Avonlea (1990–1996)

So Dear to My Heart 

All the citizens of Avonlea gather one last time at Gus and Felicity's wedding. In the wake of the cannery fire, Jasper and Olivia decide to leave Avonlea, which vexes Hetty.


Graeme Lynch




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Sara Stanley
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia Dale
Gema Zamprogna ... Felicity King
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Molly Atkinson ... Cecily King
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
R.H. Thomson ... Jasper Dale
Michael Mahonen ... Gus Pike
David Ferry ... Stuart McRae
Marilyn Lightstone ... Muriel Pettibone
Patricia Hamilton ... Rachel Lynde
Ian D. Clark ... Simon Tremayne
Heather Brown Heather Brown ... Izzy Pettibone


Hetty, Felicity and a blind Gus return to Avonlea finding out about the Dale Cannery burning down, and a newborn in the Dale home. But Gus yet knows nothing about anyone named Stuart McRae, let alone that he is Felicity's fiancé. Conversely, no one in Avonlea has any idea that Gus is alive, albeit blind, before he arrives back in town. With the cannery, Olivia and Jasper's request for financing to rebuild has been turned down in light of the time to rebuild and the new modern cannery in Carmody always putting such a venture on uneconomical footing. Olivia and Jasper have to decide what to do, especially with all their old employees still waiting to start work. Hetty takes the news harder than anyone, she who sees the cannery as the lifeblood of the town, and without it the town's possible demise. With Felicity, Gus and Stuart, each also has some hard decisions to make. Stuart received Felicity's agreement to marry him in good faith and he still expects her to do so. Gus loves Felicity... Written by Huggo

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31 March 1996 (Canada) See more »

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Last episode of the series. There would be a reunion two years later. An Avonlea Christmas. See more »


Felicity King: I'm right here, Gus. I always will be. You're my whole life. You always have been. Ever since the first moment I saw you, there's never been anyone else. Remember? You came running into the classroom, barefoot, smoking that awful pipe. I fell in love with that boy. And when this is all over, whether you can see or not, I will marry you as I should have when you first proposed to me.
Gus Pike: If that's a proposal, I accept.
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