Bookmark and Share   Nov. 2, 2016   Vol. 8 Week 45 Issue 383




192A6130 Countless numbers of volunteers roamed The Ashwood Woods on Saturday night crafting frights at every turn.

Close to 700 people came for a stroll in The Ashwood Woods on Saturday night, perhaps they weren’t expecting to be followed by chain saw wielding “humans”, or to be startled by “creatures” popping out from behind trees, or out of leaves or from under logs…but that is exactly what happened.

It was a whole lot of ghoulish fun raising $2,300 to be shared between Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Huron as well as Blue Bayfield.

Editor’s note: This is just a “trick or tease” of all the scares...we will share more next issue as well as provide a list of all the wonderful volunteer groups and businesses that made this hallowed bash happen.

Dave Loerchner, of DL Creations, was let loose in The Ashwood Woods on Saturday night and he channeled his evil lumberjack side. Not to worry he generally uses his chainsaw for good transforming wood into beautiful furniture pieces.

192A6135 Visitors to The Ashwood Woods were in for quite a few scary and clever chills!

Marcie Mclean, dared to go into The Ashwood Woods on Saturday evening. She was very brave indeed because some of these ghosts proved to be more than "for display only".

192A6172 Laney Hayter,, of 1st Bayfield Pathfinders, was both cute and creepy as she stood vigil over the doll cemetery themed station hosted by Bayfield Guiding.

Vintage adults can have the time of their lives tomorrow 

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Bayfield’s Home for Good will host “The ‘Time of Our Lives’ Expo” on Nov. 3 and it is shaping up to be a really great day for those enjoying a vintage adults’ lifestyle!

The Expo will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who attend the Expo can learn about everything from new rules to be followed when executing someone’s will to tricks for making downsizing easier. Watch exercise demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, try out a massage or even take a test drive on one of the motorized scooters from Michael’s Pharmasave. Lunch and other snacks will be on sale courtesy of Charles Street Market and attendees may want to sample menu items from the Bluewater Rest Home’s Meals on Wheels program.

Schedule of Events:

10:30‐11 a.m - Easy Exercises to do at home (One Care demonstration)
11 a.m. to noon – Downsizing Seminar (Just in Time Professional Organizer, Pauline Huffman)
noon to 1 p.m. - Bayfield Ukulele Society entertains with singalong favorites
1-2 p.m – Executor Responsibilities & Estate Planning Workshop (with Neil Murray from TD Wealth Management
2-3 p.m. – Housing Issues in Bayfield (Dave McLaren)
3-3:30 p.m. – Tai Chi & Pole Walking Demos

Exhibitors have been so generous that organizers should be able to draw for a door prize every half hour. Gift baskets, locally roasted coffee, and credits towards various services have already arrived. 

Exhibitors at the event will be: Bayfield Hearing Clinic, Bayfield Mews Lifestyles+, Boomers Magazine, Boughen Foot Care, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), CCAC Self Management Program, Elder Abuse Prevention Group, Goderich Place Retirement Residence, Harbour Hills Retirement Suites, Huron County Alzheimer Society, Huron County Library, Huron Hospice, Just In Time Solutions Professional Organizer, Michael’s Pharmasave – Mobility Aids, One Care Home & Community Support Services, One Care Exercise & Polewalkers, Registered Massage Therapist: L. Dietz, Robin Hood Tours, Shop4U – Bayfield’s Personal Shopper, South West HealthLine, Taoist Tai Chi, The Spa in Bayfield, Tuckersmith Communications (TCC), and West Huron Care Centre: Bluewater Rest Home.

The Expo is made possible with funding from the Province of Ontario.

For more information see Home4Good on Facebook or visit our website 

It's going to be a Charlie Brown Christmas this year 

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) together with the Glee Sisters presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas Story and Song for the Entire Family” on Nov. 19.

There will be two shows at the town hall at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The entrance fee is a non-perishable food item or a cash donation for the Bayfield Foodbank (Feed My Sheep).

