Upper Canada East Branch News

 

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2020 has been an unprecedented year with things happening quite differently. This Fall challenge encouraged members to send in a photo depicting something they liked about this season of Autumn.
All meetings for the rest of 2020 have been cancelled. Be watching for a Christmas Newsletter which will be sent out early in December.
We pray that 2021 will see this virus under control, with a vaccine that will keep us all safe. Then, we’ll be able to meet again and have no worries about being in large groups, laughing, singing and enjoying each other’s company.
Until we meet again, please stay safe and stay well!
Sincerely,
Diana


Upper Canada East Branch
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And much more…
(with 52 Branches throughout Ontario)
Come and join the fun at our four meetings per year!

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RWTO Upper Canada East continues to Thrive!

Our group is enthusiastic and generous in giving time, talent and monetary gifts to the needs of the community.


2020-2021 Program

The UCE Executive met at Diana McKendry’s house in July and August to discuss future plans during this pandemic. We will be in contact with our members by internet and telephone so we can keep connected during these unprecedented times. A newsletter will follow soon. Stay posted!

Meeting September 2017

Social Time before the meeting

Left-Right: Barb Mackey, Marsha Moulton, Annette Angus, and Rosemary Rutley

 

Left-Right-Marg Reynolds and Marion DeGray

School Supplies brought in my members to be distributed to House of Lazarus, the Food Community Sharing and Naomi Family Resource Centre

UCE’s Children’s Storybook Author, Lynda Leader; holding up her latest book

“The Empty Bird House”

 UCE’s Editor- Bonnie Gaylord; holding her latest book ” Stones of Augusta” Her family homestead was chosen to adorn the cover of this book written by the late Sandra H. Robertson.

 UCE’s Humour Lady, Sharon Richardson, telling her usual funny stories.

 

 

 

 

Birthday Celebrations

Summer Birthday Gals receiving a carnation.

Left-Right- Marie Stephenson, Joan Casselman-Rutley, Alice Laushway, Beth Conlin, Annette Angus, Barb Mackey, Isabel Hume, Betty Lou Casselman, Bev Comfort, and Joyce Millard, our birthday Convenor.
 Another Birthday Gal, celebrating her summer birthday. Bonnie Adair

Quarter Frenzy

All of these ladies bid on items and won them at our annual Quarter Frenzy
Margret Lelievre, Bev Comfort, Anne Presley, Lynda Leader, Jean Mills and Sandie Decker
.Shirley Alguire, Lynn Gilmour, Sharon Bell, Betty Lou Casselman, and Jane Domanko.
Sharon Richardson, Barb Mackey, Pat Stewart and Eileen Webb
Brenda and Joyce Millard, Marg Reynolds and Rosemary Rutley

150th Celebration

 

These are the ladies who planned and worked hard

to make this 150th Celebration a very successful event!

Front Row L-R; Brenda Millard, MaryEllen Garlough, Diana McKendry, Wanda Sloan

Back Row L-R; Marion Degray, Betty Lou Casselman, Bonnie Adair, Karen Koivumaki, Lynda Leader, Colleen Howard, and Susan Williams 

Winners of the Gift Sharing; a Flower arrangement donated by Cardinal Flowers of Morrisburg. Playhouse tickets donated from Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg and four 150th Canada pins donated by the Chamber of Commerce also in Morrisburg.

