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Due to a tragic motor vehicle accident in Abbotsford, B.C., Ronald has left us. Ron was raised on the family farm in Dominion City. He was a skilled hockey player in his youth and played junior hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs until his playing was interrupted by a leg fracture. After completion of high school Ron entered the finance profession with his career taking him to Alberta and British Columbia and finally back to Winnipeg. Preferring the West Coast climate to that of Manitoba, Ron spent the last several years in the Abbotsford area of British Columbia. Creation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a private family gathering at a later date. In lie of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's name to the Dominion City Arena Fund or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Morris Funeral Home.
Obituary published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 7, 2015. 
Scott, Ronald James "Ron" (I15477)
2 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3738)
Late W. W. Simpson.
Mr. William W. Simpson, who was well known in the Ottawa district, passed away recently at his home in Smiths Falls, at the age of 89 years, following a short illness which was attributed to a fall. Deceased was born at Ashton, where he resided till 15 years aso, when he retired from farming and took up his residence in Smiths Falls. He was the last of a family of seven sons and five daughters. Surviving are three sons: Willoughby, of Edmonton: Robert of Chilliwark, B.C.; and Joshua of Smiths Falls; and four daughters: Mrs. Robert Shilllngton, Moose Jaw; Mrs. W. J, Bleeks, Winnipeg; and Misses Maude and Pearl Simpson, Smiths Falls. The funeral took place to Munster Union cemetery, the services being conducted by Revs. Ellis and Bradfoid. The pall bearers were Messrs Kidd, Clayton, Ormond and James Simpson, and Milton and Willard Graham. Many floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held in the community.Funeral service conducted by the Revs. Ellis and Bradford.
Pall bearers were: Kidd Simpson, Clayton Simpson, Ormond Simpson, James Simpson, Milton Graham and Willard Graham. 
Simpson, William Willoughby (I3625)
PLOTBuried near Park Lake near lot 21, 22, 23, Concession 7 and 8. Dalhousie Lake, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Park, Joseph (I9606)
Son of WIlliam W. Simpson & Henrietta Cherry

Stricken with a heart attack while letting some cattle out to pasture on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14, Robert M. Simpson of Atchelitz passed away shortly after he went indoors to rest. Born at Ashton, Ontario, 63 years ago, the late Mr. Simpson came to the Fraser Valley twenty - five years ago and had been a well known and respected citizen of the district since that time. Prior to coming here he resided in Winnipeg.
Mr. Simpson is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. F. Toop and Roberta Simpson, South Su - mas; Mrs. J. Hogg, Sumas; Mrs. George Bradwell, South Sumas, and Mrs. Harold Bradwell, Radium Hot Springs; and four sons, Cecil of Rosedale, and William, Joshua and Wesley of South Sumas.
Mrs.. Simpson was in the south at the time of her husband's passing, the funeral arrangements were held over till her arrival. The funeral took place Wednesday from chilliwack United Church, with interment in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. 
Simpson, Robert Milton (I13686)
There are no birth or death records for this set of twins but family folklore suggest that they were born and died in Ramsay Township on the newly established homestead and were buried under a Oak tree on the property. It is also possible that youngest daughter at the time of arriving in Canada Elisabeth, born in Scotland in 1820 and died as a young child is also buried in the same location. This was a common practise as there were no cemeteries established at this time. 
Duncan (I32981)

