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Hugh and Mary Fabian’s home in Montgomery Place, c. 1946. Photo Credit: Montgomery Place Community Association Archives

and sometimes the fourth, are carrying on that sense of identity.” Montgomery Place exerts a strong pull on those who grew up there. “I always visualized being back here,” says Barb Biddle, President of Montgomery Place Community Association. “I think when we move away, we do so with the intent of coming back,” adds Leslee. Barb and Leslee agree that attachment applies to those from non-veteran families, too. Keeping the Story Alive In 1987, to ensure the community’s beginnings would not be forgotten, Leslee’s father Bernie, a Navy veteran, and his friend Lew Winger, also a veteran, came up with the idea for a memorial cairn. They approached the Community WINTER 2018 Saskatoon HOME

Association who organized a Cairn Committee to work with the City, plan, design and fundraise. The memorial, located in Montgomery Park, was dedicated in 1989. Other initiatives keep the story alive. Barb spent three years researching the name of every veteran who lived in the subdivision from 1946 to 1977. A black granite pillar inscribed with 565 names stands next to the cairn. Cedar signposts strategically placed around the core area explain the origin of street names. On November 11 residents of Montgomery gather at the memorial cairn for a Service of Remembrance. The event was especially appropriate this year as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Fittingly, Leslee

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