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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
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P roud of Our Co mmunity, P ro ud of Our He ritage
Paisley & District Chamber Of Commerce
November 2011 - Volume 108
Great Pumpkins, Charlie Brown!
n October 23rd, Back Eddies treated a group of Paisley kids to a pumpkin carving workshop, compliments of Jim and Erika MacNamara. In the top row, L to
R: Kassidy Gregg words on her Jack-o-lantern while Emily Maus gets some pointers from Jim; the whole class listens intently to Jim’s instructions. In the
bottom row: Jim tries out a light in the pumpkin of Tommy Horton, father and son Ted and Wesley Horton work closely on a pumpkin—hope that knife doesn’t slip;
and when it was all over, Jim rests his weary pumpkin-head.
photos Becky Maus
Gifts for Kids Program Returns
nce again the Paisley Library and
the Paisley and District Fire
Department will be collecting new
unwrapped Christmas presents for
children aged 1 year to 18 years.
These presents will be given to the
Immanuel Evangelical Missionary
Church for their Christmas Hampers
which they provide to families in the
Paisley area who need a little help at
this festive time of the year. Each
Christmas Hamper contains the
makings of a Christmas dinner as well
as gifts for the children in the family.
Last year the Gifts for Kids drive
was very successful. Hampers were
given out to approximately 48
families. The generosity of the people
of our community certainly made a big
difference in helping a lot more
households celebrate Christmas. I'm
sure there were a lot of happy children
at the dinner table on Christmas night.
There will be a donation box in
the Paisley Library for gifts to be
dropped off. We will also accept food
items for the Food Bank and/or the
Christmas Hampers. The donations
may also be given to any Paisley
firefighter and they will see that the
items are delivered to the Library.
This year we will also be collecting
"Turkey Bucks". These are available
at Paisley Foodland. If you spend
$50.00 on groceries they will give you
one Turkey Buck to put towards a
Christmas turkey. If you have any
extra Turkey Bucks or know of
anyone who would like to donate
them, please think of us.
We will have donation jars
available in the Library for monetary
donations to the food bank and/or
Gifts For Kids. I hope to have some
donation jars at a few of the
businesses in town as well. Keep an
eye out for them. Your generosity will
be appreciated.
Paisley Library hours are Monday
12:00 - 6:00, Wednesday 12:00 - 6:00,
Friday 10:00 - 4:00, Saturday 9:00 12:00.
Marilee Lake
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
he Advocate spent time in
Northern Ontario in recent
The left picture shows Lloyd and
Shirley Waugh with the paper while
enjoying warm temperatures and
spectacular scenery on the train ride
through the Agawa Canyon near Sault
Ste. Marie. On closer examination of
the photo, I noted the object they were
holding is not a Paisley Advocate.
“Oh, we had one,” Lloyd explained,
“But it was it was in the suitcase.”
Now, Lloyd, this sounds like one of
those “dog ate my homework”
In October, Greg and Julie Coon
did some moose hunting near Thunder
Here, Julie spends a little time
reading the Advocate atop this
beautiful specimen, bagged by one of
their hunting buddies.
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor
he recent article about Lyme's Disease made me think back to 2007 when
we found a tick embedded in my grandson’s arm pit. My daughter gets
Mother Earth News and had recently read an article about Lyme’s. She got
tweezers and removed the tick put it in a small bottle and we headed off to the
hospital. Of course we were told there is no reason to worry, as there was no
Lyme’s in Ontario. She insisted that he be treated with antibiotics and we left
the hospital.
Thank you Mother Earth News for the information on how to remove the
tick and how to identify it. Also in the article was how to control the ticks. It
appears that Guinea Hens on a property will control ticks.
Dianne Garrett
Paisley Concert Choir’s
Season of Dreams
he Paisley Concert Choir will present Season of Dreams, a concert of
Christmas favourites and seasonal tunes on Sunday, December 4th, 7:30
p.m. at the Immanuel Missionary Church. Tickets, $12 for adults and $5 for
children, are available at Allen's Home Building Centre and Nature's Millworks,
and from choir members.
You can send your
Advocates Around the World
p h o t o
t o
[email protected], along
wi th a brief descripti on, or
drop it off to Paisley
2011 Paisley Open
Golf Tournament
ow, what a day for golfing! On
September 24th, the Paisley
Legion an d the P ais ley F ire
Department held their annual Paisley
Open Golf Tournament at the Ferns
Golf and Country Club in Markdale.
We couldn’t have asked for a
nicer day, after all the miserable cold
and rainy weather the day before.
There were 72 golfers who started
the day with coffee and Timbits at the
Legion, before loading on two buses
for the trip to the golf course. All the
golfers received a delicious boxed
lunch donated once again by Gary and
Bev Dillon.
The challenging course was in
wonderful condition and everyone had
a fun day. After golfing, it was back
to the Legion for dinner and prizes.
We would really like to thank
everyone involved for supporting our
day, whether you sponsored a hole, or
a bus, donated to the prize table or the
raffle table, provided money for other
expenses, donated time to help out
with the set-up or clean up, or you
came out to golf. We couldn’t have
done it without you.
Paisley is Awesome!
Both the Legion and the Fire
Department will be making donations
to the Paisley Central School
Breakfast fund.
A HUGE thank you to the
following list of sponsors:
•W Kent Milroy Funeral Home
•Coldwell Banker—Mark Davis
•Coldwell Banker—Wendy Liddle
•Hope & Leader Insurance
•Midtown Foodmart
•Ed Karcher Construction
•Patrick Kelly
•Paislely Pharmacy
•N E Hagedorn & Sons Ltd
•CanPar Transport
•McIntee Realty—Joan Stewart
•Paisley Kinsmen Club
•Paisley Curling Club
•Paisley Beef Fest
•TransCanada Pipeline
•Aldworth Masonic Lodge
•Paisley Foodland
•Thompson Bros. Furniture
•Body Language
•Cowan Canoe Livery
•E S Fox Ltd
•Gerald Patterson Insurance
•Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
•M R Bookkeeping
•G H Consulting
•C F J Nuclear Cont.
•McCullough Fuels
•Bruce Power
•George & Vi Campbell
•Dan Hettrick
•Barbell’s Fitness
•Daydream Believers
•T N A Clothing
•Marty’s Bar & Grill
•Elora Soap
•Royal Bank
•Ken Doucet
•Crosby Dewar
•Paisley Arena Staff
•George Teeple
•Micky Majury
•Brian MacKinnon
•Lee Allen
•Dennis Stewart
•Paisley Sharks
•Rick Hodgins Tree Service
•Tim Hortons (Port Elgin)
•Paisley Legion
•Hutton Transport
•Nature’s Millworks
•Dunkeld Tavern
•Michele Doucet
•Joanne's Window Fashions
•Big Dipper
•Back Eddies
•Justin Cumming
•Ackert Insurance
•Bud Rier Chevrolet
•Royal Homes
•Paisley Brick and Tile
•Suits Us
•Top Shop
•Piper’s Glen
•Jeff and Bonnie Tanner
•Dr. Larry Carr
•Gary and Bev Dillon
•Deanna Tanner
•Paisley Legends
•Barry Howe Autobody
•Ross Young Bus Lines
•Paisley Fire Department
Thanks again to you all.
Laurel Purdy
Terry Fox Fundraiser
at School
Perhaps the Fire Department coul d save money on g as by having ki ds pull the
trucks to the next emergency. Faster, ki ds, faster!
n October 4th, the students at
Paisley Central School got
together to raise money for the annual
Terry Fox Run. The Paisley Fire
Department brought up their Pumper
and participated in a “tug of war with
a fire truck”. Stu dents were
encouraged to bring in a “toonie” for
their chance to help their class pull the
fire truck. We raised an amazing
$357.00 which is fantastic for a small
school!! It shows that we may be
small, but we are mighty!!
