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Newspaper Clippings - Book # 4 - Section 11

Keith Thompson, Clayton, Ontario - 27February, 2001


St. Paul's Anglican Church, Almonte, was the scene of a pretty autumn wedding on September 21, at 2 p.m. when Miss Bernice Jean Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Campbell was united in marriage to Mr. Gary Edward Houston, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Houston. Canon J. W. R. Meakin performed the ceremony and Mrs. Russell Kenny provided the wedding music with Mr. Carl Sadler as soloist. Standards of white and pink gladioli decorated the church and the pews were marked with white ribbon and lily of the valley. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was charming in a gown of peau-de-soie, fashioned with a fitted bodice, scalloped neckline and lily point sleeves. The bell-shaped skirt fell into a chapel train and her veil of tulle illusion was held by a crown of matching material trimmed with seed pearls. She carried a cascade bouquet of sweetheart red roses and ivy. The attendants, Miss Ruth Dolan, cousin of the bride, as maid of honour, Miss Barbara Campbell, sister of the bride and Miss Grace Brydges as bridesmaids wore frocks of organza over taffeta with matching head-dresses in pastel shade of yellow, mint green and apricot. They carried bouquets of white, yellow and bronze mums, Little Miss Darlene Campbell, niece of the bride was prettily dressed in a frock of deep pink nylon chiffon with matching headband and carried a basket of white and pink baby mums. Mr. James Brown of Ottawa acted as best man for his cousin and the guests were ushered by Mr. Bruce Stewart and Leonard Drynan. Master Rodney Houston, cousin of the bridegroom was ring-bearer. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church hall which was largely attended by friends from Ottawa, Carleton Place, Almonte, Fitzroy Harbour and White Lake. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Houston left on a short trip, the bride travelling in a fitted dress of winter white brocade trimmed with white fir, white fur hat, red accessories and corsage of red roses. On their return, the young couple took up residence at 37 Farm St., Almonte.


HALPENNY - CODE - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Halpenny wish to announce the engagement of their , daughter, Mary Ellen (Halpenny) to Fredrick Ivan Code, son of Mr. William Code and the late Mrs. Code of Carleton Place, RR 1. Marriage to take place May 15 at St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton, Ontario.

Clayton Loses Popular Resident Through Death

The community was shocked by the sudden passing of J. Wilfred Halpenny, of Clayton, on Sunday evening May 17th, at Perth, Ont. The funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon from St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton. The Rev. Maurice Oldham, assisted by the Rev. Jas. Elliott and the Rev. Edwin Allsopp, conducted the funeral service. Interment was made in St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Clayton. Mr. Halpenny was the second eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newton C. Halpenny. He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Jean Stewart of Toronto; two brothers, Edwin and Albert of Lanark Twp., and one sister, Ann, of Almonte. Honorary Pallbearers: Russell Borrowman, Ernie Halpenny, Ronnie Hughes, Frank McCutcheon, Harry Palmer, Herbert Rath, Alex Virgin. Active Pallbearers: William Bellamy, William Halpenny, Fredrick Lunny, Ernie Moulton, Arthur Munro and Alex Rintoul.

Mary Ellen Halpenny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Halpenny, Almonte, RR No, 2, who graduated September 14, 1964 from the Brockville General Hospital School of Nursing. She received an award for highest standing in Obstetrical Nursing theory and practice, tying with two other graduates.

Mr. J. L. (Johnnie) Erskine, owner of Almonte's large and thriving IGA store who with his staff attended the 12th anniversary party of the Ottawa Division of the IGA on May 28th at the Chateau Laurier. (Photo by James)


When Diana Meakin, daughter of Canon and Mrs. J. W. R. Meakin of Ottawa was united in marriage to Douglas Miller of Woodstock, Ontario, the bride's brother, the Reverend Allan Meakin of Grande Prairie, Alberta, officiated. The bride's father pronounced the blessing. The Reverend E. S. Davis, rector of St. Stephen's Church Ottawa where the marriage took place on August 15th, was the celebrant at the Holy Eucharist. Given in marriage by her eldest brother, Dr. J. W. Meakin, the bride wore a floor length gown of French faille with appliqued bodice extended into the train, cap sleeves with sabrina neckline. Her shoulder length bouffant veil was crowned with a coronet of French faille and pearls. She wore a pearl droplet with earrings to match, and carried a Prayer Book, the gift of the bridegroom, with a semi-cascade of white gardenia and yellow rosebuds. The maid of honour, Miss Margot Passy, and the bridesmaids, Miss Diana Parker, Miss Leanna Miller, and Miss Elizabeth Anderson wore floor length gowns of apple green peau de soie with hair-bows to match. The maid of honour carried bronze mums and yellow gladioli, and the bridesmaids yellow Shasta mums. Sharon Meakin was flower girl and wore a floor length white eyelet gown with green sash and headband and carried pink rosebuds. Christopher Meakin, the ring bearer, wore a white shantung suit with a red carnation. The groom was attended by Mr. William Close. The ushers were Mr. Dennis Vollmershausen, Mr. David Meakin, Mrs. Geoffrey Meakin. Mrs. Donald Meakin was soloist and Mr. J. H. Cottrell, organist. The reception was held in St. Stephen's Parish Hall. After their honeymoon in Quebec City at the Chateau Frontenac, Mr. and Mrs. Miller will reside in Kingston, Ontario, where Mr. Miller is taking his Master's degree at Queen's University, and Mrs. Meakin (Miller) will be a clinical instructress at Kingston General Hospital.

40th Wedding Anniversary of' Appleton Couple

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Syme of Appleton were "At Home" to their friends and neighbors on Oct. 5th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10, the occasion being their fortieth wedding anniversary. On Oct. 3rd, 1923, Rev. W. H. Green of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Almonte united in marriage, Annie Mildred Proctor, daughter of the late J. R. Proctor and Mrs. Proctor to Hubert Aberdeen Syme, son of the late James G. Syme and Mrs. Syme of Appleton. Irene Syme, now Mrs. Louis Persman and the late Nelson Proctor were the attendants. Their family consists of three sons and one daughter, Orville Syme of Pakenham, Nelson Syme of Appleton and (one boy and girl deceased). There are also four grandchildren, Brian and Elizabeth Ann and Glen and Karen Ann. A large number called in the afternoon and evening including: relatives and friends from St. Clair, Mich.; North Bay, Ottawa, South March, Cobden, Arnprior, Carp, Pakenham, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Ashton, Carleton Place, and Clayton. They received so many beautiful gifts, cards, and flowers. Among them from neighbors and friends was a beautiful studio couch and cushions and also a beautiful floor lamp. A lunch was served afternoon and evening by Appleton W.I. ladies along with anniversary cake. During the afternoon several pictures were taken both inside and outside. Those Pouring tea were: Mrs. W. T. James, Mrs. Andrew Ford, Mrs. Robt. Reid. Mrs. Walter Drummond, Mrs. Mabel Syme, Mrs. Florence Syme, Mrs. R. R. McKenzie, Miss Lucy Watchorn, Miss Eliza Hilliard, Mrs. Borden Hilliard, Mrs. Herbert Howie and Mrs. Harvey Gourley.


