Scrapbook Clippings of the Closing of Zephyr Textiles

Scrapbook Clippings of the Closing of Zephyr Textiles


 - 1 o I 1 Laurie Morton, 62, hoped to retire here


 - Utafl Blow to Almonte The people who work at...

 - Almonte: They knew it was going but closing...

 - find another type of work. Tied to their homes...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Oct 1977, Fri,  Page 52




 - Mayor takes a positive view ALMONTE (StafO...


 - Purchase of textile mill hailed ALMONTE (Staff)...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  03 Feb 1978, Fri,  [First] REVISION,  Page 3



Some Former Employees–May they be remembered..


The death of Mrs. Lorna Mary (Scotty) (Hawkins) Reid, wife of Mr. James A. Reid, 272 Adelaide Street, Almonte, occurred suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Thursday, December 18, 1975, in her 46th year. Mrs. Reid had been employed as a twister operator at Zephyr Textiles. She was a member of Paul’s Anglican Church and of Ladies’ Auxiliary of Branch 240, Royal Canadian Legion, Almonte. She was a very active member of the Lanark New Democratic Party. Born in Almonte on April 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late C. H. Hawkins and his wife, Mary Ann McDougall. On November 4, 1950, she was married at Almonte to James A. Reid. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Wayne, Allan and Thomas, all of Almonte; two daughters, Wendy, Mrs. Wayne Wark, Lanark, and Mary Ann, Mrs. Stephen Brydges, Almonte; two brothers, Raymond and Robert Hawkins, of Toronto; and four sisters, Mrs. Vera Blondell; Mrs. Hazel Kelly, Mississauga, Ont.; Mrs. Marg. Holden, Weston, Ont., and Mrs. Marilyn Lucas, Carleton Place. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home, Church Street, Almonte, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, with interment at Auld Kirk Cemetery. Rev. G. F. Bickley of St. Paul’s Church conducted the services. Pallbearers were Stephen Brydges, Wayne Wark, Fred Kelly, Gordon Rattray, Helmut Lucas and Ben Blondell. A very impressive Legion service was conducted at the funeral home on Friday evening, Dec. 19, with many of her fellow comrades in attendance. The vast number of floral tributes and other expressions of sympathy bore witness to the high esteem in which Scotty’s friends and neighbors held her.

ELLIOTT, Lila Ann (Formerly of Almonte) Member: Ladies Auxillary; Royal Canadian Legion; Branch #240 – Almonte. At Four Seasons Lodge, Deep River on Monday, May 26, 2008. Lila May Elliott (nee Cameron) age 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Clifford Elliott. Loving mother of Kay Huntley an dher husband David of Unionville, Mary Stack and her husband Ron of Deep River, and Sandra Kelly and her husband Harold of R.R. #1 Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Scott, Kim and Brett Huntley, Michael, Patti, Mark, Penny and Nancy Stack, and Shannon Kelly. Also survived by 8 Great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 brothers William and Robert (R.B.) Cameron, 1 sister Elizabeth Command, and 2 grandchildren Jeff Huntley and Sean Kelly. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. An interment service will be conducted at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Four Seasons Lodge, 117 Banting Drive, Deep River, Ontario K0J 1P0 would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 27, 2008
GORMAN, Terrance William
August 21, 1946 – March 14, 2017
On Tuesday March 14, 2017 Terry passed away in his home with his family by his side. Terry was 70 years old. Loving husband of Cathy Gorman (nee Liddle) of 44 years. Proud father of Amanda, Theresa and Kevin of Almonte. Loving Papa to Alexis, Reid, Bridgette and Liam. Brother to Theresa Carroll (nee O’Brien). Predeceased by his parents John Gorman and Lila Gorman (nee Kavanagh and by first marriage of the late Alfred O’Brien), Sisters Nancy McBane, Mary Miller (nee O’Brien) and brothers Joe, Jack and Ray. Fondly remembered by his sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, his euchre friends and his neighbours “The Gore Street Goats”. Special thanks to the nurses Kelsey, Terralyn, Krista, Leslie and Marilyn. Terry spent much of his life in the service of others. Whether it was working alongside his friend and brother-in-law at the Almonte Ambulance or helping with the many organizations and committees he was a part of the (Children’s Aid Society, Highland Games, Almonte Senior Girls Softball, Deputy Reeve for Almonte Town Council and many more). The most important things in Terry’s life were his family and friends (immediate and extended). He enjoyed good company, conversation and a game of cards. Terry was natural born story teller and could hold a room waiting on every word until the end. Terry leaves behind a legacy of hard work, quick wit, great jokes and many more fond memories. Cheers to you Terry! Family and friends are invited to join us for Mass at Holy Name of Mary Parish at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 directly followed by a traditional Irish celebration of Terry’s Life upstairs at the Almonte Legion Hall at 6:00 p.m. For those who wish to make a donation, please consider the Almonte Legion Branch 240.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of
C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.
(127 Church St., Almonte, ON. 613-256-3313)
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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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