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Gillians to host coffee tree tea at residential hospice

drone photo of Clinton Residential HospiceDave and Lynn Gillians, of Bayfield, are inviting 200 plus of their closest friends, to a “Coffee Tree” Tea at the new Huron Residential Hospice on Nov. 13. (Submitted photo)  

Dave and Lynn Gillians, of Bayfield, are inviting 200 plus of their closest friends, to a “Coffee Tree” Tea at the new Huron Residential Hospice on Nov. 13.

The Tea will run from 3-5 p.m. at the hospice location west of Clinton on Hwy. 8.

All across Huron County “Coffee Tree” events are taking place and now the Gillians would like to raise awareness and money for the residential hospice.

“You won’t be asked to host a ‘Coffee Tree’ at our tea but we will still ask for at least a $10 contribution to our ‘Children’s Room’ Mission,” said Dave Gillians. “Please join us for a cup of tea and see for yourselves this wonderful building and grounds.”

Please RSVP to Dave or Lynn at 519 565-5884.

 the Glee Sisters Version of Dr. suess classic coming soon  

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did NOT.”

Join The Glee Sisters, together with the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS), in exploring the Dr. Suess tale, “The Grinch who Stole Christmas” in Story and Song for the entire family.

This village holiday tradition will be held on Nov. 18 at the Bayfield Town Hall and due to popular demand there will be two shows, the first at 1:30 p.m. followed by another at 3 p.m.

At this special musical event the Optimist Club of Bayfield will be providing a take-away for the first 75 children at each show. After the story and song, attendees are invited to stay for cookies and hot chocolate served courtesy of the BTHHS.

Admission to the performances is a cash or non-perishable food donation to the Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep).

And just in case you miss the show on Nov. 18 The Glee Sisters will be performing it again on Nov. 25 in the upstairs auditorium at the MacKay Centre for Seniors in Goderich starting at 2 p.m.

One Vision - One Plan "Save our Ice" petition now circulating 


Signs are popping up on village lawns and in the surrounding area as the “One Vision One Plan” campaign progresses. The venture is being organized jointly by the Bayfield Facilities Initiative Team (BFIT) and the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA) with the support of the Bayfield Optimist Club.

Anyone wishing these signs bearing the message “Save Our Ice” should contact
Sandy Scotchmer, 519 565-2830; Karen Morrison, 519 902-8631; Ron Keys 519 263-3031 or send a request to the “Bayfield Arena Community Partners” Facebook Page. Members of BFIT, BACPA and the Optimists can also provide signs to people upon request.

These signs are one way area residents can show their support in requesting Bluewater Council keep the ice in the Bayfield Arena past Spring 2018 while the groups work together to determine the future needs of the community with regards to a new facility for all to enjoy.

Another way that area residents can show their support is by signing a petition that is now circulating. The petition can be found at The Spotted Cow, on Bayfield's Main Street North; at the Bayfield Arena and at the Bayfield Public Library. 

Squirrels defeat Lions in annual tree lighting contest 

The Bayfield Lions are waving a flag of surrender! The squirrels in Clan Gregor Square have once again munched their way through the Christmas lights on the large Blue Spruce in the middle of the Square. This tree has been used as the village’s living Christmas tree in the park for a number of years but this year it will be retired.

"We end up spending a lot of money and time buying new Christmas lights every year and bringing in a bucket truck to restring the tree," said Don Vance, president of Bayfield Lions’ Club. "And the task gets bigger and more expensive every year as that Spruce grows taller and taller."

Brodie's Tree Service on Airport Line have graciously offered to donate a 12 to 14 foot cut Blue Spruce from their annual cull of inventory.

"This size of tree is much more manageable to string the lights on and we can save the lights from one year to the next," said Vance. "Lions will be working with Brodies next week to cut, set up and decorate the tree in time for the "Lighting of the Lights" on Friday, Nov. 17 - the opening event for "Christmas in Bayfield."

The Lions contracted with Brodies this fall to plant three mature deciduous trees in the Square to replace the aging and dying maples. Three more will be planted next year. Lions are spending over $9,000 for a tree plan and new mature trees in the Square - part of their contribution to Canada 1-5-0 celebrations.


