Mr. Andrew Dunlop, an esteemed and well known resident of Carleton Place and Almonte, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilbert J. Porterfield, Lake Avenue West, on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Dunlop was in his 90th year. Mr. Dunlop was a man younger looking than his years and enjoyed good health until his illness, which occurred on Saturday, October 28th. Up until that time he was able to take his walks to the barber shop and enjoyed meeting and conversing with old and new friends whom he met from time to time.
Mr. Dunlop’s passing is widely mourned by his friends throughout the whole district. Born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1885, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dunlop, he came to Canada with his parents in 1870, and settled in Guelph, and later at Fergus, Ont. In 1872, the family moved to Almonte where Mr. Dunlop entered the employ of the Rosamond Woolen Company. He remained there 49 years, 40 of them as overseer. In 1922 Mr. Dunlop was forced to retire due to ill health. On September 4th, 1878, Mr. DunIop was married to the former Miss Agnes Lindsay Gilmour, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Gilmour at the home of her parents on the 8th line of Ramsay, by the late Rev, Mr. Lougheed.
In 1936 Mr. and Mrs. Dunlop came to visit with their son-in-law and daughter . Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Porterfield, and were only here a short time when Mrs. Dunlop passed away, since which time Mr. Dunlop has made his home in Carleton Place. The late Mr. Dunlop was one of Almonte’s oldest and best known citizens and since coming to reside in this town had made a host of friends. He was well read and kept close contact with current events through his daily newspaper.
The death of his young grandson, Flying Officer Andrew Porterfield, overseas, was an almost overwhelming blow from which Mr. Dunlop never seemed to recover. As husband and father he had met all of his years with a brave heart and cheerful courage and it was always more natural of him to think of others than of himself. Mr. Dunlop lived a full and well rounded life with an abundance of philosophy and good humour that enabled him to endure a great deal and he leaves behind him a good name and the inspiration of a friendship that will be cherished by those who knew it.
During his long years of residence in Almonte, Mr. Dunlop was active in many of the town’s affairs. He was a member of Bethany United Church and was deeply interested in its welfare. He was a member of Mississippi Lodge, A. F. & A. M. No. 147, Almonte, for 67 years and some time ago was given the 50-year veteran jewel and the Past Master’s 50-year medal and was the oldest living member at the time of his death.
Left to mourn are five daughters (Ethel) Mrs. W. J. Porterfield, Qarleton Place, (Gertrude) Mrs. Harry Reynolds, Calgary, (Inez), Mrs. Charles Lay, Toronto, (Olga) Mrs, Arthur T. Roberts, Desplain, 111., U. S. A., (Roberta) Mrs. Grdon Brown, Toronto, also two sons, Mr. Frank Dunlop, Ottawa and Mr. Russell Dunlop, of Calgary, and one brother, Mr. David Dunlop, North Adams, Mass., and one sister, Miss Tena Dunlop of Almonte.
Two daughters, Delcia and (Jessie) L. Thompson, are deceased. The funeral took place from the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Porterfield, Saturday afternoon. A short service was conducted at the home by Rev. D. C. Munro, minister of Memorial Park United Church at 2 o’clock and the cortege then proceeded to Almonte for service at 2.30 at Bethany United Church by the minister, Rev, W. J. Scott. Buried at Almonte Interment was made at the AuKirk Cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were Messrs. George Clement, W. C. Pollock, William Coxford, Robert Hogg, Nelson Washburn and Dr. Kelly, all of Almonte. The active pallbearers were P. S. G. Mac Porterfield, Messrs. George George Buffam, Elmer Walker, Harry Buffam, Elmer Walker, Harry Gilmour, Roy Gilmour, and W. W. Pollock, K. C, Many beautiful floral tributes were received evidence of the high esteem in which Mr. Dunlop was held.
Born in Paisley High Church, Renfrewshire, Scotland on 02 Sep 1855 to Andrew Dunlop and Christina RODMAN. Andrew Dunlop married Agnes Lindsay Gilmour and had 9 children. He passed away on 01 Nov 1944 in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.
|Race or Tribe:||Scotch (Scotish)|
|Birth Date:||Sep 1856|
|Relation to Head of House:||Head|
|Sub-District:||17 – Ward 2|
|Place of Habitation:||Bell St|
|Works at:||Woolen Mill|
|Neighbors:||View others on page|
|Household Members:||NameAgeAndrew Dunlop54Agnes Dunlop53Ethel Dunlop27Olga Dunlop16Delsie Dunlop16Rufuta Dunlop11|