- The death occurred on Saturday morning, October 18, at her home in
Pakenham, of Miss Annie Nugent, a highly esteemed resident of the direct
throughout her life.
Deceased was the daughter of the late John Nugent and Margaret Haney, and was
born at Cedar Hill 77 years ago. About, 30 years ago, she moved to Pakenham to
reside. She was devoted member of St. Peter Celestine's Parish, and was an
active member of the Catholic Women's League and the League of the Sacred Heart.
She was a member of a family of eight of whom seven survive: five brothers;
Arthur, Arkinson, John and Sylvester, Pakenham; and Vincent, Los Angeles; two sisters; Mrs. W. J. Keyes and Miss
Minnie Nugent, Pakenham.
The funeral on Monday morning October 20, to St. Peter Celestine Church was
Celebrant of the Mass was Rev. George Larose, Ottawa, with Rev. John Burke, Fallowfield, and
Rev. Martin Mooney, Chelsea, as deacon and sub deacon. Mrsgr. John
O'Neill, Vicar -General of Ottawa Diocese, and Rev. Alphonse O'Neill, Ottawa, were present in the sanctuary.
Pall-bearers were six nephews: Frank, Gerald, Burke, Tom and Hugh Nugent, and
Among those attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Nugent and
daughter Elizabeth, Sudbury; W. A. Keyes, Sarnia; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Nugent,
Miss McDermott, Mrs. Arthur Bellevue, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Longtom, Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Lunney, Miss Theresa and Hugh Nugent, Ottawa, and John Rooney,
Interment was in the parish cemetery.
B. CAUGHEY (1952)
- (By Pakenham correspondent)
- Tribute to the memory of James Ball Caughey was paid when friends
from this community and outside points attended his funeral which was held
from the Boyce funeral home, Arnprior, Tuesday, Oct 14, where service was
conducted by Rev. William Sunter at
Mr. Caughey died suddenly at his home here Sunday morning October 12, of a
Mr. Caughey was born at Pembroke 57 years ago, son of the late John Caughey and
Mary Hill. He was married in Pembroke to the former Ida May Brunette, where
they lived for some years. Fourteen years ago they came to reside in Pakenham,
where they operated a restaurant.
Surviving are his widow, one son Lloyd James, Bradford; one daughter (Mary
Theresa) Mrs. Roy Renwick, Hillsburg; and two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs.
(Dr.) L. Byers, Buffalo; Mrs. Bella Creyk, Toronto; two brothers, Alfred and
Pallbearers were William Connors, Arthur Seward, Raymond Singard, Pakenham.
David McNabb, Ottawa, George Steele and Bert Beaudry, Toronto. Interment was in the UnionCemetery, Pakenham.
NOTE: The Chronicle deeply
regrets publication in last week's issue of a jumbled report
of the above obituary, which may have caused undue embarrassment and suffering
to the relatives of the deceased. The reason was an accidental mix-up of type in
the paper's composing room.
of Pakenham Dies in New YorkState(1956)
- Rev. Cecil A. S. Steen,
former well -known Ottawaminister, died suddenly Wednesday, August
1, at his home in Ballston Spa, NY. He was 52.
Born in Pakenham, he was the son of the late Albert Steen and the former
Margaret Sparrow who survives.
He was educated in Pakenham Public and High Schools and attended Normal School
in North Bay. He taught schools at Bancroft and near Pakenham.
He then attended TrinityCollege, Toronto. He was ordained in Christ Church
Cathedral, Ottawa, and became rector of St. George'sAnglican Church, Ottawa
. Later he became rector of St. Margaret's
Anglican Church, Eastview, then St. Luke's Anglican Church, Ottawa, while Canon Serson Clarke served
From Ottawahe went to the United Statesand served at churches in Trenton, NJ, and Malone, NY, then for the past six years as rector of
Christ Church Episcopal, Ballston Spa. (er Dorothy L. Newman in St.- er Dorothy L. Newman in St.)
George's Anglican Church, Ottawa, and she survives. Also surviving are two
daughters, Lenore, 12, and Andrea, seven; one son, William, eight; four
sisters, Mrs. A. E. Blair (Lillian), Pakenham; Mrs. John S. Aselford (Edith),
Pakenham; Mrs. J. S. M. Hayes (Betty), Montreal; Mrs. J. D. Caldwell (Mary), Ottawa; and one brother, Allan, Montreal.
Funeral was held Saturday at ChristChurch, Ballston Spa, at Interment was in BallstonCemetery.
(the above line and obituary is mixed up)
- Prominent Pakenham Man Wilbert
Fulton Dies at 71
- Wilbert Angus Fulton, was
born in PakenhamTownshipon November 30, 1895. He was the son of the late Alexander
Fulton and Margaret Sutherland. For 22 years he farmed in the Cedar Hill
District and in 1943 he moved to Pakenham where he carried on a successful
business until he retirement in 1965.
As a staunch Presbyterian, he worshipped at Almonte Presbyterian Church. He
served on the Board of Managers and in 1964 he was elected an Elder in which
office he served with faithfulness until the time of his death. Mr. Fulton was
a Representative Elder for 25 years. He also served on a number of Presbytery
and Synod Committees. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly on several
occasions, his latest commission being to Torontoin 1965. Mr. Fulton was Congregational
Secretary for 25 years. In 1960 he presented to his beloved Church an electric
organ which will service as a Memorial to him and his faithful services.
