Beare Motors became the authorized dealer for Chevrolet and Oldsmobile in Port
Reach Twp. returned the entire council by acclamation: Howard MacMillan, reeve,
Ed Oyler deputy reeve, councilors, Earl Martyn, Alan Crozier and Russell Rodd.
Port Perry acclaimed the entire council: J. J. Gibson, reeve, W.T. Harris, deputy-reeve,
Arthur Cox, Irving Boyd and Robt. Kenny councillors.
The home of Mr. Herbert Buckland of Bigelow St. was destroyed by an early morning
fire. Mr. Buckland escaped but was treated for shock and exposure at the hospital.
Port Perry High School cheerleader Carol Fralick, 16 was injured when struck
by a car after returning from a basketball game with Brock H.S.
Hilton Simpson, a 26 year employee of Beare Motors, was honoured by management
and staff at the Flamingo Restaurant for his contribution to the community.
John Orde of J. Orde Marine, was elected president of the Port Perry Chamber
of Commerce., Dr. John Price, Peel's Poultry Farm, vice president; Jim Porter,
CIBC mgr, 2nd vice-pres.; and Howard Hall secretary treasurer.
Ralph Honey was the Reserve Grand Champion Showman at the College Royal held
Jeanne Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Williams won first place in
the Lions Club public speaking contest for Zone 3.
The new Municipal Building, constructed on the former Tease Knitting Mill, Perry
St. has almost reached completion.
Vandals broke into both the Port Perry Public and High School causing damage
in ten classrooms. Damage was $300 at the public school and about $150 at the
Water reached depths of 20 to 30 inches over the causeway. Lorne Hunt of Scugog
Island was driving his Volkswagon across the causeway to Port Perry, when he
was pushed off the road by floating ice, driven by the wind. Mr. Hunt got out
of his car and held onto a telephone pole for 25 minutes before being rescued
by Robert Duff and Don Wallace.
Port Perry Juvenile 'C' team won the Ontario Championship.
The ice went out of Lake Scugog on Thursday, April 21, 1960.
As a safety measure the sale of firecrackers in Port Perry was limited to one
week preceeding the Victoria Day weekend.
Game Warden Ben Smith reported that thousands of dead fish were littering the
beaches around Lake Scugog, believed to have been caused by the heavy layer
of ice and snow which covered the lake for so long. Losses estimated are 1000
bass, 2000 muskellunge, 30,000 carp and 1000 perch. It's the worst winter kill
Heavy and prolonged rainfalls caused flooding in the area. The Bowling Green
was covered with more than a foot of water, roads were washed out, basements
were flooded and the lake rose, flooding the causeway with 14 inches of water.
Dr. M.B. Dymond announced tenders for the reconstruction of 7A highway from
Port Perry to Caesarea would be called in August.
Port Perry Rod and Gun Club held a very successful Carp Derby with a total of
450 carp being caught during the two-day event.
Mr. Stuart MacFarlane of Seagrave was seriously injured when he was thrown off
his tractor and the big wheel passed over him. He suffered from a crushed chest
and many bruises and lacerations.
Blackstock Fair officials announced they would add a Friday night program to
the fair this year, featuring a program of Go-Kart racing.
More than 40 residents and members of council met with Dept. of Highways engineers
to discuss the 7A road and causeway construction.
Marie Taylor received the highest marks in the Province of Ontario in her pipe
organ examinations and received the silver medal at the Royal Conservatory of
The building owned by McDermott-Panabaker has just been renovated, adding large
show windows facing Queen Street and an attractive Chapel opening on Perry Street.
Mr. and Mrs. James Doupe of Prince Albert announced the opening of their Carload
Food Market, in which the post office is located.
Registration at Port Perry Public School is at an all time high with 460 children
registered, an increase of 25 from last year.
Richard "Chick" Carnegie will trying out for Junior A hockey when
he reports to training camp in St. Catherines.
Dr. A. C. Bathie was elected to his second term as president of the Ontario
Chiropractic Association in Hamilton.
Port Perry Merchants Junior 'C' softball team defeated Capreol to bring home
the All Ontario Championship.
The new municipal office held an Open House to show off the attractive modern
building. It contains a court room, police department, town office and hydro
office. Architect and builders are Mr. Ted Griffen and Lake Scugog Lumber. Total
cost of the project was $30,047.07.
The first Commencement Exercises were held in the new auditorium of Port Perry
High School. Greetings came from principal Grant MacDonald and Central Ont.
County District High School Board Chairman, Wm. T. Beare.
Work on the causeway is reported to be progressing rapidly, with the project
about six weeks ahead of schedule due to the great weather this fall.
The Church of the Ascension, Port Perry conducted a Dedication Service for the
opening of the new parish hall extension.
Port Perry Council was returned to office by acclamation. Members are Reeve
J.J. Gibson, Deputy Reeve W.T. Harris and councillors Robert Kenny, Arthur T.
Cox and Irving Boyd.
Community Memorial Hospital chairman Mr. Charles Reesor reported the hospital
has a staff of 45 persons, during 1960 patient care amount to over 6000 hospital
Edward (Sam) Oyler defeated T.H. Harding by almost 500 votes to become reeve
of Reach Township. Morley Bruce, Allan Crosier and Larry Doble won council seats.
Scugog Township held its inagural meeting with Reeve Anson Gerrow in the chair.
Also sworn in were Clarence Carter, Victor Aldred, Cecil Fralick and Glen Hood.
Earl Jackson sold his barber shop, located next to the Red and White store on
Queen St. to Karl Shulz of Kitchener.
The Port Perry Library decided to equip the lower floor of the building for
young people, due to increase use of the library by children.
Anson Gerrow, reeve of Scugog Twp. was elected to the office of Warden of the
County of Ontario for 1961.
Edgar Leask was honored with the Agricultural Service Diploma at the annual
Port Perry, Reach and Scugog Agricultural Society.
The official opening of the $300,000 Port Perry High School addition took place
on Jan. 20, 1961.
Tenders were let for a $200,000 construction program to upgrade County Rd. 2
from Port Perry to Oshawa.
