Summary of an interview with Sam Catania on September 27, 1994. Recorded and prompted by George Jackson. Sam discusses working with Professor W.H. Day and dredging the Holland Marsh. See the Related Descriptions below for audio.
Event Date : Tuesday, February 04, 1997 Event Type : Death
Description : At Bradford Place. Of the Holland Marsh. Husband of the late Helen (Bugra). Father of Helen and her husband Peter Popijal of Agincourt, and Dorothy Cilipka of Bradford. Brother of John Cilipka of the Czech Republic. Grandfather of Diane Sherman of Clearwater, Florida, Vicky Al Joundi of Etobicoke and Andrew Popijal of Agincourt. Visitation and funeral service at the Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford. Interment at York Cemetery, Willowdale.
"Feeding refugees: Marsh refugees enjoy a hot meal in the Bradford town hall after their flight from the flooded Holland Marsh. Most spent the winter in an emergency trailer camp set up where the community centre stands today."