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Yarmouth Guest Book  Volumn #115 , 2008
Date: 4/30/2008
Name: Kathy Nickerson
Location: Pubnico, Le Village historique
E-Mail: katnick@klis.com

Comments: Checking the web site to help me with a tour I'm doing for Calvin d'Entremont.
Je va chercher encore plus!
Kathy Nickerson

Date: 4/30/2008
Name: kathy Nickerson
Location: Pubnico
E-Mail: katnick@kklis.com

Comments: Just checking for info to do a tour from Yarmouth to Pubnico. Sorry we coudn"t stop everywhere!
kathy Nickerson
Program Director
Le Village historique acadien

Date: 4/30/2008
Name: G. Exley
Location: Saanichton, BC

Comments: Enjoyed learning about this from my daily crossword

Date: 5/2/2008
Name: Holly Surette
Location: Milton Ontario
E-Mail: hollyrothernel@hotmail.com

Comments: A beautiful Place, can't wait to go back!!

Date: 5/2/2008
Name: Kim Landry Richards
Location: South Africa
E-Mail: kim1122atyahoo.com

Comments: Godfrey, your photos brought tears to my eyes and brought back so many wonderful memories! Kim 

Date: 5/2/2008
Name: lucile demers
Location: london ontario
E-Mail: ldemere193@rodgers.com

Comments: I have driven by Kemptville many times and have never stopped to visit, next time I am in the area I most certianly will spend some time there. I think I have missed a treasure.

Date: 5/3/2008
Name: aaron leblanc
Location: edmonton alberta
E-Mail: wimpee@shaw.ca

Comments: Hello Yarmouth, I have never seen a sunset as beautiful anywhere as the sunsets  in Yarmouth , I really miss them , some of you may remember me , my Dad was Levi Leblanc and was the chief of police . I've enclosed my e-mail address if any is interested in contacting me.

Date: 5/3/2008
Name: Ron Meuse
Location: Victoria BC
E-Mail: meuserj@Yahoo.RemoveThis.com

Comments: My grandfather was Perrier Ambroise Meuse and I have been absorbing my ancestry for many decades, especially having toured Comeaus hill, Tusket Islands and Bellville with my uncle Roland many years ago.
Many thanks to all those who have kept all those family histories alive thru research and publications.

Date: 5/6/2008
Name: Marie (Richard) Nickerson
Location: Cold Lake Alberta
E-Mail: ladycavalier_@hotmail.com

Comments: Some of my ancesters came from this area and one day I will visit there to do some geneology.  I look foward to seeing it's history.

Date: 5/7/2008
Name: Shelly Moreau
Location: Lochaber West, Quebec
E-Mail: shellymoreau@xplornet.com

Comments: I and my family and another family of 4 are to visit Sandford area this coming August 2008 - have rented a cottage on Short Beach Road.  We are so looking forawrd to the ocean view, the fishing, the scenery, and hiking on Brier Island.  Many thanks for an informative sight. Shelly Moreau, 979 Route 148, Lochaber West, QC J0X 3B0

Date: 5/12/2008
Name: Marj.McSwain
Location: Oshawa On.
E-Mail: marjorie222@rogers.com

Comments: One of the most beautiful places to drive through, You see water and wild life always. 

Date: 5/16/2008
Name: Ruth Deveau
Location: Port Alberni BC
E-Mail: wldeveau@telus.net

Comments: my husband and I were born and raised in yarmouth we married and mover to bc 35 years ago 

Date: 5/18/2008
Name: Not Saying
Location: None of your business

Comments: Okay , what is the point of putting pictures of peoples houses without permission..? I think this whole site is Stupid.
Webmaster Comment : They were for people to enjoy espicially those away from home.  Read the comments .. Most people were very happy with this.  The concept must have caught on... Check out Google: Go to Boston, for example click on street view. Sorry you don't get the point.  But most people do.

Date: 5/23/2008
Name: Deborah Surette-hattie
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: madhattie@eastlink.ca

Comments:ron meuse signed the guest book looking for me in 2005 ive just come across this, we knew each other in 1976 he came for a vist on surettes island,  hes email address is  now invalid, so if you every check back here id love to hear how your life has been  deborah

Date: 5/23/2008
Name: Jim lee
Location: winnipeg,mb
E-Mail: jimlee44@shaw.ca

Comments: I am looking for two lost sister,s,who moved from winnipeg,manitoba to kemtville ns around the mid 1950,s. One of the girls names was or is Janis Rosemary Hopkin, or HOPTON. ANY Help would be apresiated.thanks

Date: 6/5/2008
Name: Tracy Allen
Location: Cape Sable Island
E-Mail: t_lynn_a@hotmail.com

Comments: I am looking for my husbands brother and sister . They were from my father in laws first marriage. FIL was Robert Caleb Allen of Gavelton his children were Carol and Bobby (Robert). If anyone has any infomation about either of them please E mail me.

