Lola Richards - Lola Matto - Yolanda Richards - Yolanda Matto

NOTICE: Lola passed away in October of 2010.
This site will be left here in her memory.

My name is
Lola (a.k.a. Yolanda)
Richards (nee Matto)
... so take your pick!

At long last, the first five chapters of my vignettes are online! Click here to read about my childhood in Chesham Bois. Click "HOME" at the bottom of any vignette to return to this page.

I grew up in Chesham Bois near Amersham in Buckinghamshire, England.

In 1961 I emigrated to Canada and lived in Thunder Bay, Ontario until September 1998 when I moved to London, Ontario. Then in December 2001 I moved again - to Kitchener, Ontario.

I would really like to get in touch with any friends who might remember me, so I'll give you some clues:
  • I attended Dr. Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham.
  • I trained as an Occupational Therapist in London, England, and worked at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injuries Centre in Bucks.
  • I was very active in both English & Scottish Folk Dancing in London and the surrounding area.

I am presently working on my Family Tree and would really appreciate any information about any of these names:
  • Suzanne (Reddick) and Edward Matto in England.
  • Alice (Dussault) and Ernest Reddick in England or France.
  • The surnames Dussault and Desbonnet in France or Algiers.
  • Maria (Olmi) and Caesar Matto in England or Italy.
  • The surname Olmi in Ivrea, near Milan, Italy.

One of my hobbies is photography.
To see my online photo album, click here!!

To read my yearly newsletters or to see the accompanying photos, click the link below:
2006Newsletters (x2)Photos

To see my grandson's web page, click here.

In August 1999, I adopted a new dog. Her name is 'Sunshine' and she is a Brussels Griffon! She had been lost, and was at Cambridge Humane Society, waiting for me! My daughter found her there, and called me in London to come and see her! I drove over fast, while Michelle played with her outside, so she couldn't be bought in the meantime!! When I arrived, it was love at first sight, and she has been a wonderful friend and companion to me ever since! A bond made in heaven!!

Click on the thumbnail pictures below to enlarge them.

The Brussels Griffon breed is not very well known in Canada, so I have included some links below for you to follow if you wish to know more about them. Two are official websites - one in the U.S. and one in England, and the third belongs to a good friend who has lovely Griffs, and gives plenty of first-hand information about them! Thanks so much for the link, Terri!!

National Brussels Griffon Club (USA)

Griffon Bruxellois Club (UK)

Moselle Brussels Griffons

Rescue & Lost Griffon Information (USA)
National Brussels Griffon Rescue, Inc.

There are also lots of clubs in various countries in Europe, so if you are interested in another country, please feel free to write to me at above address.


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Live long and prosper!


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