The Bayfield Optimist Club and the Glee Sisters will be providing miniature trees to the children attending the show decorated “a la Charlie Brown” and these will have a care label attached for future planting.

Cookies and hot chocolate will be served courtesy the BTHHS.

On Dec. 3, the Glee Sisters will offer a performance of this production at The Livery in Goderich starting at 2 p.m. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for the Foodbank in Goderich.


Lest we forget 

Remembrance Day 2016 will mark 100 years since the 161st Huron Battalion marched off to war. That is just one reason the community is encouraged to honor all those who have endeavored to keep the citizens of this country safe for decades as well as those who continue to do so on a daily basis.

The Village of Bayfield will celebrate Remembrance Day on Nov. 6 starting at 10:45 a.m. at the cenotaph in Clan Gregor Square.

Bayfield’s services are held on the Sunday prior to Nov. 11, when musicians and clergy can avail themselves to the smaller centres.

The outdoor portion of the ceremony will begin with a parade of veterans, legion representatives, and local members of Guiding and Scouting marching along Main Street to the cenotaph.

Those who attend the service are invited back to Trinity Anglican Church for refreshments.

In addition, on Nov. 11, a Remembrance Day Service will be held in St. Joseph Memorial Park located at the corner of the Zurich-Hensall Road and Hwy. 21. St. Joseph & Area Historical Society is hosting the service.


The Little Inn of Bayfield invites everyone to an evening of suspense, murder and intrigue! As they host a Murder Mystery extravaganza on Nov. 5.

“The Black Pearl Murder Mystery” will be presented by Bayfield’s very own talented author and historian, Judy Keightley and will feature many local and notable village talents.

The dinner and show is $58 per person. There is limited seating so people are encouraged to call 1-800-565-1832 to reserve their seat.

Christmas Bureau 

The Huron County Christmas Bureau will soon be up and operating for 2016 and the coordinators for the Clinton Bureau, Rosemary Edward and Dianne Weber, are already putting out the call for volunteers.

The Clinton United Church is the location for the Clinton Bureau. Volunteers are needed for Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 for sorting and Dec. 5 to Dec. 8 for distribution week. Also a driver is needed on Nov. 14 to deliver collection boxes from Clinton to locations in Bayfield.

Anyone interested in volunteering can reach Weber at 519 482-5334 or at

Bridge and mah jongg 

Those people who enjoy playing cards should mark on their calendars a special fundraising event for the Bayfield Town Hall

A Bridge and Mah Jongg Social will be held at the town hall today ( Nov. 2) starting at 1 p.m. A Wine and Cheese Party will follow the games.

Please call 519 565-2202 for more information or to buy a ticket.


Anyone wishing to learn how to play Mah Jongg should consider coming out for lessons to be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Mondays in November.

A simplified version of the game will be taught initially on Nov. 14, 21 and 28 starting at 1 p.m. The cost for the three lessons is $10.

Please call 519 565-2202 to reserve your spot.

Flu Clinic

It is Flu shot season once again. The Bluewater Area Family Health Team is now holding Influenza Clinics within the municipality.

The next clinic will be held at the Zurich Community Centre today (Nov. 2) from 4-6 p.m.

The Bluewater and Area Family Health Team will also provide shots at their Zurich location Monday thru Thursday from now until Nov. 30 from 1-2 p.m.

Those people receiving the shot are asked to wear a top with sleeves that will roll up easily and also bring their OHIP Health Card.

Weavers and Quilters 

The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers and The Goderich Quilters' Guild will be holding a joint exhibition and sale at the Huron County Museum on Nov. 5-6.

There will be many quilted and woven items as well as other handcrafted fiber creations on display and for sale. On site demonstrations will also be taking place during the show and sale.

The joint exhibition will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission to both days is free.

For more information, contact Betty Thomasson, of the Goderich Quilters' Guild, at 519 524-4695, or Karen Blackwell, of the Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers, at 519 524-4497.

