Devins History

This is a place for people related to Devins, to come and discuss their family.

Friday, March 02, 2007

New Family E-MAIL for BLOG!

Hello Everyone,

I know it has been a long time, but I am back online now. I also have a new e-mail for anyone interested in the Devins History: devinshistory@gmail.com

Also, I am going to invite all the e-mail addresses I have to be a part of this blog.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


April 1965. Five generations in Vancouver, BC. From left to right: Susanna Edith DEVINS (nee McMORRIS), Mildred Jane PHILLIPS (nee DEVINS), Gail Sharon Lynn SCHINDEL, Margaret Mae SCHINDEL (nee PHILLIPS), Lenora Lynn LEIGH, Patricia Anna Mildred LEIGH (nee SCHINDEL). Lenora Lynn LEIGH is the first great great grandchild of Susanna Edith DEVINS. See the DEVINS family "blue book", pages 269, 270, 278.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Shunk Family Website!

This is also an excellent website, created by Lorne Shunk. Although the Schunk name is not related to the Devins (see first post), he has so many names in his database. I would bookmark this site. Click Here!

Greatrex Family Website!

My mom's cousin (Terry) created a Greatrex History Website. There is also other families listed, including a Devins database. Thus, I would definitely bookmark this website. Click Here!

My Family Introduction!

Hi my name is Lorne Bell. My great grandmother was Annie Elizabeth Devins. She married Christopher Greatrex. They had eight children: Muriel Blanche (my grandmother), Irene, Verda, Audrey Frances, Madelaine, Ken, William, and Earl Greatrex. On October 20th, 1924 Muriel married Merle Emerson Schunk (in Toronto). They moved to Wasaga Beach during the depression, and started a Bakery business. On January 11, 1940 my mother, Suzanne was born in Wasaga Beach. She married James Lorne Bell on May 15, 1965. They had two children: Frances Marie and Lorne Ross.