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LYNDA'S CORNER 
Lynda Jean Richards [Rimmer] m. Krause

               

GENEALOGY


PATERNAL SIDE

RIMMER / RICHARDS

John Rymmer and [?]

John Rymmer (christened June 21, 1730-), m. Isabell Blondell (christened February 13, 1729/1730-), ST. CUTHBERTS, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

John Rymer (christened March 17, 1771-March 21, 1855), b. MARSHSIDE, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, d. MARSHSIDE, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, m. MARSHSIDE, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, September 25, 1792, Ann Wright (April 4, 1773-May 26, 1852), b. MARSHSIDE, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, d. MARSHSIDE, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

John Rymer (christened December 25, 1792-), b. MARSHSIDE, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, m. ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, August 19, 1816, Nanny (Tinsley) Wright (christened September 22, 1793-December 30, 1863), b. CHURCH TOWN, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, d. CHURCH TOWN, ST. CUTHBERT, NORTH MEOLS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

Richard Rimmer (October 7, 1837-), b. CHURCHTOWN, NORTH MEOLS, [SOUTHPORT] LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND and ?

John Rimmer (c. 1861-), b. BIRKENHEAD, CHESHIRE, m. ST. THOMAS, in the PARISH OF ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD in the COUNTY OF LANCASTER, ENGLAND, January 1, 1882, Alice Knowles (c. 1862-), b. ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, daughter of James Knowles (1822-1904)  b. ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND and Ann Adamson (c. 1826-), b. ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

Joseph Rimmer (May 16, 1886-), b. ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, m. ST ANNS CHURCH GREENACRES OLDHAM in the DISTRICT OF OLDHAM in the COUNTY OF OLDHAM, ENGLAND, March 18, 1911,  Mary Morrissey (c. November 1880-July 19, 1959), b. ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, daughter of Michael Morrissey (c. 1851-), b. IRELAND and Bridget Ryan (1853-) b. IRELAND

John Rimmer (May 16, 1911-), Oldham East, Lancashire, England

Beatrice Rimmer (April 9, 1913-), Oldham East, Lancashire, England

 Richard Rimmer [Dick Rimmer] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970), b. OLDHAM SOUTH, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, d. WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA

 

   

First Wife, m. [c. 1936]

Wynne (Winnefred?) Watson [- Daughter of Annabelle Watson and ? Watson] (? - August 28, 1969)

1. (Daughter) Jo-Anne Wynne Rimmer (c. 1936 - August 11, 1982 in her 47th year), m.,  February 27, 1960, Scarborough, Toronto, Canada, m.  Robert James Carruthers, (son of J. H. Carruthers, deceased) - ( c. 1934 - January 28, 2015 in his 82 year)

 

Second Wife: m. June 23, 1945, CROWLAND, ONTARIO, CANADA

Lydia (Lidia, Lida or Lidochka) Chwedchuk (July 10, 1926-August 3, 2012), b. STARA STRELNA, POLAND, d. LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

1. (Daughter) Lynda Jean Richards b. Rimmer (June 18, 1946-), Welland, Ontario,Canada, and Eric Krause (January 26, 1943-), Leamington, Ontario, Canada
2. (Son) Richard "Rick" [Ricky] Joseph Richards b. Rimmer (August 9, 1947-June 24, 1970, Welland, Ontario, Canada)

3. (Daughter) Shirley Richards (April 4, 1951-) and Dennis Ribble

 

DESCENDANTS


ANCESTRAL GENEALOGICAL NOTES - RIMMERS IN CANADA

For The Rimmers Arrive In Canada, Click Here

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)
and Lydia Rimmer [Lydia Richards] (July 10, 1926 - )

According to Lydia (Chwedchuk) Richards [m. Rimmer]

Mike and Lydia Richards

Chwiedczuk [Chwedchuk]/ Rimmer / Richards

SOURCE

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Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)
and Lydia Rimmer [Lydia Richards] (July 10, 1926 - )

According to Leonard Chwedchuk, brother of Lydia (Chwedchuk) Richards [m. Rimmer]

SOURCE

SOURCE

CRYSTAL BEACH

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Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)
and Lydia Rimmer [Lydia Richards] (July 10, 1926 - )
According to
Shirley (Richards) Ribble, daughter of Lydia (Chwedchuk) Richards [m. Rimmer]

SOURCE

[Note: Rather than in County Cork, he may have stayed in County Tipperary, the birth place of his Grandfather Micheal Morrissey and Mary Morrissey - Source: Eric Krause - The census of 1911 and 1901 for Ireland reveal lots of Morrisseys living here: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/  ]

SOURCE

an antique book written in 1910, which suggests that Oldham, and Higginshaw in particular, had a special affinity with whippet racing. The book ‘Dogs and all about them’, written by Robert Leighton, refers to the former notoriety of the Higginshaw track.