In politics, Mr. Fulton was an ardent Liberal. He was a member of the Arnprior
Masonic Lodge and also a member of the Orange Order which he joined in 1918 and
in which he held many offices including that of CountyMaster.
In 1922 he married May Floyd who survives him. Also surviving are four
sisters Elizabeth (Mrs. Garfield McNab), Sun City, Arizona; Pearl(Mrs. Ross Barr,) Almonte; Mildred (Mrs. G.
Eckford), Arnprior; Kathleen (Mrs. Morley Alexander), Renfrew; and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were from Almonte Presbyterian Church,
on Friday, January 6, conducted by his Minister, the Rev. Gordon Beaton,
assisted by the Rev. R. K. Earls, Cobden, and the Rev. D. Leslie Elder, Toronto, a former minister of AlmonteChurch. Burial was in the AuldKirkCemetery.
The Pallbearers were Messrs. Leonard Fulton, Bill Lawson, John Early, Art Lowe,
Henry Morphy and Earl Morphy.
P. Sutherland (1960)
- Mrs. P. Y. Sutherland, the former Isabella
Morris McIntyre, passed away in an Ottawahospital on August 15, after an illness, of
Born at Waba, she was a daughter of the late James Mclntyre and his wife Belle
Robertson and was is her 84th year.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. L. (Jean) Sparham, Ottawa; a brother, Duncan McIntyre, Waba; and two
sisters: Mrs. George (Cecilia) Larke, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Mrs. S. J. (Tina) Campbell, Moose Jaw, Sask.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 18 from Boyce Funeral Chapel,
Rev. W. J. ten Hoopen officiating.
Pallbearers were Andrew Stewart, Morris Turner, Alex Symington, Morris Ritchie,
Gordon McIntyre and Kenneth McIntyre. Many beautiful floral tributes were
Interment was in WhiteLakecemetery.
CALDWELL- Passed away at Victoria, B.C., on Monday, April 15, 1968, Mrs. Myrtle Louise Caldwell, age
74 years, of Victoriaand formerly of Moose Jawand Central Butte, Saskatchewan. The funeral service will be held in the W. J. Jones & Son Chapel on
Monday, April 22, at 1:31 p.m. Rev. Dr. H. R. Lane, minister of St. Andrew's
United Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedalecemetery.
- The death of William Elswood
Barr, a highly esteemed and well known young man, occurred in the OttawaCivicHospitalon Saturday May 10, 1969after a very brief illness.
Mr. Barr was born 43 years ago to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Barr who have recently
moved to Arnprior from PakenhamTownship. He operated his own trucking business
from 1945 and, since 1950, had been a school bus operator also.
In October, 1950, he married his wife, the former Marion Jean Steen, who
survives, along with his eight children who are at home: Bill, Anne, Ruth,
Vicki, Laurie, Lynne, Leigh and John. Four brothers. Alvin, Pakenham; Beattie, Montreal; Garnet, Almonte; and Lyall, Arnprior,
The funeral service was held, in St. Mark's Anglican Church on Tuesday, May 13, 1969at with Rev. C. C. Conliffe conducting the
service. Prior to this the body rested at the Kerry Funeral Home, Almonte.
The pallbearers were Stuart Baird, Everton Barr, Stanley Barry, Edmund Coady,
Percy Timmins and Frank Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Orval Adam, Ollie Barr,
Jas. L. Boale, John Langford, John D. McGregor and J. S. McKay.
Pakenham Belles would like to
thank all those who made their Bake Sale such a success last Saturday.
Citizen members are reminded of their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 29th.
- Largely attended funeral services
were held in Emmanuel Anglican Church in Arnprior on the afternoon of Dec. 26th, 1966for Mrs. F. W. Meyer who died in VictoriaHospital, Renfrew, on Dec. 23rd.
Rev. Harry Hobbs officiated, and the pallbearers were neighbors from McNabTownship- Hector Scheel, Gordon Scheel, Emerson
Scheel, Fred Scheel, William Roach, and Frank Meyer.
Interment was in Arnprior cemetery.
In her 75th year, Mrs. Meyer was the former Jean Elizabeth Munro, the
daughter of the late James W. Munro and Mary F. Bole, and was born in Arnprior
Her education was received in Arnprior public and high schools, and after high
school graduation, she attended the RenfrewModelSchoolto become a teacher, and she taught for
In 1918, she married Ferdinand (Fennie) W. Meyer in Arnprior and resided in McNabTownshipuntil the death of her husband in 1952.
Since then, she resided in Renfrew with her daughter and son -in -law, Mr. and
Mrs. Emerson Wallace.
On Dec. 17, Mrs. Meyer suffered a severe stroke and passed peacefully away six
Surviving is her daughter, Doreen, and two grandchildren Barbara and Gordon
Also surviving are a brother; James C. Munro, Arnprior; sisters Myra (Mrs. G.
Lindsay) Arnprior; Wilhemine (Mrs. A. T. Broome) Montreal; Edith, Arnprior;
Jessie (Mrs. P.J Morin), North Bay; and Doris: Arnprior.
A sister, Belle (Mrs. H. H. Lynn) of Temiskaming, Que., died some years ago.
Boyce Funeral Home of Arnprior had charge of arrangements.
Out -of -town relative attended from North Bay, Temagami, Temiskaming, and St. Agathe des Monts, Quebec.
