People of our Town — Fred Cronin


Thelma SavardRemember Freddie rosary and marjorie his son used to visit him every night cookies in the lounge and tea rosalyn

Gail YuillThelma Savard I remember Fred too and his sons name was also Fred.

Cyndii Hitchins Demersi was working that day, also the mayor came over with a medal i think it was….for him..

Rosalyn WingThelma Savard yes I remember him well . He was a funny man.

Judy Reid HamreI remember Fred from when I worked as a server in the dining room – such a flirt! Lol

Sharon SavardRemember when they had his 100th Birthday Party 🥳🎉

Marjorie GawHe was truly unforgetable. There was old Freddy and young Freddy…thinking about chewing tobacco. 🥰 as a sideline to this story… my Grandfather chewed tobacco.

Sandra HoustonThey used to live across the road from me at one time, many years ago

Nora HeadleyHis daughter was Reva Herrick, who was married to my mother’s cousin.

Anne HouriganDid he used to ride a bike around town

Sandra HoustonAnne Hourigan that was young Freddie….chewed tobacco too

Freddie Jr.

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada21 Sep 1993, Tue  •  Page 59

Frederick Jerome Cronin Sr
Birth Date:
9 Apr 1880
Death Date:
4 Nov 1982
Saint Marys Roman Catholic Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:
Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada

Margaret Ann Cronin
Frederick Jerome Cronin
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Jun 1946, Fri  •  Page 23
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Jun 1951, Wed  •  Page 20

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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