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For Brent Eades — Eades Hardware Store and Things

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For Brent Eades — Eades Hardware Store and Things
Photo Brent Eades–On the back of the photo are the names of his team-mates:
(front row, left to right) S. McCuan, R. Griffith, N. Eades, A. Rintoul, D. Dunlop, W. Churchhill
(back row, left to right) G. MacNabb, W. Findlay, C. Findlay, K. Hamilton, J. Hastie
I’d be interested to know what became of any of these players.

Brent Eades sent me this photo the other day that he had posted in The Millstone in 2015.

I came across this photo of my dad with the 1949 CPHS football team (third from the left in the front row)

posted in The Millstone in 2015.

Evelyn Julian I believe my Dad Douglas Kennedy was coach at that time.


Ray Paquette
 Can anyone name the player third front the right in the front row? It looks very much like the nameless baseball player in the picture of the 1953 Optimist Championship team posted earlier…:)

Brent Eades-- Memories

I wish my dad were still around to help you with the Eades Hardware store memories, where he worked starting 1949 for his uncle George. My dad moved in with George to get some Ontario high school education and thus increase his chance of getting into university in Ontario, which was his goal. His dad — my grandfather — died in a farm accident in 1935. I still have dad’s clippings ( see in History) from the Shawville Equity about my grandfather being rushed in a special train to hospital in Ottawa. But he didn’t survive.

One of the first things George told him on arrival was, “Norris, there’s no such thing as “women’s work” in this household. We all share equally in cooking and cleaning and so on.” George was ahead of his time, it seems.

No doubt my dad’s memories were a little imperfect about all this — as are all of ours — but that story has stuck in my mind and I’ve told my daughters it often. Anyway, George was his surrogate father after his own died, and he admired him a lot. Also. my dad did get that Ontario university education and met my mother at Queen’s.

Looking for info on these barrels that were found–Julie Kilpatrick’s dad used to own the Home Hardware which was Eades for years and said that her Dad said they are too big for nail barrels. He recalls nail barrels were about 21 inches high and a different shape. All hardware was sold in barrels in the 1930s and 40s and these were likely used for bolts and chains. Thanks Julie!!!

Thanks Brent– this is for you from our community readers

From the Ryan Goode collection from Eades Store on Bridge Street

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Eades Hardware Specials 1970

Patricia M Mason Leduc Loved going into this store every Saturday morning

Beverley J Wylie We bought a 3 room set 1966..bedroom kitchen living room. And Mr Eades added 2 lamps and 2 sofa pillows and a chenille bedspread….$199.00
Took forever to save…

Gail Grabe We bought our first “French Provincial” living room set from Eades, they had quite a selection of furniture upstairs at the time (1967). That was one of the styles of the day, along with “Early American”.

Doug B. McCarten– Talk about customer service, my Mom once bought a hand mixer for $2 at Eades but didn’t like the colour of the wooden handle so they painted it for her at no additional charge! Now that’s customer service!!Can you load up the comment section about Eades as Brent Eades has given me some great info about the Eades family I am going to put up. Thanks

Dot Smith Remember when if you were doing a home repair job and in a hurry , you parked your bike or later car in the back parking lot and ran in the back door lol they never cared and serve you right away . Great great memories and always asked ( how is the family everyone well ) 🥰🥰

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Linda Gallipeau-Johnston Eades Hardware had the largest staff of one of a kind people anywhere – all special and kind

Ted Hurdis I use to love going to Eades home hardware. The huge back door was like a safe and the smell of the hardwood floor that squeaked with every step
Norma Ford
 One of the best stores in town. Remember the floors?

Valerie Edwards I can still see the aisles & the feel of the wooden floor & also ,if you were very careful, you could go in the side alcove where they had tea cups, cake plates & special items for gifts. But things in there were breakable.

Rodger-Holley Gardiner I was in the store often and never disappointed in the service or selection. The bins made getting the appropriate quantity of items easy.

Ruth Anne Schnupp I always loved going into eades main street location. They had such a great gift section! You could get one for almost any occasion.

Ray Paquette The only place you could get expert advice on how to “salvage” a DIY project as well as buy 1 screw or two bolts or any other minimal quantity of hardware!

Sue Johnston Loved that store…..they had everything and helped you with finding everything…..great staff

Joann Voyce I remember Gerald Haskins worked there.

Ray Paquette Gerald Haskins was the “go to” person when you sent your wife to Eades for that nameless item (you sent her with the broken “thingmajing” needed to finish the home repair you were in the middle of). What I also liked was that you could buy only the hardware you needed, not the pre-package item where you took out the two you needed and discarded the remaining 8.

Janice Tennant Campbell When we were married in 1975 I was able to return duplicate shower or wedding gifts for a store credit. Even if the article wasn’t purchased there but they carried it, I was able to return things. The store credit was really handy when I realized that I didn’t have a peeler, for instance.

Julie Sadler Loved this store. They had everything. Wonderful people.
My first apartment was above the store. Lived there for 6 years.
Always tried to vacuum in the evenings when they were closed!

Ruth Anne Schnupp I always loved going into eades main street location. They had such a great gift section! You could get one for almost any occasion.

1970’s Era Photos from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Eades Baseball team 

Johnna Ferrill Glover Think that’s my brother Robin Ferrill left front row…haha too cute!

Sandy Dobie Believe the older gentleman is Sandy Docker.

Toby Randell Chris Bryce, Andrew Kennedy and I believe Ian Docker with the coach being his dad.

Gavin Mccullough No way I can forget that place! I remember going in as a kid and being fascinated by everything they had!


Llew Lloyd
 Remember when you could buy nails, screws etc. by the pound?

Sue Johnston Loved that store…..they had everything and helped you with finding everything…..great staff

Susan Mary Risk I gave always loved Eades. They used to cut glass for me, practically for free, and let me hand sand the edges on site. I loved Fred the manager, and his wife Lise.


Linda Nilson-Rogers
 As a teen I put many gifts on lay-away there! Always kind servic

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 May 1950, Mon  •  Page 11

Eades Hardware of Carleton Place-Allen Wrenches Toilet Seats and Electric Heaters

Thanks to Christoper Trotman and family- from their Grandparents that once lived at 244 William st.

December 1933 Careton Place Gazette

From Adin Daigle – Eades Hardware Store–

The Dagg Poltergeist of Shawville Original Newspaper Story 1889

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The Dagg Poltergeist of Shawville Original Newspaper Story 1889

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Quite the story and rather than tell it I dug up up the actual newspaper report from 1889

 - DAGG'S DEMON. ; The Doings and - Sayings of '...

 - uagg ore years sgo. 1 I 1 ' ALLIGEO...

 - 1 ' Tixxiso roa r.vi uoobs. , j A eonversation...

 - with him. Dinah said she distinctly saw him...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  25 Nov 1889, Mon,  Page 4

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 - Tb Dagg ghost In Pontine baa been Investigated...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Nov 1910, Thu,  Page 6

 - DAGG'S DUPES. SOME .NEW PARTICULARS ABOUT THE...

 - THS tUClTv'a OPINIO!. -Th -Th Eifuitf has all...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Nov 1889, Fri,  Page 4

#poltergeist #shawville #Dagg #paranormal

Percy Woodcock, photography v. 1879

 - DINAH A VENTRILOQUIST. AT IXAHT SO BATS A...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Nov 1889, Fri,  Page 4

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