If You’re Young at Heart – Rossie Moore Doyle of Carleton Place Turns 100



Rossie Moore Doyle passed away on Sunday. Viewing will be Tuesday, Feb 2.– 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Barker’s Funeral Home. Funeral service Wednesday at St. James.


The town of Carleton Place came out in full force to honour Rossie Doyle on her 100th birthday. What a “Hallmark moment” day it was–let’s have more events like this. Of course there will always only be one Rossie Doyle. She is one of those who will always be young at heart NO matter how old she is. To many more years Rossie!


Rossie came in style to her birthday bash! No this is not like the MTV program called My Sweet Sixteen” where the birthday girl gets a car from her parents. This is just Rossie’s ride:)


There was a lineup and a 20 minute wait like there was a rock star inside. There was-Rossie was there!


Everyone had smiles for the birthday girl!


Rossie and her original baby boots


Hugs, tears, and smiles.


She remembered just about everyone! I think she remembered me when I mentioned I used to drive Muriel Simpson to church. Everyone remembered Muriel!


Greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada and Queen Elizabeth!


I marveled how well she walked and stood her ground. I can’t even do that!


Forget the candles Rossie is thinking- let’s just have cake!


1-2-3 Blow!


She had kind words for everyone- young and old


There was delicious food everywhere prepared by the ladies of St. James.


How can you just not love these ladies?


Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn knows Rossie well.


Denzell Baird had some humourous stories. Denzell is 90? I would not put him a day over 65!


The family. The generations. The love Rossie has for her family.


Rossie’s namesake- Meka Rossie- Pretty in Pink!


Rossie in her heyday!


Rossie Moore Doyle in her prime!


I am framing my napkin from today. It is already tucked away in a safe spot. Congratulations on this amazing milestone Rossie. May this day and the days after be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love. Have a very Happy 100th Birthday.

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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.

8 responses »

  1. Linda you made this beautiful, i was only there for a very short time, but it was such a gallant event. “Amazing” is what comes to mind. you did a lovely job posting this. Hats off to you!!


  2. So nice to have happy news for a change. I have known Rossie since i was a little girl and she hasn’t changed. I feel so lucky to have been there for a truly one of a kind event.Thank you for being there to record it Linda.


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