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Yarmouth Guest Book  Volumn #114 , 2008
ate: 1/5/2008
Name: Larry Stephens
Location: Port Maitland, NS
E-Mail: larry@avoiceinthedesert.com

Comments: Just a note to say that I have just finished updating the Port Maitland postcard section of our web site with about fifty or more new entries.  Bryan Smith let me borrow his photos and cards which I have now added to the site. Our site is http://www.avoiceinthedesert.com

Thanks Godfrey for all the work you put in to make this site a pleasant place to visit for a bit.

Happy New Year to all, 
May God bless you as you bless Him,
Larry and Shirley Stephens

Date: 1/7/2008
Name: Gary Porter
Location: Yellowknife NWT
E-Mail: porter@internorth.com

Comments: I am looking for information on a young lady I grew up with from Rockville. Her name was Beatrice Burns, she had a sister named Sherily. If any one knows how I can contact her please e mail me . thanks very much.

Date: 1/7/2008
Name: Ken and Cyd Stroud
Location: Calgary, Alberta
E-Mail: cyd.stroud@cgi.com

Comments: Thinking about making Yarmouth our retirement home in 1-2 years.  Love the look of the place...much like Yarmouth, UK - which is where we are from.

Date: 1/10/2008
Name: Arden McArthur
Location: fonthill, Ontario
E-Mail: iaamcdn@hotmail.com

Comments: I visited here last summer. Beautiful. Old red cabin up in the mountains. reminded me of little house on the prairrie

Date: 1/10/2008
Name: Jamie  ANNIS
Location: Raymond,N.H  U.S.A


Date: 1/13/2008
Name: John L Porter
Location: Hebron
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com

Comments: Born and raised in Hebron(corner) Hope the Hebron site is up soon with pictures etc

Date: 1/14/2008
Name: sam
Location: Nl 
E-Mail: hfhfhshkdsfjshdkfjh@ohtmail.com

Comments: You neee to put some information on this like the population because i am doing a project on this and well i just cant find the population anny where:(anny ways its ok you shood put some pics of people having fun or somthing or the EXABITION cause you can say what date it is comin and people might plan to come at that time and you will get more people coming

Date: 1/15/2008
Name: Madeline Comeau
Location: Peterborough, NH
E-Mail: madeline_ek@verizon.net

Comments: I am in the process of researching my family history and my brother told me that we are from the Acadian line.  I would love more info about the Comeau's of Acadia.

Date: 1/18/2008
Name: Kirstin
Location: Olympia, WA
E-Mail: kirstinrea@gmail.com

Comments: I received this hoax... I maybe would have believed it until I read that the shark DROWNED.  Too bad sharks can't drown... they're fish!


Date: 1/18/2008
Name: Buzz McSwain
Location: Oshawa, Ont.
E-Mail: marjorie222@rogers.com

Comments: Its been very interesting to read up on down home, and will be going down again this year.

Date: 1/18/2008
Name: marjorie mcswain
Location: Oshawa, Ont.
E-Mail: marjorie222@rogers.com

Comments: A beautiful place to visit which I do every year, I have a sister that lives in Cheggogin.Friendly people.

Date: 1/19/2008
Name: Susan Muise Thomas
Location: Pembroke NH USA
E-Mail: sthomas921@yahoo.com

Comments: My Dad and I will be visiting in September 2008. He was born in Yarmouth Nova Scotia and thinks his dad's family is from either Tusket or Argyle area.  We know where our family lived in Yarmouth on his mom's side and will be trying to do some research on his dad's side. 

Date: 1/21/2008
Name: marjorie mcswain
Location: Oshawa, Ont.
E-Mail: majorie222@rogers.com

Comments: Have enjoyed all the time and lovely picture on the web. You people are doing a great job, Thanks Marj.

