"Ashbury College carried the intellectual and moral stamp of its founder George Penrose Woollcombe long after he had gone. This elegant and intimate biography at last shows the conversation between Woollcombe’s deeply held values and Canada’s coming of age in the early 20th century.
Stephen Woollcombe has given us a balanced portrait of the man whose pedagogical vision and devotion to duty gave Canada one of its finest schools
–Andrew Johnston, Professor of History, Carleton University.
"A must-read for anyone interested in the character of the founding Headmaster and the guiding principles this visionary held dear which still are core to Ashbury’s values today - to serve others and strive for excellence. The Ashbury community is fortunate that Stephen Woollcombe chose to extensively research his grandfather’s history to bring us this engaging and exciting story of a superb educator devoted to moulding young men’s lives.
–Jean Teron, community leader in education