My family immigrated to Lantzville in the 1880s and I was born in the Old Hospital on Machleary Street in Nanaimo in the 1960s. I grew up in Nanaimo on Departure Bay Road–right across from Rock City School. My father worked at the Biological Station and every landmark brings back memories of a lifetime lived in the same area.
So what’s important to me? Family, having a peaceful space to live, helping others, enjoying what I do, maintaining a balance of work and leisure, enjoying nature, traveling, and being around those I love. Living here makes all of that possible.
The landscape has changed and the growth in the central island has put homes and subdivisions in places where we couldn’t have imagined, but it still has that “home town” feel.
The changes the area has undergone are countless, but the importance of the values my grandparents had of trust, integrity, and hard work remain.
Licensed as a Realtor in 1993, I have been fortunate to be selling real estate and homes in and around the central island area for more than 20 years. Google Earth is amazing, and you feel like you can know a place pretty quickly, but nothing beats having footprints in all the corners. I’ve hiked the local mountains, swam in all the lakes and driven every road. I went to school here, had my first job here, and my dad taught me to drive here. I even remember going through the old A&W (now a Speedy Muffler).