It was a nightmare for two young boys, that neither one forgot.
For the past 55 years, Rick Brown of Kitchener has wondered about his friend had died after he saw him beaten so badly by a Training School supervisor in Cobourg.
That training school is now known as Brookside.
A Cobourg police officer read about Brown and decided to do some investigating.
He found that 68-year-old James Forbes survived, and is well and living in London, only about an hour away from Brown’s home.
The two men plan to meet soon.
This happened to Forbes when he was 13 – he attended the training school from age 12 until age 15.
Forbes now has 18 children, some natural and some adopted.