Head, Clara and Maria Local History
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Bill McIsaac Holding his Catch
 
ImageMysteries:    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 According to Marion Sheedy's (2005) unpublished Autobiography entitled, Growing up in Bissett Creek, the McIsaacs were the first...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 First School House at Bissett Creek
 
ImageMysteries:    A lone figure stands in the entrance of Bissett Creek's first schoolhouse. It's a Winter scene. The small structure in the white pines to the right is the outhouse. The Ottawa River lay just behind the hill in the background of this picture. The schoolhouse was replaced by a new one room...
Tooley's House on Bissett Road
 
ImageMysteries:    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.
Bissett Creek Hockey Team
 
ImageMysteries:    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, Stanley...
C.P.R. Mail Stand, Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    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...
Elsie McIsaac 
ImageMysteries:    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.
C.P.R. Handcar, Aylen Siding 
ImageMysteries:    Maintenance workers for Canadian Pacific Railway near Aylen Siding pose on a handcar. The individuals in this photograph are unknown. Maintenance workers used to travel up and down the rail lines on handcars to maintain and repair the track when necessary.
Fire Tower at Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    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...
Honour Roll: Members of St. Zephirin's Parish, Stonecliffe Ont., Who Enlisted with Canada's Fighting Forces 
TextMysteries:    Document lising the members of St. Zephirin's Parish, Stonecliffe Ontario, who enlisted during World War I and World War II. The Head, Clara and Maria Veterans Project is seeking photographs of the following veterans: Edward Chamberlain a world war II veteran.
Honour Roll: Members of St Narcissus Parish, Mackey Ontario, Who Enlisted with Canada's Fighting Forces
 
TextMysteries:    Document listing members of St Narcissus Parish, Mackey Ontario, who enlisted with Canada's Fighting Forces in WWI & WWII. The Head, Clara and Maria Veterans Project is seeking photographs of the following veterans: Laporte, Charles; Latour, Réné.
Separate School Open in Deux Rivieres 
TextImageMysteries:  Pembroke Daily Observer, September 29 1958  CUTTING THE RIBBON for the new Deux Rivieres bilingual separate school Sunday afternoon was Rene Houle. Behind Mr. Houle stands Rev. Brown, parish priest. Bilingual School At Deux Rivieres More than 100 interested spectators gathered at Deux Rivieres Sunday afternoon for ...
First Post Offices Traced 
TextMysteries:  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.
Bill McIsaac's Three Daughters 
ImageMysteries:    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).
Workers Employed by the Building of the Swisha Dam 
ImageMysteries:  1946  Men sitting at a picnic table inside a meal tent at a work camp for the Rapides-des-Joachims dam. These men were in charge of the cutting of the "slash". These men were in charge of cutting all the timber in preparation for the rising water levels caused by the building of the Swisha dam at Les...
Opening of Separate School in Deux Rivieres c. 1958 
ImageMysteries:  September 1958  Politicians pose for a picture taken inside the new (c.1958) Bilingual Separate School in Deux Rivieres, Ontario. Unknown man, Loretta Boissonneault, Ed Fisher (MP of Renfrew), unknown man, unknown man.
Ribbon Cutting at the Deux-Rivières Bilingual Separate School c.1958 
ImageMysteries:  September 1958  Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Deux Rivières Bilingual Separate School. Rene Houle (cutting the ribbon),Father Brown, and Loretta Boissonneault.
Woman and Child From Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:  August 1962  A woman and a boy pose in front of a car. People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
Helicopter Lands in Deux Rivieres 
ImageMysteries:  1959-1961  Photograph of children posing with a helicopter. Photograph believed to have been taken between 1959-1961. From Right: Bonnie Resmer, Diane LeClair, Candice Resmer, Trina Cotnam (little blonde girl), Diane Boissonneault (little one leaning on the helicopter), Andy Boissonneault. Pilot, unknown.
Demolition of St. Lawrence Parish, Deux Rivières c.1969 
ImageMysteries:  1969  A crane with a wrecking ball idles next to St. Lawrence Parish, Deux Rivières.
Inside St. Lawrence Parish, Deux Rivières, ON c.1957 
ImageMysteries:  1957  Three children and a Priest stand before a church alter. Father J.K. O'Brien, Bonnie Resmer, Unknown, Ivan Boissonneault.
Children After Confirmation St. Lawrence Parish, Deux Rivières 
ImageMysteries:  1958  Six children pose, two holding certificates, with the Ottawa River in the background. Priscilla Boissonneault, Candice Resmer, Bonnie Resmer, Wayne Resmer, Andy Boissonneault, Ivan Boissonneault.
Couple Poses on The Bridge to Swisha 
ImageMysteries:    Jeannette (Boudreau) and James (Jim) Charbonneau Standing on the Swisha bridge. Prior to the construction of a hydro-electric dam in 1950, the village site of Rapides-des-Joachims (Swisha) was not an island. The rising water flooded an old river bed from the north through Lake McConnell. (Source:...
Ernie Boudreau
 