Front Row L-R; Patsy Gillis-Playhouse tickets, Shirley Hodgins-pin, Sandra Shouldice-flower arrangement

Back Row- L-R; Lois Lannin-pin, BettyLou Casselman-pin, Linda Larkin-pin

Fall 2020

( Click on the above title “Fall 2020” to access the Newsletter)

 

Archived Newsletters

Margaret Reynolds

Peacefully with her family by her side at the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site, on Sunday, December 30, 2018, Margaret Reynolds (nee Woodrow) of Morrisburg, age 85. Beloved wife of the late Allard Reynolds. Loving mother of Rob Reynolds (Wanda) of Morrisburg and Jeff Reynolds of Morrisburg. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her granddaughters Bret and Drew Reynolds. Dear sister of Marie Schandlan (late Walter) of Orillia, Jean Horne (Howard) of Hawkestone, Donald Woodrow (Carolyn) of Coldwater and Alice Robinson (late Bruce) of Orillia. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements

A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Morrisburg on Sunday, January 13th at 2 p.m. A luncheon will follow in the Church hall. Donations to the Presbyterian Church Women’s Missionary Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. If you are making your donation online or by cheque directly to the charity, please include the following note with your gift “please notify the family”. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

Spring Interment of Cremated Remains
Hobart Cemetery


Poole, Ina Marie (Crump) (nee Brownell)

September 27, 1934 – October 20, 2018

Ina Marie Brownell grew up on a farm south of Finch with her parents Charles Brownell and Maud Eligh and her older siblings Keith, Lila, Boyd, and Neil.
She began her 37-year teaching career, just out of high school herself, at Riverside School with one room and eight grades. Following a few years at Finch Public School, she taught at Morewood Public School until her retirement.
Education was important to her. She completed a B.A. while teaching full time and contributing to farm life with her first husband, Carl Crump. She later pursued an M.Ed. She was a natural, lifelong teacher who loved children. Teaching English to her Schmid and von Kaenel next-door neighbours, and helping their children with homework, gave her pleasure and purpose and an extended family whose activities, growth, and development she followed with interest.
Having inherited artistic genes, her love of painting and drawing continued throughout her life. Early experimentation with colour in rugs and quilts with her mother found later expression in oils, watercolours, chalk pastel portraits of her grandchildren and great grandchild, landscape paintings at her cottage at Mink Lake, and most recently in artwork at Longfields Manor.
She was an active lifelong member of Morewood United Church, and Christ Church United in later years. The church was central to her life and sense of community. She cherished the friendships and purpose it brought her, and she was forever giving back by visiting community members at home, in hospitals, and in nursing homes.
Her interests brought her to horticultural judging, Historical Society events, bridge, and choir. She knew many in her community and liked to share what they were up to – and we all heard about it every time we visited.
She was keen to travel, an interest that was affected, but not thwarted, by the physical limitations of Parkinson’s disease in later years. She was never afraid to wield those walking sticks to get her where she wanted to be.
Ina was proud of her family. She was a treasured companion in their later years to her second husband Victor Poole. She was Mom to Lorna and Judy, mother-in-law to Andy and Catherine, Gram to Bryan and Colleen, grandmother-in-law to Patrick, GGMama to Saoirse. She was Canadian Mom to Anita, Joe, Pete, and Inge, and Canadian Grandma to Wayne, Leslie, Roy, Olivia, and Roxane.
She loved a good sunset, red licorice, euchre, a glass of sherry (or wine, or maybe a half pint), Andy’s coffee, getting her hair done weekly, her view of the farm fields, the flowers and birds in her garden, her grandchildren, and reading Jelly Belly over and over while Saoirse ate all her chips.
One of her students aptly exclaimed in her early teaching years, “If you weren’t so old, you’d be fun to play with!” Well, Mom, Gram, GGMama, you were fun to the end.
Friends and family are invited to an informal gathering in her honour to share memories at the Chesterville Legion on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Donations to the Dundas County Hospice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.