Robert Duncan was born near Almonte Ontario, December 7, 1854. His parents, James and Elizabeth Duncan, had a family of eight boys and three girls. Robert was the eldest.
As money was scarce Robert was obliged to leave home in his early teens to make his way in the world. Equipped with a team of horses and a sleigh he found work in logging camps along the Petawawa and Mississippi Rivers. Wages were a dollar a day. In the spring of each year he came back to help his father with the farm work. He would go back to the "shanty" as the camps were called, for the winter months.
In the spring of 1878 he and some other young fellows decided to go West. They left Almonte on May 5th and travelled by train and boat to Emerson and finally to Winnipeg. They worked there for the summer. He told of getting his wagon, with a load, stuck in the Red River mud of what is now main street. The load was removed from the wagon but even then the wagon had to be taken apart to free itself. Having met some men who had been farther west, Robert decided on their advice to go too. The result was that he filed on a parcel of land the west half of 12-3-12. This land was owned and operated in recent years by his only son James Hamilton Duncan until his death, November 1972 in Pilot Mound. Robert then went back to Ontario logging camps for the winter.
In the spring of 1879 James Duncan gave his eldest son, Robert a team of horses, a wagon and provisions for the trip west. Again he went to Emerson and then drove west along the Boundart Commission Trail to his homestead near Pilot Mound. This 100-mile trek was completed on May 29. Some grain was planted and a log house was built that summer. The remains of this pioneer dwelling exist on the present farm-site. This log house is a very special one. In 1879 there was not a minister or a church in which to conduct divine services. A meeting was held in Robert Duncan's log house to organize the first Sunday School. The next year, 1880, a meeting was held there to organize the Goudney School district. Until then the community was identified only by their post office, Preston, about three miles west of the present town of Pilot Mound.
In 1880 Robert Duncan and William Butchart (who was later to marry Robert's sister, Margaret Jane) bought a horse powered threshing machine. They threshed most of the grain in the settlement that fall and winter as this was one of the first threshing machines in the area. In those days the harvested grain was stacked, pending threshing operations so that work on the land could continue until freeze-up.
Robert Duncan returned home in the spring of 1881, returning to Pilot Mound in June with his bride, Ellen MacPherson Hamilton. The young bride could hardly visualize the ruggedness of the new country she was coming to, in comparison with the relatively gently and settled Ottawa Valley countryside which had been her home from birth. On the last leg of their trip from Emerson to the homestead, the young couple enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Mennonite homes as they passed through their communities. At last they reached the end of the hundred miles and arrived in the Goudney District. That summer the grass was so tall that even the cows seemed lost. When Ellen opened her kitchen door she could hear the cows mooing and running towards her but all she could see above the tall grass was their heads and tails.
"Bear stories are always interesting, especially when they have the added interest of being true. One day when Robert was harvesting a field of oats with his three-horse binder he saw a bear coming towards him. At the same time a neighborhood "character" an old chap who loved to hunt and fish, and who dropped in frequently to visit the Duncans arrived on the scene. Unfortunately his gun was not powerful enough to reach the bear from his distance. Robert unhitched one of the three horses and mounted it. Horse and rider pressed the attack but the Duncan mount was a colt that had never been ridden and he ran wild. However, the battle continued with added force and finally the bear, exhausted, lay still on the ground to be dispatched at close range by the itinerant hunter.
In the early 1900's a Mr Dearlove needed power for his newly-constructed brick yard north of town. He contacted Robert Duncan for the use of his steam engine which had replaced horsepower on the Duncan farm. It might be noted that the Duncan's second home succeeding the beloved log shack, was a spacious dwelling made of red brick from the Dearlove yard.
It is no exaggeration to say that Robert Duncan was an active leader in the community endeavors. Before 1905 when the Statute Labor Law was in effect, he was a path master. This meant that he was to see to it that roads and trails were kept passable in his section of the township. In later years he served as a councillor in the Rural Municipality of Louise and President of the Pilot Mound Agricultural Society. During his tenure with that Society he promoted the formation of a Board of Lady Directors. It proved to be a valuable innovation.
He was also a devoted church goer, serving as Sunday School superintendent and elder on the Presbyterian Church Session and following church union in 1925 he served with the United Church Session until his death in 1943.
His wife Ellen had many talents and interests. She was renowned for baking and butter-making. Her baking skills were such that local merchants would have her test newly arrived flour shipments. She could tell them how many loaves could be made from a hundredweight.
In 1911 she won a sweepstake prize for her butter making at the Winnipeg Exhibition, also first prize for a tub of butter at the Chicago Fair. She encouraged boys and girls in furthering farming skills, a work now done by the famous 4-H Clubs. She held sewing and cooking classes in the local school (after 4:00 PM.)
She was a member of the Ladies Agricultural Society her husband founded, a Charter member of the Women's Institute, Life member of the Red Cross and life Member of the Women's Missionary Society. Robert and Ellen Duncan turned the farm over to Their only son Jim in 1930, retiring to Pilot Mound. Mrs Duncan passed away in 1937, her husband in 1943. Both of them had been truly public-spirited and contributed enormously to the economic and cultural health of the community they had seen grow from pioneer days.
In the United Church at Pilot Mound are two beautiful candelabra, presented by members of the family in memory of their parents. These are fitting memorials to two who had shed the light of life on many a pathway. 
Duncan, Robert James (I2331)

James S. Duncan was born 1904 Regina, Saskatchewan son of John and Jessie (Steele) Duncan. He was married on February 12, 1952 to Margaret Stuart.
Jim as he was known joined the C.P.R. as a ticket agent in Regina, then followed by promotion to C.P.R. offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco U.S.A.
He was then asked to transfer to the Convention Traffic Bureau of C.P.R. in this capacity he encouraged major corporations in the U.S.A. and Canada to hold their conventions at C.P.R. hotels. His headquarters were in Vancouver, B.C. where he has resided since his retirement. 
Duncan, James Steele "Jim" (I3329)
9 Hilda Gertrude Salter, 126 Sussex Street, Carleton Place, died November 1, 1979 in Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, age 72, after an illness of two days. Born April 14, 1907, at Prospect, Ontario in Beckwith Township. Mrs. Salter was the daughter of the late James Henry Saunders and his wife, Sarah Ann Saunders. She was educated at Prospect School, S. S. # 4, Beckwith Township. Mrs. Salter and the late Garland Salter were married June 12, 1929 at Prospect, Ontario. They farmed on the Salter farm in the fourth concession of Beckwith. Mrs Salter as a member of the former Women's Auxiliary of St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Prospect. After Mrs. Salter moved to Carleton Place, she attended St James? Anglican Church. Hilda was a member of the Beckwith Women?s Institute, the Carleton Place Senior Citizens? Club, and the Jock River Senior Citizen?s Club, Ashton. She always enjoyed having her family and friends around her. Mrs. Salter is survived by one daughter, Mildred Lois (Mrs Donald Hamilton), Ottawa and one son, Lorne Garland Salter, Kitchener, Ontario. She is also survived by her sister, Vera (Mrs. Ernie Salmon), Smiths Falls and two brothers, Milton Saunders, Admiral, Saskatchewan and Wilber Saunders, Manotick. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Paul and Christopher Hamilton and Cynthia and Blair Salter. Mrs. Salter was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Clifford Saunders and sisters, Hazel (Mrs. James Woods) and Edna (Mrs. John Griffith). The funeral took place from the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home to St. James? Anglican Church, Carleton Place, for service at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 1979 with Rev. Alan Gallichan officiating, assisted by Archdeacon John Salter. Interment took place in St. Augustine?s Anglican Cemetery, Prospect, Ontario. Pallbearers were Carl Saunders, Milton Saunders, Gordon Saunders, Glenn Saunders, Ronald Salmon, and David Lowry. Saunders, Hilda Gertrude (I4528)
10 Rae

