One of Canada’s leading puppeteers in the 1920′s and 30′s, Rosalynde collected puppets from around the world and honed her skills as an apprentice with an accomplished puppet master in the United States. For many years, she entertained neighbourhood children in a studio and puppet stage which she built behind the family home of Turner Avenue.
Mrs. Stearn was also a noted golfer and talented watercolour artist. She was married to the late Clement H. Stearn, a classics professor at McMaster University, and died at the age of 101 after being in a coma for 11 years.
Excerpt from 1990-1991 Annual Report