“Probably there is no locality where the pastime has maintained such a firm hold as in and around Oldham, one of the most famous tracks in the world being at Higginshaw,” he wrote. Before adding: “Not infrequently 300 dogs are entered in one handicap.”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/nostalgia/how-did-our-towns-worldwide-renown-go-1008860

 

SOURCE


RIMMER: CHRONOLOGY


1922

NOVEMBER 10

Joseph Rimmer (May 16, 1886 - )

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO


1923

May 26

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

Mary Rimmer, John Rimmer, Beatrice Rimmer, and Richard Rimmer


1923

May 26

BRANTFORD, 61 ABERDEEN AVENUE

Joseph and Mary Rimmer

61 Aberdeen Avenue
(Vacant in the 1925)

http://www3.brantford.ca/inventory.nsf

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1923

September 28

William Rimmer

Joseph Rimmer

BRANTFORD, 67 Allenby Avenue

The 61-67 Allenby Avenue Brantford Row Complex
67 Allenby Home: far left portion

Map Data, 2011, Google (see also http://www3.brantford.ca/inventory.nsf)


1923 - 1929

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGES 8 - 14

[BRANTFORD]

School  Year - Grades 3 - 8

[Would have started School, September, 1921, age 6, if he had been in Canada at the time]


1924

March 21

BRANTFORD

William Rimmer

Ernest Rimmer

BRANTFORD, 56 Rose Avenue

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1925

Joseph Rimmer

LABORER

BRANTFORD, 55 ABERDEEN AVE (Formerly 43 Aberdeen Ave)

http://www3.brantford.ca/inventory.nsf


1927

JULY 9

MARY ELLEN HIGGINS [MARY ELLEN WARING (Baptism: December 14, 1879, Chorley, Lancashire - 1950)] WHO
IMMIGRATED ON JULY 9, 1927 TO CANADA WAS
MARRIED IN 1905 TO GEORGE HIGGINS (July-September, 1882, Oldham, Lancashire - 1929),
WHO IMMIGRATED IN 1924 WITH SON HAROLD HIGGINS (1911 - ) TO THE UNITED STATES
(Date of Embarkation: September 27, 1924; Immigrated October 6, 1924)

MARY ELLEN HIGGINS AND GEORGE HIGGINS
WERE BOTH RESIDING AT 55 ABERDEEN AVE., BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
[Formerly 43 Aberdeen Ave.]
WHERE Joseph Rimmer WAS LIVING IN 1925.
NOTE: THERE IS NO RECORD OF A GEORGE HIGGINS ARRIVING IN CANADA.

JOSEPH RIMMER WILL SAY ON AUGUST 6, 1927 THAT GEORGE HIGGINS
WAS HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW EVEN THOUGH GEORGE HIGGINS'S WIFE WAS A WARING

NOTE: JOSEPH RIMMER  HAS A SISTER NAMED ELLEN, BORN OCTOBER 15, 1887,
OFTEN REFERRED TO AS BORN IN 1888. IN ONE INSTANCE MARY ELLEN HIGGINS
IS DESCRIBED AS BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1888.

PDF FILE FOR MARY ELLEN HIGGINS

MARY ELLEN HIGGINS (Baptism: December 14, 1879, Chorley, Lancashire - 1950)

Name: Mrs Mary Higgins
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Birth Date: abt 1880
Departure Date: 1 Jul 1927
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Montreal, Canada
Ship Name: Megantic
Search Ship Database: Search for the Megantic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: White Star Line
Official Number: 127981
Master: E L Trant

Contract Ticket Number: 37707
Last Address: 24 Vulcan Street, Oldham, Lancashire, England
Cabin Class, Landed Montreal, Housewife, Age 47
Future Residence: Canada

Name: Miss Edith Higgins
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Birth Date: abt 1913
Departure Date: 1 Jul 1927
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Montreal, Canada
Ship Name: Megantic
Search Ship Database: Search for the Megantic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: White Star Line
Official Number: 127981
Master: E L Trant

Scholar, age 14

Name: Master Wilfred Higgins
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Birth Date: abt 1920
Departure Date: 1 Jul 1927
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Montreal, Canada
Ship Name: Megantic
Search Ship Database: Search for the Megantic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: White Star Line
Official Number: 127981
Master: E L Trant

Scholar, age 7

http://search.ancestry.ca

FOR THE GEORGE HIGGINS-MARY ELLEN WARING THREAD CLICK HERE

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1927

AUGUST 6

JOSEPH RIMMER (May 16, 1886 - )

MARY RIMMER (c. November, 1880 - July 19. 1959)

MARY ELLEN HIGGINS (Baptism: December 14, 1879, Chorley, Lancashire - 1950)

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935

Name: Joseph Rimmer
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, United States
Arrival Contact: Brother-in-law George Higgins
Departure Contact: Brother Ernest
Age: 41
Birth Date: 9 May 1886 [sic. May 16, 1886]
Birth Place: Ashton
Birth Country: England
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

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Occupation? Cart
Last Permanent Address Brantford, Ontario
Destination Patterson, N.J. [Paterson, N.J.]
Brother-in-law George Higgins 246 Liberty St.
Reason in Coming Visit
Height 5 feet 11 Inches
Complexion Med
Hair Bro
Eyes [Br ?]
Address for Ernest Oakville, Ontario
Landed Quebec, 3 November 1911 [sic: November 10, 1922], Montcalm

 

Name: Joseph Rimmer
Birth Date: 9 May 1886
Birth Place: Ashton
Birth Country: England
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA
Arrival Contact: Brother-in-law George Higgins
Departure Contact: Brother Ernest
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

http://search.ancestry.ca - Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Joseph Rimmer

