Tag: HOK

HOK #92: Peter Edmison

Meet Peter Edmison. “I grew up in Ottawa with my four siblings. I went to Connaught PS then Fisher Park High School. (Does anyone remember the great principal Pop Wallen?) I then went to University of Toronto where I studied dentistry. I returned to Ottawa to practice dentistry, […]

HOK #91: Keith Brown  

Meet Keith Brown.   “I was born in the little white house on Stonehurst Avenue. Tom Brown was my uncle. I was born in 1929. The house I live in now used to be the old homestead, where my mother raised nine kids. My grandmother was the second resident […]

HOK #90: John Dingwall

Meet John Dingwall. “I’ve always liked Ottawa because it’s a small big town. It’s a town of over a million people but it’s still humble in its own way. The Kitchissippi area does a lot to get people out doing things, it’s very unique and has it’s own appeal […]

HOK #89: Tim Thibeault 

Meet Tim Thibeault. “I first moved to Holland Avenue in 1960 as a ten-year-old, and have lived and/or worked in  Kitchissippi ward teaching art and pottery, and dabbling in community involvement, ever since. “My work with Newswest began as a photographer when we needed pictures  of a crack house […]

HOK #88: Adam Coombs

Meet Adam Coombs.  “The best advice I’ve ever been given is there is always more to do, so know when to set your limit. “I was born in the old Grace Hospital in Ottawa and I grew up in Kanata. I moved to the Kitchissippi area in September […]

HOK #87: Ermindo Demeis

Meet Ermindo Demeis. “I was born in Italy, almost 90 years ago. I moved to Canada in 1955. We came here to try and find a better way to live. My wife came first to Canada. I have seven children, 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. I have been […]

HOK #86: Naomi Bose

Meet Naomi Bose. “I was born in Germany but grew up in Britannia, in the west end of Ottawa. I’ve lived in this area for about a year now. Honestly, I like everything about this area, it’s so easy to walk around, so many nice shops and cafes, […]

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 […]

HOK #84: Erika Gaal

Meet Erika Gaal. “I was born and raised here in Ottawa, I’ve lived all around the city in my life and have been living here in Westboro for the last almost 15 years. It’s the best neighbourhood I’ve ever lived in, in Ottawa. I really like the amount of […]

HOK #83: Kealey Syme  

Meet Kealey Syme. “I was born in Carleton Place, Ontario. We moved to Ottawa because we have family around here. We came to the Kitchissippi area about six years ago. I like this area because of the people. It’s pretty fantastic to have a beach right here, and […]

HOK #82: Al Hicks

Meet Al Hicks. “I was born in Margate, England and came to Canada when I was three. We stayed in Montreal for a little bit and then moved to Ottawa. I grew up in the war time housing right across from Westgate Shopping Mall. I went to Fisher […]

HOK #81: Carol Hicks

Meet Carol Hicks.  “I was born in Ottawa and grew up in Sandy Hill. It was far to move this way back then as we moved here to Hintonburg in 1977. At the time, the houses weren’t expensive. I love this area because it’s so homey, it’s like a […]

HOK #80: Angie Reshitnyk

Meet Angie Reshitnyk. “I was born in Montreal, first generation, and I moved to Ottawa in 1980. I came here and got married, and three girls later, I’m now happily a grandmother and helping out at my church. I’m a retired teacher. I taught elementary school, everything from kindergarten […]

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