1. Almonte General Hospital. Erected A.D. 1961. These plaques commemorate the origin of hospital work in this community and to record the continuity and extension of hospital services were transferred from the Rosamond Memorial Hospital on the 31st May 1961.
Hi, Linda ~
Would you be interested in working with me on a project? For a few years now, I have been wanting to take pictures of Almonte monuments and memorials in private collections like churches and the Legion, if they are interested? I wonder if you would be willing to post them on your blog?
Thank you so much, Linda, for agreeing to document Almonte’s Memorials on your blog! I hope this information will help internet researchers and family historians reconnect with their family’s legacy just in time for our Bicentennial Commemoration.
Would you be kind enough, Linda, to include the attached Google Map and contact information for the Hospital, if that’s ok? I’m sorry some of the photos didn’t turn out well. I will try to visit, again, later.
With the kind permission of Mary Wilson Trider, I am attaching eighteen historic plaques from the lobby of the Almonte General Hospital located at
75 Spring Street, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0.
3. In Memory of Dr. John R. Fraser M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.O.C., F.R.C.S. (C). Honorary Chairman. The Almonte General Hospital. His substantial effort until his death October 7, 1959 was a major factor in the decision to build this hospital. The air conditioning and auxiliary power units are a gift in his memory from Mrs. John R. Fraser.
8. This [illegible] was donated by James Kirk in loving memory of his son J. Ross Kirk B.S.A. 1932
15. Almonte Women’s Institute
So What was the Almonte Cottage Victorian Hospital?
Union Almonte and Ramsay Contagious Hospital — “The Pest House”
The Toughest Pair —-Sarah More
Henry & Nettie Barrie —Sarah More — Balderson
Robert M. More — Reformed Presbyterian Church of Almonte– By Sarah More
Hot off the Press –Old Appleton Post Office & General Store –Sarah More
What a wonderful project. I have always been impressed with the care and dedication the Almonte Hospital has taken to preserve these important objects of history. To often in other institutions, these plaques are left to tarnished or stored away in a drawer away from the the publics view. These plaques honour important historical events and the people who contributed to these institutions and society in general – they should always remembered.
Love it…. 🙂