Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Just got this message from John D. Reid about an event to take place at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum on Thursday August 25th at 7 pm.

You are invited to "Remembering the British Home Children in Canada "where you will view "the Memorial Quilt prepared to commemorate the British Home Children in Canada and hear a personal account from Mary Thurston of Perth, Ontario, an accomplished author who wrote “Into the Hills.” Mary is the daughter of Isabella Hilson, a home child who is featured on the Memorial Quilt. Bob Stacey of Carleton Place, Ontario will talk about memories of his father, who also was a home child.

Please join us for this occasion. Refreshments will be served.

There is no admission charge but a goodwill donation would be appreciated.

The Memorial Quilt will be on display in the museum’s Norah Rosamond
Hughes Gallery until 31 August 2011".

Michael Rikley-Lancaster
Executive Director / Curator
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Death Notice in the "Island Register"

Dave Hunter keeps a website at about Prince Edward Island genealogy. As part of the website, he also issues a weekly free e-newsletter called the Island Register for over ten years. To subscribe, go to

Since 2005, Eldon Sentner has put weekly obits on the newsletter, and you can read them at His email is

There is also "Centenarians in the Death Notices Listings" at