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It Would be Hard to Find a Finer Man than Ernie Trimble–Photos and Condolences

It Would be Hard to Find a Finer Man than Ernie Trimble–Photos and Condolences
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
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It’s Photo Friday! In memory of Ernie Trimble, who recently passed away, we’re sharing this great photo of him with his vintage Ford. He’s all suited up to participate in the Carleton Place 150th Festival. (1969) Our condolences to the Trimble family. xo

I have known Ernie for a long time and when I saw this I started to cry. A kinder man you will never meet. He did our town proud….My love goes out to family… Linda

So I had to document Ernie for everyone to remember.

Linda Seccaspina
August 21, 2020  · 
Another Trimble from the dynasty.. A photo I always keep on my phone because it is someone my late husband Angelo and I have the greatest respect for. Ernie Trimble– sometime in the 70s.

Carleton Place Cruise Nights

16h  · So sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He was a regular at CP Cruise Nights and one of the nicest guys I ever met. Sending deepest condolences to Brian and Ross and families.RIP Ernie


Peacefully, at the Almonte General Hospital on Monday December 13, 2021, at the age of 93. Predeceased by his wife Doreen. Special friend of Lois Moore. Dear father of Ross (Rose Mary) and Brian (Debbie). Proud grandfather of Ashley (Joe), Alicia (Chris) and Brandon (Sarah). Great-grandfather of Riley, Borden and Reece. Survived by his brother Gerald and his siter Doris Porteous. Predeceased by his sister Marjorie Long. At Ernie’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be held at St. James Anglican Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation or St. James Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place.www.barkerfh.com
Published on December 16, 2021

Linda SeccaspinaThe Tales of Carleton Place
June 24, 2018  · 

My late husband loved this man and so do I. There is no bigger supporter of the Kings than Ernie Trimble. There is no one like Ernie.
Ernie and Lois at the St. James Spaghetti Dinner-Poto-Linda Seccaspina
KaE Photography
May 21, 2015  · 
Ernie Trimble (Deb’s Father in Law) & his fav player Andy Sturtz ( thanks Toby)

Toby Randell said-Andy Sturtz was from Buffalo and was likely the best player to play for the Canadians. Won player of the year honours for then entire Canadian Junior A Hockey League in 2014 I believe. Went on to Penn St. and briefly played in the Senators organization.

Kathy Davidson Echlin
KaE Photography
May 21, 2015  · 
Ernie Trimble (Brian’s Dad) driving his old Chev
So sad to hear about Ernie. I met him through Brian and Deb, my coworker. I took some photos of him one year while celebrating the CP Canadians hockey team. He loved his CP Canadians. I love this pic in his car 🥰Kathy Davidson Echlin

Casey FallakMr Trimble was such a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Bob SherrardVal and I send our condolences to Ernie’s family

Ivor BayleyErnie was s good friend he always stopped by when the garage door was open he was always looking automotive items he also had a great sense of humour will miss his visits our condolences to all the Trimble family

Roy LayMy Condolences to the family.

Louise JeaysI met him once. He was nice.

Donna PoirierSincere condolences

Joanne Clarke-MacDonaldSincere condolences to Ernies family. He was well thought of throughout the community.

Cheryl DesarmiaCondolences to the trimble family. R.i.p ernie

Sandy Lathammy condolences to the family.

Sharon HenryOur sincere condolences to all of the family.

Toby Randell- Ernie used to watch me when I played Junior B. The man loved his hockey and was a regular at the rink for Junior A and Junior B

Sheila CoylesVery nice man sorry 2 hear about him passing now him all my life condolences 2 his family

Jennifer Fenwick IrwinI got a bit teary too…. 🙁 My condolences to the family.

Anne CramptonA very kind man, condolences to his friends and family.

Cindy LoftusCondolences to all the family

Marsha JamesCondolences to All of his family

Bonnie WoodHe was a very special man and will be deeply missed.My condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Brian DowdallA very down to earth person who always had the time to talk/ My Prayers to Ross and Brian.

Sherrie HumbyMy condolences to his family. Thinking of you guys. He sure was a sweet man and his family adored him too.

Rod BlackMy Condolences to The Trimble Family!

Donna Lowe WardDeepest sympathies to the Trimble family.

Jane CarnegieSo sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing… thoughts and prayers to Brian and Ross and families…at this difficult time..

Jeff LevesqueTrue story – I was 9, public skating at the “new” arena.I came off the bench after tying my skates and was immediately hit by another skater – forgot to look. To the ice I went and started to bleed.Mr. Trimble happened to be at the arena that day and came onto the ice to help. Not long after that he picked me up and took me to the hospital and stayed with me until my parents arrived. 9 stitches later and a day I’ll never forget.Nice man and very engaged in the Town and local sports. Condolences to the entire family.

