Stewart, William

William Stewart was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1944. In 1952, William and his family left Northern Ireland to avoid the growing unrest associated with “The Troubles”. William’s interview discusses his early life in Ireland, his journey to Canada on the Georgic, and his family’s resettlement in Winnipeg. He contrasts his schooling in a Christian Brothers school in Ireland with the Catholic education he received in Canada, as well as discusses his overall experience adjusting to his new life in Winnipeg, where his parents ran a boarding house. In 2014, William sat down with his grandson John Mainprize and classmate Sam Moran to share his story.