Don McIntosh, known around the area as "Mr. Port Perry" retired after
nearly 51 years with the Bell Telephone Company.
Port Perry hospital installed an emergency standby unit to be used in the event
of an electrical blackout. The unit is powered by propane gas and can provide
power for several days.
Heavy rains combined with ice cakes and debris caused flooding in town. At one
point water rose to a depth of eight feet or more to overflow the road and made
a cascade of water over the wall at the bowling green.
A new electrical time clock was installed at the arena at a cost of $1000.
Bell Telephone layed a cable across Lake Scugog to the Island by cutting a large
slit in the ice and dropping the heavy cable to the bottom of the lake, eliminating
telephone poles across the causeway.
The Port Perry Chamber of Commerce elected Dr. John Price president.
Skip Roy Scott and his rink consisting of Ed. Kennedy, Alf Jackson and Frank
Honey scored a rare eight-ender at the Port Perry Curling club on April Fool's
Long-time Port Perry resident Merlin W. Letcher passed away in Daytona, Florida
on April 19, 1961.
A contract for the reconstruction of Highway 12 from Greenbank north to Blackwater
was awarded at a cost of $325,405 and is expected to get underway soon.
Ice was reported out of Lake Scugog on Thurs., April 20, one day earlier than
Voters in Port Perry rejected the licencing of a Public Dining Lounge by 629
to 379. Seventy eight percent of eligible voters cast their ballot.
A fire at the Utica General Store caused considerable damage. The store is owned
by Lakey and MacGregor of Utica.
Poplar Park opened a new picnic area and swimming pool.
Port Perry's first ordained United Church Minister, Rev. Jack Griffen preached
the guest sermon.
The Port Perry 5c to $1.00 Store has been taken over by Mr. E.J. Bowers and
his son Jim Bowers, and will be operated under the name Mersco 5c to $1.00 store.
Miss Donna Johnson, a teacher at Port Perry Public School, was named Ontario
County Dairy Princess.
The most modern X-Ray equipment available was installed and ready for use at
Port Perry hospital.
The Farm Credit Corporation opened an office in Port Perry in the Post Office
building with Mr. D. Jones in charge.
A new restaurant called Conway Gardens has been opened at the west end of the
Dr. M. B. Dymond announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Ontario
Progressive Conservative Party.
A contract was let for the paving and widening of Hwy. 7A, widening Queen St.
in front of the Masonic Hall and installing a culvert at the bowling green.
Grant Gerrow sold out his interest in Gerrow Bakery to Mr. Wentworth Watson
and the bakery has been renamed Wentworth Bakery.
The Province of Ontario introduced a three percent Retail Sales Tax effective
Blacktock residents were introduced to dial telephone service on Sept. 17.
Dr. David D. Palmer, grandson of D.D. Palmer, founder of Chiropractic was a
guest at a memorial service at the monument in Palmer Park to mark the 100th
anniversary of his birthday.
A committee consisting of Ken Jackson, chairman, Roy Cornish, Roger Oke and
Howard Hall was formed to promote installation of flood lights for the Port
Perry ball park.
Dr. Matthew B. Dymond lost his bid for leader of the P.C. party on the second
ballot to John Robarts.
Jack Hope opened his new IGA store on Queen St. across from the bowling green.
It was formerly located just east of the Post Office. He purchased the business
from Gordon McKee.
Port Perry telephone rates were increased from $3.70 to $3.90 per month for
an individual line and $6.30 to $7.05 for business service.
Dr. M.B. Dymond retained his position as Minister of Health for Ontario.
In just two weeks, the baseball floodlight campaign has reached $3,299.
An early morning fire totally destroyed the North Nestleton Store and residence
of Norman Mairs.
Reach Township council and reeve was returned by acclamation. Scugog Township
council and reeve was elected by acclamation.
Port Perry's Reeve J.J. Gibson and deputy reeve Robert Kenny were returned by
acclamation. Elected to council were Bruce Beare, Arthur Cox and Irving Boyd.
Cartwright elected Al Gibson reeve, defeating Lawrence Malcolm by 397 to 281
votes. Deputy Reeve Merril VanCamp was acclaimed, and councillors elected were
Wm. Ferguson, Ernie Swain, John Hamilton and Gordon Gettins.
Milton Fisher of Caesarea lost 42 head of cattle, equipment and his barn in
A new 300,000 gallon water tank constructed on Silver St. will replace the old
wood and concrete tank which has been an eyesore on Queen St. for some time.
Mr. Frank Honey lost four cows and a heifer when they went through the ice on
the lake sometime during the night.
The H. W. Gossard Company has completed renovations to it's new plant, located
in the old town hall, Port Perry.
A special 'Joe Fowler Night' was held as part of the local Minor Hockey Week
celebrations to honor Joe for his 25 years of work with area youth.
Ted Lamb elected president of the Ontario Junior Farmers
Emmerson Insurance moved out of their offices for the next five months while
renovations are being carried out. They will operate out of the former Western
Tire store across from Beare Motors until completed.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 419 members moved from their old building to the
large new headquarters at Bay and Simcoe St.
Bob Carnegie received the Queen's University All Star trophy.
The ice went out of Lake Scugog on Sunday, April 15, 1962.
The worst fire conditions in years kept the local fire departments busy. Six
fires were reported on Good Friday, one burning 300 acres near Cedar Creek.
The first fatal accident in Lake Scugog off Pine Point in 100 years occured
when Bill Healey drowned while out fishing for mudcat with Ted Leahy of Scugog
President John Maw and James Norton of Legion Branch 419 offered the old Legion
Hall behind the post office to the town for $1.00 plus legal fees and some free
The new Legion Hall located at the corner of Bay and Simcoe St. was officially
opened on June 16, 1962. Clarence Nightingale, chairman of the building committtee
and Padre Woolcock laid the corner stone.
George Emmerson of the Chamber of Commerce announced that a house numbering
project would be completed by the fall. Cost of the project was $1,000.
