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24 Oct. 2010 was last update to this"Links" page.
Added 11 Dec. 2010: Wallaceburg author and poet John Gardiner's website
Added 11 Dec. 2010: Downtown Chatham Centre

Tilbury Times, 25 June 2008 p. 21 -- 50th Anniversary -- John & Diane Morris were married on July 5, 1958 in Fletcher United Church. They will celebrate with family & friends at on Open House on Saturday, July 5, 2008. They have 4 sons, 7 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren.

Rev. John Rennie

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.london_free_press 2003-12-27 published STEVENSON, Clarence Samuel Clarence Samuel passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at the Copper Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham, age 96 years. Formerly of Merlin. Predeceased by his wife Grace (1965). Dear father of Kenneth and wife Eleanor STEVENSON, Ridgetown, Jean and husband Ross BROWN, Ottawa. Dear grandpa of James and Sue STEVENSON, Oakville, Diane and Paul McGARY, Oshawa, Nancy and Shawn TOUT, Guelph, John STEVENSON, Toronto, Jennifer and Martin MIHOWICH, Ottawa, Keith BROWN and FiancÚ Rikke DAM, Ottawa. Dear great-grandfather of Laura, Paige, Megan, Alexander, Kellie and Lauren. Dear brother of Janet SMITH, Woodslee. Dear brother-in-law of Marion STEVENSON, Merlin, Betty STEVENSON and Flossie BALL, Chatham. Predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Harold STEVENSON. Friends may call at the Secord & Smith Funeral Home, 8 Aberdeen Street, Merlin, (689-4261), Sunday, December 28th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Monday, December 29, 2003 at 1:30 pm from the funeral home. Reverend Dr. Henry MARISSEN officiating. Burial in the Stewart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fletcher United Church, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Kidney Foundation.

Dr. David Alexander Stewart (1874-1937)
was the eldest son of Francis Beattie Stewart and Elizabeth Farquharson Stewart who left Aberdeenshire in the UK, and settled at Fletcher, Ontario, until 1891 when they moved to Morden, Manitoba where he pursued a distinguished medical career and was instrumental in the fight against TB in Canada.

Fletcher Post Office

Canada Southern Freight Customers - Circa 1953/1954
M. Drew - 2 outbound loads in 1954
Fletcher Box Company - 1 inbound load on September 15, 1953
Fletcher Brick & Tile - 31 inbound & 10 outbound loads in 1953 - 21 inbound & 5 outbound loads in 1954
Frank Podevan - 12 inbound loads in 1953
Sterling Construction Company - 77 inbound loads in 1953 - 138 inbound loads in 1954
Cliff Stevenson - 28 outbound loads in 1953 - 4 outbound loads in 1954
G. Montgomery - 23 outbound loads in 1954

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AAHN Nursing History Calendar 2007 -- 14 Jan. 1878 - Isabel Stewart born in Fletcher, Ontario --

Dutch Emigrants Cornelia Aalbregtse, Born Zuidzande: 03.03.1881; Departure Date: 17.04.1925; Destination: Fletcher, Ont.

Barry Family of Chatham-Kent -- William Henry Barry was born Dec. 21, 1874 in Fletcher, Ontario, Canada. He died Aug. 22, 1952 at the age of 77 yrs.

Casualty Details -- William Henry Bell, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), died 10/04/1917. Son of John Charles and Isabella Bell, of Innisfree, Alberta. Native of Fletcher, Ontario.Cemetery: Givenchy-En-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Souchez

