Jean and Hugh's Hideaway

(Jean died of cancer on June 30, 2011. But I have kept most of this page here as it originally was as a memorial to her - Hugh)

We are Jean Whitman and Hugh Doherty

Hugh was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a long time ago,
and has since lived in quite a few different communities.
  • Sherbrooke, Que.
  • Christchurch, N.Z.
  • Montreal (again)
  • Sherbrooke (again)
  • Victoria, B.C.
  • Toronto, Ont.
  • Edmonton, Alta.
  • St. John's, Nfld.
  • Toronto (again)
  • Halifax, N.S.
  • Port George, N.S.
  • Middleton, N.S.

Jean was born in Kentville, Nova Scotia, (not as long ago as Hugh) and since we
were married, has lived in all the same places, except for Christchurch, N.Z.

Here is what Jean and Hugh look like: July 2005

Jean and Hugh
(Photo by Margaret Kelk)


Jean used to be a nurse, but now paints full-time in her own studio.

Hugh used to be a print and tv journalist, but is now retired and since he got a new computer and an Internet account, does very little else. He E-mails a lot with relatives and other people all over the world.

We live in the small rural town of Middleton, N.S. in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. For 16 years, in the summertime, we used to live in our cottage on the shore of the Bay of Fundy at Port George, until we sold it (Oct. 15, 1999).

Here is the Family Candid Snapshot Gallery

Brooklyn Wendy,Dave, Brooklyn

Our newest grand-daughter Brooklyn, born March 9, 2011,
daughter of Wendy McKim and our son David.

Pat, Margaret, Dave Margaret

Left, eldest daughter Patricia, grand-daughter Margaret and David Kelk in a September 2004 family group picture taken by Dave's father. Right, Margaret's 2010 school picture.

MARGARET HAS HER OWN WEB PAGE. To see it, click here.

Maddie Dree and Larry Chris

Above, grand-daughter Madeline Cameron in autumn of 2011, son-in-law Larry Cameron, daughter Andrea and step-grandson, Chris. Below, the Camerons whoop it up at the side of a railway box car.

Orange wall

MADELINE HAS HER OWN WEB PAGE, TOO. To see it, click here.

Tara Jen and Joe

The Melindy family: grand-daughter Tara in her 2011 high school grad picture,
daughter Jenny, son-in-law Joe.

TARA ALSO HAS HER OWN WEB PAGE. To see it, click here.

Three sisters and their daughters

Back row, from left, Andrea, Jenny, Tara, Pat. In front, Madeline and Margaret

SEE OUR family connections back to 1463 here.

Jean and Hugh like opera and we often go to THIS SITE for interesting opera information, and even sound clips of opera singers. And we are members of CARP, the Canadian Asssociation of Retired Persons.

Hugh also has two other web sites. One is a virtual museum of Canadian newspaper history. It contains the story of the first newspapers on Canada's west coast. It also has a section about his early years working for the Sherbrooke, Quebec, Daily Record, from 1953 to 1968, for the Montreal Gazette from 1957 to 1959, and for the Victoria Daily Colonist from 1968 to 1973. And there are pages about his maternal grandfather, George MacDonald, who was a pioneer journalist with the Canadian Press. The other web site contains pages about his other grandfather, Albert Doherty.

All comments welcome; to e-mail Hugh, click here.

Our thanks to Marco de Muinck of London, Ont. for some of the original photo scanning on this page

Our family site received this award of excellence
in February, 1999, from the Lane community of
Geocities, our Hideaway's former home on the web


This page started February 1997. Last updated January 9, 2012.