Helen (Nell) McEwan (1884 – 1967)
Helen was eleventh and the youngest surviving child of John McEwan and Janet Stevenson. She was born April 27th 1884, in Toronto.
When she grew into a young lady she worked as a parcel girl at one of the large department stores in Toronto. I think I remember my mother telling me that is where she met Percy.
He was a watchmaker, and came from a family of jewellers so it is also possible that she met him through her father John McEwan who was a jeweller and watchmaker.
Percy’s father and at least two of his brothers were jewellers. One of the brothers worked with his father at the same company in Toronto in 1921.
She met and married Percival Joseph Bolt, originally from Monreal, ( 1888 – 1968).
The marriage took place in York, Ontario July 4th 1922.
Helen died December 31st 1967 in Brighton, Ontario and both she and Percy are buried in the Brighton Cemetery.