Catharine McKenty was born on September 20, 1930 and grew up on her grandparent’s farm in the Donlands. She attended Bishop Strachan School where she won academic scholarships in both French and German. For her post secondary education, Catharine chose Victoria College at the University of Toronto where she majored in English.
After University Catharine had several occupations including volunteering her time to aid with German reconstruction post-war, Research Editor for Pace magazine, and a speechwriter for the Ontario Minister of Education. Now living in Montreal with her husband Neil McKenty, she recently authored a novel “Polly of Bridgewater Farm: an Untold Irish Story,” which was released to correspond with her 79th birthday.