Date: 6/6/2008
Name: Rosanne Ogden
Location: Yarmouth Nova Scotia
E-Mail: rosanneogden1@hotmail.com

Comments: Viewed the site, very good. Looking to see more history of the people who lived in Comeaus Hill...

Date: 6/10/2008
Name: Charles R. Reeves II
Location: Carson City Nevava USA
E-Mail: shilo_csa@clicksouth.net

Comments:  I am the grandson of  Waverley A. Reeves longtime resident of Port Maitland and Kemptville. I spent many summers at his cottage in Port Maitland and the camp on the Tuskit River near Oakland lake .My strongest memories are of the old drying racks full of freshly hung cod and the wonderful aroma it gave the village. I plan to bring my children next summer on the Bluenose and show them where the Reeves' came from. 

Date: 6/10/2008
Name: Donna Lee Moody Wake
Location: Atlanta, Georgia/N.W. Florida
E-Mail: irishlass01@comcast.net

Comments: Well hello to those in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia reading this.  I was born in Yarmouth and left in 1972.  Not many good memories, unfortunately. Beautiful place but terrible childhood.  Best memories I guess would be a few good friends, Olivia Ross, Brenda Surette Fourgere and Clarke Paynter.  Lived in New York City many years and worked on Wall Street.  I now live between Atlanta and Florida managing my own rental properities.  Love the heat of the south.  Feel free to drop me a line, love to hear the latest news.  Oh yes, I do miss the AWESOME lobster, ha.

Date: 6/11/2008
Name: Simon Palmer
Location: Hardwick England
E-Mail: simon.palmer@team-consulting.com

Comments: I'm trying to trace my family on my Canandian fathers side (Palmer), mainly from Chegoggin, Hebron, Yarmouth etc. Any help would be most appreciated! Any more pics of Chegoggin like street shots, Baptist church etc?

Date: 6/11/2008
Name: Warren C. Ellenwood
Location: Miller Place, Long Island, NY
E-Mail: ellnwood@optonline.net

Comments: Neat site! I'd like to know how Ellenwood Island got its name.

Date: 6/12/2008
Name: Leonard B. Dalton
Location: Melrose, Massachusetts
E-Mail: lenny15@comcast.net

Comments: Generations friend of the Max Hamilton family of Yarmouth, N.S.

Date: 6/13/2008
Name: richard moulaison
Location: st. cathrines ont.
E-Mail: richpaul@sympatico.ca

Comments: i love to see how my home town is progressing  we moved to st. cathrines  8 yrs ago tto be with some family members we are both retired  and yarmouth is  and always will be  our home town . keep up the good work   with the latest  happenings 

Date: 6/14/2008
Name: Richard Leavitt
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada. USA
E-Mail: richardleavitt@gmail.com 

Comments: Thank you.I am just trying to gather more information on the Little River Tolling dogs(Tollers)and Andy Wallace.

Date: 6/21/2008
Name: Susan Maloney
Location: Silver Spring MD 20910
E-Mail: susankmaloney@gmail.com

Comments: I was so excited to find your website. My uncle was Jack Allan, nephew of the Wetmore "girls" who frequented the cottage of Fan Allen. Many times  when I was young my family would meet Uncle Jack Allan and Aunt Kathleen Maloney Allan and stay at the cottage. 
My husband and I actually tried to find the cottage with no success on a trip north last year but with no success.

Date: 6/24/2008
Name: Gary Porter
Location: Yellowknife NWT
E-Mail: porter@theedge.ca

Comments: Just a note to say Hi and to say I have after twenty plus years a new E mail, porter@theedge.ca if anyone would like to contact me.

Date: 7/3/2008
Name: Jefferson A.G. Hatfield
Location: Ballarat,Australia
E-Mail: jeffhatfield38@hotmail.com

Comments: I'm a possible decendant of Nathaniel Hatfield,'i am directly related to Captain Jacob Hatfield of the ship Friends Adventure,sailed from England to Tusket,1783. Also have ties to loyalists who settled in Tusket in late 1700's and I am trying to trace family histories from there....feel free to email me with any help on this.

