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rpdowniejr has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2009. is researching the following names: DOWNIE.


I was born Robert Philp Downie in the Millbrae Nursing Home in Glasgow, Scotland on 4/July/1944.
My Parents were Robert Philp Downie, & Mary Adam Kay Gray.
Also, I had one sibling, an older Brother, Thomas Downie, born on 16/Jan./1938.
Emigrated with my Parents to Pugwash, Nova Scotia in 1963, where I worked in the local Scotia Bank there, then moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1965, where I worked for the Provincial Auditor's office.
Became a Federal Canadian Immigration Officer in 1967, & was employed at various locations in :- Toronto, P.I.Airport, Mississauga, the Canadian High Commission, London, England, & finally at the Toronto West C.I.C.
Left Govt. service in 1987 to become a self-employed Candn. Imm. Consultant, until I retired in 2008.
Now live in Oakville, Ontario. Married with 3 Sons, & 5 grandchildren.
Interests include :- Genealogy, Reading, Chess, Trad. Jazz, Classical Music, Buddy Holly, & Mike Oldfield.