The Name is Bond—-Joie Bond



Joie Donegan BOND b: 2 JAN 1902 d: 16 MAY 1982

Still searching for information on Annie Joey Cram and Joie Donegan Bond.  As you see, and thanks to Dianne Saunders and Stephen Collie, I learned just a little bit more about her. It’s spelled Joie not Joey and all this time I had been looking for Joey not Joie– but in reality it didn’t help much– as after hours in newspaper archives I found nothing

“Stephen’s great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Bond (1864-1954) was the sister of John Henry Bond. John Henry had 7 children and Joie and Henry Lloyd were the two that you referred to. John Henry and his wife Mimi named one of their daughters after his sister Mary Elizabeth ( Stephen’s great-grandmother). Mary Elizabeth Bond-Senior married James Edward Bennett and his son James Henry Bennett was the original owner of Bennett meat Market in CP. We have a record book of their business in CP. James Henry retired and since his son had gone to war passed the business over to his brother Austin”.—Dianne Saunders


In 1895 Joie Bond’s parents wed:


August 15, 1895 – marriage

At the residence of the bride’s uncle, on August 7, by Rev. John Grenfel, Mr. J. H. Bond to Miss Mina McDonald, all of Carleton Place.

At Carleton Place on Aug. 7, at the residence of the bride’s uncle, by Rev. John Grenfell, Mr. J. H. Bond of Carleton Place, son of the late Mr . Jacob Bond to Miss Mina McDonald, niece of Mr. Thomas Stephens of Carleton Place.


Joie was born in Carleton Place, Beckwith Township, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. Records state:

Born in Carleton Place, Lanark Cty, Ontario, Canada on 2 Jan 1902 to John Henry Bond and Mima Mcdonald



1920’s machine operator– but definitely not Joie.


In the 1921 Census of Canada Joie was known as a machine operator and made 600 dollars a year. But no mention is made where she worked.

Name: Joie Bond
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1902
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s name: Harry Bond
Father Birth Place: Ontario
Mother’s name: Mima Bond
Mother Birth Place: Ontario
Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Lanark
District Number: 97
Sub-district: Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number: 48
City, Town or Village: Town of Carleton Place
Street or Township: Bridge St
Municipality: Carleton Place
Occupation: Machine Operator
Income: 600
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Bond 44
Mima Bond 45
Joie Bond 19
Gordon Bond 16
Percy Bond 14
Margaret Bond 13
Elizabeth Bond 5
Mary Mc Donald 62


Joie’s brother, Bunny Bond, dated forever into old age, with a local gal named Dorcus Bennett.  Dorcus was called Dick, and had a twin sister, Martha Gertrude Groves who married Allan Groves. Thanks to Dianne we know now Bunny’s real name was Henry Lloyd.


Photo credit– Stephen Collie–In the Front Row are the two twins Dorcas and Martha in the white bibs *see photo information below


Jennifer Fenwick Irwin The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum does have a copy of these photos, as well as this “then and now” montage by David Robertson.




Joie died May 16, 1982.

Bond, Joie D. – In hospital at Almonte, Ontario on Sunday May 16th, 198 2 Joie D. Bond beloved daughter of the late J. H. (Harry) Bond and his wife, Mima McDonald, dear sister of Lloyd of Carleton Place and Margaret ( Mrs. P. S. Armstrong) of Calgary; predeceased by Betty, Percy and Gordon, survived by several nieces and nephews in her 81st year. Rested at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, Ontario. Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 3:00 pm. Interment St. James C emetery.

She was a resident at Twelve Acres nursing home in 1973.