All classes participated in the pull
and even the JK/SK class were able to
pull the truck down the track.
At the end the staff pulled the
truck as best as they could but I am
fairly certain the younger children had
a better effort.
A huge thank-you to everyone
that participated and you should be
proud of the money you raised to
carry on the legacy that Terry Fox
started. I’m sure he would be so
proud of everyone that continues to
raise money in his name.
Dan Kerr
The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
Local Youth Wins Dressage Championship
his past September Taylor Flett, 14,
from the Paisley area won the
Western Ontario Dressage Championship
in New Market after competing in a
series of qualifying shows. For you who
do not know, dressage (accent on the
second syllable) is a training process
aimed to maximize the horse’s potential
as a riding horse. The rider is relaxed and
appears effort-free while the horse
willingly performs the requested
movements with minimal aids.
“It’s teamwork”, says Taylor. “I
had to make sure my horse was
collected, relaxed, and paying
attention to me. He had to focus on me
and perform his best. We needed to
look professional.”
Taylor worked hard over the summer
to prepare Sir Lancelot, the gelding pony
owned by her riding instructor, Anita
Whitaker. Anita is a fulltime riding
coach at Whitaker Stables who raises
horses for her students and takes them to
Taylor attributes her passion for
riding to her mom who would often share
her own stories about riding. To Taylor
this seemed like fun, and so at age 9, she
decided to go for it. Only instead of
going Western, like her mom, Taylor
took up English riding.
With the summer now past, Taylor
goes to the stable less frequently, and
focuses on her school work. She is a
Grade 9 student at Sacred Heart in
Walkerton. Not surprising, she loves
gym best. “I like being active,” she
said. At home she rides Sugar, her
Norwegian Fjord pony – just for fun.
“Next year I would like to do
vaulting,” said Taylor. This is where the
rider stands on a cantering horse and
gymnas tics -type
Vaulting requires an
outstanding physical condition and also a
harmonious relationship with the horse in
order to achieve coordination and
Taylor also plans to play soccer time
next summer for the first. That’s a switch
from her past involvement in baseball.
We extend congratulations to Taylor
for her recent achievement in horse-back
riding, and wish her success in her goals
for the future.
Diane Eaton
Tayl or Flett and Sir Lancelot
Seven Paisley 4-H Beef Club
Members to Show at Royal
wenty 4-H members from Bruce
County Beef Clubs will be
attending the Royal Agricultural
Winter Fair in Toronto, Nov 5 to 7th,
at the National Junior Heifer Show.
Seven out of the twenty 4-H
members are from the Paisley 4-H
Beef Club. Congratulations go out to
Justin Eby, Ashley Lemont, Bryce
Ribey, Kent Ribey, Katelynn Ribey,
Kelsey Ribey and Hayden Teeple.
Competition starts on Sunday
Nov 6 with Showmanship and
Monday the Nov 7 is Conformation.
Best of luck to our Paisley
Ron Teeple
The Paisley Advocate
Rotary Youth Exchange
Get Involved!
ugust of 1983 marked the
beginning of one of the best
years of my life! I had been chosen by
the Mildmay Rotary C lub to
participate in the Youth Exchange
After an extensive interview
process, I received notice that I would
be spending a year in Cordoba,
Veracruz, Mexico. My first thoughts
were that of sunshine and beaches. It
turned out the city I would be living in
was located 2 hours from the coast
with a population of 150,000. That
was going to be quite a switch from
growing up in Mildmay, population
During my year in Mexico, I lived
with 3 separate families, all of which
had sons also participating in the
program at the same time. My first
family couldn't have been any better.
I left Canada not knowing a word of
Spanish. My first host mother tutored
English to local kids and made it very
easy to learn a new language. Living
in the same house was their oldest son
along with his wife and 2 young
daughters. It was a busy place, but
being the youngest in a family of 7,
that was okay by me. My second
family was little more of a challenge
to live with. They were a great family,
but neither of the parents spoke
English. There was still a lot of
Spanish I was unfamiliar with, but
being put in a house where nobody
spoke English really sped up the
learning process. My third family was
fabulous! It was nice to have sisters
my age to hang out with. I already
knew them since we attended the same
The school in Cordoba was very
welcoming. The students study
English from the time they start
school, so there was no language
barrier between myself and my
classmates. Some of my teachers, and
the nuns that ran the school, however
were a different story. Very few of
them spoke English at all. Again, it
proved to be an interesting learning
curve for me.
I have been back to Cordoba many
times since my exchange to visit
family. The most recent visit was a
Fun Summer for Kids ‘n Us
aisley Kids ’n Us Daycare would
like to thank everyone who
opened their doors to us this summer.
We took the children on several day
trips, including the Royal Bank in
Paisley, Marty's restaurant, the Post
Off ice, an d t he M use um in
Southampton. The kids were full of
laughs and smiles, and made
memories to last a lifetime. We all
had a fantastic summer.
The three staff members pictured
above, L to R are: Ashley Brouillette,
Sandy Strauss, and Jaclyn Parker.
Ashley Brouillette
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few years ago when I
took my daughter,
Samantha. We spent a
month visiting and
travelling aroun d.
With all the social
media at our disposal
nowadays, it is even
easier to be kept up to
date on what is
happening in their
For more than 75
yea rs ,
s t u de n t s
(between the ages of
16 and 18) and host
f a milie s
ha ve
participated in this life
changing experience.
Each year over 8,000 On Tuesday, October 18, the Rotary Club of Paisley
students broaden their welcomed their District Governor for 2011-2012, Joe
horizons in over 80 Reynol ds of Flint, Michigan, as well as Assistant District
countries. The year Governor Nancy Ottewell and her partner George. The
abroad includes living di nner took pl ace at the Paisley Legion with 11 members
and 6 partners in attendance. Pictured left to right are
with several different District Governor, J oe Reynol ds; Presi dent of the Paisley
host families, attending Club, Sandra Taylor; and Assistant District Governor,
school, attending local Nancy Ottewell.
a nd
s ur r o u n d in g
Rotary meetings, and speaking to and experience a new life for a year.
groups about your home country and There are local clubs that sponsor
family. Upon returning home, the students every year, but it is becoming
more and more difficult to find host
speaking engagements continue.
Despite any challenges I faced families in our area.
If you, or someone you know,
during my year in Mexico, I wouldn't
be interested in finding out more
trade the experience for anything! The
becoming a host family to a
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
student, you can contact me at
offers teenagers a chance for personal
growth as well as an opportunity to be rotary g ir [email protected] m o r any
an ambassador, teaching people about member of the Rotary Club.
Sandra Taylor
their country and culture. It is an
President of Paisley Rotary Club
excellent chance to spread their wings
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
Donations for Two Paisley Groups
n October 24th, Larry Alderdice of the Power Worker’s Union at Bruce Power dropped by Paisley to present to much appreciated donations. On the left, Larry
(in the centre) presents a $1000.00 cheque to Rob Fullerton and Lloyd Holbrook of the Paisley Agricultural Society. This money will go toward our ever
growing Fall Fair. On the right, Larry presents a $1500.00 cheque to Paul Parker of the Paisley Curling.Those funds will be used for renovations to the lounge in the
curling club. Thanks to the Power Workers for their generous support of our community.
Craig Budreau
Brockton and Area
Family Health Team
Flu Shots and Pneumovax
By Kim Biesenthal, RN
ublic Health recommends that all
people (over 6 months of age) in
Ontario get an annual influenza
vaccination. Influenza is often referred
to as the “flu”, but is not to be
mistaken for nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea. Influenza is a respiratory
illness with symptoms of fever, cough,
muscle aches, weakness, sore throat
and headache. While these symptoms
are unpleasant and should keep you at
home from work or school, it is the
complications of influenza that are
more concerning. Pneumonia, heart
and kidney failure are very serious
especially for the young, (or the young
at heart,) and those living with chronic
illness (diabetes, heart disease, COPD,
to name a few).
