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Fairview Pioneer, Moses Paul, Dies – April 29, 1951 .

FAIRVIEW . - Funeral Services were held at St. Paul's United Church here recently for Moses Paul, pioneer resident of this district, who died at the age of 89.  Services were conducted by Rev. Ray Ashford.

Mr. Paul was born at Poland, Ont., and lived there until 1905, when he came west to Manitoba with his wife and family.  He moved to the Peace River district shortly after coming west.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul were married 64 years having celebrated both their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries, the later just a year and a half prior to Mrs. Paul’s death.

The parents were predeceased by five of their 10 children and those surviving are: Lloyd, of Brownvale; Norman of Bluesky, and three daughters, Mrs. W, Matchett, Mrs. B. Meashaw, of Whitelaw; and Mrs. J. F. Freed of Fairview.  A brother and sister of Mr. Paul are still living in Ontario .


The Carleton Place Herald, 28 February 1934

Mrs. James Latimer Passes.
By the death of Mrs. James Latimer, which occurred on Wednesday last, Feb. 21st, at the home of her daughter in Stamford, Conn., an old and well-known resident of Carleton Place has passed to her reward.  Since last summer when Mrs. Latimer's health gave out, she had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. D. G. Reynolds, at Stamford.  Her funeral took place on Friday, in that city, where the remains were placed in a vault, and will probably be removed here in the spring to be interred in the family plot in St. Fillan's Cemetery.  Deceased before her marriage was Elizabeth McIntosh, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Duncan McIntosh.  She is survived by two daughters - Mrs. D. G. Reynolds (Isabel) and Mrs. Bennett (Helen), and one son, Frater, in British Columbia; also by one brother, Dr. D. H. McIntosh, town, with all of whom we sympathize in their season of bereavement.


Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1968, page 30.

On Friday, January 26th, 1968 at the Misericordia Hospital, Miss Bella Jane (Belle) Houston, late of 228 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in Pineview Memorial Chapel, Waverley at Chevrier Blvd., with Rev. H. L. Newton officiating. Cremation to follow.  Born in Lanark County, Ontario, Miss Houston had resided most of her life in Winnipeg.  She was employed until her retirement as Secretary-treasurer of Walls-Irons Ltd.  She is survived by a brother and a sister.


Alfred Shepherd

Born – 5 Jan 1861, Smith Falls, Lanark Co., Ontario - Died – 7 Mar 1938, Toronto, York Co., Ontario .

The following article was in the Toronto Telegram on Mar. 8, 1938 and was written by J.P. Fitzgerald, Sports Editor.

Link With Ball Past Was “Doc” Shepherd - The death yesterday of Alfred “Doc” Shepherd in General Hospital, here, took away one of the last remaining links to the days of the beginning of Baseball in Toronto.  A native of Smiths Falls , he came to this city a stripling to make good with the best of them, men whose names are still a by-word in the history of baseball in America – Crane, Decker, Slattery, Burke.  “Doc” loved his baseball, played it hard, but never unfairly, and when his professional days were over organized his Crescents, one of the strongest amateur teams Toronto ever had.  That was away back in the early 1900’s. He played himself in the outfield for the Crescents on the old Upper Canada College grounds at the corner of King and Duncan streets.  There was at that time a path from Doc’s outfield position to the plate where the umpire held forth, and the fiery Crescent leader made it, though his picks were usually with good reason. At that time, too, a young man did a good deal of umpiring in that pack, and he was a good one.  He was Bill Carpenter, who to-day is director of umpires in the International League. The dynamic personality of Doc Shepherd, his natural ability to impart his baseball experience to the younger members of his team made him invaluable to the development of players in those days whether in his own club or in others. “Doc” Shepherd gave his life to his beloved baseball but never neglected his business, and he was as highly regarded in one as in the other. Within the past year three of that clever Crescent team have passed on – “Doc”, Tommy Benson, his right-hand man, and Charlie Synge, all good men and true.

OLD-TIMERS ATTEND - The Old-Timers’ Association will send a wreath and attend tomorrow afternoon in as large numbers as possible.  The funeral will be held from Ross Craig’s Parlors, Queen street west and Dunn avenue .

Received from: Barb Saunders - [email protected]   


Obit from The Lacombe Globe newspaper.
 