Gladys BarnardMy condolences to the family

Calvin ChapmanMy condolences to the family

Kim ScottVery sad news. My condolences to the family. ♥️. Well Ernie , you can now continue your special visits with ‘Uncle Kenny’ ! He will be so happy to chat with you again ♥️ You sure were a big part of our childhood. May you RIP ♥️ Hugs to Ross , Brian and families XO

Sadie Scott FaubertOur condolences to Ernie’s family. Having lived on the 9th line most of my life, I along with my neighbours I am sure, appreciate Ernie’s cleaning up of the ditches. He will be missed

Karen ButtonKim Scott he sure was, Dad thought the world of him

Ted HurdisI often think of the time Brodie was in a heated playoff run with the Kings. He pulled two rivets in his skate and definitely didn’t want to break in new skates. Earnie Trimble to the rescue, he took Brodies skates home and repaired the rivets. Such a thoughtful guy and my son’s skates wouldn’t be fun to work on he never wore socks and to say they stunk would be an understatement. Lol

Mary Jane LancasterDeepest Condolences to his family.

John MorinCondolences to his family. I have talked with him when he showed off his vintage car.

Ron MacDonaldCondolences to the Trimble family. RIP Ernie.

Llew LloydIt would be very hard to find a finer man. R.I.P. Ernie.

Andy BowesVery sorry to hear

Nora PercyMy condolences to the family

Joyce GardinerDeepest to the family & to Gerald & Doris , also my sister Lois .

Dave WhiteBrian, so sorry to hear of your Fathers passing

Kevin DuffMy Condolences to the Trimble family very nice man

Evelyn Rintoul CampbellSo sorry to hear, my condolences to the family.

Joan SeabrookErnie was certainly a true Gentleman & loved by anyone who knew him! My deepest condolences to all the family!Joan Seabrook

Bev ShootsSo sorry to read this, our condolences to Brian, Debbie and family, he was such a sweet manRemember Ernie watching Brian play ball, make em be strikes 😊Hugs to the Trimbles 💞💞💞

Robert CarpenterMy condolences to the family

Elaine GauthierMr Trimble was a good neighbour. We bought firewood from him for a few years.

Christine CramptonSorry for your loss

Kevin Kennedymy deepest condolences goes out to the Trimble family…

Tom McGonegalMy condolences to the family

Lila Leach-JamesCondolences to the Trimble families!

Ken LockhartMy condolences to the family

Donald WaterfieldMy condolences to the Trimble family.

Kelly KellyMy condolences 💐 to the family – such a kind man!

Myrt BeggsOur sincere condolences to family & friends..Erie was a very special man❤🙏🙏

May TolsonI am so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He & Doreen were such good friends of my Mom & Dad…Cecil & June Yuill….we have so many good memories of us all together. Not many of the Findlay working crew left. My condolences to Ross, Brian & Families.

Linda GreeneOur deepest sympathy to the Trimble family

Judy BeggsMy condolences too the family He was a special Man had many dances with him Hank 🙏🙏❤️

Roger RattrayOur Sincere Condolences to Brian ,Ross and family.

Holley GardinerOur Sincere Condolences to Brian ,Ross and family.

Bruce GuthrieI offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to Brian and Ross and the entire Trimble family.

Sue StewartSuch a lovely man, my condolences to all the family.

Janet KerryDeepest condolances to the Trimble families.

Sean-Mary O’BrienI spent a lot of time at the Trimbles when I was a kid and they meant a lot to me. My sincere condolences I send to Brian, Debbie, and Ross and their family.

Rick SchnauferMy condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss Brian and Ross.

Kevin LevesqueI’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to Brian, Ross and family.

Greg WrightCondolances to the entire Trimble clan.

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

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1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

Carol “Buzz” Williams – The CP Sniper — Carleton Place Hockey Hall of Fame

Who’s Who on the Carleton Place Midget Hockey Team?

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

You have to Paint the Ice White?