And don’t forget, this vaccination
is FREE.
To compliment the flu shot, good
frequent hand washing is vital in
limiting the spread. You may also use
hand sanitizers, however, they are not
recommended to replace hand
washing. Avoid groups when there is a
flu/respiratory outbreak and be
mindful of your personal space – keep
your distance. Have a heightened
awareness about shopping carts,
public phones, door handles, etc.
This is also a good time of year to
consider pneumococcal vaccination
( p n e u mo n ia s h o t ) . T h is is
recommended and FREE for those
living with any chronic illness, and
those 65 years of age or older.
Pneumococcal disease is serious and
caused by a strep infection that can
cause pneumonia/meningitis and an
infection in the blood stream called
FACT – invasive pneumococcal
disease can be prevented with a safe,
effective vaccine. You cannot get
pneumococcal disease from the
vaccine. Pneumococcal vaccine can be
given at any time of year. It can also
be given at the same time as the flu
shot but in the opposite arm.
A single dose of pneumococcal
vaccine is recommended for most
persons. Some people may require a
second dose if they were younger than
65 years of age when they received
their first dose and it is now over five
years since that dose.
The most common side effects
experienced with either the flu or
pneumonia shot include swelling and
tenderness at the injection site. A few
people may experience mild fever and
muscle aches. As with any medication,
there is a small risk that serious
problems could occur after getting a
vaccine. However, the potential risks
assoc ia ted w it h in f luen za or
pneumococcal disease are much
greater than the potential risk
associated with the vaccine.
(Adapted from the National
Foundation for Infectious Diseases
and from the Grey Bruce Public
Health Immunization Fact Sheet.)
The Brockton and Area Family
Health Team (BAFHT) provides
many elements of care for a variety of
ages and stages of life. Whether you
are trying to quit smoking, prevent or
manage a chronic medical condition,
learn more about a health issue,
medications or exercise, or obtain
counselling, we can help. You can
pick up a copy of our Community
Programs Calendar at your local
pharmacy, library, or medical clinic,
w e b
a t
www.thehea lt hli, “ hea lth
events” section or
You can reach the BAFHT head
office at: 519-507-2021 or 1-866-507
-2021. You can reach the Paisley
Health Clinic at 519-353-6050.
Looking for an Area
Flu Shot Clinic?
Brockton and Area Family Health Team
Drop-In Flu Shot Clinics
at the Paisley and Area Health Clinic
Monday, Nov 7 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, Nov 21 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please bring your Ontario Health Card, and Immunization Record with
you. For information call 1-866-507-2021
Public Health Flu Vaccine Clinics
For more in for mati on call Pu blic He alth 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456
The Paisley Advocate
Tales from Lonefeather
onathan and Bessie had been
married 50 years and Jonathan was
turning 70. Bessie was a little younger.
She wanted to have a celebration to
combine both occasions. A large party
at their house was her plan.
It was a huge house with two
stories and a full basement. An outside
swimming pool with all the extras
complimented their home.
It was decided. They would have a
house party. A date was set. All their
close friends were invited and nearly
all RSVP'd that they would be there. It
was going to be the party of a lifetime.
A caterer was hired to do food
preparations, but it was to be done in
their home. There was to be
entertainment in the form of a four
person band that was to play quietly in
the background. A full bar was set up
for guests to enjoy. Hors d'oeuvres
were prepared. Only the best of foods
were to be served by a professional
chef and staff.
The party got off to a great start.
Maybe a little too well for Jonathan.
Seems like all his friends were pouring
him drinks and wishing him the best.
A six course meal was served with
a pilgrim butter ball turkey being the
main meat dish. It was fabulously
prepared and Bessie was delighted.
Poor Jonathan was not feeling the best
and decided he should take a break.
He vanished upstairs to the bedroom
and lay down on the bed. His plan was
to have a few minutes to himself and
then return.
However, one of the catering staff
saw Jonathan sneak upstairs and
figured out what he was up to. She
thought she would have some fun.
Nobody eats the turkey neck, she
thought, so she slipped upstairs and
sneaked into the bedroom. Jonathan
was fast asleep on his back. She
quietly zipped down his
fly and put the turkey
neck in its “proper” place.
She retreated to the
kitchen and was not
missed. She had no idea of
the horrific situation she had
Bessie soon realized Jonathan was
missing and began to quietly do a
search for him. It took a while but she
found him upstairs. There was a blood
curdling scream that would have
scared even a Scottish piper, followed
by a loud thump. It sounded like a
wrecking ball hitting a building. Then,
all was quiet. Someone said it sounded
Baking is an Art
at the Big Dipper
o you ever buy fancy-looking
breads and p ies in a
supermarket, only to find that they
don’t taste as good as they look?
That’s because it takes an artist
to create a really delicious
work of art.
Enter the small, artisan
bakeries of Grey and Bruce
Wha t ma ke s the
difference? Artisan breads (and
other treats) are baked in small
batches (not mass produced on an
assembly line) and created with a few
high quality ingredients. (They don’t
contain the long list of chemical
additives found in supermarket
Glenn Charban is the baker at the
Big Dipper Bakery Café in Paisley.
The specialized nature of the craft
becomes clear as he describes his
bread making process. Glenn molds
the loaves by hand, then bakes and
steams them on a stone hearth. The
breads are proofed in a basket made
from a type of wicker available
exclusively from the Black Forest in
Germany. One of his really unique
products is called ‘trail bread’. It’s 80
per cent dried fruits with no fats and
no added sugar and is said to be
“awesome” with cream cheese. The
shop also specializes in custom-made
breads for kids’ parties in the shapes
of animals like alligators and turtles.
At Christmas they do a Christollen
(Christ bread) and at Easter their
sweet bun bunnies sell like hotcakes.
There are many family-operated
bakeries in the Grey Bruce area, with
one located near you. For more
in f o r m a t io n
g o
t o
Jennifer Pittet
for FoodLink Grey Bruce
like it came from upstairs.
Everyone rushed up to see what
they could see. Half the guests
crowded into the large bedroom. What
they saw would have made anyone
stare in disbelief. There was the pet cat
“Chewy” lying on poor Johnnie's
trousers eating the turkey neck and
smacking his lips. Bessie was lying on
the floor passed out at the thought of
what Chewy was eating. Poor Chewy
was swiftly pulled off and skidded out
the door. Several other women fainted
and thumped the floor.
Bessie had wanted a party that
would be remembered. It
will be remembered
alright, but for all the
wrong reasons. As for
Jonathan, he was up
shortly thereafter and
was the life of the party
but poor Bessie just could
not handle the thoughts of
what the cat was up to.
She wakes up from nightmarish
dreams shouting "NO CHEWY! NO!"
Jonathan comforts her by telling her
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by Jerrold Beech
that he is still all here. To this day she
can not even look at a turkey.
Their cat has found a new home in
the country. You guessed it, Chewy is
now on a turkey farm.
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
Tiffany Caldwell: The Woman of Steel
When career and art
become one
t 19, Tiffany Caldwell is a
certified welder. Her skills range
from repairing farm machinery to
crafting ornamental steel roses. “I’ve
made a hat, shoes, purse from steel.
Now I’m working on a 3D steel
dress,” she said. She plans to display
the dress on a rotating stand – as a
work of art.
Tiffany’s passion for welding
began early in high school. Initially
she found school to be a drag; it did
not motivate her. Then her mom,
Sherry Caldwell persuaded her to take
Gr. 10 welding. To her surprise,
Tiffany discovered that she loved it.
Her average jumped from 63 in Gr. 9
to 97 in her final year. Why? Because
she had found a reason to study.
