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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
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.
- 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.
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.
Lillian, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Storie of Castleford (no more info)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
. 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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- (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.
- (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
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
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.
Interment took place in Pakenham Anglican cemetery. Legion members attended.
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
Mary - In hospital Monday, May 20, 1957. Mary Moore (no more info)
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
Mr. Munro had been on the staff of McCord's Drug Store, Arnprior, for many
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Dickson, Lancelot Downey, Tom Fulton, Herb Lowe, Denny
Sine and Stewart McCann.
Interment was in Pakenham United Cemetery.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
, 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
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Ex-Mayor of Almonte, George L. Comba, Passes
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,
He returned to Canada in 1919, and opened a furniture and undertaking business
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
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.
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.
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
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.
and Mrs. George Stavenow and children, Randy and Ruth of Ottawa spent Saturday
evening with Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith.
and Mrs. Len Fulton and children, John and Shirley and John Sr., spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. James Fulton and family at Admaston.
Arnold Gilmour of Smiths Falls visited with his brother, Mr. Wilf Gilmour and
Mrs. Gilmour on Sunday.
on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lawson were Miss Elsie Penman of Almonte, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Fleming of Smiths Falls.
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.
Henry Stanley, Assistant Agricultural Representative of Perth spent Thursday
with Mr. and Mrs. Percy Stanley.
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.
and Mrs. Percy Stanley spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Herb Stanley at Carleton
and Mrs. Jas. Fulton and daughter Mary visited on Sunday with Mrs. J. B. Wilson
Arthur Evans of Ottawa visited with Mr. Jack Dowdall on Sunday. His son Randy,
who had spent the past week there, returned with him.
Glen Camelon of Carleton Place spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Fulton and
Mrs. R. S. Fulton.
Alvin Barr and children of Pakenham visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boal on
ALMONTE GAZETTE (Thursday, May 30, 1957)
- MANY PRESENT FOR G. L. COMBA
. 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
. 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
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
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
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
"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
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
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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.,
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.
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).
Age before beauty is the ribbing given the above genial Legion member by his
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.
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
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.
Old Saw Mill
- By the Mississippi River
little town so still
a building old and battered
the old saw-mill.
is twisted, it is tattered
the toil of many years
walls are scratched and shattered
it shows no sign of fear.
carriage growls and grumbles
it journeys to and fro,
the engine howls and mumbles
all the pullies go.
belts all need relacing.
the track is out of line.
saw should have refacing.
it splits another pine.
melting snow is dripping
the knot holes in the roof,
the saw goes on a ripping
still running that is proof.
saw-dust chain is whining
that edger saw does throb
the boss looks quite contented
it's still doing the job.
matter what the weather
work goes on the same
no excuse for stopping
the weather man's to blame
it matter if its raining.
it matter if it snows.
is no use complaining.
so that's the way it goes.
the edger there's a fellow
is working all the day
wears a suit of yellow
he's drawing steady pay.
name is Erwin Downey
across the track from him
the faithful Ira Deugo,
is working with such vim.
Needham, known as Kelly
the man who piles the slabs
is one of our best workers
he loves to stand and gab.
Bowman helps the teamster
is always in the way
he does his best and that is worth
very best of pay.
Sheffield from Arnprior
the sawyer of the crew
pulls and shoves the levers
tobacco he does chew
our well known comedian
is anything but green
the man who twirls the can hook
name is Lornie Steen.
boy who saws the slabs in lengths.
us lots of fun
name is Gordie Belford
we always call him Hon.
fellow that I near forgot
always on the go
follows two good horses
he doesn't dare be slow.
horses too deserve a line
this our loggers song.
ever willing workers
are so true and strong.
last of all the scaler
is the foreman too
there all day and keeps the score
all the work we do.
sees the boards come sliding out.
always he's the same
rain or shine through work or rest
Needham is his name.
here I end my story
hope you'll think its fine
story of the loggers
love the smell of pine.
if you plan on building
barn or anything
where to get your lumber sawed
visit us next spring.
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
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.