Colleen’s Childhood in Grey County

Colleen spent part of her early childhood in Flesherton, Ontario, where her father was a high school teacher.

 

Colleen Thibaudeau (age 7) with her classmates at Flesherton School, Grey County in 1933. Colleen is seated at the end of the second row on the far right, and her friend Diana Goldsborough is beside her.
Colleen with her brother John, Felsherton, Ontario, Winter 1933
Colleen (second from left) and friends tobogganing, Winter 1933

Colleen’s early days

Colleen Thibaudeau, age 4 months, with her mother Alice Pryce Thibaudeau , and her father, John Stewart Thibaudeau, in Toronto, Ontario, April 1926.

Baby Colleen with her mother and father, Toronto, Ontario, April 29, 1926
Baby Colleen with her mother and father, Toronto, Ontario, April 29, 1926

Welcome!

Welcome to collenthibaudeau.com, a celebration of poet Colleen Thibaudeau’s life and work.

Colleen Thibaudeau was born in Toronto on December 29, 1925. She grew up in St. Thomas, Ontario, and wrote poetry and stories from an early age.

Join us on our journey through Colleen’s poems, stories, and memories. We look forward to remembering and discovering Colleen with you.

Colleen Thibaudeau, 1925-2012 Photo by Diane Thompson, 1997
Colleen Thibaudeau, 1925-2012 Photo by Diane Thompson, 1997