Joseph Rimmer

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
 

Name Joseph Rimmer
Arrival Date 06 Aug 1927
Arrival Port Buffalo, New York,
Birth Date 09 May 1886 [sic. May 16, 1886]
Birthplace , Ashton
Birth Country England
Gender Male
Race English
Departure Contact Name Brother Ernest
Arrival Contact Name Brother-in-law George Higgins
Photograph Included N

Affiliate Publication Title Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Affiliate Publication Number M1480
Affiliate Film Number

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3Arimmer%20%2Bany_year%3A1923-1928~&collection_id=1803785

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Name: Joseph Rimmer
Birth Date: abt 1886
Birth Place: Ashton
Birth Country: England
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA
Accompanied By: Wife Mary
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

Wife Mary 46
Accompanied by John 16, Beatrice 14, Richard 12
Joseph 41, Carpenter, 5'10'', medium complexion, Brown Hair, ? eyes
Permanent Residence: Brantford, Ont
Landed Quebec, November 1922, Montreal
Destination: Patterson, N.J.
Destination Relative or Friend: Mrs. Geo Higgins, 241 Liberty Street, Patterson, N.J.
[Crossed;} Peace Bridge [Buffalo and Port Erie]

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1480; Roll: 123; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85

http://search.ancestry.ca - Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Joseph Rimmer

Name: Joseph Rimmer
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA
Accompanied by: Wife Mary
Age: 41
Birth Date: abt 1886
Birth Place: Ashton
Birth Country: England
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

http://search.ancestry.ca - Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Joseph Rimmer

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
 

Name Joseph Rimmer
Arrival Date 06 Aug 1927
Arrival Port Buffalo, New York,
Age 41
Birth Year (Estimated) 1886
Birthplace , Ashton
Birth Country England
Gender Male
Race English
Accompanied by Name Wife Mary
Photograph Included N

Affiliate Publication Title Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Affiliate Publication Number M1480
Affiliate Film Number 123

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGSC-8J3
 
MARY HELEN HIGGINS [MARY ELLEN HIGGINS]
BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1888? [sic.
Baptism: December 14, 1879, Chorley, Lancashire - 1950]
PATTERSON, PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY

 

Name: Mary Helen Higgins [sic Mary Ellen Higgins]
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA
Arrival Contact: Husband Geo
Departure Contact: Sister Alice Rimmer [sic. Alice Waring]
Age: 38 [sic. 47 on the record, thus c. 1880]
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1888 [sic. This date is not on this record]
Birth Place: Lancashire, England
Birth Country: England
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: English
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

- George Higgins: Residence - 454 Union Avenue, Passaic, N.J.
- Name and Address of Closest Relative
of closest friend or relative in country whence alien came: Alice Rimmer,
Brantford Ontario [Note: No evidence to date that Sister Alice Rimmer had emigrated to Canada]
- Occupation: Housewife
- English
- Country: Canada, Brantford
- Destination: Passaic, N.J.
- Date of Landing: July 1, 1926 [sic. July 9, 1927], Montreal [sic Quebec City], on the Megantic

[ALICE RIMMER - Born 14 October 1894 - Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England -
There is no record of an Alice Rimmer OR George Higgins entering Canada - See above]

http://search.ancestry.ca - Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Joseph Rimmer

Name: Mary Helen Higgins
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1888
Birth Place: Lancashire, England
Birth Country: England
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: English
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA
Arrival Contact: Husband Geo
Departure Contact: Sister Alice Rimmer [sic. Alice Waring]
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1480; Roll: 51; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85

http://search.ancestry.ca - Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Joseph Rimmer

Mary Helen Higgins  [Sic. Mary Ellen Higgins]
(Baptism: December 14, 1879, Chorley, Lancashire - 1950)

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956

Name Mary Helen Higgins
Arrival Date 06 Aug 1927
Arrival Port Buffalo, New York,
Birth Date 26 Nov 1888
Birthplace , Lan Eng
Gender Female
Race English
Departure Contact Name Sister Alice Rimmer [sic. Alice Waring]
Arrival Contact Name Husband Geo
Photograph Included N

Affiliate Publication Title Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Affiliate Publication Number M1480
Affiliate Film Number

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG7M-WXS

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Name: Mary E Higgins
Birth Date: abt 1880
Birth Place: Chorle
Birth Country: England
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: English
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1927
Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

Accompanied by Edith (14) and Wilfred (7)
Residence: Brantford, Ont
Destination: Mrs. George Higgins, 241 Liberty St, Patterson, N.J.
5'2'', medium complexion, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
Landed Montreal, August 1926, Magantic
Crossing: Peace Bridge
NO C.I.U. - Rejected at Blk Rock

http://search.ancestry.ca

FOR THE GEORGE HIGGINS-MARY ELLEN WARING THREAD CLICK HERE

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RIMMER BROTHERS - GOODYEAR - NEW TORONTO - BOWMANVILLE

GOOD YEAR BOWMANVILLE PICNIC TO ROCHESTER 1927

 

Picture of New Toronto Boys

We were certainly pleased to see about twenty or thirty of our friends from New Toronto.
They had a long trip and a hard time getting here, but they all enjoyed themselves and went home thoroughly pleased with their day....