Mr. Alfred Ireton of Clayton observed his 97th birthday on Wed., Mar. 31. The Clayton correspondent, Mrs. Alex Virgin refers to him as Clayton's grand Old Man and he certainly deserves that title in every way. Mr. Ireton has always been blessed with most remarkable health and vigor. His many friends extend their best wishes for continued health on his way to the 100 mark.


THOMAS EDWARD MUNRO - The death occurred in Almonte General Hospital, Monday, March 29 (1964) of Thomas Edward Munro, following an illness of six months at the age of 79 years. Born at Clayton, Ontario on Nov. 27, 1885 he was a son of the late Thomas Munro and his wife Martha Matilda Shane. He leaves his wife Lillian Elizabeth Hankin, four sons and two daughters: Gordon of Toronto; Archie, New Westminster, B.C.; Edward and Willard of Almonte; Martha of Carleton Place; Helen of Almonte and 36 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday, March 31st at 2 p.m. from the Comba Funeral Home where service was held. Canon Ploughman officiated and interment was in the United Church Cemetery, Clayton, Ont. The pallbearers were: John Box, George Tasker, Ted Sonnenburg, Herb Rath, Carl Fisher, Ronald McConeghy.

Congregation Bids Goodbye To Rector and Wife

The Church wardens and members of St. Paul's Church held an "At Home" in the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 19th to bid farewell to their Rector and his wife and family. The hall was filled with parishioners and friends from three to five o'clock. Tea was poured and refreshments served. During the afternoon Mr. S. H. Morton presented Canon Meakin with a Holiday Transistor Radio from the teachers and pupils of the Sunday School, and Mr. Jack Smithson presented Canon and Mrs. Meakin with a substantial cheque from the Congregation. Mr. E. H. Winslow-Spragge introduced the presentation with a short address of appreciation to which Canon Meakin and Mrs. Meakin replied: "We have enjoyed nearly eight years of residence in this well-kept rectory and worshipping in such a beautiful church with its unique setting beside green lawns and river bank" said Mrs. Meakin. And Cannon Meakin in his reply said: "I have always tried to present Jesus Christ to you as a wonderful Friend. I trust we may ever to continue in that friendship," and pointing to the golden ribbon with which the Sunday School gift had been tied, he added, "I am sure these ribbons tell us that we shall all meet again in our eternal Home."


MRS. MARGARET CODE - A pioneer of Bounty, (Sask.) district, Mrs. Margaret (McMunn) Code, passed away Sunday, March 28th, 1965 in the Outlook Union Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral service was held in the Bounty United Church at 2 p.m., Wed., March 31st, with the Rev. J. Mayne officiating. Burial was in the Fertile Valley Cemetery with Dampsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born in Clayton, February 10th, 1891, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward McMunn, she was married to Mr. Ben. Code in 1913 and they farmed in the Bounty, (Sask.) district. They retired in 1948. Mr. Code predeceased her in 1955. Mrs. Code was an active participant in community efforts and contributed greatly to the heritage of Bounty district until ill health prevented her from taking part. The high esteem in which she was held was fully indicated in the many floral tributes and memorials from friends and neighbors. She is survived by a daughter, Madeline, Mrs. Roy Dahl of Regina, a son Fordyce of Bounty, two grandchildren Mrs. Dr. Kim of Regina, Cheryl of Bounty and two great grandchildren. A private service was held for the family at 11.30 am. At the service at 2 p.m. the choir accompanied by Mrs. Kennedy sang one of Mrs. Code's favorite anthems, "When they ring those Golden Bells for you and me." Hymns sung were, "the Lord is My Shepherd" and "Coming Home." Pallbearers were Gordon Fearnside, Colin Henderson, Cecil Lewis, Roy Lewis, Sidney Weldon and Lorne Clark. Mrs. Code had several cousins the Clayton District.

JAMES, Lottie Alice - At Almonte General Hospital on Tuesday, March 2, 1965, Lottie Alice Langstaff, beloved wife of the late Edward James and the late Gavin Gilmour by a former marriage, in her 81st year. Resting at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte, for service on Thursday at 2 p.m. Entombment Auld Kirk cemetery vault. Interment in the Spring.
Presentation To Rev. M. Oldham And His Wife

It was with deep regret that the Rev. Maurice F. Oldham, R. D. of Lanark, resigned the parish of Clayton, Innisville and Franktown due to ill health to take effect June 30th. Mr. Oldham came to Clayton from Merrickville nine years ago. A son of the late Dr. Edmund and Mrs. Oldham of Chatsworth. He graduated from Wycliffe College, Toronto and was ordained in All Saints Church, Windsor on June 5th, 38 years ago. The following year he married the former Miss Agnes Henry of Owen Sound and they served in parishes in Huron and Ontario diocese before coming to Ottawa. Mr. Oldham has been Rural Dean of Lanark for three years and secretary-treasurer of the Lanark-Arnprior Clericus for nine years. Mrs. Oldham is a Life Member of the W.A. and has been Girls Links secretary of the Deanery for six years. During this term they won the Trophy for Ottawa Diocese twice and tied with Pembroke another year. They have been friends to all their people. Before leaving for their home in Owen Sound, the Wardens and Congregations of St. George's Clayton and St. John's, Innisville, presented them with a generous cheque in token of their appreciation of service rendered. The members of the J.O.Y. Club of Clayton and their leader, Mrs. Kellough expressed their regret to the Rev. M. F. and Mrs. Oldham and presented them with a gift which was much appreciated. Rev. Arthur Henderson, newly ordained Deacon will be in charge of services in Clayton parish during June and July.


CURRIE, John Keating - In hospital, Almonte, Ontario, on Thursday, December 9th, 1965. John Keating Currie, beloved husband of Mary Ellen Munro and dear father of John. Lois (Mrs. Donald Arthur), Blakeney; Stuart and Merrill, Sudbury; Venneita (Mrs. Jack Arthur), Carmel (Mrs. Stanley Ohlke) and Carl, Almonte; dear brother of Stewart, Pakenham; Nellie (Mrs. Ira McLaughlin), Grand Prairie, Alberta; and Annie, (Mrs. Grant Gunn), Clayton. Predeceased by Daniel, James and Earl. In his 72nd year. Service was held from the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte, on Sunday, December 12th, at 2.30 p.m. Interment Clayton United Cemetery.


A pretty wedding took place on Saturday, May 15 at St. George 's Anglican Church, Clayton when Mary Ellen Halpenny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Halpenny, RR 2, Almonte, became the bride of Mr. Frederick Ivan Code, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Code of Innisville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. E. Allsopp of Ottawa. Mr. Stanley Hughton, uncle of the bride, was organist and Robert Hughton, cousin of the bride, sang O Perfect Love during the signing of the Register. The best man was Mr. Wm. Code, brother of the groom. Matron of honour Mrs. Sam Millar, Smiths Falls. Miss Mary James and Miss Beverly Evans were bridesmaids. Barbara Loynes of Ottawa was flower girl. Ushers were Bill Halpenny, brother of the bride and Orville Cooke. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore white floor length whisper taffeta with lace panel overskirt of organza embroidered with sequins, lace bodice with lily point sleeves. A shoulder length veil was held in place with rose of crystalet. Bridesmaids in identical street length, pale blue crystalet over taffeta and carried white and pink carnations. Flower girl in yellow crystalet over taffeta and carried a basket of Shasta daises. The bride's bouquet was of pink roses, pink carnations and white stephanotis. For travelling the bride donned a three piece double knit suit in deep pink with pink and black accessories and corsage of white mums. Guests were present from Chapleau, Brockville, Ottawa and Smiths Falls. On their return from Prince Edward Island they will reside on the groom's farm in Scotch Corners.