- PAKENHAM, Dec. 4. - (Special) - The
funeral of Mrs. John E. Mulligan was held Wednesday afternoon from the Boyce
Funeral Home, Arnprior to St. Mark's Anglican Church here where the service was
conducted by Rev. H. A. Irwin.
Interment was made in the Anglican cemetery.
Mrs. Mulligan was born on the 11th concession line of Pakenham township. She was
in her 79th year.
She was the former Alexena Annie Sparrow, daughter of the late William
Sparrow and his wife, the former Margaret McGinley. She married John Mulligan
and resided on the 11th Concession for a number of years. They lived in
Westboro, for several years, later making their home in Pakenham.
Following the death of her husband last February, Mrs. Mulligan went to live
with her niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Attie Blair, near Pakenham, where she
Surviving is one sister, Mrs. A. H. Steen, of Pakenham. Mrs. Mulligan was a
devout and regular attendant of St. Mark's Church, and was a member of the
Woman's Auxiliary for many years.
- PakenhamVillageand surrounding area was deeply saddened
when it learned Saturday, December 18, of the death of Miss Jean Needham in the
Almonte GeneralHospital, where she had been a patient for several months.
The funeral was held Monday, December 20th, 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. Pallbearers were, Donald Snedden Jr., Allan McCann, Robt. 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
the neighbours and friends.
Miss Needham was a life long member of St. Andrew's Church land 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 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 PakenhamVillage, having lived in the same house 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 Needhamand Snedden Hardware.
Thus another of Pakenham's personalities and landmarks has gone to her reward.
INGLIS SCOTT (1952)
- (By Pakenham Correspondent)
- William Inglis Scott, a resident of
Pakenham, died in the CivicHospital, Ottawa, in his 71st year, He had been in failing
health for the past year and suffered a stroke in October.
Born in Pakenham Sept. 23, 1882, he was a son of the late Robert Scott and
his wife Agnes Inglis. He was married June 30, 1909to Luella Jane Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Armstrong,
Surviving are his widow, his son Robert A. Scott, his daughter Muriel (Mrs. R.
Gillan, Belleville); one brother G. H. Scott and three sisters; Mrs. G. E.
Wilson, Pakenham, Mrs. J. F. Merillees, New Westminster, and Mrs. J. M.
Smithwick, La Canada, California.
The funeral was held to the UnitedChurch, thence to the UnionCemetery, Rev. William Sunter officiating.
Mr. Scott was a member of the firm of Scott Bros. and was in business in that
capacity for upwards of 55 years. He was active as a member of St. Andrew's UnitedChurch, serving in the choir and as an Elder for
a number of years. He was prominent in organizing and supporting the local
Curling Club and was a member of the Public School Board for a lengthy term,
and his loss will be greatly felt in all circles of community interest.
Pall bearers were, P. H. Burgess, A. E. Blair, W. P. Wilson, W. A. Scott,
Nelson Humphries, and T. A. Wilson. The many beautiful floral tributes and
expressions of sympathy from friends and relatives, testified to the esteem in
which he was held.
James Connery Passes In PakenhamTownship(1954)
- (By Pakenham Correspondent)
(Dorothy M. Lowry) James Connery, a life -long resident of PakenhamTownship, passed away at her home, Wednesday,
February 10, following an illness of several months.
A daughter of the late Robert Lowry and Kate Hill, she was born at Cedar Hill, June 15, 1902.
She graduated from Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing in 1927. Two years
later she was married to James Connery, who survives, together with a son,
Bobby, and four sisters: (Anne) Mrs. J. T. Snedden, Almonte; (Kathleen) Mrs.
Robert Taylor, Vancouver, B.C.; (Marion) Mrs. A. M. Edington, Fredericton,
N.B., and (Elizabeth) Mrs. A. E. Bangs, Ottawa.
Included in a profusion of floral tributes were gifts from: Sunday School,
Mission Band and WMS, ZionChurch, School No. 1, Pakenham Cheese and Butter
Co., Lanark Co -operative, Almonte, BlakeneyWAand the Women's institute.
The funeral conducted by Rev. W. Henley, was held at her home, Friday, at 2.30.
Pallbearers were: Lowry and Harvey Stevenson, Keith Johnston, Palmer Wilson,
David and Bill Donaldson.
Interment was in UnionCemetery, Pakenham.
J. Farrell (1952)
- (By our Pakenham Correspondent)
- Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 26, for the late Patrick
Joseph Farrell, 84, a highly respected resident of this community, who died
in the Arnprior and DistrictMemorialHospital, Monday, November 24.
The funeral took place from his home, ninth Line, PakenhamTownship, to St. peter CelestineChurchfor requiem High Mass, celebrated by Rev. Kenneth Dodge, Huntley.
The active pallbearers were his six sons. The honorary pallbearers were PercyGroves, John Giranard, William Ruddy, William
Campbell, A. McWatty, and Jack Nugent.
Mr. Farrell was born in Rutland, Vermont, a son of the late Matthew Farrell and his wife, the former, Mary Murphy.
He came to Canadawith his parents as an infant and settled on
the farm where he spent the remainder of his life. 58 years ago, he marriedElizabeth Colton. Mr. Farrell served for 20 yearsas a school trustee at S. S. No. 6,Pakenham.