Date: 7/4/2008
Name: Mary Molascon Ditzer
Location: Fulton, New York, USA
E-Mail: mditzer@hotmail.com

Comments: I am researching our family geneology and believe that there is a link to the Melansons or Moulaisons of Nova Scotia.  From your beautiful photos of this area, I certainly hope that I will find a close tie to the area.

Date: 7/15/2008
Name: Teri A. Surette
Location: Melrose MA , 02176, USA
E-Mail: TerSur@comcast.net

Comments: Surette by marriage.  Looking for lineage for my grandchildren.

Date: 7/15/2008
Name: Gil Surette
Location: Rocco Point, NS
E-Mail: gilsurette@hotmail.com

Comments: Good Ole Surette's Island! The stage for my earliest and fondest memories. My first look at our world as a small boy. If one could only travel thru time!!

Date: 7/18/2008
Name: Bob O'Connell
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: bobbbrenda@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Was wondering whether anyone or their family knew Earl O'Connell( my father) from south end.Or his brother Guy. Please email any info.

Date: 7/25/2008
Name: Carl Fenton 
Location: Calgary , Alberta 
E-Mail: angeloil@telus.net

Comments: I sure like looking at pictures of Yarmouth , Im 87 years old and hope to make a trip there one day soon...

Date: 7/25/2008
Name: Estelle Fenotn
Location: Calgary , Alberta 
E-Mail: angeloil@shaw.ca

Comments: It certainly would be nice to visit there again my last vist was in 1951

Date: 7/27/2008
Name: Bill Hughes
Location: Cameron Park, CA, USA
E-Mail: kathehughes@sbcglobal.net

Comments: We are on our way across the US to Toronto, then by VIA to New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia next week.

Date: 7/28/2008
Name: Dale Whitenect
Location: Meaghers Grant N.S

Comments: Grandfather resided their; Thomas Whitenect

Date: 7/29/2008
Name: Sandy Christie
Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
E-Mail: achristi@cableon.net

Comments: I remeber well being one of the first to sign the guest log book way back when it first began.. I have revisted it on many occaisions looking for familiar names, even found a few. I made other enteries just to keep my email address current. I have even gotten responses from old friends who recognized my name.
It is such a joy to here from someone you haven't seen in a really long time.
 I got to make a couple of trips home in the not too distant past. Even though things have changed to where I nearly didn't recognize it, YARMOUTH still is and will always be my home town. I get so home sick sometime I can't hardly deal with it.
 I have a few health issues I am dealing with. Just about the time it looks a little favorable as far as another trip home something else goes wrong. I will keep trying. I have to admit, although it'll probably curse me by doing so, I haven'y felt as good as I do right now for a long time. Guess I better get to making some very hopeful plans. Will keep you all,(at least the ones who read the guestbook) informed. Got to run. God bless all of my good friends and family up there and keep an eye out for me,
Sandy Christie

Date: 7/30/2008
Name: michanx
Location: Moscow
E-Mail: asssa@chicggaa.com

Comments: Thank you!Your site is very nice 

Date: 8/2/2008
Name: J Craig Stevens, MD
Location: Clark Fork, ID
E-Mail: JCS60319@yahoo.com

Comments: I am the great grandson of Alfred H Durkee or Carlton, NS. My grandmother, Inda Durkee, was born upon the ship, Balclutha, in the Indian Ocean in 1899. The ship is now a floating "maritime" museum in San Francisco. I grew up listening to my grandmother's stories of living at sea until she was 6 years old. Capt. Alfred Durkee had many siblings, icluding J. Stanley Durkee. I have been researching the Durkee / Dennis geneology (which goes back to the Mayflower X 6) and was hoping to meet some of my Nova Scotian relatives when I travel to Nova Scotia - This Week! My cell# is 208-255-8789 and I will be checking emails the next few days - Best wishes - Craig

Date: 8/3/2008
Name: Laurent d'Entremont
Location: Lower West Pubnico
E-Mail: laudent@hotmail.com

Comments: Just to say I was happy to see a picture of my 1931 Model A Ford Woody wagon, included in the heading of this web page...
Link:  http://www.yarmouth.org/villages/argyle/history/woody/index.htm

Date: 8/3/2008
Name: Shelly Moreau
Location: Lochaber West, Quebec
E-Mail: shellymoreau@xplornet.com

Comments: Will be visiting at the end of August 2008.  Looking forward to it.
Thank you.

