Eighteen Historic Plaques from the Lobby of the Almonte General Hospital


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? 

Sarah More

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.

Phone: 613-256-2500

Fax: 613-256-8549

Email: info@agh-fvm.com 

Website: http://www.almontegeneral.com/contactus

2. Rosamond Memorial Hospital Almonte in connection with the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada. Erected A.D. 1907.

5. In Memory of Mary E. Cotton. Died April 3rd. 1950. Wife of the late Alexander Rosamond. She was the Founder and Charter Member of the Alexandra Club. Club founded April 25th. 1903

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.

4. In Memory of Dr. James A. Naismith A.B. M.P.E. M.D. D.D. Native of Ramsay and Almonte. 
Physical Educator – Founder of Basketball 1861-1939

6. James Archibald Wylie 
7. Their Names Liveth For Evermore.
In loving and grateful memory of the Almonte Boys who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.
Endowment to the Rosamond Memorial Hospital by the Almonte Chapter of the I.O.D.E.
May 24th 1926.

8. This [illegible] was donated by James Kirk in loving memory of his son J. Ross Kirk B.S.A. 1932

9. Lanark Co-operative Medical Services 1947-1970

10. Women’s Institute Clayton, Ontario -1926-
In loving memory of Helen Fountaine Brown [illegible] Rosamond

. In loving memory of Helen Fountaine Brown [illegible] Rosamond

 Furnished by Mrs. Albert Boulter Fort Coulonge
13. Cedar Hill Women’s Institute 1925

14. Maintained by U.F.W.O. 1927

15. Almonte Women’s Institute

16. In Memory of the MacDonald Clan and Mr. and Mrs. Lauchan MacDonald, Pioneer Settlers of Ramsay Township, Lanark County. The Misses Kit & Jessie MacDonald 1820-1966.

17. Hazel Memorial Ward

18. Furnished by Mississippi Lodge No. 147 A.F. & A.M.

Above is a picture of the new Almonte General Hospital which began serving the public on Thursday, May 4th. It is a very fine building with modern equipment and has a capacity of 42 beds. Built of red brick, the new hospital is only about half-a-block from the old one, a picture of which appears below

The Almonte Hospital Hoopla

So What was the Almonte Cottage Victorian Hospital?

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

Sarah More

The Toughest Pair —-Sarah More

Henry & Nettie Barrie —Sarah More — Balderson

Robert M. More — Reformed Presbyterian Church of Almonte– By Sarah More

Miss Ida Paul — Sarah More

Hot off the Press –Old Appleton Post Office & General Store –Sarah More

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.

2 responses »

  1. 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.


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