About Us


We have known each other 30+ years and finally decided to get married on January 15th, 2000. We intentionally waited for the Y2K “possible computer disaster” to come and go and when the world didn’t come to an end we eloped to Nassau. The weather took a turn for the worse at that time and we couldn’t have our beach wedding opting for a small intimate ceremony by the outdoor fountain and pool. The hotel suggested we re-schedule using a board room – but, really?

Chuck is originally from Raleigh, NC and moved to Toronto, ON, Canada in March 1989. Jacquie is Canadian, born in Toronto, and lived in various places in Ontario, Quebec, North Carolina and back in Ontario.

Between us we have 4 daughters and 2 sons scattered across Canada and the US.  Our most recent addition to the family is Isla Patricia Johnson, born in Victoria on October 6th – our 8th grandchild. Our eldest granddaughter, Chantel, is in 1st year at University of Toronto and the other 3 grand-daughters (Molly, Katie & Celeste) and 3 grandsons (Andrew, Jagger & Joseph) are in grade school in Poplar Bluff, MO, Penetanguishene, ON and Oakville, ON.

Jacquie retired from IMAX Corporation in 2013 after 20 years of service. Chuck sold heavy construction equipment (primarily Caterpillar) for 25 years and retired in June 2014 – 3 weeks before the closing sale of our “stix & brix” house and purchasing this beautiful “home”.




6 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hey Jacquie –

    Love your blog you’re doing a great job! I was very impressed with your spelling of Penetanguishene nearly right…just replaced one e with an i and the teacher in me just had to correct you. Really I am commenting on how impressed I am since it is a very hard word to spell and at first glance it looked right! 🙂

    Love you,


  2. Interesting story and thanks for the Tacos in a bag. Looks like an interesting way to have Tacos. We are full timers based in Cornwall, Ontario. (“based” because the government has to pigeonhole us.). Summers at a small campground in Cornwall, which we love. Lived in Quebec for 30 years and left in 2014 after putting up with the political silliness there. Winters somewhere in the southern US, Volunteered at state and county parks for many years in return for full hookups. Have visited all lower 48 states. Been full timing for 15 years.
    Where are you in Ontario?

  3. Last summer we were in the Grimsby area at Fifty Point Conservation Park and Marina. This summer we’re leaning towards the KOA just north of Barrie. Right now we try to locate closer to family who are all in the Toronto/Barrie area. Last summer we did spend a week in lovely Rockport. That Thousand Island area is beautiful and one of our favourite Ontario spots! Full timing for 15 years – that’s great!

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