

 My maternal second great grandmother

Mary McConnell (nee McFaul) 

 

 

 

My paternal second great grandmother Mary Ann Weetman (nee Coley)

 

 

 

                   My paternal second great grandparents George Gunn and Janet Gunn (nee Stephen).

 

 

 

Kindness is the Key to Longevity.  My maternal second great grandmother is Sarah Catherine Case (nee Duncan).

 

 

 

 

Third great grandparent

 

 My paternal third great grandfather John Drakes (1824 - 1900)

 

 

 

Uncles, Aunts and Cousins 

My paternal great aunt Winifred Lee

My paternal great aunt Marianne Lee

 

 

My paternal forth great aunt Catherine Sarah Drakes (nee Cade).  Her sister, Winifred Drakes (nee Cade) (1829 to 1861), is my third great grandmother.  My second great grandmother is named after her.

 

 

 

Beatrice Drakes Lee, my second great aunt and sister of my great grandfather, Francis William Lee.  She is the daughter of Albert Henry Lee and Catherine Sarah Lee (nee Drakes).

 

 

My third great aunt Priscilla Atkinson (nee Lee).  

She is my second great grandfather's (Albert Henry Lee) sister.  Special thanks to the Turner family for the photograph.

 

 

My 1st cousin 4x removed  John Thomas Drakes.  Special thanks to the Drakes family for the photograph. 

 

 

My 2nd great uncle Marcus M. Gunn (1891 to 1942), Chief Engineer (Australian Merchant Navy, s.s. Iron Chieftain (Melbourne)).  Tragically, he died when his ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during WWII

 

 

 

 My paternal 2nd cousin 2x removed, Norman B. Keith.

 A descendant of the Clan Keith  .

 

 

       

 

 

       My second great uncle, David Gunn

 

 

 

 

           My second great uncle, Peter Gunn

 

 

 

                                                                 My second great aunt, Elizabeth Gunn

 

 

 

 

 

My paternal Second Cousin 2x Removed   Jeremy Thomas Bailey (1941 to 1965)

 

"Excuse me sir,  could you please direct me to the South Pole and where is the Gents?"

 

 

Jeremy was a physicist and Antarctic explorer.  He and his colleagues developed a technology called ice depth radar.  Sadly and tragically, he died in a crevasse accident in the Antarctic in 1965.  

 

For more information about Jeremy, see the British Antarctic Memorial Trust and my cousin's website Drakes Family Webpage.  

 

God Bless All of You and Keep You Safe