This blog, started by Giselle was to be about me and my art but as my ex-husband and his second wife-political campaign manager Patricia (Pat) Enborg are trying to keep the facts of our marriage and daughter hidden from the public, I am writing it now. Being both unscrupulous journalists, they seem to have an easy task.
I'm a Canadian-Hungarian artist, had lived in Canada for more than twenty five years, where I was legally married to Peter (Ray) Rakobowchuk. Before our divorce we had been living together for several years raising our small daughter, Giselle. Now I live in Europe.
Giselle, Canadian by birth, grew up in Canada. After having lived and studied in Europe for years, she moved backand now lives and works in Canada with no help from her father, a journalist at The Canadian Press in Montreal.
Giselle Rakobowchuk, my daughter (father Peter Rakobowchuk, reporter for The Canadian Press in Montreal) had moved back to Canada several years ago for a while, before she did her university studies back in Hungary. Many people from Ottawa would probably recognize Hy's and remember my daughter as well, as she made quite a few friends there. She worked at the reception desk.
|Giselle Rakobowchuk with two co-workers at Hy's Ottawa|
|Giselle Rakobowchuk and co-worker Andrea at the reception of Hy's Ottawa|
|Giselle Rakobowchuk with Don Newman, CBC's broadcast journalist, a great patron of Hy's Ottawa|
|Andrea at the reception|
|Giselle and Andrea at Ottawa Hy's|
|Giselle Rakobowchuk and Andrea at the reception at Ottawa Hy's|
|A few light moments with co-workers|
Nope, father didn't come to the rescue then, he didn't come now. He never did. Neither when she was a child nor as a grown up. Patricia (Pat) Enborg, his present wife-political-campaign manager has a lot to do with it. He said as much recently, during a rare phone call. (2-3, no it's not an average it is the whole total number of all telephone conversations between Peter (Ray) Rakobowchuk and his daughter Giselle Rakobowchuk since she was about five years old.
Patricia (Pat) Enborg, who became the second wife of Peter (Ray) Rakobowchuk also worked on Parliament Hill at the same time. She was in her early-mid 20's, quite an achievement for her age. Wonder how an Ontario "gal" got a prestigious job at the Parliament with a Manitoba paper (Selkirk News). Didn't they have any deserving journalist in the whole of Manitoba?
It was about that time my husband enticed me to go to Hungary with our daughter Giselle with the promise he'd be sending money after us and then follow us and we would both take some courses in Europe and move back home together.
We had been together for over five-six years by then so why would I have questioned his intentions.
Well, the money never came, I never took art courses in Italy but I believe he did take journalism courses in Paris.
And then Peter (Ray) Rakobowchuk moved around Quebec with Patricia (Pat) Enborg, who is now his 2nd wife and also political campaign manager.