A wonderful person and dedicated teacher
Re: Holomego obituary, Issue #2-2011, p. 48
I was saddened to read about Prof. Helen Holomego. Before she went to Copper Cliff High School, Helen was the physical education teacher for the 1952/53 school year at Quebec High School in Quebec City.
At the end of that year she offered me a summer job in the coffee shop at The Baldwins, a family resort on Lake Rosseau near Windermere. I had a wonderful two months there and was also promoted to serving in the dining room when a spot opened up. The resort was owned by Fred Baldwin, BA’39, and his wife Mildred. I think that Fred Baldwin once played for the Queen's football team, but well before 1953.
When Helen learned that I would be attending Queen's, she alerted Marion Ross that there was a promising basketball player coming to the University. I did try out for the team, and was on it that year and the next one too. I only discovered this when I visited her at her home near Kenora about 10 years ago.
She was a wonderful person and a dedicated teacher.