The Wingfoot Clan, July 1927, p. 5.

http://www.newtorontohistorical.com/Wingfoot%201927.pdf

Dept  151B and 151C

The Rimmer Brothers are now happy and contented in Long Branch
but Gallow still spends one third of each day travelling on the Highway ...
[Note in 1925: Ernest Rimmer and Susan Rimmer lived in Long Branch]

The Wingfoot Clan, December 1927, p. 5.

http://www.newtorontohistorical.com/Wingfoot%201927.pdf

http://www.newtorontohistorical.com/Newsletters.html


POST 1928

Joseph Rimmer (May 16, 1886 - )

TORONTO

Auction Circuit


1929

RIMMER AND GALLOW - GOODYEAR - NEW TORONTO - BOWMANVILLE

For Sale Anyone requiring ferrets--apply to W. McKenzie. Dept. 151 -orders promptly attended to -for particulars of my quick service apply to Rimmer and Gallow.

The Wingfoot Clan, December, 1929, p. 10

http://www.newtorontohistorical.com/Wingfoot 1929.pdf


1929-1931

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGES 14 - 16

School  Year - Grades 9 - 10

Town School

LONG BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL

Map Data, 2011, Google

Long Branch High School, Toronto

Long Branch High School, 3495 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


1930

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGE 15


1931-1933

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGES 16 - 17

TORONTO

School  Year - Commercial High School

AND

1 year of a 2 year business course?

TORONTO


Perhaps 1934

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGE c. 19

LAKEVIEW GOLF CLUB?

Left to Right, Gene Sarazen, Tommy Armour and Walter Hagen, three of the most powerful names in golf of the time, at Lakeview Golf Club, 1934. Armour would win the championship that year for his third victory, while Hagen was the 1931 champion. Sarazen never took the Canadian Open home, but came close, finishing runner-up in 1924 and 1926. .

http://rbccanadianopen.com/innerpage.aspx?x=EUd6nXxmlkZw%2BoUDltc4uOS9WHzJTmk7FkRB9yLRTM%2FP%2FR9Lx3iH1H0g2v6I8Ar7

The Calgary Herald, August 19, 1939 - http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BCFkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S3sNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1532,4817567&dq=rimmer+golf&hl=en


1935

JOSEPH RIMMER

YORK

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

Electoral District of York West, Urban Polling Division No. 4, Long Branch

NAME: Joseph Rimmer

RESIDENCE: 1935 - York, Ontario, Canada

LONG BRANCH,  98 LAKEVIEW [AVENUE]

http://search.ancestry.ca

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Branch,_Toronto


Perhaps 1936

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGE c. 21


Perhaps 1936 - 1939

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGES 21 - 24

GREENS KEEPER - LAKEVIEW GOLF CLUB

"Mike worked as a greens keeper with the Lakeview Golf Club of Toronto ....".

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 22, 1955 - p. 2


Perhaps 1939 - 1941

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGES 24 - 26

Ottawa Citizen - Nov 1, 1940


1941 - 1942

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

AGES 26 - 27


1942

September 29, 1942

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

YORK HOTEL, Corner York and Carlton Streets, St. Catharines

 

1937

1938

York Hotel, Corner, York and Carlton Streets

http://henley.stcatharines.library.on.ca:1967/images.php

Google Maps


c. EARLY 1940s

Wynne (Winnefred) Rimmer and Jo-Anne Rimmer

Jo-Anne Rimmer Mikes daughter by first wife Winnefred married later name Caruthers [Jo-Anne Carruthers]

Source: Lydia Richards


1942 - 1946

September 29, 1942 - March 1, 1946

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

According Canadian Regimental Records, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps [RCASC]

ATTESTATION PAPER

District Recruiting Establishments
RCASC D Wing
M.D. No. 2, Mobile Unite No. 4
And Report to DRO 159 Bay Street Toronto
[Headquarters MD. #2]

Active Formations and Units of the Canadian Army

Authority T.36-11-3 (1A) D.A.A.G., dated 9-9-42

SOURCE

 

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MAJOR SUMMARY

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

OCCUPATIONAL RECORD
 

MILITARY RECORD

[Places Mentioned]
 
Hamilton: September, 1942
Brantford, September, 1944
Toronto: September 29, 1942 - July 20, 1945
Camp Borden: July 21, 1945 - February 25, 1946
Toronto: February 26, 1946

[Approved Leaves and Furloughs]

December 29, 1942 - ?: New Year's Leave
December 30, 1943 - January 3, 1944 (inc): New Year's Leave
June 26, 1944 - July 9, 1944: Furlough
December 30, 1944 - January 3, 1945: New Year's Leave
July 3, 1945 - July 7, 1945: Compassionate Leave
On or after July 18, 1945 [the 18th was a Wednesday]: Permission to marry Lydia Chwedchum [Chwedchuk]
[Married with Permission to Miss Lydia Chwedchuk at Crossland [Crowland], Welland County, Ont. ]
December 12, 1945 - December 21, 1945: Compassionate Leave
February 19 - To February 25, 1945: Pre-discharge Leave

[AWL's]

March 20, 1945 - March 26, 1945
July 7, 1945 - July 16, 1945
October 29, 1945 - November 9, 1945

SOURCES
 

Personal Selection Record.  B56155 Dvr. [1945: Pte.] Rimmer Richard, September 29, 1942 - February 18, 1946

