CFHI Blog: Bringing a Voice to Residential School Survivors with Dementia

My dad, Duncan Harry, was from Ts'kw'ay'laxw First Nation in Pavilion BC.

He was a skilled and proud ironworker—a foreman—who was well-liked and respected by his coworkers and bosses. In 1976, he suffered a workplace injury, falling 20 feet and landing on a concrete slab. Despite his accident, he continued to work until the injuries forced him to stop fourteen years later.

In 2011, Dad was officially diagnosed with dementia.

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