Marilyn Hermiston

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Marilyn Hermiston, with her granddaughter Sara Telles-Langdon and her husband Doug, 9 August 2016

Marilyn Joan Hermiston (nee Currie) (born circa 1950) is a Canadian woman who has lived her whole life in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She has four biological descendants, and at least 16 step-descendants from her second husband Doug.

Early life

She is the only daughter of Clyde Currie and Jean Boag.

Education and career

From 1979 to 1987, she was educated part-time at Red River College, University of Manitoba, where she took a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Technology.

She worked from 1975 to 2002 at Winnipeg School Division, and she is now retired.

I retired Christmas 2002 from School Division #1 as a Science Lab Assistant after more than 25 years. 1975-1977 (in Ottawa for 10 months), some medtech part time in hospital til fall 1978, back to school div til I retired (with a summer replacement in hospital again for a few months about 1997 when I was only Pt time in school) . I first graduated medical technology from Red River Community College / St. Boniface Hospital in 1966. Worked til I had Sharlene in 1970, then again in Toronto, and at a clinic in Calgary, before getting into school division. I took University on a part time basis while working to get my B.A. (1979-1987) grad with major in Psych and minor in Sociology.

— Marilyn Hermiston, email to Michael Currie, 25 August 2019

Marriages and children

She first married Brian Anema (born 7 September 1945), who was born in Winnipeg but had Dutch ancestry, on 10 December 1966, and had two children with him:

They divorced in 1977.

Marilyn met Doug Hermiston, lived together April 1979, bought house in May 1980, and married 24 April 1981. He already had three children from a previous relationship. They were not adopted by Marilyn because their mother remained a significant part of their lives:

However, Doug did formally adopt Shar and Shaun, and so in fact they took his last name as well.


Email conversations in 2018 and 2019 between Marilyn Hermiston and Michael Currie

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