Having worked at the Elm Hurst Inn and Spa in various capacities for 36 years, Kay LaRose is set to retire September 3. An avid and experienced sewer, LaRose has also been the Elm Hurst's resident fabric expert, making bedspreads, curtains, drapes and uniforms over the years, including the white drapery that currently frames the windows in the grand ballroom. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Leaving home

For almost four decades, what is now known as the Elm Hurst Inn and Spa has been Kay LaRose's second home

The Southwestern Regional Centre, near Chatham, was one of the facilities named in an earlier suit that’s now settled. (FREE PRESS FILE)

Abuse alleged at 12 centres

Even as cheques are on their way to 3,500 former residents abused at three now-closed Ontario developmental centres, a new class-action lawsuit is und

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