Funeral Today for Local Old-Timer Mrs. Mary Scott
 
Mrs. Mary Jeanette Scott of Lacombe passed away at the Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1 1965, at the age of 81 years. The former Mary McDiarmid was born at Carleton Place, Ontario on October 1, 1883, and moved to Lacombe in 1916. She married the late Edward E. Scott of Lacombe, and was well-known locally for her activity in church and women's groups over a period of many years. Mrs. Scott was predeceased by her only son Dick during the second world war, and by her husband in 1959. She is survived by one sister, Mrs.  Anne Somers of Edmonton, a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends in Lacombe and district. Funeral Services will be held this afternoon at 2:00 from St. Andrew's United Church,  with Rev. B. H. Thackeray officiating.  Internment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Eventide funeral chapel of Lacombe are in charge of arrangements.

Provided by: Leah Truscott - [email protected]


THE LANARK ERA
 
Wed. June 26, 1912 - death
 
On Friday last in Chicago, Mr. William H. Bond, aged 69 years. A brother of Mr. Geo. Bond, of Lanark. Born in Carleton Place, he moved to Syracuse, NY some 45 years ago, and later to Chicago. In Syracuse, he married Miss Ida Hopkins. Two sons survive, George and William.

THE LANARK ERA
 
Wed. June 3rd, 1914 - death
 
Victoria, BC, Sat. May 30th, Eva Bond, wife of Senator Wm. Templeman, aged 67 years. The second daughter of the late Joseph Bond, she was born in Carleton Place, and married 45 years ago to Wm. Templeman, then proprietor of the Almonte Gazette. They had no family. Her surviving brothers and sisters are; George, Lanark; Robert, Ottawa; Mrs. I. Willoughby, Cardinal, Ont.; Mrs. John Thoburn, Almonte; Mrs. Samuel McAdam, Toronto; and Richard, of Walla Walla, Wash.

THE DAILY COLONIST
 
Sunday, May 31, 1914
 
It is with very deep regret that we chronicle this morning the death of Mrs. Templeman, wife of Mr. William Templeman, editor and proprietor of The Victoria Daily Times, formerly a Senator of Canada and afterwards a Member of the House of Commons for Victoria and Minister of Inland Revenue in the Laurier Ministry. Mrs. Templeman was greatly esteemed by all who knew her. Of a somewhat retiring disposition, she never sought publicity, but until her heath failed, she dispensed a generous hospitality in her own home, which added to the esteem and respect entertained for her by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. During Mr. Templeman's official residence at Ottawa, the deceased lady made many friends there, all of whom will join with her numerous friends in British Columbia in lamenting her death and in sympathy for her husband. She possessed many excellent qualities of mind and heart and lived a life inspired only by a sense of duty. Her illness was prolonged, and if ever there was a case where suffering was borne with Christian fortitude, it was hers.
 
The Colonist extends to Mr. Templeman an expression of deep sympathy, and in doing so it knows it voices the sentiment of the whole community. While we do not wish needlessly to touch upon such matters of so personal and sacred a nature as the relations of husband and wife, we may, perhaps, be permitted to say the bond of union between them as, through long childless years they stood side by side amid all the vicissitudes, inseparable from a life largely devoted to public interests, was of a specially intimate and confidential nature. We feel the more justified in saying this because it a thought that is in everyone's mind, and we ask Mr. Templeman to accept it as indicative of the depth and sincerity of the sympathy of the whole community towards him. To the others who have been personally bereaved by Mrs. Templeman's death, we express a similar sentiment.
THE LANARK ERA
 
Wed. November 18th, 1914 - death
 
Victoria, BC Sunday last, Hon. William Templeman. He was born at Pakenham, Ont. Sept. 18th, 1844, of Scottish parents. In 1869, he married Miss Eva Bond, of Almonte, who died in June of this year. His parents were William Templeman and Helen Taylor. He founded the Almonte Gazette in 1867.
 
Source : VICTORIA DAILY TIMES - November 15, 1914
 
Hon. William Templeman Was Former Minister of Crown and Proprietor of The Victoria Times.
                                          Community loses respected citizen

Life Crowned With Success, Was Devoted to the Interests of Country He Served Faithfully.

 
After less  than two days serious illness, Hon. William Templeman, one of the most respected and prominent of Victoria’s citizens, passed away at his residence, corner of Simcoe and St. Andrews Streets, on Sunday afternoon.  As late as last Friday he visited his office, chatted cheerfully with Friends, and, though complaining of a slight indisposition, expected that a little rest  would remedy it.  Saturday morning, however, found him worse, and later he became delirious.  On Sunday  he lapsed into unconsciousness, and at 3:20 p.m. succumbed.
 
