true early bird
ready to catch the worm, Danielle was born two-weeks premature at 7:28 am on May 9, 1979 in Montreal,
Raised in Kirkland,
a suburb on the West Island of Montreal, she lived a happy childhood,
her younger sister, Lisa. She partook in many activities as
a child: soccer, dance, softball, girl guides, violin lessons
maintains many of these activities to this day, which help her lead a
life. She grew up to be bilingual, thanks to her French Canadian father and American mother.
high school, she
continued her studies at John Abbott College,
popularly known as the local country club (because of its scenic
grounds). Her higher
studies continued at Concordia University,
obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and a
Community and Public Affairs. While there, she made many new friends
her involvement in the Zeta Tau Omega sorority. Her quest for further
not end there: after taking a year off to complete an internship in
Studies at the University
off she went to Toronto to
begin law school at Osgoode Hall.
What a crazy three years it was! Yet, it was worth it, as Danielle now
herself with an amazing job as an Assistant Crown Attorney!
fortunate to have had a full and happy life, but what are experiences
are not shared with a life partner, a soul mate, a best friend?
Danielle found hers in Dave…
was born "David
Duncan" in the tiny Southern Ontario town of Toronto in the early
evening of March 15, 1978, and marked the final addition to the Duncan
family of five.
Growing up in Pickering
(a suburb east
of Toronto), young David played sports, games, pranks and generally
made life miserable for his loving older brother Graham and older
sister Deborah, who kindly tolerated and loved him in spite of his
Nearing High School,
David shed his
childhood name and became a grown up named "Dave". He grew
of higher education and developed new interests in art and
He pursued his music through learning the guitar, and pursued
faith by getting involved in his church and volunteering summers at
Fair Glen Youth Camp.
After trying his hand for
a term at
the University of Ottawa studying Modern Languages, Dave fell upon his
life's calling almost by accident, and enrolled in a professional
writing program at the University of Waterloo. In Waterloo,
lived at Conrad Grebel College where he met many of the friends he considers closest to this day.
After leaving school,
Dave made his
way back to Toronto (although grudingly) to work for a bank (also
grudgingly) as a professional writer (happily). After many
years of adventures
in the big city, Dave serendipitously met a girl one night, and she
quickly stole his heart. Now he looks forward to following
life pursuits in faith, art and love with her.