Starting out in Hamilton Ontario, the Gaudet family of Toronto has certainly come a long way. It starts with mother Lynda, who gave birth to her first daughter Maria Elena Gaudet on March 9th, 1981. A year later she gave birth to another girl on June 22nd, 1982 whom she named after a dear friend who shortly before passed away: Deborah Elizabeth Ann Gaudet.
The family made their way to Toronto shortly after Deborah was born, and had absolutely nothing in their possession. Although they started out with nothing but a two bedroom apartment with no furniture, it didn't take long for mother Lynda to get on her feet and get settled. Had it not of been for her lifelong companion Mary Bokalo, who knows where they would be right now. In time they had a fully furnished home, and the girls had absolutely everything they needed. Deborah quotes "There were times when my mother would go days without eating just to make sure my sister and I would never go hungry."
It was true. life was hard for the girls mother who first came to Toronto unemployed, and abusing alcolhol. " One day i was up drinking at night, watching my daughters sleep on the floor of our apartment. i thought long and hard that night and decided that i would give up my party life, and make a better life for my girls." Lynda says. At first she questioned wheter or not they'd be better off with someone else, but watching her beautiful daughters peacefully asleep made her realize how much they were worth it.
The girls have grown up now and are thankful for the good treatment they recieved from their parents as time went by. Maria says " As long as i can remember, Marny and mommy have always provided me with everything i need and more." Maria is now married with a baby girl named Miah, and Deborah has graduated from highschool, and plans for college really soon.
"We are an extremely strong family, and through everything we have always stuck together. Nothing could ever tear our loving family apart."