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Compiled by Evelyn (Bole) Storey, of Pakenham.

Received from George Stewart of Almonte -

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George Alan Boyce Passes - One of Arnprior's most respected citizens, George Alan Boyce died in Arnprior hospital late Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, in his 64th year. Mr. Boyce retired from business in 1960 when he sold his interests in the Boyce Furniture Store and Boyce Funeral Home to Gerald S. Stokes, and for 55 years had been a familiar figure active in Town affairs and the progress of the community, and a most dedicated Church worker. The remains rested at the Boyce Funeral Home until noon on Friday, Jan. 27, and thence to Grace-St. Andrew's United Church for service at 2 o'clock. In charge of arrangements on the funeral day was Malcolm Hayes, of the Hayes Funeral Home, Shawville, and he was assisted by Douglas Steele, of McPhail - Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew, and by Duncan Lunam, formerly a Boyce employee, and currently with the Kelly Funeral Home, Ottawa. The Church service, where Mr. Boyce had been a member of Sessions, and on Committee of Stewards, was conducted by Rev. Murry McBride. Interment was in Arnprior cemetery. The pallbearers were Gerald Stokes, Ben Potter, Hugh Boyce, Barclay Craig, Jr., John Graham (a nephew from Toronto), and James Rendall (Son-in-law from London). Honourary pallbearers were Dr. R.H. McCreary, Charles Campbell, Joseph Bellmeyer, Arnold Muirhead, Allan Ward, Edgar Burwash, Max Smolkin, Evan Farmer, Lee Mansfield, Allan McLean, Dr. Herb Giberson, George Shepherd, William Reynolds (funeral director from Beachburg), and Fred Clarke (of Montreal). Church ushers for the numerous persons of Town and Ottawa valley in attendance were Ian Malloch and Franklin Keatley.

Alan Boyce was born in Athens, Ont., on May 9, 1903, the son of George Washington Boyce and his wife, Ida Tatlin. The family came to Arnprior from Williamsburg, and after completing his education in Arnprior schools, Alan Boyce when sixteen years of age joined his Father's business which was first located just north of the Post Office on John St., later moving to its familiar location at 149 John St. In 1926, he was married in Arnprior to the former Wanda (Birdie) Osborne, and in 1931 he assumed management of the family business. Over the years, Alan Boyce was very prominent in all Town developments and was President of the Business Men's Association, and one of its Directors; he was associated in many projects with the Arnprior Chamber of Commerce; actively was a golfer and curler; and was an 18th Degree member of the Masonic Order, and belonged to Madawaska Lodge, No. 196. A Masonic service was held on Thursday Evening, in the Boyce Funeral Home, under direction of Mr. Fred Bruce, Grand Master. Mrs. Boyce survives, along with son Hugh, of Ottawa; and daughter Katharine (Mrs. James Rendall) Of London, Ont. And six grandchildren. A sister, Geraldine (Mrs. James Hamilton), attended with her husband from Arlington, Virginia.

Pakenham Native Died in West (Dec 4, 1969) - Funeral service for Alfred Minor Comba, 66, was held in the United Church, Liberty, Saskatchewan, recently with Rev. R. Murrin and A. Jagoe officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery. Born in Pakenham, Mr. Comba came to the Liberty district in 1935 and later moved to Nokomis. In 1943 he married Theresa Smith at Regina. Mr. Comba was a barber by profession and enjoyed curling and baseball. Predeceased by a brother, Lloyd, he is survived by his wife, three sons, Merrill of Liberty, Pat and Robert of Nokornis; four daughters, Mrs. Collene Woolsey of Norin, Alta., Mrs. Maureen Tittemore of Liberty; Mrs. Sandra Anderson of Young, and Linda of Regina; three brothers, Gemmell and Howard in Ontario, and Mervin of Vancouver; four sisters, Tilly, Violet, Jessie and Marjorie, all in Ontario and eight grandchildren.

McMunn, Fraser, Stittsville - Accidentally at Bells Corners on Thursday: February 25th 1965, in his 63rd year. Funeral Service in St. Paul's Church, Hazeldean on Monday, March 1; Interment St. George's cemetery, Clayton.

RYAN, Frank - At Delray, Beach, Florida, on, Tuesday, March 2, 1965, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Ryan, beloved, husband of Kathleen Whitton and brother of Margaret Ryan, Smith, Ottawa. Resting at Hulse and Playfair Limited, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Solemn Requiem Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m. Interment at Ottawa. For those who wish contributions may be made to the Retinal Detachment Fund, c/o the Ottawa General Hospital.

STORIE, Lillian, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Storie of Castleford (no more info)

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ALLEN MILTON TIMMINS (May 10, 1966) - A large number of friend and neighbors paid final tribute to the memory of Allen Milton Timmins at the funeral, held Tuesday May 10, from the Comba Funeral Home, Almonte, to St. Mark's Anglican Church, Pakenham.   Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. C. Conliffe. After a short illness, Mr. Timmins passed away in Almonte General Hospital. Born in Pakenham Township in 1883, he was the youngest son of the late John S. Timmins and Frances Steen. At an early age he purchased a farm in Fitzroy Township, where he is spent all his farming days. He married the late Alice Cavanagh in 1911, who predeceased him by 15 years. In 1947 he retired to live in Pakenham Village. Mr. Timmins was an active church member and school trustee for several years, a Fitzroy councillor for 20 years. He was a director of the Agricultural Society, also of the Pakenham Cheese Factory for years, and past president of the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers. He was the last of a family of 10 and is survived by 4 sons and 1 daughter, Mrs. Orval Ziebarth  (Hazel), Ollie, Beattie, Percy of Pakenham, and Lloyd, on the homestead, and 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The pallbearers were 6 grandsons, Milton Stuart, Allen and Wayne Timmins and Eldon and Garnet Ziebarth. The numerous floral tributes were carried by 4 grandsons, Glen, Alvin and Ron­ald Timmins, and Merlyn Ziebarth. Interment was in St. Mark's Cemetery, Pakenham.

ALBERT JOSEPH McWATTY (July 1964) - (By Pakenham correspondent) The death occurred in hospital, of Albert Joseph McWatty, a highly esteemed resident of this community and dearly beloved husband of the late Mary Regan, dear father of Frank and John, Mrs. George Rand (Mary), Ottawa; Mrs. Clifford Hudson (Anna), Detroit; Mrs. Donald Smith (Claire), Los­ Angeles; brother of Mrs. Mary, O'Connor, Glasgow, Montana and Thomas, Pakenham, in his 81st year. Requiem High Mass was celebrated in St. Peter Celestine Church, Pakenham with Rev. Father Arnold Stanton officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Legree, Jim McCartney, Austin Stanton, Leo Farrell, Harold Blair and Ian McFarlane. Pallbearers were Reggie Downey, Walter Burke, Holly McDowall, Dan Smith, Johnnie Girouard, and Gordon Doal. He is survived by seventeen grandchildren. Interment was in Indian Hill cemetery.

The late G. A. Ellis, who died suddenly last night and whose obituary appears on Page 10.

MRS. J. E. RITCHIE (1951) - Funeral services for the late Mrs. Elora Ritchie, wife of Dr. J. E. Ritchie, of Cobden were held New Year's Day in the Anglican church and burial took place in Cobden cemetery. Following an illness of a year, Mrs. Ritchie died Saturday evening in a local hospital. Formerly Elora Steele, she was born and educated in Pakenham and 25 years ago married Dr. J. E. Ritchie, and they lived since in Cobden. Mrs. Ritchie was active in the women's organizations of St. Paul's church. Surviving, with her husband are two daughters, Betty and Dorothy.

Peter John Jenson Dies in 74th Year (April 15, 1958) - CARLETON PLACE, April 16. - (Special) - Peter John Jenson, CPR station agent for 43 years in Eganville and Carleton Place, died in hospital here Monday after suffering a heart attack.  He was 73. Born and educated in Pakenham, he was the son of the late Peter Jenson and his wife, the late Elizabeth Christiansen. He was a member of Memorial Park United Church and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for the past 50 years. He was widely-known in Ottawa district lawn bowling and curling circles and a popular member of the Mississippi Golf Club. In 1913 he married the former Elizabeth Hanley, of Russell, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Alexander Peter Jenson, of Ottawa; a daughter, Mrs. R. S. McGregor (Marian), of Collingwood, and a brother, Joseph, of Stetler, Alta. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the Alan R. Barker funeral home. Interment will be at Pakenham cemetery.

