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by Troy Bridgeman
When Jaime Hamilton offered to help her father at his garage in the spring of 2012 she didn’t expect to be taking the wheel for a new generation.
“The lady that was working with Dad for quite a while fell ill and left and he was doing it all on his own for about a year,” said Hamilton. “It was clear he needed some help so I said I will come and put in a year or whatever and see how it goes. Here we are six years later.”
By Troy Bridgeman
It wasn’t easy in 1967 for Dave White to convince his father to hire him full time at the family’s garage in Fergus, but the stubborn high school graduate wasn’t going to take no for an answer.
“Originally, I got accepted to Ryerson in Toronto to a three-year business program but that summer my dad needed a mechanic so I said, all right, I will apprentice with you,” White said.
His father, Ross White, insisted that his son go to university as planned and forget about a career as an automotive mechanic.
“I said, no,” White recalled. “I am going to work with you and he said I don’t want you to work with me and we had this big battle.”