Recalling her high school experience,
she said, “My first project, a garden
arbour standing almost two and a half
m e tr e s ta ll, w a s a gr e a t
accomplishment. The second was a
garden bench in a butterfly shape
which I designed. In my last year of
welding, I was even more creative: I
designed and welded my own
graduation rose bouquet. I welded a
corsage for myself and a boutonnière
for my senior prom date. In
school I wasn’t one of the
most popular girls, and I
spent my days in the welding
shop. Imagine my surprise
when I was crowned prom
queen in 2010!”
Tiffany received the
Excellence in Manufacturing
award in June 2009 and the
NAPA Automotive award in
June 2010. At this point she
has obtained 11 welding
tickets in total. Five are pipe
welding tickets.
She has
been featured in the news releases for
b o t h t h e O n t a r io Y o u t h
Apprenticeship Program and the
Ontario Prospects.
T if f a n y a t t r ib u t e s h e r
achievements to all those who
encouraged and taught her – family
and friends, foremen and co-workers –
including those in her Gr. 12 co-op
program at Bruce Power. She said, “I
was able to improve my welding to
successfu lly ear n my we lder
certification and obtain six welding
tickets.” Tiffany is especially grateful
towards one particular retired welder
who coached her one-on-one.
For Tiffany, welding has brought
a significant amount of happiness and
success into her life. She said, “Even
on a rainy day, just the thought of
welding brings a huge smile to my
Tiffany currently works on her
family farm, repairing machinery. In
her spare time she helps her Dad,
Roger Caldwell restore old pickup
S teel s tilettos - ouch
trucks. Currently she is waiting for a
call from the Power Workers’ Union.
Tiffany shares an insightful
r ef lect io n : “P e op le w h o a re
discouraging bring courage to me. I
live to prove people wrong. There is
no such word as "Can't" in my
vocabulary. I was always taught that
in order to earn something you have to
work hard for it.” Without a doubt,
Tiffany has been able to rise above
many of the common obstacles to
success. Of course, she could not
have accomplished this alone. It
involved the co-operative efforts of all
those who invested in her progress.
Diane Eaton That Arc!
Thank-you to Kind
Bus Drivers
veryone knows that being a bus
driver has got to be a difficult
job. It is like being the parent of 60
kids and having them all home at the
same time. (God planned against that
for a reason.) If you are a parent you
can appreciate the enormity of this
task. Bus drivers spend as
much as three hours
da y
w it h
children. How
impor ta nt,
then, that the
driver is not
only proficient
at driving the
bus safely, but
has some people
skills too?
morning begins
with looking at
the bus driver’s
face. Is she
smiling? Does he
nod a friendly hello? Or is there a
big grumpy frog sitting at the front of
your bus croaking out orders and
negative vibes. Good morning world!
What a way to begin! Some children
may not have a very pleasant home
life. Some just don’t thrive in the
school environment. It would be good
if at least the bus ride could be
pleasant, starting with the bus driver.
It’s one of those small things that
could be very positive.
I have recently heard about one of
our local drivers who makes a real
effort to be friendly to one specific
child. The parent expressed deep
gratitude because that child was
finding school to be a big challenge.
"I f it w a s n ’ t f o r t he
encouragement of our bus
driver giving my child a
reason to get on
that bus, I don’t
know how I
would get her to
It was very
evident from
the conversation
with this parent
that the impact a bus
driver can have on a
child’s day can be
"When my child gets
home at night, she is
happy and ready to play.
It is not because school
day has been easy, or that we are
looking forward to the evening’s
homework. It’s just because the
closing part of the day is with that
N e v er u n d e re s t ima t e t he
importance of your school bus driver
and if yours is particularly kind, be
sure to say, "Thank-you. You make
our day easier".
Sandra Blodgett
The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
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Couple on Their Way Across the Country
hen most people make a trip
across Canada, they stick to the
traditional modes of transportation:
planes, trains, or automobiles, maybe
an RV.
I guess you could say John Varty
and Molly Daley are taking the latter
method, thou gh with a slight
difference. Their recreational vehicle
consists of a small cabin, mounted on
a hay trailer, pulled by a tractor.
John is a University Professor, in
Agriculture and Economic History
who has taught at McGill, Yale and
McMaster. John and Molly decided
to take a year off work and leave their
home in Hamilton to travel across
Canada, making a documentary film
about the current state of agriculture in
this country, and the challenges facing
Canadian farmers.
One particular issue they are
interested in is the disparity between
what farmers are paid, and what food
processors are charg in g the ir
customers. “There’s a lot of money
being made,” said John, “but it’s not
the farmers who are making it.”
On July 1, they left Charlottetown,
PEI with a new tractor (donated for
the project by Massey Ferguson)
pulling their homemade cabin on
The cabin itself is spartan at
best. It’s made of recycled lumber and
barn board. Inside, there is a bed, a
few recycled cupboards for storage,
and just a little space to move around
When they are on the road, one
drives the tractor while the other is in
the cabin, editing the film. The bed
doubles as a workbench
for film editing.
John says that about
50% of the trip has
been pre- p lan ned ,
meeting with politicians
and far mers and
attending rural events.
They hope to complete
jo u r n e y
Vancouver by midDecember.
On leaving Paisley, the
couple was heading to
Owen Sound, then up
the peninsula to catch
the ferry at Tobermory.
In Owen Sound, Molly
514 Queen St. S., Paisley
[email protected]
Lots of New
Christmas Gift
in stock now
We will be closed on Saturday, November 19
to attend an educational program
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 9am to 6pm Sat - 9am to 4pm
Molly D aley an d J oh n Var ty, wi th the hu mble vehicle park ed acr os s from Mar ty's .
Whey they s top in a town the y don’t k n ow, they pull u p ou ts ide the loc al
res taurant, where they are s ure to meet s ome interes ting loc als .
said they were going to cheat and get a
hotel room. She said she was looking
forward to “a hot shower and a soft
bed.” I don’t blame her one bit.
You can read more about the
Tractor Canada project online at or check out
the most recent posts on their
Facebook page.
Craig Budreau
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
Secrets of the Treasure Chest
The Hanna Family
rom time to time, the Treasure
Chest Museum is given or loaned
artifacts that relate to the community
of Paisley and area..
This summer, a beautiful portrait
of James David and Annie (Bower)
Hanna came to reside at this Museum.
Their son, David Dale Hanna (B. 1835
at Lanark ON) had moved to Paisley
with the family in the late 1850's. In
1858, David, his father and his brother
bought the Mill property first owned
by Samuel Rowe. They built a dam,
then cut out the mill race, and erected
the grist mill. They erected a saw-mill
as well. It was sold to Duncan Fisher
in 1869.
It was in 1866 that David D.
Hanna built his home of hand-made
bricks on the north side of that mill
property. Bordering the Teeswater
River, it offers a fine view.
With the railway coming to
Paisley, David D. Hanna undertook to
build the Hanna House Hotel in 1871.
It is said that a better hotel could
not be found north of Guelph. It cost
approximately $14,000 to build.
Twelve years later,1883, David Hanna
sold it to Mr. Flood for $8000. Mr.
Flood later decided to sell the "Hanna
House", and most of the material went
to a house-wrecking firm in Toronto.
The lower level remained and is
now part of Rier's Garage.
In1879, he built the Waterwitch,
a boat that steamed up to the
Fairgrounds and back, giving people a
ride to the Palace at the Paisley Fair
Grounds for ten cents! On a few
occasions he steamed right up to
Walkerton which took 13 hours, and
only 4 hours to come back! People
boarded this boat by the "Tidings
Tree" on the Saugeen River. However,
being unprofitable, he sold it in
1883.He was certainly one of the
more public-spirited citizens of
The portrait of his parents was
passed down in the family. An
interesting fact is that many people
will remember Alice Weeden, a great
granddaughter of James and Annie
Hanna. Alice's sons are Jim and
Gordon Weeden. The portrait will be
treasured at the Museum!
