Members of Carlington Community and Health Services (CCHS) were treated to a special presentation at this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM). CCHS is located in what used to be the Maxwell Public School, which was named after a beloved member of the local and provincial educational community, Thomas Patterson (T.P.) Maxwell. Two of Mr. Maxwell's daughters, Margaret Maxwell Henderson and Barbara Maxwell Davidson, were invited to the AGM to talk about his life and service to the community.
Mrs. Davidson and Mrs. Henderson spoke about their father's interesting and inspiring history. As noted in a related article in the June issue of The Summit, T. P. Maxwell came to Canada from Scotland as a penniless orphan who, through his own hard work first became a well-respected teacher in a number of schools in Eastern Ontario and later an Inspector of Schools for Carleton County. The sisters then presented a collection of memorabilia concerning their father, including photos taken of Mr. Maxwell at a tree planting ceremony outside of the building, a brief biography of their father, and the original dedication plaque that adorned the building when it was a school. These items are currently on display in the building at 900 Merivale, so please feel free to come and see them.
CCHS is proud to remember T.P. Maxwell and his history of service to the community. We hope to carry on his legacy in everything we do in working with the community that we serve.
Barbara Maxwell Davidson (left) and Margaret Maxwell Henderson, daughters of T.P. Maxwell, present a collection of memorabilia about their father to Carlington Community and Health Services.