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Roy Risebrough

From: Verna Greig
Sent: December 20, 2022 6:02 PM



My Dad’s brother Roy Risebrough was the first police chief in North York.  He had no interest in doing police work but was approached by a few men who wanted to have a Police Station in North and told him he was the only one that had a car in Newtonbrook/Willowdale so that’s why they begged him to take the job. 

Roy told them he was not going to wear a uniform and was the Police Chief until he retired when North York  joined City of Toronto as one force. He only wore a uniform once when he went to Vancouver where a picture of all the Canadian Police were there. 

I remember he was still the chief when they caught the Boyd Gang (bank robbers).  They were actually caught near the top of our farm laneway at another farm there.  We were kids then but sure remember that. 


A Sign of Recognition

A big “Thank You! ” from Carl…

This was a gift to me from the reunion group in recognition for all the work I did in arranging our reunions. Everyone in the group contributed.

It was arranged by my high school sweetheart, Doreen Eaton, after she had attended  a reunion for the first time  many years ago. It was created and made by her son and it is really beautiful.

This sign is very much appreciated, and always on display in my backyard patio.

Carl D.