The Devlins and Weldon Armour– Ray Paquette

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The Devlins and Weldon Armour– Ray Paquette

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Comments about–Weldon Armour- One of Carleton Place’s Cool Kids

Weldon was indeed a renown character in Carleton Place, even before his unfortunate accident. Every evening Weldon was brought down town in his wheelchair by George Baker, a neighbour of his and would eventually make his way to the Olympia Restaurant where he would spend the remainder of the evening.

One time (before he joined the RCMP), Weldon was hired by Alan Barker to work on the ambulance. At the scene of an auto accident, Alan gave Weldon a shovel to pick up a human brain, off the road…Weldon quit that day.

I can recall returning to Carleton Place on leave from the Navy after an extended absence and going to the Olympia before my parent’s home because I was sure that Weldon would be there and I could get caught up on what was going on in town and where all the “old gang” were. Having the franchise for the license bureau enabled him to keep current on everything that was happening in town!–Ray Paquette

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Photo from-Dishing up the Memories of The Devlins

Comments about —Dishing up the Memories of The Devlins and Sitting on a Bench Outside Devlin’s Store Looking for Stories

Devlin store-The owners prior to the Devlins were the Shackeltons. They were an English couple that had emigrated to Canada in the 1950’s with their two boys, Leon and Frank. I believe that Leon has passed away and Frank my be in the Toronto area. After they sold the store, I believe Mr. and Mrs. Shackleton returned to England.

Since being introduced to your blog I have taken great pleasure in reliving my earlier years in Carleton Place when the population seemed to be eternally stuck at 4800. Those years must have gone a long way in shaping the person I have become and for this I will be eternally grateful–Ray Paquette

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal13 Oct 1898, ThuPage 4

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal22 Apr 1897, ThuPage 8

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal27 Apr 1897, TuePage 5

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal29 Aug 1898, MonPage 7

Related reading:

Signed Sealed and Delivered with Tom New — Ray Paquette

Candy Stores Shoes and Plungers– Ray Paquette

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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  1. One time (before he joined the RCMP), Weldon was hired by Alan Barker to work on the ambulance. At the scene of an auto accident, Alan gave Weldon a shovel to pick up a human brain, off the road…Weldon quit that day.

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