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.Grandfather immigrated from the Ukraine 1918.

  • Grandparents on Mothers side, Ottawa Valley Ritchie/Kennedy. ( Irish)

  • Worked in Grandfathers and fathers butcher shop "Carling Groceteria" late  50's

  • Family ran Bill's I.G.A. on Preston St, Ottawa, & Canterbury I.G.A. Arch St, Ottawa.

  • I moved to Merrickville, December 1979.

  • Married a local girl, Karen Davidson & have three boys Christopher, James & Andrew.

  • I have been serving the Merrickville & surrounding area in retail & service industry for over 45 years.( owner of Merrickville Grocery, Pronto, North Gower Grocery, The Merrick Hotel & Jester's Restaurant, Ottawa.)

  • Opened the only existing real estate office in Merrickville for over 20 years. ( Over 25 years in Real Estate, previously with Rideau Valley Real Estate. Prudential Real Estate. Bought a Remax Alliance franchise. Current  built my own real estate company, 3.5 Realty Ltd)

  • Personal achievements early years:

  • Teen years, showed in area Horse shows, including Royal Winter Fair, Simcoe ( First place Quarter horse yearling), Syracuse. Picture a linage below. ( Also many Rodeo shows, White Horse Ranch, Shawville, Pinto Valley Ranch.)

  • Later years Graduated "Jim Russell Racing School" purchased Titan Mark 5 formula ford from Europe, raced for two years at Mosport, Saint Jovite, SanAir, Three Rivers, with notables like Gilles Villeneuve, Lorne Progosh. view search on google "robin chinkiwsky racing"

  • Personal Recent Achievements:

  •  Prudential in becoming E-Certified, a member of the Million Dollar club 2003, a winner of the President's Circle award 2004 & winner of The 2005, 2006 & 2007 Leading Edge Society award.

  • Broker status  Summer 2007.

  • Awarded Re/Max franchise May 2009 !

  • Owner of Remax Alliance Ltd. ( 2009-2016)

  • Owner with wife Karen,  of www.Inch of

  • C0-Owner with son James, of Village Creek Soap works Ltd. Sold 2016

  • Owner Broker of Record.  3.5 Realty Ltd 2017 ,new concept ( Serving Ottawa and the Valley.)

  • CONTACT: 613-302-8852


Mosport/ 1972

Kemptville/ Oct/2013, only twice thats enough!

Mom, Dad ( Bill's I.G.A.) Karen/2012

3.5 Realty web site:


St'Jovite /   1972

Morden's Billy / Quarter Horse  60's

Hockey Smiths Falls.jpg

Hockey Smiths Falls 80's

Kemptville OLd timers Hockey 2017 to Present!

Web site owner and developer for Village Reunion Preston  St.

Preston St 1955

With Dad and Brother.

3.5 Realty Office/ Merrickville!

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