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Tales from the Almonte Cold Storage 1950

Tales from the Almonte Cold Storage 1950

November 1950

There are 25 deer carcasses at the Almonte Cold Storage now and as far as can be learned, Pete Syme is top man with a buck that weighed 185 lbs. Alf James is the runner-up with a buck weighing 181 lbs. Pete shot his at Long Lake and Alf was hunting above Calabogie. All in all, local hunters seem to have been successful. Harry Sadler shot six which just about looked after his party. It is too early yet to learn the inside story of what went on in all these hunting camps. Maybe someone could match the story of the hunter near Minden, Haliburton, who nosed his car into the bushes along a little-used road and threw an old fur robe over his radiator. After a wide circle in the bush, he saw a black, furry animal. Six shots later he approached the pelt hanging over his radiator, with anti-freeze spraying wildly through the six holes.

Nov 1950– Almonte Gazette

Photo-Amy Thom

Have you read? Cold Storage Plant in Almonte- Meat Locker Trivia

The Family Freezer Locker

Memories..The largely attended funeral service for the late Lester Boyd Jamieson who passed away on Friday, February 14th, 1975, was held on Sunday afternoon, February 16, at Almonte United Church. Mr. Jamieson suffered a heart seizure and passed away a short time later. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert McCrea of Almonte United and Rev. Ray Anderson, a former minister of the Almonte Church. Interment was at the Auld Kirk Cemetery. The well-filled church was a fitting tribute to one who had served his church as an elder for some 50 years and as clerk of the session for 35 years. Mr. Jamieson was born in North Dakota on October 23, 1890, and came to Canada as an infant. He was a son of the late Robert Jamieson and his wife, Sarah Dworkin. He received his early education at the school at Hopetown and later learned the art of cheesemaking at Kingston dairy school. He was married at Watson’s Corners in 1912 to the former Mary Euphemia McDougall, and for the next 13 years resided in such places as Perth, Prospect, Malakoff and Clayton, following his trade as a cheesemaker. The following 28 years were spent farming on the farm outside of Almonte where his son Boyd now resides. After moving into Almonte, Mr. Jamieson was for three years in the Registry Office, followed by some time in the Almonte Cold Storage plant. In later years, he worked at refurbishing old furniture at the Pinecraft shop. Besides his wife, Mr. Jamieson is survived by a son, Boyd, of Almonte; two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Russell of Kingston, and Mrs. Beryl Riddell, Cardinal; a brother, William, at Hopetown, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Miller of Timmins and Mrs. Percy Currie of Radisson, Sask. He was predeceased by a son, Lionel. Pallbearers at the funeral were Ross Craig, Larry Command, Weldon Kropp, Wilbert Monette, and nephews Melville Dowdall and Mac Dowdall.

Comments About Bill Bennett

Comments About Bill Bennett
photo carleton place and beckwith heritage museum

Katie ChallenMy husband, daughter and I recently moved into “Butcher” Bill’s and Lois Bennett’s house on Flora Street. We’ve heard so many lovely stories about them since coming here. I’ve been doing a bit of research on the Bennett family…what a legacy! We’re currently working on cleaning up the garage, which apparently housed the delivery horses for Bennett’s Meat Market.

Kevin Kennedy-he was a hell of a hockey coach you will be missed

Bonnie E. HanhamGreat picture! ! I also went through the back door. He always said “Hi Doc” when I came in the store.

Jan McCarten SansomBennett’s seniors lived above the shop first, then later Tinslays….my grandparents lived next door at the time of the winter picture above was taken .

Doug B. McCartenSo sad to hear the news of Bill’s passing in 2014! I’m with you Jan McCarten Sansom really brings back memories!! The apartment upstairs was occupied by Vic….(Lancaster?)and his wife and family. He worked at Findlays. Whenever we went to the butcher shop we always went in to the butcher shop the back way through the storeroom into the shop. They were great neighbours. Here is a picture of the side of the store the winter that we moved into the house next door. Brrrrrr

Photo- Doug McCarten

Donna RogersI remember Mr Bennett and the Butcher shop. He was always so nice. I loved the smell of the Butcher shop. RIP

Lara LaFreniereBill and Lois have been our neighbours for almost 20 years. Couldn’t ask for better people. It is amazing that you posted this photo as Bill always said out of all his dogs, his Springer was his favourite, which is why we picked a Springer when we got a dog

I would love to add more….

Bennett’s store on William St- Community Comments

James Gordon Bennett — Know Your Carleton Place Streets

Bennett Family Photos– Thanks to Andrew Gardner‎

Holy Meatloaf! Remember the Manwich?

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

Glory Days of Carleton Place–Mike Kean

Memories of Ruth Ferguson

As the World Turns in Carleton Place — Soap and Ground Beef

Glory Days in Carleton Place— Jan McCarten Sansom

Where’s the Beef in Carleton Place?

Name That Carleton Place Butcher? FOUND

Where’s the Beef in Carleton Place?

Holy Meatloaf! Remember the Manwich?



To be a butcher is hard work, and I cannot even imagine how their job becomes second nature to them. While I was putting the J. E. Bennett blog together I can’t even imagine the horror that James Bennett would emit if he knew his hard earned ground beef was being put into a Manwich. Remember those?

“A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal.”

In 1969 Hunt’s came up with a marketing genius even better than that of Hamburger Helper. Savory tomato goodness in a can, ready to be united in marriage to a package of ground beef and slobbered over a hamburger bun to overflowing. If your jaw doesn’t practically dislocate when you take a bite, and a clump of saucy meat doesn’t drop onto your lap, you’ve failed to grasp the concept of the beloved sandwich known as a Manwich. In case you have forgotten how to make them here is the recipe:

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Sloppy Joes sandwich recipe is made quickly with Manwich and served on sweet King’s Hawaiian hamburger buns for an easy sandwich. KING’S HAWAIIAN® is a registered trademark of King’s Hawaiian Holding Company, Inc.



  • 1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 1 pkg (9.6 oz each) KING’S HAWAIIAN® Hamburger Buns


  1. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce; heat through.
  2. Divide meat mixture evenly between buns.

– See more at: http://www.manwich.com/recipes-Sloppy-Joe-Sandwiches-7622#sthash.mzky9LwB.dpuf