Meet Clarice Steers.
“I grew up in northern Ontario, in Timmins. My husband and my two children moved in 1973 to Oakville, where we lived for years. Two years after, my husband passed away. I moved to Ottawa because both of my children live here, and my six grandchildren!
“If I was to pass along wisdom to my grandchildren, I’d say to find something you really enjoy doing for the rest of your life and makes you happy.
“I live in Westboro and what I like about it is the older neighbourhood and the access to anything you want within walking distance. I love that. There are nice, friendly people here, and I love volunteering for the Food Bank. I like Ottawa because everything is so easy to get to compared to southern Ontario and the Toronto area. I can be downtown in minutes and I’m francophone, so I have access to all of those activities. This city has so much to offer, plus it’s surrounded by all these parks and Gatineau Park. It’s a really beautiful area.” Collected by Ellen Bond
Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our collection of humans right here.