Doctors Christie Kimber and Zeke Steve, both graduates of the U of S College of Medicine class of 2015, were married June 16 on top of Mount Arrowsmith. (Photo: Max Watson)

Kimber family tree deeply rooted in the University of Saskatchewan

From the family farm in southwestern Saskatchewan 70 years ago, to a mountaintop wedding in beautiful British Columbia in June, the Kimber family has been connected to the University of Saskatchewan for four generations.

Fast forward to the picturesque scene of getting married on a mountaintop, where Allan Kimber’s daughter, Christie Kimber, exchanged vows with Zeke Steve on June 16. Christie, a former Huskies women’s volleyball player, and Zeke both grew up in southeastern Saskatchewan—Christie in Weyburn and Zeke in nearby Milestone—and had plenty of mutual childhood friends, but somehow had never crossed paths prior to coming to campus.

“We always joke about how lucky it was because we have lots of mutual friends, but we had never met and how that is so lucky because we probably wouldn’t have ended up together!” said Christie, with a laugh. “So, it was pretty amazing that our paths happened to cross in university. It’s pretty special.”

Now doctors working together in B.C., Christie and Zeke met in medical school in 2011, graduated from the U of S together in 2015, were engaged in 2017 and married in 2018. While following in the family footsteps wasn’t a key consideration for coming to the U of S, looking back Christie is happy that she made that decision.

“For me at the time, I didn’t really think about going there just because the rest of the family went there … but I could tell that the legacy was important to my dad,” said Christie. “So, to be able to go there, both for volleyball and for school, worked out really well.

“I really appreciate all the people that I met at the U of S, and I got to play the sport that I love at the university level, so I was pretty excited to do that. And obviously I met Zeke there, so that was pretty amazing.”

Read the full story on the University of Saskatchewan website.