Found the Artist–Vera Alice Shaw (Morrison)– Lanark Children’s Haven

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Found the Artist–Vera Alice Shaw (Morrison)– Lanark Children’s Haven

 

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I won this painting of a ” Lanark Misty Morning’ last week at Full Deck.. I cannot find anything out about the the artist. RR#3 is Almonte area.. Anyone know anything? Vera A. Morrison

 

Christopher Muller sent this..

 

Obituary for Vera Alice Shaw (Morrison)

Vera Alice  Shaw (Morrison)

Peacefully at the Glengarry Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Vera A. Shaw (nee Morrison) of Apple Hill, formerly of Perth and Montreal; age 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold C. Shaw. Dear sister of Clifford, the late Harold and the late Earl Morrison. Predeceased by her parents Clifford S. Morrison and Alice Johnson. She will be sadly missed by her niece and nephews; Vera Menard (Luc), Richard Morrison (Carole Robert), Allen Morrison (Nat Giroux); and many other nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 114 Main St. South, Alexandria (613-525-2772) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1 to 2:45 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 3 pm. The Rev. Lois Gaudet officiating. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the World Wildlife Fund would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Vera a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows-memories live.

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Condolence From: Maureen strain(Morrison )
Condolence: I was saddened to read of Aunt Vera’s death. But I’m comforted to know that her and Uncle Hal are together again probably dancing in heaven. There were memories I have of her that brings a smile to my face. Her love of animals namely whiskey, topper, pursani and pursan the chow chows. Her love of nature namely her gardens ; the one in Perth and the other in Montreal .The way she played the piano so gracefully and effortlessly made me love that instrument . RIP Aunt Vera.
Condolence From: Lynn Montroy
Condolence: Auntie V was an inspiring and wonderfully creative woman . She inspired all to be better and stronger individuals. I will always remember her fondly . I have so many wonderful memories from our Lanark horse campout adventures. my deepest sympathies to Vera and all of her family and friends.
Condolence From: Heather Ballinger
Condolence: Vera and Hal will always be remembered for their generous contribution to the children of Lanark County by providing a safe haven in a children’s camp in rural Lanark County. Keeping their faith and nature at the forefront. God bless.
Condolence From: Kim Angell
Condolence: The camp that Hal and Vera provided touched the lives of so many people in Lanark County.

I still carry so many lessons and memories with me from Lanark Children’s Haven; I met some of the most important people in my life there.

Thank you Hal and Vera for providing this space and experience, for myself and so many others.

My condolences to those missing her.

Condolence From: Julie Willbond
Condolence: Wishing Vera’s family comfort in losing her. I worked at Lanark Children’s Haven many years ago. That camp was a foundational experience in building confidence and skills that helped in my post-secondary education. The legacy of the camp is long-lasting and continues today. As a social worker in the area, I regularly hear stories from the parents I work with of their fond memories of summer camp. Rest easy, Vera.

 

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CLIPPED FROM

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Mar 2001, Wed  •  Page 65

 

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CLIPPED FROM

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
04 Sep 1996, Wed  •  Page 70

 

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 and The Tales of Almonte

 

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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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