Date: 8/4/2008
Name: susan sinclair
Location: edmonton, alberta
E-Mail: susansinclair_257@hotmail.com

Comments: Trying to find out information regarding tourist activities for the week of August 8 - 16, 2008 in and around the  surrounding area
The link below should provide the information you need.

Date: 8/5/2008
Name: Irving Malccolm Berry
Location: Winnipeg ,MB
E-Mail: sgt3@mts.net

Comments:Wish some persons of Yarmouth would contact me.

Date: 8/5/2008
Name: Karlene Shaw McBay Stocker
Location: Kitchener Ont
E-Mail: Kmcbay@sympatico.ca

Comments: Hi !
Love the site,made me a little homesick too!
I have so many fond memories of ballgames between Sandford and Overton. We would all climb in the back of whoever had room in their truck,sing songs coming and going and cheer for our team. 
Are there any teams still playing?

Does anyone there have any history of the Yarmouth Citizen's Band?
Still love outdoor band concerts!Keep up the good work...

Date: 8/6/2008


Date: 8/6/2008
Name: Sharon Surette Nelson
Location: Exeter New Hampshire 
E-Mail: man32462@comcast.net

Comments: I am the grand daughter of  "Lennie" Porthier and  "Howard" Surette who settled in the city of East Boston Mass

Date: 8/6/2008
Name: Sharon Surette Nelson
Location: Exeter New Hampshire
E-Mail: man32462@comcast.net

Comments: Just chaecked out the guest book this is great My grandparents came to the US around 1920 they had one child my dad his name was Howard he has passed away 2/11/98 but my mom Luella is still alive My grandmother was a pothier she had 3 sisters natilie rose and frances 
My grandfathers dad was Job  I believe he had brothers named Robert and I believe Job can't think of any others his sister was Nina get in touch with me if we're related I would love to talk 

Date: 8/7/2008
Name: Susan Whitehouse
Location: Weymouth,MA USAMy great grandf

Comments: My great grandfather Bertram Whitehouse was from Roberts Island. I hope to visit someday.

Date: 8/7/2008
Name: Alan Easton
Location: Scotland U.K
E-Mail: a.easton@blueyonder.co.uk

Comments: i visited yarmouth for 3 months in the summer of 2000. while i was the i was made very welcome by everyone and i thoroughly would reccomend yarmouth n.s as a great place to visit. the day i went home i almost cried because i loved it there so much so much so im looking in to property there now yarmouth n.s will always have a special place in my heart

Alan easton

P.S im trying to contact albert and judith poole formally of a/js toys downtown if anyone can help please get in touch

Date: 8/12/2008
Name: shari macgillivray
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: shari_momma@hotmail.com

Comments: I found the information about the island extremly interesting, and in formative

Date: 8/13/2008
Name: Alexander D. Christie
Location: Gulfport, MS USA
E-Mail: achristi@cableone.net

Comments: I put in another short entry in a few weeks ago and was just now looking at some other entries and noticed I had my email address entered incorrectly. Not that there would be people standing in line to contact me so I thought I better get it corrected. So what you have now is correct. I shall reserve an hour each day to respond to  all the people who remember me and will take the time to drop me a line, even if you just want to cuss me out. It gets awful boring and lonesome being where you are pretty much house/wheelchair bound. I know there are some of you hiding out there, like the sweet little thing that used to take a walk with me when our band was taking a break at Maivellete (sp?). You really were a sweeheart!!
Maybe if I started making entries like that I might get a few more responses. Might give it a try.
Take care of the old home town for me, OK?
Sandy Christie

Date: 8/14/2008
Name: Judi
Location: Abbotsford, BC
E-Mail: bjhomeyer@shaw.ca

Comments: I am very interested in finding about any of the Irish settlers who first came to Nova Scotia. 
Will keep looking over your site.

Date: 8/15/2008
Name: Nicholas Goodwin
Location: Stockton, CA.
E-Mail: NicholasGoodwin32@yahoo.com

Comments: I did a searched for my name and argyle, yarmouth, Ns made up the majority of the matches. Awesome really i would love to visit this town someday

Date: 8/16/2008
Name: Chiara White ( Jacquard )
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
E-Mail: onlyiamchiara@yahoo.ca

Comments: Hello everyone! My name is Chiara White (formerly Jacquard), my dad is Paul Jacquard, and I am coming to Yarmouth on September 19th/08. I am coming to see my aunt Viv. Was suppose to see my grama, Hilda,  but she passed away in June. I don't think I have been in Yarmouth since I was about 2. Trust me that's a long time ago. I am very excited. I am bringing my son Matt and his girlfriend Jenna. 32 days and counting. I am hoping to see alot of stuff and alot of relatives. I only have a week so it will be go,go,go. I want to find Wanda Haley. She is a cousin. I just met her in April, here in Red Deer and then 4 days later she moved back to Yarmouth. Anyway I am very excited to see Yarmouth and my family. You will probably be able to spot me easily, I will be the one with the camera around my neck, snapping pictures in every direction. Can't wait to get there. See you all soon.