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CLAUDE E. STEEN (1965) - Claude E. Steen, of Detroit Mich., and formerly of Pakenham, died in a Detroit Hospital Friday, April 2 after an illness of two days, due to a heart attack. He was born in Pakenham township 66 years ago, son of the late W. J. Steen and his wife Alberta Perry. He attended Public School and continuation school here. At the age of 18 he entered the Union Bank in Pakenham, later being transferred to other banks in Ontario. Some years later he transferred to the Commonwealth Federal Savings Bank in Detroit, he retired on his 65th birthday, Nov. 15. 1963. In 1934 he married in Detroit the former Cassie Morris of Defiance, Ohio. He is survived by his widow, one son William Claude (Billy) of Detroit, one granddaughter, Karen Louise Steen of Detroit. Three sisters, Mrs. Florence Storey Arnprior, Mrs. Wm. Connors, Pakenham and Mrs. Leslie Blair Kingston. The funeral was held on Sunday, April 4 in Detroit at 3 p.m. Interment took place at Defiance, Ohio.

Amos Blackmore Dies on His Way Home From Voting (Dec 6, 1954) - ARNPRIOR, Dec. 7., (Special) - Amos Blackmore, retired CPR foreman, died suddenly in Sand Point Monday evening, on his way home from casting his vote in the municipal election, when he was seized by a heart attack. Mr. Blackmore was active in his community and in church work. He was a member of the Public School Board, and served on the board of managers of Grenfell United Church. Born in England, he came to Canada when a young man and joined the staff of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He took up residence in Sand Point 25 years ago, after spending some time in Meath. He was superannuated 10 years ago. His wife died six years ago. He is survived by three sons, Alfred and Ewart Blackmore, of Temiskaming, Que., and Bert Blackmore, of Arnprior; and one brother, Harry Blackmore, of Cobden. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Boyce Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pakenham.

Stanley L. Hunt (Jan 22, 1955) - PAKENHAM, Jan. 26 (Special) - Word was received here by Aubrey Hunt of the death of his brother, Stanley L. Hunt, in a Toronto hospital after a lingering illness. Mr. Hunt was born on the second concession line of Fitzroy township near Pakenham, a son of the late William Hunt and his wife, Sarah Ann May, and was in his 48th year. When quite young, he moved with his family to Pakenham and attended the public school here. Later, he was employed with the CPR here and 12 years ago he went to Toronto to work for the same company. About 10 years ago he married the former Maud McNeill of Toronto. Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Donna Lee; four brothers, Aubrey Hunt, Pakenham; Alvin Hunt, Vancouver; Rev. Percy Hunt, North Battleford, Sask.; Richard Hunt of Floral Park, Long island, New York; one sister, Mrs. R. J. Brown (Laura), Detroit, Mich. The funeral was held Tuesday at Toronto with burial there.

Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Campbell (Nov. 1953) - Funeral services were held recently at her home at White Lake for Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Campbell, widow of Earl Campbell conducted by the Rev. A. Jaster. Interment was in the White Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were three nephews, Stewart, John and Donald Lyon; Alex Snedden, Donald Scott and Sam  Cunningham. Attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Lyon and family and Mrs. George Brown, Kingston. Born in Waba in 1886, Mrs. Campbell was the former Elizabeth Anne Stewart, daughter of Elizabeth Rae and Robert Stewart. She was married to Earl Campbell at Waba in 1908, and her husband pre-deceased her in 1948. Mrs. Campbell sang in the White Lake United Church choir for many years. She was a life member of the Women's' Missionary Society ­ of the church. Surviving are one son, Robert James, at home; three daughters, Mrs.  Alex Snedden, Almonte., Mrs. Donald Scott, White Lake; Mrs. Sam Cunningham, White Lake, and one sister, Mrs. C. D. Lyon, Kingston.

JOHN E. MULLIGAN (Feb 7, 1951) - The funeral of John Eli Mulligan, who died suddenly at his home in Pakenham last Thursday, was held from his residence to St. Mark's Anglican Church Saturday. Interment was in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. Rev. William Sunter of the United Church led in brief devo­tions at the home. At  the church, the service was conduct­ed by Rev. H. A. Irwin, the rec­tor. Mr. Mulligan was born 76 years ago in Huntley township, son of the late Thomas Mulligan and his wife Margaret Drury. He farmed for a few years the l2th concession of Pakenham township. In 1912 he married Alexina Annie Sparrow, who is at present confined to hospital in Arnprior. They lived on the 11th concession of Pakenham township for some years, then moved to Westboro, and returned to Pakenham in 1925. Mr. Mulligan had been secretary of the local Bible Society for almost 25 years, and had been a life member of the Ottawa Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society since 1929. Surviving besides his widow are one sister, Mrs. William Cavanagh, of Pakenham and one brother, Willard Mulligan, of Carp.

JOHNSON, Archie - At Renfrew, Ont., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1974 - Archie Johnson, age 96 years, beloved husband of the late Eva Ann Brown, and dear father of (Belle) Mrs. Carl Comba, and Robert Johnson, of Renfrew; (Beulah) Mrs. Lawrence Fraser, of Kemptville. Friends may call at the McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew. Funeral service in St. Paul's Anglican Church on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Interment village cemetery, Shawville, Que. Visitations 2 to 5 and 7 to 10.

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Norman Gillan (1966) - The community of Forester's Falls was shocked by the sudden passing of a highly respected citizen in the person of Norman Gillan, June 20, at his home, in his 72nd year. He was born in Fitzroy Township, the oldest  son of the late Francis Gillan and Elizabeth Owens. He received his early education there and in Pakenham Township where he moved with his parents while quite young. As a young man he went West in 1916 for a short while. He returned to Saskatchewan in March, 1919. Later that year on August 18, 1919 in Winnipeg, Man., he married the former Annie Tosh, Pakenham, Ontario, who survives. They farmed for 11 years at, Assiniboia, Sask. In October, 1930, he and his family moved back to Ontario to Pakenham and Fitzroy where he resided for six years, moving to Forester's Falls, Ontario, in October, 1936 where he lived until his death. He is survived by his wife, daughters Helen, (Mrs. Osborne Bennett), and Norma, (Mrs. Delmer Bennett) and six-grandchildren, Judith, Gwen, Stewart, Donna, Harry and Joanne Bennett, all of Forester's Falls, Ontario, and a brother, George Gillan, Renfrew. A brother, Charles, died in 1930. He served a number of years on the school board of the Hawley District School at Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. He also served a number of years on the school board of S.S. No. 12 Ross Township in Renfrew County. He served on the North Renfrew Concentrated Milk Producers' Board for many years. He also served a short while on Ross Township Council. He was a member of Trinity United Church, Forester's Falls, Ontario. He was keenly interested in his community. He was an avid reader, with a wonderful memory. The funeral took place Wednesday, June 22, at 3.15 p.m. from the Fraser Morris Funeral Home, Cobden, Ontario, to Trinity United Church, Forester's Falls, Ontario, where services were conducted by the Rev. W. P. Jewell. Burial was in the Ross Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Archie Horner, Stewart Bingham, Cortis Black, Irwin Patterson, Stanley Black and Osborne Bowes. Bill and Bob Horner were flower bearers. Many beautiful floral offerings were received. Friends attended from Pakenham, Almonte, Fitzroy, Arnprior, Brockville, Ottawa, Camp Borden, Renfrew, and Stittsville.

William Lloyd Cunningham (Feb 6, 1966) - A large gathering of friends and relatives attended the funeral service Sunday in the Boyce Funeral Home Chapel to pay final tribute to the late Wil­liam Lloyd Cunningham whose sudden death at 44 shocked the community. Pallbearers were: Willi Mann, Robert Clouthier, Garnet Bole, Kenneth Campbell, James McMaster and Gordon Scheel. The service was conducted by Rev. E. K. Smith, Minister of Elgin Street Baptist Church. Mr. Cunningham was on business in Arnprior and died while visiting Town. Cause of death was believed to have been a heart seizure. Born in Clay Bank, April 11, 1921, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cunningham. He was educated in Clay Bank school and Arnprior High School.  On March 1, 1945. he married the former Ruth Bole, in Arnprior.  They resided at R.R. 3, Pakenham. He attended Elgin Street Baptist Church, Arnprior, and was active in area organizations, including I.O.OY Lodge No. 146, Arnprior. Bridge Construction . Mr. Cunningham was engaged in bridge construction work for the past 10 years, and was employed by the Keene Construction and Bridge Company, Toronto. Mr. Cunningham's parents survive and his wife. He leaves two sons David, 17, Keith, 10, and a daughter, Brenda, 19, a nurse-in-training at Ottawa Civic Hospital. Three brothers survive, Cochrane of Timmins; Archie and Sam of Clay Bank. Three sisters, Ella (Mrs. Ken Campbell) Pakenham: Joan (Mrs. Gordon Scheel), R.R. 2, Arnprior, and Dawn (Mrs. F. R. Ohike,) Kingston, mourn his loss. One sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. Edward Morel) predeceased him. An I.O.O.F. service was conducted at the Funeral Home Saturday evening. Interment was in the Pakenham Union Cemetery.

