Trudi Dickie Clippings — Please Add Your Comments

Trudi Dickie Clippings — Please Add Your Comments


I really didn’t know Trudi Dickie that well. All I know is she was a no nonsense smart woman that raised one heck of a great family and worked her tail off for Carleton Place. I will remember the first thing Trudi said to me in 1982 for the rest of my life.

Trudi came with Melba Barker to my home in 1982 to give my late husband and I a heritage certificate. She firmly shook my hand and told me mayor Melba Barker asked her to come with her because they heard I was trouble.

Trudi and Melba Barker broke out laughing and I just shook my head and laughed. Things have not changed in 2018– and I am so proud of these 2 women that were part of only 6 women to grace the council chambers of Carleton Place since 1901. I would like to think she would be smiling at all the women running for the October 22 election. This is for you Trudi!

Please add your comments and I will document them. Thank you.



Julie Sadler- Trudi talking to my Dad who was the town building inspector at the time

26993921_10155531580206886_8439161053264677222_n.jpgBen MacRae It looks like she’s putting a weiner on a bun


Penny Trafford— Trudie and Andy Dickie


Terry Latham Is that Trudy Dickie sipping tea?? Looks like her

Sylvia Giles Yes it is Trudy and Andy!!
Trudy and Andy on the right
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston


Linda – sorry didn’t remember this being so badly out of focus – someone on the street at the time took the pic. Trudy stopped in at my Mom’s on occasion and away they went walking.


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 10 Jun 1980, Tue,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 3


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 15 Aug 1978, Tue,
  3. [Second] REVISION,
  1. Page 1 -

    Clipped from

    1. The Ottawa Journal,
    2. 18 Jul 1978, Tue,
    3. [First] REVISION,
    4. Page
    5.  -

      Clipped from

      1. The Ottawa Journal,
      2. 24 Jul 1979, Tue,
      3. [Second] Revision,
      4. Page 3 -  -  - September 1982
      5.  - 1982 Crew in Carleton Place
      7. Marilyn White My condolences to the Dickie family. Trudy. Was a treasure.
        Robert Mullan What a woman! My condolences to her family, (Marianne)
        Donna Lowe Ward-– So sad to hear this news. A wonderful, kind lady. Condolences to the Dickie family.
      8. 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)


        It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

      9. The Man that Brought “Canada” Back to Carleton Place – Bill Bagg

      10. The Squeaker Election — November 1980 Carleton Place

      11. Where Did the 257 Telephone Exchange Come From in Carleton Place?


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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