The story behind Avenue Sarah

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Sarah is a short street located in an area of Sillery known as Bergerville, originally known as Sheppardville. It runs north off Chemin Saint-Louis, near Saint-Brigid’s Home, to Rue Sheppard.

Avenue Sarah was named in honour of Sarah Maxfield, the mother of the prosperous timber merchant and businessman William Sheppard, who owned Woodfield estate in Sillery. Sheppard also honoured his mother by naming one of his sons Maxfield.