Having been closely identified with the municipal and political activities  of the community for thirty years, during which period he directed the policy of  The Victoria Times, of which journal he was the proprietor, he had  a wide circle of acquaintances.  To his friends, and, in fact, to all among  whom his name was recognized as a virile force in the affairs of Western Canada, the news of his death will come as a distinct shock.  While he appeared to bear up under the blow sustained only four months ago by the demise of Mrs. Templeman with fortitude, those among  whom he moved daily  realized that his strength  had been seriously shaken.  His constitution was tried further only a short time ago by an operation, but his demeanor and cheerfulness on Friday led to the belief  that complete recovery might be confidently anticipated.  At that time he spoke of a trip to California and it was hoped  that the climate of the South, together with the change, would effect a lasting cure.
 
                                    Seventy Years of  age
 
Hon. Mr. Templeman  was seventy years of age, having been born at Pakenham, Lanark County, Ontario, on September 28, 1844.  He was the son  of William and Helen (Taylor) Templeman, natives of Scotland. His early education was received in schools of that district, and, when seventeen years of age old, he determined to obtain a knowledge of the printing business.  The Herald, Carleton Place, was the first newspaper to which he was attached.  There he served a four years’ apprenticeship, and, having been admitted to the craft, he proceeded to see something of the world and to obtain a fuller grasp of his business.  Two years ago away (text not legible)
 
Returning to his native county, he established  The Almonte Gazette. In his venture he was associated with Mr. R. J. Northgrave. The paper was a pronounced success.  Under the conservative and yet enterprising , policy, which was to be one of Mr. Templeman’s characteristics in after life, the paper flourished.  Commercially it paid its proprietors, and politically it proved a strong factor  in the life of the county.  It supported the policies of the Liberal party, and now, as it approaches the fiftieth anniversary of its inception, is considered one of the leading papers of that part of Canada.
 
Disposing of his interests in 1884, Mr. Templeman  devoted six months to travel, again returning to Almonte , became the first clerk of the town on its incorporation.  He also was secretary-treasurer of the North Lanark Agricultural Society for a number of years.
 
                                         Comes to Victoria
 
Mr. Templeman’s connection with Victoria began in 1844, in the Autumn of which year he came to the Pacific Coast, and, after looking over the country, concluded that this city was the place, above all others, which he would  prefer to make his permanent home.  The Times had been rounded just six months prior to his coming, namely, on June 9, 1844, and Mr. J. C. McLagan, who later established The Vancouver World, was its proprietor.  The young journeyman printer from Eastern Canada threw in his lot and with the infant journal, taking charge at the outset, of the mechanical department.  As time went on, and with the composing and press rooms operating perfectly under his supervision, he began to take an active interest in the reportorial and editorial work.  When Mr. McLagan  went to the Terminal City  it was quite natural that Mr. Templeman should find himself in the commanding place with respect to the newspaper of which he soon acquired full control.
 
From that date to the present, The Times under Mr. Templeman’s direction, has unswervingly upheld the policies of the Liberal party.  Himself a firm believer of the principles of the Mackenzie-Blake-Cartwright school, it was characteristic that the passing years should strengthen rather  than weaken his convictions. He immediately initiated the advocacy of the canons of the party to which he was so staunchly attached.  Under his editorial guidance the work went on ceaselessly, and it was not long before his ability and perseverance began to achieve some success. His writing was not ornate, but his logic was forceful.  There was no misunderstanding Mr. Templeman. What he had to say was couched in short sentences, in which were used few but good, wholesome Anglo-Saxon words.  When he felt that there was occasion for criticism he hit from the shoulder, and when he believed that there was reason for commendation he was equally outspoken.  In politics and in Municipal  affairs a fair, open fighter, he had many adversaries, but there were none who did not admire and respect him as an opponent with a sincere belief in the worthiness of his cause.
 
                                       Appeals to Constituency
 
Chiefly through the efforts of Mr. Templeman, those early Victorians who shared his political opinions Were in a position in 1891, on the occasion of the general elections, to contest the local seats.  Mr. Templeman and Mr. William Marchant were the nominees of the organization.  Their opponents were Hon. E. G. Prior and the late Thomas Earle.  While the general sentiment of the West was too strongly against them to warrant even the faintest hope of success, they waged a plucky campaign.  Again, in 1896, when Hon. E. G. Prior’s entry to the Ministry created a local vacancy, and later in the same year on the occasion of a general election, Mr. Templeman  came before the Electors as the exponent of the principles of the Liberal  party. In the latter effort he was associated with Dr. G. L. Milne and the late Thomas Earle, who, once more, were endorsed.
 