She was a "family oriented" wife and mother who always went "beyond the call of duty", through the depression, war, illness and hard times as well as all the good times! Her dry sense of humor and good Scottish work ethic along with the ability to turn her hand to whatever - including "plowing a straight furrow" and her incredible ability to cook and bake are what we remember.
In her later years she discovered "Bingo". She liked to win but she really enjoyed shouting "Bingo" and the getting together with other bingo fans several times a week in the summer.
Mom/Rae: Thanks for showing us that good friends are hard to find, hard to leave, but impossible to forget!

A Favorite poem:
You did some good today
You spoke something helpful along the way
You spread a little happiness
Said a kind word to someone in distress
You could show a kindly deed
Plant a tiny positive seed
You gave someone a better start
We remember your caring, loving heart. 
Duncan, Rae Myrtle (I2886)
11 James Morden Duncan the third son of Edmund H. Duncan and Beatrice
Miller was born September 23, 1909 in Ramsay Township Lot 10 Concession 11.
Morden married Mary Ethel McKay September 26,1942. They had four children Bruce, Barbara, Sandra and John Robert. John Robert (1952-1952).
Morden received his education at S.S.#12 Ramsay and Almonte High School. When Morden left school he worked on the farm for his father which at that time was mixed farming. He later bought the farm from his father; his father and mother retiring to live in Carleton Place, Ontario.
Morden raised purbred Yorkshire pigs, taking a keen interest in showing them at all the local fairs in the Ottawa Valley. He set up his own chicken hatchery. In 1965 his son Bruce graduated from Guelph Agricultural College and returned home to the farm. Morden and his son Bruce went into dairy farming. Morden retired in 1985 his son Bruce with his wife Janet and their two children Craig and Alison continuing dairy farming on the Duncan Homestead.
Morden was a member of the North Lanark Agriculture Society for many years and a former President. A member of the Almonte Curling Club and an active curler. He was a member of the Almonte United Church of which he was an elder. 
Duncan, James Morden (I2864)
12 113599509 Houston, Mary (I7477)
13 3 September 2015 ?

Alexander "Sandy" Stewart

Alexander Stewart, known to many as "Sandy," was born in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland on December 7th, 1805.[i]

He grew up the son of Dr. Alexander Stewart and Mary McLachlan, who married May 21st, 1805.[ii]

Along with Sandy, the Stewarts had seven other children. There were four boys and four girls. The four boys accompanied their parents to the States in 1817. They set sail around September 1st, 1817. Supposedly, the Stewart family landed in New York, but there has been no evidence found to prove this. The Stewarts arrived in Carmi, Illinois on Christmas day in 1818. The family established Burnt Prairie, Illinois, where they built a farm.

Dr. Stewart began studying medicine, which greatly interested him. His doctorate was in fact, in some other field, but there was no mention of what that was. His wife Mary also studied medicine. So she could accompany her husband as his nurse.[iii]

Sandy and his brothers worked the farm. In 1820, another brother, James was welcomed to the Stewart family. He was the first white child born in the Burnt Prairie area. Two years later, another brother, William, was welcomed to the family. William later went on to become a Captain in the Civil War.[iv]

In 1824, Sandy's parents sent for their four daughters back in Comrie, Scotland. Their voyage took three weeks. When they arrived in New York, their escort took their money and left them at the pier. An older gentleman, who carried a cane, encountered the girls huddled together and crying on the pier. After discovering who they were, he took the girls in and found them temporary homes. This man was Dr. Ferguson, an old classmate of Dr. Alexander Stewart's.