He was a member ofthe Holy Name
Society of St. PeterCelestine
Church, of which he wasa devout
member.Besides his wife, he is
survived bysix sons, Raymond,
Hamilton, M. L. of Fitzroy Township, Leo, Pakenham, Desmond, Schumacher, Ellard,
Arnprior, and Fallon at home; A foster son, Daniel Byrne, Toronto; two daughters
(Vera) Mrs. Eusta Dusiaume, Sudbury, (Eileen) Mrs. Lorne Bunyan, Winnipeg. Also
30 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One son, Corkery was killed in
World Wartwo.The large number of floral and spiritual offerings attested to the high
esteem in which the deceasewas
JOHN E. MULLIGAN (1952)
- Funeral services were held from the Boyce Funeral Horne, Arnprior,
Wednesday afternoon, December 31 to St. Mark's Anglican Church Pakenham, for
service for the late Mrs. John E. Mulligan, who passed away Sunday, November 30,
at the home of her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Attie Blair, PakenhamTownship, in her 79th year. Rev. H. A. Irwin, Pakenham,
Pallbearers were Bert Rump, Allan McCann, P. J. Groves, George Comba, Lancelet
Downey, Wesley Barber. Interment was in PinecrestCemetery.
Formerly Alexena Annie Sparrow, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
William Sparrow, deceased was born in PakenhamTownship.
She was married in St. Mark's Church, Pakenham, March 20, 1912, to John Levi Mulligan, and after their
marriage, the couple resided in Westboro for ten years. Latterly, they had
resided in Pakenham, where Mrs. Mulligan was prominent in the Red Cross and the
WA of St. Mark's Church,
Her husband predeceased her February 7, 1952.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. A. H. Steen, Pakenham.
Margaret F. Anderson Laid to Rest at Pakenham (1959)
- On Monday morning, September 21, at
Pakenham, loving friend paid final tribute to one who had been a last surviving
member of pioneer family of this district.
Francis (Francis) Anderson
daughter of the late Johanathan Francis and his wife Margaret Carswell, passed
away on Friday, September 17, in Western Hospital Toronto, after a lingering
illness. The funeral service was held at he home 35 Lascellas Blvd., Torontoon September 19, conducted by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Glazier, pastor of Glenview
Presbyterian Church. Interment was in PakenhamUnionCemeteryon September 2 where Rev. V. M. Ritchie,
Almonte was in charge of the graveside service.
Left to mourn her loss are; her husband; Joseph Anderson and son, Francis.
Pallbearers were; Carswell Russell, Russell Needham, and Wilmer Ross, Pakenham;
Edward MacKay Ottawa; T. Barnet Jr., Renfrew; Dr. H. Cochrane, Arnprior.
Those in attendance from out -of-town included: Mrs. George F Francis, Mrs. A.
V. Heney, Mrs. W C. Greig, Mrs. Edward MacKay and J. D. Sauve, Ottawa; Miss J.
Carswell, Miss Margaret Carswell, Mrs. J. F. Carswell and Mrs. J. P. Gordon,
Renfrew; Miss Mima Russell, Braeside; Dr. McCreary, Mrs. Archie Russell, Mrs.
H. Cochrane, Mrs. A. McGregor, Mrs. W. Cardiff Arnprior; and Mrs. Hilda Kennedy
Annie Comba Of Pakenham Dies (Jan 28, 1959)
- PAKENHAM, Jan. 28 (Special) - Miss
Annie Comba, a lifelong resident of this community, died in hospital Almonte.
She was in her 90th year.
Miss Comba, was born in Pakenham township, daughterof the late John Comba, and his wife the former, Matilda Steen. She was
one of a family of eight children.
She came to reside in, Pakenham village in 1911, where she lived until her
She was a member of St. Andrew's UnitedChurchhere, and a life member of the Women's
Surviving is one brother, George Comba, with whom she resided, and a number of
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service in St. Andrew United Church was conducted by Rev. Winfrid
Interment took place in the UnionCemetery.
WHYTE, Ian McIntyre - At home
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1977 Ian Whyte of Pakenham in his 72nd year, dear husband of
Olive Barnes, dear father of Dorothy of Hull, Quebec; James, R R # 2, Pakenham;
Gaye of Carleton Place; Betty (Mrs. John Higgs), Ottawa; William of Pakenham;
dear brother of Leslie, Pakenham; Andrew, Carleton Place; David, Ottawa; Robert,
Vancouver; Malcolm, Ottawa; Catherine (Mrs. Palmer Wilson), Pakenham;
predeceased by Kenneth; also survived by 3 grandchildren. Resting at the Boyce
Funeral Home Limited, Arnprior where service will be held in the chapel Friday,
Feb. 11, atInterment Pakenham in the spring.
Visitations Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10, Friday 10 to 12.
FULTON- We wish to express our sincere thanks to
all the nurses of the Almonte GeneralHospitalfor their excellent care, and special thanks to Dr. King and Dr. Tubman.
We would like also to express our thanks and appreciation to all our relatives,
friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness, messages of sympathy,
floral arrangements, and memorial donations, gifts of food and help during the
recent loss of a dear husband and father. Thanks, also to Rev. McCrea for his
visits, and prayers and to all who offered prayers and to the Kerry Funeral
Home for their thoughtfulness. Your kind deeds will never be forgotten.
Jennie Fulton and Family.
Canon Carryer Leaves Pakenham (May 29, 1951)
- Rev. Canon Gordon Carryer,
rector of Pakenham has been appointed rector of Winchesterby Bishop Jefferson of Ottawa.