31302366885_a169986536_k The London Citadel Salvation Army Band is coming to town! On Friday, Nov. 24, they will provide a “Magical Evening of Christmas Music” at the Bayfield Town Hall. For over 20 years this wonderful group has provided Bayfield with an opportunity to come together as a community while getting into the holiday mood. Anyone who has not yet heard them is in for a treat. Come and enjoy fabulous musicians filling the hall with a big brass sound. Tickets are $15 and are available from Patricia Baker at 519 955-1456 or Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled for Dec. 1. (Photo by Jack Pal)




Life at the rink

People are never too old to lace up their skates and take to the ice for “Canada’s Game” and members of the community are invited to come out and watch as the Bayfield Relics have home ice advantage against the Huron Park SF’ers tonight (Nov. 8) at 8:30 p.m.

The Bayfield Relics are an Oldtimers Hockey Team that was founded in 1987. Their home ice is the Bayfield Arena. The Relics play their season schedule versus teams from Huron and Middlesex Counties.

“While the economic impact is uncalculated, it is well known these visiting players often return to Bayfield with their families throughout the year,” said Ron Keys, chair of the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA). 

Santa Claus Parade

The Bayfield Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m.

Organizers are now looking for parade participants. Please email or to register.


Artisan Jan MacLaren, of Bayfield, hosted a special fundraising event in support of the new Huron Residential Hospice on Nov. 4.

She held a Costume Jewelry Sale at her home at 41 Main Street South (Hwy #21). The items were not priced shoppers were simply asked to make a donation with all proceeds going to the hospice that is scheduled to open just outside of Clinton in the Spring of 2018.

MacLaren is pleased to report that, “Thanks to all who supported Jane’s Jewelry Giveaway $575 was raised for Huron Residential Hospice!”

Victorian Christmas 

Members of the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) are looking forward to helping shoppers wrap up their holiday parcels over the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend, Nov. 17-19.

The BHS are holding a Victorian Christmas Gift Wrapping and Ornament Sale over the three days selling Bayfield Landmark and Victorian Ornaments. They will also provide gift wrapping services in “winter woodland’ and “tinsel town” themes.

The services will be offered on Friday, 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All proceeds from the weekend will go to the maintenance of the BHS collection.

Presbyterian church 

PeterBush Rev. Peter Bush

Rev. Peter Bush, moderator of the 143rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, will be preaching at Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the 11 a.m. service.

Rev. Bush was a former summer student at Knox Bayfield in 1988 and served as their Interim Moderator for seven-and-a-half years. He is presently minister at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg.

This past June, the Presbyterian Church of Canada named him as the Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly, the highest court in the Presbyterian Church of Canada.

The members of the congregation are pleased and honored that Bush accepted their invitation to return to Bayfield during his busy schedule as Moderator.

Cookies at the Library 

The holiday season is just around the corner and one event that youngsters will not want to miss is the annual Gingerbread Cookie Decorating at the Bayfield Public Library.

Following the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov. 18, families are invited to join the Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) to decorate their own gingerbread cookie.

This deliciously sweet event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The West Coast Astronomers (WCA) invites everyone to join the WCA, with or without a telescope. The last Star Party for this year will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Bayfield Agricultural Park in Bayfield. The first Star Party for 2018 is scheduled for mid- March.

Visit for more details, locations and times. Each party is limited in the number of participants that can be accommodated. Please use the 'Register Now' button on the 'Star Party' page to reserve a spot. If the sky is not clear on the designated night, the event will be cancelled. If you have doubt on the status of the event please call 519 868-6691. If you are an amateur astronomer, bring your telescope and join the party!


“The Canoe” a beautiful, framed, limited-edition print, by famous Canadian artist Tom Thomson, is being offered for purchase as a fundraiser for the Bayfield River Valley Trails Association (BRVTA).

Adam Bergeron, of Art East, donated the print to the BRVTA, who will be selling it through a Silent Auction. The Bayfield Library has offered to host this event, by displaying the print from now until Nov. 18. Bid sheets are available at the library and can be deposited into an enclosed box during this period. Two members of the BRVTA will open the box on Monday, Nov 20 and the highest bidder will become the new owner of this beautiful print. If the highest bid is a tie, a draw will be made to determine the winner.

The print measures 33” x 38” and will make a beautiful statement in someone’s home or make a wonderful Christmas gift.




six new doctors join the staff of goderich hospital 

IMG_3672Dr. Patrick Conlon welcomed Dr. Phil Neilsen as the newest member to the Psychiatry Team at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital. (Submitted photos)  

Six new doctors have joined the roster at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) in Goderich. Dr. T Nicolae, Dr. M Renaud, Dr N Rittenhouse and Dr. Mark Duckworth, in Family Practice; Dr. P Neilsen, in Psychiatry and Dr. Aaron Daters for General Surgery.