A year after the accession of Sir Wilfred Laurier to power Mr. Templeman was called to the Senate. This was in 1897, and he held the seat until February 25, 1902, when he was sworn in into the privy Council, of the same administration.  For four years  he was without portfolio, but on February 6, 1906, he became Minister of Inland Revenue in succession to Hon. L. P. Brodeur, now Mr. Justice Brodeur, of the Supreme Court of Canada, who took the portfolio of Marine and Fisheries.  Resigning  he became a candidate in this constituency, a vacancy having been created through the retirement of Mr. George Riley, who later became a senator.  He was elected by a majority of 696.  On May 3, 1907, Mr. Templeman  was selected  as Canada’s first Minister  of Mines.  Being  defeated in 1908 the resignation of Mr. William Sloan allowed him to put in nomination in Comox-Atlin, which riding returned him by acclamation.  He again contested this constituency in the last general election, supporting the then Government’s policy of reciprocity.  He  was one of the ministers to meet with defeat, and on October 6, 1911, he retired with Sir Wilfred Laurier’s administration and has not since been in public life.
 
                                       Obtained Results
 
Mr. Templeman was not prone to make much of his achievements.  He allowed results to speak  and his endeavors to obtain  them never ceased.  In public office  he was a conscientious worker.  When appointed to the head of a department he lost no time in mastering the details of the business passing through his hands in order that he might the better suggest legislation tending to the advancement of the interests of the country.  While Minister of Inland Revenue several measures of prime importance were carried through Parliament largely Trade in propriety or patent  medicines of commercial feeding stuffs, an act which farmers have found beneficial.  He also was prominently identified with the passage of an act prohibiting the importation, the manufacture and the sale of opium in Canada.  As there had been considerable traffic in this drug among the Orientals and some white victims in British Columbia, it was hailed as a much needed reform throughout the West. Keen interest was taken by Mr. Templeman in the possibilities of the mineral resources of the Province. It was at his instance that the Dominion authorities of the time decided to take a more active part in the promotion of the industry. As a first step in that direction a Department of Mines was created, and Mr. Templeman, at the request of his colleagues, took over that portfolio together with that of Inland Revenue.  With the Department of Mines was  incorporated the Geological Survey over which the minister exercised a supervision.  In his capacity his first work was to secure a bounty on the production of lead in British Columbia, a policy which is said to have stimulated that branch of mining materially. He advocated the same course being followed with respect to the iron and steel industry, believing that it would help the development of the resources of Vancouver Island particularly, as well as those of the Province.  During this time a body of engineers was sent from Ottawa to investigate and report on the iron deposits of the Island and their findings form an instructive and valuable advertisement of the wealth of this section of the Dominion.  It was as a result of his advise that such men as Dr. A. P. Low and Mr. R. W. Brock, Deputy Minister of Mines, and head of the Geological Survey respectively, were given positions of responsibility in the civil service of the country.
                                 Loyal to West
 
Always alive to the requirements of the district which he had adopted as his home Mr. Templeman was an active  figure in the obtaining for the Pacific Northwest aids to navigation, which have since been so augmented as to make these waters safe from the maritime standpoint. When the dreadful disaster of The SS Valencia opened the eyes of Canadians to the necessity for such improvements, Mr. Templeman drew Government attention to the needs.  Lights, buoys and beacons were placed wherever experts \recommended.  These were followed by the introduction of a wireless system with stations at different points of vantage on the Island and the Mainland,  and the securing of an appropriation for the construction of a wagon road along the coast of the Island.  The latter work still is in process, and the policy of adequate “aids” both in buoys, etc., and wireless stations, has been adopted and elaborated by succeeding administration.
 
His position respecting the opening of the unsettled parts of Canada by railway construction was that, where such roads were necessary to enable the people to take up and cultivate the land, they should be subsidized by the Government.  While he may have differed with others as to the immediate problem in hand his acquiescence in importance of finding a satisfactory solution was unquestioned.  He is given credit with having had much to do with the Laurier Government’s determination that the Grand Trunk Pacific should continue from Alberta to an ocean terminal on the Pacific, thus opening a large part of the fertile North to settlement.  By many Mr. Templeman had the misfortune to be misunderstood, his somewhat brusque manner leading some to form a wrong  conclusion as to his temperament. Behind this was a heart which could never withstand an appeal for sympathy.  Those who were close to him throughout his life in Victoria, and who are mourning  his loss, know this best.  His apparent gruffness was but skin deep, and back of it was a kindly nature and one that loved nothing better than straightforward dealing and rigid honesty.  These latter were the two leading principles of his life, from which he never departed.  Conversely there was nothing he despised more than hypocrisy.    His was a character which attracts lasting friendship, and  perhaps no higher tribute could be paid him. In his early days as a printer he met the late Mr. John  Houston, who later was well known as a member of the Provincial Legislature, and Mr. David M. Carley, of the Ladysmith Chronicle, was associated with him on The Almonte Gazette.
 