The new rector of Winchesterwas educated at EdinburghUniversityand LichfieldTheologicalCollege. He was ordained deacon by the Bishop of
Chester in 1914 and raised to the priesthood the following year.
Canon Carryer came to Canadain 1915 and has served in the missions and parishes of SouthMountain, Newington. Aultsville, Eastview, Eganville. South
March and Pakenham. At one time he was general diocesan missioner. In 1946 he
was made a canon of Christ Church Cathedral.
He will take up his duties at the beginning of June.
Emerson Dorsch of Morriston visited Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Heinz
Nabert and other friends while on her way to Pembroke to attend the Evangelical
GEORGE HENDERSON (1953)
- Funeral was held from Boyce Funeral Home, Arnprior, Monday afternoon,
February 23, to Arnprior Cemetery, with Rev. D. H. Woodhouse officiating, for
Mrs. Mabel Margaret Henderson, wife of the late George Theo Henderson, who died
in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Henderson, the former Mabel Margaret Givens, was born March 7, 1883, at Pakenham. She was educated in Pakenham
and attended the UnitedChurch. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley Givens and Margaret Ann
She married George Henderson. at Pakenham 41 years ago. Mr. Henderson died some
Surviving is one son, Ewart Henderson, of Arnprior, and four sisters, Mrs. C.
W. Powell, Arnprior; Mrs. Charles Kennedy, Vancouver; Mrs. W. J. Cardiff, and
Mrs. W. J. Cardiff, and Mrs. Irene McGreagor, Arnprior.
Interment was in ArnpriorCemetery.
LEISHMAN, Thomas Clarence -
Peacefully in hospital at Ottawa, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1976, Thomas Clarence Leishman of Ottawa. In his 76 year, beloved son of Mrs.
Thomas Leishman (Mitchell) and the late Thomas Leishman, beloved husband of
Maude James, loving father of Ann (Mrs. William Buckland) of Shawville;
Thomas, (Tommy) of Powell River, B.C.; Charles (Chuck) of Edmonton, Alta.; also
survived by one sister, Margaret (Mrs. Howard McNeely) Carleton Place.
Three brothers, Robert and Arnold of Almonte and Archie of Gravenhurst. Predeceased
by two brothers Allan and Bordon and one sister, Eileen all of Almonte, also
survived by six grandchildren, Laura, Jon, Christopher Buckland; Caroleann and
Tye Leishman, and Liesl Leishman.
Resting at the Comba Funeral Home, 127 Church St., Almonte where friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thursday, Sept. 2, and where service will be held
on Friday at 10 a.m. Rev G. F. Bickley officiating. Interment St. Paul's Anglican cemetery. Greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Fairview Manor, Almonte.
John J. Groves Dies in Pakenham (1950)
- PAKENHAM, Jan. 20. - (Special) -
Mrs. John James Groves, a highly esteemed resident of Pakenham, died suddenly on
Tuesday at the home of her brother G. Harry Scott.
Mrs. Groves, the former Laura Esther Scott, was born in Pakenham,
daughter of the late Robert Scott and his wife Agnes Inglis, and was in her 73rd
On October 19, 1904, she married John James Groves, at
Pakenham, and went to live on a farm in FitzroyTownship, where she resided until 1918, when she
moved to Ottawa. In 1936, after the death of her husband,
she came to make her home with her brother, G. Harry Scott.
She was an attendant of St. Andrew's UnitedChurch, here, and a valued member of the! Women's
Missionary Society and Women's Association.
She was an active member of the Red Cross Society, and for a number of years
was an enthusiastic curler.
Surviving are; one daughter, Mrs. J. Bier, Toronto; one son, Dr. Walton Groves,
Ottawa; three sisters, Mrs. G. E. Wilson, Pakenham; Mrs. J. F. Merillees,
Vancouver, BC.; Mrs. (Dr.) J. Smithwick, La Canada, California; three brothers,
Albert, William I., and G. Harry Scott, all of Pakenham. She was one of a
family of 13 children.
The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, to St. Andrew's UnitedChurch, for service, by Rev. W. Sunter.
Interment will be in the United cemetery.
GeorginaElliott Weds Mr. R. E. Blair (Sept. 5,
- Almonte United Church, in Almonte,
on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, was the scene of the marriage of Miss Georgina
Caroline Elliott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Elliott, of Almonte and
Mr. Ronald Edward Blair, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Blair, of Pakenham,
Rev. H. C, Wolfraim, of Lakefield, Ont., performed the ceremony, and gladioli
and ferns were used in decoration. Mr. Dan McCuan. was the organist, and Miss
Eleanor Blair, sister of the bride, sang the solos.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Miss Shirley
McDougall as maid of honor, and her sisters, Miss Olive Elliott as bridesmaid,
and Miss Joan Elliott as flower girl.
Mr. Gordon Andrews was best man for his cousin, and ushers were Mr. Merril
Elliott, brother of the bride, and Mr. Kenneth Munro.
The bride wore a floor length strapless gown of imported Chantillylace over net and white satin, with panels of nylon marquisette in the
skirt. Her bolero had long sleeves coming to points over the hands. Her
fingertip veil of tulle illusion, appliquéd with lace, fell from a
heart-shaped, Mary Tudor headdress of white satin and nylon net, trimmed with
rhinestones, and she carried a semi cascade bouquet of white gladioli and
stephanotis. She wore a single strand pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom.
After a reception in the church hall, the couple left on a wedding trip to ManitoulinIsland.