Although the Museum is closed
for the season, if you wish to come
with a group for a tour, call 519-3537176, and leave a message. We would
be pleased to open the museum for
Many historical books are on hand
as well, if considering one for a gift.
Just call ahead to make arrangements.
Volunteer with
the Treasure Chest Museum
The Hann a por tr ait (the ph otographer forgot to s ay “S mile”), an d the ol d Hann a Hous e hotel, where Rier’s is today.
Cargill Corner
Paisley 1940-1945
The War Years
am ever so thankful to the late
Doris Pennington for her book,
Thirty Years On Call, and to handsome Blair Blue for lending it to me.
Using Doris’ remarkable book I
am able to chronicle some of the major events of WWII, and Paisley during those years.
Let us begin, dear readers.
In the summer of 1940, Dr. Joseph
Grove closed his practice to join the
Royal Canadian Medical Corps, leaving Dr. Tucker as the sole doctor in
Paisley, which Doris described as “a
frightening prospect for a man with an
ailing heart.”
Advertisements in newspapers of
the day urged men to enlist in the Canadian Active Army. The pay was
$1.30 per day with board, lodging,
clothing and medical and dental care
provided. Wives of enlisted men
would receive $35.00 per month and
$12.00 per child (maximum of $24.00)
Beginning in 1940, ladies of Paisley and area gathered in the library to
make layettes, blankets, quilts and
other items needed in England. They
also packed boxes with knitted goods,
candy, Christmas goodies and other
food for servicemen across the ocean.
In April of 1942, gas was added
to the list of rationed items that included sugar, butter, coffee and tea.
Cars were restricted to a maximum of
40 mph to conserve fuel.
In the fall of 1942, a Scarlet Fever
outbreak resulted in the closing of the
school for two days until it could be
thoroughly fumigated.
In August the war hit home hard
when news arrived of the deaths of
Privates W. Bruce Rolston and Roy
Leeson in the ill-fated Dieppe invasion. They were part of the Second
Canadian Infantry Division that hit the
beaches on August 19. Doris relates in
Chapter 21, “The raid lasted only nine
hours and few objectives were
achieved. Of the 5000 Canadian
troops involved on that fateful day 900
were killed and 1874 taken prisoner.
In 1943 word of more heroes dying reached home. In March, Nelson
Howe died from meningitis in England. Gordon Weeden was reported
“Missing in Action” in mid December.
His mother, already in poor health,
died on December 22, her death
probably hurried by the news of her
dearly beloved son.
In 1944 the Canadian Red Cross
asked for blood and money. In response, over 50 Paisley residents travelled to a blood donor clinic in Walkerton. Dr. Tucker loaned his car for
the drive and helped Dr. O’Toole and
Dr. Robertson at the clinic that day. In
return these Walkerton medicos
helped Dr. Tucker at the Paisley Blood
donor clinic in August of that year. In
all, 112 residents gave blood at this
clinic. The doctors were assisted by
Rotarians. The nursing staff on this
day included Mrs. Dennis Donnelly of
Pinkerton, Mrs. G. Alexander, Miss
Ida McAfee, Miss Alma Reed, Miss
Marie Pinkerton, Miss Mamie Houston, Mrs. A. McTavish, Miss Irene
Waring, Mrs. D.D. Campbell, Mrs. S.
Stafford and Mrs. F.A. Gibson.
One of the two Paisley drug stores
closed when the owner enlisted.
More local heroes fell with their
faces towards the foe. Paying the
greatest sacrifice were Lloyd Dudgeon, Earl Reed, Sherman Ferris,
George Nicholl, Bob McFadden,
Willard Webb and Bob McGill. The
author had a special bond with Bob,
who was her classmate in the not long
ago past. Bob’s plane went down over
the Adriatic Sea on May 13, 1944.
Two of his crew were rescued but Bob
was lost.
The war in Europe ended May 07,
1945 and the news was received with
some very mixed emotions. Doris said
jubilation was mixed with horror, grief
and sadness. “The war was over but
the happiness and relief contrasted
sadly with the grief of those whose
loved ones would never return.”
Doris’ book is a wonderful history
of a valiant village and a stouthearted
doctor and his family. Her book Thirty
Years On Call is available through
Brucedale Press, Port Elgin. It would
make a terrific Christmas gift to a
loved one.
In closing a quote from Winston
Churchill, “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and
Commonwealth last for a thousand
years, men will still say, this was their
finest hour.”
Brian Raper
The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
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Knox United Church Celebrates 50 Years in the Present Building
nox United Church was a scene of celebration
on Sunday, October 23 as former members and
friends joined the congregation for morning worship.
People from Burlington, Waterloo, Guelph, London,
Port Elgin, Southampton and Dobbinton were
present to celebrate 50 years since the building was
dedicated. The Rev. Tim Reaburn, minister at
Knox, led the service. Terry and Wendy Cormack,
former residents and now from Palmerston, provided
special music.
Members of the Church of the Ascension,
Anglican, joined the Knox congregation and
participated in the celebration. With the closure of
their church building, they have used Knox as their
meeting place for their own Sunday morning
worship services.
A "Family Signature Quilt" was dedicated as
part of the anniversary celebration. It contains the
names of present members of the congregation, as
well as
several who have recently
died. The quilt includes
pictures of other
congregations which have amalgamated with
Knox during the past 50 years: Ebenezer, Cargill,
and Pinkerton, and a photo of the present Knox
Church building. Winnie McTeer, who was
instrumental in creating and completing this special
memorial assisted Rev. Reaburn in the dedication.
The Rev. Meg Grieve, who ministered with the
congregation from 1981 to 1985, shared a story with
the children - along with her pet 'dragon'! Later, Meg
reminisced about her experiences during her time
with the Paisley Pastoral Charge, and offered
thoughts for the congregation in her sermon “Which
way is God facing?”
Following the service, Dos Rios Catering
photo: Desiree Hunt
On the left, Re v. Ti m Re abur n an d Re v. Meg Grie ve at the 50th An ni vers ary S er vice of Kn ox Unite d Ch urch, on
the right, Irene Patters on , the el des t me mber of Kn ox Unite d C hurch , cu ts the A nni vers ar y c ak e as s is ted by Re v.
Ti m Reaburn .
pr ovide d
de lic ious
meal for everyone present at the celebration. The
church hall was filled with one hundred enthusiastic
individuals who shared their memories of times
past in the life of the congregation while enjoying
their meal with friends from the past. An anniversary
cake bearing the crest of the United Church of
Canada, made by Audrey Webb, was cut by Irene
P atterson, the eldest member of the
congregation, with the minister, Tim Reaburn,
This event was a highlight of the
50th anniversary celebrations organized by the
anniversary committee, Winnie McTeer, and Sheryl
Steinhoff .
Lewis Coffman
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
Mary MacKay’s Window on the Past
John McPhee Part 5
The Family of John
hen John and Hester McPhee
made the long trek from
Invermay to their home at the top of
the big hill north of Paisley they had
four children ranging in age from 15
months to 8 years old. Three more
children were born after settling in
Saugeen Township.
Angus, the oldest, was the only
one to remain here. He married Sarah
Buchanan and they had 3 children.
Malcolm, who was 6 when the
family came, died of consumption at
the age of 22.
Annie, who had difficulty making
her little 3 year-old legs walk all the
way to Paisley, married Dougald
Campbell and they went to Zion City,
Kate, the baby who was lucky
enough to be carried all the way,
married Andrew Neelands and moved
to Sarnia.