Date: 1/24/2008
Name: peter kenney
Location: new minas
E-Mail: peterkenney@eastlink.ca

Comments: still looking for information about ''Newspaper"" Joe Leblanc's daughters - Leona and Jean also trying to track down a Louise [LeMaire] Schurman in the Berwick area

Date: 1/24/2008
Name: John Coleman Smith
Location: Cardiff, Wales
E-Mail: petersmith@personainternet.com

Comments: I was born in Yarmouth in 1867, and went to sea at 14yrs old. I left my ship in Wales, in 1881. I am now back, and looking for my family.  My brother was Capt. Smith out of Yarmouth, in the 1880s.
Can anyone help me find my relatives? Please email to my grandson.

Date: 1/28/2008
Name: Kellie Smith
Location: Gloucester, MA / Concord, MA
E-Mail: kjeanr_15@yahoo.com

Comments: I have just started looking into my family geneology with my great-grandparents Georgina Muise & Ambrose Doucette - Surettes Island, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Maybe I will attempt a trip to check out Surettes. Great site!

Date: 1/29/2008
Name: Jr murphy
Location: Little river harbour
E-Mail: r murphy@munargyle.com


Date: 1/30/2008
Name: kerry wright-surette
Location: maine
E-Mail: buanaswoman@aol.com

Comments: i have married a surette and from what i can tell he looks just like he came off the island, lol.

Date: 1/30/2008
Name: jessica bowering
Location: tusket
E-Mail: jessica_bowering@hotmail.com

Comments: i live in tusket... you should have a picture of around my house i live between the p.e.b. school and the dirt road goin to tusket falls that would be cool to se i guess.. cool site pce

Date: 2/2/2008
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
E-Mail: jackie39@pei.sympatico.ca

Comments: I spent most of the past 3 years just outside Yarmouth, and I cannot express how I treasure the memories of that wonderful beautiful area, the people and the services .  It truelly has to be the most wonderful place to live because of the beauty, the friendliness, the wonderful hospital and staff, and the climate.  Thank you everyone!!

Date: 2/14/2008
Name: Sharon Louise Lent-Petersonn 
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: jtdp@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Would welcome a message from anyone who remembers me.

Date: 2/16/2008
Name: Philip Surette
Location: Beamsville On. & Bear River NS
E-Mail: e300@sympatico.ca

Comments: Hello 
I am interested in finding more about both sides of my family.
I am the grandson of George Surette and Mary (Muise) Surette. Son of J.William Surette (late),  G. Nelson Surette (late) was my uncle.
Thank You
Philip George Surette

Date: 2/21/2008
Name: Janis Renee Surette Rock
Location: Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail: surette@charter.net

Comments: Thank you for having this site.  I am a grandaughter of Dennis and Mary Surette from Wedgeport, my father was Sylvain Ambrose Surette.

Date: 2/21/2008
Name: Susan Ann Surette Bergheger
Location: 52 West Church, Mascoutah, Ill
E-Mail: suezq46@yahoo.com

Comments: My father, Sylvain Ambrose Surette, 4/5/1910 - 4/19/2003, was the 9th of 10 children born to Dennis & Mary Surette of Wedgeport NS.  Am interested in any relatives.  I'm the oldest of 3, born 10/11/46, in St. Louis, Mo.  Brother, Roger Surette, 12/2/1948, and sister Janis Surette Rock born 2/7/1961.  Know that Dad's cousin James Surette of Wedgeport recently passed.  His daughter is Annette LeBlanc. Interested in corresponding with any & all relatives.  Visited Wedgeport and Yarmouth in summer of 1976.  Sis and brother have been there several times since.  Greeting to you.  Thanks, Sue.

Date: 2/21/2008
Name: Susan Ann Surette Bergheger
Location: 52 West Church, Mascoutah, Ill
E-Mail: suezq46@yahoo.com

Comments: Visited Aunt Edith Surette (deceased)of Wedgeport in summer of 1976. My father, Sylvain A Surette, 4/5/1910 - 4/19/2003, was the 9th of 10 born to Dennis and Mary Surette.  Would like to correspond with any and all relatives.  Some last names are LeBlanc, Carpenter, and Surette.  I live near St. Louis, Mo where I was born.

