Eric was the last baby of the Goulet family, he had 14 cousins ahead of him, on the Macfie side of the family he was the second born, the first and only male Macfie , following his birth , six more cousins were brought on to the Macfie family, four girls and two boys, however not one of them bore the name MACFIE. Unfortunately Eric was to become an only child to his parents Douglas and Françoise, who after many years of trying to provide sibilings to Eric, accepted the fact that their destiny was to ensure that Eric be brought up alone, with as much love and instruction as they could provide.
This was more or the less the beginning of the era where both the mother and father worked outside the family, Eric was placed in the care of his aunt Diane and his grandmother Isabel Macfie. Diane and his grandmother arrived each and every week day at the 940 Boissy, leaving only when either Francoise or Doug arrived back from the office. The weekends were very precious to the samll family of three, they had to pack a whole week's closeness into a couple of days.
Eric's father, was provided the opportuniy to make a move to Quebec City, to work for the transport company who had bought his grandfather's transport company Speedway Express Ltd. This was the opportunity that had been wrenched from Doug's grasp during those dark years of the divorce of his parents, and he did not want to miss grabbing at it again.
The family of
packed thier belongings and moved, Françoise to a place that had
been home to her during her youth, Doug to a place where he could pratice his trade.
Quebec, Françoise's parents offered the family of three a place
stay in the Goulet family home. Her parents were
eaving for Flordia and welcomed the to have someone stay in
house while they were absent.
to be continued ........
Eric and Jennifer were divorced in 2002
Rene Phillippe Eric, who was originally to be named Christopher Robin after a character in the book Winnie the Pooh, ( a favourite character of his father) had his name altered by his two aunts Diane and Luva, who both liked Phillip. René was given to him to honour his grandfather and Eric was given to him by his parents, who were seeking a name that could as easily be said in English and French with out being nicknamed. (at this particular time the family tree had not been researched so no thought was even given to names that came before, it was not realized until later that his great-grand mother on his father's side had a favourite brother named Eric (Anderson) , nor was it known at this time that there had been born another Eric Macfie, 1913-1913 ( to William Macfie and Harriet Hunter ,of Clarenceville.
He is known to all as Eric.
And is the last male offspring in this direct line of first born sons of Alexander Macfie of Scotland to Eric the 7th generation ……………………….
The male line of
family from Clarenceville now must flow through to the Macfie in the
of Canada, offspring of Claud
Alexander's second born grandson………of which there are
12 young males who will be certainly able to see to the proliferation
this old Scottish family line ………the - SUGAR
MACFIES - ..