Bruce Quigley, AMGH president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said, “We are very pleased to have this group of well qualified and skilled physicians join the Medical Team. AMGH prides itself in providing excellent primary and secondary healthcare services to patients and their families in Huron, Bruce and Perth Counties and these new physicians will play an important role in helping us to maintain that high quality care close to home.”

Dr. Tiffaney Kittmer, AMGH General Surgeon, said “I am truly delighted about the successful recruitment of Dr. Aaron Daters, our new full-time, permanent general surgeon. We received a number of applicants, but Dr. Daters stood out among the rest as someone with a stellar reputation who was keenly interested in serving the rural population and in returning to the area in which he grew up.”

IMG_3676General Surgeon, Dr. Aaron Daters

Dr. Daters quite literally went the extra mile and travelled from Saskatoon to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to do additional training in Cesarean sections, which is a skill that is no longer taught in typical urban general surgical programs yet is vital in rural Ontario, especially in towns where the roads close in the winter!

With the addition of Dr. Daters AMGH can now provide 24/7 access to emergency general surgery and labor and delivery services for the Community. He grew up in Exeter, ON, attending Exeter Public School and South Huron District High School. He went on to university at the University of Western Ontario and graduated in 2008 with an Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences. He studied medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine at Western and graduated in 2012. During medical school, he decided that he would like to specialize in General Surgery.

Dr. Daters travelled to Saskatoon to complete his residency training at the University of Saskatchewan. While in Saskatoon, he was able to complete his training while being part of various committees, such as the Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan and the Undergraduate Surgery Education Committee. Dr. Daters found educating medical students to be very rewarding and he was awarded with the Department of Surgery Bronze Shovel Award for his contribution to undergraduate medical education in 2016. To further his training, Dr. Daters travelled to Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, SK to pursue additional training in Caesarean sections.

Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Daters happily returned to Huron County to work at AMGH. He looks forward to contributing to the wealth of medical care already in Goderich and providing specialist care within the local community. He will be seeing patients with a wide variety of elective and emergency surgical issues. With his additional training in Caesarean section surgery, Dr. Daters will be joining Dr. Julie Moore and Dr. Tiffaney Kittmer to support the 24/7 obstetrical care available at AMGH.

Dr. Daters feels right at home at AMGH. Staff, nurses and physicians greeted him warmly within the hospital community. He was even welcomed with Culbert’s Bakery’s delicious cream puffs on his first day! Dr. Daters could not be happier to be in Goderich and is looking forward to an exciting career at AMGH.

Gwen Devereaux, Physician Recruitment lead for AMGH noted, “Our surgical department at AMGH is active and going strong - and we thank you all for your continued generous support of our program over the years in the hospital's fundraising endeavors to keep our equipment up-to-date and top notch.

She added, “We are so glad that Dr. Daters has moved to Goderich and joined our surgical team, helping us to continue to provide quality surgical care to you and your loved ones, close to home. Let's give Dr. Daters and his wife Kaley a warm welcome to Goderich.”

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Phil Neilsen to Huron County. We are fortunate to have an experienced psychiatrist who has interest in general psychiatric practice and local familiarity. He will strengthen our inpatient program in Goderich and enhance our county wide services particularly in the Seaforth area,” said Dr. Patrick Conlon, Chief of Psychiatry at AMGH.

Devereaux is very happy to announce that this is the largest medical team they have attracted to the community.

“It is no secret that our goal for some time has been to make sure all of our people in the region are able to have a family physician. Having another full time psychiatric and surgeon provides increased service to all of our patients. Congratulation to our Community Recruitment Committee, AMGH And Maitland Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT) for their contributions towards this success!” she said.

The MVFHT is pleased to share significant advancements to local primary care at the Maitland Valley Medical Centre including the addition of four new physicians.

Mark and Kelsey for press releaseDr. Mark Duckworth and his wife, Kelsey, a Registered Nurse, who is the primary nurse for his practice.

