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Obituary - John W McFadyen 1899-1979
Obituary - John W McFadyen 1899-1979
The Kincardine Independent, Wednesday Jun 6, 1979

John W McFadyen

A well respected and generous man in the Tiverton community, John W McFadyen passed away on Monday, June 4, 1979, in Owen Sound General and Marine Hospital in his 80th year.
Mr. McFadyen, who was born on the Boundary of Kincardine Township on July 11, 1899, was the son of the late Duncan Allen McFadyen and Elizabeth Scott.
Mr. McFadyen was one of the best apiarists in the country. While keeping bees for over 60 years, Mr. McFadyen invented the McFadyen honey extractor which is still widely used by honey producers.
Tiverton's water system was installed bu Mr. McFadyen during the late 1940's and is still being used by the village today.
An active curler, he helped teach the game to young people at the Tiverton arena which he had expanded to make a better curling rink. He also assisted in building the Kincardine Curling Club and was an avid bowler.
He was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton and taught Sunday School for 40 years.
A lay preacher, he assisted in the building of the Presbyterian manse.
Mr. McFadyen was also an active member of the Shriner's Mocha Temple, a member of Bruce Lodge and Past Grand Superintendant of the Royal Arch Masons. He was a honourary ember of the Order of the Eastern Star and was the first Worthy Patron of the OES when it was formed some 27 years ago.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, the former G. Adora Biemer, whom he married in Strathroy in 1970, and three sons, George of Zephyrrhills and Tampa Florida, Eldon of Mississauga and Ronald of London. Also surviving is his brother Frank McFadyen of Tiverton and step-children Mary Jane Harrison of Guelph, Catherine Oakely of Halton Hills and Peter Whetstone of Auburn, Ont.
Mr. McFadyen was predeceased by his first wife, Hazel Colwell, and his sister Sadie.
The funeral service was held Thursday, June 9, 1979 from the Linklater Funeral Home with Rev. George Turner officiating. Burial was in the Tiverton Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sam Bailey, Morrison McKenzie, Wilfred Campbell, Morley Scott, Dan Manary and George Stewart.
Those from a distance attending the funeral traveled from Tampa, Florida, Mississauga, Toronto, Cookstown, Guelph, London and Auburn.

Obituary - Joseph Nelson Bertrand - 1932
Obituary - Joseph Nelson Bertrand - 1932
Belleville, March 17. (Special.)
Joseph Nelson Bertrand of Campbellford died at the Belleville General Hospital this morning. He had been visiting with his sister, Mrs. Thomas Ramsay, College Street, when his illness required his removal to the hospital. Mr. Bertrand was a farmer. He was born in Seymour Township, the son of late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bertrand, and was in his sixty-fourth year. He had made Campbellford his home for some time. He was a member of the United Church at Mayersburg. A large family survives: three sons, Orland, Everett and Melvin, of Campbellford; a daughter, Rose, at home; two brothers, Albert and Gus of Campbellford; and five sisters, Mrs. James Bradley, Port Elgin; Mrs. Robert Hensley, Carman, Man.; Mrs. Arthur Blue, Welland; Mrs. Robert Miller, Norham, and Mrs. Thomas Ramsay of .?.
Obituary - Margaret McIntyre - 1931
Obituary - Margaret McIntyre - 1931
Mrs. Neil McArthur

With the passing of Margaret McIntyer, wife of the late Neil McArthur, there closed another chapter in the early history of Bruce County. The deceased was born in Brock Township, Ontario County, in 1835, of Scottish parentage. After the marriage in 1853, she and her husband migrated to Bruce County, coming the entire distance from Brock behind a yoke of Oxen. Arriving at Kincardine, they proceeded north to Tiverton, then east following the surveyor's blaze to the farm the late Mrs. McArthur owned at the time of her death. Mrs. McArthur and her sister-in-law, the mother of Mr. Neil McFadyen were the first women to settle in this district.

