Daily Archives: April 15, 2014

Anna Mae Starrett was raised in the country, ran a marina, tended a hobby farm, operated a tea room, and married the man of her dreams. His name was Iain, rugged, good-looking and fresh off the boat from Ireland.

"I've never seen anyone so handsome in my whole life," recalled Anna Mae. "Of course, I could hardly understand him."

Anna Mae Starrett
Anna Mae Starrett

Relaxing in her seniors' residence in Uxbridge, Ontario, she still has a twinkle in her eye and a matter-of-fact way of seeing the world.

Experiencing the early signs of Parkinson's disease, the 79-year-old mother of two lights up when talking about her life in southwestern Ontario.

It was also the place where she met Iain, a gentle-hearted spirit who loved the outdoors, anything with four legs and, of course, his dear wife Anna Mae.

Her husband has since passed, but her memories of life with the man from Ireland remain fresh, strong (more…)