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  Ralph and Karen Holyoke started and built the Homeport in 1997 with a desire to return to their Maritime roots. Prior to Homeport they lived in Western Canada where Ralph was working as a Petroleum Geologist and then in commercial and residential real estate sales. Karen has worked as a Professional Accountant (CME) since leaving University and continues to operate her own independent consulting firm. Both are involved in the community with volunteer work in a number of civic groups, Local antique auto clubs and several other boards.

They are avid travelers with the Caribbean a favorite destination for the sun, sand and scuba in Mexico, Cayman Islands and Cuba with Cozumel a frequent stop. Both have visited Europe 6 times since 1973 and one extended "vacation" saw Ralph and Karen thru Europe, Africa and into Asia Minor on an advanture that lasted over a year. A recent trip  was thru Southern France and Barcelona, Spain. Later on saw the travelers in South Carolina and Bermuda. And they were able to follow Karen's passion to the Masters Golf in Augusta GA.  Most recently they ventured forth to Italy for an extended trip.They have fallen for Venice and vow to return soon.  As a result of their adventures they really understand the joys and the rigors of travel and how sometimes the smallest of gestures or amenities can make you feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease. Homeport was founded on these ideals.

 Now these globe trotters stay closer to home with Karen an avid summer golfer and gardener and keen winter curler and involved with her many clients. While running the day to day operations of Homeport Ralph finds time to entertain the guest in, of all places in this elegant Mansion, the garage, with one of his Classic British autos. pictured here is  the 1961 MGA 1600 a beautifully restored daily driver.  Always on the lookout for the unusual Ralph could have anything in the workshop or garage.


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