Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Heart left behind in historical home

Lindsay Tolley takes down the for sale sign at his childhood home on Third Avenue North East in Moose Jaw, on February 14, 2017. Tolley recently renovated it and heartbrokenly sold it. Crystal Schick/Times-Herald

Marion Tolley’s son restores childhood home, sharing his mother’s passion for heritage

By Lisa Goudy

Standing in his old childhood, newly renovated home for likely the last time, Lindsay Tolley thought of his mother.

His mom, Marion Tolley, is now 93 years old and is a familiar face in Moose Jaw as one who worked hard to preserve heritage buildings in the city.

The childhood home Tolley stood in at 1314 Third Ave. N.E. is a home with some history of its own, including in regards to the 1954 two-plane midair collision that sent one plane crashing into the house next door.

“My mom watched that plane come down and we used to live down the street,” said Lindsay, one of Marion’s seven children.

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