St. Mary’s —Kerri Ann Campbell’s Artwork and Photos

St. Mary’s —Kerri Ann Campbell’s Artwork and Photos



Jane Churchill identified—Top Row: Debbie McKinnon, Donna-Lee Brown, Lee Ann McIntosh; Bottom Row: Jane McIntosh (me), Karen Campbell and Kerri-Ann Campbell

Things have changed since I went to school. Some schools have tables that they share with other classmates and they have work stations. Really, this is not my vision of elementary school as I wonder how they will master organizational skills, or have a sense of their own private space?

How will they pass notes to friends, or whisper across the row, their heads under their desktops, while they pretend to search for a lost ruler? We as young students used to be thrilled to see our artwork on the outside walls outside our classrooms. Today, when I found this photo in a pile of old photos from the 70s from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum I knew I had to find the person that did it. Thankfully, we found the artist Kerri-Ann Campbell. Now I know why it touched me so much– truly, children’s artwork is so precious–because it is so very, very rare.



Kerri-Ann CampbellI believe the poster was for public health unit for dental week. In the 70s there was a big push for dental hygiene in the schools. We also had to do weekly fluoride rinses in the library. I went to St Mary’s and that was the winning poster.

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston–Kerri Ann is a  friend and neighbour, but didn’t become an artist but a GREAT nurse. She lives here in Carleton Place and works at our hospital.



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Julia Waugh Guthrie Photo–

-Well here is a blast from the past. St Mary’s School Choir. — with Julie St Jean, Jo-Anne Hancock, Lori Armour, Joan Russell, Tom Turcotte, Tom Turcotte, Bruce Guthrie, Janet Morris, Debbie Coburn, Kathy Coleman and Lynn Shepherd.

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Fay Tucker Most of the students in this photograph either turned 65 years old in 2017 or else they will in 2018.–The first class at the newly constructed St. Mary’s Catholic School.
Image may contain: one or more peopleAnother one from Julia Waugh Guthrie– The Angels of St, Mary’s–

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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