The “Gill boys” are an interesting genetic mixture.
One of the things that I didn’t really pay too close attention to in my Uncle Al’s obituary was the names of his parents.
Uncle Al’s mother’s name was Alma Zong. Alma Zong would have been my mother’s mother. So, Alma Zong is my maternal grandmother.
Zong is an interesting surname as it is purely a Chinese name.
That means that Alma Zong was either full Chinese or part Chinese.
My paternal grandmother was full Swampy Cree
My maternal grandmother was Chinese.
My paternal grandfather was Irish.
My maternal grandfather was Quebecois.
What an interesting mix.