He was a member of  the Oddfellows, the A.O.U.W., the Independent Order of Foresters, and the Knights of Pythias.
 
He is survived by a sister, Miss Marion Templeman; two nieces, Mrs. J. Charles McIntosh and Miss Josie McAdam, both residents of the city, and two nephews, Messrs. Robert and William Templeman whose homes are in Lanark County, Ontario.
 
The funeral has been arranged to take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the late residence.
 
                             Many Tributes
 
His Honor Lieut-Governor Patterson said:  “Grief over the death of the Hon. William Templeman will be universal from end to end of the Province.  All must realize that British Columbia and Victoria have been deprived of the services of an earnest worker and faithful friend.  Men of his type and high character are rare, and his loss will be long felt, not alone in this Province, but throughout the whole Dominion.” Hon. W. J. Howser, Acting Premier, in speaking of his death, said: “In the passing of Mr. Templeman there is a distinct loss to the citizenship of the country.  He was a fine type of the old school of self-made Canadians, strong, sturdy and self-reliant, and his high sense of honor, as revealed in his public career, as well as his private life, deservedly won for him the unstinted esteem of all with whom he came in contact.” Mr. H. C. Brewster, leader of the Liberal Party in British Columbia, said that Mr. Templeman was a distinct loss to the public life of the country.  The Liberal Party had loss one of its best and staunchest supporters, and one whose works would long survive.  Through a long political career he had earned a reputation for sterling honesty and probity as well as single-minded devotion to the interests of the Province and the country.  He concluded: “The Liberals of British Columbia will feel as keenly as I do the loss of Mr. Templeman.  While, since the death of his wife, he cannot have had the same outlook on life as he had before, he might have had many years more to give counsel and assistance to it and to many who relied upon his sound sense and clear vision.” Referring to Hon. Mr. Templeman’s death Mayor Stewart yesterday added his tribute to the memory of the dead statesman.  He said that Mr. Templeman was a man of fixed and resolute character and that his work had left an indelible mark on the city’s history.  As the leader of one party in the city, he was more of a party man, being one who had the courage of his convictions and went into the public life to do his duty with unflinching determination.  The Mayor  stated that he had known him for years and seen him develop his business by strict adherence to the principles of integrity and  unanswerving fair dealing.
 
                               Council’s Resolution
 
The death of Mr. Templeman was referred to in terms of sincere regret, and the sense of the loss the community has sustained was expressed in a resolution passed by the City  Council last night. It follows:
 
That inasmuch as this Council has learned, with profound regret, of the lamented  death of  The Honorable William Templeman, who has for so many years been a conspicuous figure in the life of the city, and who has also served the country for a period of  years as a Minister of the Crown in this Dominion, the city clerk be, and he is hereby instructed, to indite a letter of condolence to the relatives and friends  of the late honorable gentleman, expressing the Council’s sympathy with them in their great bereavement and the sorrow felt by the Council at the loss of so distinguished and estimable a citizen.
 
“Mr. Templeman was a great friend of the shipping community.” Stated Capt. J. W. Troup, manager of the B. C. Coast Service of the C. P. R. “and personally I regret his death very, very much.  While he was Minister I made several trips to Ottawa in connection with the lighthouse board and I found him most Interested and helpful in securing aids to navigation in British Columbia.  He was instrumental in securing the installation of wireless stations on this Coast, the motor lifeboats for the West Coast of Vancouver Island, and the construction of the West Coast trail.”
 
One of Mr. Templeman’s old political friends, Dr. G. L. Milne, added his voice in tribute to his memory. “He was a man of honor and probity,” he said.  “I am sorry to hear of his death.  He was one of Victoria’s citizens who carried her fame into the national counsels and whom no consideration  could turn from the path he felt to be just and  true.”
 
