Till death do us part: An old-fashioned love story

Till death do us part: An old-fashioned love story
Mike and Joyce Karschti

The following is the winning submission to our 2019 love story contest. Kim Spurr wins a $75 gift certificate to Debb’s Cuisine on Queen, two tickets to Hagersville Rocks Music Festival 2019, and a $25 gift certificate to Shelly’s Family Dining. Kim moved to Caledonia with her husband in 1987, one year after her parents, Mike and Joyce, who lived down the road from the Old Mill. Mike was a member of the Old Mill committee for several years and still lives in Caledonia today.


By Kim Spurr

To The Haldimand Press

Maybe it was the will of God, or maybe it was fate, but either way, the love story of my parents began on a blind date on New Year’s Eve, 1957. Mike was an ambitious, young 20-year-old mechanic, and Joyce a 19-year-old secretary.

Mike and Joyce Karschti were a dynamic couple together. They shared many of the same goals, enjoyed family time, travel, gardening, dancing, and with a lot of sweat and hard work, raised their girls while working side-by-side on several business adventures over the years, and eventually settled in Haldimand 33 years ago.

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