The old water tower, a familiar landmark in Port Perry just off Queen St., was
Maple Leafs hockey All-Stars, Carl Brewer, Dave Keon, Eddie Shack, Frank Mahovlich,
Bob Baun and more were in Port Perry for a ball game in the new ball park. Reeve
J.J. Gibson officially opened the new lighted park and Ted Jackson was the M.C.
Port Perry High School enrolled 416 students for the new school year, being
taught by 19 full time teachers.
Local car dealers in business were: G.M. Williams Motors - Mercury; Bob Archer
Motors - Pontiac-Buick-GMC; Sweetman's Service Station - Volkswagen; Beare Motors
Limited - Chevrolet-Oldsmobile; Manchester Garage - Ford.
Councillors Bruce Beare and Irving Boyd helped the Chamber of Commerce by putting
street number 181 on the Municipal Building.
Mr. Fred Christie was named to the Cemetery Advisory Board of Ontario.
The late Robt. M. (Bob) Holtby of Port Perry was named to the Canadian Agricultural
Hall of Fame.
Cartwright Council was elected by acclamation. Reeve Albert Gibson, Deputy Reeve
Merrill VanCamp, councillors John R. Hamilton, William Ferguson and Ernest Swain.
Members of the school board are Neil Malcolm and Walter Wright.
Reeve J.J. Gibson was returned to office in Port Perry for his seventh term.
Earl Martin defeated Ed Oyler 546 to 418 votes to become Reeve of Reach Township.
Anson Gerrow was elected by acclamation as Reeve of Scugog Township. He said
he would accept the office of Reeve until Cecil Fralick, who was seriously injured
in an accident days before the nomination, is well again, at which time he would
Mr. Harry E. Phoenix was elected chairman of the Community Memorial Hospital
Board. Vice-chairman is Mr. C.H. Reesor, secretary/treasurer, Mrs. Doris Watson.
Stuart Sweetman held an open house at his Water Street garage in celebration
of his acquiring the authorized dealership for Chrysler products.
The inaugural meeting of the Scugog Township (Scugog Island) council was held
with the oaths of office being taken by Reeve A. Gerrow and councillors Vic
Aldred, C. Carter, Joseph Dowson and Chaunce B. Hoult.
Mr. Roy H. Cornish has been re-elected, unanimously, by acclamation, for a third
consecutive term as the president of the Principals' Association for the County
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens were the winners of the Central Ontario Novice
Delgates from Reach, Scugog and Port Perry elected Mr. Ted Jackson, president
and Mr. Robert Archer secretary/treasurer of the local Liberal Association.
One of the oldest homes on Scugog Island was destroyed by an early morning fire.
The home, originally built for Mr. John Foy, who in 1856 was the first township
clerk, was owned by Mr. Richard Wilson.
Jesse Buxcey, 50, his son Don, 25 and daughter Patricia, 15, all took part in
a 50 mile walk from Barrie to Toronto along highway 11.
Mr. Chas. Williams was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce succeeding
Dr. John Price. Also elected were Geo. Emmerson, 1st vice-president, Mrs. Beth
Oke, 2nd vice-pres., and Howard Hall was appointed secretary/treasurer.
Lea-Anne Ballard obtained all 23 of her Brownie badges. This is the first time
a Brownie in Port Pery has been successful in this accomplishment. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard.
The Hon. Michael Starr, Minister of Labour in the Diefenbaker government was
returned for his fifth term in Ontario Riding.
Laurie Mackie was crowned Miss C.H.S. at the Cinderella Ball during the school's
Fifth Annual "At Home". Princesses were Patricia Adams and Sheila
More than 200 people crowded the lawn at Community Memorial Hospital on Sunday,
May 12 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the hospital. On hand for the special
occassion were Dr. M.B. Dymond, MPP; Hon. Michael Starr, M.P.; Rev. E.S. Linstead,
Harry Phoenix, chairman of the board; Dr. John Diamond, chairman of the medical
staff; Mr. Herbert Brooks, chairman of the first Hospital Board, Mrs. Jeanne
Dymond of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and many others.
In June 1963 the first Port Perry Ranger Company was enrolled at the Scout Hall.
Members of the group were, Laurence Clark, Jean Taylor, Beverely Dymond, Eunice
Roach and Barbara Burnett, with Mrs. W. Lamb as Ranger Captain.
Maurice Jeffrey had a close call with death when the truck he was driving exploded
as he was passing a truck on 401 near Brockville. Maurice was blown clear of
the cab and received first aid from a doctor before being taken to hospital.
Mr. Ted Griffen appeared before council, as a builder and a contractor, informing
councillors that in his opinion 1,000 sq. ft. for a two-story house seemed somewhat
extreme. A few weeks earlier council had passed a by-law increasing the minimum
size of a single storey dwelling from 864 sq. ft. to 1000 sq. ft., and homes
more than a one storey from 720 to 1000 sq. ft.
Dr. Beverly N. Smallman, a native of Port Perry who graduated from Queen's University
in 1936, was appointed head of the Biology Department at Queen's University
with his duties to begin in the fall of this year.
Dr. M.B. Dymond was re-elected by a large margin in the provincial election.
He more than doubled the number of votes tallied by his nearest rival.
The population in Port Perry decreased by 13 in the last year, and now stands
at 2,353 against 2,366 at the same time in 1962.
Mrs. Beth Oke of the Elizabeth Shoppe on Queen Street was elected president
of the Port Perry Chamber of Commerce. She is the first lady president in the
Mrs. M. B. Dymond was re-elected as president of the Port Perry Hospital Auxiliary
for the 12th consecutive term. Other members of the executive are Mrs. Don Crozier,
treasurer; Mrs. Roy Cornish, vice-president; Mrs. Storey Beare, 2nd vice-president;
Mrs. B. Wanamaker, secretary.
Reeve, J. J. Gibson was returned by acclamation. Also returned for another term
were John Orde as Deputy-Reeve and school board members Bill Williams, Merlin
Dowson and Albert Cawker.
There was a very small turnout (25%) for the election of three councillors;
Ivan Parkinson, Bruce Beare and Bob Kenny, all of whom were councillors in 1963.
