Genealogy Clippings Foy Almonte

Genealogy Clippings Foy Almonte


The death of John Vincent Foy occurred at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Saturday, July 5th, 1975, after a lengthy illness. He was in his 61st year.

He was born on January 22nd 1915, in Tatlock in Darling Township, the son of the late Daniel J Foy and the late Mary McFarlane. His education took place in Tatlock Public School, St. Mary’s Separate School, and Almonte High School.

Mr. Foy, who attended St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Ottawa, also lived in Ottawa prior to his death.

After leaving high school he was Manager of the Dominion store in Almonte before enlisting in the air force during World War II. While serving overseas, John was severely wounded in a flight over enemy territory and spent nearly a year in York Military Hospital in England.

Following the war he was a district supervisor for Dominion for a time before becoming a civil servant in the Administration Department at the British High Commission, Ottawa.

An avid hunter, he was a member of Red Pine and Duff’s Hunting groups. He also belonged to the Officers’ Mess and the Canadian Legion, both in Ottawa. He was a member of the RCAF with the rank of Flight-Lieutenant.

He is survived by sisters Mary E, Bridget, Maude and Loretta, (Mrs. W E Scott) of Almonte,: and Edith, (Mrs. James O’Neill) of Kinburn.

Predeceased is one brother, James A Foy.

The funeral was held from the Kerry Funeral Home, Almonte, on Tuesday, July 8th, at 10 o’clock, with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The service was conducted by Rev Father K Milaney with funeral Mass concelebrated by Fathers K Milaney, F I French, and E Lunney. Graveside prayers were said by Fathers Milaney and French.

Honourary pallbearers were Air Commodore R J Carson and J E F Claydon from the office of the British High Commission; Art Hutchins and Art Duff, hunting buddies; and Colonel P Ryan and R Robillard from Officers’ Mess.

Active pallbearers were K Baker and Conrad Moffat, Commission Office; John Stewart and Carman Humphries, friends from hunting; and Peter MacCrimmon and Desmond Jackman, from Officers’ Mess.

Among those attending the funeral were Sir John and Lady Johnston, British High Commissioner to Canada, and his wife.


Mary Ellen Foy

Almonte lost a fine citizen when, after a brief illness, Mary Ellen Foy died in the Almonte General Hospital on July 23, 1982. She was in her 81st year.

Born in Tatlock in 1902, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Foy and his wife the late Mary McFarlane.

After attending public school in Tatlock she graduated from Almonte High School and taught in some local schools before attending Ottawa Normal School. Following her Normal School training in 1926, she taught in a small isolated lumbering town north of Sioux Look-Out called McDougall Mills, then some 15 years in Chapleau and White River, followed by several years in St. Catharines.

In 1958 Miss Foy returned to her home town and taught in St. Mary’s School until her retirement.

In her profession as school teacher, for some 43 years, she was well known and admired as a gifted teacher, kind, knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding who gave of herself and shared the richness of her life with hundreds of pupils, so that it will be emulated by many whose privilege it was to have been taught by her.

Miss Foy was also well known in community work. She was a volunteer for many years in our hospital and an active life member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Almonte General Hospital.

Following her retirement from her profession she was a member of the Superannuated Women’s Teachers’ Association and served on the executive of the North Lanark Branch.

A devout and faithful member of St Declan’s Parish in Darling and later in St. Mary’s Almonte, always active in church work, she was a life member of the Catholic Women’s League.

She lived on Union Street with her sisters since 1958 until 1981, when it became necessary to take up residence in Fairview Manor.

Mary is survived by her sisters Bridget, Maude,, Loretta (Mrs. W E Scott) of Almonte, and Edith (Mrs. J O’Neill) of Kinburn. She was predeceased by her brothers: James and John.

The funeral was held from the Kerry Funeral Home to St Mary’s Church where Mass was concelebrated by Father Milaney, Father M Egan, Father E Lunney and Father J Muldoon.

The pallbearers were four nephews: John O’Neill, Robert Scott, Kevin Scott, and David Thomas.

Interment took place in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Almonte.



Julia Elizabeth Maude Foy passed away Dec 23, 1989 in the Almonte Hospital in her 85th year.

Maude was born in Darling township March 14, 1905, the daughter of the late Mary MacFarlane and the late Daniel Foy.

Maude spent many years as a civil servant working in the Department of Defence Production in Ottawa. On retirement she lived with two of her sisters in Almonte and for the past ten years she had been a resident of Fairview Manor.

Maude is survived by two sisters,, Edith, (Mrs. J F O’Neill) of Kinburn, and Loretta (Mrs. W E Scott) of Almonte.  She was predeceased by sisters Mary and Bridget, and brothers, James and John.

The funeral was held from the Kerry Funeral Home on Dec 27, 1989 to St. Mary’s Church in Almonte where the funeral Mass was celebrated by Father K Milaney, Father Ed Lunney, and Father Joe Vayalil.

Pallbearers were Maude’s four nephews: Robert Scott, Kevin Scott, John O’Neill and Dave Thomas.


License # J – 36219

William Edward Scott of Almonte, Ontario, Canada,son of William Scott & Mary Jane Kemp, baptized in United Church and Caroline Loretta Foy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ,daughter of Daniel Foy & Mary McFarlane baptized in Church of Holy Name of Mary, Almonte, Ontario on 22 April 1911, witnesses to marriage Edward Cummings & Kathaleen Jamieson. Parish Priest W. J. Radby.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 May 1959, Sat  •  Page 5

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