CCGS July Meeting

July 28 – Ottawa House Museum in Parrsboro hosted CCGS’ meeting with guest speaker, Clemm Larsen, who provided on PowerPoint, an informative Pictorial Tour of the Parrsboro Shore.

 

CCGS BBQ Event

.Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Show & Tell at January CCGS Meeting

Photo of Angus MacDonald

Marie (MacDonald) Trueman shows an heirloom photo of her paternal grandfather, Angus MacDonald.  The McDonalds originally came from Scotland to Fox Harbour, N.S. and later relocated to River Philip.

Before the miners strike in Springhill Angus had a confectionery store on Main Street in Springhill, NS.

Thanks Marie for sharing your story with us.

Loss of Founding Member of CCGS

CCGS sadly announces the loss of one of their founding members – Larry served in many capacities, as a Board Member and Newsletter Editor for many years. Condolences are extended to Ruby and family.

Larry Buell Bjarnason passed away quietly at his home in Little Forks on January 27, 2013. Born in Churchbridge, Sask. on January 12, 1937, he was the son of Eric and Mae (Bergren). He married Ruby (Delaney) while serving in the RCAF. He worked at various jobs from coast to coast during their life together. In BC he worked with his family’s logging business; in Ontario with Richmond Hill Hydro and Superior Propane and in Nova Scotia at Michelin and in their blueberry fields. Larry was predeceased by his parents and his brother Ric (Carolyn), Nakusp, BC. He will be missed by his sons Kerry of Little Forks and Layne (Debbie) of Edmonton, AB; four grand children, Erik, Erin, Ryan and Haley; his sister Nola (Doug) in Nakusp BC; special nieces Stephanie and Tirésa and their mom Donna as well as extended family across Canada. Those who knew him were amazed at the wealth of knowledge he retained and, “How do you know that?” was a common question. He was extremely proud to have earned his BA at St. FX at the age of 51. Many thanks to the VON and the Palliative Care staff for all the support as well as all the emergency response people who were so helpful and considerate. Cremation will take place under the direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home, Amherst. At Larry’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to your charity of choice. On-line inquiries and condolences may be made by visiting: www.campbellsamherst.ca

Happy 100th Birthday Bill Gilroy

CCGS is pleased to report the 100th birthday of Bill Gilroy, to be celebrated tomorrow in Amherst with an Open House.  Bill was one of Cumberland County’s new movie stars after the filming of his “Down Memory Lane” interview in 2008.  Congratulations to Bill for a wonderful interview, so much so, that he is ranked second on the Top Seller List of CCGS DVDs.

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday celebration.

Old Photographs #41

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The couple in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #41″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #40

Old Photographs #40

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #40″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #39

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #39″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #38

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #38″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #37

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be a friend or family member related to the Benjamin Hatfield family of Advocate.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #37″ in the subject line.  If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.