MRS. GEORGE CAVANAGH (Dec. 4, 1963) - (By Antrim Correspondent) - A highly respected citizen, Mrs. George Cavanagh (nee Sarah Ann Grainger) passed away after an illness of two and one-half weeks at her home in her 89th year. Mrs. Cavanagh was born at third line of Fitzroy, January 30, 1875, daughter of the late Thomas Grainger and Eliza Story. She married George L. Cavanagh on March 23, 1904. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Merville and Elmer, Kinburn; (John deceased 1915 at age of four); three daughters, Mrs. E. Holmes (Effie); Mrs. William Scripnek (Verna), Kingston; Mrs. Grant Smith (Lola), Peterborough; also one brother, Robert Grainger, and one sister, Mrs. M. J. Barber (Linda), 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Cavanagh's body rested at her home, fourth line of Fitzroy, until 1.30 p.m. Saturday, December 7., service at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Antrim, conducted by Rev. L. P. Durrett. Pallbearers were six grandchildren, Robert, Leslie, Ronald, Jackie and Jimmy Cavanagh and Robert Holmes. Interment was in St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Pakenham.

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MISS ELIZABETH STEEN - Miss Elizabeth Steen, whose name and activities are closely associated with the pioneers of the Mississippi and the Upper Ottawa, died at Cobden on Saturday at the home of a grandniece, Mrs. J. J. Ritchie, aged 96 years. A short service was held at the home of Dr. J. E. Ritchie of Cobden on Monday morning, February 6th, at which Rev. R. E. Osborne incumbent at Cobden officiated. The remains were then brought to St. Mark's Church, Pakenham, where Rev. F. H. Wimberley, rector took charge, assisted by Rev. G. H. Sadler of Eganville, a former minister of the deceased and Rev. R. E. Osborne of Cobden. Rev. Cecil A. Steen, rector of St. Margaret's Church, Eastview, a grandnephew, was also present at the funeral. The pallbearers were five grandnephews namely, Messrs. Earl Steen and Allan Steen of Pakenham, Sedley Steen of Antrim, Claude Steen of Galetta and Stuart Bruce of Ottawa and, A. E. Blair of Pakenham. Interment took place in :St. Mark's cemetery here. The floral offering included sprays from the nieces and nephews, Mr. Jack Steen and family, Galetta St. Paul's W.A. and Guild, Cobden, the Misses Gladys and Irene Stewart of Sudbury, Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Ritchie of Cobden and Mr. Charles Adams of Cobden and cut flowers from Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hill of Cobden. Numerous old-time friends and relatives attended the obsequies from Ottawa, Arnprior, Eganville, Cobden, Galetta, North Gower, Fitzroy, Antrim and Pakenham. Before the present village of Galetta was known by that name it was Hubbell's Falls, and long before that it was Steen's Mills. There James Steen and his bride, Rosanna McKibibon, among the earliest of the early settlers, made their home, harnessed swift running waters behind a primitive dam, and established that boon of the early dweller along the river fronts everywhere, a combination flour mill and saw mill. James Steen acquired the timber rights on 400 acres of land along the Mississippi in the vicinity of the present village of Galetta and many a huge raft of square timber he piloted to Quebec destined to European markets. Later he purchased a clergy reserve lot and it is on that site the present Hydro substation at Galetta is erected. He then built a carding mill and had established quite an industrial institution at Steen's Mills when one James Hubbell came along and purchased the mills and the dam site. A little more than a century ago the late Galetta Whyte of Ottawa took over the business from the Hubbell estate and the post office and C.N.R. depot was changed to Galetta. It was there Miss Elizabeth Steen was born in the long ago and there she continued to reside until 12 years ago when she went to Cobden to make her home with Dr. and Mrs. Ritchie. Her father later established another dam and mill a few hundred yards down stream from Galetta village and late one night he was caught in the revolving machinery and almost instantly killed. His son James conducted the business for about 30 years afterwards. He died a bachelor. Thus this rugged nonagenarian descendant of the pioneers, the youngest of a family of ten, was the last of her generation. Deceased is survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and will long be remembered by legions of friends throughout the Ottawa Valley.

MRS. WILLIAM I. SCOTT - (By Our Pakenham Corr'spt.) - Mrs. William Inglis Scott, the former Luella Armstrong, died in Belleville General Hospital, Fri­day, May 29. The funeral was held on Monday, June 1 from the residence of her son, Robert in Pa­kenham to St. Andrew's United Church, where Rev. William Sun­ter conducted the service. Mrs. Scott had been in failing health for sometime, but her death came suddenly as the result of an operation. Born at Kinburn, September 24, 1884, daughter of the late Thos. H. Armstrong and his wife, Mary Ann McBride, she was one of a family of seven children. In 1909 she married William Inglis Scott, who predeceased her seven months ago. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and until  recently was an active worker in the women's organizations. Surviving are her son, Robert, Pakenham; and her daughter, (Muriel) Mrs. R. H. Gillan, Belleville; three sisters, Mrs. R. Y. Buckham, Kinburn; Mrs. A. H. Forbes, Regina and Mrs. G. S. Rosamond, Calgary; two brothers, D. H. Armstrong, Kinburn and H. H. Armstrong, London and four grandchildren. The pallbearers were: J. P. Groves, W. A. Scott, J. T. H. Gordon, C. G. Gardiner, Welland Gillan and Edgar McCann. Interment was in the Union Cemetery.

MRS. ARNOLD WATCHORN - (By Our Pakenham Corr'spt.) - The death occurred at the A and D Memorial Hospital, Arnprior on Monday, May 25 of Mrs. Arnold Watchorn, a highly esteemed resident of the village after a short illness. Mrs. Watchorn, who before her marriage was Muriel Lillian Burke, daughter of Joseph Burke and the late Mrs. Burke, Chilliwack, B.C. She was born at Galetta 54 years ago. In 1920 she married Arnold Watchorn and has since lived in Pakenham Township. She was a regular attendant of St. Andrew's United Church. Surviving, besides her husband are one daughter, Jean of Ottawa, one son, Burke of Kingston, her father, Joseph Burke and two sisters, Catherine and Evelyn of Chilliwack, B.C., and one grand-daughter, Ruth Ann Burke. Many beautiful floral tributes were received by the deceased family, among these being a piece from St. Columba United Church, Galetta and three tributes from the Bell Telephone Co. The funeral was held from the Boyce Funeral Home, Arnprior to St. Andrew's United Church, Pakenham on May 28 at 2:30 p.m., where service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. Sunter and was largely attended. Pallbearers were: Messrs. Earl Halpenny, Joseph Fleming, Thomas Barkley, Graham Simpson, Henry Morphy and John McNab. Interment was in the Union Cemetery.

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Murray Campbell (1960) - (By White Lake Corr'pondt) - Word has been received here by friends of the death of Murray Colin Campbell who away January 3 in a Moose Jaw hospital in his 85th year ­ Born at White Lake, he was the son of the late James Campbell and his wife, Jessie Stewart, and was the last of a family of ten. In l895 he went to Minnesota and remained there until 1907, when he moved to Saskatchewan to homestead the Central Butte district where he farmed until his re­tirement to Moose Jaw, Sask., in 1943. His wife, the former Margaret McIntyre,  predeceased him in 1951. He leaves to mourn his loss, five daughters and one son, namely: (Ruth) Mrs. R. Halliday, Winnipeg; (Margaret) Mrs. J. M. Forbes, Regina; Mrs. Belle Ord, Moose  Jaw; (Dorothy) Mrs. H Smart, Swift Current; Mrs. Helen Parkhill, Vancouver, B. C.. and Russell Campbell of the Central Butte District; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held from St. Andrew's United Church, Moose Jaw January 6, followed by interment in Rose­dale cemetery, Moose Jaw. Rev. A. W. Martin conducted the services. Mrs., Frank Godley, soloist, sang "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied at the chapel organ by Frank Godley. Hymns were "Rock of Ages" and "Bless Be The Tie That Binds." Active pallbearers  were; James Campbell, Earl Devine, Jack Hamer, Paul Berger, Cameron Robertson and Edward Paysen.