Travelling the bride wore a rust colored suite, with a yellow flowered hat,
green accessories, and a corsage bouquet of yellow roses.
Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Blair, and David, Miss
Eleanor Blair, Mrs. A. H. Steen, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Andrews, Mr. Gordon
Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. John McGill, Mr. Kenneth Munro, Pakenham; Mr. and Mrs. L.
L. Blair, Kingston; Miss Beth Blair, Dr. And Mrs. J. D. Caldwell, and Donnie,
Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leonard, Perth.
Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Wolfraim, Annie and Ruth, Lakefield; Mr. and Mrs. William
King, Mr. and Mrs. Albert King, Erma and Billy, Clayton, Ont.; Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Elliott, Miss Constance Campbell, Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Elliott, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Wilson, Miss Elva Willows, Carleton Place; Mr. and Mrs., John Lee,
Niagara Falls; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Barr, Lynda, Barbara and Allan, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence King, Lanark; Mrs. A. L. Cole, Perth.
Purdy Campbell (1974)
- Charles Purdy Campbell of Pakenham,
died at ArnpriorDistrictMemorialHospitalon Sunday, May 18.
He was born 66 years ago in Winnipeg, but spent most of his life in Arnprior.
He was the son of Fred Campbell and Maude Purdy. Both predeceased him.
Mr. Campbell leaves as his widow the former Irene Ethel Singard. He had two
sons: Ronald, of Torontoand Gordon of Pakenham; and a daughter Susan (Mrs. Gerry Sabourin) in Toronto.
He had two brothers: John of Wasago Beach, and Kenneth of RR 1 Carrington
Place. His sister Helen (Mrs. Helen Younger) lives in Stainer, Ontario.
He had two grandchildren.
Funeral service for Mr. Campbell was held Tuesday, May 20 at the Boyce Chapel.
Rev. Allan Meakin (Legion Padre) conducted the service. Mr. Campbell was buried
at St. Mark's Cemetery in Pakenham.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion served as pallbearers and a special Legion
service was held Tuesday.
- The death occurred suddenly in
Almonte on Wednesday, April 14, 1971, of Mrs. Mary Letitia (McCann)Fulton. She was 69.
Born on June 3rd, 1902, she was a daughter of the late James
Twible McCann of R.R. 1 Pakenham, and his late wife, Emma Needham. She received
her education at Cedar Hill school, PakenhamContinuationSchooland, Ottawa Normal. During her teaching
years, she taught at Union Hall, Cedar Hill and at Garson, Ontario.
She was married at her home at Pakenham in 1926 to Mr. Stuart Fulton, who
survives, together with a son, Hugh Fulton of Ottawa; a daughter Jean (Mrs. Robert Drysdale) of
Arnprior and two grandchildren.
Also surviving are one brother, Hiram McCann of Pakenham, and two sisters,
Irene (Mrs. James Snedden) of Almonte, and Alice (Mrs. John D. Smithson),
Pakenham. She was predeceased by two bothers, Edgar and Albert McCann.
Mrs. Fulton was a member of ZionUnitedChurch, Cedar Hill, and was an active worker in
the W.M.S. and U.C.W. of ZionChurch. She was superintendent of the Sunday School for many years, and was
always very interested in young people. She was also an active member of Cedar
Hill Women's Institute.
The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home on Friday afternoon, April 16,
to ZionUnitedChurch, Cedar Hill, for service at . Burial was made at PakenhamUnitedCemetery. The services were conducted by the
minister, Rev. Harold Davies.
The pallbearers were David Donaldson, Mae Camelon, John Lawson, William Lowe,
Oliver Toop and John Fulton.
- The death of Merrill Robert
John Metcalfe of Lot10, Concession 11, PakenhamTownship, occurred early Sunday morning, January 19, 1975, as a result of a snowmobile accident near
his home. He was 36.
Born in PakenhamTownship, on July 9, 1938, he was a son of the late Albert Metcalfe
and his late wife, Anne Barr. He received his education at Pakenham Public and AlmonteHigh Schools.
Merrill was a carpenter by trade and was employed with Pitts Construction at
Active in sports and outdoor activities, he enjoyed travelling, snowmobiling
and camping. He was a member of the Pakenham Curling Club, Pakenham Fire
Department and Pakenham Hockey teams, and was a leader of the Pakenham Boy
Scouts and Cub Packs. He was a member of PakenhamUnitedChurch.
On October 28, 1961, he was married at Almonte Presbyterian
Church to the former Colleen Dorothea More, who survives, together with three
sons, Brian, Alan and Randy and a daughter, Leanna, all at home. He was
predeceased by a sister, who died in infancy.
The funeral was held from the Kerry Funeral Home, Elgin Street, Almonte, at Wednesday, January 22, with interment at AuldKirkCemetery. Rev. A. C. Dodds conducted the service,
while a solo was rendered by Mr. Charles Tate, accompanied by Mrs. Thora Pugh.
A firemen's service was held on Monday evening.
Pallbearers were Peter Dodge, Eldon Cavanagh and Harvey Smithson of Pakenham,
Jack Borrowman, Whitney, Ont., David Neron, Kingston, and Albert Maynes,
- Cecil A. Burgess passed away at
his residence, 82 Cleadon Driveon Sunday, December 26th, 1976, at the age of 61, following a heart
He worked as a Lab attendant at the National Research Council, Ottawa, for 20 years, and retired in 1975. He was
fond of fishing as a hobby.
