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If You’re Young at Heart – Rossie Moore Doyle of Carleton Place Turns 100

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Rossie Moore Doyle passed away on Sunday. Viewing will be Tuesday, Feb 2.– 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Barker’s Funeral Home. Funeral service Wednesday at St. James.

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The town of Carleton Place came out in full force to honour Rossie Doyle on her 100th birthday. What a “Hallmark moment” day it was–let’s have more events like this. Of course there will always only be one Rossie Doyle. She is one of those who will always be young at heart NO matter how old she is. To many more years Rossie!

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Rossie came in style to her birthday bash! No this is not like the MTV program called My Sweet Sixteen” where the birthday girl gets a car from her parents. This is just Rossie’s ride:)

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There was a lineup and a 20 minute wait like there was a rock star inside. There was-Rossie was there!

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Everyone had smiles for the birthday girl!

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Rossie and her original baby boots

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Hugs, tears, and smiles.

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She remembered just about everyone! I think she remembered me when I mentioned I used to drive Muriel Simpson to church. Everyone remembered Muriel!

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Greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada and Queen Elizabeth!

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I marveled how well she walked and stood her ground. I can’t even do that!

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Forget the candles Rossie is thinking- let’s just have cake!

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1-2-3 Blow!

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She had kind words for everyone- young and old

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There was delicious food everywhere prepared by the ladies of St. James.

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How can you just not love these ladies?

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Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn knows Rossie well.

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Denzell Baird had some humourous stories. Denzell is 90? I would not put him a day over 65!

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The family. The generations. The love Rossie has for her family.

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Rossie’s namesake- Meka Rossie- Pretty in Pink!

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Rossie in her heyday!

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Rossie Moore Doyle in her prime!

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I am framing my napkin from today. It is already tucked away in a safe spot. Congratulations on this amazing milestone Rossie. May this day and the days after be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love. Have a very Happy 100th Birthday.

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Anna Rosamond “Rossie” Doyle
(July 28, 1915 – January 31, 2016)Alan Barker Funeral Home Carleton Place

Doyle, Anna Rosamond “Rossie”

Peacefully in hospital, Carleton Place with family by her side, on Sunday, January 31, 2016, in her 101st year.

Predeceased by her husband Elmer. Loved mother of Sandra Mailey (late Michael), Barbara McFarlane (Ivan Thompson), William (Janet) and Michael (Patricia). Cherished by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Mary Moore, brother Rev. Canon Reg Moore (late Shirley) and infant daughter Rosamond. Rossie will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

 

So What Happens When You Turn 100 in Carleton Place?

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In San Francisco most people that turn 100 are taken by family to Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street. Since the earthquake happened in1906. There are two survivors left and this area is monumental, and the whole town turns out.  So what happens now?  During this year’s quake anniversary, San Francisco residents planned a tribute to the firefighters to be part of a new public stairway mosaic. But this memorial is still known for those who turn 100.

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So what have we got in Carleton Place to pay tribute to those that lead their life’s journey successfully to the age of 100? Well, we have the Morphy Cairn on Emily Street. Would that work? In this case I don’t think so. Why? Carleton Place’s Rossie Moore Doyle is turning 100 in the next day or so. She is one of the last descendants who lived in the Moore house.

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So, can we pay tribute in front of the Morphy Cairn to a member of the Moore family? Since they were the two first families of Morphy’s Falls/Carleton Place and didn’t get along that well, I think not. We don’t want a Moore-Morphy uprising anywhere in town. No telling if the descendants from out of town show up and cause a ruckus. I am kidding of course, but we have several others who are approaching their 100 year milestone like Marion MacFarlane that we need to honour properly. It would be really nice to have a place commemorating those that paid their dues to Carleton Place, but since we don’t……

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The family of Rossie Moore Doyle is having a 100th Birthday Day party at St James Hall tomorrow in Carleton Place, July 25, 2-4. Best wishes only. Come and say Hi to a lady who is part of Carleton Place history. See you at St James tomorrow!

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Happy Birthday Rossie Moore Doyle!

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Anna Rosamond “Rossie” Doyle
(July 28, 1915 – January 31, 2016)Alan Barker Funeral Home Carleton Place

Doyle, Anna Rosamond “Rossie”

Peacefully in hospital, Carleton Place with family by her side, on Sunday, January 31, 2016, in her 101st year.

Predeceased by her husband Elmer. Loved mother of Sandra Mailey (late Michael), Barbara McFarlane (Ivan Thompson), William (Janet) and Michael (Patricia). Cherished by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Mary Moore, brother Rev. Canon Reg Moore (late Shirley) and infant daughter Rosamond. Rossie will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.