Pic of the Past Carleton Place- Meryle MacDowall and Velma Bracewell





Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Carleton Place Canadian files



Bracewell home on Lake Ave West


Nancy HudsonRemember Mrs. Bracewell worked in Cook’s.

Valerie Edwards And Meryle – Paul’s Mom.

Jane Elliott–Hello; I know all three ladies extremely well. Evelyn Elliot is my mother & the other two ladies Velma & Merl, are my aunts. Velma was one of the finest ladies I have ever knew.

She was a special person, loving, forgiving, hard working, an excellent golfer, an amazing mother  to Marsha & even more amazing wife. Hard to find a women her equal today. One of my most favourite ladies. Merl, the youngest of the three was also an extremely good golfer, a very attractive lady, wife of Dawson  & mother of two wonderful children Janice & Paul. Evelyn, wife of Dan the love of here life, mother to John & David & the oldest of the three girls. She was a tall , silver haired women who took pride in her appearance & the results were always very evident. She loved her family & the families her son’s chose. She always held her friends in the highest regards & went out of her way to ensure there well being. Finally, my daughter Cheri was her best friend.

Thank you for the memories the photo has brought back.



June 1956- Their Mother’s Obituary

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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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