H. M. Blackmore Cobden Veteran Dies - COBDEN, March 28-(Special) - A resident of Cobden, Harry M. Blackmore died suddenly in his 68th year. Born in Marelstone, Kent, England,  he came to Can­ada in 1910. He took up homesteading in Saskatchewan, where he lived for 30 years. He enlisted in World War I and during World War II was a member of the Veterans Guard. He was a member of Cobden and District Branch of the Canadian Legion. Mr. Blackmore was unmarried. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Giles of New Westminster, BC, and Mrs. W. Pender, Maidstone, England, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was at Fraser's undertaking parlor, with Legion members in attendance until the funeral service was held at St. Paul's Anglican Church with Rev. R. S. Jervis-Read officiating. Interment took place in Pakenham Anglican cemetery. Legion members attended.

COMBA, George L. - At Almonte on Tuesday, May 21, 1957, George L. Comba, beloved husband of Emily Mason, father of Murray Comba, Almonte; (Emily) Mrs. Donald Blanchard, of Bristol, Quebec; and brother of (Jean) Mrs. David Rankin, Trenton, New Jersey; (Phyllis), Mrs. Emil Zarella of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Charles of Calgary, Alberta, and William of Port Arthur. Resting at his home, Church St., Almonte. Funeral service Friday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at the Almonte United Church. Interment Auld Kirk cemetery. Masonic service at his home, Almonte, Thursday evening, May 23, at 8 o'clock. In lieu of lowers please send contributions to Naismith Memorial Hospital Fund.

CASSIN, Mary - In hospital Monday, May 20, 1957. Mary Moore (no more info)

William Seward (Nov. 1961) - (By Pakenham Correspondent) - William Seward, an Uncle of Mrs. Eric Floyd and a well know resident of Pakenham district, passed away at Clyde Hall Nursing Home, Lanark, after a short illness in his 87th year. Born in Pakenham Township, he was a son of the late William Seward and the former Annie McConeckey. In Sudbury, his wife and infant daughter predeceased him some years ago. By trade he was a cook in the camps in Northern Ontario, until his retirement 15 years ago, when he came to Pakenham to reside. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. William Needham in Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home, Almonte. Rev. S. S. O'Brian, pastor of Glad Tidings Pentecostal church, Perth conducted the services. Mrs. O'Brian sang a solo. Pallbearers were: Eric Floyd, Levi Seward, Cameron Robertson, Allan Stevenson, Leo Farrell, and Frank McWatty. Interment was in Pakenham Union cemetery.

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John E. Mulligan - PAKENHAM, Feb. 12 (Special) - The funeral of John Mulligan, who died suddenly at his home here, was held from his residence to St., Mark's Anglican Church Saturday. Interment was in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. Rev. William Sunter of the United Church led in brief devotions at the home. At the church the service was conducted by Rev. H. A. Irvin, the rector. Mr. Mulligan was born 76 years ago in Huntley township, son of the late Thomas Mulligan and his wife Margaret Drury. He farmed for a few years on, the 12th concession of Pakenham township. In 1912 he married Alexina Annie Sparrow, who is at present confined to hospital in Arnprior. They lived on the 11th concession of Pakenham township for some years, then moved to Westboro, and returned to Pakenham. in 1925. Mr. Mulligan had been secretary of the local Bible Society for almost 25 years, and had been a life member of the Ottawa Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society since 1929. Surviving besides his widow are one sister, Mrs. William Cavanagh, of Pakenham, and one brother, Willard Mulligan, of' Carp.

CAMPBELL, Donald - In hospital, Arnprior, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1974, age 89 years. Donald Campbell of RR 3 Pakenham, husband of the late Margaret Campbell, father of Arthur, Arnprior and Murray, Stittsville. Brother to Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Arnprior. Survived by 2 grandchildren. Resting at the Boyce Funeral Home, Arnprior. Service in the chapel, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment Goshen cemetery.

Dr. J. E. Ritchie Dies at Cobden (Feb. 22, 1960) - COBDEN, Feb. 24. - (Special) - Dr. James Evans Ritchie died on his way home from attending a school board meeting. He was in his 62nd year. Born at Pakenham, he attended public school there, high school at Arnprior, and graduated in medicine from Queen's University in 1924 and interned at a Boston hospital. He began medical practice with Dr. I. D. Cotnam of Pembroke. In 1926 he established a practice at Cobden and was married that year to Elora Steele of Pakenham who predeceased him in 1951. In 1952 he married Jessie Leach of Cobden. He was active in hockey and rugby at university and later followed those sports in Pembroke and Cobden. A councillor for a number of years in the village of Cobden, he was a member of the Lions Club, chairman of Cobden and District High School Board and the Public School Board. A past master of Cobden Lodge AF and AM No. 459, he was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and was secretary- treasurer for many years. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Mills (Elizabeth Ann), of Ottawa, and Dorothy Bell Ritchie, at home; one brother, Morton Ritchie of Arnprior; a sister, Mrs. Robert Spears of Vancouver, and one grandchild. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Fraser-Morris funeral home to St. Paul's Anglican Church. Rev. C. C. Watson will officiate. Interment will be in Cobden cemetery.

Miss Annie Comba Dies In 90th Year - (By Pakenham Correspondent) - The death occurred at the R.M. Hospital, Almonte, or Friday, January 23 of Miss Annie Comba, a highly esteemed resident of Pakenham, after a short illness, in her 90th year. She was born in Pakenham township and was a life-long resident here, being a daughter of the late John Comba and his wife, Matilda Steen. Retiring from farm life in 1911, she came to Pakenham to reside, where she lived until her death. Miss Comba, who was affectionately known as Aunt Annie was well known for her kindly disposition and gracious hospitality, young and old alike were her friends and will mourn her passing. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and a life member of the Missionary Society. Of a family of eight, she is survived by one brother George of Pakenham and several nieces and nephews. The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held from her home on Sunday, January 25, to St. Andrew's United Church for service at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. W. Henley. Many beautiful floral tributes were received, among these being from Circle Two of the church and the teachers of SS No. 4 Pakenham. Pallbearers were Ermel Bole, Harold Fishenden, A. E. Waldron, Percy Timmins, Borden Shaw, Charles Brown. Friends attended from Ottawa, Sudbury, Luskville, Que., Renfrew, Stittsville, Carleton Place, White Lake, Arnprior and other points. Interment was in the Union cemetery, Pakenham.

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JEAN REBECCA NEEDHAM (1965) - Pakenham Village and surrounding area was deeply saddened when it learned Saturday, December 13 of the death of Miss Jean Needham in the Almonte District Hospital, where she had been a patient for several months. The funeral was held Monday, December 20, from the Comba Funeral Home to St. Andrew's United Church, Pakenham, for services at 2.30 p.m. Burial was in Pakenham United Cemetery. Church and interment services were conducted by Rev. Henley. Pall-bearers were Donald Snedden Jr., Allan McCann, Robert Scott, Gordon Andrews, Alex Wood and Hiram McCann. Miss Needham is survived by three nephews and one niece, Donald Snedden, Perth; Dr. Fred Snedden, Hamilton; Gordon Needham, Port Colborne, and Mrs. Mary Simmonds, Edmonton. The esteem in which Miss Needham was held was shown in the great number who paid their respects and by the lovely floral offerings from neighbours arid friends. Miss Needham was a life long member of St. Andrew's Church and many of its organizations. She also was organist and choir leader for many years. For many years Miss Needham was interested in dramatics and took part in it as well as directing many community and church dramatic efforts. In earlier years she also attained a reputation as an elocutionist. At the time of her death Miss Needham was the oldest continuous resident, of Pakenham Village having lived in the same home for 78 years. Being blessed with unusual energy and comparatively good health during her later years she was enabled to get much joy out of meeting people and keeping in contact with her many friends. For several years after the death of her brother she operated the Needham and Snedden Hardware. Thus another of Pakenham's personalities and landmarks has passed on to her reward,

John Robert Woods Passes - In hospital at Ottawa, Saturday, December 7, 1968 there occurred the death of John Robert Woods, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Woods of Antrim, Ontario. Mr. Woods was born 92 years ago in Fitzroy Township where, in his early days, he was engaged in farming. Later he went to the Temagami Area where he learned the lumbering business. He married Catherine Isabella Smyth of Fitzroy Township who predeceased him by five years. They had one daughter, Mrs. W. Douglas Piercy (Isabel) of Halifax, N.S. and an adopted son, Harold of Ottawa. After coming back to the Ottawa valley, Mr. Woods engaged in the lumbering business at Hurdman's Bridge where he and his wife lived for some years. They were faithful members of St. Paul's Eastern United Church and the funeral service at Hulse and Playfair's West Chapel, Ottawa and at the graveside was conducted by a former pastor of that church. Interment was on Monday, December 9, in Pakenham United Cemetery.


