For Brent Eades — Eades Hardware Store and Things

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For Brent Eades — Eades Hardware Store and Things
Photo Brent Eades–On the back of the photo are the names of his team-mates:
(front row, left to right) S. McCuan, R. Griffith, N. Eades, A. Rintoul, D. Dunlop, W. Churchhill
(back row, left to right) G. MacNabb, W. Findlay, C. Findlay, K. Hamilton, J. Hastie
I’d be interested to know what became of any of these players.

Brent Eades sent me this photo the other day that he had posted in The Millstone in 2015.

I came across this photo of my dad with the 1949 CPHS football team (third from the left in the front row)

posted in The Millstone in 2015.

Evelyn Julian I believe my Dad Douglas Kennedy was coach at that time.


Ray Paquette
 Can anyone name the player third front the right in the front row? It looks very much like the nameless baseball player in the picture of the 1953 Optimist Championship team posted earlier…:)

Brent Eades-- Memories

I wish my dad were still around to help you with the Eades Hardware store memories, where he worked starting 1949 for his uncle George. My dad moved in with George to get some Ontario high school education and thus increase his chance of getting into university in Ontario, which was his goal. His dad — my grandfather — died in a farm accident in 1935. I still have dad’s clippings ( see in History) from the Shawville Equity about my grandfather being rushed in a special train to hospital in Ottawa. But he didn’t survive.

One of the first things George told him on arrival was, “Norris, there’s no such thing as “women’s work” in this household. We all share equally in cooking and cleaning and so on.” George was ahead of his time, it seems.

No doubt my dad’s memories were a little imperfect about all this — as are all of ours — but that story has stuck in my mind and I’ve told my daughters it often. Anyway, George was his surrogate father after his own died, and he admired him a lot. Also. my dad did get that Ontario university education and met my mother at Queen’s.

Looking for info on these barrels that were found–Julie Kilpatrick’s dad used to own the Home Hardware which was Eades for years and said that her Dad said they are too big for nail barrels. He recalls nail barrels were about 21 inches high and a different shape. All hardware was sold in barrels in the 1930s and 40s and these were likely used for bolts and chains. Thanks Julie!!!

Thanks Brent– this is for you from our community readers

From the Ryan Goode collection from Eades Store on Bridge Street

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Eades Hardware Specials 1970

Patricia M Mason Leduc Loved going into this store every Saturday morning

Beverley J Wylie We bought a 3 room set 1966..bedroom kitchen living room. And Mr Eades added 2 lamps and 2 sofa pillows and a chenille bedspread….$199.00
Took forever to save…

Gail Grabe We bought our first “French Provincial” living room set from Eades, they had quite a selection of furniture upstairs at the time (1967). That was one of the styles of the day, along with “Early American”.

Doug B. McCarten– Talk about customer service, my Mom once bought a hand mixer for $2 at Eades but didn’t like the colour of the wooden handle so they painted it for her at no additional charge! Now that’s customer service!!Can you load up the comment section about Eades as Brent Eades has given me some great info about the Eades family I am going to put up. Thanks

Dot Smith Remember when if you were doing a home repair job and in a hurry , you parked your bike or later car in the back parking lot and ran in the back door lol they never cared and serve you right away . Great great memories and always asked ( how is the family everyone well ) 🥰🥰

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Linda Gallipeau-Johnston Eades Hardware had the largest staff of one of a kind people anywhere – all special and kind

Ted Hurdis I use to love going to Eades home hardware. The huge back door was like a safe and the smell of the hardwood floor that squeaked with every step
Norma Ford
 One of the best stores in town. Remember the floors?

Valerie Edwards I can still see the aisles & the feel of the wooden floor & also ,if you were very careful, you could go in the side alcove where they had tea cups, cake plates & special items for gifts. But things in there were breakable.

Rodger-Holley Gardiner I was in the store often and never disappointed in the service or selection. The bins made getting the appropriate quantity of items easy.

Ruth Anne Schnupp I always loved going into eades main street location. They had such a great gift section! You could get one for almost any occasion.

Ray Paquette The only place you could get expert advice on how to “salvage” a DIY project as well as buy 1 screw or two bolts or any other minimal quantity of hardware!

Sue Johnston Loved that store…..they had everything and helped you with finding everything…..great staff

Joann Voyce I remember Gerald Haskins worked there.

Ray Paquette Gerald Haskins was the “go to” person when you sent your wife to Eades for that nameless item (you sent her with the broken “thingmajing” needed to finish the home repair you were in the middle of). What I also liked was that you could buy only the hardware you needed, not the pre-package item where you took out the two you needed and discarded the remaining 8.

Janice Tennant Campbell When we were married in 1975 I was able to return duplicate shower or wedding gifts for a store credit. Even if the article wasn’t purchased there but they carried it, I was able to return things. The store credit was really handy when I realized that I didn’t have a peeler, for instance.

Julie Sadler Loved this store. They had everything. Wonderful people.
My first apartment was above the store. Lived there for 6 years.
Always tried to vacuum in the evenings when they were closed!

Ruth Anne Schnupp I always loved going into eades main street location. They had such a great gift section! You could get one for almost any occasion.

1970’s Era Photos from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Eades Baseball team 

Johnna Ferrill Glover Think that’s my brother Robin Ferrill left front row…haha too cute!

Sandy Dobie Believe the older gentleman is Sandy Docker.

Toby Randell Chris Bryce, Andrew Kennedy and I believe Ian Docker with the coach being his dad.

Gavin Mccullough No way I can forget that place! I remember going in as a kid and being fascinated by everything they had!


Llew Lloyd
 Remember when you could buy nails, screws etc. by the pound?

Sue Johnston Loved that store…..they had everything and helped you with finding everything…..great staff

Susan Mary Risk I gave always loved Eades. They used to cut glass for me, practically for free, and let me hand sand the edges on site. I loved Fred the manager, and his wife Lise.


Linda Nilson-Rogers
 As a teen I put many gifts on lay-away there! Always kind service!

Here’s his brief bio on Brent’s dad he sent.

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Norris Eades (1932-2009) became a partner of the firm in 1969.
Mr. Eades received a degree in Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada and subsequently became a registered Canadian and US patent agent. He was also a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Among Mr. Eades’ many achievements, he was a past Vice-President of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), and an active member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Mr. Eades also enjoyed passing on his wealth of knowledge through teaching, and was an instructor for the IPIC Patent Agent Training Course.

Here’s a clipping about my grandfather Mervin Ead
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 May 1950, Mon  •  Page 11

Eades Hardware of Carleton Place-Allen Wrenches Toilet Seats and Electric Heaters

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. Thanks to Ted Hurdis and others who mentioned the floors at Eades. As soon as I read that, I recalled the unique smell and the squeak. Haven’t thought about that in 50 years. As a kid I saved lawn cutting money for most of one summer to buy a long bow and arrows from Eades Hardware. They patiently put up with my near daily visits to inspect my future purchase, never making me feel like the pest I was. When enough money was finally accumulated, the bow was still available and It became mine.

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  2. For your interest, in the photograph of the 1949 Carleton Place High School football team, in the lower row (fifth from the left)it should be D. (Delmar) Dunlop, my father. I think the R initial was a mistake.

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