ImageMysteries:    A young Ernie Boudreau poses on a Pontiac which is parked on a stretch of highway 17 that overlooks the Ottawa River. The reflection of A fire tower can be seen on the hood of the car. The car belonged to Sam Clouthier.
Stonecliffe Country Store 
ImageMysteries:  February 14 1951  Gasoline pumps are in the foreground of the photograph taken in the winter. The Demarco Family store, covered in signs is in the background. Signs: Coca Cola Pepsi Winchester Cigarettes Dunlop Black Cat Cigarettes
Two Ladies in Lawn chairs at the Seniors Picnic c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Two ladies sit on lawn chairs in the shade at the Seniors Picnic held at Old Mackey's Park c. 1985. Seven people in the background. Caped well also visible in the background. Margarete Boudreau and Jenine Lapping sit on lawn chairs in the shade.
The Panke's: Seniors Picnic Old Mackey's Park c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Five people are in the photograph. Photograph composed around the couple in the middle of the frame. Elmer Panke, Elsie Panke (Nee McIsaac), Shela Sennack.
Our Lady of the Snows 40th Anniversary Pamphlet 
TextImageMysteries:  Octobeer 8, 1989, 1-4  Pamphlet created for Our Lady of the Snows 40th anniversary celebration and mass in Stonecliffe Ontario.
Our Lady of the Snows congregation at the opening of the new church on June 18, 1950 
ImageMysteries:  18 Jun 1950  This is a picture of the congregation attending the official opening of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Stonecliffe, ON on June 18, 1950 Official Opening of the Church June 18/1950
Bridges at Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    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.
Sheedy Family Service Station (c.1967) 
ImageMysteries:  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...
Seniors Picnic, Old Mackey's Park, c.1985 
ImageMysteries:  Jun 1985  Photograph taken in a crowd at the 1985 seniors picnic in Old Mackey's Park. Mr. Plourde, Doug Antler, Jim Allison.
Official opening of OLS church on June 18, 1950, viewed from across highway 
ImageMysteries:  18 Jun 1950  Group of people viewed from behind, facing OLS Priest's house Official Opening of Our Lady of the Snows Church Stonecliffe, June 18,1950.
Winterfest Log sawing Competition 
ImageMysteries:  7 Feb 1986  Two women, competing against other pairs, saw a birth trunk on the side of the community center. Joan Charbonneau (in white) and Doris Donnelly (in Pink).
Opening Ceremonies for Our Lady of The Snows Church c.1950 
ImageMysteries:  18 Jun 1950  This picture shows the consecration of Our Lady of the Snows Church on Highway 17 in Stonecliffe, Ontario. This church was built to replace St. Zephirin's Parish Church destroyed in the flooding of the Ottawa River for the hydro-electric power dam at Rapides-Des-Joachims. Church opened Dec....
St. Narcissus Parish 
ImageMysteries:  Pre 1949  Photograph of St. Narcissus Parish and Priests house in Mackey Station. The first chapel was built in Mackey in 1891 and blessed by Bishop Narcisse Zephirin Lorrain in 1895. This photograph was likely taken between 1940-1942 when the poster commemorating the first three Pastors was created....
Our Lady of the Snows Church 
ImageMysteries:    Our Lady of the Snows Church with highway 17 in the foreground. The photographer is facing south. Modern Vehicle to the right of the church. This picture was likely taken in the late 1990s or early 2000s. First Baptism- Pat Charbonneau-December 11, 1949 First Wedding- Muriel Francoeur + Hiriam...
All-In-One Stonecliff 
ImageMysteries:  Early 1920s  Photograph of main Street Stonecliffe in the 1920s. Railway tracks cut through the bottom left hand corner. The general store is in the foreground, next to it is St. Zephirin's church, to the left of the church is the C.P.R. section house and partially cut off on the left hand side is the train...
Badge Worn by The Reeve for Head, Clara and Maria c.1969-1970 
ObjectImageMysteries:  1960  Embroidered Badge worn by the Reeve of Head, Clara and Maria Township during her 1969-1970 term. Loretta Boisonneault, Reeve for Head Clara and Maria 1969 to 1970 wore this Township badge on her blazer at Renfrew County Council Meetings. Reeves in Renfrew county had to buy a blue blazer and wear...
Carnival Time Button, Stonecliffe ca.1993 
ObjectImageMysteries:  1993  Button design for the 1993 Stonecliffe winter carnival.
Carnival Time, Stonecliffe ca. 1990 
ObjectImageComments:Mysteries:  1990  Button design for the 1990 Stonecliffe Winter Carnival. Carnival Time, Stonecliffe Ont. Feb. 3, 1990. 544

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