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As the second child of Harry and Katherine Burfiled, I was born on June 2, 1955 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Since Dad came from an English background, one of his favourite stories read to him as a child was Robin Hood. My first name came from that story and Mom gave me her second name. I spent my first four years at Hollyburn Mountain in West Vancouver.
I don't remember much about that era, with the exception of my first experiences of skiing. Dad would strap on our skis and away we would go down the hill. With my tiny skis between his much longer ones, I would hang on to his legs. Dad used the same technique to teach my brother, Richard. Being a tomboy, I got myself into many predicaments as a child and often found myself injured. At the age of six I broke my leg by the Burfield Lodge. The ski patrol didn't have far to go to bring me in.
Writing this book has been emotional at times, bringing back more that fourty years of memories. It has also allowed me to do some healing. I hope my wonderful Dad, my loving Mom and my dear brother Richard would be happy to see memories of their lives in book form. It is important for me to offer readers a glimpse of the amazing family I have been a part of and I hope you will all enjoy it.

Marion Burfield



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