Date: 2/22/2008
E-Mail: chaseflahomes@comcast.net


Date: 2/23/2008
Name: edward (comeau) bastarache
Location: po box  2  emmett idaho usa
E-Mail: edwardb@q.com

Comments: just surfing the net . my mom came from or near church point ,my uncle her brother lives there.arthur comeau,thank you for being there.ed

Date: 2/24/2008
Name: Jim Kelley
Location: Framingham Massachusetts. USA
E-Mail: skelley 447@aol.com

Comments: There is a very special woman living amongst you, her name is Linda Campbell, and she lived with my family for a time, long ago, wish her a happy birthday on the 3rd of March, and a happy retirement shortly thereafter, my family was fortunate to reconnect with Linda just recently while she was here attending her mothers funeral, you are a fortunate lot to have as lovely a person as she among you. Best wishes. Jim Kelley

Date: 2/25/2008
Name: Don E Hazelton
Location: Burlington Ontario
E-Mail: dhazelton@sympatico.ca

Comments: Miss those ocean breezes,and the good people that live there.

Date: 2/25/2008
Name: Lois Harris MacMaster
Location: Rossland B.C.
E-Mail: loismac@telus.net

Comments: HI  all that remember me. I was born in Sandford and lived in Short Beach until I moved to B.C. in the early 60's. I still call Yarmouth home and have made numerous trips there over the years .Hope to make it again either this year or next.

Date: 2/27/2008
Name: Ruth LeBlanc
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: ruthleblanc90@hotmail.com

Comments: Thanks for the chance to view pictures of my old neighbourhood and community. I enjoyed it very much. You have done a great job!

Date: 2/29/2008
Name: aiko
Location: philippines
E-Mail: doreenc07@yahoo.com

Comments: i have fallen in love with the place the moment i saw it..so beautiful! and the history is interesting..make me want to know more and more..

Date: 3/2/2008
Name: Laurie Blackwood Pike
Location: Newfoundland
E-Mail: lblackwoodpike@netscape.net

Comments: Just remembering the remote parts of Yarmouth County. Hope your site is up soon.

Date: 3/2/2008
Name: James Hilton
Location: Boston Ma. 02135 US
E-Mail: wolf2525@verizon.net

Comments: Would you have any information about the Hilton Farm, or the Hilton.s in that was in Deerfield ?

Date: 3/3/2008
Name: brenda barrett
Location: tantallon ns

Comments: it was my first time in yarmouth last weekend for our son's wrestling meet for regionals. very much enjoyed the sights,very nice town, every one was very friendly.
(Thank You)

Date: 3/3/2008
Name: Dorothy Vallillee
Location: Yarmouth, NS
E-Mail: doron.val@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I am seeking a picture of EDWARD ANDREW CROSBY who  was born December 10, 1839 in Yarmouth , NS, and died July 4, 1906 in North Queensland, Australia.  He was the son of Andrew Crosby and Margaret Scott and a brother of Charles W. Crosby.

Date: 3/4/2008
Name: Harold Trask
Location: Pink Mountain, BC
E-Mail: hjtrask@netkaster.ca

Comments: I grew up in Sandford and Short Beach. Had a wonderful childhood growing up. Played baseball with the Sandford team and eventually the Gateways. It was a wonderful part of my life. I was back to this area last summer with my wife and 9 year old grandson. I am an eastcoast fisherman that went cattle ranching. Quite a contrast but still love to go back to the ocean and people.

Date: 3/4/2008
Name: joanne gurman
Location: Hamilton ont
E-Mail: rgurman@cogeco.ca

Comments: Great Site and I loved reading  what others say. I just started to do some family research  and stumbled on this site.  I am researching the Hayes family and I understand they lived in the area for kids to attend a 2 room schoolhouse in Sand Beach.  They also lived on Wyman Rd. My grandparents were Arthur Hayes and Lydia {Comeau}. They left Nova Scotia in 1953. Any one know them.