MORRISON, Verna Elizabeth - In hospital, Friday, May 6, 1966, Verna E. Halpenny, of 12 Julian Avenue, widow of William R. Morrison, mother of the late Grace and Keith Morrison, dear grandmother of Marion, William, Adrian and Howard, Morrison. Resting at the Radmore Stewart Funeral Home, 1319 Wellington street at Grange Avenue, where friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday). Service in chapel Monday, 11 a.m. Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte, Ont.

STEWART M. PATERSON - The death occurred at the Almonte General Hospital on Monday, Feb. 8th of Stewart Morrison Paterson in his 64th year, a life long resident of Ramsay. Mr. Paterson was the second son of the late James S. Paterson and his wife Jessie McArthur. He was born on the 6th line of Ramsay where he resided until June 1930 when he married Luella A. Poole. He then moved to the Naismith farm on the Clayton road where be resided until his death. Left to mourn his loss besides his widow are one son Delmer, and his wife Dorothy on the homestead, and two daughters, Mary of Ottawa and Marjorie at home and one brother Wilbert. Six grandchildren also survive. A brother Harvey predeceased him in Jan., 1945. The funeral was held on Wed., Feb. 10th from the Comba Funeral Home. Service was conducted by the Rev. D. Leslie Elder. Flower-bearers were four nephews, Gordon Paterson, George, Harold and Arthur McKay. Pallbearers were Wilbert McKay, Ernie Giles, Earl Cowan, Joseph Tims, Jack Mann and Alex McArthur. Many beautiful floral tributes were received, among which were some from Ottawa, Almonte, Arnprior, Perth, Pakenham, Carleton Place, Morrisburg, Lloydminster and Wainwright, Alberta attesting to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. One special arrangement was from his little niece and godchild, Brenda Cowan. Entombment was in St. Mark's Cemetery Vault at Pakenham, where Rev. C. C. Conliffe conducted prayers.


HAMILTON - In loving memory of dear little Ivan (Hamilton) who passed away so suddenly on November 13, 1962.

Time goes on with many changes,

Joys and sorrows, smiles and tears,

But sweet memories of our little loved one

Will continue through the years.

Mummy, Daddy, Sisters and Brothers.


DRYNAN - LEE - Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Drynan wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Ellen (Drynan), and Donald Erwin Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Lee, of Carleton Place.

CURRIE - NEILSON - The United Church manse in Carleton Place was the scene of a quiet but pretty double ring ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1965, when Rev. McLean united in marriage Leila Neilson and Gordon A. Currie of Ramsay township. The bride wore a blue double knit suit with beige accessories and wore a corsage of red roses. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Currie, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. Following the ceremony a buffet luncheon was held for some thirty guests at the home of the groom's brother in Almonte, the rooms being tastefully decorated for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Currie will reside on the groom's farm near Almonte.

JOHN KEATING CURRIE - The death occurred in the Almonte General Hospital on Dec. 9. 1965 of John Keating Currie in his 72nd year. He was born in Dalhousie Township, Jan. 11. 1894, a son of the late Thomas Currie and his wife Ann Jane Keating. When very I young he moved with his parents to a farm at Clayton where he lived until his death. On September 20, 1916 he was married to Mary Ellen Munro of Galbraith who survives to mourn his loss, also four sons and three daughters: John and Lois (Mrs. Don Arthur), Blakeney; Stuart and Merrill, Sudbury; Carmel (Mrs. Stan Ohlke), Venneita (Mrs. Jack Arthur) and Carl all of Almonte and 19 grandchildren, one brother Stewart, Pakenham and two sisters, Nellie (Mrs. Ira McLaughlin), Grand Prairie, Alta.; Annie (Mrs. Grant Gunn, Clayton. Three brothers predeceased him, Dan, James and Earl. The funeral was held from the Kerry Funeral Home and interment in the United Cemetery, at Clayton, Rev. Edgar Davey officiated. The pallbearers were six nephews: Don Currie, George Currie, Ronald Gunn, Arnold Gunn, Carman Munro and John Munro. The many beautiful floral tributes received were an expression of the esteem in which he was held.


MRS. EDWARD JAMES - Following an illness of three weeks, Mrs. Edward James, a lifelong resident of this community passed away at the Almonte General Hospital on Tuesday, March 2nd, 1965 in her 81st year. Born at Tatlock, her maiden name was Lottie Alice Langstaff, daughter of the late John Langstaff and his wife Mary Rintoul. She was twice married, first to Gavin Gilmour who predeceased her in 1931. Later she married Edward James of Almonte who also predeceased her in 1958. She was a resident of Almonte for many years but on account of failing health had made her home for the past two years with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Lindsay, Pakenham, RR 1. She leaves five sons and two daughters: Maurice of Lancaster; Muriel, Mrs. Wilfred Lindsay of Pakenham; Kathleen, Mrs. Norman Hogg, Ottawa; Wilfred, Pakenham; Lloyd, Niagara Falls; Howard, of Toronto and Arnold of Stittsville. Mrs. James was a member of Almonte United Church and latterly of Blakeney United Church. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Almonte and the United Church Women. The funeral service was held on Thursday, March 4 at the Kerry Funeral Home with Rev. W. L. Henley and Rev. H. F. Skoutajan officiating. Entombment was in the Auld Kirk Cemetery vault and interment will be made in the Auld Kirk Cemetery in the Spring. The pallbearers were Kenneth Penman, Lorne James, Leonard Stanley, Clarence Boal, Charles Symington and John F. Smithson.

Celebrates 85th Birthday

On Friday, September 16th, a very pleasant birthday party was held for Mrs. (M. Loretta Robertson) W. J. Miller, who was 85 years young that day. Friends and relatives from far and near came to help her celebrate this happy occasion. As well as those who came to wish her well, Mrs. Miller received greetings from such widely separated parts of Canada as Nova Scotia, British Columbia and places in between, and from Germany. Mrs. Miller is deeply appreciative of these many gestures of friendship and good will.


