I am an import. I immigrated from the Netherlands to Simcoe County. I became fluent in English in a few short months while attending Thornton Public School. During my time in med school, I fell in love with the area, while hiking the Bruce Trail. I went out west for one year after graduating med school. I also did medical mission work in Nigeria, then moved to Wiarton and raised my family. I retired from the office, and now love looking after the residents at Gateway Haven. I also still do some house calls. I never will leave here. My daughter is also a doctor in Wiarton, and my son is a planner with Bruce County. I have two more kids that I have to move back here! I have three grandsons and just had our first grand daughter.