Mrs. Robert Halliday, niece of Duncan McIntyre of White Lake, died recently in Winnipeg. She was 69. She was the daughter of the late Murray Campbell and his wife, the former Margaret McIntyre.

  Mrs. Stuart Campbell, sister of Duncan McIntyre of White Lake, died recently in Moose Jaw. She was 89. She was predeceased by her husband.  

James Campbell Munro - James Campbell Munro of McDonald Street Arnprior, died suddenly in the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital June 30, 1975. He was 60 years old. A life-long resident of Arnprior, Mr. Munro was the son of James Munro and his wife Bell (Campbell). He was educated in Arnprior schools and attended St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. Mr. Munro is survived by his wife, the former Isobel McNab and by one son, Stephen of Arnprior. He was the brother of Mrs. Myra Lindsay of Arnprior; Mrs. Wilhemine Broome, Ste Agathe, Quebec; Mrs. Jessie Morin, North Bay; Miss Edith Munro, Arnprior; Mrs. Lillian O'Neill, North Bay and Miss Doris Munro of Arnprior. Mr. Munro had been on the staff of McCord's Drug Store, Arnprior, for many years. The body rested at the Boyce Funeral Home, Arnprior, thence to St Andrew's Presbyterian Church on July 2, where a funeral service was conducted by the Reverend Leo Hughes. The pallbearers were David Morin, David O'Neill, Douglas McNab, Lindsay McNab, Ken Munro and Peter Boyce. Burial was in Arnprior Municipality.

METCALFE - Suddenly as the result of an accident, Pakenham, Ontario, on Sunday, January 19th, Merrill Robert John Metcalfe, beloved husband of Colleen Dorothea More, dear father of Brian, Alan, Randy and Leanna, in his 37th year. Rested at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte, where service was held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. 

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HIRAM EDWIN McCANN - The citizens of Pakenham were shocked and sadden to hear of the sudden death of Kiram E. McCann on Sept. 24. A life-long resident of Pakenham Township. Born in the township on April 8, 1898 to the late James T. McCann and the late Emma Needham. He was in his 76 year. He is survived by two sisters, Irene (Mrs. James Snedden) and Alice (Mrs. Smithson) both of Pakenham. Two brothers, Edgar and Albert and a sister Letitia (Mrs. Stuart Fulton) predeceased him. The funeral which was largely attended by friends neighbors was held from Comba funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2:30. Service being conducted by Rev. C. A. Dodds. Pallbearers were Lloyd Dickson, Lancelot Downey, Tom Fulton, Herb Lowe, Denny Sine and Stewart McCann. Interment was in Pakenham United Cemetery.

Late Iva M. Greene - Many Carp friends attended the wake and funeral of the late Iva May (Drummond) Greene, who passed away in Almonte General Hospital on Thursday, March 27, 1975 in her 76 year. Deceased was the wife of George Clifford Greene and the mother of three sons, Aubrey of Toronto and Cyril and Ken of Kinburn and is also survived by two grandchildren. Service was held in the Tubman-Kennedy Funeral Home on Easter Sunday at 2.00 p.m. and interment was in St Marks Cemetery Pakenham.

JAMES CONNERY - The citizens of Pakenham were saddened to hear of the sudden death, on Jan. 16, at his home, of James Connery. He was born at Cedar Hill on April 11, 1897, and except for a period overseas in the First World War he had resided in that area all his life. He farmed for many years in the Cedar Hill district and moved to Pakenham after selling his farm in 1964. He was married in 1929 to Dorothy Lowry, who prede­ceased him in 1954. He is surviv­ed by one son, Robert J. of Rich­mond one grandson Jimmy, one sister, Jean of Pakenham, and a brother, Wilbert of Ottawa. He was a long time member of Zion Church, Cedar Hill,  where he served as elder for many years. Since moving to Pakenham he attended St. Andrew's United Church. The funeral was held from the Kerry Funeral Home, Almonte, on January 18. The service was conducted by Rev. H. Davies of St. Andrew's United Church, Pakenham. Pallbearers were two former neighbours, Lloyd Dickson and Ollie Timmins, and four nephews, Charles Connery, Gerald Connery, Keith Johnston and Ralph Thriepland. Interment was in United Cemetery, Pakenham.

10 Years Ago (1973) - A coroner's inquest into the sudden death of George J. Comba of Pakenham will be held in the Community Hall, Pakenham on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, at 8 p.m. He died on Sunday, Sept. 15 when struck by an automobile while crossing Highway 29 a short distance north of the C.P.R. overhead subway bridge.

CODE , Trevor John - At Smiths Falls, Monday, Nov. 4. 1974, Trevor John Code, age 78 years, beloved husband of the late Myrtle Rae Closs and Jean Armour, of Smiths Falls; dear father of Raymond and Jack; also survived by three grandchildren. Resting at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, Funeral service in the chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Hillcrest cemetery.

KENNETH JAMES DOHERTY - On Jan. 19, after a short illness, Kenneth James Doherty died at his home in Espanola, Ont. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Doherty, Ken was born in Peterborough on April 26, 1940. After the family moved to Pakenham, he was educated here and at Almonte High School. After further education and experience, Ken obtained a position as engineer in Espanola, a job he has held for eight years. In 1965, Ken married Linda Sharkey of Espanola. He attended Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, and was active in Knights of Columbus, bowling and fastball clubs. Ken is survived by his wife, Linda, son, Kevin, aged 6, his mother and father, brother Neil of Ottawa, and sister Jerene (Mrs. Al Lunney) of South March, and Kathy of Ottawa. The funeral was held from Landry Funeral Home, on Jan. 22, and burial was in Espanola Union Cemetery.

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AUSTIN STANTON - The Pakenham community was shocked and saddened on Feb. 8, to learn of the sudden death of Austin Stanton in the Carleton Place Hospital. Austin was born at Fitzroy Harbour January 13, 1924, son of Patrick Stanton and the late Mary Ann Carroll. On Sept. 17th, 1947 he married the former Theresa O'Neill, who survives, with three sons, Peter, Paul and Leo all at home. A well driller by trade he served the area in that capacity for 29 years. The long queues outside the Kerry Funeral Home, Almonte, on the evenings of the 9th and 10th were eloquent testimony to the popularity of Austin and the esteem in which he was held. A devout Catholic, Austin always looked out beyond his faith and saw in every man his brother, a being loved by Christ as he was, this being quite evident with the presence of Rev. W. Henley, Rev. C. Conliffe, Rev. Roberts and Rev. M. McBride at his funeral service. There was warmth in his friendship and sincerity that never waned. A fine family man, he was proud of his three sons and although he had not lived to see them in manhood he has left them we very well believe without fear for their future. He stood by them and they will stand for him. The funeral was held on Friday, Feb. 11th, at 10:30 to St. Peter Celestine's Church, Pakenham. Rev. K. Milaney officiated, assisted by Father Arnold Stanton and Father J. Whelan. Burial took place in Indian Hill Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Bernice Noonan, Lawrence Kennedy, Lloyd Timmins, John Early, W. J. Smith and R. A. Stewart. Acting pallbearers: Doug Deugo, Bob Dowd, Peter MacFarlane, Keith Miller, Hugh Grace and Harry McGee.

MR. GORDON SADLER - The death occurred in the Ottawa Civic Hospital on February 11th, 1972, of Gordon Henry Sadler, son of the late Thomas Henry Sadler and Annie Keating. He was in his 65th year. On February 6th, 1928, he was united in marriage to Myrtle McCann, who survives. Left also to mourn his loss are three sons and one daughter, Earl, Pakenham; Arthur, Woodstock; Muriel (Mrs. George Currie), Almonte, and Stuart of Ottawa. He is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Flora, Harold, Agnes (Mrs. Liptack), James, Nelson and Norman. Also twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Sadler was in his 41st year as Mail Courier of R.R.4 Pakenham. The funeral was held on Monday, February 14th, at 2:30 p.m. from the Comba Funeral Home. Rev. H. D. Roberts conducted the services. Interment was made to St. Mark's Cemetery vault, Pakenham, where burial will take place in the spring. Pallbearers were Messrs. Merrill Metcalfe, Robert Scott, Stewart McCann, Weldon Timmins, Borden McGill and Gordon Dool. A profusion of floral offerings, donations to the Ontario Heart Fund and widespread expressions of sympathy to the family testified to the esteem in which Mr. Sadler was held by the community where he had spent his lifetime.

