This website is a photographic story of Steph and Ian Smith, at home and around the
Like most people, we had shoeboxes full of pictures taken of our family, the places we have
lived, and of our holiday trips. A few years ago, we sorted through everything and had them
digitized and have selected from them for the photos and slide shows on this site.
Ian was born in Edmonton in 1941 to Dorothy and Ian Smith and
had three sisters: Bonnie (died in 2008), Maureen (still alive and kicking up her heels), and Sandy (died in
2010). Dorothy had two sisters and a brother, Harry, Lois, and Vonnie (all four are now passed). Her
mother, Bertha (Pearl), was married to Albert Knight, who died in 1924 in a tragic accident when Dorothy was
young. Ian Senior was born in Wolf Creek to Joseph and Mary Jane Smith and had four brothers:
Ed, Joe, Norman, and Allan.
Steph was born in London, England in 1943 to Frank and Betty
Jarosz. Frank escaped from Poland in 1939 and served as navigator on bombing raids during the
war. He was from a large family and there may well be Polish relatives of whom we are not aware.
Betty's father Harry was a London cab driver and her mother was Sophie. She had a sister,
Steph has a sister, Kate, but all her other close relatives
have passed away.
Click here for a slide show of our