ANNIE WALKER LINDSAY - The death of Annie Walker (Scott) Lindsay occurred at her home, 204 Parkview Blvd., Almonte, Ont., suddenly on Friday, Nov. 12. 1965. Mrs. Lindsay was born at Cedar Hill, May 10, 1889, daughter of the late Richard Scott and his wife Caroline McMunn. Annie Walker Scott was married to John Lindsay at Cedar Hill on Oct. 8. 1912. Her husband survives and one daughter, Margaret, (Mrs. Archie Lockhart) of Almonte, and one grandchild, Donald. Also surviving is one brother, W. A. Scott of Pakenham. She was predeceased by one sister, Mrs. Milton Lindsay of Pakenham Township. Mrs. Lindsay was a member of the Almonte United Church. She was keenly interested in community and church work. She was a life member of W.M.S. of Almonte United Church, North Lanark Agricultural Society and Ramsay Women's Institute, of which she has been treasurer for a number of years. The large funeral from the Kerry Funeral Home was held on Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, and was a fitting tribute to this lady. Rev. Skoutajan officiated. The pallbearers were; Harold Robertson, J. L. Erskine, Clare Syme, Robert Cochran, Jack Toshack and Ronald Lindsay. Interment was it the Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte.


LINDSAY - We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our relatives and neighbours and many friends for their expressions of sympathy and many acts of kindness extended to us during our recent bereavement and since the death of our dear wife (Annie Walker Scott) and mother. John Lindsay, Archie, Margaret and Don Lockhart.

Royal Canadian Legion display in the window of Mr. Ivan Duncan's Barber Shop on Mill Street, commemorating Remembrance Day. The display was designed by Comrade Gordon VanDusen, chairman of the Legion Poppy campaign, assisted by President Reg. Morton. (Photo by James)



The boys stepped out so proudly

When they heard the call to arms.

They didn't wait for raises in I their pay

The big boys on The Hill smiled, and waved them on until

The war was won, one happy day in May.

Oh some were left behind

And some returned quite blind

And some came in a basket you all know.

Do we ever stop and say, what we owe these lads today

The brave one's who were not afraid to go?

Oh, one day in November.

Perhaps they do remember,

When we hear the bugle sounding on The Hill.

Buy a poppy, drop a tear.

For the boys no longer here

And don't forget "the Old Boys" with us still.

A MOTHER - Ottawa.

Bishop E. S. Reed Visits St. Paul's

On Sunday evening past the Rt. Rev. E. S. Reed, Bishop of Ottawa, administered the sacred rite of Confirmation in St. Paul's Church. The following young members of the congregation were confirmed: Stephen Boyes, Roy Brydges, Stephen Brydges, Bruce Doddridge, Greg Harrup, Ross McPhail, Harold McPhail, David Melvin, Glen Stanley, Robert Stewart, Barbara Cook, Jennifer Gomme, Elizabeth McDougall, Susan Patton, Robyn Reid, Susan Thurston, Norma Jean VanDusen, Joanne Wylie. During the service the Bishop presented Honour Awards to Alice Anderson and Judi Cook who had given faithful and devoted service in St. Paul's Girl's Auxiliary. Immediately following the Confirmation Service the Bishop blessed and officially opened the Parish House on Clyde Street. This building was formerly the home of Mr. James Savage. After the Episcopal functions a reception was held in the Church Hall and refreshments were served by the Altar Guild assisted by the A.Y.P.A.


FULTON , John and Elaine are happy to announce the arrival of Heather Elaine (Fulton), 7 lbs. 7 oz., on January 1st, 1967, in Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital.

Almonte Loses Oldest Resident In James Savage

Almonte lost its oldest citizen on Tuesday, June l5th (1965) when James Savage passed away in the Almonte General Hospital in his 96th Year. Blessed with a remarkable physique, he had enjoyed good health until very recently when he suffered a fall at his home. Mr. Savage was the youngest of eight children born to Patrick Savage and his wife Frances Lennon who farmed in Lanark Township on what was the first Crown Grant in the neighbourhood, received in 1825. In his early life Mr. Savage taught school in the country schools for a number of years. He in moved to Almonte in 1922 and worked in the Registry Office for 32 years, being appointed Registrar 11 years before his retirement. Mr. Savage was an active member of St. Paul's Anglican Church for many years and served on the Almonte Board of Education. At the age of 82 he took art lessons, and made a number of interesting paintings in the next eight years. He took a keen interest in current affairs up until the time of his death. In December 1920, he married Miss Elizabeth Susan Tripp of Montreal who predeceased him in May 1959. He leaves five nieces and one nephew. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home on Friday, June 18th to St. Paul's Anglican Church for service at 11 a.m. Canon Henry Ploughman officiated. Interment was in the family plot in St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour.


Bishop H. F. Appleyard of Kitchener addressed a large congregation in St. Paul's Church, Chatsworth, Ontario on Sunday, November 13th. The rector, Rev. W. F. Browne, R. D., conducted the Holy Communion and Bishop Appleyard dedicated a large Desk Prayer Book, the gift of Mrs. Maurice Oldham, in loving memory of her husband the Rev. Maurice F. Oldham, who passed to higher service on Nov. 27, 1965. Bishop Appleyard spoke of Mr. Oldham's love of the Prayer Book and his devotion to his Lord. Friends of the family were present from Toronto, Owen Sound and the three congregations of the parish all joined in the service.



The death occurred, due to an accident, on Thursday, February 25, 1965, of Fraser Wilson McMunn in his 62nd year. He was the only son of his late parents, John McMunn and Estella Huffman. His birthplace was Cashel, North Dakota. In 1926 Mr. McMunn was married in St. George's Church, Clayton, to Alice Catherine Rath who survives, along with one son Ronald F. McMunn of Stittsville and two daughters Buela, Mrs. Ronald Cooke of Stittsville and Margaret, Mrs. Rodney Palmer of Vancouver, B.C. His only sister, Ellen survives and lives in Miami, Florida. There are six grandchildren. Mr. McMunn was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Hazeldean, where the funeral was held on Monday, March 1, conducted by Rev. R. Crossley, Rector, assisted by Rev. W. J. Belford, a former rector. The honorary pallbearers were Leo Shearer, John Dawson and Harold Kidd, members of the Ottawa Suburban Road Commission, Harry Deugo and Ernie Bradley of Stittsville and Kenneth Robertson of Almonte. The pallbearers were Edwin Halpenny and George Robertson of Almonte and four nephews, James, Elmer, Clare and Raymond Rath. In Memoriam tributes, donations to the Bible Society and many floral pieces were received. Interment was in St. George's Cemetery, Clayton. At the time of his death, Mr. McMunn was Superintendent of the Ottawa Suburban Road Commission.

MUNRO, Margaret Edna - At the Almonte General Hospital, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1966, Margaret Edna Munro, beloved wife of Ernest Munro, dear mother of (Eileen) Mrs. Wilbert McLeod, Niagara Falls; Dan, John, Kenneth, (Wilma) Mrs. W. E. Munro, Carman; Marion of Almonte, (Muriel) Mrs. John Terpstra of Sudbury; Delbert and Howard, deceased, in her 69th year. Resting at the Comba Funeral Home, Church Street, Almonte, where service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Interment United cemetery, Clayton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation.