MACDOWALL, Clifford Ross, M.D. - In hospital Ottawa, Ont., on Sunday, March 25, 1973, in his 67th year, Clifford Ross MacDowall, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Scott, by 1st marriage and of the late Edna Hoffman, by second marriage; dear father of Pamila (Mrs. William Jamieson), Arnprior; dear brother of Donald of Ottawa, Dawson of Carleton Place. Resting at the Kerry Funeral  Home, 154 Elgin St., Almonte.  Service in the Almonte United  Church on Tuesday at 2 P.M. Interment Auld Kirk cemetery,  Almonte. In lieu of flowers  A donation made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

ECKARTT, Fredrick Edward, At Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1976. - Fred Eckartt in his 67th y ear. Beloved husband of the late Alma Timmins and dear brother of Mrs. Margaret Soucier of Lowell, Mass.; Mrs. J. Bellefeuille of Epping, New Hampshire; Mrs. J. Gillis of Stouton Mass. Dear brother-in-law of Herbert Timmins of Pakenham; Mrs. George Robertson (Edna) of Almonte and Mrs. A. Tim­mins of Ottawa. Rested at the Comba Funeral Home, 127 Church Street, Almonte. Fu­neral Monday, Feb. 9, to St. Marks Anglican Church, Pa­kenham for service at 11:00 a.m. The Venerable Arch­deacon J. A. Salter officiat­ing. Interment St. Marks Cemetery.

ECKARTT, Alma Frances - In Sibley Hospital, Chevy Chase, Md., April 28, 1973, Alma Frances Timmins, beloved wife of Frederick E. Eckartt; dear sister of Edna (Mrs. George Robertson), Almonte, Herbert, Pakenham; predeceased by Arnold of Montreal; age 64 years. Resting at the Comba Funeral Home, 127 Church St., Almonte from 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 2 until 2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, thence to St. Mark's Anglican Church, Pakenham for funeral services at 2.30 p.m. Interment St. Mark's cemetery, Pakenham, Rev. H. D. Roberts officiating.

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Ex-Mayor of Almonte, George L. Comba, Passes - A well-known resident and one-time mayor of Almonte, George L. Comba died in hospital Tuesday of last week after a short illness. He was 66. Born in Pakenham, he was a son of the late Charles Comba and Sarah Jane Dunlop. He was educated in Almonte schools. Prior to enlisting in the RAF in the First World War, Mr. Comba was a prospector in British Columbia. While overseas in 1917, he married the former Emily Louise Mason at London, England. He returned to Canada in 1919, and opened a furniture and undertaking business in Almonte. Mr. Comba left the furniture business in 1943, and carried on with the undertaking business with his son. Mr. Comba at one time was mayor and reeve of Almonte and formerly warden of Lanark County. He served as secretary-treasurer of North Lanark Agricultural Society, and had been secretary of Almonte Public School Board and East Lanark High School Area for 37 years. He was honorary president of the Canadian Legion, Almonte Branch, and a charter member of that organization. He was also director of the N.L.A.S. He was a member of the United Church, Granite Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, past patron of Eastern Star, belonged to the Shriners of the Ottawa Temple; was a member of Almonte Curling Club, Almonte Lawn Bowling Club, Gemmill Park Commission and Almonte Library Board. He leaves in addition to his wife, one son, Murray, Almonte; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Emily) Blanchard, Bristol, Quebec;. two brothers, Charles, Calgary, and William H., Port Arthur; two sisters, Mrs. David (Jean) Rankin, Trenton, N.J., and Mrs. Emil (Phyllis) Zarella, Gerard College, Philadelphia. The body rested at the Comba Funeral Home, Almonte, from where the funeral left to Almonte United Church for service at 2 p.m., Friday, May 24. Rev. J. R. Anderson officiated. Burial was in Auld Kirk.

Cedar Hill (NEWS) - 30 May, 1957.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith and Eddie and niece, Diane Bailey attended the funeral of Mrs. Smith's uncle, Mr. Wm. Hodges of Cumberland on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Melanson, Beverley and Bobby of Almonte visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boal on Sunday afternoon and with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Smithson in the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilf Gilmour and family, Gayle, Sharalyn and Paul, attended a family gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dean, near Arnprior, on Saturday evening on the occasion of Mr. and Mrs. Dean's 25th wedding anniversary. They were presented with a coffee table, a rug and electric kettle.

Mr. and Mrs. George Stavenow and children, Randy and Ruth of Ottawa spent Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Len Fulton and children, John and Shirley and John Sr., spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James Fulton and family at Admaston.

Mr. Arnold Gilmour of Smiths Falls visited with his brother, Mr. Wilf Gilmour and Mrs. Gilmour on Sunday.

Visitors on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lawson were Miss Elsie Penman of Almonte, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fleming of Smiths Falls.

The pupils of No. 1 and 8 schools accompanied by their teachers, Miss Marion Neilson and Mrs. Alex Snedden, and a number of grown-ups, over 50 in all, had a very pleasant bus trip to Watertown, N. Y. on Thursday.

Mr. Henry Stanley, Assistant Agricultural Representative of Perth spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Percy Stanley.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie McTiernan attended the McPhee-Yuill wedding at Lanark on Saturday, May 18 and remained over the weekend. Little David Lebelle, cousin of Mrs. Tiernan returned with them to spend a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Stanley spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Herb Stanley at Carleton Place.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Fulton and daughter Mary visited on Sunday with Mrs. J. B. Wilson at Woodlawn.

Mr. Arthur Evans of Ottawa visited with Mr. Jack Dowdall on Sunday. His son Randy, who had spent the past week there, returned with him.

Mr. Glen Camelon of Carleton Place spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Fulton and Mrs. R. S. Fulton.

Mrs. Alvin Barr and children of Pakenham visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boal on Monday.

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THE ALMONTE GAZETTE (Thursday, May 30, 1957) - MANY PRESENT FOR G. L. COMBA FUNERAL . The funeral of the late George L. Comba took place from the family residence, Church Street, Friday afternoon to Almonte United Church where the service was held. Interment was in the Auld Kirk Cemetery. Mr. Comba died in the Rosamond Memorial Hospital, Tuesday evening, May 21st after a brief illness. He had many associations and connections which were represented before and during his funeral. Among these might be mentioned members of the Masonic Fraternity who conducted a service on Thursday night; members of the Almonte Branch, Canadian Legion and members of the Auxiliary who paid their respects that evening; also members of the Order of the Eastern Star. At the funeral, members of Lanark County Council; county officials and members of Carleton Place and other neighboring councils were in attendance. The church had an attendance that taxed its capacity. Rev. J. Ray Anderson, pastor, paid a tribute to the departed and Rev. Jas. M. Ritchie, pastor of Almonte Presbyterian Church, read from the Scriptures. Mr. Anderson conducted the committal service at the graveside. The funeral procession was long and testified to the fact that deceased was well known over a wide area. The honorary pallbearers were: Messrs. E. C. Gourlay, W. A. Jamieson, J. D. McCallum, Mr. R. S. Mohr, and Dr. J. F. Dunn and Dr. A. A. Metcalfe. The Pallbearers were: Messrs. W. A. Metcalfe, P. Bogaerts, A. Timmons, E. J. Lee, M. P. Morris and D. M. Campbell. Among the floral tributes and monetary donations to the Hospital Fund were: East Lanark High School Board, Staff Almonte High School; Stu­dents Almonte High School; Mem­bers of Almonte Public School Board; Staff of Almonte Public School, Principal and Staff of Car­leton Place High School, Ottawa Shrine Club, Ottawa Preceptory No. 32, Knights Templer, Missis­sippi Lodge No. 147, Ottawa White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 5, Offic­ers and members of O. E. Star No. 254, Almonte Canadian Legion, Ladies' Auxiliary, Canadian Leg­ion, Almonte Handicraft Guild, Almonte United Church Choir, Congregation Almonte United Church, Board of Trustees, Al­monte United Church, Town of Carleton Place, Lanark County Council and Officials, Almonte Public Library Board, Office of Admissions Guard College, Phila­delphia, Elliott Bros. Ltd., Pres­cott. Local Association of Girl Guides; Girl Guides and Brownies,. Molina Nursing Home and Ottawa District Funeral Service Association. Among those attending were: Mrs. D. Rankin, Trenton, New Jersey; Mr. W. H. Comba, Port, Arthur, Ont.; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zarella, Philadelphia; Miss P. Rankin, Philadelphia; Mr. W. A. Comba, Port Arthur; Mr. B. Comba, Peterborough; Mr. and Mrs. P. McMarthy, Miss P. Lamourie, Mr. and Mrs. A. Comba, all of North Bay.

