So What Happens When You Turn 100 in Carleton Place?


In San Francisco most people that turn 100 are taken by family to Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street. Since the earthquake happened in1906. There are two survivors left and this area is monumental, and the whole town turns out.  So what happens now?  During this year’s quake anniversary, San Francisco residents planned a tribute to the firefighters to be part of a new public stairway mosaic. But this memorial is still known for those who turn 100.


So what have we got in Carleton Place to pay tribute to those that lead their life’s journey successfully to the age of 100? Well, we have the Morphy Cairn on Emily Street. Would that work? In this case I don’t think so. Why? Carleton Place’s Rossie Moore Doyle is turning 100 in the next day or so. She is one of the last descendants who lived in the Moore house.



So, can we pay tribute in front of the Morphy Cairn to a member of the Moore family? Since they were the two first families of Morphy’s Falls/Carleton Place and didn’t get along that well, I think not. We don’t want a Moore-Morphy uprising anywhere in town. No telling if the descendants from out of town show up and cause a ruckus. I am kidding of course, but we have several others who are approaching their 100 year milestone like Marion MacFarlane that we need to honour properly. It would be really nice to have a place commemorating those that paid their dues to Carleton Place, but since we don’t……



The family of Rossie Moore Doyle is having a 100th Birthday Day party at St James Hall tomorrow in Carleton Place, July 25, 2-4. Best wishes only. Come and say Hi to a lady who is part of Carleton Place history. See you at St James tomorrow!

Happy Birthday Rossie Moore Doyle!

Anna Rosamond

Anna Rosamond “Rossie” Doyle
(July 28, 1915 – January 31, 2016)Alan Barker Funeral Home Carleton Place

Doyle, Anna Rosamond “Rossie”

Peacefully in hospital, Carleton Place with family by her side, on Sunday, January 31, 2016, in her 101st year.

Predeceased by her husband Elmer. Loved mother of Sandra Mailey (late Michael), Barbara McFarlane (Ivan Thompson), William (Janet) and Michael (Patricia). Cherished by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Mary Moore, brother Rev. Canon Reg Moore (late Shirley) and infant daughter Rosamond. Rossie will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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