OUR BUSINESSES FURTHER AFIELD
BUSINESSES TO THE EAST
Graham Bell Sharpen your skates, give you a spot to stay Warm in the front Office if You had arrived early, and on a couple occasions Pung drove out and picked me up as I was walking to the rink, through a blizzard, in the dark, with my equipment over m shoulder in a 50lb sugar bag. I truly loved both these guys for their Enormous Hearts..
FISHER STOVES, THE STAIR SHOP AND GEM FAB
Three manufacturing businesses owned and operated by Glenn Mawer at 5 Victoria Ave., Marmora
T-BELL’S, BROWNSON SECURITY CANADA TALC, WEGNER TAILORING, BUNKERS, CHRIS’ BAITS, DRUMMOND’S & BMR, ANTIQUES & REAL ESTATE OFFICES
THE I.G.A. - VALUE MART OPENED BY DOROTHY AND VAUGHAN GLOVER IN 1966
Ross Toms: Dwayne was my hockey coach in Peterborough (Mark Street Church Juvenile Hockey team). Great guy
Dorothy Caverly: Great friend and he and Betty were wonderful community supporters! Miss them in Marmora
Lois Derry: My first boss. Very nice person
DWAYNE & BETTY WELCH AT THE IGA Highway 7 (Purchased from Dot & Vaughan Glover in 1971)
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OFSERVICE: Back row l to r: Betty Welch, Dwayne Welch, Gary Wilson (butcher) , John VanVolkenburg, Keith Fenton
Front row l to r: Ki Barnum, Lou Bedore, Grace Sheridan, Belle Goodchild, Ev Nicolson and Shirley Lummiss
I.G.A. FIRE 1978
1983 PROVINCIAL FIREWOOD - GLENN MAWER
1973 THE K.0.A. - NORM AND ROSE BRADLEY - ALEXANDRA AND DAN PETR
POIRIER MOTORS - SANDY’S AUTO WORKS
BUSINESSES TO THE WEST
The Marmora Feed Mill, which stood behind Mac's, was originally built in October, 1927 by Charles Lummiss and William Bonter. It had a concrete floor and was lined with metal to make it rat proof. In June of 1927, the Herald wrote:
"Charles Lummiss and Robert E. Bonter have purchased the buildings of the old Ledger Gold Mine, near Cordova. After the buildings are taken down, they will be brought to Marmora and used to erect a grist mill and feed store. The grinding will be done by Hydro-Electric power."
Note: We have no references to the"Ledger Mine" and wonder if this was meant to be "Ledyard" Mine.
Marmora Herald, October 6, 1927
By 1932 it was operated by veterinarian, Dr. R.E. Lumsden. Later owned by Carl Heath, it was taken over by Ed McNamara in Sept. of 1961 and again changed hands in 1974 by Murray Walker, who ran it until 1981 when he sold it to Michael Kane. By 1984, it had a new owner, Bob Mauer.
The Feed Mill burned down on April 13, 1991 when Peter Beare was the owner.
Terry Bell : I worked there part time cleaning grain,delivering freight for Pat McNamara.
Ronald Barrons : In my childhood, this Mill was Marmora for me for the most part. My father would bring there grain, what ever the trunk would carry, to be chopped for feed, generally a couple or three times a month. We might go over to Neal and Naylor's for a look around or a pound of nails while we waited the milling. I still retain vision of that store. Hardware stores still remain one of my favourite places.
On our way home, we'd stop at Lynch's to pickup a selection of meat from the lockers, the coldest place in the world. Carl Heath was the owner way back and I believe the miller was Harry (?)
Tom O'Neill : There used to be a guy there named "grain bag " aka Ken Heath
Randy Vilneff: That silo just about killed me when it came down in the fir
MAR-L-MAR BUILDING 6 Matthew Street West
Tri-County Printings, Garkle's Graphics, Thompson Pritings, Arnold Real Estate, Shell Gas Station
PRINCE EDWARD ICE
1984 - Earla and Dave Nichol - Souvenirs and Water Crocks - in the Mar-L-Mar building, 6 Mathew Street West, opposite Fire station (Also opened at tore at 28 Forsyth)
Starting the ice delivery business in the old Lynch's store at the top of Forsyth Street, the Lynch family soon saw the need for a bigger depot, and built their trucking depot on Marble Point Road just north of Highway #7 west.
The Country Kitchen
This building, on Highway 7 just west of the Village, was built circa 1959, to be used as a building material store. However, the store did not last long as such and soon became a restaurant operated by Marcel and Glenn Labossiere.
Joanne MacKenzie Thompson : loved it here for Sunday breakfast
Marmora Flea Market run by Glen Mawer. Later the flea market was run by Cathie Jones and Kristin Philpot
Fire ravages Bonter Marine recreational vehicle dealership in Marmora
April 24, 2018 - An early morning fire has destroyed a longtime recreational vehicle dealership in Marmora.Crews responded to the blaze at Bonter Marine Inc. on Highway 7 just west of the village. OPP tweeted the highway was closed due to downed hydro lines near Marble Point Road. Fire crews from Marmora and Lake Township, along with nearby Havelock and Stirling-Rawdon battled the blazed, focusing on the chimney area.
“It went up really quick,” said Marmora and Lake fire chief Tony Brownson. “Lots of fuels, ATV parts, tires and stuff – so it went up really fast. We had 16 firefighters from Marmora here; four from Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and four from Stirling-Rawdon fire department.”