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PAKENHAM COUPLE MARKS 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (1965) - Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Graham of the village of Pakenham celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary on Saturday evening, September 25. A large number of neighbours and relatives were present for the occasion. The home was beautifully decorated with many colourful floral arrangements. The dining table was covered with a white damask cloth. A layered white and gold cake was surrounded by white candles in gold holders and golden mums nestled in tulle. Telegrams and messages were received from the Governor General and Mrs. Vanier, the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson, Mr. John Diefenbaker, Mr. George Doucett and several relatives. Mrs. Graham received the guests, wearing a blue two-piece dress with a figured blouse and a corsage of yellow roses. Mr. and Mrs. Graham (nee Mae­ Beth) were married a half-century ago in the living-room of their present home, by Reverend Brown, with Miss Jean Needham and Mr. Frank  MacBeth as attendants. Until this summer, Mr. and Mrs. Graham had lived in the family homestead, one of the oldest in this area, where Mr. Graham was the fourth of successive generations of residents. Those present at the golden wedding anniversary included guests from Ottawa, Belleville and Arnprior. One sister, Mrs. Emma Lawley of Streetville, and two brothers, Mr. Cliff Graham and Mr. Sheff Graham and their families of Almonte, took part in the surprise celebration. Also present were Mr. Kenneth Graham, son of  the honoured couple, Mrs. Graham and two grandchildren, Anthony and Lisa.

Wakefield Couple Observe 55th Anniversary - WAKEFIELD, June 26. (Special) - Mr. and Mrs. J. Charles Stevenson. popular Wakefield couple, celebrated the 55th anniversary of their marriage by a day's outing with friends on Big Whitefish Lake. Mrs. Stevenson was formerly Miss Sarah (Sadie) Timmins, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Timmins of Pakenham, Ont., where the marriage took place in the Anglican Church on June 22, 1898, with Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Miss Jennie Timmins, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid and Lindsay Stevenson was best man for his brother. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson lived 29 years on ''The Stevenson Homestead" in Wakefield township and since that time have lived in Wakefield village. Mr. Stevenson is 78 and his wife 76 years of age. Both are well and active in church and community affairs. Mr. Stevenson is an enthusiastic fisherman. Of their family of eight children, five are living, Roy on the homestead; Harry in Tessier, Sask.; Clarence at home, Elizabeth, Mrs. John Rutledge, RR 2, Wakefield; and Helen, Mrs. Lloyd Brown, Ottawa. They have 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Appointed Manager

JAMES H. GILLAN, Phm.B. - Announcement is made of the appointment of Mr. James H. Gillan, Phm.B., as manager of the Liggett Drug Store, 91 Sparks St., Ottawa, succeeding the late Mr. William Blair. Mr. Gillan is a graduate pharmacist and brings to his new position a record of more than ten years service with the Mallinekrodt Chemical Works Limited. Under Mr. Gillan's management patrons of the Liggett Store are assured of the most courteous service and every helpful suggestion that a highly specialized drug staff is able to offer.

President Lion, Jim Mulvihill making presentation of $500 cheque to Ira Smith, President of Arnprior Agricultural Society at the Lions Bingo.

The Late James Cowan.

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FRANCIS EDWARD GILLAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Gillan, Pakenham, who graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, Ont., with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Sixtieth Anniversary (June 21, 1958) - Messrs. Robert and Allan Timmins, Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Timmins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Timmins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Beattie Timmins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Timmins and family and Miss Evelyn Role attended the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stevenson, Wakefield, Que., on Sunday last at their home from 2 to 5, 7 to 8 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson were married by the late Rev. Robert Jones in St. Mark's church, Pakenham, in 1898. Mrs. Stevenson is the former Sarah Timmins, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Timmins, Pakenham, Mr. Stevenson, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Stevenson, Wakefield. They are members of St. Andrew's United church, Wakefield, where Mr. Stevenson served as an elder for 45 years. He is a Mason. Mrs. Stevenson is still active, attends meetings of the Woman's Missionary Society, the W.A. and the Women's Institute. Of eight children, six survive, also 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

ROBERT SAMUEL STOREY, of Pakenham, one of three Ontario scholars awarded this year's Imperial Oil fellowships for advanced scientific research. Mr. Storey, who received his fellowship for research in nuclear physics, will be studying for the degree of doctor of philosophy next year at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He has both a BA and an MA from Queen's University, Kingston, and has received numerous awards at the college. The other three recipients of this year's awards are, Norman E. Booth, of Toronto, Frank J. Moretti, of London, Ont., and Terence E. Pennie.

Joan Anne Redtman, Reg. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Redtman of Arnprior, who has passed the examinations qualifying her as a registered nurse.  A graduate of the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing, Miss Redtman is on the hospital staff.

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New Grand Stand Erected By Arnprior Agricultural Society

The new grandstand at the Fair Grounds is completed and, in the words of President Ira J. Smith, "The carpenters have done a record job in time and workmanship". Last week the directors of the Agricultural Society visited the grandstand in a body and were photographed trying out the seats. Also present were James Munro, one of the founders of the Fair and Duncan McNab, both these gentlemen are in their nineties and can be counted on to attend the Fair every day. Another visitor that day was Hiram Hudson, another staunch supporter of the Fair. Seated in the front row, left to right - James Munro, Duncan McNab, his son Andrew McNab, Past President of the Society and Allan McNab, a third generation member of this well-known family; Ira J. Smith, President of the Arnprior Agricultural Society; James Herrick, 1st Vice-President; Wilfred Nugent, 2nd Vice-President and W. H. Murphy, secretary. Second row, left to right - Mrs. W. T. McElligott, treasurer, and lady directors Mrs. George McLean, Mrs. James Beattie, Mrs. Annie Merrifield, Mrs. John Russett, Mrs. Richard Robbins and Mrs. Lillian McLean. Third row, left to right - Directors, Ken Hogan, Lorne McMillan, George McLean, John Odbur, Duncan Dewar, John Russett, Richard Robbins and visitor Hiram Hudson. Fourth row, left to right - Directors Lennis Fulford, James Cameron, Herman Bahm and Earl Carswell. Fifth row, left to right - Carpenters Wilfred Dowdall, Allan Timmins, James Legree, George Comba and Angus Carswell. Absent when the picture was taken was carpenter Robert Timmins. Photo by Bev. Shaw