Mrs. McArthur, although 95 years old retained her mental faculties to the last, as it was extremely interesting to the lover of history to hear her relate stories of the early days. Such event as the Rebellion of 1837-38 in which Lyon MacKenzie figured, and the Fenlan Raids became very real after hearing her tell of them.

Her life in Bruce County in the fifties was typical of the life of the sturdy pioneers who were the real makers of Canada. It was theirs to clear the tangled forest, drain the land, build the roads, and erect schools and churches. Surely to those people life was worth while in its fullest sense.

In religion the late Mrs. McArthur was an active Baptist. At the erection of the present Baptist church in Glamis, she was baptized by the late Rev. James Coutts. For many years her life bore testimony for Christ, and death for her was but an entrance into the presence of Him, whom she had served so well. To know her was to admire and respect one whose hardships in life were a labour of love for others. Generosity, so characteristic of the early settlers, and sincerity in word and deed were among her many fine qualities.

Eleven children were born to the late Mrs. McArthur, seven of whom survive; Donald and Murdock, Harmattau, Alta. Mrs. Geo. Colwell, Tiverton; Mrs. H. B. Fisher, Vancouver; Mrs. Neil McKinnon, Riversdale; Mrs. Joseph Ferris, Glamis; and Mrs. James Ferris with whom she resided for the past ten years. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. John B. McDonald, Tiverton, twenty grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

The funeral of the deceased was held on Friday afternoon, April 24th, 1931, at the home of Mr. James Ferris, the large concierge testify in there esteem. Burial was made in Purdey's cemetery.

"Our sires, when times were sorest,
Asked none but aid Divine,
And cleared the tangled forest,
And wrought the buried mine.
The pioneers of nations!
They showed the world the way;
Tis ours to keep their stations,
And lead the van to-day."
Ontario Birth Registration - Albert Henry Everson - 1887
Ontario Birth Registration - Albert Henry Everson - 1887
Born: January 18th 1888
Name: Albert Henry Everson
Gender: Male
Father: William Everson, Farmer
Mother: Rebecca Moins
Informant: William Everson, father of the child, Thorah
Registered: April 11th 1888
Patriotic Tea, Sale held at St. David's
Patriotic Tea, Sale held at St. David's
Toronto Star note regarding an event that Gwen was involved in through her Church.
Sadie Colwell - Obituary - Toronto Daily Star
Sadie Colwell - Obituary - Toronto Daily Star
(Employee of Tridel Corporation). Peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, December 30, 1987, in her 87th year. Sadie is survived by her several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West at Windermere near the Jane subway from 7-9p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at the Darvey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Saturday at 2 o'clock. Internment Tiverton Cemetery, Tiverton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Sadie Colwell - Tridel People
Sadie Colwell - Tridel People
This article appeared on the back of the Tridel People Brochure in December 1987.
Sadie Colwell, Toronto Star Article - May 11, 1973
Sadie Colwell, Toronto Star Article - May 11, 1973
The Toronto Star, Friday, May 11, 1973

A Life of quiet dedication is fame enough for Sadie.

SADIE COLWELL, 72, has worked for the same Toronto firm for 47 years and the last thing on her mind is retirement. She would rather work than sit at home. She dismisses women's liberation complaints about unequal work opportunities with the comment: "Some people are always complaining."