MRS. ELIJAH GILES - The funeral of the late Mrs. Elijah W. Giles, who died Thursday, Jan. 5, 1967, at Shail's Nursing Home, Carleton Place, was held from the Comba Funeral Home, Almonte, on January 7 1967. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. V. Maxwell in St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton, thence to United Church vault. Interment will take place in the Spring at St. George's Cemetery, Clayton. The deceased was the former Ella Jane Thompson, born in Ramsay, August 6, 1878, a daughter of the late Robert Thompson and Charlotte Sheppard. She was predeceased by her husband, Elijah, on December 6, 1951. Survivors include one son, Warner, of Ramsay and five daughters, Miss Marjorie Giles, (Myrtle), Mrs. Wilfred Ward, (Alice), Mrs. Clinton W. Crawford, all of Ossining, New York; (Pearl), Mrs. John W. Rowat of Toronto, and (Edith), Mrs. Stewart Comba of Carleton Place, one sister, Mrs. Ada Smalley, Ossining, N.Y., also survives. Mrs. Giles was a devout member of the Anglican Church, active in Women's Auxiliary and Guild, and was also a charter member of the Women's Institute of Union Hall. Pallbearers were Ernie Giles, Lloyd Giles, Howard McNeely, Morris Turner, Edgar Bowland, and Stewart Lalonde. Many beautiful floral tribute were received in her memory.

Fraser McMunn Is Victim In Bus Car Crash

Thursday, Feb. 25th was marked by the worst driving and walking conditions all across the Province in many years. The heavy snowfall was followed by freezing rain that continued at intervals well into the night. The Ontario Highways Department exhorted motorists to stay off the roads with the result that there were fewer accidents than expected. Some persons who worked on the Highways had to travel them and one of these, Fraser Wilson McMunn employed by Ottawa Suburban Road Commission was killed instantly about 11.30 p.m. as he neared his home at Stittsville on his way from work. He was in his 62nd year. His car, a Volkswagen, was in collision with a Colonial Coach Lines Bus near the railway overpass at Bell's Corners. Mr. McMunn was a farmer in Pakenham Township until some 10 years ago when he moved to Stittsville to be nearer his work on the Suburban Roads. He leaves his wife, the former Alice Catherine Rath, two daughters, Beula, Mrs. Ronald Cooke, Stittsville; Margaret, Mrs. Rodney Palmer, Vancouver and one son, Ronald of Stittsville. Mr. McMunn also leaves a host of friends who loved and admired him for his sterling qualities. The funeral was held on Monday, March 1st from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Ronald Cooke to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Hazeldean for service at 1.30 p.m. Interment was in St. George's Cemetery, Clayton.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ivan Code seen following their wedding in St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton, Ontario. The bride is the former Mary Ellen Halpenny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Halpenny of Almonte, and the bridegroom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Code of Carleton Place.

Miss Rosalyn Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Robertson, and Mr. Harold W. L. Giles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Giles whose engagement is announced and whose marriage takes place in Almonte United Church on Saturday, June 12th at 4 p.m.

John A. Watt Fatally Injured In Car Accident

Mr. John Alexander Watt passed away suddenly on December 22nd, as the result of an accident, in his 71st year. Born in Lanark Township on April 13th, 1897, he was the second eldest son of the late James Watt and his wife, Jean Metcalfe. He went overseas in 1917 with the 42nd Regiment. After his return, he spent a number of years in the Western Provinces. Later he bought a farm in Ramsay Township and in 1944 he married Miss Annie Slobodan of Simpson, Sask. Left to mourn his loss besides his wife, are three brothers, James H., Lauchlen and Robert, one sister, Margaret, Mrs. Gordon Hanna; also a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter and son, who died in infancy and three sisters, Jean, Mrs. John Barr, Annie, Mrs. Alex McInnes and Christena, Mrs. Harry Robertson. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 24th, from the Comba Funeral Home, Almonte, with Mr. Geo. Poole officiating. The pallbearers were five neighbours, Lawrence Wark, Joseph Tims, Delmer Paterson, Gordon Currie, Carman Munro and Delmer McKirdy. Interment in the Auld Kirk Cemetery in the spring.

Rev. M. F. Oldham Dies Aged 63

Rev. Maurice F. Oldham well-known rural Eastern Ontario Anglican minister, died Sunday in Owen Sound General and Marine Hospital following a long illness. He was 63. The former Journal correspondent was rector of St. George's Anglican Church in Clayton, St. John's Anglican Church at Innisville and St. James Anglican Church in Franktown, as well as other Ontario parishes. Born at Chatsworth, near Owen Sound, Mr. Oldham was rural dean of Lanark for three years, and was secretary-treasurer of the Lanark Arnprior Clericus for nine years. He is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Robert Vanbuskirk, of Guelph.



Mr. Wilbert Fulton of Pakenham passed away at the Almonte General Hospital on Wednesday, January 4th, 1967, at the age of 71 years. Wilbert Angus Fulton was born in Pakenham Township on 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 his retirement in 1965. As a staunch Presbyterian, he worshipped at Almonte Presbyterian Church. He served on the Board of Managers and in 1946 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 Toronto in 1965. Mr. Fulton was Congregational secretary for 25 years. In 1960 he presented to his beloved Church an electric organ which will serve as a Memorial to him and his faithful service. 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 County Master. In 1921 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 this Minister, the Rev. Gordon Beaton, assisted by the Rev. R. K. Earls, Cobden, and the Rev. D. Leslie Elder, Toronto, a former Minister of Almonte Church. Burial was in the Auld Kirk Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs; Leonard Fulton, Bill Lawson. John Early, Art Lowe, Henry Morphy and Earl Morphy.


Zion United Church, Cedar Hill, was the scene of a very pretty autumn wedding on Saturday, October 15, 1966, when Joan Rachel Lowry, daughter of Mrs. Lowry and the late Howard Lowry became the bride of Gordon Allan Giles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Giles of Union Hall. Rev. Harold Davies officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. John R. Buchanan of Syracuse, N.Y. Her dress was a floor length-sheath of faille over taffeta enhanced with Swiss lace applique with a matching train falling from the waist. A jeweled orchid held her shoulder length veil in place. She carried a bouquet of Golden Wave roses and stephanotis. Miss Shirley Donaldson was maid of honour, and the bridesmaids were Mrs. John Levi, a sister of the groom, and Miss Wilma Guthrie. Catherine Ann Thompson, niece of the bride, was flower girl and wore a floor length dress of golden crepe and carried a basket of bronze mums. The attendants wore identical dresses of gold brocade and golden yellow crepe, made with empire waist lines. They wore bronze mums in their hair, matching their cascade bouquets. The groom was attended by his brother-in-law, John Levi, and the ushers were Bruce Freeman and William Guthrie. Miss Heather Lee Forsythe was soloist and very sweetly sang The Wedding Prayer, The Lord's Prayer and The Voice that Breathed O'er Eden, and was accompanied by Mrs. Harry Freeman. Mr. Freeman was violinist. Dinner was served in St. Andrew's Church Hall, Pakenham, following the ceremony. The young couple left on a honeymoon to New York State and southern Ontario. For travelling the bride wore a heather tone suit with brown accessories. On their return they will reside at 716 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario.


The 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rath was celebrated on Saturday evening with a gathering of friends and neighbours in the Clayton Community Hall. The evening was spent in visiting and dancing and gifts were presented. Refreshments were served. Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Rath for many more years of health, and happiness together.