The three boys born after the
family came to Saugeen, John D, Neil
and Alex all left this area as young
men to look for adventure in the
John D. McPhee went to Dakota
and finally settled in Crookston,
Minnesota where he was very
successful. In 1901 Paisley Advocate
carried this story.
Paisley Advocate (Nov. 15, 1901)
Mr. John D McPhee , son of
pioneer John McPhee , Elora road
north has been elected mayor of
Crookston, Minn. by a large majority
over his opponent. J D has been in the
west a good many years, and attained
marked success as a ranch manager
and man of general business capacity.
Crookston has a population of 8000 at
present and the Daily Journal says
that with the good council elected and
a mayor of the stamp of J D McPhee,
the town is bound to make rapid steps
forward. He is referred to as a man of
high character and noble ideals We’d
say he can’t very well be anything
else, as he was raised in Bruce.
John D. frequently wrote letters
to Publisher of the Advocate to renew
his subscription. He was married and
had one daughter.
Neil McPhee was born here in
1858 and had left for Bay City,
Michigan before he was twenty. He
married Rose Williams and they lived
in Grand Rapids Michigan the rest of
their lives.
Hands Up!
Alexander McPhee had the most
exciting life and his visits home from
time to time were always recorded in
the Advocate. He spent 28 years as an
investigator with the CPR . “Mac’ as
he was generally known from the
Pacific to the Atlantic had many
colourful experiences, starting with his
Yukon adventures in the days of the
’8 9 g o ld r ush , f o llo we d by
homesteading in Alpena Township,
Michigan and then to Vancouver as an
assistant investigator with the C.P.R.
On one occasion he was reported
drow ned at L on g Beach b ut
fortunately this was an error, because
he lived to participate in many
investigations of train robberies.
No doubt you’ve watched Western
movies where the bad guys plotted and
carried out robberies of stagecoaches
and trains in the early days of the
settlement of the west. “Mac” McPhee
was the one who tried to catch and
bring those bad guys to justice. He
was an expert shot with a revolver.
One of his adventures was in the Bill
Miner chase following the hold up at
Ashcroft in 1909.
Bill Miner was a noted American
criminal, originally from Bowling
@ Your Library
y the time you read this article
October will be over! I've heard
that time flies by faster as we get
older, well I've been feeling pretty old
this past month! During Ontario
Public Library Week (Oct. 16 - 22)
the Paisley branch library collected
non-perishable food donations in
place of fine money - we called it
"Food for Fines". We started it last
year and as it was so popular,
continued it this year. The food will
be distributed in food hampers in
the Paisley area. We will keep the
box in the library if you missed our
"Food for Fines" and still wish to
donate food items.
The Paisley branch was at the
"Let's Learn Clinic" on October 26
handing books out to the children who
were registering for kindergarten. ON
October 29 we held our kids craft
program - making pumpkin door
The next Friends meeting will be
November 7 at 5:00 pm at the library.
November 25th is the Paisley
Santa Claus Parade and the library has
some great books on decorating for
Christmas - I know, I said the "C"
word! The Paisley Friends' Christmas
Story Hour will be held on December
16 at 7:00 pm. Children are invited to
come to the library in their jammies
and listen to a couple of stories and
have a snack.
Now that the weather is getting
colder, it is the perfect time for walks
in the woods, then home for a good
book in front of a fire! Check out all
our "cosy" mysteries and enjoy the
fall weather:
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
• Murder of a Creped Suzette (a
Scumble River Mystery) by
Denise Swanson
• The Sauvignon Secret (a Wine
Country Mystery) by Ellen
• Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta (a
Midnight Louie Mystery) by
Carole Douglas
Ellen Kerr, Supervisor,
Chesley, Paisley & Tara branch libraries
Green, Kentucky who served several
years for stagecoach robberies. Known
for his unusual politeness while
committing robberies, he was widely
known as the Gentleman Bandit. He is
reputed to have been the originator of
the phrase “Hands Up!”
After his third prison term, Miner
moved to British Columbia where he
changed his name to George Edwards,
and is believed to have staged British
Columbia’s first–ever train robbery on
September 10, 1904. This is where
Alex McPhee enters the action and in
1909 was in the party that gave chase
after an aborted train robbery at
Ashcroft, B.C.
Miner was arrested after an
extensive manhunt near Douglas Lake
BC and sent to the BC penitentiary
where he escaped and returned to the
US. Some speculate that Miner left a
hidden cache of loot in the forests
south of Silverdale after the first
robbery. Some believe he used these
funds to finance his escape, while
others surmise that there is still hidden
loot to be found there.
A movie “The Grey Fox” was
made about the life of William Miner
in 1983. I wonder if one of the
lawmen in it was supposed to be
“Mac” McPhee?
New Season for Paisley
Skating Club
e are off to a great start at the
Paisley Skating Club for the
2011/2012 season, with over 50
members under the very capable and
amazing coaching direction of Sarah
Hutton and Janine Gregg.
Two volunteer coaches are on the
ice each night to help the coaches Betty Anne Scheeringa and Jolene
Dewar, in addition to the 18 volunteer
skaters who assist with our Canskate
program each Tuesday and Thursday
from 5:15 till 6pm.
New members are always
welcome - call Jen Speckhard at 519353-7044 for more information!
In the photos are , L to R: Lauren
Wright & Hannah Maxwell; Margaret
Smith rehydrating.
Becky Maus
Snapshots from the 2011 Bob Atkinson Memorial Cross Country Meet
Left ph oto: Ch arlie Ers k ine, Jas on Taylor , Aus tin Mac Ki nn on , Emme tt Myers , N oah Mac Is aac, O we n Elliott, Clayton Fitzs immons , Mars h all Villeneu ve; ce ntre ph oto:
Han n a Maxwell, Em ma Hill, Moira R ober ts on, Lauren Maus , Brian na De war, D arcy Fr ook ; right photo: Mar y Gail J ohns ton wi th
Alys s a Hag an , Che yann Mc Teer, Kor alee Karcher, A my B arlow, Emil y Bryce , Kaitlin Mac Kenzie, N atalie Patters on
The Paisley Advocate
All thes e ite ms are from the P ais ley A dvoc ates of N ove mber 1925.
As I was look ing thr oug h thes e papers , I foun d s e ver al ar ticles that re min de d me of
the CS I-type police s hows on tele vis ion th at are al ways trying to outdo the ms el ves
on g ore. The firs t two ar ticles contain graphic, grues ome des criptions . Be warne d.
The ne xt ar ticle men tions u pcomi ng Th ank s giving D ay s er vice of re me mbrance.
For a period between the firs t an d s econ d worl d wars , C anadi an Th ank s giving was
celebrate d on Ar mis tice D ay, which woul d later be ren ame d Re me mbrance D ay.
Th ank s giving was move d to Oc tober, though i t was n ’t u ntil 1957 th at the date of
Canadian Th ank s giving was finally s et as the s econ d Mon day in October . This
article s tates th at “N ow th at the n ations of Eur ope h ave arri ve d at an agreeme nt to
aver t future wars …” If only this h ad tur ne d ou t to be true.
The fin al ite m is another of thos e be au tiful 1920’s ads , this one for the lates t in
au di o e qui pme nt, s ol d at Thomps on Bros . Gar age(?) in Pais ley.
November 2011
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November 2011
Nov. 5 - Paisley Fire Department
is hosting holding a Giggles Comedy
Night on Sat Nov 5th at the
Community Centre. . We are kicking
off fundraising for a new fire hall to
be built on a lot on Cty. Rd. 3 east of
the County Building. Tickets are $30
for the show only or $50 for dinner
and show. Contact any firefighter for
tickets or call 353-5340.
Nov. 6 - Legion Church Service
Sunday Nov. 6th at the Immanuel
Evangelical Missionary Church
10 :30 a.m. service. Everyone
welcome. (Parade forms up at 10:15)
Nov. 6 - Daylight Savings ends
Sunday morning 2 am, set clocks
back one hour.
