In honour of all the women in my family on this International Women's Day 2016.
Here's to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
|My mother, Kathryn, daughter Georgia (6), myself, daughter Kate (9) 2014|
|Edyth Mary Tuck Kerville 1920 - 2003|
My maternal grandmother
Eva Ada Cleave Tuck 1891 - 1924
Edyth's mother, my maternal great-grandmother
Margaret Kennedy Tuck 1848 - 1929
Eva's mother-in-law, my gg-grandmother
Catherine Falvey Tuck 1813 - 1894
Margaret's mother-in-law, my ggg-grandmother
And on my father's side.......
|Florence Mary O'Neill Collins 1910 - 1985|
My paternal grandmother
|Ivy Lorne Cruckshank O'Neill 1879 - 1947|
Flo's mother, my great-grandmother
|Elizabeth Lorne Brackenreg Cruckshank 1853 - 1949|
Ivy's mother, my gg-grandmother
|Rosanna King Collins 1890 - 1970|
Flo's mother-in-law, my great-grandmother
|Elizabeth Ambrose King 1862 - 1943|
Rosanna's mother, my gg-grandmother
And to all the other female ancestors whose blood flows through my veins, thank you for being such strong and capable women. Through so much hardship you have paved the way for the generations of girls that followed you. Thank you all.