Mr. and Mrs. William P. Stewart, Lanark, announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen Isabel (Stewart), to Mr. William Halpenny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Halpenny, Almonte. The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 16, in St. Andrew's United Church, Lanark, at 2 p.m.


On Saturday, November 27th 1965, the Reverend Maurice French Oldham died in Owen Sound after a long illness, cheer fully and courageously borne. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Oldham of Chatsworth, Ontario. Mr. Oldham graduated from Wycliffe College in 1927, and was ordained deacon that year in Windsor, Ontario. He was priested in 1929 and was married that same year to Agnes Henry of Owen Sound. He served for 18 years in the Diocese of Huron, then from 1946 to 1956 in the Diocese of Ontario at Camden East and Merrickville, coming to the Diocese of Ottawa as Rector of the Parish of Clayton in 1956. During his ministry at Clayton, Innisville and Franktown, Mr. Oldham was, for nine years, Secretary Treasurer of the Deanery Clericus and Rural Dean of Lanark for three years. In June, 1965, he resigned from his parish due to ill-health and moved to Owen Sound where he served as Honorary Assistant at St. George's Church. He is survived by Mrs. Oldham who is residing in Owen Sound. The funeral service was taken at St. George's, Owen Sound, on St. Andrew's Day, by the Rector, the Venerable L. J. Patterson, and the Right Reverend H. F. Appleyard, Bishop of Georgian Bay, and the Right Reverend E. S. Reed, Bishop of Ottawa. The following clergy of the Deanery of Bruce acted as pallbearers: The Reverends R. Gibson, Thornbury-Clarksburg; S. Bell, Walter's Falls; Thomas Scott, St. Thomas' Church, Owen Sound; W. F. Brown, Chatsworth; 0. J. Laramie, Southampton and J. W. Hofland of Dundalk. Both clergy were held in high respect by their brother priests and were beloved by their parishioners. In their former parishes and in many others, thanksgivings are being offered for their witness. The diocese offers its sympathy to their families in their bereavement and also to the Diocesan Commissioner, who suffered the loss in November of his father, Mr. F. A. Southcott, in London, Ontario. Requiescat in pace.

Mrs. Wilf. Halpenny Dies In Toronto

Kathleen Jean (Stewart) Halpenny, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Halpenny of Clayton, passed away in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, August 12th. She was a daughter of Mrs. S. H. Landowne and the late William Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Halpenny bought the former Banning store in Clayton some 20 years ago. In recent years they also conducted the post office. Prior to coming to Clayton they had resided at Perth, and in Oshawa and Toronto. Mr. Halpenny died, May 17, 1964. The funeral was held from Blair and Son Funeral Home, Perth, to St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton, where service was conducted by Rev. F. Maxwell, assisted by Rev. James Elliott, a cousin of deceased. Burial was made at Clayton Cemetery. The pallbearers were; Arthur Munro, Herbert Rath, William Bellamy, Fred Code, William Halpenny and Allen Bellamy. Expressions of esteem received included donations to the Bible Society and the Heart Fund and a profusion of floral tributes. Among those attending the funeral from out of town were; Mrs. S. H. Lansdowne, Mrs. M. Mountain, Mr. Fred Lunny and Mr. and Mrs. F. McCutcheon, all of Toronto; Mrs. E. Braun, Mrs. James Taggart, Mrs. Lloyd Loynes, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Halpenny, all of Ottawa; Mrs. J. R. McKnight and Mrs. Lionel Nolan of Chapleau, and Rev. And Mrs. James Elliott of Windsor.


In St. George's Church, Clayton, on Saturday, July 2, 1966, Muriel Elaine (Rath), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rath was united in marriage to Mr. John Leonard Fulton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fulton of Cedar Hill. Rev. F. V. Maxwell officiated. The wedding music was provided by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Fraser McMunn. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a full length gown of white rayon taffeta enriched with guipure type lace appliques. Her chapel length veil was held with a seed pearl tiara and she carried a bouquet of red roses. Bridal attendants were Miss Mary Rath, sister of the bride, who wore a blue, street-length dress of nylon lace over taffeta. Miss Shirley Fulton, sister of the groom as bridesmaid wore a pink street length dress of nylon lace over taffeta. Miss Marilyn Timmons, niece of the bride as junior bridesmaid, wore a blue street-length dress of nylon over taffeta with a lace bodice. They wore head pieces to match and carried bouquets of white Shasta daisies and pink carnations. The groom was attended by Mr. Oliver Toop of Cedar Hill. The guests were ushered by Mr. Charles Rath, brother of the bride, and Mr. Brian Bolger, cousin of the groom. The bride's mother wore a dress of white lace over blue taffeta and wore a corsage of pink carnations. The groom's mother wore a suit of pink linen and wore a corsage of white carnations. The bride's travelling outfit was a pink lace two-piece dress with white accessories. The couple will reside in Almonte. Friends attending the wedding were from Cooksville, Picton, Kemptville, Richmond, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte and surrounding district.


St. Andrew's United Church, Pakenham, was the scene of a pretty autumn wedding on September 24th, at 3 p.m., when Miss Mary Ruth Snedden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Snedden of Almonte, became the bride of Mr. James Robert Cochran, son of M and Mrs. Milton B. Cochran, of Almonte. Rev. Winfred L. Henley officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Russell Cochran was organist and Mr. Charles Tate, soloist. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a full length gown of white satin brocade fashion with fitted bodice, lily point sleeves and softly draped skirt. Her bouffant veil was held in place by a small tiara and carried a spray arrangement of regal gold roses, stephanotis and English ivy. Mrs. Margaret Taylor, of Ottawa was matron of honour for her sister and the bridesmaids were Miss Marilyn Syme of Almonte and Miss Jessie Steele of Hamilton. They were gowned alike in floor length gowns of amber crepe. Their matching headpieces were of feathers and they carried arrangements of Shasta daisies, bronze Chrysanthemums and ivy. Mr. John Cochran of Burlington was best man for his brother and the ushers were Mr. Claude Cochran of Almonte and Mr. Gary Taylor of Ottawa. Following a reception in the church parlour, the couple left for a wedding trip to the Maritimes.

Ramsay Couple Observe Their 60th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret J. Robertson) & Robert P. Reid of RR 3, Carleton Place, are receiving the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends and neighbors on the recent observance of their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Reid were entertained Friday evening, June 17, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Holly Lowry, on which occasion they received many beautiful gifts. On Monday, June 27, they were honored at a family dinner at their home. During the afternoon many friends called to wish them well. Messages of congratulations were received from The Queen, Prime Minister Pearson, Hon. John Diefenbaker, Premier Robarts, Hon. George Gomme and Desmond Code, M.P., of Smiths Falls. The Hon. Mr. Gomme presented the couple with a plaque on behalf of Premier Robarts of Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. Reid were married by Rev. Ferguson Miller at the home of the bride's parents at Hall's Mills on June 20th, 1906. They have two sons, Elymir Reid of Carleton Place, and Harvey Reid, of the 9th line of Ramsay. Mrs. Reid has two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Jensen of Stettler, Alberta, and Mrs. Ada Gunn of Almonte, and one brother, John F. Robertson of Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Reid is the last surviving member of his family. The Gazette joins with their host of friends in wishing several more years of happy, healthy life together.


