Vangie Crosthwaite took a great interest in documenting her family’s early history in the Hamilton area. Her ancestors settled in Bartonville, and today a street in that area bears the family name. As was the custom, she stayed at home on King Street East to look after her parents, Nellie Gage and Harvey Franklin Crosthwaite. Her garden was a source of great pleasure, not only to her, but to others who nominated her for several Trillium Awards.
Excerpt from 1989-1990 Annual Report