Pastor J. G. Inkster, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. And Mrs. Templeman were Members, said on Sunday: “In the death of Mrs. Templeman four months ago this congregation lost one of the most loyal friends and now in the death of Hon. William Templeman we have lost one of our most generous supporters and our country has lost one of its noblest men.  We extend our deepest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.”
 
His inflexible integrity was the characteristic upon which Mr. A. B. Fraser, old political friend dwelt. No political change and no dismissal was perceived by him without proof that it was in the best interests of the country.  If not the suave politician, he was amazingly faithful to his friends.

THE LANARK ERA
 
Wed. December 17th, 1924 - death
 
Toronto, Wed. Dec. 10th, 1924, Sarah R. Bond, in her 68th year, widow of the late Samuel McAdam. She was born at Carleton Place and moved to Toronto 48 years ago. Survived by two daughters and three sons; Josie G. McAdam; Elizabeth H. Prendergast; Samuel of the firm McAdam and Wagstaff; Robert of the Dominion Bank and Lionel H. of the Toronto Transportation Commission. There are also three brothers and two sisters; Robert L. Bond of Ottawa; George Bond of Lanark and Richard Bond of Seattle; Mrs. Margaret Thoburn of Victoria, BC and Mrs. H. Willoughby of Thorold, ON.

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Moose Jaw Evening Times dated Monday, December 19, 1927

J. H. McDiarmid Died On Sunday

A host of friends and acquaintances, and especially local railway men, will hear with regret that James Henry McDiarmid, express messenger on the Canadian Pacific Railway, passed away on Sunday evening.  Death occurred at the deceased's home, 139 Riverside Street, South Hill, after he had been troubled with his health for nearly a year.
 
The late Mr. McDiarmid was born at Carleton Place, Ontario, and at the time of his death was 49 years of age.  He came to Moose Jaw twelve years ago from Deloraine, Manitoba.  The deceased was a member of the Deloraine Lodge A.F. and A.M. and was also a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Moose Jaw.
 
To mourn his loss the deceased leaves his bereaved widow.  The remains will be sent from Broadfoot's Funeral Home on Tuesday evening to Carleton Place, Ontario, where interment will be made in the family plot.

Above Obituary supplied by: Leah Truscott - [email protected]                


Perth Courier Dec 10 1909

Mrs. James Ryan died Nov 26 aged 54 yrs. Suddenly at gen'l hosp Friday ... family res 383 Carleton St., to St James Cemetery. Sons Russell, William and James and bros-in-law Michael and George Ryan acted as pallbearers. Ryan bros came from Perth or vicinity - Thomas George and James, first named having been mayor of Winnipeg some years ago (Winnipeg - The Telegram)

[Notes from David Ireton - Mrs James Ryan was born Mary Ann Morris on the 8th line of Bathurst, a dau of James Morris 1824-1893 and Mary Ledger 1825-1897. James Morris was a son of William Morris and Ann Sheal]

Received from: David Ireton - [email protected]                           Posted: 10 March, 2005.


Obit Renfrew Mercury - issue date February 2, 1961

Mr. Benjamin Scott Passes away in Bonnechere Manor

Mr. Benjamin Scott, having been ill for one year, passed away on Tuesday, January 24th, in the Bonnechere Manor, in his 93rd year.

Born on December 10, 1868 at Carleton Place, Ontario, he was the son of the late Richard Bolton Scott, and his wife, the former Rosannah Roberts.  He was married by a first marriage to the former Cassie Campbell, and by a second marriage to the former Katherine Gilmour, who predeceased him in 1947.  Mr. Scott lived on Munro Street , and was a Miller at the Renfrew Flour Mills.  He was a member of Trinity St. Andrew's United Church.

He leaves to mourn two sons Lorne of Renfrew, and Mack of Ottawa, and also four brothers, Fred of Carleton Place, Harry of British Columbia, John of British Columbia, and Royal of Manitoba.

The body rested at McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home until Thursday, January, 26th, where service was conducted at 2 pm, by Rev. H.A. Dickson.  Burial was in the Thomsonville Cemetery.  Pallbearers were J. McGregor, K. Hutton, J. Ashfield, H. Brown, C.J. Thompson and R. Letang.


The Fontanelle Observer - Issued date April 6 1899

  Dr. Peter McDiarmid - Death of the Well Known Pioneer and Patriot, A Benefactor to His Race Gone to His Rest, Character Sketch by a Friend.

