This is just wonderful and thank you Carly!!!!!
My dad was born Herbert John Vidamour in Guernsey. His family arrived in Alymer Ont in1922 when his mother took ill. A nurse by the name of Hazel O Mann was the attending nurse. His mother asked if she knew anyone who could adopt Herb as he wasn’t even 2 yet and she took him home to her sister Ellen Mann who adopted Herb and that’s where the name had changed from Vidamour to Mann.
He went back to England with Ellen and was raised there then joined the British army and then got transfer to the Canadian army and brought his wife and two daughters back with him. Searched and found all his birth brothers and sisters. ( of them all in the Windsor & London area
|Name:||Irene B. V. Mann|
|Cemetery:||Saint James Cemetery|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Spouse:||Herbert J Mann|
About my wonderful grandmother: She was born to the late John and Violet Hibberd of Southampton, England. Predeceased by her husbands Herbert John Mann, Charles Kritsch and William Empey and also by her brother Kenneth John Hibberd (Sheila-surviving). Dearly loved mother of Carolyn (Don Mann-Smith), Hazel (Robert Adey), Susan (Clemente Munoz), Lorraine (Brad Smith), Gary Mann, Gayle (Tony Higgins), Jayne Porteous (Tim McIntyre) and Patricia Morrice (Dave Richardson). Predeceased by her daughter Heather (Tim McGonegal) and son-in-law Ronnie Porteous. Fondly remembered by her 15 grandchildren Stephen King, Charlena Mann, Nicole Richards, Paul Adey, Angela Duff (John), Heather Lynn Stanzel (Duane Locke), Melissa McGonegal (Norm Davidson) and Mark McGonegal, Trevor and Haley Mann, Sarah Higgins (Vishal Trivedi), Victoria Saavedra (Rob), Kayla Somers (Scott), Carly Drummond (Dan) and Jack Morrice (Corrina). Adored by her 13 great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Mercedes, Brooklyn, Brandon, Ian, Trinity, Kylee, River, Paisley, Rhett, Silas, Harlyn and Raimey, Bryar & Liam.
The Mann Family England > Kingston (between 1955-57) > Barrie > Toronto > Barrie > New Brunswick > Carleton Place > Blacks Corners (1967) Their house in Blacks Corners was on Dakers Road. The only son, Gary, owns and lives in their homestead to this day. Carolyn & Hazel – born in England Susan, Lorraine, Heather, Gary – born in Barrie Gayle – born in Toronto Jayne – born in Barrie Patricia – born in New Brunswick As you can tell, Hebert Mann was in the military which is why they moved around quite a bit before settling in Blacks Corners.
In the family there are, in order: Herbert Irene Carolyn Hazel Susan & Lorraine (twins) Heather (passed away from cancer is 2010) Gary Gayle Jayne Patricia
This is a family picture from 2018. My grandmothers 90th birthday. The two men beside her are her nephews who surprised her with a visit all the way from England (where my grandma was born & raised) There is also all the siblings, children & most of the great grandchildren
Named after John Black an early settler. The Knox Presbyterian Church was built there in 1846. It shows in the Historical Atlas for Lanark County.