Burial: 19 MAY 1982 Carleton Place, Beckwith Township, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Note: St. James’ Anglican Cemetery

*Photo Information–Thanks to Stephen Collie and Dianne Saunders…

This is the Bennett Family Photo from Christmas Day 1903 and the man in the centre holding the baby (my late uncle, Austin [Aunnie) Bennett] was James Bennett my Great Grandfather and a former Mayor of Carleton Place. To his right is his wife, my Great Grandmother Elizabeth (nee Bond)

In the Front Row are the two twins Dorcas and Martha. Not everyone was there, some were away visiting in Munster but to note in the Front Row, 2nd in from left, was my Grandfather Harry Bennett, of Bennett’s Butcher shop. Harry and his wife my grandmother Annie (nee Boyle) lived on Flora Street for years.

The house in this photo still stands on Herriott Street, at the Northeast corner of Herriott and Flora, now clad in white vinyl siding.

Interesting that the climate changed as much in the early 20th century as it does now, coats are unbuttoned and opened, women not wearing coats at all, Dorcas and Martha in their petticoats.

Stephen Collie

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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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  1. Hello, My name is Jennifer (Bond) Hamilton. Gordon Bond was my father, Joie Bond was my aunt, my dad’s sister. The building on the main street of Carleton Place (beside the Mississippi Hotel) housed by grandmother Mimi’s wool/novelty shop on one side, my grandfather Henry’s barber shop on the other side, and living quarters for the family behind and above the shops. As my grandmother’s health failed, Joie stayed home to care for her and took over the duties of the shop. I remember as a child my twin sister and I having a lot of fun in the “weird but wonderful” shop of treasures. In addition to wool and sewing supplies, at one time the stock also included school supplies, tea cups & saucers, figurines and other novelties. The shop was always a mess but Joie always took great pride in her appearance–dresses, hats, gloves…always neat and fashionable. Every Christmas Joie would board the train (always first class in the diner car) and spend a few days with us in Kingston, as did my uncle Tiny (Percy) who lived in Montreal. My sister and I remember that Joie was a little superstitious especially with the color green. Hated it! A little tricky at Christmas when most wrapping paper had some green in it. We learned early on to wrap her presents in red! My parents took her to parties over the holiday season and she loved the social life, a break from her commitment to the shop in Carleton Place. When both Joie and our uncle Lloyd who also lived in the house became ill and went to nursing homes, my father was tasked with emptying and selling the house on behalf of the family. You can only imagine the task we had ahead of us in Joie’s shop! By then, the late 70’s, the stock was quite depleted but every nook and cranny had some treasure stuffed in it (even little piles of coin here and there that hadn’t made it to the til). It took several months for my dad, sister and I (with baby in tow) to collect, sort, organize … our very own Reality TV show way ahead of its time. Joie was certainly a champion hoarder. I’m not sure who eventually took the stock, my sister and I each knit a throw; my dad had a couple of local ladies who found homes for some things; much of it had been on the shelves for a long time, was old, dated and of little use to anyone. What I remember most about Joie (from stories passed down by my parents) is that she was once a young woman who had gone off to Business School, was ready to embark on life and likely leave Carleton Place as her sister Peggy had done, but she stayed behind to nurse her ailing mother and support her father. As the years went by she was alone much of the time, often her only social contact was through the shop. She developed a reputation as being quite a ‘character’, a little strange even, especially when she became hard of hearing later in life and often seemed quite ‘out of it’. She certainly operated ‘her’ shop in her own quirky way and even became somewhat of a celebrity in the area for doing it ‘her way’.

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    • I am crying here.. thank you thank you…. This means so much to me and will to other people.. This has made my week month… If you have a picture of her that I can use send it to me at sav_77@yahoo. com… this goes up tomorrow.. OMG thank you.


      • Linda, I have a picture of the family, Joie looks to be about 17. I think this picture has been archived in some online ancestry programs. If you haven’t seen it, I will send it along to you.
        It’s the only picture I have of Joie, although I will ask my sister if she has any others (doubtful). Jennifer


  2. I know this is five years late in coming as a response, but I just stumbled across it. I met Joie at my father’s funeral (Eddie Bond) in 1970. We hadn’t met before, but I did meet both Bunny and Percy when I was young. My line of the family comes down through Jacob Bond who was the eldest son of Joseph.


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