Port Perry's young skating stars Anna Forder and Richard Stephens placed second
at the Central Ontario Sectional Championship.
Douglas Hogg of Port Perry was elected president of Ontario Riding Young Progressive
Conservatives at the annual meeting.
Mrs. E.M. Dowson was elected president of Port Perry United Church Women.
Barbara Holtby was elected Queen and Margaret Craighead Princess at the annual
"At Home" dance at the high school.
130 sheep perished in a barn fire on Scugog Island. Neighbouring farmers and
Port Perry firemen were able to rescue about 140 sheep before the barn fell
The Rodd Foster rink won the Adams Distillery Trophy and Lake Scugog Lumber
Trophy. Members of the rink were Neil Malcolm, Jim Baird and Ivan Thompson.
The new Port Perry Baptist Church at Queen and Rosa St. was opened on Sunday,
Beth Oke was re-elected president of the Port Perry Chamber of Commerce.
Ontario County Junior Farmers debating team won the Provincial Championships.
Members of the team are: Marilyn Downey, Robt. Robertson, David Hawthorne and
Early morning fire destroyed three barns on a farm belonging to George Davidson
R.R. 2, Blackwater. Also lost in the fire were 450 pigs and l4 cows. Damage
was estimated at $50,000.
The ice on Lake Scugog left in the early hours of Tuesday, April l4th.
Four Blackstock girls - Janice Byers, Joan Suggett, Nancy Staniland, and Lynda
Kyte receive Gold Cords.
Robert D. Carnegie received a scholarship of $700. under the Fitness and Amateur
Port Perry Council approves $600.00 subsidy to Brignall Ambulance Service.
Lynne Beare, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar S. Beare was presented with a Gold
Cord at a ceremony held in Port Perry.
Crest Hardware's warehouse was completely destroyed by fire after youngsters
played with firecrackers. Some damage was also done to the arena.
Herb Buckland, Port Perry was honoured by the Royal Philatelic Society in Edmonton
when he was appointed a "Fellow" of the Society.
The official opening of the new Oddfellows Hall of Warriner Lodge No. 75 and
Maybelle Rebekah Lodge, No. 348 took place at its site just south of Port Perry.
Members of the Port Perry Branch of the Canadian Legion gathered to watch the
burning of a $l0,500 mortgage now completely paid off.
Twelve hundred members from 50 branches attended the annual Legion Drumhead
Service held in Port Perry.
Garth A. Paton, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Love, of Port Perry was awarded
a $2,000 Fitness and Amateur Sport Scholarship.
Army Worms caused considerable damage to oat and corn crops in the Port Perry
Area. A helecopter had to be brought in to spray the fields and over l000 acres
was sprayed at a cost of $4.00 per acre.
Edwin McCaig was top student of Port Perry High School when grade thirteen results
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens were declared Senior Pairs Champions during
the Central Ontario Figure Skating competitions held in the East York Arena.
Clerk-Treasurer John F. Raines received the Canadian Water Works Quarter Century
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox win the Clarence Hobbs Trophy in Oshawa in competition
with 54 Lawn Bowling pairs.
A Holstein from the farm of Gordon Ward was sold for $2,000. at an auction sale
conducted by Ted Jackson.
Ontario Premier John Robarts officially opened the new $1,300,000 Ontario County
The Port Perry population showed an increase of eight to reach an all time high
of 2,361 in l964.
Windows were smashed, and paint smeared on windows and doors on schools and
churches in Prince Albert and Prospect.
Several fires in the area suspected of having been started by Halloween pranksters
caused damage of several thousand dollars during the weekend.
Carol Morrow was chosen valedictorian at Port Perry High School Commencement
Women's Hospital Auxiliary presented $l,000.00 for equipment to Port Perry Community
Dr. M. B. Dymond officially opened Central School No. 3 in Epsom.
Reeve J.J. Gibson re-elected for a two-year term by acclamation. Irving Boyd
elected Deputy Reeve and councillors Ivan Parkinson, Robt. Kenny and Bruce Beare
all were re-elected by a ballot.
Ed (Sam) Oyler elected reeve of Reach Township.
Peel's Poultry Farm expands business to Northern Ireland where they will build
a breeder hatchery for overseas markets.
Ed Mulholland elected president of Port Perry Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion
and Marg Jackson was re-elected president of the Legion Auxiliary.
General Motors and Union agreed to settle a two week old strike.
Mrs. Lucille Gray, first lady councillor in Reach Township was inaugurated along
with the other members of Reach Council, Sam Oyler, Reeve; Larry Doble and Chet
Mr. Ian Bowie appointed pastor of Port Perry Baptist Church.
Port Perry Council was inaugurated, with a new member, Irving Boyd, elected
deputy-reeve in the December election.
Cartwright Council was inaugurated; Merrill Van Camp, Reeve; John R. Hamilton,
Deputy Reeve; William R. Ferguson, Ernest R. Swain and Gordon Gettins, councillors.
J.J. Gibson, Reeve of Port Perry was elected Warden of Ontario County on the
first ballot. He was the 116th Warden to be elected in Ontario County and the
first in the new Court House.
A cottage on Scugog Island, owned by Mr. Henry Thomas, but occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Edgar, was totally destroyed by fire.
Susan Roach, Manchester was chosen High School Queen and Gail Forder, Princess
at the annual "At Home" held at the Port Perry High School.
Ontario County Junior Farmers Choir under the leadership of Mrs. Grace Hastings
won top honours in competion at the Annual Junior Farmers Conference.
An official announcement was made that a vocational addition to the Port Perry
High School is to be built. When it is completed, the school should be able
to accomodate 1,100 students.
Port Perry, Reach and Scugog Agricultural Society re-elect entire executive
for another year. Frank Honey, president; Clarence Carter 1st vice president;
Clare Vernon, 2nd vice president; and Fred Lamb, secretary.
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens place third in the Canadian Junior Pair Championship
Charles Brignall hoists Canada's new red Maple Leaf flag to the top of the Post
Office on Monday February 15th.
