Memories of Jimmy Moreau

Memories of Jimmy Moreau
James Moreau, Store Owner in Almonte, from the Moreau family page

1960- Almonte Gazette

The following tribute to the late Jimmy Moreau has been sent to the Gazette by Mr. Dugald Campbell of Vancouver: Vancouver, B. C. October 6, 1960.

Editor Gazette: I just wish to extend my sympathy to the relatives of my old friend, Jimmy Moreau, who has just recently passed on. Jimmy was the oldest business man in Almonte, the paper says, and I can well believe that. On my last trip home a few years ago he was the first-of my old friends to greet me at his little shop.

It was about morning train time from Ottawa, Jimmy asked me to hold on a bit till he picked up the Ottawa papers. Sure enough the folks who wanted papers trooped in, one by one, and Jimmy knew that, and he wanted me to meet them all as they came in and I had a fine welcome with a lot of the older fellows. 

In came the fellows. In came the late A. C. Wylie, then Bill Jamieson, then Raymond Jamieson, Austin Darling, Max Young and Don Campbell. For me at any rate it was a very happy gathering. Now a few of the above fellows have passed on.

Jimmy Moreau was always quiet, kind and courteous. In his younger days, when he was with, the late P. C. Dowdall in the drugstore, he was an enthusiastic sports follower, and I think he remembered everything about the great days of the lacrosse era in Almonte. 

The days of Pat Slattery, Jack Forgie, Billy John Hogan, Frank and Crumpy Moran, T u ffy McGregor, Jack Buntin and Billy Torrance, they were the speedsters of the years 1895 to 1900 about. And after that when chaps of my day went, there was another boon for several years when the New England sharp shooters—- the Houston boys, the Lodge boys and Teddy Armstrong. 

Jimmy’s father, the late Elmer Moreau, was quite a character as well. There was a big family of Moreaus and very likely they are spread far and wide over eastern Canada, but the old town will be the poorer for the passing of this gallant little friend and sportsman. God rest his soul. Dugald Campbell.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Sep 1960, Sat  •  Page 2

James Patrick “Jimmy” Moreau

BIRTH23 Aug 1883DEATH14 Sep 1960 (aged 77)BURIAL

Saint Marys Roman Catholic CemeteryAlmonte, Lanark County, Ontario, CanadaPLOTB092 Grave #2MEMORIAL ID201062783 · 

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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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