Family celebrates five generations of Ponoka women

The birth of Emily Carey on Jan. 30 this year brought about a significant milestone for her family; there are five generations of females.

Celebrating five generations of Ponoka ladies: In this photo taken a few weeks ago

Celebrating five generations of Ponoka ladies: In this photo taken a few weeks ago

The birth of Emily Carey on Jan. 30 this year brought about a significant milestone for her family; there are now five generations of females who are proud to call the Ponoka area home.

Although she doesn’t realize it yet, Carey has a great great grandmother, a great grandmother, a grandmother and of course her mother, explained Doreen Rausch proudly, who falls under the category of great grandmother.

Rausch said they knew Carey was going to be a girl and there was much excitement in the family as they hoped to have an opportunity to get a picture together. And they did that just weeks ago, Rausch had all five ladies get together for a picture with great great grandmother, Anna Dewald; grandmother, Donna Stickney; new mom Brett Stickney; Carey and of course, Rausch.

Dewald moved to Ponoka in 1939 and the family has since stayed close together and with the birth of Carey, they have much to celebrate, said Rausch. “We’ve always been really close.”

One thing Rausch feels about Carey is she will be just as strong-willed as the rest of the ladies but more importantly, it gives family more opportunities to be together.

“We all really care about each other,” said Rausch.