Handicraft Guild named after Mrs. Louise Patterson.
Port Perry Public School raises new Canadian flag. Ceremony was attended by
the school's 512 pupils.
Yvonne Christie elected president of Ontario Riding Young Progressive Conservative
Prominent business man I.R. Bentley who operated a jewellery store in Port Perry
since l916 passes in Community Memorial Hospital.
Denna and Donna Ballard, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard were presented
with their last Brownie badges, bringing the total to 23 for both of them.
Deputy Sherrif Morley Bain was appointed new Sherrif of Ontario County. The
announcement was made by Ontario Health Minister M.B. Dymond.
John Maw, past president of Port Perry Legion was elected Deputy Zone Commander
of Zone Fl.
A Port Perry rink skipped by Rodd Foster won the Crest Hardware trophy at the
Curling Rink. Other members of the rink were Roy Cornish, vice-skip, Neil Malcolm,
second and Bill Cornish, lead.
Grant McDermott, elected president of the Port Perry Chamber of Commerce for
Ronald A. Peel, a pioneer in the Poultry industry and a long-time Port Perry
resident passes in Oshawa General Hospital.
Debbie Garvey was presented with her 23rd Brownie Badge.
The l965 executive of the Port Perry Lions Club was installed. The members elected
were Gordon Goode, president, Gord Thomas, first vice president; Bob Kenny second
vice president; Joe Draper, Keith Sweetman, Bill Sharpe, Don Carnegie, directors;
Cecil King, treasurer; Jim Porter, secretary, Stan Mumford, bulletin editor;
Bill Harrison and Arnold Roach, tail twisters; Storey Beare, past president.
George W. Pentland of Oshawa purchases the Jewellery Store formerly owned by
Mr. I. R. Bentley.
The Port Perry Chamber of Commerce held Testimonial Dinner in Honour of J.J.
Gibson, Warden of Ontario County.
Sheila Tomchishin was elected "Queen" at Cartwright High School's
"At Home". Denise Malcolm and Linda Gray were chosen Princesses.
General Motors presented the following Port Perry employees with 25-year-rings:
Lloyd Wallace, Arthur Cox, Orr Jeffrey, Bruce Snelgrove, Roger Oke, Grant Willard
and Tom Bell.
Mrs. Ronald Peel presented Mr. Milton E. Heayn with a watch on behalf of Peel's
Poultry Farm who has been an employee of the firm for 25 years.
Mrs. W.S. MacFarlane was presented with an I.O.D.E. Life Membership.
Donna Barkey, R.R.3, Claremont was chosen County Dairy Princess at the Oshawa
Mrs. Grace Taylor was presented with gifts on the occasion of her retirement
from Reach Central School No. l (Prince Albert). She had been a teacher for
Port Perry Council decides that an additional well is to be drilled in Port
Perry due to increased demand for water.
Adrianne den Boer topped Grade l3 students at the Port Perry High School.
Rosemary Nodwell, accompanied by her father, Mr. Robert Nodwell, returned from
Scotland after participating in various Highland Games.
Three thousand people attended Blackstock Centennial Fair presided over by Miss
Dominion of Canada, Miss Carol Ann Tidy.
Mrs. E. Hook, superintendent of Community Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Louise Elsner,
Mrs. Douglas Mackey, Mrs. Wentworth Watson, and Mrs. Jack Gray were presented
with l0-year service pins by Harry Phoenix, chairman of the Hospital Board.
Public Schools hit all-time high enrollments. Six hundred ninety-one pupils
will attend Reach Township Schools and 527 at Port Perry Public School.
Over 8000, record attendance at the l965 Port Perry Fair enjoyed sunny and warm
weather on Labour Day.
George R. Davey, an employee for over 40 years with the Port Perry Star, passed
away in hospital.
Over 500 students enrolled at Port Perry High School.
Joel Aldred nominated P.C. Candidate in Algoma East.
Rev. R.C. Rose conducted his first service at the Anglican Church of Ascension.
The construction of an addition to the Port Perry Arena and a heating plant
to service the enlarged area was approved as a Centennial project.
Dr. D.J. Price elected president of Peel's Poultry Farm Limited.
The home of Mr. Rodney Chandler, R.R. 3, Port Perry was gutted by fire.
Bill Harper elected president of Port Perry Minor Softball Association.
Marie Taylor was recipient of Gold Medal for highest marks in A.R.C.T. Pipe
organ of the Royal conservatory examinations for l965.
For the seventh time in l3 years, Michael Starr captures Ontario Riding for
the P.C. Party.
Linda Stone was Valedictorian at High School commencement exercises.
Council decides to hire third police officer starting January l966.
Port Perry gained l4l people during l965 and the population is 2,502.
Michael Starr reappointed as P.C. House leader.
Larry Doble, deputy-reeve; Mrs. Lucille Gray, Chester Geer and Allan Bertrand,
councillors were all acclaimed.
Two women, Mrs. June Crozier and Mrs. Grace Love were elected to Scugog Township
council for l966. Victor Aldred was acclaimed reeve. Other members elected were
Raymond Fralick and Joseph Dowson.
Mrs. Helen Redman a newcomer to the School Board topped the vote in the election.
The other members elected were Robert Cawker, Donald Ashbridge, Anton Krieg,
and Allan Carter.
Three New Year babies were born in Port Perry Community Hospital, and all within
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bonnell, Prince Albert was totally destroyed
Mrs. V. Skerratt accepts the honourary position of Chief Marching Mother for
Port Perry during March of Dimes Campaign.
Dr. D.C. Christie, local veterinarian, has within a short period detected rabid
animals in both Reach and Scugog Townships.
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens captured the Canadian Jr. Mixed Championship.
It was decided that 97 pupils from three schools in Scugog Township will join
with the pupils of the Port Perry Public School.
Three hundred chickens perished in fire on the farm of Mr. Hugh Strong, Reach
One hundred thirty five new telephones were installed in Port Perry in l965.
Port Perry Intermediates won the Lakeshore Intermediate "C" Championship
by defeating Little Britain with a score of 9-2 in the last of four games.
