CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY
KEARNS & VIRGINIATOWN, ONTARIO

Virginiatown, Ontario,
Collison Family Photos, 1945-1953

Howard and Pearl Collison with children Leona and Victor lived in Virginiatown from 1945-1953, prior to moving to Sudbury (with youngest Darlene). They lived at #4 Thompson Street, near the school.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

Connel Ave., 1945.
Left to right: Victor Collison with "Skipper" and a friend.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

1945 on Connel Ave.
Back: Leona Collison.
Front: Donny Webb, Carol Webb, "Skipper".

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

About 1946
Collison House, #4 Thompson Street.
Pearl Collison with children Victor and Leona.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

"Minuet in G" Grade 3?
Left to right: Barbara Oehring, Betty Bell, Leona Collison, Sharon Turner, Joan Garvin, Loreen Cameron, Margaret Wilcox, Barbara Ross (?), Virginia Palmer, JoAnne Eagle.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

Possibly on Webster St., near the school., 1950/51.
Left to right: Joan Garvin, Marlene Oehring, Sharon Turner, Leona Collison, Barbara Oehring, Colleen Robinson.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

Hockey Team
Back: Ralph Aceti.
Middle: Donnie Stoss, Lyle McLennan, Harold North, Georgie Lacoeux, Delbert Stori, Eddie Burke.
Front, Left to right: Howard Allen, Mike McPhail, Dennis Farrell.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

1952
Left to Right: Sharon Turner, Leona Collison, Loreen Cameron, Joan Garvin, Colleen Robinson.



"Parties" -- these were hosted by a lady, possibly Mrs. Acton (?), who had been ill with a brain tumour. She didn't have children of her own, but she enjoyed their company. When she returned from treatment, she hosted parties for the children in her apartment and these are a few photos from them.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

Back: Loreen Cameron, Jean Louis (aka "Charlie") Hamelin, Leona Collison.
Front: Sharon Turner, Eddie Burke, Kenneth Webb (Leona's cousin), Katherine Gray, Jim Turner.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

Back, seated: Duncan McLennan.
Back: JoAnne Eagle, Harold North.
Middle: Loreen Cameron, Angus Burke, Joan Garvin, Johnny Jewell.
Front: Jackie Scott, Colleen Robinson.

Collison Family photos, 1945-1953

Back: Leona Collison, Colleen Robinson, Duncan McLennan, Tootie Bell, Joan Garvin, John Jewell.
Front: JoAnne Eagle, Betty Bell, Kenneth Webb, Loreen Cameron.
Foreground Right: Angus Burke.

Can you provide details or corrections?


Many thanks to Leona (Collison) Belmonte and her daughter, , for these photos.


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