Bill McIsaac poses in front of his log cabin with the five fish he has caught.
Bills parents were Mary (nee. Poitras) and John McIsaac, married in Mattawa in 1871. According to Marion Sheedy's (2005) unpublished Autobiography entitled, Growing up in Bissett Creek, the McIsaacs were the first...
The Tooley family garden is in the foreground and their house is in the background. A boy stands at the edge of the garden.
This picture was likely taken in August or September. This time of year is indicated by the height of the corn on the right side of the picture.
Six boys (of various ages) pose for their team picture. A hockey stick was thrust into the bottom right hand corner of the frame when the picture was taken.
Back Row (Left to Right): Malcolm Tooley, "Fats" Boulay, Leonard McIsaac.
Front Row (Left to Right): Ken Tooley, Romeo Boulay,
Two young ladies pose on the C.P.R. mail stand situated next to the Bissett Creek Station House. The mail stand was a popular place to have ones picture taken. There are at least three photographs in the Head, Clara and Maria archives of locals posing on the mail stand.
In this picture, Alvirna...
A toddler sits on the porch roof of a house near the Pembroke Mattawa Road now known as Trans-Canada Hwy 17. Elsie McIsaac is Bill McIsaac and Mary (Meme) McIsaac's Daughter. Her brother is Stanley McIsaac who is featured in the Bissett Creek Hockey picture.
Construction of the Fire Lookout Tower at Bissett Creek. The three individuals in the photograph are unknown, but it is believed they may be the Lands and Forestry employees who built the tower. The Fire Tower was believed to be 50 feet high.
Stanley McIsaac recalls building a Fire Tower on the...
Mrs Carl Price, First Post Offices Traced, North Renfrew Times, Unknown The early history of Renfrew County is traced via the First Post offices and the railway.
Three young ladies pose on a saw horse in front of Bill McIsaac's house.
Left to right: Vivial Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter), Elsie McIsaac (bill's daughter) and Irene Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter).
August 1962 A woman and a boy pose in front of a car. People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
Road bridge and rail bridge crossing Bissett Creek. This is a unique spot because four different levels of transportation (boat, car, train and plane) could be in this spot at once.
1967 Sheedy family Service Station and Snack Bar found in Bissett Creek along Hightway 17. This is the third building erected (1959-1969) by Clarence Vincent Sheedy [1905-1977] for this Service Station. The former station was expropriated to accommodate the relocation of highway 17. The business was...
The Pellerin family poses in front of their homestead.
Back Row (left to right): John (Jack) Pellerin (also in McIsaac Old Place picture), Helen (Nellie) Pellerin Lomas, Maggie Pellerin née McIsaac, Bill Tooley, Bill McIsaac, Florence McIsaac, Hazel Pacholzuk, Charles Pellerin (Patriarch). Middle...