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My Children/Grandparents/In-Laws

Posted by themirrenlee on 02/03/2012

My SON:          David Gregory McVay, born 1967 (The Summer of Love!)

His WIFE:        Katie, born 1969

My GRANDSON:         Nicholas George McVay, born 1999

My DAUGHTER:         Sarah Mirren Kalpokas, born 1987

KATIE’S SIDE:

Father:  George

Mother: Janine, deceased

Grandparents (Mother’s side): Dorothy and Tom, deceased

SARAH’S FATHER’S SIDE:

Father:  Mario Kalpokas

His Wife:  Karen

Their two sons: Oliver and Lewis

(Sarah is very close to all of her brothers, which I think is wonderful and a credit to both me and Mario for not making them feel like “half” anything.)

  • Grandmother:  Zina Kalpokas (known as Babi, pron. “Bubbie”)
  • Grandfather:  John Kalpokas, deceased (known as Duki, pron. “Dookie”, like cookie) 

(Zina and John came to Australia after the war from Lithuania. John’s real name was Jonas, and Mario’s is Margeris, which were all too difficult for Australians to pronounce. Giedra used to be known as Joyce in school, but eventually switched back to her real name. Gint was lucky in that his shortened name was easy to pronounce. With my name, I am all too familiar with how hard it is for most people to pronounce something slightly different sounding!)

Aunt:  Giedra Moon
Her husband:  Russell Moon
Their daughter: Aurelia
Their son: Daniel
Uncle:  Gintaras Auktuolis (known as Gint)
His Partner:  Michael Upson


MY FAMILY’S SIDE:

MOTHER:  Mary Mirren Deutsch, nee Macleod, born 1924, died 1987 (Australian)

ALWAYS KNOWN AS “MOLLY”

FATHER:   Paul Robert Deutsch, born 1921, died 2010 (American)

(Everyone called him Paul, except his mother, who called him Bobby, and his sister, who called him Deutsch)

I think grandparents are very important in a family, and it’s sad that David and Katie both have no living grandparents now, while Sarah is lucky she still has her Babi. Nicky is lucky in that he has me and Katie’s father.

(He also has David’s real father, Donald Forester, who lives in Southern California, but we have no contact with him.)

FATHER’S PARENTS/SIBLINGS:

Paul Deutsch

Jeanette Sullivan

They divorced, then Jeanette had:

Frank

Barbara

John

MOTHER’S PARENTS:

John Macleod

Annie (died when Mom was 12 years old)

Stepmother: Sheila Macleod, deceased

MOTHER’S SIBLINGS (from John and Sheila):

John

Robyn


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