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Last Night I Saw Someone I Loved at the Halloween Parade



I stopped writing and even thinking about beauty pageants the day Jeanette Gallipeau Boldt died. For years I have carried around a yellowed newspaper picture of her in my address book and finally put it to rest in a photo album a few years ago. Today I went to look for it and I guess I hid it so well I couldn’t find it. For all of you who do not remember her, Jeanette made Carleton Place proud. She competed in the Miss Canada pageant, and was a great ombudsman for our area as Miss Eastern Ontario. I had the honour of making a few of her gowns, and as Mary Jane Lancaster reminded me last night–she was someone you will never forget.


What happened to her was tragic, and I don’t want to go into details as everyone, especially her family, still mourns her loss. Jeanette and her new husband lost their life in the Maddawaska River years ago valiantly trying to save two of their friends in a capsized boat. Not only did Jeanette and her husband drown, but the whole town of Carleton Place drowned in emotions along with her family. Voltaire once said that tears are the silent language of grief. There is no doubt grief is the price of love.

Every day I see a lot of articles in newspaper archives about Carleton Place and the beauty pageants they once had, but I cannot write about them. It is just not in my heart, as Jeanette’s death still makes me stop, think, and mourn. However, a great soul never dies– and it somehow brings us together again as it did last night. During the Carleton Place Halloween Parade I met our very own Miss Teen Canada- Haven Lamothe.


Haven walked along side of my little pink car down Bridge Street during the parade, and we had a great time. I watched her mingle with the crowd and saw how much love she has in her heart while she talked to others. Silent tears covered my face at some point as I remembered Jeanette Gallipeau Boldt.

Representing crowns as they both do and did requires confidence, charisma and character. Inner beauty isn’t just about having a pretty face–it’s about having a beautiful soul. Last night driving down Bridge Street I thought I saw Jeanette waving at me from the crowd. When I looked again she was gone.

No one ever dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories. Jeannete did that during her short life, and now, so will Haven Lamothe. After all, the sign of a true Queen is the respect she holds for others– as highly as her crown.

In memory of sweet Jeannette.

Haven Lamothe

Miss Teen Lanark County – World 2013
Miss Teen Canada – World top 64
Youth Advocate for the Canadian Cancer Society
Miss Teen Ontario American Beauty 2014
Miss Teen Canada International 2015

Thanks to Joyce White for telling me her picture was in this weeks Carleton Place Canadian.

Thanks to Lorraine Nephine… Jeanetteis the one with the hat

Halloween Town Comes to Carleton Place –Day 8– Katy Perry– Doughnuts– Left Shark


Every day we will put up some Halloween tidbits until Hallow’s Eve.


Saturday October 24, 2015 RAIN OR SHINE

Witches, zombies, ghosts and vampires are all invited to attend the spook-tacular 9th Annual Maskeraid Halloween Parade by the Carleton Place BIA.



Easy Halloween Treats


Whether you decide to lean on the healthy side, or not this Halloween, these little fangs will dress up the loneliest bagel or donut. You can go from a zero to a hero in a snap. Go to your local grocery or craft store and pick up some plastic fangs. We purchased 18 fangs for $1.50. It was perfect for a dozen and a half donuts or bagels. You could complicate it as much as you like adding eyes and a gummy tongue. The tongue is this picture is a gummy treat, the eyes are sixlets. Use anything you have. The possibilities are endless.

Fiona’s Finds at CP Party Halloween Store– All at 50% off!!!!!!!! original price sticker SUPPORT LOCAL!

23 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 257-4763





Props props- so you can have a thrilling Halloween.

SHOPPING ALERT!!!! They will be open on Sunday’s at the store on Bridge street from now until Halloween…… for your shopping convenience! Stop by and check out the costumes, accessories, and yes – we have a few contacts left – All at 50% off!!!!!!!!

23 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 257-4763

Awesome Halloween Decorated Home in Carleton Place

Mofatt Street


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