I started out as the Pembroke Winter Carnival Queen representing Pembroke Ontario. I lived with my family on the army base CFB Petawawa. In March 73, I participated and won Miss Eastern Ont title. I moved on to Miss Dominion of Canada Pageant in July and was 3rd runner up.
I passed on my crown in March of 1974 and was married in May of ’74 to Brydon Baker. Although we divorced in ’87, we have 2 fabulous kids, Brooke and Brydon, and 4 grandchildren. After travelling & transferring all over the province I did meet another amazing man Steve Cleaver, who I was with until 2007 when a sudden heart attack took him at 49.
My two kids went to college and settled in Windsor, my home town, so after Steve’s death I too moved home to Windsor. My career spanned lots-banking/aesthetics/real estate/paint company/decorator/caterer/reflexology/construction & renovations and some I am sure I have forgotten…until I finally figured out what I wanted to do-RETIRE…
So here I am and that’s my story. I have sent a few pics with titles.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 18 Oct 1973, Thu, Page 3
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 26 Mar 1973, Mon, Page 41
where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.