Cliff and Sylvie were married in 2001 and live on a farm northeast of Vanscoy. They are blest with four children (two each) and six wonderful grandchildren with whom they love sharing their energies. Their life is also rich with great families and friends. Both enjoy traveling and hope to continue seeing new parts of the world during these wonderful years of aging. Many winter days are spent curling and working on hobbies while summer of course happens on the golf course or in the gardens.
After having spent his early working years on road construction and with a Saskatoon business, Cliff started and operated his own insurance agency in Vanscoy for 12 years until 1990 at which time he decided to retire. Sylvie spent 30 years in education, both in teaching and in administration. Combining their ideas and creativity has become quite dynamic and they work at making their yard and home a mirror for this creativity. They spend their spare time working on countless projects from a large variety of materials, mostly recycled. Cliff has built a number of stackwall structures and is involved in organizing provincial walks to promote healthy lifestyles. Sylvie is an aspiring artist who enjoys working in oils, acrylics and glass. Appreciating what they have accomplished here in their gardens and stackwall abode, they know it will be difficult to leave. However after much thought and deliberation, they agree that it is best to make this decision now rather than wait until health and age issues make it necessary to perhaps leave on a negative note. Cliff and Sylvie are proof that when a door closes another one opens and they believe the new door will lead to many new and interesting adventures.
“Life was not always easy for both of us having been dealt major challenges such as divorces and the death of cherished partners. We learnt to move on and look to the rainbows that God shows us along the way and now we look forward to living in community with the new friends we have already met at Wolf Willow. We are both excited at the opportunity of sharing in such an innovative and creative project which supports our desire to live in a sustainable society. Choosing to become part of this cohousing development will allow us to continue striving towards leaving a smaller footprint on our planet”.