RCASC, D Wing MD2, Mobile Unit #4 - D.R.O's staff, Hamiliton
This form will accompany the soldier's regimental documents at all times

 

              
             
     

Record of Service, B56155, September 29, 1942 (Enlisted) - March 1, 1946 (Discharged)


 

Canadian Army (Active) Discharge Certificate, March 1, 1946

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1943

"St. Catherines [sic] Ont. 1943
Me and Dad (my husband)
before we were married
on June 23 1945"

Lydia Chwewdchuk, ?, Armourer Sergeant ?, ?, Richard Rimmer

St. Catharines, Ontario, 1943

Me [Lydia] and Dad (my husband) before we were married on June 23, 1945

Lynda (Rimmer/Richards) Krause: Her mother and father always went dancing in St. Catharines. They would win the jitterbug contest.

NOTES

[There were a gaggle of downtown hotels in that period. Count ’em —
the Leonard, City, Harding, Esquire, Midtown, Russell, Lincoln, Garden City, New Murray, Welland, Mansion and Queensway -
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/04/12/pining-for-the-downtown-hotel-glory-days-of-the-late-1940s ]

The Avondale store on Niagara St. in north St. Catharines, where there was lots of jitterbugging, saw its Novak’s Dine and Dance basement constructed in the late ‘40s or ‘50s and had a terrazzo tile floor.

COUSIN RON ENNS (Of St. Catharines):
Most think that it’s the Atlanta Hotel which was on the shores of Lake Ontario at the end of Geneva Street.
Some think maybe a dance hall that was an addition to a bar. Apparently back in those days women weren’t allowed in bars.

UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE

Re the Unidentified Sergeant in the above Rimmer picture -
Looks like Armourer Sergeant H. A. Kelly, attached, Camp Borden, 1940


IST BATALLION PERTH REGIMENT ~~
M.G.
WO'S. STAFF SERGEANTS AND C.A.S.F.
1940
CAMP BORDEN

Perth Regiment Warrant Officers And Senior NCOs 1940 (Canadian Active Service Force - Canadian Army (Overseas))

http://www.perthregiment.org/gallery/gallery.html


1945

   

"1945 Miraculous Wedding Day"

Lydia Rimmer, June 23, 1945

    

Lydia and Mike Richards

1945

JOSEPH RIMMER

PARKDALE, TORONTO

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

Electoral District of Parkdale, City of Toronto, Urban Polling Division No. 8

68 DUNN AVENUE

http://search.ancestry.ca


1947

June

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

RIDGETOWN

"Mike and Lynda 1947 I Think"


1947 - 1956

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

RIDGETOWN


1949

RIDGETOWN

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

R. R. #2 RIDGETOWN

WYNNE RIMMER

TORONTO

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

740 BAYVIEW AVENUE

Name: Mrs Wynne Rlmmer [Mrs Wynne Rimmer]
Gender: Female
Occupation: Sec'y
Year: 1949
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: Eglinton

http://search.ancestry.ca

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

68 DUNN AVENUE, PARKDALE, TORONTO

Name: Joseph Rlmmer [Joseph Rimmer]
Occupation: Carpenter
Year: 1949
Location: Parkdale, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: Parkdale
Household Members: 25277137

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Name: Mr Joseph Rlmmer [sic Mrs. Joseph Rimmer]
Gender: M (Male)
Year: 1949
Location: Parkdale, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: Parkdale

Living with:

Mrs. Joseph Rimmer
Albert McFadden, store manager
Edward Jaybash, assesor
John Meloche, soldier
Mrs. Dorothy Barry, nurse

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1953

RIDGETOWN

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

R. R. # 2 RIDGETOWN

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1953 - 1956

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

CLUB MANAGER - RIDGETOWN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

 'He has attended the session of the greens keeper course as provided
by the Q.A.C. [Qualified Applicator Certificate]  these last four seasons ..."

"Michael Richards, better known as Mike, has been a popular manager now these four years ..."

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 22, 1955 - p. 2


1955

August 25

JO-ANNE WYNNE RIMMER

LEASIDE

Bandmaster Bob Carruthers of the Leaside Lions Club Band stands proudly among four attractive drum majorettes, featured attractions of the Bowmanville Lions Carnival last Friday evening. The band and majorettes paraded from the Lions Community Centre, along King Street, and to Central Public School grounds, where they presented a demonstration. The majorettes left to right are: Bev. Bryant, Ann Devereux, JoAnne Rimmer and Joan Morrison --- Photo by Carson Studio, Port Hope

Canadian Statesman [Bowmanville], August 25, 1955, p. 6

http://news.ourontario.ca

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December 22, 1955

   

"Michael Richards, better known as Mike, has been a popular manager now these four years.
The general opinion of the Directors can be summed up as their loss is Leamington's gain ..."

"will be moving to Leamington in preparation for the 1956 season ..."

Mike Richards

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 22, 1955 - pp. 1-2


1956

Saturday, September 29

JO-ANNE WYNNE RIMMER

LEASIDE

Jo-Anne Rimmer, Junior Majorette

TOP US. AND CANADIAN TRUMPET BANDS, DRILL TEAMS TO COMPETE FOR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN TORONTO SEPT 29

IST INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET BAND COMPETITION

SENIOR DRUM MAJORETTES of Leaside group, the 1955 Canadian fancy drill champions will perform at the concert ...

