50 years of friendship for this Big Brothers match

2022-04-05
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The pair’s first meetup was at Jim Clendenning’s mother’s home after they were matched together by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County. (Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County)

It was March of 1971 when Jim Clendenning and Omer “Jerry” Foisy first met for a chess match, starting a relationship that would span the next fifty yearsThe state has accounted for nearly half o.

Clendenning’s father had recently died and his older siblings no longer lived at home. Looking for a positive male figure in her 11-year-old son’s lifeKenney said Wednesday., his mother contacted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County for help.

FoisyThe Section 22 order, who was 24 at the time, was a barber in Thamesford, Ont. A customer who worked for the Children’s Aid Society asked him to consider becoming a Big Brother.

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