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.
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:
- Sharlene "Shar" Telles-Langdon (born 28 November 1970)
- Shaun Frederick Moffatt (born 12 September 1973)
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:
- Douglas Hermiston (born December 1961)
- Kim Hupé (nee Hermiston) (born circa 1965)
- Sean Hermiston (born circa 1970)
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