After two years of trying to reach Dr. Stewart, someone from Burnt Prairie was taking a trip to New York and thought that the least he could do, after all Dr. Stewart had done for him, was look for his daughters. The man went to the same pier and found the same old man, Dr. Ferguson, and was taken to the girls.[v]

During all this time, Sandy was learning the blacksmith trade. At this time, he also married. Sandy married Sarah Miller on January 27th, 1826. It was then, in 1827, that they left home and settled in Albion, Illinois.[vi]

After his mother's death in 1862, Sandy's father, Dr. Stewart, with his failing eyesight, came to live with his son. Dr. Stewart died May 5th, 1865 from injuries received from a fall he took off his porch.[vii]

Sandy Stewart and his wife Sarah had 15 children, having only six live to maturity. Sarah died April 20th, 1853, shortly after the birth of their youngest child. Sandy then married Emma Senseman (Sensaman) on April 23rd, 1856.[viii]

Sandy remained a blacksmith for 16 years, until his health began to give way. He then focused his attention on being a merchant.[ix] According to the Edwards County Centennial Celebration, compiled by Walter Colyer in 1918, Sandy Stewart established a pork packing house in Albion in 1843 with a capacity of 3,000 head for the season.[x] Together, he and Emma led very busy lives, running their business and raising the children.[xi]

Sandy Stewart died April 19th, 1884 at the age of 79 and was buried in Albion's first and largest cemetery, simply named Albion Cemetery. His wife, Emma, died on February 5th, 1897 at the age of 72 and was also buried in Albion Cemetery.
Stewart, Alexander "Sandy" (I5910)
14 64a.
Millie TOMLINSON died Feb 23, 1864, Aged 3 yrs 1 mo. 
Tomlinson, Willie (I8604)
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Death of Mrs. George Baird ? In her 86th year and following a short illness the death occurred at the home of her son Garnet on Saturday, June 23rd, of Mrs. George Baird, a lady well known throughout the Kinburn district and revered by all who knew her. Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Gourlay, was a daughter of the late William Gourlay and his wife, Margaret Nesbitt, and had resided all her life on the ninth line of Fitzroy. Despite her age, Mrs. Baird was quite active, doing her own housework up to a few weeks ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. S. E. Baird, and five sons, John Albert of Kilmaurs, W. E., J. Arthur and Garnet, all of Kinburn, and Campbell on the homestead; four sisters, Mrs. McCurdy of Hazeldean, Mrs. Wm. Green of Pakenham, Mrs. Thos. Guest of Queen's Line and Mrs. Fred Ross of Kinburn; two brothers, F. R. Gourlay of Ottawa and S. G. Gourlay of Vancouver, B.C. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from her son Campbell's residence to the ninth line Anglican Church and cemetery, Rev. C. C. Phillips of Fitzroy Harbor having charge of the services. The following favourite hymns of the deceased were sung: "Unto the Hills," "Lord as to Thy Dear Cross we Flee" and "Rock of Ages." The pallbearers were six nephews, namely, Lloyd Ross, Roy Gourlay, Hilliard Guest, Wm. Gordon, Garnet Green and John Baird. The floral offerings received included the following: Gates a'jar, (Georgina), Mrs. S. E. Baird, W. E. Baird and Garnet Baird; wreaths, (sons), Arthur, Campbell and John Albert Baird; sprays, sisters; cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Gourlay of Ottawa, Mrs. G. Cummings of Westboro, Mrs. Mac McFarland of Renfrew, Mrs. Geo Brown of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stevenson of Kinburn.
Source: The Carp Review, Carp, Ontario, 28 June 1934, page 8, column 2. 
Gourlay, Elizabeth (I13156)
16 affidavit of Richard Edwards, Feb 10 1886
John Laughlin @ Rootsweb, 2006
Transcripts from the Fanning Family Bible, provided by J. Gerald Griffith 
Family: Richard Edwards / Elizabeth "Betsy" Saunders (F1341)
17 After David's death Hannah made her home with Robert Duncan on his farm until his death. She then lived with the William Chesneys for a few years. Later she lived with Mr. and Mrs. William Herd and died in 1942.

Jim Duncan, Rosses father contacted a Mrs. Mary Wray who would be a sister-in-law of Hannah. Got some info 
Wray, Hannah Mary Elva Farr (I2380)

Numbered among the successful business men of Regina is Albert
Duncan, druggist and agriculturist. He was born on a farm in the province of Ontario, on the 20th of April, 1874, a son of James and Elizabeth (Lockhart) Duncan, extended mention of whom may be found in the sketch of his brother W. H. Duncan appearing elsewhere in this work.
Albert Duncan attended the Ramsay public school and the Almonte High school. Subsequently he enrolled in the Ontario College of Pharmacy and was graduated from that institution in 1899. He served as apprenticeship under a brother at Vankleek Hill and remained there for three years. Subsequently he moved to Merrickville, Ontario and there opened a small drug store, which he conducted with success for a period of four years. On the 7th of May, 1903 he came to Regina and together with W. M. Rea he opened a drug store in a little shack near the old town hall. They remained in those quarters a few months and then moved to the Strathcona block, on Scarth street. In 1905 they sold out to the Regina Pharmacy and for two years thereafter Mr. Duncan was out of business. At the termination of that time he established a drug store independently and has since conducted this enterprise. He owns his business building of two stories and his store is modern in every way. In addition to a general line of drugs he carries a full line of pianos and victrolas. He devotes a great deal of his time and attention to the store and at the same time is interested in farming, owning a fine farm in the southeast part of the province, which he continues to develop and improve. Mr. Duncan has been successful in his undertakings and well merits the position accorded him among the representative business men of the city and district.
On the 18th of August, 1903, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Jennie Jakes of Merrickville, Ontario and to them two children were born: Kenneth, who died at age of five years; and James Albert, nine years of age. Mrs Duncan passed away on the 20th of May, 1915. She was a woman of much culture and refinement and was prominent in the club and social circles of this city. She was a member of and a zealous worker in the Knox Presbyterian church, and her death brought deep sorrow to her family and many Friend.
Mr. Duncan is a member of the Knox Presbyterian church. Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the United Order of Canadians. In the community interests he takes an active and helpful part, supporting the various measures that have for their objects the welfare and advancement of the city and district.