Reverend R.C. Rose was formally introduced as incumbent of the combined Anglican
Parishes of Port Perry and Cartwright.
The new addition to the Port Perry High School will cost $2.5 million.
One hundred twenty five residents from Port Perry and area took part in a search
for 11-year-old Ricky Hall who was missing from his home for six hours before
he was found.
Lake Scugog ice "went out" on April 6th.
Ontario County Council recommends a $400,000 grant to the Port Perry Community
Ed Mulholland, president of Branch 419, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Perry accompanied
by his wife Dorothy attend the National Convention in Montreal.
"The Bulldozers" Port Perry Intermediate "C" team, became
the first Port Perry team to capture an Ontario Championship.
William Harrison, editor of the Port Perry Star elected president of the Chamber
The Port Perry School Board name the local Public School "R. H. Cornish
Public School" in honour of the principal, Roy H. Cornish on his retirement
after 34 years of service in this position.
One hundred fifty persons attended "Meet the Champs" Banquet held
in honour of Anna Forder and Richard Stephens and the Ontario Intermediate "C"
Champions in the Legion Hall.
The first "hole in one" at Sunny Brae Golf Course was recorded, when
Ken Moore drove a ball off the tee on the l50 yards 6th hole.
Two hundred friends and relatives pay tribute to Roy H. Cornish at a banquet
held in his honour.
Dean Beare, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beare, a grade 8 student at the R.H. Cornish
Public School received a certificate for perfect attendance at the school for
nine years. He never missed or was late during all those years.
Joe Baker, Blackwater was the winner of a slogan contest sponsored by the Community
Memorial Hospital. His slogan was "For Better Health, Share your Wealth."
Joel Aldred, a well known T.V. personality and a native of Port Perry accepts
the position of chairman for a Fund Raising Campaign for the local hospital.
Ten-year-old Shelley Olsen, Prince Albert and Jane Den Boer, R.R.2, Port Perry
are winners in the Elmer Summer Safety Contest.
Over l,200 students were enrolled in Port Perry Schools when the doors opened
for another year.
William S. Bradford takes over duties as principal of the R.H. Cornish Public
School following the retirement of the school's namesake.
Public School enrollment in Reach was 732, an all-time high.
Dan C. Madsen, Barrie becomes the new proprietor of the local I.G.A. store.
Port Perry population increased by 123 to an all-time high of 2,625.
Children from the R.H. Cornish Public School and the Prince Albert Public School
collected $267.27 for UNICEF.
Triplet calves were born on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. George Irwin, north of
Valedictorians at Port Perry High School were Barbara Holtby and Dianna Mairs.
Port Perry Legion makes a pledge of $5,000. to the Community Memorial Hospital
Port Perry Minor Hockey Association presents $500.00 cheque to the Arena Board.
J. J. Gibson and Bruce Beare given acclamations for Reeve and Deputy-Reeve.
Councillors elected were Robert Kenny, Philip Orde, Irving Boyd.
Joseph Dowson was elected the first Deputy-Reeve in Scugog Township, and Victor
Aldred was acclaimed Reeve. Also re-elected to council were Mrs. June Crozier
and Mrs. Grace Love. The third councillor elected was Glen Demara.
Twenty persons attended the first public meeting in regard to the proposed sewerage
system for Port Perry.
Port Perry's Centennial baby arrived on Jan. 2, weighing 6 lbs, 7 oz. A son
of Mr. and Mrs. Neil K. Berry of Cresswell, Ont.
Peel's Poultry Farm Limited, opens new hatchery, one of the most modern in Canada.
Gail Forder was chosen Queen of Port Perry High School.
Local residents turned out in hundreds to welcome Port Perry skating stars,
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens on their return from the Canadian Senior Skating
Championships where they placed third. Also welcomed was David Porter, who won
third place in the Canadian Novice Dance Championship with partner Janet D'Altroy.
The Building Fund Committee announces that contributions, and pledges to the
new hospital have exceeded $l00,000.
Rev. H.M. Buntain of St. John Presbyterian Church leaves Port Perry for new
One of the heaviest snow storms in many years closed schools in Reach Township.
Past president of Port Perry Lions Club, Storey Beare was elected Zone chairman
of District A3, Zone 10S at a zone meeting in Oshawa.
Community Memorial Hospital shows small profit in report given at annual meeting.
Only 97 persons gave blood at the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic held at the Oddfellows
With a majority of one vote, residents of Scugog Township approved sale of liquor
under a dining room licence for the consumption with meals on licenced premises.
The Hon. M.B. Dymond, M.P.P. won the Progressive Conservative nomination.
Mrs. Eleanor Woods was elected President of Port Perry Chamber of Commerce.
The grandstand at the Fair Grounds was completely destroyed by fire, and the
cause was suspected to be play with firecrackers.
Mrs. Ruth Franssen elected president of the Port Perry Figure Skating Club.
Fred DeNure Bus Lines Limited, can look back on 25 years of public transportation
in this area.
Centennial Committee complete plans for full week of activities including parade,
sports, fireworks display and outdoor Centennial Church Service.
The Port Perry Star switches to a different printing method, popularly known
Don Bronson of Port Perry shoots a "hole in one" at Sunny Brae Golf
Debbie Griffen was chosen Centennial Queen during celebrations July l.
Two hundred and four children register for swimming classes at Poplar Park.
Construction begins on the new road between Manchester and the Oshawa Road.
Induction Service held in the Presbyterian Church for Rev. Wm. Black.
Lake Scugog Regatta Association held their 35th annual regatta at Caesarea.
Judy Marks was chosen Queen.
Emmerson Insurance Agency Limited celebrates 50 years of business in Port Perry.
Port Perry Fair sees another record crowd on Labour Day, September 4th. The
grandstand which had been destroyed in May by fire was completely rebuilt in
Sod turning ceremony was held at Burns Presbyterian Church in Ashburn.
Cost of phase one of the planned Port Perry Sewage Works is estimated to run
Mr. R. Roy appointed By-Law Enforcement Officer for Port Perry.