Date: 3/9/2008
Name: Katherine & Ray Garcia
Location: Kitchener, On
E-Mail: rwag52@hotmail.com

Comments: We are planning a visit to your area in the near future and are very excited now that we have seen the various websites of the area. 

Date: 3/9/2008
Name: bruce bain
Location: winnipeg manitoba
E-Mail: dwnhomr@hotmail.com

Comments: Good Day;
     Does anyone have pictures of the old schools that used to be in Hebron.I used to live in Dayton and went to the Hebron schools in the 1960.I was home a few years ago and I went to take pictures of the schools and to show my wife where I went to school and much to my surprise they were gone.

Date: 3/19/2008
Name: amber
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: ambermuise@msn.com

Comments: i need some info on out haritage for a haritge fair at medowfeild school like i just some of the oldest buissnes and science you are govuinor mabbie could you help me ?? please i need help on thin i looked it upp and nothign help like at all i can not find anything please email me some of the oldents places in yarmouth or the most famous peiople that lived hear or liek i dont mean old people but i mean like legends and stuff stuff that not manny peiople know please help me thank you from:Amber

Date: 3/21/2008
Name: Irving Berry, JR>
Location: Winnipeg,MB
E-Mail: sgt33@mts.net

Comments: Would like to hear frompersons who inserted photo of Missionaires. You hav two pers right Seibert Kelly. Ernest Johnson. The origianal Missionares consisted of ERNEST, SEIBERT, GERALD FRANCIS, MALCOLM BERRY.i HAVE ORIGIANAL pHOTO OF THE GROUP SINGING AT UNITED CHURCH ON PARADE STREET IN YARMOUTH

Date: 3/24/2008
Name: janice richards
Location: nanaimo BC
E-Mail: swanbedankt@netscape.net

Comments: I am crossing Canada to breath the good air out there. I live on my sailboat out here. I want to make a home out there.  See you soon.   Janice

Date: 3/24/2008
Name: David L. Gregorski
Location: 7728-6ave.Kenosha Wis.-52143
E-Mail: DGREGORSKI@wi.rr.com

Comments: In the film You me and Dupree the town looks like just the kind of place we"d like to retire in.> If in fact this is the town they used for the film?

Date: 3/27/2008
Name: Sandra (Ashe) Haley
Location: R.R.#2 Yarmouth
E-Mail: sjhaley@eastlink.ca

Comments: Haven't read your guest book for quite some time, but it is always a pleasure 
to read and catch up on. Thank You!

Date: 3/27/2008
Name: Robert Peverill
Location: Roberts Island
E-Mail: rpeverill@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I was hoping to see some pictures of the Island.
---Webmaster comment:  I hope to be doing that area this summer....

Date: 3/28/2008
Name: Grace Amirault
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
E-Mail: grace.amirault@rogers.com

Comments: I just love it here... when I am here, I am "on Sacred Ground"....

Date: 3/28/2008
Name: Tiffany Nickerson
Location: Quinan 
E-Mail: gurlygurl100@hotmail.com

Comments: Hello,my name is Tiffany Nickerson and I am doing a Heritage Project and  I was just wondering if I could have permission to use information on the Tusket Islands from this website? Please e-mail me back as soon as possible, so I know if I can use the information. 
Thank You!
Please feel free o use any inormation on my site.  That is one of the reasons it is there.  webmaster  g.j.leblanc

Date: 3/29/2008
Name: Richard Frampton
Location: Hebron
E-Mail: frampton_dick@hotmail.com

Comments: Resident of Hebron from 1936 until 1956.
Left in January 1956 and joined the R.C.A.F.