Dr. Mark Duckworth has taken over the former practice of Dr. R. Lal, who retired after many years of dedicated service. Dr. Duckworth graduated from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine (London campus) and completed his Family Medicine residency with the MVFHT. His wife Kelsey, a Registered Nurse, is the primary nurse for his practice and is providing Women’s Health services with her advanced training. Born and raised in Goderich, Dr. Duckworth and his family are well known in the community. He looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional care to a large family practice, in addition to providing emergency and in-patient care at AMGH.

IMG_1647Dr. Tiberiu Nicolae

A graduate from the Faculty of Medicine at the University in Montreal, Dr. Tiberiu Nicolae joins the Maitland Valley Family Health Team after completing his residency in northern Quebec in 2015. He notes that his experience in providing rural healthcare, before establishing his family practice, makes the Town of Goderich a perfect fit for him. Dr. Nicolae works in the emergency department and provides in-patient care at AMGH while he continues to build his family practice.

Dr. Neil Rittenhouse joined the MVFHT in December of 2016 and is also building his practice while balancing his commitments in obstetrics, the emergency department and providing in-patient care. Dr. Rittenhouse is a graduate of Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine (Windsor campus), and credits his positive experience during his residency with the MVFHTin deciding where he and his wife, Karen, would call home.

Dr Neil RittenhouseDr. Neil Rittenhouse  

IMG_3798Dr. Monique Renaud

Dr. Monique Renaud said, "I have been doing locums for the last two years and have really enjoyed working with the Maitland Valley FHT. It has been great working with Dr Natuik and getting to know her patients and I look forward to being here now on a more permanent basis."

In order to accommodate the growing MVFHT, a new wing of the Maitland Valley Medical Centre became operational in early 2017, with the support of the Town of Goderich.

Lastly, as a result of new team members and a new addition to the Medical Centre itself, the MVFHT is pleased to report that the orphan patient waiting list has been reduced significantly. It is now recommended that patients that have had to seek a physician outside of our community, or do not have a physician, contact the MVFHT at 519 524-6060 Ext. 240 to ensure they secure a place on the patient waiting list.

Gateway a clinical practicum site for nursing students 

IMG_3787Gwen Devereaux, preceptor, is shown with students Ally Timmermans (left) and Jolanda Smith. (Submitted photo)  

Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) was approached in early autumn by Nipissing University to act as a clinical practicum site for nursing students. In September, Bachelor of Science in Nursing students Jolanda Smith and Ally Timmermans joined Registered Nurse (RN) Gwen Devereaux at the CERH offices in Goderich to engage in a 12-week Community Health clinical practicum project. The practicum was so successful that in 2018, two more Nipissing University nursing students will begin their practicum training.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with these nurses,” said RN Devereaux and Vice-President Gateway CERH Board of Directors, who served as the students’ preceptor. “It is always important to introduce health professionals to Huron County with the hope they will return to work in this area. Their project is focused on developing a resource manual while researching the gaps in programs for seniors in this area. This is great work, assisting us as we move forward with developing a regional geriatric program centered in Goderich.”

Smith, from Brussels, ON, has been a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) since 2015. She currently works through Fanshawe College as a Personal Support Worker instructor and at the Fordwich Village Nursing Home. As well, she is a student in the RPN to BScN nursing program through Nipissing University. Smith will be graduating in December 2018.

Timmermans is an RPN who is studying for her BScN to become a Registered Nurse. She graduated from the RPN program at St Clair College in 2012, and has been working for the past five years. She currently works full-time in adult mental health and plans to graduate in April 2018.
“Gateway has been a great resource throughout this placement. The people were very welcoming and informative about the geriatric population in this area. We have enjoyed this placement and are happy to have such a great place for our community assignment,” agreed Smith and Timmermans.

“Our students have a lot to offer because of their experience as Registered Practical Nurses along with the knowledge they are gaining in their Nursing degree program, said Wenda Caswell, Program manager for Nipissing University. “This placement opportunity at Gateway CERH is a ‘win-win’ situation both for our students and for seniors in the local community.”



soups and sweets

St. James’ Church, Middleton presents their Soup and Sweets Luncheon to be held on Nov. 19 after their 11 a.m. service.

The congregation invites everyone to come and join them for delicious homemade soups and desserts about noon. Of course all are invited to come for the worship service as well if they wish.

Those who attend can help make a little one’s Christmas brighter by making a Free Will Offering with all proceeds going to the Huron County Christmas Bureau.

St. James’ is located at the Corner of Tipperary Line and Bayfield Road (77397 Tipperary Line).