Nov. 7 & 21 - The Family Health
Team is planning to hold a Flu Shot
Clinic at the Paisley clinic the
afternoons of Nov. 7 & Nov. 21. This
will be open to patients rostered to a
physician with the Brockton and Area
Family Health Team. For info call 1866-507-2021
Community Calendar
Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day
Services Friday November 11
• 9 am Branch open coffee &
• 9 am to10 am members & others
gather for parade
• 10:20 meet behind hotel to form
up, parade to Square
• Service at Cenotaph followed by
parade to Community Centre,
then back to Branch
• 1 pm service at Paisley Cemetery
• 5:30 - 6:30 members social time
at Branch
• 6:30 members & guests dinner
Please contact Branch at 519 353
5444 or Dorothy at 519 353 4155 to
reserve dinner
Nov. 14 - Scottish Emigration by
Alan Scott - Debunking Some Myths:
Case studies of several immigrants,
circumstances causing them to leave
Scotland, the truth about the
Clearances, Canada as a destination.
Monday, November 14, 2011. Pot
Church Directory
United Church
399 Goldie St. Paisley
[email protected]
Rev. Tim Reaburn
Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. with
Sunday School during service.
Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible.
Missionary Church
(Immanuel Evangelical)
307 Balaklava St. Paisley
[email protected]
Rev. Tony Geense
Service: 10:30 am
Sunday School every Sunday
morning starting at 9:30 a.m. –
classes for all ages
Worship Services begin at 10:30
a.m. every Sunday Morning
There will be a Junior Church
ministry provided for children
ages 1 – 5 yrs. during the
Worship Service
Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Baptist Church
288 Church Street, Paisley
Rev. George Bell
Service: Sunday 10:00 am
with Sunday School
during service
Presbyterian Church
(Westminster- St. Paul's
Pastoral Charge)
260 Queen St. S, Paisley
Sunday morning worship 10:00 am
with Sunday School & Nursery
St. Paul's: CR # 15, Glammis
Sunday morning worship 11:30 am
with Sunday School
[email protected]
Rev. Shelly Butterfield-Kocis
Anglican Church
(The Church of the Ascension)
Now gathering at the United Church,
299 Goldie St. in Paisley
Rev. Linda Nixon 363-2339
[email protected]
Services at 9:30 am
Sister Congregations meet 9:30 am
in Chesley and in Tara at 11:30 am
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Jennifer Speckhard, Writers: Diane Eaton, Sandra Blodgett, Melissa
Kanmacher; Advertising: Jen Harris.
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luck luncheon at 12 noon. Speaker to
follow at 1:00p.m. . Free Admission.
At the Bruce County Museum &
Cultural Centre. Presented by the
Bruce County Genealogical Society.
Nov. 19 - Christmas Craft Show
at the Chesley Community Centre on
from 10 am to 4 pm. Sponsored by
the Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Lunch booth available. For info call
N o v . 1 9 - C ro k i n o l e
Tournament at First United Church,
435 21st ST. W, Owen Sound, ON.
Registration at 10 AM, playing starts
at 11 AM. Lu nch pro v ided.
Recreational & competitive divisions.
Please confirm your attendance by
Nov.12 to: Clare @ 519-934-1351 or
Elmer @ 519-376-1245
Nov. 25 - Paisley Branch Hospital
Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon
Hosted Friday, November 25 11:30
am to 1 pm at Westminster
Presbyterian Church, Paisley (Corner
of Queen Street and Inkerman Street)
Soup, Sandwich, Pie, Beverage Adults
Takeout available contact Winnie,
Nov. 25 - Paisley & District
Chamber of Commerce presents
Santa Claus Parade at 7:00 pm
Nov. 25 - Entertainment by Lee
Grant and Meat Roll following Santa
Claus Parade at Paisley Legion
Branch 295 Donations of Nonperishable Food Items will be
accepted prior/during/after parade at
the Legion. These items will be given
to our Local Foodbank.
Nov. 26 - The Children's
Christmas Sale Santa's elves help
children do their Christmas shopping
wh ile t he ir paren ts enjo y a
refreshment nearby. No items are
more than $5 and most items are $1
or $2. For info or to donate
merchandise, contact Jen at 353-7044.
All proceeds go to charity.
Dec. 2 - Christmas Late Night
Shop & Social, Paisley businesses
open until 10 pm
Dec 4 - Paisley Concert Choir
presents Season of Dreams, a
concert of Christmas favourites and
seasonal tunes on Sunday, December
4th, 7:30 p.m. at the Immanuel
Missionary Church. Tickets, $12 for
adults and $5 for children, are
available at Allen's Home Building
Centre and Nature's Millworks, and
from choir members.
Dec. 16 - The Paisley Friends of
the Library are holding their annual
Christmas Basket Draw will be held
at our annual Christmas story hour on
December 16th at 7pm
to 11:30 am
Paisley Rotary Club meets every
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Paisley Group of Alcoholics
Anonymous meets every Tuesday at
the United Church at 8:00 p.m.
Support Groups for people with
Parkinson's are held the 2nd Tuesday
of the month in Kincardine, the 3rd
Tuesday of the month in Hanover.
Everyone welcome. For more
information call (519) 652-9437.
Friendship Coffee Break – this
ministry for ladies runs on the third
Tuesday of every month from 9:30 –
11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Missionary
Senior’s 55+ Luncheon - runs
on the last Tuesday of every month
starting at 12 noon at Immanuel
Missionary Church
Paisley Concert Choir meets on
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to
9:00 at Knox United Church. New
choristers, women and men from high
school age and better, are always
welcome. Please call Helen Crysler at
519-353-4017 for more information.
Cro k ino le : at the Sco ne
Schoolhouse, the 3rd Wed. of each
month, at 7:30 PM Every one
welcome to join the fun. Contact
Clare: 519-934-1351 for more info.
Regular Legion Meeting is held
on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8
pm, (Executive meet at 6:30 pm)
Paisley Reader’s Club meetings
are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month
from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Paisley
Alzheimer Society of GreyBruce Caregiver Support Group
meets 1st Wednesday of every month
at 1:30 at Grace United Church,
Hanover, and the 2nd Wednesday of
every month, at 1:30 at Southampton
United Church. 1-800-265-9013.
A WAN A K i ds C l u b a t
Immanuel Missionary Church starts
on Wed. September 28th, 2011 - for
more info please contact: Immanuel
EM Church (519) 353-5270 or
AWANA Commander: Dan McCaw
(519) 363-6842Paisley and District
Kinsmen meet 1st and 3rd Thursday
each month.
Legion Ladies Aux. meeting 1st
Thursday each month 7 pm.
Regularly Scheduled Events:
Tanner’s U Pick - Yukon Gold,
Red, & White Potatoes, Jack-olantern Pumpkins, Pie Pumpkins,
Butternut & Buttercup Squash,
Gourds, Call Gord & Reita 519-3662493.
Paisley & Dist. Chamber of
Commerce meets the 1st & 3rd
Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 pm in
the old Council Chambers at the
Starting in October, Seniors play
Shuffleboard upstairs at the arena,
Monday at 1pm and Carpet Bowling,
upstairs at the arena, Tuesday at 1pm
Legion Euchre Night - every
Monday at 7:30 pm sharp at the
Paisley Legion. Everyone welcome.resumes September 7
Seniors Coffee Break at the
Legion every Monday from 10:00 am
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of 100 people or less. Bartender
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Wanted—Someone to feed beef
cattle in your barn for the winter
months, with your feed. 519-8813138
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011
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Muriel Rier
Grace Marilyn (Wells)
Catherine Christena
Craig, (nee McArthur)
Harvey Norman
uriel Laura Rier of Paisley,
passed away at Elgin Lodge,
Port Elgin on Monday, October 10,
2011 in her 80th year.