Port Perry's young ball players won the Ontario Pee-Wee "B" title
by defeating Smithville 6-5.
A 400 lb. Hereford steer was shot by rustlers on the farm of Raymond Kerry,
A barn on Bigelow Street was completely destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock in the
Former Lt. Gov. John Keiler Mackay and Mrs. Mackay were patrons of the Centennial
Ball held by Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Four hundred fifty persons attended
raising $1,100.00 for the hospital.
Construction was started of a new plant for Flamingo Pastries Limited. The plant
will employ 75 to l00 persons when completed.
Plans are underway to establish a school for retarded children of this area.
Four Port Perry Rangers, Karen Murray, Joanne Jackson, Mary Nelson and Jan Baird
staged a "Walkathon" from Port Perry to Uxbridge return collecting
$225.00 for the Hospital Building Fund.
Mrs. Kathleen M. Hook resigns as administrator of the hospital after l5 years
All members of Scugog Township were returned in the December election. Reeve
Victor Aldred and Deputy-reeve Joe Dowson by acclamation and the councillors
Mrs. June Crozier, Glen Demara, and Mrs. Grace Love by election.
Reeve Merrill Van Camp was defeated by S. Lawrence Malcolm in a two-way election.
Councillors elected were Vernon Asselstine, Gordon Gettins and Osmond Wright.
Port Perry Star publisher Per Hvidsten receives "Century of Service"
award presented by the Hon. M.B. Dymond on behalf of Premier John P. Roberts.
One thousand persons attended the official opening of the addition to Port Perry
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens placed second in the Canadian Figure Skating
Championship, senior pairs held in Vancouver.
Mrs. Retta Hardy retires after 20 years of service as caretaker for Scugog Township
Municipal Hall. She was presented with a gift by Reeve Victor Aldred on the
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens left for Grenoble, France to represent Canada
in pair figure skating in Olympic competitions.
Mr. Ben A. Bohan, is the new administrator at Community Memorial Hospital.
Lynne MacGregor was chosen Queen of the annual "At Home" at Port Perry
A calf with two heads was born on Mr. Les Beacock's farm, R.R. 4, Port Perry.
Nineteen cattle perished in a barn fire on the farm of Mr. Donald Taylor, near
Reach Township resident, former reeve of the Township and Warden of Ontario
County, Grant Christie was awarded the Centennial Medal.
Mr. Arnold Roach was elected first chairman of Scugog Retarded Children's Education
Heather Dorrell, grade nine student of Blackstock High School won the Junior
Secondary Speaking Contest, sponsored by Port Perry Legion.
The last old school house in Reach Township, the "Yellow School" was
sold for $7,900.
Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler beame the first permanent teacher at Central Seven Association
for Mentally Retarded school which opened on March 25.
Firemen from Port Perry and Uxbridge fought a blaze destroying the living quarters
of the owners of San-Man Motel, Mr. and Mrs. H. Santer. A large portion of the
motel itself was also badly damaged.
Joanne Shaw of Port Perry was presented with a wrist watch by Oshawa Independent
Order of Odd Fellows for attempting to revive William Manuel following a heart
attack on Sunny Brae Golf Course.
Carol Wotten, of Cartwright High School was chosen Queen at the school's "At
The memorial stone was laid at a special ceremony of Burns Presbyterian Church
in Ashburn. The former church was destroyed by fire February 12th, l967.
Storey Beare, Zone Chairman of the Lions Club was elected Deputy-District Governor
Well over l50 persons attended the Port Perry Lions Club 30th Anniversary celebration
at Club Annrene.
Denis Symes and Bruce Smith, members of 1st Scugog Scout Group received Queen's
badges at Manchester United Church
Miss Margaret Stewart, a registered nurse who devoted her life to the nursing
profession received the Centennial Medal.
Norman Cafik, liberal member, won Ontario Riding in the Federal election. In
second place was P.C. candidate Clark Muirhead.
Mrs. Eunice Hunter and Mr. S. Cawker, long time teachers at R.H. Cornish Public
School school were presented with gifts on their retirement.
President and founder of the Handicraft Guild, Mrs. Louise Patterson was honoured
at a farewell party. Mrs. Patterson is now making her home in Truro, Nova Scotia.
Sharon Sweetman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Sweetman was runner-up in a beauty
contest held by Zone Fl, Royal Canadian Legion in Whitby.
Mrs. F. Crosier, correspondent for 40 years, celebrated her 80th birthday.
Barn and contents of Mr. D.J. Taylor, Scugog Island were completely destroyed
by fire. Twenty head of cattle in the barn were saved.
The first annual Chamber of Commerce Carnival was attended by hundreds and judged
Miss Pat Hunter, R.R.2, Seagrave was chosen to represent Ontario County in the
Competion for Dairy Queen at the C.N.E.
Eight hundred fourteen students were registered at the Port Perry High School,
the highest in the school's history. R.H. Cornish Public School began the year
with 699 pupils..
Population of Port Perry increased by 91 in l968, and brought the population
to an all-time high of 2,746.
Vin Walker was elected chairman of the new Arena Board.
Dr. M.B. Dymond, Ontario Minister of Health received a honourary degree at Queen's
Bob Archer Motors, the local Pontiac Buick dealership, was sold to John Majcher
Dr. M.B. Dymond officially opens the new bakery plant of Flamingo Pastries Limited.
In a short period of two years, making butter tarts expanded from a staff of
two, the proprietor Ken Jackson and his wife Marj. to a staff of 80.
Miss Lynne MacGregor was valedictorian at the annual High School Commencement
in Port Perry.
A local teenage group known as "R Place" presented $250.00 each to
the Hospital Building Fund and the Central Seven Association for the Mentally
Robert Kenny was elected reeve of Port Perry. He defeated J.J. Gibson, who headed
the council for over a decade.
Mr. Cecil Fralick was elected reeve of Scugog Township.
Bill Williams and Ted Griffen were elected to Port Perry Hydro Electric Commission,
following the resignation of Arthur Cox and Ted Jackson.
