Who was the “Drugstore Woman” in Asselstine’s Rexall?


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.


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 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.

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John Edwards said:  Its Betty Findlay!!

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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.



Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
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It’s Photo Friday!
Harvey Asselstine (1904 – 1990) takes a break from his pharmacy duties and poses for a photo in front of his drugstore. Asselstine purchased the business from William Hughes and operated here at the corner of Bridge and Franklin until the late 1960’s. It’s now the Giardino Atelier.-

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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