Trafalgar School - Echoes Yearbook (Montreal, Quebec Canada)

 - Class of 1960

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Part of tlw address gii en h Dr. lu rlis at tliv Mvii} ri(d Service: Some twenty years ago, a younji Gym Mistn-ss. luinied T ucy Box. oame out from Englaml to Alontieal. ami began her work at Tratalgar School. hen she Hrst arriveil, ami saw [ v reil-brick Schot)! on Simpson Street, she could never have foreseen tliat she would stay so long, nor that she would induence so many generations of Trafalgar students ... As it was said of a young Teacher who taught in Galilee long ago, we could say of Lucy Box: " She began to teach . . . many things ... " She taught the meaning of maturity. She guided skilfully and sympathetic- ally yoimg girls on the pathway to womanhood. Beautiful in her own person, she helped others over the awkward years, and showed them how they could be beautifid too. Charming, humorous, gracious, yet firm when firmness was called for, she taught her girls to build these qualities into the fabric of per- sonality . . . She taught the richness of friendship. To remember Lucy Box is to remember a friend . . . She was unfailingly kind. It seemed she knew every- body, and was always doing things — generous things, wonderful things — in the name of friendship, outh can be selfish, adulthood, too, can be selfish. But when we looked upon Luc Box we felt our selfishness rebuked . . . She taught us the meaning of steadfast loyalty. She was loyal to her friends; she was loyal to her convictions about life: she was loyal to Trafalgar. She lived for Trafalgar. To her, Trafalgar was home, family, kinfolk, even a Church. And because of her loyalty she made others loyal, too. It was such a spirit as hers which helped to make Trafalgar the happy, confident, united School in which we rejoice today . . . It was a cruel blow when illness separated Lucy Box from her beloved Trafalgar. But now, for her. all sickness is ended, and she has gone where there shall be no more separation. A tribute from the Principal : As Principal of Trafalgar School 1 should like to pay tribute to Miss Box ' s outstanding contribution to the School during her twenty years of service. Miss Box had all the qualities which Dr. Berlis has attribvited to her — grace, humour, kindness — and she show ed them to us in the day to day life of the School. She was an inspired and understanding teacher and a gifted organizer. Among many other occasions, her great triumph was the success of the arrangements for the opening of our new building by the Governor-General, the Right Honourable Vincent Massey. Miss Box ' s care, her sense of timing, her meticulous attention to detail made that day the great one that it was. As everyone has said, 3Iiss Box ' s outstanding characteristic was her devotion to Trafalgar. She gave me, too, for almost twenty years, a personal devotion which I shall always remember with gratitude and love. J. M. V. F. [13]

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MISS LUCY F. M. BOX Teacher at Trafalgar School for Girls from 1939-1959 Died in London, England, January 10, 1960 A Memorial Service was held on January 13, 1960, at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, when past and present members of the School gathered with many of Miss Box ' s other friends to pay a tribute to a loved and respected teacher and friend. [12]



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From an Old Girl: When I was asked to try to put into words what I, as an old girl of Trafalgar, felt on hearing of the death of Miss Lucy Box, I must admit I was appalled by the enormity of the task. I am not a very " old " old girl, but I knew Miss Box, both as a teacher and as a friend, for the eleven years that I was at Trafalgar, and I know that every girl who was taught by her gained something invaluable from her help and guidance. When I attended the memorial service for Miss Box in January, I saw many old girls whose faces 1 remembered from my early years at Trafalgar, many of them with daughters of their own now at the school. This was the finest of the tributes paid to Miss Box that day — that girls whose contact with the school may have been very slight since their own schooldays were ended should find time in their busy lives to spend an hour in honouring her and what she did for them. She taught us so many things; she gave us standards, and a sense of values that is invaluable to us when we find ourselves outside the tight little world of our schooldays for the first time, and hear the beliefs and ideals we have been taught to cherish denied on all sides. She taught us to be loyal to our friends in all circumstances; to treat all men as equals, regardless of creed or colour; to be courteous and mindful of others; to do the right thing, not because of what others will think of us if we do not, but for its own sake; and, above all, she taught us to be true to ourselves. These were the principles that Lucy Box lived by and was always true to; to her they were the most important and sacred thing in life, and she was content to make it her life ' s work to instil them into generations of Trafalgar girls. They have helped every one of us who has passed through Trafalgar; they are the reason why Lucy Box will never be forgotten by us, the girls whose lives she helped to mould. It is the dedication and devotion of such women as she was that makes Trafalgar the school that it is, and makes us proud, as Lucy Box was — very proud — to belong to Trafalgar. Elisabeth McKay. From a Present Girl: Miss Box is not dead. She never will be. To us who knew her, she will live forever. Before her release, for that is all death is, she thought of us fre- quently, and we of her. She often sent letters and telegrams to vis while she was in England. Although there will be no more cheery messages, that is the only difference, for she is still thinking of us as always, and she can now see us too. She watches us at our work, in our play, at our school functions; and she smiles in her peaceful happiness. And we feel her presence perhaps even more than ever before. If we are sad, it is only because of the loss of a good friend, but we should always remember that now she is out of her suffering; and we have not lost anything, for Miss Box is here with us in the rooms and corri- dors. Miss Box is with us — now ! GwYNETH Daniel, Form IIIa January II, 1960 [14]

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