Born in Montreal in 1872 and known as May. After her husband, Lawrence, went overseas in 1915 to fight in World War I, May was left to care for the family’s farm in East Farnham, Quebec, as well as for their two young children, Aileen and Howard. She ended up selling the farm and moving the family to a flat in Montreal shortly before her husband died. After Lawrence passed away, May took on various jobs and moved the family regularly, as they often struggled to pay the bills. She was an artist and painted in oils and watercolours, and many of her works depict scenes of rural Quebec. May died in 1956.