In Regina when mother died in 1905. 
Duncan, Albert (I2913)
19 Albert Leach.
Carleton Place. March 14 - Albert Leach of Prospect, one of the community's best know citizens passed away at his home there on Wednesday at the age of 88 years.
Born in Montague township, he was a son of the late George Leach and his wife, Matilda Garland, and when quite young moved with his parents to North Gower where he was married to Miss Jane Pollock. Following the marriage the couple went to live on a farm in Prospect. His wife predeceased him some years ago.
For a number of years Mr. Leach served as a school trustee and was also a member of the Orange Lodge at Prospect. He was an Anglican, and in the earlier part of his life took a prominent part in church activities and had served as people's and rector's warden.
Surviving are three sons. Thomas of Regina, Garland of Melfort, Sask., and Austin Leach at home: three daughters, Miss Matilda Leach, at home: Mrs. Livingstone Kidd and Mrs. Edgar Kidd both of Prospect, and four brothers. George, Richmond: Edward, James and Nicholas Leach, all of North Gower.
Tlhe funeral will take place from his late residence on Friday afternoon to the Frankown cemetery. Rev A. Lowe rector of the Anglican church at Ashton, will be in charge of the .service. 
Leach, William "Albert" (I3687)
20 Ashes given to family or friend Hand, Freda May (I25825)
21 Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: need family info Christoforides, Marcia Anastasia "Christofor" (I14725)
22 at the Almonte United Church. Family: Kenneth Lionel "KEN" Fresque / RUTH Isabel Coxford (F45)
23 Buried in St. Fillans section. Crawford, Sarah Ann (I6593)
'Mayflower' Descendant Rites Today
Funeral for Edward Winslcw. Spragee, OBE, former vice-president and general manager of Canadian Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. who died at his home in Almonte, Ont., Sunday night, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from St Paul's Anglican Church in Almonte. He was 66.
Born in Montreal, the son of Edward Pelham Winslow, prominent in banking circles, and S. M. Alice Spragge, he was a direct descendant of Edward Winslow of the "Mayflower" company, and later governor of Massachusetts Bay colony, whose letters were published as the "Winslow Papers."
Educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, he was also a graduate in mechanical engineering from McGill University. He began his career with Robert W. Hunt and Co. but was associated with Canadian Ingersoll-Rand since 1909 in Toronto and Cobalt, Ont., and Sherbrooke and Montreal, Que.
During the First World War he played an important part in munitions manufacture. Ill health during the Second World War forced his retirement from executive duties but he carried on as a director. He was called to Ottawa in 1943 as special negotiator for the financial advisor to the Munitions and Supply Department.
For years he was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral here, a life governor of the Montreal General Hospital and a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prominent in the Canadian
Manufacturers' Association, he accompanied the group on its tour of England in 1939.
On his retirement to Almonte, he became prominent in comrrmnity and church affairs there.
He is survived by his wile, the former Lois Sybil Harrington, Almonte; a son, John (Edward), Montreal; four daughters. Mrs. Gustave Simons, Connecticut, , and Mrs. Donald Byers. Mrs. Frank Cobbett, and Mrs. Duncan Duclos, all Montreal; and three brothers, Kenelm, Montreal Terence, Perth, Ont., and Hugh, in Florida.
Burial will be in Almonte. 
Winslow-Spragge, Edward (I24824)
Chilliwack pioneer Fred Toop, a resident of the Fraser Valley since his birth in 1886, died May 30 at Chilliwack General Hospital in his 90th year.
Mr. Toop was a retired dairy farmer and was formerly of 134 Gore Avenue.
He was presented with a 65-year IOOF membership pin in 1975 and was past grand, past chief patriarch of Chilliwack encampment No. 3, a long-time member of Ruth Rebekah Lodge No. 4 and a charter member of Canton No. 42, Valley United Patriarchs Militant.
Mr. Toop farmed for many years on part of the original homestead on Sumas Prairie Road where he and his wife Pearl attended Sumas United Church.
He was a life member there and was president of the church board of management for 29 years.
Always active in community affairs, he was vice-president of the White Cane Club and is a former director of the Chilliwack Regional Fall Fair. With Stewart Dixon he organized the Junior Farmers' club, now called the 4-H club.
Mr. Toop is survived by his wife Pearl; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Edwards, Chilliwack, Mrs. Ethel Anderson, Victoria, Mrs. Edna Brooks, Victoria; one son, Dr. Edward Toop, St. Albert, Alberta; 15 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 at Henderson's Funeral Chapel. Burial follows at IOOF cemetery. 
Toop, Frederick Wesley "Fred" (I13703)
26 His ashes were sprinkled into Lac Beauvert in Jasper National Park. One of his favourite places. Chapman, Robert James "Bob" (I28354)
Registration Number: 560
Sex: M
Birth Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 1903 / 6 / 11
Place of Birth: FAIRMEDE Mother
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Wapella Community Cemetery
gravestone: 1904 - 1917 
Clements, Robert Allan (I4220)
28 [accessed 161227]
Registration Number: 1081
Sex: M
Birth Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 1906 / 11 / 22
Place of Birth: FAIRMEDE Mother
Clements, James Grant (I4221)
29 [accessed 161227]
Registration Number: 1408
Sex: M
Death Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 1907 / 9 / 20
Place of Death: 
Clements, James Grant (I4221)
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Kidd, James Robbins, 1915-1982
Dr. James Robbins Kidd fonds. -- 1954-1975. -- 19.5 cm of textual records.
James Robbins Kidd, born May 4, 1915 at Wapella, Saskatchewan, was the son of John Kidd and Muriel Robbins. He was educated at Sir George Williams University (B.A. 1938), McGill University (M.A. 1943), and Columbia Universtiy (Ed.D. 1947). Throughout his career he also received Honorary Degrees (LL.D) from the following institutions for his contributions in the field of continuing and adult education: University of British Columbia, Concordia University, Trent University, McGill University, Laurentian University, and York Universtiy. In 1941 he married Margaret Edith Easto and they had 5 children. From 1966 to his death in 1982, Kidd held the position of Chairman of the Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.). He is the author of several publications including: "Adult Education in the Canadian University," "Adult Education in the Caribbean," "Financing Continuing Education," and "Adult Learning: a Design for Development." 
Kidd, James Robbins (I5042)
31 January 11, 1973 Mrs. John Turner Dies -100 Years