    LEASIDE PRECISION TEAM senior [15-20?] and junior [14 and under?] majorettes Dianne Winstanley and Joanne Rimmer
show poster for the international championship trumpet competition to be held Sept. 29 under sponsorship of Leaside Lions

Source: Toronto Star, Wednesday, September 12 or Thursday, 13, 1956 - Star Photos by Harold Barkley

[Note: The Leaside Girls' majorettes, sponsored by the Lions, began in 1951 for girls aged nine to nineteen - Jane Pitfield, Leaside, 1999, "Leaside Lions Club"]

[Note: The Leaside Lions Club Senior Boys Trumpet Band in 1957 was comprised of boys from 15 to 20 years of age - http://www.optimists-alumni.org/leaside_lions.htm ]

Leaside Lions First International Drum Corps Championships, September 29, 1956

http://www.optimists-alumni.org/downloads/acrobat_downloads/cdca_50th.pdf

"Traditionally the Leaside Lions Club invited one or two prominent American corps to compete against the Canadian junior and senior champions in mid September" -
For example, in 1958, it was held at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
http://www.soundmachine.org/dci/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4937&start=0

56-10

Leaside Fire Dept, Fire Prevention Week Parade, looking east beside Leaside Municipal Building, McRae Drive, south west corner Randolph Rd. Toronto

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMDC-PICTURES-R-4750&R=DC-PICTURES-R-4750


1956 - 1967

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

POINT PELEE DRIVE

In 1956 after helping develop Ridgetown's second nine holes, Richards came to the Leamington course and was head pro from 1956-1967 and wife Lydia ran the pro shop ...

         

Mike Richards Signature Campbell of Canada # 6 Iron (Moe Norman Period - Norman Turned Professional in 1957)

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1957

Lynda Krause - Grade 5 to Grade 6

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. July 18, 1957 - Page: 16

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1957

MARY RIMMER

JOHN RIMMER

PARKDALE, TORONTO

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

Electoral District of Parkdale, City of Toronto, Urban Polling Division No. 17

68 DUNN AVENUE

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NOTE:

There is another John Rimmer, Factory Worker, on the 1957 Voter's List, Living at Halton, 1527 Constance Rd

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MIKE RICHARDS

ESSEX

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

R.R. 1 LEAMINGTON

http://search.ancestry.ca

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WYNNE RIMMER

TORONTO

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

EGLINGTON AVENUE, W, APARTMENT 6A

Electoral District of York South, City of Toronto,  Polling Division No. 18

Name: Wynne Rlmmer [Wynne Rimmer]
Occupation: Secretary
Year: 1957
Location: York, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: York South

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1958

Lynda Richards - SS 7 Mersea - Promoted to Grade 7

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. Thursday, July 20, 1958 - pg. 13


1959

Lynda Richards - Promoted from Grade 7 to Grade 8

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp  - The Leamington Post. July 2, 1959 - Page: 22

SUNDAY, JULY 19

Mary Rimmer

POINT PELEE DRIVE

Mrs. Mary Rimmer Last Rites Conducted

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. Thursday, July 23, 1959 - pg. 15

A resident of Toronto, Mrs. Rimmer had been visiting with Mr. Richards, greenskeeper for the Leamington Golf and Country Club, when she suddenly took ill. Widow of Joseph Rimmer, she is also survived by another son, John Richards [Sic: John Rimmer], of Toronto.

Last rites were held at the Ross Craig funeral home, Toronto [1357 Queen Street West], with interment in Mount Pleasant cemetery [375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto]. The Robinson funeral home ]Leamington] was in charge of arrangements locally.

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Mike Richards appointed Manager of Curling Club

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -Leamington Post. October 1, 1959 - Page: 1


1960

February 1

JO-ANNE WYNNE RIMMER

450 Broadway Avenue, Toronto

Map Data, 2011, Google

February 27

JO-ANNE WYNNE RIMMER

JO-ANNE RIMMER, daughter of Mrs. Wynne Rimmer will marry Robert J. Carruthers, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. H. Carruthers  in the [Roman Catholic] Church of Precious Blood, Feb. 27. [1960]

Source: Newspaper announcement of marriage -  Park Lane [Studio]

Mrs. Wynne Rimmer requests the honour of your presence at the marriage of her daughter Jo-Anne Wynne to Mr. Robert James Carruthers on Saturday, February the twenty-seventh nineteen hundred and sixty at eleven o'clock Church of the Precious Blood 1737 Lawrence Avenue East, [Wexford] Scarborough Reception Maple Creek Farms [Lawrence Ave.] R.S.V.P.