Evelyn Workman (Code)

July 21,1945 -May 6, 2018

Peacefully at home on Sunday, May 6, 2018, Evelyn Workman (nee Code) of Spencerville, age 72. Loving wife of Garth Workman. Loving mother of David McNeely of Havelock and Jane McNeely of Jasper. Dear stepmother of Darryl Workman (Sherry) of Athens, Derrick Workman (Angie) of Shanly and Chrystal Workman of Spencerville. Dear sister of Edna Ruttle of Almonte, Elsie Bennett of Franktown, Allan Code of Carleton Place, Vera Deugo of Ottawa, Mary Johnston of Manotick and Lloyd Code of Carleton Place. Evelyn will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Tom, Ali, Levi,
Melissa, Katrina, Jordana, Jennifer, Destiny, Erica and John Carter. Predeceased by her sister Anna Avery and her brothers Stanley, Billy, Fred, and Gordon Code. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements

Friends may call at the Spencerville United Church on Wednesday, May 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Church on Thursday, May 10th at 11 a.m. Donations to Spencerville United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.


 Dolores Christine Prosser Morris

Peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Saturday, October 7, 2017 Dolores Christine Prosser Morris of Mariatown. She was born in the house where she was currently living in Mariatown. In her younger years “Do” went to S.S. #1 school in Mariatown and later high school in Morrisburg, participating in many school activities. Dolores graduated from the Brockville General Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. She and a friend (Carol Ann) worked in Medicine Hat, AB for a few years. Later she boarded with her Aunt Joyce, Uncle Bob, Cousin Mike and worked at the Montreal General Hospital specializing in open heart surgery. Then she graduated from Western University in London with her B.S.N. She taught nursing at the Brockville General Hospital until her marriage on March 13, 1971 to John Morris at Lakeshore Drive United Church, Morrisburg. She was then hired by John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC. where she taught nursing. In her last few years before retirement she taught Psychiatric Nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal for the John Abbott College. Upon her retirement as a nursing professor, after fully enjoying her career, “Do” travelled and also spent many satisfying hours gardening. She was a very active member in her church, taking on numerous roles. The Bazaar there on Saturday, October 28 will not be the same without her present. She liked to spend time in her kitchen making jams, jellies and pickles. What friend didn’t receive her traditionally made chocolate goodies? She was also a member of the Morrisburg Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was a beloved comrade.

Cherished sister of Cheryl Miller of Long Sault. Dearly loved by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Phyllis and Ralph Prosser, devoted husband John Morris, cherished friend and long-time companion, Charles Reid, and brother-in-law Chuck Miller.

Funeral Arrangements

The memorial service will be held at Lakeshore Drive United Church on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown. Memorial donations to Lakeshore Drive United Church or Legion Branch #48 Ladies Auxiliary gratefully acknowledged. Parker Funeral Home (613 543-2271) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com


MELLAN, Freda J. (Nee Davidson)

Peacefully at the Garden Villa on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Freda Mellan in her 101st year, of Cardinal and formerly of Hulbert. Beloved wife of the late Howard Mellan (1997). Only child of the late John and Mabel (Jackson) Davidson. Cherished aunt of Christine, John, Archie, Maxine, Elaine, Willa, Donna, the late Donald and Murray Mellan and many great-nieces and nephews. Freda will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 12 noon. Interment Sprucehaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hulbert Valley United Church or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at
www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

Published on August 29, 2017


LATON, MARION RITA (nee STAFFORD)

On Saturday August 26th, 2017 at her home in Prescott, Marion Laton entered to rest in her 87th year. Marion Laton beloved wife of the late Bob Laton. Dear Mother of Chris (Marilyn), Cheryl Bernier (Paul) and Brent (Janet). She was the Cherished Grandmother of Shane, Chad, Jonathan, Jordan, Maggie and Kate. Marion is survived by her siblings Donald Stafford (the late Bette), Lawrence Stafford (Faye), Susan Stafford (the late Robert) and by her sister in-law Kathleen Stafford and brother in-law Maurice Young. She is survived by Bob’s sister Kaye Newton and brother Alex Laton. Marion was predeceased by her parents Edward and Violet Stafford (nee Trudeau), by siblings Mae Young, Elmer Stafford, Herbert Stafford, Wilfred Stafford (Ann), Edith Tanner (Elwood), Robert Stafford and by a nephew Michael Stafford and Bob’s Siblings Mary Collins (Leo), Joseph Laton (Dorothy), Elizabeth Collins (Gerald), Estella Boulton (Richard), Charles Laton, Pauline Ketcheson (Douglas), Gerard Laton and brother in-law Ted Newton. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church 160 Dibble St. West Prescott on Thursday August 31st, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Mark Catholic Cemetery Development Drive. In lieu of flowers, light a memorial candle, place a donation to the B.D.H.F. (Palliative Care), the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Mark Catholic Church or share a special memory of Marion at www.mackayfuneralhome.com