Obituary, Resolutions - Dr. Peter McDermid, a physician high in rank in his profession, was a native of Ottawa, Canada, having been born November 28, 1836 and was the son of Angus McDermid.  The Doctor was the third son in the family, and his early life was spent on a farm but at the age of sixteen he went to Toronto, Canada and commenced the course of study.  In 1860 he graduated as a physician.  He then went to Scotland, where he graduated at the Royal Medical College at Edinburg, on the 9th of April, 1869.  In the fall of the same year he returned to Canada, and practised with his brother for some months, after which he came to Fontanelle, purchased a drug store, and gained a large medical practice.  Mr. McDermid was married on the 5th of November, 1874, to Miss Anna Hetherington, who, with their only child, Pierre, survives him.  He was elected a member of the state legislature in 1889, and served one term.  He was elected as a democrat in the face of a normal republican majority of 500. Dr. McDermid died at the family home on Wednesday morning, March 29, at 10:30, after a six months illness of consumption.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock under the auspices of Fontanelle Lodge, A. F. & A. M. , of which he has been a faithful member.  The pallbearers were J. H. Hulbert, J. I. McCampbell, and Geo. Rodgers, of Fontanelle, J. G. Hendry, of Bridgewater, Sylvester Shreves, of Orient and Dr. J. E. Howe, of Greenfield. A large number of sympathizing friends attended the ceremonies at the home and accompanied the remains to their last resting place.  The Observer, with the many other friends of the sorrowing family, extend sincere sympathy to them in their sad bereavement. Dr. Peter McDermid, a William MacLure on Iowa soil, wearied with work, has gone to rest.  Of the same sturdy stock as was the Doctor of Drumtochty, his character commanded as universal a love and respect - his death caused as universal a sorrow. The end came not unexpectedly.  For several years he has been in failing health, for several months his familiar form and face have been missed upon our streets.  At his home the calm philosopher patiently awaited the Messenger which he knew too well must soon appear.  When the summons came he recognized it, and with fortitude bowed to its decree.  Surrounded by his sorrowing family, relatives and friends, his great brain clear to the last, he passed peacefully away, as “one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.” He who died was no common man, conceded by all to be the foremost in his profession in Adair county, no tinge of envy ever marred the regard in which he was held by his associates.  Prominent in business and in politics, storms of municipal jealousy and political animosity have raged all about him, yet touched him not.  With character firm as his native rocks, striking in his individuality, absolute in his integrity, independent in spirit like his ancestors, he lived and died without an enemy.  A man of deep culture, of University breeding, his depth of thought, power of penetration and lack of superficiality, formed him intellectually an aristocrat without a peer in this community.  Yet his manner and mode of life, his simple, sincere genuineness, made him the most democratic of men and endeared him to all.  He shared his beloved Burns’ hatred of shams.  “A man’s a man for a’ that, “struck a deep and responsive chord in his being; none were too poor to enlist his respect and sympathy, or to procure his skills as a physician.  His charitable acts need no mention in this community.  In the service of others he became an old man long before he had reached the allotted term of years.  In alleviating human distress he contracted the dread disease which slowly sapped his own life away.  In the ranks of the medical profession Dr. McDermid will be sadly missed.  Although increasing infirmities have for the past few years circumscribed his services to his patients, his advice was at the disposal of his associated almost to the last.  In the consultation room his opinion was regarded by them as almost absolute; none knew better than they the value of his ripe judgment, and none better the lovable nature of the man.  Grey-haired physicians mourn him as a brother gone, young physicians as one who kindly cheer and counsel was to them like a father – who aided them with pure unselfishness which knew no bounds.  He will ever be regarded among his acquaintances as one who exemplified more than any other man the Golden Rule in professional life. With malice toward none and charity for all, this Grand Old Man, this gentle, patient, kindly man, has for 27 years occupied a place in the hearts and respect of the people of Adair county which none can now fill.  A friend to everyone, and loved by all, his full worth was scarcely appreciated even by a few, and the depths of that great intellect were reached by none. Words are futile to convey this man; another Ian Maclaren could transform our prosaic hills into a fitting background upon to portray to the world the character of Dr. McDermid.  He needs it not among us – where generations yet unborn will learn his name from loving lips, and tender memories of him will linger when local history shall have passed into tradition. The following resolutions were adopted by Rustic Lodge, No. 98, Iowa Legion of Honor in commemoration of Bro. P. McDermid. Whereas, our Brother, Dr. P. McDermid has been called from the activities of this life to pass beyond the veil which separates us from the larger opportunities which we trust await us when this mortal shall have put on immortality, therefore, be it Resolved, that we desire to place on record our appreciation of the fidelity of which our Brother fulfilled every fraternal obligation during the long years of his membership in our Order; and of his promptness in meeting every claim upon him, thus aiding the Order in its ministrations of hope and help in the many homes made desolate by the destroyer Death.  In life he exemplified the watchwords of our Order, “Confidence” in mutual effort, “Prudence’ in protecting loved ones from future want, and “Honor” in living up to the full letter and spirit of his obligations.  And be it further Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be spread upon our records, and one sent to the family of our Brother. L.M. Kilburn, G. S. Knowlton, Mrs. Ella Brown, Committee. Masonic Hall, Fontanelle, Iowa April 4th, 1899 Whereas, The Omnipotent Architect of the universe, in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to exalt our worthy and honoured brother, Peter McDermid, from the checkered pavements of the lodge below to The Supreme Grand Lodge above, through whose gates we find an entrance to that place of refreshment and rest, where the designs upon the trestle-board will be seen completed and where the noon tide of bliss will eternally shine: Therefore, be it Resolved, by Fontanelle Lodge, 138, A. F. & A. M., that we extend our sympathy and sorrow to the family and friends of our deceased brother and companion, realizing that the family has lost a loving husband and an affectionate father, while the friends have lost in the death of Dr. Peter McDermid, a man who stood among the peers of his profession.  And be it further Resolved, that we drape the emblems of the Lodge and Chapter in mourning for the space of 30 days, and that we hereby tender our thanks to the visiting brothers and companions of our neighboring towns for their aid and sympathy so kindly rendered, and that we present a copy of these resolutions to the bereaved family of our departed brother and also that a copy be spread upon the records of the Lodge and Chapter. Geo. Rodgers, M.E. H. P. - W. K. Keith, W. M. - S. Shoemaker, Sec’y., Committee.


