When I recently read a mention of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Cartierville, I recalled a passage in Memory Fitness (2004), in which it is noted that sometimes when we hear a particular name, then many memories, that otherwise are inaccessible to us, come back to us at once.
I am keen to find out, from Bob Carswell and others, more details about the church.
The one thing I remember is the name, “Church of the Good Shepherd,” and I remember some building across the street from Cartierville School.
I’m interested to get a word picture of what the church looked like, on the inside and the outside. When Clarence Nash, who did the voice for Donald Duck for many decades, visited the school to give a talk, would his talk have been given at that building? I vaguely remember that it may have been across the street. I recall that a whole line of Nash Ramblers were lined up on the street, and drove away after Mr. Nash made his presentation.
Also, I am interested in finding photos that I can borrow, to convert into jpeg files, of the school, the church, or anything else related to Cartierville School and Malcolm Campbell High, and the neighbourhoods where students lived.
So far, I’m pleased to say I have received one response, from a former Cartierville School student, to my inquiries:
“When I was in grades 3 and 4 we were over in the church while they were adding onto the far side of Carterville School. I too belonged to the youth group with Colin Webb, Brian King, (his parents were our leaders), Bob Whyte, Marianne Kerr, Diane Lumby, Doreen Vincent to name a few – The church was still going in the late 80’s early 90’s with an extremely small group and later it was closed. My parents were members until its closure with Bob Whyte one of the elders. Must go over and check it out next time I am in Montreal…..”
It took me a while to figure out the correct spelling for the church. Often, after a day or two, a second look at a word tells me that I need to fix the spelling. This is one of the small details of life that is different now, as compared to high school. In high school, I was always reading, and as a result, I was always super accurate with my spelling. In recent years, 50 years later, the spelling occasionally slips. But usually I note the mistake, the next time I read the words.