Antelope County, Nebraska
BENNIE, JAMES WALKER: Physician & Surgeon; b Chatham, Ont Canada Oct 31, 1882; s of James Bennie-Wilhelmina Angus: ed Leamington Ont HS 1902; Detroit Coll of Med, MD 1910; Nu Sigma Nu; m Olive Pletcher Oct 1, 1913 Fletcher Ont; s Fletcher; 1910-12 prac in Big Beaver Mich; 1912- prac Clearwater; pres Clearwater State Bank; owner & opr 320 A in Antelope Co; Five County Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; mbr bd of edn 5 terms, now chmn; C of C; IOOF, past noble grand; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; res Clearwater.
FLETCHER, DAVID LIVINGSTONE: Physician & Surgeon; b Fletcher, Ontario, Canada Nov 9, 1884; s of William Fletcher-Elizabeth ___; ed Fremont Normal; Sioux City Ia Coll of Med, MD 1908; Phi Delta; m Anna Bowen 1910 Orchard; d Ruth Ann; prac with brother William Gordon & specializes in children's diseases; FACS, life mbr Surgeons Club, Rochester Minn: AF &AM; Shrine; hobby, golf; brother Dr Archie is med missionary in Korea; res Orchard.
FLETCHER WILLAM (sic) G0RDON: Physician & Surgeon; b Fletcher, Ontario Mar 7. 1877; s of William Fletcher-Elizabeth ___; ed Toronto, Canada, MB 1899; m Mira Stonebraker 1905 Royal; s William G, Robert Bruce: d Isabel (Mrs Donald Reid); in prac with brother David more than 30 years, the two are known as "Doc Gordon" & "Doc Dave"; Gordon, elder of the bros, ent prac in Orchard upon completIng med sch; began in the horse & buggy days when there were only trails & walked, rode a horse, used a buggy or wagon; performed operations in sod houses on kitchen tables; has helped make wills in absence of a lawyer, has prepared the dead for burial & made arrangements for funerals when no undertaker was available; he and brother have operated with physicians in Holt, Antelope, Knox Cos; during past 10 years brothers have delivered over 4000 babies & have performed over 1000 major operations; AF&AM; hobby, farming; res Orchard.

Angelica Collectanea & Obituaries -- Suitor, Sarah Jane Born in Fletcher, Ontario, Nov. 11, 1867; died May 3, 1932. Daughter of John and Elizabeth (or Jane) Suitor. Married Thomas Dickson in 1896, who died in January 1932. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lintner Maxson; two sons, Frank and Dawson Dickson of Rochester; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Suiter of Chatham, Ontario Canada.

Glassford -- Sophia (Mrs. John) Judd, (1851 - 1923); b. 1851 in Birmingham England; d. 9 APR 1923. Sophia and her children John, Albert and Amy Elizabeth as well as her granddaughter Amy Rossina came to Canada in 1903 and settled in Fletcher Ontario.

Bowlby -- Squire James Bowlby died at his home, in Carey, born December 8, 1831, in Wayne county, and was in his eighty-second year at the time of death. Deceased came to Wynadot county in 1853 and lived on a farm, two and one-half miles west of Carey, until 1883, since which time he had lived in Carey. He was married January 1, 1857, to Amanda GRINDLE, who departed this life February 22, 1901. Five sons and five daughters were born to this union, including: J. W. Bowlby, of Fletcher, Ontario




Passed away on: 02/10/2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Leslie Hall in an automobile accident on October 2, 2010 at the age of 53 years.

Leslie is survived by her loving husband of five years, Edwin and her son, Kelly Myre, her parents Walter and Barbara Dore of White Rock, BC, her sisters: Kathryn Dore-Hall (Donald Hall) of White Rock, BC and Heather Dore (Geoff Grognet) of Sechelt, BC, brothers: Philip Dore of White Rock, BC and Michael (Valarie) Dore of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, nieces, nephews, relatives and numerous friends from coast to coast in both Canada and the United States.

Leslie earned a degree in Psychology with Great Distinction from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. She was a Big Sister with the Chatham-Kent Big Sisters Association in Ontario and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, as well as a proud Torch Bearer for the Olympic Games in Calgary (1988) and in Vancouver (2010).

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Leslie's life was to be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops. Royal Inland Hospital Chaplain Viktor Gundel will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leslie may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation at 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home at 72 Whiteshield Cres. S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.


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Initials: R C C
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit Text: 112 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 25
Date of Death: 10/03/1943
Service No: J/16175
Additional information: Son of Rudolph and Alberta C. Smith, of Merlin, Ontario, Canada.

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