Update January 9, 2016.
From the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Files we found out that Betty Findlay and Mary Cook both worked at Assestine’s Pharmacy.
The Queen’s Hotel in the background 1944–Now Valley Granite & Tile, this site once housed H.B Asselstine’s Rexall Drug Store and Hughes Grocery (Circa 1946). The original brick and stone quoins were covered with a brick facade in the 1970s, and the large windows replaced.
All Phot0s- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
John Edwards said: Its Betty Findlay!!
So anyone know who this retail pinup girl was?
Ray Paquette said: Wayne was a lot time employee of Mr. Asseltine’s Rexall Drug Store who later became a salesman in the furniture department at Eaton’s Bayshore where I would run into him often, stopping to exchange news on people from Carleton Place we knew in common.
Her Story: The Woman in the Photo
That moment has been captured in one of Carleton Place’s historical murals by Sean McInnis, right around the corner where the Rexall drugstore stood. The mural celebrates the founding, all-boys members of the BIA, headed at the time by pharmacist Harvey B. Asselstine. But it also showcases a quieter achievement.
The woman at the counter is Betty Asselstine Findlay, one of a handful of graduating female pharmacy students from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto in 1950. She was completing her internship at the drugstore under her dad’s supervision. Betty went on to requalify in the 70s and return to pharmacy after 22 years raising a family of five. She worked at the hospital for many years.
You can check out the mural, “Celebrating 100 Years of Business History in Carleton Place”, at the corner of Bridge and Franklin Street. https://carletonplace.ca/murals-everywhere.php
Thanks I knew it was Betty but had never added it but will now and postit tomorrow