Miss Cruickshank was a specialist in art and commercial. She was head of the Commercial department in the school and was very efficient. She kept good discipline also; she was firm and could be sarcastic. Owing to her unusual height, she seemed to tower above everybody. The commercial course then, was quite elementary and only took two years. There were no complicated gadgets in the offices. The equipment consisted of a typewriter, pens, pencils, maybe an inkstand and pencil sharpeners. Pitman’s Short Hand textbook was used.
Miss Cruikshank was not in the new High school very long. She resigned at Easter in 1912. She went from here to Western Ontario. Those who knew here in Oshawa were saddened, later, to hear that she had been killed in a motor accident.