Sometimes You Just Need to Remember– Reggie Bowden

Sometimes You Just Need to Remember– Reggie Bowden



-Photos from the Canadian and Gazette files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Author’s Note- Everyone deserves to be remembered– and so many remembered Reggie. If you have any more info to add about Reggie -leave a comment or email me at


Dawn Jones– The late Reggie Bowden from Tatlock. He lived on the Darling Road (formerly 8th line Darling Twp) now Lanark Highlands. He was a well known trapper and hunter in these parts. He used to stop when I was wee and show us some of his efforts of trapping.



Ray Paquette Unfortunately, I never met him although my late wife was able to regale me with stories of Mr. Bowden who she met during her nursing stints at the Almonte General Hospital. Seemingly, he was quite a character…

Dawn Jones He was a character for sure. I knew his family well. He was unique–trapping fishing and hunting to sustain his family and his lifestyle. The mould was broke after Reg was made and respected by many.

Mary Hurdis I remember in his later years his art work was special.

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. I have a solid wood table that was giv n to me by someone who said it was an old table from Reggie Bowden’s back kitchen, or place where he cut meat. It is disassembled just now but perhaps some of his family who likes antiques may want it… is solidly built, for sure.


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