APRIL 14

JO-ANNE WYNNE (RIMMER) CARRUTHERS

27 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto (Apartments)


1961

   

Lynda Richards - Grade 9 - Medal for Student over 80% and Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 28, 1961 - Page: 1
http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 28, 1961 - Page: 8

November Examination Results - Lynda Richards

Lynda Richards - Grade 10 General Academic

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 28, 1961 - Page: 12


1962

Lynda Richards - Elections - Vice-Class leader - Grade 11A1

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. October 4, 1962 - Page: 4

Lynda Richards - Promoted to Grade 11 from Grade 10A1 - Highest Mark

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp
The Leamington Post. November 1, 1962 - Page: 5 and 22 [Misfiled: This is July 12, 1962]

Lynda Richards

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. December 13, 1962 - Page: 15


1963

Lynda Richards - Alpha - Social Events

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. March 21, 1963 - Page: 22

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Lynda Richards - House Officer - Alpha Vice-Captain

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. November 7, 1963 - Page: 1


1964

March Examinations - Lynda Richards - Grade Twelve Academic

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -Leamington Post. May 7, 1964 - Page: 22

Lynda Richards -Alpha Captain

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. October 8, 1964 - Page: 2

Lynda Richards -Alpha Captain

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. October 1, 1964 - Page: 1

School Promotions - Lynda Richards - From Grade 12A1

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. September 24, 1964 - Page: 9


1965

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

POINT PELEE DRIVE

 

Lynda Richards

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp  -The Leamington Post. June 3, 1965 - Page: 25

 

Lynda Richards - First Class Honors - L.D.S.S.

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. August 19, 1965 - Page: 1
http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. August 19, 1965 - Page: 8

Lynda Richards

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp  -The Leamington Post. September 16, 1965 - Page: 18

Lynda Richards - University Of Windsor Entrance Award

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -Leamington Post. October 21, 1965 - Page: 1

JO-ANNE CARRUTHERS

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

EGLINTON [LEASIDE], ONTARIO

530 MILLWOOD ROAD


c. 1967

Rick Richards


1968

MIKE RICHARDS

1199 FRONT ROAD

LASALLE

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

http://search.ancestry.ca

 

"Dad comes home from the hospital to celebrate Christmas 1968, w/ his family, Shirley, Rick, Lynda and Lydia"

JO-ANNE CARRUTHERS

DON VALLEY [LEASIDE]

530 MILLWOOD AVENUE [ 530 Millwood Road ]

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

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1968 - 1970

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)
and Lydia Rimmer [Lydia Richards] (July 10, 1926 - )


1969

June 11

Golf Day in Honour of Mike Richards, manager at the Leamington Golf Club for the past 12 years

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. June 5, 1969 - pg. 3

August 7

Shirley Richards

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. August 7, 1969 - pg. 4

August 28

Digital Image Supplied by Kelly Smith

Wynne Rimmer


1970

JANUARY 17

Richard (Dick) Rimmer [Michael (Mike) Richards] (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)
and Lydia Rimmer [Lydia Richards] (July 10, 1926 - )

LASALLE, 1199 Front Road

    

Funeral

Michael Richards (February 27, 1915 - January 17, 1970)

SOURCE

M. Richards funeral held

Born in Ireland, Mr. Richards had been greenskeeper at the Erie Shores Golf and Country Club for 12 years prior to accepting a similar position at the Essex Golf and Country Club two years ago.

Previously, he had resided at Toronto and Ridgetown.

Surviving are his wife, Lydia; a son, Rick, of Edmonton, Alta; two daughters, Mrs. Eric Krause (Lynda), of Ottawa; Mrs Dennis Ribble (Shirley), of Point Pelee.

Rev. O. J. Laramie officiated for the last rites at the Reid funeral home, Leamington, with interment in Evergreen Memorial cemetery.

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp - The Leamington Post. January 1, 1970 - Page: 21 [Actually January 22, 1970, p. 5C]

Evergreen Memorial Park, Leamington

Name Cemetery County Township Reference
RICHARDS, Michael Evergreen Memorial Park, Leamington Essex Mersea EX-SX-040
RICHARDS, Rick Evergreen Memorial Park, Leamington Essex Mersea EX-SX-040

http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php

NOTE

JUNE 24

RICK RICHARDS

Rick Richards

http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. August 27, 1970 - Page: 28


1972

JO-ANNE CARRUTHERS

SIMCOE

165 YONGE STREET

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

Name: Robert J Carruthers
Year: 1972
Location: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: Simcoe North

Mrs. Joanne Carruthers, and Robert J. Carruthers, 165 Yonge Street

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1974

JO-ANNE CARRUTHERS

SIMCOE

395 YONGE STREET

All Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

Name: Mrs Jo-Anne Carruthers
Gender: F (Female)
Year: 1974
Location: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District: Simcoe North

Mrs. Jo-Anne Carruthers, and Robert J. Carruthers, 395 Yonge Street

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1982

AUGUST 11, WEDNESDAY

Rimmer (b. 1936, Post August 11 - In Her 47th Year When She Passed)

PROOF OF DEATH CERTIFICATE

Name JO-ANNE CARRUTHERS.
Date AUGUST 11, 1982
Place SUNNYBROOK MEDICAL CENTRE, TORONTO.
Age 46 YEARS.
Maritial Status MARRIED.
Next-of-Kin ROBERT JAMES CARRUTHERS, HUSBANDS.
Physician R. BESLEY, CORONER.
xxxx/Cremation RIVERSIDE CREMATORIUM, TORONTO.

Dated at MIDLAND   this 21   day of AUGUST   1982

James H. Lynn Funeral Homes Ltd.