Wine and Cheese 

The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) has a Wine and Cheese Information Evening planned for Nov. 4 in the Bayfield Community Centre from 7-9 p.m.

Other beverages will be available. Anyone interested in finding out about the BAS can have a relaxing evening and all questions answered. The organization needs dedicated folks who want to ensure the fair remains a vibrant part of the community. All those attending have the opportunity to win some door prizes also.

The BAS is seeking some community members to fill some of the Director and a few Committee Chair positions. This is an opportunity for people to add a voice and hand to new ventures and carry them out. Does the community want events such as a demolition derby, a baseball competition, a community promotional competition, a remote control road race, a 5 KM race, or any number of other events? They can happen with someone committed to being on the BAS Board.

The fair has been a source of entertainment and information for the community for 160 years and is now asking for the community’s support in providing leadership. The BAS welcomes everyone to its Information Evening.

Hike leader course

The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association will be hosting a Hike Leader Course on Nov. 12 at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.

The course will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $75. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Hot water and a coffee maker are available.

Participants are asked to bring a backpack with first aid items they would take on a hike. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for an outdoor hike. Instruction book will be supplied.

If interested in attending, or if any questions, please phone or e-mail Anne Melady at or call 519 345-2783.

stuff the truck 

First Aid for the Hungry “Stuff the Truck” Local Food Drive will be happening across Huron County in November.

Joel Paakkunainen, a paramedic with the Huron County Paramedic Services is the food drive organizer again this year. All non-perishable foods collected will be donated to the Huron County Food Distribution Centre and given to the citizens of Huron who need it most.

The public is encouraged to come check out the ambulance and meet paramedics at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates listed: Dean’s Valumart in Wingham, Nov. 5; Hansen’s Independent in Exeter, Nov. 12; Foodland in Clinton, Nov. 19; Zehrs and Walmart in Goderich, Nov. 26.

Please contact Paakkunainen at 519 525-8605 for more information.





Volume 7

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, soldiers posing for a picture. The only note with the image is “Roy” circa 1930. Does anyone know which lad Roy is? (Archives Code: PB10101 PC)  

PB10101 PC Remember Me 383 

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



PB10001 PC Remember Me 381 

In Issue 381, in light of the campaign to purchase the Bayfield River Flats we are sharing an image of these men down by the river taken in 1908. Notes with the photo suggest that the three gents on the right side are John McLeod, Frank Keegan and Lois McLeod. Does anyone remember the two men on the left? (Archives Code: PB10001 PC)


 PB10050 PC Remember Me 382

In Issue 382, we begin a series of images to honor the many images of soldiers found in the Bayfield Archives Collection. The first to be featured is Ernest Kneeshaw in this image circa 1930. (Archives Code: PB 10050 PC)



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PB10106 PC 'Roy is the one with the X above his head' c1930  A photo from the Bayfield Archives Collection circa 1930 carries the note, "Roy is the one with the X above his head".

PB10108 PC Ernest Kneeshaw tallest at center back c1930
 Among these soldiers is Ernest Kneeshaw (tallest at center back) circa 1930.

PB12 1b Robert McLeod on the Helen MacLeod II 1942
 Local boy, Robert McLeod, and another sailor posing on the Helen MacLeod II in 1942.


On Sept. 3, 1939, the day Britain declared war on Germany, a well-known summer resident, 54 year-old, Thornton Mustard was killed. He was a passenger on the Cunard passenger liner, the Athenia, which was sunk by a U-boat west of Ireland.

Thornton’s family had owned and operated the sawmill on the river by the iron bridge and as a young man he had worked alongside local men. He owned a family cottage, which is still in his family, on Old River Road, and he was very well known and respected in the community.

Immediately, Bayfield was involved in the war. It wasn’t a theoretical exercise amongst politicians, now it was personal!

After World War I, many of the local men and women who had served, didn’t return home to Bayfield. Job prospects were poor and the effects of the depression saw many families either drift to Western Canada, the US or to the cities.