MRS. ERNEST MUNRO - The death occurred suddenly at Almonte General Hospital, Tuesday, Jan. 11th, of a dearly beloved wife and mother, Margaret Edna Munro, in her 67th year, although in failing health for the last seven years. Born November 29, 1898, daughter of the late John Henry Munro and his wife, Margaret Ellen Manary, she lived in Lanark Township and was educated at Galbraith school. She was married at Clayton on March 28, 1917, to Mr. Ernest Munro of Hall's Mills, where they lived for two years and then moved to Ramsay Township, where they farmed and made many friends, until death. Left to mourn her loss besides her husband, are four sons, a four daughters, namely; Eileen (Mrs. Wilbert McLeod), Niagara Falls; Dan, John, Kenneth, Wilma (Mrs. W. E. Munro), Carman and Marion, all of Almonte, and Muriel (Mrs. John Terpstra), Sudbury. Two sons predeceased her, Howard in 1949 and Delbert in 1961. There are 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers, Clifford, Bill and Isaac, of Perth, and three sisters, Mary (Mrs. John Currie), Clayton; Viola (Mrs. Dan Craig), Carleton Place), Gladys (Mrs. Everett Closs), Halpenny, and Daniel deceased. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan.13th. The service was conducted by Mr. George Poole and Mr. Glen Richards. The pallbearers were four grandchildren; Kenneth McLeod, Howard, Brian and Carl Munro, and two nephews; Keith Munro, and Delmer McKirdy. The flower bearers were 4 grandchildren, Roy, Allan, Dennis and Bruce McLeod, Paul, Roy and Brent Munro and Ronnie Terpstra. Interment took place in the United Cemetery, Clayton. Service at the cemetery was conducted by Mr. Gordon Hazelwood.


BOLGER - Willie and Rene are happy to announce the gift of a son, William Thomas (Bolger), 6 lbs., 15 oz., on April 24th, 1967, at Almonte General Hospital.

McINTOSH, Sarah - In hospital, Almonte, Sunday, Jan. 23, 1966, Sarah Rath, dear daughter of the late Henry Rath and the late Rebecca Foster; beloved wife of John R. McIntosh; dear mother of David, Clayton, Ont.; Mrs. R. Ramsbottom, (Ethel), Lanark, Ont.; Alex, Brantford; Mrs. James Reed (Lillian), Carleton Place; William, Russell: Mrs. Warren Craig (Margaret), Almonte; Gordon, Innisville, Ont., and predeceased by James; dear sister of Mrs. Rebecca Pelletier, Almonte; William, Ottawa, and John, London, Ont.; in her 86th year. Resting at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte. Thence to the Almonte United Church for service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. Entombment United cemetery, Clayton, Ont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation.


Mr. and Mrs. (Eleanor Giles) & Howard Boal of Almonte departed from Ottawa on March 20th, for Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a week's visit to the Caribbean Island. Close to 500 grocers and their wives from Ontario and Quebec were awarded the trip through an incentive sales program sponsored by the wholesale supply houses.


JAMES A. McGREGOR - James Alexander McGregor was the oldest son of Robert and Margaret McGregor. He was born in Carleton Place, Ont., on Nov. 21, 1883 and was baptized in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. His formal education consisted of terms at the McNeely school on the 8th line of Ramsay. Miss Alice Cochrane and he were united in marriage on May 27, 1908 with this almost fifty-nine year bliss being broken only by death. To this marriage the following sons and daughters were born, namely: James, Kenneth, Melville, Arthur, Norman, Raymond, and Lila and Jean. He is survived by three younger brothers and one sister, namely: William, Charles, Samuel and Pearl. His grandchildren number twenty-six plus two great grandchildren. Mr. McGregor departed from this earthly tabernacle in the predawn hours of February 4, 1967, while receiving medical attention in the Almonte General Hospital. During his more than eighty-three years of life, Mr. McGregor took an active interest in the work of the church, and was always ready to carry on an intelligent conversation about her history especially. He was an astute disciple of God's creation, especially relative to the weather and agriculture. He was a county constable for a number of years and served as a school trustee for a decade and more. The funeral was held from Kerry's Funeral Home, Almonte, on February 6, 1967, with interment to be at Auld Kirk. The pallbearers were: Alan Burns, Ronnie Lee, Billy Metcalfe, Andy More, John Morton, Gordon Thom. Blessed indeed are those who die in the Lord.


FULTON - At the Almonte General Hospital, Sunday, June 25th, 1967 John Steele Fulton, survived by a brother Leonard, of Pakenham, and two sisters, Annie, (Mrs. W. Lawson), Pakenham, and Mary, (Mrs. Delbert McMullan), Smiths Falls, in his 66th year. Rested at the home of Leonard Fulton, 6th line of Pakenham. Funeral service was held from the Cedar Hill Church on Tuesday, June 27th, at 2.30 p.m., for interment in United Cemetery, Pakenham.

Mrs. Albert G. Miller

The death occurred in the General Hospital, Almonte, on Saturday, March 19, (1966) of Mrs. Albert G. Miller an old and highly esteemed resident of Pakenham. Mrs. Miller, before her marriage was Margaret May Anderson, daughter of the late William Anderson and his wife Jennie McKinley of Middleville. She was in her 80th year. Fifty-eight years ago she married Albert Miller of Clayton and went there to reside. She was a devout member of St. Andrew's United Church and U.C.W. Her happy disposition and kindly heart won her many friends, who will mourn her passing. Surviving are her husband, three daughters and three sons, (Marion) Mrs. Walter Bourk, Pakenham; (Evelyn) Mrs. Mervin Baird, Carp; (Wilma) Mrs. Robert Lindsay, Toronto; Russell of Williamsburg; Lloyd and Graham of Ottawa. The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 22, at the Kerry Funeral Home, Almonte. Pallbearers were six nephews, Charles Miller, Bert Miller, Robert Miller, Eldon Currie, Oris Mather and Harry Mather. Interment was in the Union cemetery, Pakenham.

Fire Destroys Community Hall At Clayton

Clayton community hall, a landmark in that village, was destroyed by fire Friday, Dec. 23rd. Firemen said the blaze, of unknown cause, broke out in the woodshed at the rear of the hall, which was more than 100 years old, and was used as a Presbyterian church in the 1880s. The alarm was turned in by a, neighbour, William Bellamy, and four men from the Almonte volunteer fire brigade, Ross Stanley, Pete Munro, Frank Lowe and Keith Blakeley, under 1st Lieut. John LeMaistre, assisted by Clayton, citizens, fought the fire for two and a half hours. Firemen managed to prevent the flames from spreading to a house three feet away.