Mrs. John Turner, a lifelong resident and one of the few remaining pioneers of Lanark County , passed away at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on January 11, 1973, after a short illness, in her 100th year. Born on February 28th, 1873 and youngest daughter of the late John Mcllraith and Agnes Foster of Lanark Township, she was the last surviving member of her family. She was educated in the rural school where later she returned as a teacher, at Lanark Continuation School, and in the Model school at Perth. She taught also at Prestonvale and at Appleton, where she met and married the late John Turner. To this union, were born five children, all of whom survive. Cecil on the home farm; Mac of Montreal; Mary, Mrs. Leo Dunlap of Harrison, Nebraska; Ross of Guelph; and Anna of Napanee. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. During her life in Appleton, she was very active in all phases of church work there, especially in the W.M.S. and the Mission Bands. Although not a trained nurse, she often aided the neighbours in their cases of serious illness. Funeral services were held at the Kerry Funeral Home in Almonte, on Saturday, January 13, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. R. J. McCrea, of Almonte United Church, conducted the services with interment in the Auld Kirk Cemetery. As well as many local residents, relatives and friends were present from Guelph, Cambridge, Toronto, Cobourg, Peterborough, Napanee, Perth, Balderson, Lanark, Cobden, Ottawa and Montreal. Pallbearers were four grandsons: Vernon Turner, Kenneth Turner, Allan Turner, Lawrence Barrett, and two neighbours, Allie Stewart and Bert McRae. The many floral tributes and "In Memoriam" cards were an expression of the esteem in which the deceased was held.

McIlraith, Agnes (I24226)
32 Kidd, G.E., "The Story of the Derry", 1943
Transcripts from the Fanning
Family Bible
provided by J. Gerald Griffith
****Births and Marriages****
Robert Fanning and Ellen Leach married by the Rev. James Preston
August the 18th 1864.
James Fanning born September the 1 1865.
Mary Fanning born October the 18th 1866.
Jane Susan Fanning born January the 4:1867
Eliza Ann Fanning born September the 19 1868
Ellen Matilda Fanning born June the 27 1871
Sarah Fanning born January the 3 1873
Samuel George Fanning born June the 10th 1876
Catherine Fanning born March the 5 1878
Jane Susen Fanning born July the 13th 1879
Robert Fanning born April 1 1836
Family: Robert Fanning, Esq. / Ellen Elizabeth Ann Leach (F1391)
33 Kidd, G.E., "The Story of the Derry", 1943
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1861 census, North GowerTwp., Carleton Co., ON
age 9
Leach, William "Albert" (I3687)
34 Kidd, G.E., "The Story of the Derry", 1943
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1901 census, Beckwith Twp., Lanark Co., ON
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1851 census, Beckwith Twp., Lanark Co., ON
age 16
Parents listed on death registration
Samuel Leach and Jane Saunders
Leach, Ellen Elizabeth Ann (I3681)
35 Kidd, G.E., "The Story of the Derry", 1943
Leach, Samuel (I10991)
36 listed in 1881 Beckwith census Flemming, Mary Rose (I3965)
On April 33rd, Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Fraser. beloved wife of John C. Fraser of Gibbons. Alberta. She is survived by her husband; two sons John and George and three .daughters. Nan, Kay and Pat. all at home; her father, Mr. R. G. Gibbons of Gibbons. Alta.; one brother W. R. Gibbons and two sisters. Mrs. John Schram and Mrs E. J. Yeo, all of Gibbons, Alta. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Gibbons Anglican Church. Rev. W. W Buxton will officiate, and interment will take place In the Gibbons Cemetery. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Mrs. Fraser may do so at the Chapel up to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Howard and McBrlde - Funeral Service. 
Gibbons, Ellen Elizabeth "Betty" (I21889)
38 Plots E353 to E384 stone 1492

