Old St. Mary’s Almonte — Clippings Photos and Memories






St. Mary’s Convent: a John Dunn story– CLICK HERE https://millstonenews.com/2017/11/st-marys-convent-a-john-dunn-story.html

St. Mary’s Rink

Peggy Byrne George Tasker who for years provided a rink in the school yard at St. Mary’s School behind the Church. Even could be used at night with the light bulbs strung from poles across the rink. He flooded that rink with the big black hose no matter how cold it was outside and that ice was perfect.

Arlene Savard Remember the rink at St Mary’s for sure and George Tasker was always there to keep it in good shape for us, lots of memories

Nora Flynn I walked at least 15 min to get to the rink at st Mary’s school in the evening and then put on cold skates. Somehow it didn’t seem to bother you. Also skating at the arena to music you could hear all over the neighbourhood ?


Thanks to Arlene– St Mary’s 1957=1958

June 4, 1980–Almonte Gazette 

The convent of St. Mary’s in Almonte will soon be saying good-bye to the order of Sisters who have lived and worked here for the past seventy years. The Sisters of St. Joseph, who at one time provided most of the teachers at St. Mary’s elementary school, are being transferred by the decision of the Order’s mother house in Peterborough. Four sisters belonging to the order are expected to leave the convent in mid-August.

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 Thanks to Mary Anne Harrison

Hi Linda

I thought I saw on your page that you were looking for photos from St Mary’s (Almonte)

This is a grade 8 graduation.

L-R Mike McCabe, Mike Savard, Dan Vaughan,

John McPail and Paul McDonald.


Clipped from

The Ottawa Citizen,

07 May 1936, Thu,

Page 3


img.jpegClipped from

The Ottawa Journal,

20 Jul 1954, Tue,




St. Mary’s “Old” Cemetery


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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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