A few Clippings from the Victoria Order of Nurses ( VON)

A few Clippings from the Victoria Order of Nurses ( VON)

After their parents death, sisters Hazel and Gladysl, (who never married) lived together in the old family home on Lake Ave West. Hazel became a registered nurse and the sisters lovingly kept all their mother’s millinery sundries and later donated the collection to the Beckwith and Carleton Place Heritage Museum. A large portion of Hazel’s estate was willed to the Victorian Order of Nurses in Carleton Place, and as a tribute, the former V.O.N. building was named Hazel House with a portrait of her and her sister hung in the foyer. This is the corner of Wright and Campbell Street in Carleton Place.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Oct 1957, Mon  •  Page 32

 Victorian Order of Nurses. The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is a non-profit charitable organization founded on January 29, 1897, and based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was created as a gift for Queen Victoria for the purposes of home care and social services.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Aug 1989, Sat  •  Page 89
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Aug 1989, Sat  •  Page 89

Rick RedmondI remember very well. Miss Bloom was the local nurse in the mid fifties She stayed with Mr. and Mrs MacIntosh who lived on the corner of George and St. Paul St. I was totally devastated when she was moved to another town, very sweet caring and lovely person . My family lived 3 doors down on George St.

Norma FordRemember their great services well and even used them. Fantastic people and organization.

Julie SadlerIODE Captain Hooper Chapter were responsible for bringing the VON to Carleton Place

Lorna DrummondMy Mother was a big supporter (on the Board also) of the VON. When she died donations went to Lanark VON

Santa Claus Parade 1970s- Bridge Street Carleton Place- Victorian Order of Nurses float in CP Santa Claus parade.

related reading

The Nurses of Carleton Place

The Mayhew Sisters Business Women of Carleton Place — Schwerdtfeger Genealogy

So What was the Almonte Cottage Victorian Hospital?

Union Almonte and Ramsay Contagious Hospital — “The Pest House”

Becoming a Nurse — Rosamond Memorial Hospital

The Almonte Hospital Hoopla

Susie’s Kitchen Band– Names Names Names

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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