Remi Aubin – Age 69
I grew up on a farm on Island Road just 2 miles outside the village of Martintown.
I was actually born in the farmhouse, a fabulous old 13 room stone house built in 1892 from limestone cut from the north branch of the Raisin River riverbed. I lived there with my parents Rose andHenry Aubin. I was the last of eight children. My ancestor’s arrived in Canada from Normandie in 1647.
I graduated from Char-Lan DH in Williamstown and immediately went into small business.
1970’s – Did crop services (know as custom work) for local area farmers.
1980’s – Started a trucking company hauling produce from Florida.
1990’s – Took a sabbatical and lived in Toronto and Mississauga, otherwise lived in Martintown my whole life.
2001 – Re-opened the gas station, renovated and opened the grocery store.
2008 – Re-invented the business into a new-media outlet.
2013 – Went to work in the Alberta oil patch.
2017 – Semi retired. I do some general repairs, vehicle lettering and signage.
My dad purchased the garage from Jim Graham in 1946. After my dad passed away my mom sold the farm and moved to the village. When Mrs. Graham passed away in the 70’s, my mom purchased her home which is right next door to the garage. The two properties became merged and I purchased the two from my mom. I now live in that house.