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Three sisters in their 60s meet for the first time

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Sisters Marie, Ruth Anne and Janice have only known each other for a couple of weeks after finding each other. Sisters Marie, Ruth Anne and Janice have only known each other for a couple of weeks after finding each other.
Janice and Marie first connected through Facebook. (Source: Global TV Toronto/CBS) Janice and Marie first connected through Facebook. (Source: Global TV Toronto/CBS)
The two sisters placed an ad seeking their sister Ruth Anne in the local paper. (Source: Global TV Toronto/CBS) The two sisters placed an ad seeking their sister Ruth Anne in the local paper. (Source: Global TV Toronto/CBS)

DUNNVILLE, ON (Global TV Toronto/CBS) – "Cheers to the rest of our lives," the sisters said.

By the way they get along; you'd think the three women had known each other for a lifetime.

"It's well worth celebrating!" Janice Oldershaw said.

Thing is, the relationship is a new one. The women, all in their 60s, have only known each other for two weeks. Actually, they've only known about each other for two weeks and they're sisters.

"You can't take back the time, but what you can do is make up for the time," Janice said.

A picture was taken the first time they met, less than a month ago. They came to be together when the eldest, Marie Neupert happened upon her biological mother's obituary online. She looked up Janice on Facebook and the family tree quickly started to spread.

"I said, "I'm your sister,"" Janice said. "That's what I said. And I said, "never mind this, here's my phone number, call me." And she said, "I'm calling you right now." I was crying, I said, "do you know how long I looked for you, how many hears I've looked for you?""

"And then trough her we found out that Ruth was still around," Marie said. "And she lived in this area."

Through an ad in the local paper, Ruth Anne Mills was found.

"Then to find out, double whammy, I have two sisters! Ruth Anne said. "It was great!"

Turns out, Marie and Ruth Anne have lived in the same area for years and are practically neighbors, living just five minutes apart.

"I moved into town, and I pass this house every day, every single day," Ruth Anne said. "I never even realized that she was here."

Marie knew she'd had two sisters, but was told that Ruth Anne, actually born as Linda, had died in infancy. Two of the women grew up in homes with supportive, loving adoptive families. Janice, the youngest, was raised by their biological mother.

In the few weeks they've known each other; the sisters say they have noticed a lot of things in common.

"We're all alike," Ruth Anne said. "We are definitely sisters. As soon as I looked into their eyes, I knew we were sisters."

"We all have one girl, one boy," Marie said. "Both Janice and I lost contact with our biological mother at age 15."

Two of the sisters share a small divot in their noses, even some of their mannerisms would make you swear they were raised together.

All of the things the women didn't know about each other is what they say they are trying to catch up on now.

They're planning an introductory reunion for all of their kids and grandkids.

"I think about all the years we weren't' together; now what can continue in our lives to see what happens," Ruth Anne said.

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