When Irene Caldwell died in July 1996, her husband of 47 years, Campbell Caldwell of Burlington, decided to set up a fund in his wife’s name to honour her memory. His gift to the Irene Caldwell Memorial Fund is a gift which may be used as the Foundation determines.
Irene grew up in Hamilton’s north end, graduated from Central High School of Commerce in 1944 and went to work for the Burlington Steel Company where she met her future husband. Recalling his wife’s great love for reading, Mr. Caldwell says her favourite place was the public library. “She read everything from mysteries and politics to history and medical books.” Science fiction writers Stephen King and Isaac Asimov were two of her favourites. Mr. Caldwell reminisced about another of Irene’s passions – music and dancing, especially to the big band sound of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.
Excerpt from 1997-1998 Annual Report