History of St. Saviour's, Orono,
Compiled by Grace Haldenby
In 1937 the A.Y.P.A. was still in operation. Mrs. G.J.Hall presented
a report at the vestry meeting stating that their objective for
the year was to raise $100 to help pay for the new furnace. This
big (4’ square) woodburning furnace was under the church.
The heat came up through the single large round rad at the centre
back of the church.
Mary Morris recalls that during the thirties she had 12 young
men in the choir. All of them went off to the war leaving her
with just Irene Murray and George Morton. Three of the young men
were killed in action including Cecil Bruton with the R.C.A.F.
and Norman Bruton who had worked away from home and was in the
choir only occasionally. One of the choir members, Gordon Bruton,
who had also been a Sunday Schoolteacher and lay-reader at St.
Saviour`s returned, graduated from Trinity College, Toronto in
1945 and was ordained the following year.