Date: 3/29/2008

(in which community?...webmaster)

Date: 3/30/2008
Name: katelyn
Location: sandford
E-Mail: katecrowell@hotmail.com

Comments: love all the info of sandford drawbridge its helpful becauseim doing a proj. on it anyways bye hope to hear from you soon


Date: 3/31/2008
Name: Brenda Gail Crowell
Location: Derrfield Yar. Co N.S.
E-Mail: dianeandgail@eastlink.ca

Comments: Born, and raised in East Kemptville. thats where my heart will alwasy be. just today i found this site ,on my computer  and have been enjoying  it all day . can,t thank you enough. yours truly Gail Crowell

Date: 4/4/2008
Name: wendy deveau
Location: hebron
E-Mail: F.H.Bain is in hebron NOT wellington get your fact


Date: 4/5/2008
Name: christina marshall
Location: winnipeg manitoba 
E-Mail: agnitaray@hotmail.com

Comments: i am trying to find my grandmother regina melanson or louise salunier

Date: 4/7/2008
Name: Brenda d'Entremont-Adams
Location: Amirault's Hill
E-Mail: bradams@eastlink.ca

Comments: I found it interesting to read about some of the history of the area I grew up in. Tusket. Its name sake is interesting as is infomation about the dam and court house. Please put more, it is good to know. 

Date: 4/8/2008
Name: Clara Forsyth
Location: North East Margaree, NS
E-Mail: lenc.forsyth@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: My husband and I recently received an email from someone who is I believe, employed by your town but somehow his email was deleted before we could reply and I'm wondering if you could help me. His name is Charles (Charlie) Jess. I went to school with him years ago and if you could help with an email address or phone # I would appreciate it very much.
We spent 4 years in your area years ago when my husband was manager at 
the Federal Fish Hatchery. Thank you for your help, Clara Forsyth

Date: 4/9/2008
Name: sandra goudey
Location: kingston on
E-Mail: sandra.goudey@hotmail.com

Comments: I so enjoyed the pictures of Overton, especially seeing my uncle's home Lawerence Dugas. I am wondering if you could provide information regarding the "Churn". I remember hearing about it as a child and vaguely remember my father Ralph Dugas taking me there to see the water   "churning" in the air. I wonder if the stories were true,does this really happen? Looking forward to you response  Sandra Goudey

Date: 4/9/2008
Name: sandra goudey
Location: kingston on
E-Mail: sandra.goudey@hotmail.com

Comments: I would love to see more pictures of Yarmouth. I would be very interested in a "then and now" page for all of us who unfortunately have found work elsewhere but miss home. Many of us remember Yarmouth in the 60's and 70's and are surprised when we return. In conversations with old friends, no longer living in Yarmouth, we spend hours trying to determine where places were and what is there now. It would be interesting to see pictures of the old Odeon , the creamery in Milton etc. Exterior and interior photos would be appreciated. thankyou for your time  Sandra Goudey

Date: 4/9/2008
Name: Tina Roach
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia
E-Mail: roacht@inac.gc.ca

Comments: born in Yarmouth hospital, raised in Tusket for 20 years.  left the area in 1970 after completing schooling. Old Homestead (Stewart homestead) situated on the road above the old train tracks/station on what people use to call "Parade Hill".  Across the road from the now "Plum Tree B&B" or the former "Sweeney" homestead.  Nice to visit this site but hope to see more as I do enjoy reading articles in relation to my community. 

Date: 4/9/2008
Name: Sandy
Location: USA
E-Mail: SDRISCOLL@ec.rr.net

Comments: Was looking for cemetaries in Kelly's Cove.You have a beautiful town.

Date: 4/11/2008
Name: brooke pothier
Location: wedgeport nova scotia
E-Mail: brookepothier"hotmail.com

Comments: love the islands, there are so cool

Date: 4/12/2008
Name: Barbara Newell Durkee
Location: Worcester MA
E-Mail: Barb111733@aol.com

Comments: My grandfather was William Oren Newell born 1873 Comeau's Hill he married Nancy May Goodwin of Argyle Sound. They returned to Massachusetts about 1909 where my mother was born.
William's parents were Prince Wm. Newell and Matilda Van Horne.

Date: 4/12/2008
Name: mackenzie
Location: woodstock Ontario
E-Mail: angelbaby_24_175@hotmail.com

Comments: This site is pretty cool . I was looking at it for a school project and read alot of info on here that is pretty cool about Surette's Island.