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The first baby to arrive at the Community Memorial Hospital in l969 was a little
boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Freeman, R.R. 3, Port Perry. He arrived January
2nd and weighed in at 7 lbs. 5 oz.
After 35 years of service on the Port Perry Fire Department, chief Guy Raines
resigned. He served 20 years in the top position.
Deputy-Chief Harvey Mahaffy was elected to the position of chief of Port Perry
Fire Department following the resignation of Guy Raines. Jack Cook was appointed
Deputy-Chief and Charles Lown and Mervin DeNure, captains.
Ed (Sam) Oyler, reeve of Reach Township was elected Warden of Ontario County
Anna Forder and Richard Stephens win the Canadian Senior Pairs Figure Skating
Championship in Toronto.
Port Perry I.G.A. proprietor, Dan Madsen purchases the I.G.A. Store in Stouffville.
Dr. M. B. Dymond was guest speaker at a Testimonial Dinner to honor J. J. Gibson,
reeve of Port Perry; Hydro Electric Commissioners Ted Jackson and Art Cox; Irving
Boyd, former deputy-reeve; Fire Chief Guy Raines; and Harry DeShane, Don Carnegie,
Bev Kent and William Gibson, all with years of service on the local fire department.
Port Perry High School students hold a Winter Carnival. Nancy Dowson was chosen
Dr. Austin C. Bathie was elected president of Oshawa Shrine Club.
Ted Griffin was elected as president of Port Perry Chamber of Commerce. He follows
Mrs. E. Wood who served a two year term.
Melody Wilson was chosen Queen at the annual "At Home". Donna Ballard
was chosen Princess.
Sharon Baird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Baird received top swimming honours
in a class of 25 at Western University, London, Ontario.
Bell adds l58 new telephones in Port Perry during l968.
Three arrests were made following a break-in and theft of $2,000. worth of televisions
at Ted Jackson's Appliances.
Ted Jackson and Norman Aldred attended a World War I pilots banquet in Toronto.
Debbie Griffen and Nancy Warren win first place in vocal duets at Peterborough
Kiwanis Festival. Teacher and accompanist was Mrs. Grace Hastings.
Graham Powell of Port Perry was named the outstanding male athlete at York University.
Fifteen hundred Port Perry and area residents attend "Open House"
at the new Community Memorial Hospital.
A baby girl was the first arrival at the new Community Memorial Hospital on
Sunday, April 27th. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Wesley St. John.
Linda Mountjoy was chosen Queen at the annual "At Home" held at Blackstock.
Lorrie Turner was chosen first princess and Dianne Taylor, second.
William Brock was elected president of the Historical Society.
Port Perry, Reach and Scugog Twps. agreed to jointly purchase a new fire tank
More than 30 canoes took part in the first "Canoe the Nonquon". Winners
were Greg Howard and Glen Fallis, Millbrook, Ontario.
Storey Beare, Governor of District A-3 and his wife Doris left for Tokyo, Japan
to attend Lions International Convention there.
Marie Taylor, local musician and teacher was appointed to the Royal Conservatory
Due to increased sales, Flamingo Pastries opened a new plant in Dutton, located
in western Ontario, for the baking of their famous butter tarts.
Assistant Clerk-treasurer John Doble commences duties at the Port Perry Municipal
The Tennis Club was formed in Port Perry under the guidance of Mrs. Georgia
Dr. M. B. Dymond handed in his resignation as Minister of Health for the Province
of Ontario. He held positions in the cabinet for l3 years, ten of them as Minister
Rev. V. M. Parsons inducted as minister of Blackstock United Church following
the retirement of Rev. P. Romeril.
John Scott was elected first president of Port Perry Tennis Club.
Elaine Prout was chosen Regatta Queen at the 37th annual Lake Scugog Regatta
Ted Jackson, local auctioneer opened Port Perry Fair to a crowd of 7,500 on
a hot and humid day.
Rev. W. Mark Reeves was inducted as minister of Port Perry United Church. He
succeeded Rev. Alec Rice who was given a charge in Toronto.
Enrollment at Port Perry High School was 825 at the start of school.
Population of Port Perry increased by 81 and reached an all time high of 2,827.
A Recreation Committee for Port Perry was approved by the Depart. of Education.
Members are Kenneth F. Jackson, P. W. Orde, Larry Burt, Mary Nelson, Vin Walker,
Carl Luke, and Mrs. John Diamond.
Philip Pocock, Co-Adjutor Archbishop of Toronto conducted the blessing of the
new Catholic Church in Port Perry.
A cottage occupied by Mr. and Mrs. G. Hulcoop at Goreski's on Scugog Island
was destroyed by fire.
The Historical Society and UCW of Head Church agreed that the Church built in
l860 should be the site of a proposed museum.
Ladies Hospital Auxiliary opened a Tuck Shop in the new hospital.
The l5,000 sq. ft. breeder house of Peel's Poultry Farm Limited was totally
destroyed by a morning fire.
The Historical Society announced $2,100 was raised by "Canoe the Nonquon".
G. H. Proctor becomes manager of the local Royal Bank following the transfer
of Mr. A. G. Pacey.
A great deal of damage was caused during Halloween when an estimated 300 to
400 persons mingled on Queen Street. Windows were broken in four stores, police
cruisers were smeared with paint, the bill board in front of the Post Office
was completely destroyed. Firemen dispersed the crowd with a couple of powerful
Brian Donnelly was Valedictorian at Port Perry High School Commencement.
Mr. A. M. Lawrence, proprietor of Lawrence Pharmacy retires and sells his business
to Gordon F. Parkin, Oshawa.
Dianne Taylor is Valedictorian at Cartwright High School.
Stewart Sweetman of Sweetman Motors Limited sold his business to Mr. Lorne Scanlon
Dr. M. B. Dymond, MPP, laid the cornerstone of the new Community Memorial Hospital
the same day patient l,000 was admitted. The hospital has been in operation
for seven months.
Mrs. Maude Crosier has resigned after 21 years as welfare administrator in Reach
Epsom school children take part in a film production made by the Educational
Television Branch of Ontario Department of Education.