TRAVELLING LIGHT

Author: Agnes Braceland Henchey

Synopsis: Patty Henchey worked for Colonial Airlines, Northeast, Trans-Canada for many years, beginning in 1941. The seventh child in a wonderful Montreal family, her tales of growing up are poignant and warm—from the death of her little brother to burning down (with a little help) her friend’s house.

Her stories of the early days of the air-travel industry in Montreal start when she began working as a passenger agent at age 16. Then, she married Gordon Henchey and had to “retire”. In her “retirement”, she raised a family of four, and when the nest was beginning to look empty, she found a job in a travel agency on the West Island. This prepared her to start her own agency, Bel-Air Travel, years later. The author tells her story with a wry sense of the absurd and amazing, and readers will appreciate her Travelling Light.

Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir

Published in: 2004

No. of Pages: 131

ISBN: 9781896754338