THOMAS ALFRED McMUNN - The death of Mr. Thomas Alfred McMunn of Carleton Place occurred at the Shail Nursing Home on Friday, May 27th, (1966) following an illness of six years' duration. He was in his 79th year. Mr. McMunn was born at Hall's Mills on December 19th, 1887, a son of the late George McMunn and his wife, the late Abigail McIntosh. He received his education at Hall's Mills and attended St. George's Church, Clayton. The deceased farmed for many years at Rosetta and Union Hall. He was a former member of the Union Hall Tigers Baseball team. He was married in Blakeney on March 31st, 1914, to the former Bertha Robertson, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Keith of Union Hall and Arnold of Middleville; three daughters, Ruby (Mrs. Thomas Barnes) of Franklin, Ohio; Eleanor, (Mrs. Herb White) of Carleton Place and Lena, (Mrs. Maurice Toole) of Toronto; and one sister, Agnes, (Mrs. Dan Currie) of Union Hall. The funeral took place on Monday, May 30, from the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place, to St. George's Church, Clayton, where the service was conducted at 2 p.m. by Rev. F. V. Maxwell. Rev. E. D. Fleming conducted prayers at the Funeral Home. Interment was in St. George's Cemetery. The pallbearers were Herbert Rath, Ken Robertson, Ken Penman, Edgar Hudson, Roy Robertson and George Currie.


HAMILTON - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Ivan Charles Hamilton, who died suddenly November 13th, 1962.

Father in heaven hear our prayers,

Guide our dear child with tender care,

Be a Good Shepherd, never leave him alone,

And love him dear Lord, as we did at home.

Mum, Dad, brothers and sisters


EDWIN L. MORE - The death of Edwin Lorne More occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel W Munro on Sun., Jan. 17, 1965, in his 74th year after a lengthy illness. The late Mr. More was of a kindly nature and generous disposition. Born in Ramsay Township on June 17, 1891 he was the son of the late William R. More and his wife, Minnie Julia Toop. He helped his father farm until he bought his own farm in the spring of 1928, which he farmed until he sold it in 1948. He then worked in Appleton Mill for a time. Mr. More was married to the late Mina Richards on Sept. 14, 1927 in St. George's Church, at Clayton by Rev. C. L. G. Bruce. His wife predeceased him on November 13th, 1930. He leaves to mourn one daughter, Mary Mina, (Mrs. Daniel W. Munro), Ramsay and one son, Walter Edwin of Carleton Place; also ten grandchildren; two sisters, Edith, (Mrs. Root), San Francisco, Calif.; Ethel (Mrs. P. J. De Rouchie), Meadville, Pa.; and one brother, William Walter James, Wood River, Ill. Predeceased are Alfred L., Welland, Cecil E., Minnie and Ida, the late Mrs. Frank Guerard. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home on Wed., Jan. 20th at 2 p.m. The Rev. D. Leslie Elder of Almonte Presbyterian Church conducted the service and interment was in the Auld Kirk Cemetery vault. The pallbearers were Messrs; Andrew More, Fred Toop, Welland Timmons, Welland McKay, Wilbert McEwen and John Waddell. The flower bearers were his four grandsons, Steven and Randy More, Brian and Paul Munro. Many beautiful floral tributes were received, also contributions to the Ontario Heart Foundation Fund.

MILLER, Margaret May - In hospital, Almonte, Saturday, March 19, 1966, Margaret May Anderson, beloved wife of Albert Graham Miller, dear mother of Marion (Mrs. Walter Bourk), Pakenham; Evelyn (Mrs. Melvin Baird), Carp; Wilma (Mrs. Robert Lindsey), Toronto; Lloyd and Graham, Ottawa; Russell, Williamsburg; in her 80th year. Resting at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte for service on Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. Interment Pakenham United cemetery.

KING - RINTOUL - Baskets of gladioli and fern decorated Guthrie United Church, Clayton on Saturday, Sept. 10th, at four p.m., when Donna Isobel (Rintoul), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Rintoul, became the bride of Thomas Walter (King), son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart King, Almonte. Rev. E. C. Davey officiated at the double ring ceremony and Mr. Sandy Stewart was organist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor length gown of white Peau de soie with lace applique, fashioned with lily point sleeves, an A-line skirt and matching train. Her Waist length veil was held in place by a tiara of crystals interwoven with pearls, and she carried a cascade bouquet of pink roses. The bride was attended by Miss Beth Rodger, Toronto, and Miss Janet Hay, Kingston, who wore identical floor length gowns of deep Pink chiffon with matching headdresses and carried bouquets of white and pink gladioli. Miss Lynn Rintoul, sister of the bride was flower girl wearing a smocked gown of turquoise chiffon and matching headdress. She carried a nosegay of pink and white carnations. Mr. David Rintoul, brother of the bride, was groomsman and the guests were ushered by Mr. Wilmer Bellamy, Perth. The bride's mother chose a jade green suit in boucle with brocade hat to match. Her corsage was of bronze mums. The groom's Mother wore a jacket dress of aqua with black accessories and corsage of pink roses. Miss Margaret Jackson, Arnprior, and Mrs. William James, Wemyss, served at a buffet supper held in the church hall. Later the guests gathered at the home of the bride's parents and the young couple left amid showers of confetti and good wishes. For travelling the bride changed to a suit of cherry red wool with white accessories and red and white corsage. On their return they will reside in Perth. Guests present at the wedding were from Toronto, Orton, Kingston, Ottawa, Windsor, Almonte, Perth and Lanark. Prior to her marriage the bride was entertained at a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. Raymond Pretty, Almonte.



In St Paul's Anglican Church Almonte, on Saturday, June 5, 1965, Thelma Elaine Symington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Symington became the bride of Edwin Harvey Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Harvey Davies of Toronto. Rev. H. Ploughman officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mr. Claude Thomson, Almonte, was organist. Soloist was Mr. J. S. Birchall, Manotick, uncle of the bride. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a floor-length, princess line gown of white silk faille, fashioned with elbow-length sleeves, cape train and hand embroidered in Alencon lace and tiny seed pearls. Her bouffant veil of tulle illusion was held in place by a crystal rose and pearl headdress. She carried a colonial nosegay of better-time roses with stephanotis, lily-of-the-valley and English ivy. At the top of the bouquet was pinned a removable miniature of the bride's bouquet which the bride threw and was caught by Miss Lesley Walker. Miss Nora Harris, Almonte was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Catherine Gallagher, Almonte, Miss Lesley Walker, Toronto and Miss Lorraine Birchall of the Manotick, cousin of the bride. They wore floor length gowns in bright red peau de soie and chantilly lace with white peau de soie bow headdress. They carried nosegays of white spray mums with touches of red roses and white satin streamers. Mr. Wayne Symington, Toronto, brother of the bride was best man. The ushers were Mr. Keith Barr, Almonte, cousin of the bride, Mr. Bill Dawes, Toronto and Mr. Donald Cook, Toronto. Following a reception at the Tartan Restaurant, Mr. and Mrs. Davies left on a wedding trip to Cape Cod. For travelling the bride wore a yellow and white shantung ensemble with white accessories and a corsage of yellow goldilock sweetheart roses. They will reside in Toronto.


LAROCQUE - DRYNAN - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Larocque wish to announce the engagement of their youngest daughter, Edith Margaret (Larocque), to Leonard William (Drynan), son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Drynan of Almonte. The wedding to take place at St. John's United Church, Hopetown, June 3rd, 1967, 2 p.m.