Scott Harvey Arthur Scott 1913-1967
His wife Phyllis M. Hawkins 1916-1985 
Hawkins, Phyllis Margaret (I1614)
39 Predyk Butler
Christ Church Cathedral was scene of the wedding when Sharon Elaine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Harvey Butler, became the bride of John Jerry Predyk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Predyk. Dean N. C. Burke officiated at the doyble-ring ceremony. The bride wore a gown of Chantilly lace over pleated nylon and tulle, the skirt sweeping to a small train. Her jewelled coronet held a fingertip French silk illusion veil. Matron of honor was Mrs. Til-lie McGee, the groom's sister, who wore a turquoise lace and net gown with matching picture hat, and carried a bouquet of yellow carnations. Also attending the bride, Miss Anne McLeod and Mrs, Francis Yaremec wore Identical gowns in pink and green respectively. Both carried carnations, Miss McLeod's blue and Mrs. Yare- mec's pink. Lome McGee, nephew of the groom, was ring-bearer. Best man was Bill Predyk, the groom's brother, and Jim Ward and Grant McGee were ushers. Following the reception, the couple left for a honeymoon trip through Washington and Oregon. 
Family: John Jerry Predyk / Sharon Elaine Butler (F13085)
40 SCOTT, Kenneth Edward
Sadly we announce the sudden passing of Ken Scott, who died on October 3, 2005 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Predeceased by his mother Hope, his father Edward, and his brother John. Ken is lovingly survived by his wife Rosalia, his two daughters Danya (Mark) and Erika and his stepdaughters Rosalia (David), Heloue (Jorge), and Zalua. Ken was a long time resident and Realtor in Victoria. In 1996 he followed his dreams in Mexico where he continued his real estate career.. .and where he found true happiness with his wife Rosalia. There will be a celebration of Ken's life on Tuesday October 18, 2005 from 4-6pm Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive. 
Scott, Kenneth Edward "Ken" (I36691)
41 She was in her 105th year when she died. Burial information obtained from Cartwright Cemetery Records transcribed in the local history book Menarey, Mary Ann (I3477)
42 Wayne Thompson March 31 , 1942 - May 23, 2007
Wayne Thompson, age 65 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, following a lengthy and dignified battle with cancer. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Eleanor; children, Joanne (Norm) Boyes, Kevin (Nancy) Thompson and Kelly (Autumn) Thompson; grandson Ethan Wayne Thompson; father Ruthven Dave; brothers, Robert (Sherry) and David (Susan); and mother-in-law, Anna Lasco. Wayne was predeceased by his mother Florence Thompson; father-in-law, Joseph Lasco; and brother-in-law, Raymond Lasco. Wayne was born on March 31, 1942, In Davidson, SK, He moved at an early age to Saskatoon. Wayne graduated from the College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan in 1963 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1966. He was employed by Touche Ross and Smith Rolls before joining Federated Co-operatives Limited In 1970. Wayne became Chief Executive Officer In 1983 and continued in that position until poor health led to his retirement in 2007. Wayne was extremely knowledgeable in most sports. He especially enjoyed the years he played fastball for K and K Olson. Wayne deeply loved and was very proud of his children. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, May 25, 2007, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel (915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon). The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church (812 Preston Avenue S., Saskatoon). Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemeterv. Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, It was Wayne's wisn to nave memorial donations made to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, 303 Forge Road S.E., Calgary, AFJ, T2H 0S9. Condolences to the family may be expressed by e-mail to 1051 alderwoods, com. Arrangements entrusted to Mervin G. Oleksyn, ACADIA DRIVE FUNERAL CHAPEL 955-1600. 
Thompson, Wayne Hiel (I36819)
43 WILLIAMS -HOLDEN ., A pretty welding- was solemnized on November 2 1929, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. Holden, Brant, Alberta, when their eldest daughter, Sara Elisabeth (Beth) was united in marriage to J. F. Williams of Ensign, Alberta.
The bride was becomingly gowned in delf blue georgette, fashioned with collar of cream lace, carrying a shower bouquet of ophella roses and carnations, entered the living room on the arm of her father, to the stralns of Mendelzshon's Wedding March, beautifully played by Misss Muriel Holden. sister of the bride.
Rev. J. J. Brunton, Vulcan, assisted by Mr. J. Kaiquhar, Brant, performed the ceremony.
The bridesmald, Miss Edith Knights of Calgary, wore chocolate brown.

