Hi I was fascinated to find that you live in the Ottawa area. My mother's maiden name was Relyea, and her brother and his sons are the only remaining people with that name in the United Kingdom.
What is even more interesting is that her sister married a Canadian and lived in....you got it.....Ottawa.
She did some research and found that we are distantly related to the Relyea family in the USA. Among it's member are Gary and John Relyea who are father and son and are both well known opera singers. Do you know where the name Relyea originates??