There's no way Sadie Colwell would ever make the front page of The Star.
She's done nothing that could be considered really spectacular at any stage in her long life; nor is she likely to before she dies.
But when her small accomplishments are looked at in the light of what is considered the norm by today's society, they begin to loom larger and larger.
I look at them, and all I can do is shake my head and come out with the cliche: "They surely don't make 'em like that any more. No sirree!"
For starters, Sadie is 72 years old. Which means sh should be retired, right? No way.
Sadie arrives at work every morning at 8:30 a.m. and is supposed to work until 4:30 p.m.
Never late
But her boss, Louis Bregman, president of Canadian Food Products Ltd., says she seldom leaves on time. He reports that she can be found behind her desk many an evening after the place has closed.
As for arriving on time, that's a different matter.
Sadie has worked for the same company for 47 years and not once has she ever arrived late.
She is also able to report, in a shy and winsome way, that in all those years she has been away only nine days because of illness.
"But don't write that, please" she begs me. Sadie is the kind of person who considers bragging unnvecessary and unladylike and is not about to indulge in it, even in answer to a direct question.
In all, starting off as a young farm girl at the age of 16, Sadie has been working steadily for 56 years and has no intention of giving up now.
She' been through about eight different changes in ownership of the huge food products company where she works and is so much a part of the office that the place might just fall apart is she ever does leave.
Her new boss, Bregman, who took over the company 18 months ago - thus inheriting Sadie - speaks of her with awe. The sum of his comments in praise of her goes something like this:
"Every company should be so lucky to have an employee like Sadie!"
Bregman says it's up to her when she retires and indicates that he's perfectly willing to have her roll in in a wheelchair at 90 if she wishes to.
"She's married to this place," he says. "It's her whole life. She still does a good job and it would kill her to leave."
That good job Sadie still does isn't just any old job.
She's involved in responsibilities of a very sensitive nature, handling much of the confidential financial work of her company, including the executive apyroll.
Considering her impeccable work record and her lengevity at one job, you might feel that Sadie would have the right to criticize the attitude some young people have towards their jobs today.
Not Sadie.
No libber
"You have to go along with the times," she chirps. "The girls in the office today are very nice. They just move around alot more, that's all."
As for current women's lib feelings that women aren't given equal opportunities for advancement in offices, she dismisses the idea with a curt-
"Some people are always complaining, I've always felt that the men in the office treated me with respect. I always liked the people I worked for."
She also managed to liberate herself enough by hard work and loyalty from the position of book-keeper to assistant to the treasurer, and never felt she was held back because she was a woman.
If there's any change in office attitudes over thte years, it's that "when I first started to work, people really enjoyed what they were doing and tried hard for the company.
No one left unless they got married or died. Today, perhaps many young people don't realize how stimulating a job can be and how it can help improve you."
She eats most of her meals out and enjoys going to the movies. And she is not intimidated by the heightened pace of the city or the glare of neon on the Strip.
Nor is she intimidated by the increasing use of computers in the office, which, so far, haven't managed to make valuable employees like Sadie Colwell obsolete.
"I haven't ever considered retirement," she says matter-of-factly. "Not yet, anyway, I can still do my job.
"And I'd much rather be out enjoying everything that sitting at home doing nothing."

Society Highlights - Trousseau Tea
Society Highlights - Trousseau Tea
Wed, Oct 13, 1954
Society Highlights
Mrs Edwin Scanlon entertained at a trousseau tea for her daughter, Jean, a bride-elect of Saturday. Mrs John F. Irvine, Saskatoon, Sask, mother of the groom, assisted in receiving. Others who have entertained in her honor are Mrs R. Parker and G. Daintree, Mrs G Back and Mrs R Wotherspoon, Mrs R. Rainey and Mrs H Donnan, Miss E Gray, Mrs A. McLeod, Mrs J. Thornton, Mrs M Dediran and Mrs J Vaughan. Presentations were made by the members of the choir of St David's United Church and Mrs D Barwell.
Soldier's Kin Given Christmas Parcels
Soldier's Kin Given Christmas Parcels
Toronto Star note regarding an event that Gwen was involved in through her Church.
Tiverton Arena
Tiverton Arena
A view of the arena before John added change rooms etc.
Tiverton School Board - 1945
Tiverton School Board - 1945
John William McFadyen is a active member on the Tiverton School Board and promotes several changes.
Wedding Announcement - Parker - Daintree
Wedding Announcement - Parker - Daintree
St. Davids United Church was the scene of the wedding of Dorothy Gwendoline Daintree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.R.Daintree and Rowland Leslie Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H.Parker. Dr. C.A. Mustard officiated. The brides father gave her in marriage. She chose a gown of ivory satin with bodice and sleeves of French lace. It was cut on princess lines and fell to a cathedral train. A matching Juliet cap held her fingertip veil. She carried a cascade of garnet roses and stephanotis....
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