Ruth Algire

 At the Brockville General Hospital on Thursday, August 24, 2017, Ruth Algire (nee Kennedy) of Brockville, formerly of Williamsburg, age 93.  Beloved wife of the late Clair Algire.  Loving mother of Jim Algire (Jane) of Williamsburg and Ann Chick (Bob) of Maitland.  Dear sister of Grace Longfield of Brampton, Elizabeth Marsh (Neville D’Eça) of Toronto and Frances Beames (Chris) of Morin Heights.  Ruth will be fondly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by her brothers Russell and Kingsley Kennedy.  Much loved by many nieces and nephews.

 Funeral Arrangements

 Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11 a.m.  Donations to New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg or the Brockville General Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 


Marion Gilmer

June 25, 1921 – December 13, 2016

Peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 95 years. Loving wife of 69 years to Dwight Gilmer who predeceased her in 2015. Loving mother of Richard (Debbie), Rodney, Carole Marriner, Reg (Charlene) and Anita (Greg Stubbings). Survived by her 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and her sister Shirley MacIntyre. Predeceased by her son-in-law Randy Marriner, her brother Frank Shaver and her in-laws Harry and Percy Gilmer, Della Hunter, Annie Adams and Irene Conley. Marion spent her first 65 years near South Mountain; her childhood on a farm west of town and her married life just south of town in Pleasant Valley. She enjoyed a successful teaching career in several Dundas county schools, following the educational transformation from one room school houses to the centralized Nationview School from which she retired in 1977. During this time she supported Dwight’s expanding farming career while juggling her family and community obligations. In 1985 they moved to Iroquois where she embraced the town life taking up new hobbies including bridge, golf, reading for pleasure, boating (reluctantly) and watching the ships go by. Marion and Dwight enjoyed traveling which took them to Cuba, Alaska, Europe, Panama, New Zealand, Australia and many times across Canada. She volunteered in church and community, and was always there to care for her children and grandchildren and cuddle her great grandchildren. Marion’s final 2 1/2 years were spent very contently at the Hartford Retirement home in Morrisburg where she could be found most days working on her word puzzles. The family thank Dr. Rivington, the caring staff at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, The Hartford Retirement Home and the J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre for the wonderful care provided to Marion during her final years.
Funeral Arrangements
Friends may call at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Iroquois United Church on Saturday, December 17 at 11a.m. Donations to the Winchester Hospital or J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Interment
Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston, ON.


BURRELL, Patricia Gail

BURRELL, Patricia Gail – Suddenly on Friday, June 20, 2014. Gail Burrell (nee Summers) of Cardinal in her 76th year. Dearly beloved wife of Charles Burrell. Loving mother of Diane of Cardinal, Andrew (Donna) of Morrisburg and Timothy (Cynthia) of Iroquois. Dear sister of Cleo (John) Scarbino of Stittsville, Gordon (Sue) of Simcoe, Dean (Jill) of Iroquois, Arlene (Wayne) Anderson of Broomal, PA and Anne (Dave) Ellis of Vernon, BC. Cherished grandmother of Brandon, Nick, Amanda, Mindy and Isabell. Predeceased by her parents Ollie and Eva Summers and by her brothers Glenn and John. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service in Gail’s honour will be held at St. John’s United Church in Cardinal on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11am. Donations to St. John’s United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the MARSDEN MCLAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME CARDINAL. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

Published on June 24, 2014