From the Huron Expositor of Oct 25, 1918, pg 4 under the sub title of Hensall:
Dr. J. McDiarmid, who was in active practice here for forty years, a graduate of McGill University, and a good careful and kind and sympathetic physician, well skilled in his profession and one who was particularly kind to the poor both as to services and charges, is very ill at present with no hopes of his recovery, as he is sinking very fast, having been in declining health for several years, and his host of friends throughout this district will regret to learn this.
Since the above was written we learn that the doctor passed away Thursday morning and the funeral, owing to the influenza epidemic will be held privately on Saturday.


From the Huron Expositor of Nov 1, 1918, pg 4 under the sub title of Hensall:
A Tribute to the Late Dr. McDiarmid by W. Gunn of Clinton:
 
A very agreeable association professionally with the late Dr. McDiarmid and a fine appreciation of his worth are my reasons for these few lines. In the passing of Dr. McDiarmid, the medical profession has lost one of its most esteemed members, while Hensall and its vicinity has lost one of its devoted friends. As a physician, Dr. McDiarmid was cautious, painstaking and conscientious, and his judgment was always good. It was however, his qualities of mind and heart that impressed me the most. There was no one who reminded me so much of Dr. McClure (Bonny Briar Bush), as Dr. McDiarmid, in his zeal and anxiety for the welfare of his patients, regardless of his own interest and comforts. With forty years of practice, Dr. McDiarmid might have been one of the wealthy men in his locality, had he so chosen, but he preferred to die  a poor man, although happy, a burden on the charity of no one. The maxim "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" is regarded by most people as a fine ethical principle but few care to put it into actual practice. To those who knew him, the doctor had a keen sense of humour, while his fund of anecdotes and reminiscences made him an entertaining and agreeable companion. It goes without saying that the late Dr. McDiarmid will for long have a monument in the hearts of the people. 


The above two obituaries received from Leah Truscott - [email protected]        Posted: 20 July, 2005.


Saskatoon Star Phoenix of Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, Section D, page 1.

BERG - Minnie Kathleen (nee Cole) was born March 3, 1919 at Carlton Place, Lanark County, Ontario.  She died in Saskatoon on Oct. 29, 2005.  She is survived by her sister Marion Redmond, Ontario; niece Jill Foreman, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Gordon, Keith and Cecil Cole; one sister Eileen Cole.  Memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at 2:00 pm from Lakeview Kingdon Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1725 McKercher Dr., Saskatoon, SK.
Arrangements entrusted to Martens Warman Funeral Home, Warman, SK.  (934-4888)

Received from: Judy Butler - [email protected]


Posted: 24 November, 2005.


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