Do You Remember Yoshiba’s Retreat? Clayton

Do You Remember Yoshiba’s Retreat? Clayton

In 2001 Yoshiba, which was a Christian Spiritual Retreat was invited persons or groups to cintinue the ministry orvided by its Anglican founders Frank and Robbie Anderson on the 20 acre property near Clayton.

Situated by the Indian River the woods, stream and labyrinth made this an ideal place for restoration. The home was built in 1974 had been used by many individuals and groups that came for the day or stayed longer. The idea came from visiting the Burswood Angliacn centre for Healing in England and felt a call to develop a sanctuary.

The word “Yoshiba” found in Psalm 23 is Hebrew and means ‘ he restoreth my soul”

There were no fees for daily visits, quiett days etc and only suggested donations for long term stays.

After 27 years in 2001 the Andersons were ready to move on to new challenges.

Frank and Robbie were from Alberta and New Brunswick and met in the army. and their three childen in 2001 were now adults.

They were hoping for a quick response for someone to take over in 2001– so the question is? What happened to Yoshiba as 20 years has past.

Dawn JonesI believe it is now a private residence. on the 10 concession (formerly Darling Twp, now Lanark Highlands.) Frank and Robina (Robbie) sold the property and moved to Almonte. They were good friends to my grandmother Mary. Took her to church many Sundays. They are all deceased now. God love them.

Added Reading

The Hagarty Township Hippies 1981 – The Buchanan Scrapbooks

Anyone Remember The Farm???? The Hippie Years of Lanark County

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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