With its back toward Lake Ontario, the new house faced the lush green trees and lawns of the university campus, a short walk from the medical buildings and laboratory where Archie worked and taught.
He travelled often, studying or doing research overseas. Meanwhile, Corrie had her hands full at home, with five sons and daughters: Freddie (15), Muriel (14), Cyril (12), Mona (8) and Phyllis (2).
Even with help from a couple of domestic servants and from her mother, Corrie must have felt overwhelmed at times. And things were about to get very rough indeed.