The Home4Good Info Hub operates on Monday afternoons at the Bayfield Public Library from 1-3 p.m.

The Hub helps seniors in the Bayfield area find local community services, resources and supports. Volunteers will assist in finding relevant information for daily living, overall health and wellbeing.

‪To learn more visit:


The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to invite all in the community to join them in some inclusive, neutral conversation over a cup of a hot brew.

“Coffee & Conversation” will be held at the Bayfield Public Library every Wednesday until March from 2-3:30 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for people to meet their neighbors, learn about the village and share their know how with others.


The St. Joseph and Area Historical Society will be hosting a Remembrance Day Service at St. Joseph Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11.

All are welcome to visit the St. Joseph, ON community for this service starting at 11 a.m.

Harmonies for Hospice

Nov. 24 is the date set for “Harmonies and Harp for Hospice” a concert to be held at Heartland Community Church in Clinton.

The venue located at 52 Victoria Street will host The MacKay Choristers with special guest Vocalist John De Jager and Harpist Mary Ross.

All donations will go to Huron Hospice Volunteer Services.

To learn more contact Tony at 519 482-7116. 

Alzheimer Society

November is make a will month and as a survey by Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Co suggests that more than 50 per cent of Canadians do not have a will it couldn’t be a better time to create one.

Anyone with assets, even if it is just a bank account, should have a will. These pieces of paper can protect family, give peace of mind and save on taxes.

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County is hosting a “Will, Estate and Financial Planning Seminar” with a panel of experts at the Huron County Museum in Goderich on Nov. 16.

Both an afternoon and evening session will be held with Colleen Bradley, Chief Development officer, Planned Giving Alzherimer Society of Ontario; Glenn Hayter, accountant, Hayter and Associates Ltd.; and Quinn Ross, lawyer, The Ross Firm.

The afternoon session will run from 2-4 p.m. while the evening seminar will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The event is free. To learn more visit or reserve a spot by calling 519 482-1482.

stepping out safely 

Staying active as you age maintains strength and balance, which is why dancing is one way to prevent falls!

November is Fall Prevention month, and the Health Unit, along with the Huron-Perth Stepping Out Safely (HPSOS) network, encourages residents to try some toe-tapping this month.

“Falls are the number one cause of injury in Huron County, and can lead to fractures, chronic pain, or loss of independence,” said Alycia Kelly, Public Health promoter. “Falls are not a normal part of aging and can be prevented.”

“Staying active as you age maintains strength and balance, which helps prevent falls,” said Kelly, who is also co-chair of Huron-Perth Stepping Out Safely. “Dancing is a great way to stay active as well as meet new people and have fun.”

There are a variety of activities happening in Huron County that include dance. Check your local event listings on the radio, newspaper, or community bulletin to find out what’s happening in your area.

It can also be as simple as turning on some music at home and moving to the beat. Make sure you have a safe space to dance by following these tips:
• Wear proper footwear
• Use your assistive devices (if needed)
• Have good lighting
• Make sure the space is clear from any tripping hazards. Before you “cut a rug”, remove any actual area rugs or scatter mats or tape down the edges.

HPSOS is a network of organizations across Huron and Perth counties working together to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.

Wind Turbine Study 

Recruitment has begun for the Huron County Wind Turbine Study about Noise, Vibration, and Light.

Residents of Huron County who live within 10 KMs of a wind turbine are eligible to participate. There is no limit on the number of eligible participants who can register for the study. Eligible participants can sign up until Oct. 1, 2018.

Those organizing the study want to hear from those who do and do not have difficulties with wind turbines so they can look at differences between the two groups.

Participation involves returning a completed consent form, doing the Registration Survey, and completing the Observation Diary. Those conducting the study are asking participants to complete the Observation Diary at least one week every month during the 12 month data collection period. A map showing which areas are eligible can be found at

For more information, please visit or call 519 482-3416 or 1-877-837-6143.

United Way

How do you best deliver services to the community? What issues need to be addressed? Those are the type of questions United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is looking to answer with New Initiative Grant funding.

“The New Initiative Grant process is a great opportunity for the community,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “It’s a way to respond to emerging needs, test service models, support smaller projects and help pilot new ones.”

New Initiative Grants provide up to $20,000 for one year for projects developed by registered Canadian charities or not-for-profits who are planning to, or already deliver social and community services in Perth and/or Huron County.

