Elaine was a nurse and wouldn't have any problems finding work in Canada and James had taken time off from his job as a Fireman at Stockhill Fire Station with the proviso that if they didn't like Canada and wanted to come home within the year, James could have his old job back in England.
Carol and I visited in Easter 2005 when they were living in Calgary and stopped with Elaine and James for a good amount of the time and had a great time despite the very cold temperatures of up to -30 degrees c.
They were still at the mulling it over stage when we visited and I was very adamant that they should stay as the outdoor life would suit them and there would be a better life for them in Canada.
They chose to stay, Elaine with her Nursing and James eventually getting a job in the Fire Service.
Heather and Finlay were born in Canada and we did meet Elaine and Heather when she came back to the UK not long after Heather was born as a couple of the above pictures show - taken at our old base of the Albion Leisure Centre.
Eleanor and Jez Weinberg were good friends and kept more in touch and spent much more time in Canada as they also enjoyed the outdoor life and skiing in particular and I believe saw Elaine about 4 years ago.