|Courtesy of CP Ships Archive|
|Courtesy CP Ships Archive|
There was a bookstall stocked with postage stamps, books, magazines, candy, toys and novelties. There was also a money exchange and free rental of a safe for storage in the Purser's office of any valuables. Deck chairs and steamer rugs were available for rent. There was a physician and nurses on board for attending passengers and in the case of sickness contacted on board there was no charge for his service or medicines.
Harry on the left and Bess on the right, their friends in between and Joan standing holding her hair.
They had an address for Aunt Nellie Cheffins' home and they proceeded from the dock to Rue Theodore which was several blocks away. They were able to stay there for a few weeks until they were able to find a tiny place of their own in Montreal and begin to work.
In spite of many difficult challenges in Montreal, Harry & Bess made the best of it there for about four years.
* Thanks to Patricia Blaney Koretchuk for her generous sharing of her recorded interview with Bess conducted in 1988.