Jessy and Ed
We met, in Calgary, through a mutual friend and soon became quite inseparable. We were married almost two years later. We are attracted to cohousing as we understand and have witnessed the effects of community…
Poul and Mary were considering forming their own cohousing when they met the members of West Wind Harbour Cohousing and saw the spectacular property. Within days they knew they belonged.
Jenefer was born in London, England, during WWII. She worked her way up the career ladder to become Human Resources Manager at Daniel J. Edelman Public Relations. She was destined to remain an independent career woman…
I came to Canada in 1975 and for the first 25 years I worked in accounting and business administration, had two beautiful sons who are in their thirties now, and eventually ended up in university again…
Dulcie and Adrian
Our friendship began 41 years ago when we met as students at Queen’s University in Kingston ON. We were married in Calgary, Adrian’s hometown, and raised our 3 (now grown) children.
Kate and Steve
Kate’s husband and Steve’s wife died just 17 days apart from one another. A mutual friend introduced Kate and Steve to each other some months later. Sharing such an enormous life event brought them together…
I was raised and educated in Toronto. When I was 18, I had the good fortune to travel across Canada by train and work in the bush around Lake Babine in central BC. It was hard work but a grand adventure for a kid from Toronto.
Louise was born in England and moved to Australia as a very young child. After high school, she went off to travel the world for a few years and ended up coming home with a Canadian husband
Sally and Paul
Finding ourselves single after lengthy marriages, we each took a chance on online dating and – much to our surprise – it worked! We’ve been happily together in Vancouver since 2012 and married in 2015.
I’m attracted to Westwind Harbour for many reasons- most importantly, the community that is gathering in our beautiful coastal haven by the sea. I found cohousing over 20 years ago with a friend who became my next…
I grew up on the outskirts of London, on the edge of Epping Forest, enjoying the best of all worlds has become quite a theme for me. My education revealed a great interest in science and a love of the Arts.
Linda and Patricia
We first met in 1981 in London, England but did not get to live together until 2003 and we married in 2006. As a same-sex couple (Linda British, Patricia American) we could not find a country in which we could legally live as a…
Rick and Linda
Rick and Linda are both retired healthcare administrators. Linda managed dental / oral surgical practices and Rick was a senior healthcare executive. They met after Rick retired and moved from Winnipeg to Sooke.
Cohousing has never attracted me, even though most of my family lives in 3 different co-housing communities in BC. I attended the Building Community workshop in July 2016 to see what my sister Carollyne was getting into.
I love living in Cohousing! There is always someone close by to lend a helping hand, and I have many opportunities to join in & and do the same for others. After living in the U.S. for the first half of my life (St Louis, Oregon & Alaska), then marrying a Canuck and raising my family in Alberta, Cohousing is now the next chapter.
I feel valued & my contributions are appreciated & and respected. I am an integral cog in this wheel-of-life!
I grew up with the Rocky Mountains as a constant physical presence, so mountains mean home to me. West Wind Harbour not only enjoys panoramic mountain views but also has the delightful bonus of the ocean…
Mike and Eila
Both from Ontario, we met while living in Vancouver in 1990, moved to the Island, have now been married for 28 years and are the parents of four wonderful children. Recently the three still at home moved out and have…
Stephanie and Chris
We feel so fortunate to have found West Wind Harbour Cohousing especially as we have been lifelong renters and this is our first home purchase! We were immediately captivated by the…
Having retired from a rewarding career in non-profit management; I am still very much an action-oriented person, and have a passion for adventure and making things happen. What could be a better outlet than living in…
Gail and Grant
Gail and Grant fell in love with the West Coast on a backpacking trip to Long Beach in 1976. In 1990, they moved to BC with their two young boys. They quickly discovered the great camping and beaches west of Sooke…
Loretta and Daniel
Daniel grew up in Burnaby and Loretta’s childhood home was in Ashton Creek, BC. We met at UBC in Vancouver during our undergraduate days. Since then we have lived in many different places.
Susan grew up on the ocean in the Atlantic Provinces and is delighted to find herself living next to the sea once again.
Susan has post grad degrees in international…
I was born in Calgary a long time ago. High school in the USA. Urban planner, lawyer. I worked in Bermuda and Mauritius and Edmonton. Best job I ever had: Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta….
Pat and Dave
Dianne moved to Victoria from Alberta in 2012, and enjoys life on the Island immensely. Being close to the water seems to soothe her. She has made many new friends among her West Wind Harbour neighbours and loves the Sooke vibe!