A warming glow
Arthur H. Boon, D-Day veteran
Dark cherry table
Cherry Street is one of the group of streets named after native Ontario trees and probably refers to the black cherry, the largest member of the genus in Canada.
The wood is considered valuable for furniture but the supply is limited. Many of the furniture pieces produced in the early days of Canada's development are fine examples of the value of these woods for cabinetry, and most people must be happy to see these pieces in private collections or museums.
If you are lucky enough to have a piece of early Canadian cherry, hang on to it. It's irreplacible. The wood is moderately heavy and strong and light-to-dark reddish brown. You cannot mistake the warming glow of highly-polished cherry. By Stanford Dingman
Arhtur H. Boon
53 Cherry St.
Arthur H. Boon, D-Day veteran (1924-2023)
Legion of Honour
Meritorious Service Medal
Richard Boon (left) accompanied his father Art to a Second World War ceremony in the Netherlands in 2015. The ceremony commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Holland. (Photo provided by Art Boon/Richard Boon)
Canadian soldiers, Juno Beach, D-Day