HOK # 85: Greg Cullen

Meet Greg Cullen.

“I was born and raised in Centretown and when they tore down Lebreton Flats in 1962 we moved to Highland Park. I’ve lived in the Kitchissippi area most of my life. I like that all the conveniences are here; all the shopping. It’s family oriented area and the crime rate is very low. People are very nice to one another and I have excellent neighbours.

“I’m retired now, but I used to work in heating and ventilating and I got to go to Japan and work at the Canadian Embassy there for three weeks. They couldn’t hire local people so I got to go. From there I travelled to Hong Kong, Hawaii, and Thailand. My favourite part of that trip was Phuket, Thailand because it is so beautiful there.

“I was very active when I was younger, but now my arthritis slows me down. I have twin daughters and a son who are all grown up now. If I could do anything in the world, I’d love to travel some more and go to England and France.

“My dad taught me to never burn any bridges and that’s how I try to live my life.” 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.

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