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Old 12-11-2016, 08:13 AM
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Thinking about people I knew long ago in my youth I got thinking about this. The lady is question was a secretary and partner to a businessman. He was ill and dying of lung cancer and arranged for her to emigrate to Canada somewhere in mid 1970's. Her name is Georgette I think not sure she was in her mid 30's the man was mid 50's his name was Georges P. ( not sure about posting complete name due to privacy)
I never knew her maiden surname. My parents used to visit them I was 13 back then.Is a long long time ago.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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After reading this, I'm left conflicted with alternating between this being a very obvious attempt to garner reaaallllly snarky responses, or a genuine person in their mind 50's not being "informed" enough to realize a country of over 30 million people, assimilating multiple hundreds of thousands of immigrants each and every year, not having a system of search available that would yield results by only inserting a "maybe" first name of "Georgette".

I'm giving this one more thought. (sarc)
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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You need to post your question in the People Search Forum: http://www.city-data.com/forum/people-search/

Someone there can probably give you advice on what kinds of resources and investigative techniques to use in your search for the woman.

Personally I doubt you will find her if you don't know the woman's name. But if you know the full name and type of business of George P. you might be able to track her down by doing an obituary search for George P. No doubt he is dead now and if he died in Canada there will be a record of his particulars with the Department of Vital Statistics Canada. You cannot find the woman if you don't find the man first.

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Old 12-11-2016, 10:45 AM
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To Zoisite thanks for your answer. I do know the man went to his home country to die and he was buried there also as was his last wish. And no is not Canada. The lady and yes her real first name is/was Georgette. I post on various sections of this forum and I am serious person and usually give it some thought before posting something.I do realize Canada has many immigrants so would be like looking for so called needle in a haystack. Perhaps I try the people search will think it over.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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After reading this, I'm left conflicted with alternating between this being a very obvious attempt to garner reaaallllly snarky responses, or a genuine person in their mind 50's not being "informed" enough to realize a country of over 30 million people, assimilating multiple hundreds of thousands of immigrants each and every year, not having a system of search available that would yield results by only inserting a "maybe" first name of "Georgette".

I'm giving this one more thought. (sarc)
Ya, it's a tough one. However, that said, I was mid rolling my eyes once when someone in Europe was asking if I knew so and so in Vancouver....I did
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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Ya, it's a tough one. However, that said, I was mid rolling my eyes once when someone in Europe was asking if I knew so and so in Vancouver....I did
That exact thing happened to us also while on a tour bus excursion of Paris. People from Missouri in row behind overheard us conversing and asked if we knew their grandparents in Ontario. After initial guffaw of "well gee, it's only Canada's most populace Province" turned out they were our immediate neighbours but one house removed for over 40 years.

This person seems genuine after all and if he can find out tid-bits of her travel over such as air or steamship his task might get to be slightly less daunting. Steamship lines keep rather meticulous records whereas air carriers are kinda here today gone tomorrow.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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To Zoisite thanks for your answer. I do know the man went to his home country to die and he was buried there also as was his last wish. And no is not Canada. The lady and yes her real first name is/was Georgette. I post on various sections of this forum and I am serious person and usually give it some thought before posting something.I do realize Canada has many immigrants so would be like looking for so called needle in a haystack. Perhaps I try the people search will think it over.
You seem to know more about the man than the woman. You need her full name. If she was his secretary and partner then possibly as his partner she was listed as an heir / loved one. If you know where he died then perhaps you could do an obituary search or vital statistics search in that country about the man. It may be there is information available with the names of the people who he left behind as his heirs / loved ones. If you can discover her full name then you might have more luck in searching for what happened to her.

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