He was the son of the late Preston H. Burgess and Mrs. Burgess and was
predeceased by his first wife, Helen McArthur Burns, and a sister (Nettie) Mrs.
Gordon Beall, Renfrew, Ontario.
On June 19, 1971, he married Helen Mangione, who survives,
and leaves one son, Kenneth P. Burgess, Ottawa, and a sister, Mrs. John T. (Lola)
The body rested at the McEvoy and Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent Street, Ottawa, where service was conducted in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 29th,
at Father Patrick Playfair officiated.
Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in the Spring.
Pallbearers were: Lyle Burgess, Beachburg; Fred Forsythe, Pakenham; Robert
Renwick, Almonte; Kenneth Burns, Frank Alberti and John Mangione, Ottawa.
parade story in New Yorknewspaper
- The following article on the
Pakenham Christmas parade appeared in the Dec 10 Wall Street Journal and was
given to the Chronicle Pakenham correspondent.
Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow, but the Chicken Pox got here first.
Santa is coming anyway. He had chicken pox before back in the winter of 1911 and
isn't worried about catching it again. But lots of folks are worried about
catching it or already have it, and may stay home tomorrow instead of taking
part in the welcoming parade.
Which means that of all the Christmas celebrations around the globe, there is at
least one, this tiny population of 371 rural communities annual do -it-yourself
Santa Claus parade, that may not be bigger than ever this year.
The parade here is no match in any case for the televised Thanksgiving and
Christmas extravaganzas put on by the big department stores, Macy's in New York, Gimbels in Philadelphia, Hudsons in Detroitand Eatons in Torontospend hundreds of thousands of dollars on
theirs. But this cattle raising community, 40 miles from Ottawaand hundreds of other small towns continue
to stage their own celebrations. The town of Pakenhamis spending say $125 and individual
residents spend some of their own money.
Float is threatened
Chicken pox certainly is complicating things. Mrs. Esther Timmins says she may
have to forget about her Dairy Fare Float saluting Dairy Products. One of the
girls who were supposed to ride on it came down with chicken pox last weekend on
a 4 -H outing, and the other girls were all exposed to it.
Mrs. Lois Timmins, Esther Timmins' daughter -in -law, is worried about her
Raggedy Ann and Andy float. Her three children Scott 10, Paul 8 and Julie 6,
were all exposed to the disease at school and Julie and her cousin Erica are
supposed to be Raggedy Ann and Andy.
Come what may the parade will go on. A pox on it isn't going to stop it. Santa
will arrive on a sleigh rigged by Jim Barr and pulled by Evan Keatley's tractor.
By when the parade leaves the playing field for
the 1/2 mile trip across town practically everybody will have contributed energy
or farm equipment to the affair.
The fact that everybody pitches in, on parade day, and during all the weeks
leading up to it is what makes the parade a success every year. A former
Pakenham resident recalls a poem that captures the flavour of the event.
The fun's homemade
And all you could want
At the big parade
In Pakenham, Ontario.
One suspects that the former Pakenham resident manufactured the poem on the
spot. Nobody in Pakenham, or in all of Ontariocould be found who had ever heard of it.
Still it rings true. The object here is entirely fun whereas the big department
store parades are partly designed to impress potential customers. And Pakenham
parade sure is homemade.
"People here can stand on their own feet and they want Pakenham recognized
as a town that can do that," says Jutta Barker who has recently moved here
Noah on a Wagon
So every year, people take their
farm equipment out of their barns and put together the Christmas parade.
Assorted pick -up trucks, hay wagons and tractors are volunteered, community and
church group decorate the vehicles and children rummage for Hallowe'en costumes.
The floats depend on the ingenuity of the residents. Among other things, this
year's parade will include the local Anglican church's Noah's Arkon a hay wagon.
A highlight this year will be a fly past by five private planes. As usual, four
members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's famed Musical Ride will lead the
parade. The Mounties stable the show horses near here.
Anyone can get in the parade and many do. "Last year I saw a bunch of kids
freezing on the corner when I drove by on my float," says Harry Barr, Jim's
cousin , so I just invited them to hop aboard.
If a sizeable group of onlookers shows up tomorrow the parade may just go around
the block twice," figures Ian Paige a local shopowner.
Even without chicken pox, the parade sometimes has problems. The route was
shortened a while back when floats could not navigate the icy hill. And last
year Jack Wall, a paunchy civil servant, who was supposed to be Santa Claus,
never showed up. "A terrible catastrophe," he concedes. He says
someone who was supposed to give him a ride to the parade failed to arrive.
Also there won't be a band this year. The one from nearby Carleton Placethat usually performs has folded. It is
hoped that transistor radios, massed on one float and all tuned to, the same
musical station will take up the slack.
Jutta Barker and her husband Michael, an engineer will decide who wins the $25
prize for the best float. Mrs. Barker thinks Pakenham may be the voluntarism
capital of Canada.
"I've only been here four months she says, and I already have a Brownie
Troop and I'm judging this parade".
Dr. Rolf K. Bach is shown presenting Mrs. Hanna McArton with a gift
on behalf of the staff of the Almonte General Hospital at a reception held last
Sunday at the Legion Home to honour Mrs. McArton on the occasion of her
retirement from a nursing career spanning over 30 years.
