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Marilyn's Wish For A Peaceful Life

Organized by: Marilyn Hughes

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I was born in Northern ireland on a small island called Coalisland. It was a beautiful little island. But one day when I was 6, my parents wanted a better life for their 4 little kids. We then immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, another island. We grew up happily there and my younger sister was born in Montreal. My father passed away when I was around 13. My mom was left with 5 young children to raise on her own. Soon after she met my step father (Thank God). We were all able to return to a normal life again. In the late 1970's, we all moved to Toronto, because the Quebec government wanted us all to speak French. I never learned french fluidly,as all my friends could speak English. My brother decided to stay in Montreal. It was easy for us to visit each other. When we arrived in Toronto, I started working at Canada Life and opened my 1st bank account at CIBC. I have been with them ever since. When my 3 sisters got married, I helped them look after their kids. I really enjoyed this part of my life, as I love children and dogs. Then my step father passed away and I moved in with my mom to help her through this difficult time. Nineteen years ago, my only brother passed away in Montreal. This affected my whole family deeply. My mother needed me more. I moved on in jobs and ended up working at Foresters.. I worked there and took care of my mom up until 2012, when I was laid off because of budget cut backs. By then my mom had mild dimentia and needed my help, so I was unable to look for a job. I took care of her until June 2015 when her dementia was worse and she couldn't live at home anymore. Unfortunately, I had to put her in a nursing home. It broke my heart. I went to visit her 3 times a week to make sure they were taking good care of her. Finally, in April, 2016, I realized I had done the the right thing. She safe and everyone loved her. It was now my time to live and enjoy the rest of the life God had given me. Well, I went overboard and maxed out my credit card and line of credit. I have reached out to CIBC numerous times for a loan to pay everything off and have only one monthly payment. CIBC have refused me over and over again. All I want is to pay off my debt, take a trip to Ireland on September 15, 2016 to meet all my Irish cousins and to live the rest of my life in peace. I hate asking good, hard working people for money, but I have no other choice. Thanks and God Bless You All


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