Date: 8/20/2008
E-Mail: macphed12@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Comments: You need to correct 2 words in the Hello message.  Change their to there and then to than.

I have corrected it...  Thank you.

Date: 8/20/2008
E-Mail: achristi@cableone.net

Comments: Be careful not to add the "e" on the end of my last name in my email address. I won't get your email and that would be tragic for me.
I need a little help from some/one of my remaining friends in Yarmouth. I had a pretty good email address book and in the process of changing email services I lost pretty much all of the people who's address was in Yarmouth. Through diligence I have gotten them all back with one exception. It would mean so much to me if one of you know her and get in touch with her for me. Tell her I carelessly lost her email address and would love so much to hear from her again. Her name is Heather,and I don't know if her last name is still Green or if she married and has a different last name. We had corressponded back and forth a few times and the topic of if she was married never came up.
Would you plese get in touch with her and let her know that I would love to hear from her and that I am sorry I lost her address. It would mean a lot to me. Heather's father was a great man and a good friend to me when I needed some male influence in my life and I truely do not want to loose touch with the family.
As a side note, I go in the Hospital on the 18th of Sept for brain surgery, turns out the little bump on the outside of my head was a whole lot bigger and benign on the inside. Doctor's won't say too much to me about the possibilities of the results of the surgery. Chin up and put it in God's hands. He's taken pretty good care of me this far, I'm not going to give up the faith now. Sorry everybody, I did not mean to get off onto that subject, but since I did, could I bother you to whisper a little prayer for me. I do so badly want and need to come back home one more time.
From a longtime homesick Yarmouth boy,
Good luck and God bless each and every one of you abundantly,
Sandy Christie

Email    achristi@cableone.net

Date: 8/21/2008
Name: Sandy Christie
Location: Gulfport, MS USA
E-Mail: achristi@cableone.net

Comments: I did not discover the mistake I made in my last posting,yesterday, until I had already sent it off. In fact it was my wife who pointed it out to me. With regards to the surgery I am going to have in Sept, it is to remove a "MALIGNANT" tumor.There has always been plenty of room in my head because my brain takes up so little space. I feel like such and idiot. But I guess when you have more stuff in your head than there is room for, I guess you should be able to get by with a mistake once in a while. Quite actually, it was abnormal behavior(more so than is normal for me even),that caused the suspicions which lead to the diagnosis.
Anyway, I love all of you and I am truely sorry for the mistake.
Would love to hear from some of you, before Sept 18th if you can manage to do that for me. You klnow I would do it for every one of you.

Date: 8/22/2008
Name: Nina Saulnier
Location: Toronto, Ontario
E-Mail: ninasaulnier@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi there -
I am from the East Coast and am coming home next summer to get married. I want to book the Grinders to play but can't see anywhere on the internet that I could see/hear them play. Does anyone know where I could find something like that please?


Date: 8/23/2008
Name: Maureen Mootrey
Location: Windham, NH
E-Mail: mmootrey@comcast.net

Comments: My Grandmother was Elizabeth Surette.  My Husband's Grandmother was Irene Muese.  Both were from Surette's Island.  I found your website while trying to track our family roots.  We have been to Surette's Island many years ago.  A beautiful place!

Date: 8/26/2008
Name: Tanya Williamson
Location: Glenboro Manitoba
E-Mail: bukshot99@hotmail.com

Comments: Was there in july 2008 to visit family and was the best time of my life. Cape forchu is a must see. Went to see it after dark and it was a blast.

Date: 8/29/2008
Name: dan watson 
Location: nova scotia
E-Mail: buff watson@eastlink.ca

Comments: A very good article .   Thanks

Date: 8/29/2008
Name: Dennis
Location: Halifax/Yarmouth
E-Mail: info@ytrader.ca

Comments: I love Yarmouth.org :) Thanks for providing a good resource. Feel free to visit my Yarmouth Trader site at http://www.ytrader.ca/. It's a free online marketplace to buy and sell good in Yarmouth and surrounding areas.




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