Date: 4/13/2008
Name: Betty Nickerson
Location: Lepreau, New Brunswick
E-Mail: nickcor@nb.sympatico.ca

Comments: Grew up in Tusket, Nova Scotia.  Yarmouth has certainly grown since I moved away.  Still consider it home.

Date: 4/16/2008
Name: richard nickerson
Location: miramichi n.b.
E-Mail: eldora4@gmail.com

Comments: my father was a native of port maitland,Iam planning a visit in Aug.08 and would be interested in info on hotels and motels in the area.

Date: 4/16/2008
Name: Barbara 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
E-Mail: sunnyday_175@hotmail.com

Comments: The city of Yarmouth looks a perfectly lovely place. It seems everywhere you look, there is the ocean, wonderful!

Date: 4/17/2008
Name: Susannah Pryal
Location: Sammamish, WA
E-Mail: spryal@comcast.net

Comments: Doing some family research. Originally from Massachusetts, I am the granddaughter of Lillian Surette who is the daughter of Minnie Babin and William Surette. (Minnie's parents are Anselm Babin and Marie Muise). Very interesting finding out about my heritage.

Date: 4/21/2008
Name: Don Meuse
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: donmeuse@allstream.net

Comments: I was born in Springhaven. I went to school in Springhaven. I got my mail at the Springhaven Post Office. My birth certificate and my Passport say I was born in Springhaven. "Springhaven" was the only legal and accepted spelling of "Springhaven." Has it ever been legally changed to Spring-Haven, or Spring Haven, or Quinan? If it hasn't, why do people persist is spelling "Springhaven" incorrectly?

Webmaster Comment.  Springhaven is the correct spelling. 

Date: 4/22/2008
Name: George Cann
Location: Sarnia,ON
E-Mail: canngb@ebtech.net

Comments: local history is valuable but often lost with passage of time

Date: 4/22/2008
Name: marc charpentier
Location: montreal
E-Mail: charpentier264@hotmail.com

Comments: yes.ur right i lived on main street and hibernia corner for years. 673 to be exact.but i also worked at the old ellis farm for two summers until it burnt down.half a mile past the hospital..     great memories  thxs for bringing those back.

Date: 4/22/2008
Name: marc charpentier
Location: montreal
E-Mail: charpentier264@hotmail.com 

Comments: i was brought up there my dad being a teacher in the junior high.  loved it.   moved out in 1982.   came back 4 or 5 years later to see house had been demolished in favor of a church   sad... but yarmouth will still remain my youth....

Date: 4/23/2008
Name: Tanya Williamson
Location: Manitoba
E-Mail: bukshot99@hotmail.com

Comments: My Grandmother was a Surette from Yarmouth and we are the Noel Surette decendents.

Date: 4/26/2008
Name: georgia mcmahon
Location: Keene, NH
E-Mail: ggmcmahon@eyeworks.com

Comments: My grandmother's last name was Mood. Hatfield is also a fore-bearer. These names are mentioned in an article from the Net related to the sawmill industry of the late 1800's. I am just beginning to discover my heritage following the death of my mother, who incidentally lived to be 97. Our family also has Native American roots through Mineola Mood, my grandmother. I would like to discover more about our lineage from Tusket. How can this be done? 

Webmaster Comment: Arglye township courthouse and goal houses an extensive archive of geneological and historical data on microfilm and original documents  http://www.argylecourthouse.com/

Date: 4/29/2008
Name: Harvey Churchill
Location: Fontana, California
E-Mail: harvwchurc@netscape.net

Comments: Memories of Yarmouth; swimming in Doctor's Lake by the bridge, a soft ice cream at the Dairy Treat on the walk home, the Exhibition.

I feel very fortunate to have grown up in such a wonderful community. The lessons I learned have held me steady for twenty-six years as a police officer, and five years thereafter living in southern California.
I am so looking forward to a visit this fall.
Best wishes to all Yarmouthians, past, present and future.

Harvey Churchill




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