Beloved wife of the late Bud
Rier. Loving mother of Gary and his
wife Judi Chambers of Southampton
and Ron of Paisley. Cherished
grandmother of Bud James and
C h a n t a l E l i za b e t h R ie r o f
Southampton. Muriel will be sadly
missed by her brother-in-law Cliff
Rier, sister-in-law Bernice Brown,
both of Owen Sound and many nieces
and nephews. Predeceased by her
brother Ken Pfohl and her parents,
Dalton and Gertrude (McCaw) Pfohl.
A memorial service celebrating
Muriel’s life was held at St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church, Chesley on Friday,
October 14, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Interment in Chesley Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation or Chesley
Hospital Foundation would be
appreciated as expressions of
Funeral arrangements entrusted
to Rhody Family Funeral Home,
In Memoriam
eacefully at home on Friday,
October 21st, 2011, in her 72nd
year, Grace Parker of Paisley. Dear
mother of Brenda and her husband
Mike Boudriast, George Parker and
his partner Sherry Stade and Les
Parker and his partner Kathy
Frieburger. Dear grandmother of
Crystal, Candice, Mikayla, Deanna,
Chantal and Ema. Great-grandmother
of Natalie, Zander and Lillian. Grace
will be missed by many nieces and
nephews. P redeceased by her
grandson Jeff Frieburger, parents;
Lorne and Lillian Wells, sisters;
Gloria Stroeder and Gladys Parker
and brothers; Gordon and James.
Funeral service was held
Saturday, October 29th, 2011, at W.
Kent Milroy Paisley with the Rev.
Mona Goulette officiating.
Inter me n t Do u g las H ill
Memorial donations to the
Canadian Diabetes Association would
be appreciated by the family.
Christmas Craft Show at the
Chesley Community Centre on
Saturday November 19, 2011 from 10
am to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Holy
Trinity Anglican Church. Lunch
booth available. For info call 519364-6422
The Children's Christmas Sale will
take place at Knox United Church in
Paisley on November 26th from 10
am to 3 pm.
Bring the kids and let Santa's
elves help them do their Christmas
Most items $3 or less.
For more information or to
donate items contact Jen at 519-3537044.
n loving memory of my dear
mother who passed away on
October 20, 2008. When thoughts go
back as they often do, I treasure the
memories I have of you. This day is
remembered and quietly kept; no
words are needed for I will never
forget. For deep in my heart you will
always stay, loved and remembered
each and every day. The tears in my
eyes I can wipe away, the ache in my
heart will always stay. I miss you so
much and will love you forever.
Forever in My Heart
The Paisley Friends of the
Library are holding their annual
C h ris t mas
B as k e t
fundraiser. Step into the library
to buy your raffle tickets for one
of our two fantastic gift baskets
filled with goodies from our
local merchants. New this year is
a Children's gift box. This is a
free raffle for school-aged
children. Come to the library to
sign up for your chance to
win. The draw will be held at
our annual Christmas story hour
on December 16th at 7pm.
orn in Paisley, Ontario on
August 20, 1913, Catherine
passed away peacefully in her sleep
at Bough Beeches Place Retirement
Home, Mississauga on Monday, July
25, 2011 in her 98th year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband
of 57 years George (1912 - 1999)
also of Paisley, Ontario. Cherished
mother of Carolyn Hallford and her
husband Robert of Mississauga. A
woman of great intelligence,
significant insight and exceptional
humour to the very end, Catherine
will be fondly remembered and
greatly missed by her granddaughter
Heather (Scott Astaphan) of Oakville
and grandson Christopher (Jayda
Sutton) of Oakville; as well as, her
great-granddaughter Calleigh and
great-grandson Christian. She will
also be fondly remembered by her
numerous nieces and nephews and
their families.
Both Catherine and her late
husband George were born in Paisley
and lived in town until their marriage
in 1942 when they moved to
Toronto. The Craig's were a very
prominent family in the area with
George's brother McLeod Craig
(deceased) becoming a judge of the
Sup re me Co u rt of O nta r io.
Catherine's family (McArthur) were
also well-known in the area as were
her mother's family, the McKinnons.
Private family ceremony and
interment held at Sanctuary Park
Cemetery, Port Elgin, Ontario on
September 24, 2011.
Thank You
he family of the late Lois
Woelfle would like to thank
family and friends and neighbours for
all their cards, flowers, donations,
phone calls, kindness and support at
the time of our Mom's death.
Thank you to the Pinkerton
Women's Institute for their excellent
lunch following the funeral and the
lovely Institute Memorial Service.
Thank you to the staff of the
Kent Milroy Funeral Home for their
compassion to our family; also to
Rev. Jeremy Sanderson for his
excellent guidance and service. Your
t h o u g h t f u ln e s s w as g r ea t ly
Pat, Dave, Lorrie, Cory,
Elizabeth & Caitlin Woelfle
eacefully at Abbotsford, BC on
Monday, October 24th, 2011 in
his 84th year. He was the son of the
late Norman and Ina Hagedorn. He is
survived by his wife Elsie Hagedorn
of Abbotsford, BC and was the
beloved father of Allan(Lynn)
Hagedorn of Moosomin Sask. Murray
(Simone) Hagedorn of Moosomin,
Sask. Eric Hagedorn of Waterdown,
Ont. and Marilyn(Claude) Eilers of
Hamilton, Ont. He was the beloved
grandfather of Jennifer Hagedorn of
Winn ipeg , Man. Carr ie Lang
of Moose Jaw Sask., Julie Vigfusson
of Hudson, Mass., Crystal Hagedorn
of Moosomin, Sask., Paul Hagedorn
of Moosomin, Sask., and Mark Eilers
of Cordoba, Argentina. Harvey also
had 7 great grandchildren: Jennifer's
Ethan, Lane and Skye; Carrie's Kyla
and Kalika ; and Julie's Matthew and
Nicole. He is also survived by his
siblings, Gladys Cornish, Margaret
(Peg) Height, Viola (Ola) Nelson,
Irene Thomas, Dorothy Stanley,
Robert Hage do rn an d Dav id
A 'Celebration of Life' was held
at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel,
216 Queen St. S., Paisley, (519) 3535133 on Thursday, November 3rd,
2011, at 2:00pm, followed by a
luncheon at the Legion Hall in
W. I.
arie Charbonneau was the
hostess for the October meeting
of the Williscroft Women’s Institute.
She served a delicious breakfast of
pancakes with blueberry syrup and jam
and cheeses plus a bowl of fruit.
Judy opened the meeting with the
Ode and Mary Stewart Collect. The
guest speaker, Linda Gowanlock spoke
on Blueberries at Beagle Run Nursery
which opened in 1982. She told about
3 types of blueberries : wild ones,
bluejoy which yield medium fruit and
blueray which produce large sweet
berries. She enlightened everyone on
how to grow and care for Blueberry
plants. Linda was thanked by Marie
and she was presented with a gift.
The Minutes and Correspondence
were reviewed. Recipes handed in will
be forwarded to headquarters to be
published in the new recipe book. It
was decided to buy a quilt batt and
backing for a quilt for Goderich relief.
The quilt top will be donated by Judy
Mac Kinnon.
The Area Convention held in
Ayton featured afternoon speaker
Francesca Dobbyn from United Way.
Beth Slumskie announced her plans
for the ROSE program to be held
November 2. Judy reported on her
days at the Museum assisting with
scanning the Tweedsmuir Books and
Scrapbooks. She thanked Mary
Dudgeon for helping.
Judy gave a reading “The Last
Corn Shock” and the meeting closed
with the singing of O Canada.
Marilyn Perkins
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The Paisley Advocate
November 2011