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Calgary, Alberta, Alberta, Canada
29 Nov 1929, Fri ? Page 15
Family: James Foster Williams / Sarah Elizabeth "Beth" Holden (F1081)
44 "Allan A. Gilmour"
While at work Monday morning on the foundations of Dr. Metcalfe's new buildings, Mr. Allan Gilmour took a weak turn and shortly afterwards
expired, death being due to heart trouble from which he had been a sufferer for the past few years. Deceased was a son of the late Allan & Mrs.
Gilmour and was born 70 years ago on the farm now owned by Mr. David Metcalfe. He and his wife , who was Mrs. Margaret Templeton, with their family, were residents of Almonte for a number of years, until a year ago when they removed to Ottawa to reside. Surviving him are his wife, two sons and two daughters; J.L. Gilmour of Renfrew; and James Gilmour, Mrs. J.A. McLachlan and Mrs. Lockhart of Ottawa.
There are also 3 brothers and 3 sisters;
Messrs John and Joseph of Almonte; William of Ramsay; Mrs. Jas Townend, Mrs. Whitcher and Mrs. Wilson of Carleton Place.
The funeral on
Wednesday from the residence of his brother, Mr. John Gilmour, was largely attended by relatives and friends who were desirous of thus showing
their respect for the deceased and sympathy for the sorrowing family. Rev S.G. brown conducted the services at the house and the grave, interment being made at the Auld Kirk Ramsay of the Eighth Line. 
Gilmour, Allan A. (I12878)
45 "Died in Ramsay, Saturday, February 18, 1928 Henrietta Watson beloved wife of William Waddell Anderson, age 73 years. The funeral will take place from her husband's residence, 8th Line Ramsay, on Monday February 20, 1928 at 2:30, to vault at the Auld Kirk Cemetery." Watson, Henrietta (I1588)
46 "DIED.
At Perth on Sabbath morning, the 16th instant, the Rev. William Bell, A. M., the Minister of the First Presbyterian Church, in the seventy-eigth year of his age, and the fourty-first of his ministry. He was born at Airdrie, Scotland on the 20th May, 1780, educated for the Gospel Ministry, at the University of Glasgow, and ordained at Edinburgh, March 4th, 1817.
He had looked to Canada for some years as the scene of his future labors, and arriving at Perth as the Minister of the First Presbyterian Settlers, in June 1817, he entered at once on his public Ministry. Though he had many labors to go through and hardships to endure in a new country, he never repented the choice he had made.
He had the honor of being the first to preach the Gospel in Lanark, Ramsay, Beckwith, Smith's Falls, and other places, besides Perth; at all of which there are now flourishing congregations. It was his desire that his friends at a distance should be informed that he died in the firm faith of that glorious Gospel which he had with so much pleasure, preached to others, and in the unclouded hope and prospect of a glorious immortality beyond death and the grave. His last illness was merely the decline of nature; his increasing infirmities had compelled him to cease his public labours about three months ago; but he was confined to his room only two weeks, during which he suffered very little pain, and was uniformly calm and happy. His latter end was peace."

[Col. 2, Pg. 3; The Bathurst Courier; Friday, 21 Aug 1857; Vol. XXIII, No. 45] 
Bell, Rev. William M. A. (I37887)
47 "DIED.
At Vankleekhill, on the 14th January, at the residence of her son George Buchanan, Esq., in the 74th year of her age, Ann, relict of the late Revd. George Buchanan."

[Col. 1, Pg. 3; The Bathurst Courier, Friday, 9 Feb 1849; Vol. XV, No. 16] 
Aitken, Ann (I34745)
48 "He embarked in the oil business as a producer, and continued so engaged until 1902, when he sold part of his oil interests, a few years later, however, resuming business. During his thirty-seven years of oil producing, he has probably brought from the secret recesses of the earth enough of the useful fluid to float one of the largest ocean ships. Mr. Kirpatrick has interest in two hundred wells, all of great producing capacity." McKitrick, Thomas (I9284)
49 "Home District, Ontario, Canada By the same (Reverend Elis** Draper) October 2, 1851, John Ray, Vaughn Township and Grace Harland of Etobicoke Township, Banns. Witnessed by Charles Marr and Robert Boyle." Harland, Grace (I33956)
50 "Obituary. Died at this residence, in Beckwith, U. C. on the 12th of September, the Reverend Doctor Buchanan, in the 74th year of his age, and 45th of his Ministry. His sufferings previous to his death which were long and painful, he bore with great patience and christian resignation to the will of his heavenly Father. By his death the church has lost an eminent Presbyterian Minister - his wife, an affectionate husband - and his family, an indulgent parent. He was indeed a faithful servant of Christ, and has left a widow and nine children to lament his loss."

[Col. 4, Pg. 3; The Bathurst Courier, Friday, 25 Sep 1835; Vol. II, No. 2 ]

The youngest son of Donald Buchanan and his second wife Catherine Menzies he was born at Coupar Angus in 1761. He studied medicine and for the church at Edinburgh University. 
Buchanan, Rev. George M. A., M. D. (I34744)

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