- Christina Beatrice (Lillie)
Baxter of Pakenham, a lifetime resident of the area, died on November 9,1975. She was predeceased by her husband
William Baxter whom she married in 1927. Born in Kinburn in 1900 she was also
predeceased by her parents William John Lillie and Susan Lyon.
Mrs. Baxter was a member of the Pakenham Senior Citizen's Club and the Pakenham
She is survived by a daughter Shirley (Mrs. Ed Mebril) of West Point, Virginia, U.S.A., a brother James Lillie of Kinburn and a
sister Mary (Mrs. H Caldwell) of Arnprior. Mrs. Baxter leaves three
grandchildren Bobby, Nancy and Leslie. She was predeceased by brothers Allan,
Roy, Mac and Bruce Lillie and two sisters Jean (Mrs. Reg Serson) and Margaret
(Mrs. Don Caldwell).
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend H D Roberts on Wednesday, November
12, at the Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in St Mark's Anglican
cemetery in Pakenham. The pallbearers were Bruce Serson, Robert Lillie, James
Lillie, Arnold Polk, Ernest Cavanagh and Eric Craig.
- Herbert Norman Fumerton of Ottawaand formerly of Arnprior, died in OttawaCivicHospitalon Wednesday, November 12, at the age of 39,
after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. WilbertFumerton.
After receiving his education in Arnprior Public and High schools, he was
employed for many years by Ontario Hydro. He wasa member of the UnitedChurchand in recent years was an active member of
the Anglican Community of Ottawa at St George's, St Christopher's and the Anglican Social
He is survived by his brother, Bill, of Brampton; and sisters Mary (Mrs. W A Craig of Ottawa; Lorraine(Mrs. Barrie Hanson) of Carp; Harriet (Mrs.
Warren Campbell); Audrey (Mrs. Ted Bayford); Alma (Mrs. Ken McNab) and
Shirlianne (Mrs. Harvey Ellis) of Arnprior; and his nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Boyce Funeral Home on Friday,
November 14, with Reverend Ian MacDonald and Reverend Charles Boole
officiating. Burial was in ArnpriorCemetery.
The pallbearers were Harvey Ellis, Ted Brydges, Phil Bayford, Robbie Bayford,
Randy McNab and Richard Fumerton.
- Russell Remigus Levi passed
away in the A & DMemorialHospitalNovember 16th after a brief illness. He was
born February 20, 1905the son of the late Michael H Levi and his
wife Maria Bond. He was educated in Pakenham and Arnprior schools. He worked
with the Department of Justice in Ottawaand then for 13 years in the Post Office in
He is survived by two brothers Robert Francis and John Peter, and three sisters,
(Leeta) Mrs. Alex Holbein, (Alice) Mrs. John Shaw and (Jean) Mrs. Harvey Shaw.
He was a member of Elgin Street Baptist church. He was Worshipful Master of
Madawaska Lodge 196 for the 1954 -55 term. A memorial Masonic service was held
on Tuesday evening November 18.
The funeral was conducted November 19, from the chapel of the Boyce Funeral Home
at with the Rev M R Simmons officiating.
Interment was in the WhiteLakecemetery.
Pallbearers were; Kenneth Campbell, Carl Graham, Arthur Levi, Harold Levi ,
Wayne Levi and Sandy Holbein.
- Denis L Sine of RR 1 Pakenham,
died at the CarletonPlaceHospitalon Monday, November 17, 1975. Mr. Sine had farmed in PakenhamTownshipfor the past seven years. Born in Pembroke Ontarioin 1933, he received his education there. He
was a former member of the Ottawa Fire Department for 16 years.
He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J Ross Sine, Ottawa, his wife Myrlad Margaret Paget, 3 sons,
Brock of Calgary, Steven of Arnprior, Derrick at home, one daughter Donna at
home, and grandson Mark of Arnprior, one brother Glenn of Vancouver. He was
predeceased by a brother Marvin.
Funeral services were held from the Carry Funeral Home, Almonte, Ontarioon Wednesday, November 19, with Reverend
Cecil Dodds and Reverend Harold Davis officiating. Cremation was at Pinecrest
- William Harvey Young, a
lifelong resident of the Arnprior area, died in an Ottawahospital January 29, at the age of 67.
Mr. Young was born in McNabTownshipand educated in McNab and Arnprior. He was
successfully self employed as a farmer until retirement in 1966.
He was a member of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church and had been an elder in the
church for nearly 40 years. He was a past president of the Ottawa Valley Seed
Growers, past president of the Arnprior Agricultural Society.
He was a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows for 38 years, was past
Noble Grand of the Vivian IOOF Lodge and past District Deputy of Renfrew
District No 56.
Mr. Young was the son of William and his wife Elizabeth Robertson, both late of
He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Etherington, and had celebrated
their 40th anniversary with family and friends in May.
He is also survived by sons Robert, Edward, Kenneth and David, all of Arnprior;
a daughter Eleanor (Mrs. Len Watt) of Pakenham; a sister Marion (Mrs. Harry
Slaughter) of Arnprior; and eight grandchildren.
A sister Gladys and a brother John predeceased him.
A funeral service was held at the Boyce Funeral Home on Saturday, January 31. A
church service was held at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church under the direction
of Reverend Leo Hughes. Burial is in ArnpriorCemetery.
Milton Symington, Kenneth Brydges, Rhinhart Mathisen, Mac MacMillan, Duncan
Campbell, and Duncan Miller served as pallbearers. The session of St Andrew's
Presbyterian Church served as honorary pallbearers.