Bob Ross, artist and friend of celebrated painter Doris McCarthy, designed the angel in 1940. Carved in wood and crafted into a weather vane, the angel graced the living room gable of McCarthy's Fool's Paradise home until a tornado knocked it off in 1998. McCarthy loved her summer studio on Georgian Bay and in her later years, remained in residence with the help of doctors and staff at the West Parry Sound Health Centre. McCarthy willed her home on the Bluffs of Scarbough to Ontario Heritage and her angel to her long time friend Lynne Atkinson, Executive Director of our Foundation. Full of grace, hope and goodwill, McCarthy's angel became the ideal icon to lend to the Foundation's Northern Angel campaign.