Friday, July 15, 2016

Storydello: Freddie-The End of the Story

After the Huronia Regional Centre closed in 2009, lawsuits were brought against it for decades of neglect and abuse of residents. Eventually, the provincial government issued a formal apology and paid a $35 million dollar settlement.

For Freddie, this was too little, too late. He died in 1967, when the abuses at the Centre were known but not yet widely publicized. Freddie lived to be 91 years old, and spent more than 65 years in the institution. He is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston, near his parents Archie and Corrie Knight.


Coming up next on Storydello: the adventures of Freddie's irrepressible sister Muriel. Please stay tuned!

Posted today on Storydello.