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Survivor of Damaged Aircraft Tells Story of How Sergt. Don. Scott of Pakenham Lost His Life While Assisting in German Submarine Attack - It was a June night and back home in Canada it would have been about dusk when we sighted the German submarine. Up there in the rim of the Arctic Circle, however, the days are 24 hours long and it was almost as bright as it would be at noon. Spotted Submarine . Flight Sergeant Joe Bodnuff (FS. I. J. Bodnoff, D.F.M., wireless air gunner of 69 Nelson. St., Ottawa) and myself were in the blister. He saw the submarine first. He pointed it out to me, then he called to Dave (F. L. Dave Hornell) over the intercom: "DO you see the sub, Dave?" "I sure do," called back Dave. Then he turned right in to the attack, the same as he would whether it was a German sub or a fishing boat. That was Dave's way. When we sighted anything suspicious below, he wheeled into position for attack until we made sure what it was. When we sighted the sub, it was five miles away, at nine o'clock on our port quarter. I first of all went back for the camera, then went up to the radio to relieve Graham Campbell (F.O. G. Campbell, Vancouver) at the radio, so that he could go up to man the nose gun. That was our attack drill and we had it down pretty well. "Action Stations" Then the horn went (the Klaxon warning which signals "Action Stations" to the crew of aircraft going in for a submarine attack) and I knew that it was the-real thing. I started pounding out a flash "Attacking submarine." At four miles away the Germans started throwing up flak. Dave Hornell, who was at the controls, went into evasive action, tossing around that flying boat like a fighter. In that first toss, I went right up to the ceiling, with the bilgewater swishing around my ears. Dave kept right on going for the sub and the sub kept right on sending up the flak. Some of it must have hit our aerials early, for I found out later that none of my messages reached the base. By the time we were within 500 or 600 yards we were badly hit and burning badly. Our starboard engine received a direct hit and was in flames. While Dave Hornell was wrestling with the controls, Denomy (F.O. B. C. Denomy, co-captain, Chatham, Ont.) was handling the engines. Denomy had just succeeded in feathering the propeller when the whole engine fell off into the ocean. The leading and trailing edges of the starboard wing were flaming furiously and there were two big holes a couple of feet square in the wing. The flak was coming into the fuselage like hail, so thick you could see where it was punching holes in the metal. A large piece exploded beside me and knocked me off my feet. Pieces grazed my leg and my cheek and the concussion stunned me for a few seconds. When I picked myself up off the floor, Campbell was in my seat at the radio sending out an "S.O.S." I ran to take his place at the nose gun, not knowing that we had dropped our depth charges on the submarine and were going down almost out of control. "On The Deck" . I could see that we were within five to ten feet of the water then, and with the whole starboard wing in flames, we were going to ditch. (An air force term for a forced landing on water). We landed on waves twelve feet high and bounced 150 feet. With most of the controls shot away, Dave had to fight with every ounce of strength he had to bring us down safely at all. We bounced 50 feet the second time we hit the water, yet the skipper still had control. I believe we owe our lives to his courage and skill. By this time, the oil and fuel in our starboard tanks had caught fire and we could only escape through the port blister. The starboard side was a mass of flames. The pilots went through the escape hatches over their heads. We didn't know that Sgt. St. Laurent (Sgt. Fernand St. Laurent, flight engineer, Pointe au Pere, Quebec), had tossed one of our rubber emergency dinghies overboard soon as we came to a stop and had gone in after it. Bodnoff and Scott (Sgt. D. S. Scott, Pakenham, Ont.) launched the dinghy we kept in front of the aircraft and Campbell and I went back to look after the second, the one which Sgt. Laurent had launched. The aircraft was full of smoke and we foundered around, half blind, for some time before we decided it wasn't there. Someone yelled "Water " and I managed to pull away one of the two cylinders we carry over the cook stove. I had a heck of a time wrenching it free, too, for the impact had twisted the metal holder and trapped the water canister. Then I went back and grabbed a can of emergency rations while the other boys clammered into and around our remaining dinghy. Blinded By Smoke. By that time the water in the fast foundering aircraft was up to our knees and the smoke had us half-blind. I was the last to leave the aircraft and by that time we sighted St. Laurent who had floated away clinging to his dinghy in the heavy waves. There were seven of us and the dinghy was only built to seat four. Hornell, Flying Officer Ed. Matheson (Nelson B.C.) the navigator and I can't remember who else, were in the water clinging to the side. The other four, or maybe three were in the dinghy. Then, I remembered we hadn't brought along the "Gibson Girl (the R.C.A.F. emergency radio which generates its own power to grind out Morse messages or an automatic S.O.S.) and clambered to my feet to jump and go back for it. By that time the aircraft was getting pretty low in the water and seemed ready to sink. The waves looked a mile high, so the boys grabbed me by the arms and pulled me back. We wanted to get to St. Laurent partly for his sake and partly for ours. Alone, he couldn't climb into the dinghy and we needed it for our extra passengers. Dave Hornell took off his trousers so that he could kick better and we found (Continued on Page Three)

Flight Lieutenant D. E. Hornell, V. C., is pictures above with part of his gallant crew, before their Nissen hut quarters in Iceland.  Front row, left to right, Sergeant Fernand St. Laurent, Pointe au Pere, Que.; Sgt. Donald S. Scott, Almonte, Ont.; Flying Officer Graham Campbell, D.F.C., Vancouver, B. C.; Flight Sergeant I. J. Bodnoff, D.F.M., Ottawa, Ont. Back row, FO. S. E. Matheson, D.F.C., Nelson, B.C. and Regina, Sask.; Ft-Lt. D. E. Hornell, V.C., Mimico, Ont., and Toronto, Ont.  FO. B. C. Denomy, D.S.O., Chatham, Ont. (inset, left), and Ft. Sgt. S. R. Cole, D.F.M., Long Branch, Ont. (inset, right), were not with the crew at the time this picture was taken. June 24, 1944.

DISTRICT LADIES LOSE IN CURLING FINALS - Mrs. E. McCann's rink from Pakenham was the only quartet from the Ottawa district to reach the final round in the ladies' Victory bonspiel, losing out to Mrs. D. Henry's Ottawa rink in the Beulah Snelling Cup consolation round. The Pakenham rink, from left to right, Mrs. G. Carryer, Mrs. A. Wilson, Mrs. P. H. Burgess and Mrs. McCann, skip. (Photo by T. V. Little).

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Age before beauty is the rib­bing given the above genial Le­gion member by his comrades. Shown is the hack Saturday at the Cdn. Legion Zone Curling competition in Arnprior is Gemmell Comba. Past Zone Commander. Ex Mayor of Carl­eton Place and oldest member among Saturday's curlers and a World War I veteran. Greying Gem Comba leads the pack by taking part in all Legion sports activities. Guide Photo

CONSOLATION WINNERS in the Canadian Legion zone bonspiel in Arnprior on Saturday were the boys shown above from Carleton Place of Branch 192. Holding their prizes, as presented by Ian Malloch (cen­ter), Legion Zone Commander, are from left - Skip Willis Armour, Gem Comba (see other photo story), Mel McIntyre, and Bob Gracie. Armour lost to Bill Burt of Arnprior In the day's aggregate. (Guide photo)

A sleeper is one who sleeps. A sleeper is that in which the sleeper sleeps. A sleeper is that on which the sleeper which carries the sleeper while he sleeps runs. Therefore, while the sleeper sleeps in the sleeper the sleeper carries the sleeper over the sleeper under the sleeper until the sleeper which carries the sleeper jumps off the sleeper and wakes the sleeper by striking the sleeper under the sleeper, and there is no longer any sleeper sleeping in the sleeper on the sleeper.

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The Old Saw Mill - By the Mississippi River

In a little town so still

There's a building old and battered

'Tis the old saw-mill.

It is twisted, it is tattered

From the toil of many years

The walls are scratched and shattered

Yet it shows no sign of fear.

The carriage growls and grumbles

As it journeys to and fro,

And the engine howls and mumbles

Making all the pullies go.

The belts all need relacing.

And the track is out of line.

The saw should have refacing.

Ere it splits another pine.

The melting snow is dripping

Through the knot holes in the roof,

But the saw goes on a ripping

She's still running that is proof.

The saw-dust chain is whining

How that edger saw does throb

But the boss looks quite contented

For it's still doing the job.

No matter what the weather

The work goes on the same

There's no excuse for stopping

For the weather man's to blame

What's it matter if its raining.

What's it matter if it snows.

There is no use complaining.

And so that's the way it goes.

At the edger there's a fellow

Who is working all the day

He wears a suit of yellow

And he's drawing steady pay.

His name is Erwin Downey

And across the track from him

Is the faithful Ira Deugo,

Who is working with such vim.

Eric Needham, known as Kelly

Is the man who piles the slabs

He is one of our best workers

Yet he loves to stand and gab.

Joey Bowman helps the teamster

And is always in the way

Yet he does his best and that is worth

The very best of pay.

Wash. Sheffield from Arnprior

Is the sawyer of the crew

He pulls and shoves the levers

While tobacco he does chew

And our well known comedian

Who is anything but green

Is the man who twirls the can hook

His name is Lornie Steen.

The boy who saws the slabs in lengths.

Provides us lots of fun

His name is Gordie Belford

But we always call him Hon.

The fellow that I near forgot

Is always on the go

He follows two good horses

And he doesn't dare be slow.

The horses too deserve a line

In this our loggers song.

The ever willing workers

Who are so true and strong.

And last of all the scaler

Who is the foreman too

Stands there all day and keeps the score

Of all the work we do.

He sees the boards come sliding out.

And always he's the same

Through rain or shine through work or rest

Frank Needham is his name.

And here I end my story

I hope you'll think its fine

The story of the loggers

Who love the smell of pine.

Now if you plan on building

A barn or anything

Here's where to get your lumber sawed

Just visit us next spring.

"Harry Fisher"

JUDY TIMMINS, 17 - The head girl is a Grade 13 student and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beattie Timmins of Pakenham. She hopes to follow a career as, a teacher after graduation and training at Ottawa Teachers' College. She numbers among her hobbies 4-H club  and curling.


MAYOR GEORGE L. COMBA WHO presided over the civic administration of Almonte during the most depressing period in its history. He will probably be returned to office by acclamation at the nominations Friday night.

Posted: 07 September, 2004.