The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vera (Rennie) MacNeill Obituary 1921-2015

     The death occurred at the Western Hospital, Alberton, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, of Vera MacNeill, of Phillip Residence and formerly of Elmsdale aged 94 years.  
     Vera was born at Alma Corner to Fred H. and Sarah Jane (Horne) Rennie.  Wife of the late Leigh MacNeill. Dear mother of Clare MacNeill, Elmsdale; Banda (Norman) Matthews, Elmsdale; and Beryl (Marvin) Hustler, Rosebank.  She had a long career as a school teacher.
     Loving grandmother to Tracy Donald, Dennis, Jamie Hustler, Janet Hart and great-grandmother to Taylor Donald, Mercedes and Ashley Hustler, Riley and Sarah Hart. 
     By family request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service at this time.        
     Arrangements entrusted to the West Prince Funeral Home.

Jack Donald's Potato Tags

     My brother Kerras came across these old potato tags belonging to Jack Donald.
     Wilbert Jeffery recalls the first year he grew potatoes in Alma, the summer of 1951, and that fall he sold them to Jack Donald.  He thought Jack shipped potatoes until the mid 1960's.