Chatter with Gerry Townend — Fred Trafford 1983

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

Doug Gibson–Founder of Junior Hockey in Carleton Place

He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

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Because You Loved Me- Photos- Debbie Roy -from Vanessa Lamothe

Because You Loved Me- Photos- Debbie Roy -from Vanessa Lamothe
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Thanks to Vanessa Lamothe who chose these photos of her Mum for another documentation of Debbie Roy

Gwen Sweeney DunnLovely family photos. Thank you for sharing with all of us that have known Debbie for years. ❤️

Shirley HandsBeautiful pictures to treasure

Elaine RobertsonBarb Schizkoske i have a memory of seeing Debbie on her wedding day and thinking she was the most beautiful bride I had ever seen💕
Margaret Jones DrennanSad day when we lose a family member, hugs

Theresa MatteszWonderful memories, thinking of you

September 24 at 11:01 PM  · I was so sorry to hear about the passing of my friend Debbie Roy this evening. I’ve known her and her sister Donna Lowe Ward since we, including Judy Mikolaitis, all studied dance together as children. She was such a lovely person. Rest In Peace my friend. Sherri Iona
Janice Tennant CampbellMy condolences to all Debbie’s family
Nancy Reinwald-NevilleI am so sorry for your loss. I worked with your Mom for several years. We had alot of laughs
Kathy LoweOur sincere condolences for the loss of a special lady.
Cousins- Ray and Kathy
Jan BoltonI will always remember her smile. Debbie never complained and was always there to help people. I will miss her…
Mary Jane LancasterMy deepest condolences to you and the entire family.
Debbie Roy is a beautiful woman, a kind woman, and so full of joy and consideration to all that she knew.
A huge loss to all who knew her.
Hugs to you all.

Thank you again Vanessa and do not forget to see more family photos etc. on: Remembering Debbie Lowe Roy

To the Man on the Other End of the Line- Dan O’Shea With Love

To the Man on the Other End of the Line- Dan O’Shea With Love

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One of the last photos of Dan and his niece Katrina  not looking like the Dan I remember– but it’s all I got and it will have to do:(


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UPDATE –-Three years ago this week in April 2017 my forever friend Danny O’Shea died. I lost a little piece of my life that day. From a young age we were friends and yesterday I saw a local auction had a photo of something I used to own. Actually one day in Montreal Danny and I were looking behind a wall of a place he was renovating in Montreal and we found this print. He gave it to me and in 1998 I was short on cash so he told me I should sell it so I did. I have regretted that event each day of my life– and this is the exact printed frame, so tomorrow I am going to the auction to try and get it back so I can be at peace again. Is this a sign from above? I think so!


Where do I start about my love and admiration for Danny O’Shea? I really can’t remember Danny not being a part of life until we lost him to cancer last year. When I first met him years ago I never realized how much he would end up meaning to me. Okay, there was a short span of 15 years where we lost each other– and it wasn’t because I didn’t try to find him. It was because that we were in different spaces in our lives. He didn’t want to be found in the bowels of Quebec, and I was 3000 miles away in another country.

But by year 16 he decided to be found because we needed each other. He had cancer and my husband Angelo was dying of cancer. So that first telephone call went something like this:

“Hey kid, are you hiding from me? (he always called me “kid”)

And that’s all it took.. and we went on like nothing had been missing through all those lost years.

From then on we continued to lean on each other, and each time I heard him take a drag on his cigarette I wanted to tell him to stop– but I knew that was fruitless– as no one ever told Dan O’Shea what to do.

While I was up and down and all over the place Danny was always just that solid line that never broke. He helped me through some pretty miserable times in my life on our almost daily phone calls from 1975- 1997. That’s a lot of years to talk, and a lot of words went down — and you know what? There was never one word of anger ever in our conversations. Maybe he was faking all these years and inside he was a complete mess– but you know what— we will never know, and I would like to remember him that way.

We used to meet each other through those years — at my store Flash Cadilac in Ottawa and in Montreal. There was that great little french restaurant on the corner of Bleury and Sherbrooke Street where he ordered me my first Coquille St. Jacques. We ate fresh carrot soup and once he did try to get me to eat frogs legs and I just looked at him that day and laughed. There are some people that make you smile a little bigger, and laugh a little louder, and just live a little better, and that was Danny.



The altar from a church that was being demolished in Montreal in my solarium

He found a picture of Queen Victoria one day hidden in a wall in some loft on St. Denis Street that he knew I would want. Later when I needed money I reluctantly sold it. But he came up with an old antique altar that still sits in my solarium today and each time I look at it I will remember the day he brought it to me in Ottawa. The snow was coming down in buckets and there were road closures everywhere– but Danny wanted to make sure I got that altar.

I think we both had years we wanted to forget in life, and when we talked we knew each other’s best stories as we had both had lived them. Each of us had led crazy lives and Danny used to run Viet Nam War deserters hidden in a secret desk and I was busy protesting the war at Place Ville Marie and writing to soldiers that were dying left and right in Viet Nam. We both had lived the “computer room fiasco” at Sir George Williams University, the FLQ years, and were living just streets apart in Montreal, but we never knew each other much then. I guess it’s just the friends you meet along the way that are the ones that help us appreciate the journey.