Ex-owner Andy Bonter was in shock seeing the building on fire. He sold the business last July but was to stay on for three years to help take it to the next level. “This has been our family heritage – my grandfather before my dad, my dad, my brother and I, right up to this past July since 1930,” he said. “We have five employees, full-time employees. We love our town and try to help in anyway we can and contribute.” No one was injured.
MEMORIES OF THE RELM CLUB
Recently torn down was the building known as the Russ Jarvis' Relm Club, a popular restaurant and dance hall. This building was previously an Esso station, known as Marmora Heights, owned originally by Charles Ibey. He operated with one bay, and after selling to James and Edna Eady, a second bay was added.
Sharlene Callery: had a lot of great times there over the years...banquets, dances, weddings or just a great meal...sad to see it gone this past summer when we were up for Havelock Jamboree.
Terry Bell: Loved sitting in the restaurant kitchen chatting away with Russ Jarvis. Had many beers with Russ in the kitchen. Good laughs,Good times.
Wendy Cherry That's where we had our wedding reception in 1978!
Patti Shaughnessy Oh my, my mom (Norma Sopha) worked there for many years. I used to babysit the owner's daughters.I ate a few meals there. Tried working there for a bit but I was a lousy server, I spent too much time socializing. I too have fond memories.
Barb Callfas Duff: Lots of memories of the Springbrook bowling banquet being held there...
Margriet Kitchen Our family attended several Timbertrail Western Riders banquets there. Great fun. Ralph and I used to occasionally stop for breakfast or just coffee. Really nice folks.
Rose Watson My Wedding Reception was there 41 years ago!!
Sue Mohr Wow that brings back memories , that's where I had my wedding reception 1978 ...
Pat McCrodan If was the Heights to me, Russ made good Westerns
Glenn Mawer spent many school nites there, dancing to the juke box
Jamie McCoy When I was playing hockey in highschool it was a gym, on the west end.
Betty Demorest Truax My mom and dad Sid and Eileen had their 45th celebration there. And my dad of course would visit Russ in the kitchen. I helped at some events there. What history we can remember. Hugs to all.
Jenny Bedore Hyland Used to also be called The Heights, as I recall.
Glenn Mawer High school kids went there after school . Russ had a juke box. It was a great place to hang out
Annmarie Willman-Spry My brother Kelly Willman cooked there for a couple of years. He liked working there. My grandmother (Flossie Hinds) & her sisters Phoebe & Leona Walker a few times.
Kent Jarvis Thanks for posting this picture, it brings back a lot of memories.
Richard Deering Took the bus from there to Toronto when I joined the OPP in 1970.
Doug Prindle Club house with fries and turkey gravy... the best
Twyla-Mae Harris Silk My Aunt Lorna worked there for years
Sue Mohr My dad and Russ cooked many a turkey together.I also had my wedding receiption there in1978 haha.
Pat Dowd My mom worked there....Myrna Neal
Barb Callfas Duff Many many bowling banquets there.
BUSINESSES TO THE NORTH
Kim Lawrence Barton: My parents owned the store, the gas station was across the road and was owned by the hammocks. The store is now a house.
TWO STORES AT THE NORTH END!
Leo Provost sorts things out: Some folk are getting the North End Store confused with Tom Smiths Texaco Service Station. The North End Store was originally owned by Matt McGarvey & his wife. It ran for a number of years & then was operated by Olive, who was the daughter of the McGarveys & her husband Wes Cuddy. I believe the next owners were Al Lawrence & his wife. It was always a grocery store but never a gas station I don't recall who owned it in its later years.
Sue Cuddy writes: The North End Store was started by Matthew and Annie Mc Garvey who handed it down to Wes and Olive Cuddy. They in turn sold to Rose McGarvey and she sold it to Al and Pat Lawrence. The Lawrences have the old store sign .
Annmarie Willman-Spry adds: North End Variety ran in the 1960's - Grandma used to shop there. She used to have us drive her up there to buy coldcuts and buns. Of course, she always had an ice cream cone. Jim Spry claims there was aToyota dealership across the road from North End Variety.
BUSINESSES TO THE SOUTH
AMELIA'S BEAUTY SALON - 48 Forsyth Street
Sharon Anne Vesterfelt: Amelia's Beauty Salon from 1937 until Mom broke so many vertebrae in her back. I took over in 1972 and the shop became Sharon's Beauty Salon.
2004 Zapletal & Taylor, Wood Stoves at the Beckers location
2000 Lee & Ann Scrimshaw
2000 Lorraine and Bill Ball Family Traditions furntiture.JPG
Memories of Aunger's store
Madoc Street...south side and a bit east of Victoria St.
Bob McKeown ahhh Pure Springs pop
Glenn Mawer Remember when George was on front street , about where the insurance office is now
Karen Paranuik It was on the street going to the dump across from a church. We stopped in for free stale candy on the way to school!
1937 PHILLIPS & DOYLE BUS
A new fine bus for the transportation of men to and from Deloro. The body of the bus was constructed by Stanis Bertrand.
ON THE LAKES
GROCERY STORE ON CROWE LAKE
According to Wilma Bush, for a number of summers when Bud (Floyd) Loveless had the grocery store in town on Forsyth St., he also owned a grocery store on Marble Point Rd., just east of Tipperary House. Carl Johnston ran the store. It was held in a small house which was once occupied by Percy & Grace Gray.
SYLVAN LODGE BELMONT LAKE
1. In October of 1917, the Marmora Herald reported that Flynn and Lumsden sold off their Harness buisness, including all rools and implements, and a machine. We don't know where this business was located.