Expressions of interest can be submitted to UWPH until Friday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Submissions will then be reviewed based on eligibility requirements and organizations will be notified whether or not their initiative has been approved to move on to the full application stage. Full applications must then be submitted by Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

“Past grant recipients, like the iVolunteer Perth-Huron website project, have addressed service gaps in interesting and innovative ways,” said Erb. “We’re looking forward to seeing what plans organizations have to help us address needs and continue to build strong communities.”

For more details on New Initiative Grant funding, please visit, or contact Megan Partridge, director of Governance and Community Impact, at 519 271-7730 Ext. 225 or email

United Way Perth-Huron is 100 per cent local and supports almost 50 organizations and services across Perth and Huron Counties. To help United Way support these local services, donations are gladly accepted. To donate Call 519 271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit


From now until Nov. 17 the Municipality of Bluewater will be conducting their Fall Leaf Pick Up.

All bags must be placed at the curb for pick up. All leaves must be in brown paper bags. Brush and garbage will not be picked up.

Bayfield, Hensall and Zurich have daily pick up routes while Brucefield, Dashwood and Varna have weekly routes.

Resident should also note that leaves and brush could also be taken to the Stanley Landfill during regular hours free of charge. They can also be disposed of at the Green Waste Facility in Hensall located at the West end of Richmond Street SW.






Volume 8 

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. 

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier. 

This week, Stu Sturgeon was photographed in uniform in 1942. Does anyone remember him?(Archives Code: PB12 1b) 

PB12 1b Remember Me 436 

Make your on any image and it will take you to Flickr.



PB10028 PC Remember Me 434 

In Issue 434, Mrs Emily Osmond and Mrs Hewson are pictured in this image taken around 1925. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10028 PC)


PB12 1b Remember Me 345 

In Issue 435, Robert L MacLeod was photographed in uniform on Bayfield's Main Street circa 1942. Does anyone remember him? (Archives Code: PB12 1b) 

Cathy MacLeod wrote in to say that she does indeed remember this handsome sailor as he was her father! Thank you for sharing Cathy.




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lest we forget

generous crowd gathers to remember

IMG_0412Warm temperatures and overcast skies graced the Service of Remembrance held in Clan Gregor Square on the morning of Nov. 5.  

IMG_0416  A generous crowd witnessed the laying of 22 wreaths at the Bayfield Cenotaph on Sunday morning, Nov. 5.  

IMG_0418Members of the Bayfield and Area Fire Department in dress uniform as well as current and retired servicemen and women attended Sunday's service in Clan Gregor Square.  

 IMG_0420MP Ben Lobb paid his respects on behalf of the Government of Canada.

IMG_0426Gary Brandon laid a wreath for World War I and II.  

IMG_0428Janice Nelson laid a wreath in memory of those who fought in the war in Bosnia and Hersegovina while Tony Hutchings placed a wreath for the Korean War.  

IMG_0438Jaci Van Altena represented the HMCS Provost at the wreath laying ceremony.


IMG_0440Members of the 3144 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps from Clinton laid a wreath at the Bayfield Remembrance Day service on Nov. 5.

IMG_0443Tim Hoover, on behalf of the Bayfield Fire Department approached the cenotaph to lay a wreath on Sunday morning.  

 IMG_0448Ivan Norris approached the cenotaph to lay a wreath on behalf of Knox Presbyterian Church.

IMG_0457James Cann, laid a wreath in memory of his brother Stewart Cann, a local boy who died in World War II and whose image is one of those featured at the cenotaph. He was assisted by Mary Ellen Cann.

IMG_0469Jessica Langan performed The Last Post and Reveille on trumpet.  


Warm temperatures and overcast skies graced the Service of Remembrance held in Clan Gregor Square on the morning of Nov. 5. A generous crowd gathered at the cenotaph to honor the community's casualties of war. This year the services marked 100 years since the Battle of Vimy Ridge and also the 150th birthday of Canada.

The Roll of Honor for both World Wars was read out at the service. Our soldiers lost in the 1914-1918 conflict were: Edward Adley, Arthur Clarke, Harvey Currie, Kenneth Currie, Russel Erwin, Victor Evens, Allen McDonald, Robert McLeod and Wilfred Toms. Those men lost in the battles of 1939-1945 were: Charles Stewart Cann, Robert David James Hopson and Richard V. Weston.