Now you’re gone Danny and I’m still here. You made my life better just by being in it. My biggest regret is that we never took  a picture of each other together. There just were not selfies in those days I guess. But in reality, I guess we never ever thought we would need the memories.

On your birthday your ashes will fly like the wind on top of Mount Royal.  Hopefully that day the air in the clouds will be pure and fine just like you, and why shouldn’t it be– as Mark Twain said, “it is the same air the angels breathe”— and you were my angel all those years.

When I count my blessings Dan O’ Shea- I count you twice.

“Here’s looking at you kid–I’ll see you soon!”

You will always be the brother of my soul and the friend of my heart.



Dan O’Shea died last year after a valiant fight with cancer in Montreal. For years he was the one that made all my leather belts and accessories for my store Flash Cadilac. I would send him a design and he would just create it–he was that good. He was my friend from day 1 and always will be.


                                                           Kyle O’Shea 


His ashes are being scattered on top on Mt. Royal in Montreal and I cannot be there. So I send my words so that his son Kyle may be comforted to know that his Dad was one hell of a man.  Kyle, you were the sunshine in his day, the joy in his soul and the love of his life. Always remember that. Just follow his example– not his advice:)

Much love to you Kyle and the O’Shea family


If you would like to hear me read this please check out the video below.



Ron Dagenbach


I met Danny in around 1976 at his store ,Farkles on St.Hubert in Montreal.He was a close friend to a family I knew and still know.In fact,Danny joined us for a party in September of 2015.He had changed,of course,but we had some nice exchanges in the weeks leading up to that party.He seemed so pleased that he had been able to make it and see all these people from his past.I shared with him a little piece i had composed based on an old Cars song (Candy-O became Danny-O) from the late 70’s. I had adapted the words to portray the experiences that I and a couple of my friends had when we were making those belts,halter tops and other leather items for him.This Saturday May 6th we are celebrating the 80th birthday of Jean Leonard,once close friend of Danny and the reason that I knew him as he is the father of the friends who introduced Danny to me.Danny will be in our hearts and thoughts on that day.
“Danny-O’Shea needs you
To make some belts on every size
Danny-O’Shea needs you
To glue some ties
Concho belts,assorted styles
Halter Tops with rings
And for the guys,some studded belts
And other things
Danny-O’Shea needs you so!
Danny-O’Shea needs you so!
Make it fast
Must be done by six
He’ll pay you cash
You’ll smoke some hash
Don’t get the orders mixed
Danny-O’Shea needs you so….Danny-O’Shea needs you so!!
Danny-O’Shea needs you so!!!”





Pictured is Gabriella Studor with some of Danny’s leather stuff. Photo from my book “Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac”

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1985 Ottawa Citizen– Belt by Danny… we sold the skirts ( mini and ankle length) and tops in black red and white. Could never keep them in stock and the belts from my late friend Danny Dan O’Shea. Memories of Flash Cadilac 1985
For public appearances, the best place in Ottawa to Madonna-fy yourself is Flash Cadilac upstairs at 172 Rideau St “Madonna?” asks owner Linda Seccaspina. “Which video?” You can have the bad-girl-at-the-prom look of a strapless flouncy dress like the one the big M wears in the Material Girl video (popular for high school formals, says Ducharme-Seccaspina)



Kyle and Danny

In Memory of Lila Chamney of Carleton Place



1960 Lila Chamney

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You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember.

In Memory of H. Albert Hurdis


Just in case some of you did not see this — from the Alan Barker Website

Hurdis, H. Albert “Ab”
Retired-Ocean Wave Fire Company
(Carleton Place Fire Dept.)
with 40 years service and
Carleton Place Hydro
with 19 years service.

Suddenly at home in Carleton Place, Ontario on Sunday, August 23, 2015, in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Fran (nee Southwell) for 53 years. Dear father of Bill (Bev), Brent (Dawna) and Blair (Carolee). Loved grandpa and great-grandpa. Dear brother of Wilma Boughner (Richard). Predeceased by sisters Lois and Heather and brother Morley.

Family and friends may visit the family at the
Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place
on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Interment to follow at St. James Anglican Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Ab taught me how to swim , fish, drive a boat , hunt and many other of lifes task. Ab wasn’t very big but if you ever saw him coming out of a burning house you would swear he was 7 feet tall !! Seventy eight years way to go Ab you beat the odds big time..–Ted Hurdis


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