1940s Basketball Gals — Carleton Place High School

1940s Basketball Gals — Carleton Place High School



Photo from Hannah White’s Collection


Hannah White very graciously sent in these photos of life in CPHS years ago– most likely the 40s.  This note came with it:

Hi Linda,

I wanted to send you this picture I found of my grandma. I only know of her on it but I don’t know anyone else.

My grandma’s name was Lois (Macdougall) Stanley. The two basketball pictures are from CPHS. I want to say they are from around 1946ish

Thanks again Hannah!!



Sandra Sanderson My mom….June (Illingworth) Lay….back row, first on the left.

Carole Flint It looks like my sister Milly Reid bottom row 2nd from right.

Karen Dorman Second from left on the top row is my mother. The coach is my father Mac Saunders. The person beside my mother is one of the Healey twins. I think Mom has this picture with all the names. I will try and get it from her. The other Healey twin is at the end of the top row on the right.
Who were The Healey Twins?

Donna Sweeney Lowry-– They were Dora and Doris Healey twin daughters of William Healey and Isabell Hutchinson, born about 1930. Dora never married. Doris married Gerald (Gerry) Willows born about 1928, son of Russell Willows and Hattie Walker from Boyd’s settlement just off Highway 7 on the way to Fergusons Falls. When Hattie died, Russell married Merle Tennant. Doris and Gerry’s farm was next door to my Dad and Mom’s place on the first line of Ramsay, not far from Boyd’s Settlement. Gerry died in 1997, Dora in 2002 and Doris in 2011. Doris worked for Scotiabank in C.Place. I remember the Twins dressing alike, perhaps a different colour, but the clothes were the same, same skirt, same blouse, same sweater, same coat, same shoes! I am uncertain when Mr. and Mrs. Healey passed. I seem to remember Dora living on Miguel Street across from the train station in Carleton Place. I don’t know where Dora worked. Probably in a bank the same as her sister!!


Donna Sweeney Lowry Ray Paquette, on Mac’s other right!😁 On Mac’s left, our right looking at the photo, I am fairly confident it is Betty Dugdale who married Jim Paul of Mountblow Farms on Rae Rd near Almonte. I agree it is Dora Healey on Mac’s immediate right with Doris at the far left on the end of the same row.
Heather White Betty Paul is beside Mac.My mom Lois MacDougall (Stanley) is 2nd from the right on the bottom row.  🙂




Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Jennifer Fenwick Irwin —This jersey in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum was donated by Mary Cook.. It’s got number 9 on the back and  Karen Dorman said it belonged to her mother’s.



Photo from Hannah White’s Collection– Carleton Place High School 1940s

Karen Dorman– I know the far left is Lois MacDougall Stanley and beside her is one of the Healey twins.



Photo from Hannah White’s Collection






Photo from Karen Dorman

The second photo is the 1946-47 basketball team. Starting top row left ?, Mac Saunders, Art Ferguson, ? Hamilton, Front row Murray Kilpatrick, Vince Giles, ? Newest, Don ‘Spud’ Hamilton

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 andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




U Can’t Touch This! St. Mary’s Basketball Team 1990

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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