Declining catches had hurt the fishing industry and the lamprey eel also had a devastating effect. Serving the summer tourists was just about the only way to earn money unless you could find employment in Goderich or Clinton. The 1941 Census showed that the total population of Bayfield had dropped to about 321 people.

Military recruitment was very different for World War II. There were no local parades and no one was trying to raise a Huron County Regiment. There were no men drilling in Clan Gregor Square. This time, men just quietly left to sign up for the service of their choice.
Before they were shipped overseas, men with local connections would often drift back to Bayfield on their last leave to say their goodbyes.

Town Hall social gatherings would be quickly arranged. During one of these events, Privates Joe Wild and Keith Gemeinhardt, A.C. Bill Robinson and Stocker, Merton Merner, were called to the platform and our World War I heroine, Maud Stirling, made a speech praising their sense of duty and courage.

Here’s how the Clinton News-Record described another occasion in 1940: “Bayfield presented an almost “kaleidoscopal” scene on Saturday evening, when Bayfield citizens rallied to the special call and hurried to the Town Hall whose lights shone out over the snow, here and there from every direction one could see people marching single file through the drifts of snow.

“The occasion was to honor three native sons of Bayfield, James Dewar who has enlisted in the Navy, James Sturgeon and Tom Castle of the Army, Mrs. Percy Weston’s nephew, LAC Ernest Fulton from Bigger, Saskatchewan who is stationed at Clinton, was a guest and was called also onto the platform to receive a small gift.

“The program was an informal one consisting of community songs accompanied by Mrs. James Ferguson, followed by dancing. The local orchestra was composed of Mrs. Jack Parker, Mrs. Harry Thomas, Miss Jakeline Parker, Mrs. George Weston and Mr. Lindsay Smith.

“Gifts of wool and a pen and pencil set were presented to the three by Mrs. Walter Westlake and Mrs. Mabel Prentice while Mrs. R.H.F. Gairdner, read the following presentation address: ‘Bayfield I always have declared has a loyalty all its own. Where else could you find a community that in a few short hours on the stormiest night of the year, could gather together at you have tonight.’”

Local women felt that they couldn’t just sit idle while the boys were fighting.

According to the Goderich Signal-Star in Dec. 1940, “There were 58 active knitters including some summer visitors who continued to work for the Bayfield unit after they had returned to the city. This group had already produced 744 knitted articles for the troops and 1,400 items that could be used as hospital supplies, as well as 178 articles for refugees.”

The war was far away and the residents of Bayfield were relatively poor but at each Town Hall event and fundraising dance, they were determined to make a contribution to the war effort.



PIXILATED — image of the week

Colour Reflections

Colour Reflections.... By Jane Seifried

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

IMG_1232 Melody and Mickey


Well, we’re back from our family week in Disney World and I must say the best part was the opportunity to reconnect with our grown children as well as spend lots of quality time with our grandkids all under one “tree house” roof.

Being able to experience the “most magical place on earth” through the eyes of a five year-old and two year-old was absolutely precious.

My overall favorite ride would have to be “Soarin' Around the World” at Epcot. It is a 4D flight simulator attraction that lifts folks on multi-passenger hang gliders for a scenic aerial tour of the world, complete with hints of scent as riders fly over certain vistas.

Our grandson’s preferred attraction, although he’d probably tell you it was the “People Mover”, was Buzz Lighyear’s Space Ranger Spin, a shooting gallery style ride that allows riders to fire lasers from a cannon to defeat “Zurg”. And why would he say his preferred ride was the “People Mover”? Because it takes riders through part of the Buzz Lightyear experience, of course!

And what was little Miss Noelle’s favorite ride? Well, she liked anything and everything boat like, however, she seemed to be the most excited first thing in the morning when we all climbed into the Tram that took us from the parking lot to the theme park of the day. She smiled and giggled. The wind blowing her gentle tangle of curls about her wee face with her hands resting securely on the thighs of those members of her family she chose to sit between. Upon reflection, maybe, just as it was for me, spending time with family was Noelle’s most favorite part too. – Melody

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Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

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


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