A. BARRIE CHAPEL
290 First St.
Midland, Ont.
L4R 3N9
ELMVALE BRANCH
Box 239
Elmvale, Ont.
L0L 1P0
Harry C Brown

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This current listing was obtained from St. Margaret's Catholic Church, and was compiled both from church records and by walking the cemetery and recording the monument information.

CARRUTHERS, JoAnne, bur. 1982, Section W/29/8, Ref# 1982-19

St. Margaret's Cemetery Midland, Ontario
GPS: 44.740720, -79.894136
809 Yonge St Midland, ON L4R 2E8 Canada
Published: August 14, 2016
Total records: 3,234

http://www.interment.net/data/canada/ontario/simcoe/st-margarets-cemetery-records-a-c.htm

 

   

Midland Free Press, Friday, August 13, 1982

Digital Images Supplied by Kelly Smith

JO-ANNE CARRUTHERS: Longtime Chamber worker died suddenly in hospital in Toronto.

Funeral services will be held this Saturday for Jo-Anne Carruthers, the Chamber of Commerce secretary for over a decade until her retirement earlier this year. Carruthers, 47, died suddenly in Toronto's Sunnybrook Medical Centre Wednesday.

"It's quite a shock, she was very definitely an asset to the community," Chamber board of directors chairman Ernie Cowden said Thursday. Cowden, who was the Chamber's 1981 president, praised Carruthers for the aid to the Chamber her intimate knowledge of the community provided, and the assistance she supplied to various facets of the Chamber during her 11 years there.

"As far as the Chamber board was concerned, it was an asset to have someone like that around."

"It's known fact that when you called the Chamber for information you were really calling Jo-Anne, because of her knowledge," Cowden said.

Carruthers will rest at the Lynn Funeral Home at 290 First Street from 2 p.m. today until 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at St. Margaret's Church in Midland at 11 a.m.

At 8 p.m. tonight, parish prayers will be held in the church chapel.

  

Digital Images Supplied by Kelly Smith

The 23 Psalm and In Loving Memory of Jo-Anne Carruthers (Rimmer) of Midland (1936-1982)

Wife of Bob Carruthers, Mother of Kelly-Ann of Calgary and Pamela at home.

Passed away suddenly at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, August 11, 1982, in her 47th year.

Friends may call at: Lynn Funeral Home, 290 First St., Midland, Friday (with later Parish Prayers in the Chapel) and Saturday, August 14, then to Saint Margarets Church, Midland.

Cremation to Follow.

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JoAnne Carruthers
Birth: Unknown
Death: 1982

Burial: Saint Margarets Cemetery, Midland, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Plot: W/29/8
Memorial ID 184754969

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184754969/joanne-carruthers

Saint Margarets Cemetery Midland, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada Latitude: 44.74153, Longitude: -79.89524

Jo-Anne Carruther's Stone Not Yet Photographed?

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2174154/Saint-Margarets-Cemetery

 


2012

AUGUST 3

LYDIA RICHARDS

In Memory of

Lydia
Richards

 

Obituary for Lydia Richards

 

Richards, Lydia


Precious Mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Always loved and never forgotten. Passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Born in Oaf, Russia, she was the daughter of the late Alexandra and Anton Chwedchuk. After she married Mike Richards, Green Superintendant, she worked continually in the golf profession in Ridgetown, Erie Shores (Leamington), Essex Golf and Country Club (LaSalle) and Woodall Golf Centre (Windsor), until her retirement in 1990. She is survived by her two lovely daughters, Lynda (Eric) Krause, Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Shirley (Dennis) Ribble, Wheatley; two precious grandchildren, Jerry (Judy) Ribble, and Corrie Ribble; five treasured great grandchildren, Logan, Connor, Luc, Cameron and our Little Gypsy, Delaney. Lydia was predeceased by her loving husband, Mike Richards (1970); her only dearly beloved son, Rick Richards (1970); her dearly loved mother, Alexandra Chwedchuk (1984); her much respected brother, Leonard Chwedchuk (1999); and a very special person in her life for 30 years, Tom Robson (2001), with whom she shared much happiness and to him we are truly grateful for being a part of her life. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humour. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her family and everyone who knew and loved her. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Lydia’s life at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Fr. Al Williams officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Junior Golf Program at Talbot Trail Golf Course, Wheatley (In Memory of Mike and Lydia Richards), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, or the Meadows Resident’s Activity Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. Mom, you had a loving and caring heart and gave of yourself for others - you will always be loved and never forgotten.

 

Hi Kelly:

Thanks for replying. Yes - your mother knew she had a half-sister. Lynda (see picture below) is still alive as is her younger sister Shirley.
 

FIRST: Perhaps get acquainted with what I have posted to date by reading through:
http://www.krausehouse.ca/krause/RimmerGenealogy.htm

I am a professional historian by training who retired from Parks Canada in 1997. As an historian with an interest in spreading the genealogical word I have established my genealogical site where for free anyone can use and re-post whatever I post.

As to the Rimmer clan in particular, as I mentioned in my note below some facts that would help me to fill in the blanks and allow me to follow up further leads would be:
We are trying to track down additional information on Jo-Anne (when and where she died), maiden name of her mother (who was married to Richard Rimmer (later Mike Richards), as well as any other details that can be forwarded.

Of course, anything that you might send me would be fully appreciated.



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