GLEN ALLAN PARK AND PEEPY HORN ROAD
From the Hastings Highlands - 1953
June 26th 2015, Elizabeth (Harris) Berry writes:
This summer is the 40th anniversary since Dan and I purchased Glen Allan from Vern Caverly and it has gone by quickly. Our daughter Michele still runs it as Dan passed in 2010. I still occupy wee cabin 20 and it has been a joy to see my grandchildren grow up at the lake like their mother and make Marmora their home. We had a Joseph Fitchett on my mother's side live there in the early 1800s so we feel a deep connection.
When I first came to Crowe Lake with Michele, Bill Lavender didn't like the fact that I was out there alone with a toddler so would often come in the evenings to play card games he taught me. Sometimes Hazel would come as well. He taught me how to tap trees for maple syrup and told stories about how he used to ride the logs down Beaver Creek into the Crowe River and how Marmora used to be. His death was such a loss for the village. Ivan, his son, held or holds, a high office in government in Ottawa.
HARRIS, Daniel Vincent - At Quinte Healthcare Belleville General on Saturday July 31, 2010. Dan Harris of Belleville and Marmora in his 68th year after complications due to cancer. Dan and Elizabeth owned and operated Glen Allan Park, Marmora since 1975. Son of Lillian Harris b. Scotland and the late Vincent Nathaniel Harris of Willowdale, Ontario. Dan and wife E. Elizabeth née Berry are the parents of J. Michele Harris-Freitas. Michele & John Freitas of Glen Allan Park, Marmora. Devoted grandfather of Nathaniel and Kiara Freitas. Brother of Marilyn Copeland, Peterborough and the late Judith Attard of Thornhill, Ontario.
More important than being a local business owner, Dan was a good-natured, easy going man that found the positive in life and in people. Among his many talents at the resort was carpentry and working with machinery. Funeral service Friday, August 6, 2010 at 1 pm at McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.
It was the summer of 1938, when Mr. Verner Caverly, of Oshawa, purchased a large tract of land along the northeast and east end of Crowe Lake. In the fall he erected a small cottage and an ice house, and in May of 1939 he planted three or four thousand Norway pine seedlings. This was the beginning of "Glen Allan Park". By 1946, Mr. Caverly had built a seven room summer house and had several cottages fully rented all summer.
(Verner Caverly was the son of Deaconess Salome Caverly (nee Foote) and Deacon Harvey S. Caverly of The Pilgrim Holiness Movement. The family was raised in Oshawa. His sisters were Mildred and Ruby, and also Almira and Ann, who travelled as the Clarke-Caverly Trio with Ann's husband, Bethel, in churches & camp meetings in Canada & the US from the late 1950's until the 1980's.)
Herb Harding, cook at Glen Allan Park, father of Amy Thomson
Elizabeth Harris Berry sent these photos - Fifty years of carved names.
You know you're from Marmora if you tried to sneak into Glen Allan Park without Ethel Caverly cathing you!
Margaret Miller: Ha!Ha! So funny...she had eyes in the back of her head..tried many times to "sneak' in from Maloney's campground but somehow she always knew...
Andrea Meehan: I remember sneaking in for the bullfrog races. My grandfather's cottage was just down the road.
Glenn Mawer: Best place ever , growing up, spending most of the summer at the park
Pat McCrodan : Ethel never caught us with our beer stashed in the ice house
Ken Denyes: Snuck in there many times chased thrue the woods many times
Jim Crowells: Worked there for Vern & Ethel!
Joan Deering: I did too