Many poignant moments were noted during the wreath laying ceremony. The wreaths were laid by: Gary Brandon, World War I and II; Jaci Van Altena, HMCS Provost; Rick Shropshall, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #140; Janice Nelson, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Greg Henderson, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars; Keith Tarnawski, Gulf Wars I and II; Tony Hutchings, Korean War; Olga Palmer, U.N. Peacekeepers; Ben Lobb, Government of Canada; Bill Stevenson, Province of Ontario; Bill Whetstone, Municipality of Bluewater; Ethan Mackenzie, in memory of Maj. the Rev. George Youmatoff; cadets from 3144 RCACC, Canadian Army and Air Cadets; Tim Hoover, Bayfield and Area Fire Department; Paul Spittal, Trinity Anglican Church; John Davies, St. Andrew’s United Church; Ivan Norris, Knox Presbyterian Church; Joyce McIlwain, Bayfield Optimists; Don Vance, Bayfield Lions; Leanne Kavanagh, Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce; James Cann, in memory of his brother Stewart Cann; Kathleen and Leora Greer-Armour, Shea-Lynn Bradley and Ella Dowson, members of Bayfield Sparks for Bayfield Guiding.

The service was presided over by chaplain, Rev. Nick Vandermey. Jessica Langan performed The Last Post and The Reveille on the trumpet. Tom and Marilyn McMahon were in charge of distributing the wreaths.

Following the service at the cenotaph participants were invited to attend a church service and refreshments at St. Andrew’s United Church.

IMG_0419Paul Spittal (left) placed a wreath for Trinity Anglican Church and Councilor for the Bayfield Ward, Bill Whestone, laid a wreath on behalf of the Municipality of Bluewater.

IMG_0421Bill Stevenson approached the cenotaph to lay a wreath for the Province of Ontario.

IMG_0423Tom McMahon handed a wreath to Rick Shropshall who then placed it on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 140 in Clinton.  

IMG_0427Marilyn McMahon was in charge of distributing the wreaths.  

IMG_0435 Greg Henderson saluted after he laid a wreath in remembrance of those who fought in the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

IMG_0436Olga Palmer laid a wreath on behalf of U.N. Peaceekeepers.  

IMG_0446 John Davies placed a wreath on behalf of the congregation of St. Andrew's United Church.

IMG_0462Members of the Bayfield Sparks laid a wreath for Bayfield Guiding. Guider Kathleen Greer-Armour held the hand of her daughter Leora, while Ella Dowson carried the wreath and Shea-Lynn Bradley approached the cenotaph carrying the Spark flag.  

IMG_0467Tom McMahon,of the Clinton Legion Branch 140, placed the last wreath of the service on which people were invited to place their poppies.  



PIXILATED — image of the week


Jack-o-lanterns...By Bonnie Sitter

Email your photo in Jpeg format to with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued







Melody Falconer-Pounder


Seven hundred and eighteen (as of Nov. 7) - that is the number of people who signed the online petition to “Preserve Bayfield, Ontario’s heritage culture – say “No to corporate encroachment.” Seven hundred and eighteen voices that Bluewater Council failed to consider when they approved the site plan for a Tim Hortons and Esso convenience store on the land to the south of the grocery store plaza on Monday night. In a recorded vote, only Bayfield's one voice, that of Councilor Bill Whetstone voted against it. 

The Bayfield Tims could be in operation by the end of summer 2018 joining the market with the two in Goderich, one in Clinton, one in Grand Bend, one in Seaforth and so on and so on.

The land was zoned for such a development but in its current state it appears to be in direct contradiction of the Bluewater Official Plan. This is of great concern not only to villagers but visitors who consider Bayfield to be one of the last vestiges of old world charm in Ontario. Bayfield is not a “McVillage", as one petitioner noted. 

The petition offers forth many interesting and thought provoking comments as to why many people are not in favor of the development. Comments that one would hope would be food for thought for council as they make their final vote on the subject on Nov. 20th.

Take some time over a cup of Coastal or Shop Bike Coffee today and read them. The link is below. – Melody

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at or call 519-525-3830.


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Bayfield Foodland
Outside Projects
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Bayfield Garage
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The Dock's Restaurant
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Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
Web publisher/Graphic Designer: Dennis Pal
Advertising Sales: Mike Dixon
Logo Design: Kyle Vanderburgh, Goderich Print Shop
Special thanks to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce
Breeze Committee:Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder