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2023 UELAC Hybrid Conference & AGM: “Where The Sea Meets the Sky”
June 1st to 4th, 2023, Richmond/Vancouver, BC
Hosted by the UELAC Pacific Region Branches (Vancouver, Chilliwack, Victoria, and
Thompson-Okanagan) – (Vancouver Branch – Main Host)
[Read this Introduction with logo, printable pdf and pass along to others]

The 2023 UELAC first-ever HYBRID Conference will be simultaneous with the AGM and other conference events. So please, Mark your Calendars and join us in Beautiful British Columbia.
We have been apart, much too long!
Members and Guests will join either, ‘In-Person’ or ‘Virtually’ for most conference events, including the AGM. Eleven Guest Speaker presentations have been arranged for all conference participants. In-person attendees will also have the opportunity to attend ONE all-day tour on Friday. A box lunch is included. Daily detailed schedules will be forthcoming.
What will follow in the coming weeks will be our introduction to the 2023 Conference Guest Speakers, their biographies, topic, and presentation content.
When the 2023 Conference Planning Committee began their search for proper speakers, we decided to focus within the five UELAC Regions: Pacific, Prairie, Central West, Central East and Atlantic. We looked for new exciting, and informative presentations with topics on the Loyalist era. It is the hope of the 2023 Conference Planning Committee that our eleven presentations will educate, inform, and entertain all conference attendees, whether they are attending in-person or virtually.
Stay tuned for future updates to the 2023 UELAC Hybrid Conference, “Where the Sea Meets the Sky” website at at ; also our regularly produced “Loyalist Trails,” and the UELAC Facebook private site, as the weeks progress toward the 2023 Conference launch date, Thursday, 01 June 2023 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Richmond, British Columbia.
Many prospective 2023 UELAC Conference attendees have booked their Hotel Reservations and their discounted airflights. For those attending guests from other places, all is advertised at the Conference website.
The 2023 UELAC Hybrid Conference Committee is please to introduce the MAIL-IN Conference Registration Form for those attendees, whether they are attending ‘in-person’ or ‘virtually,’ who do NOT wish to register ONLINE. For those wanting to register online and through PayPal, another Registration Form will be forthcoming in the days ahead.
To register now, open the 2023 Conference Registration Form, Print it OFF, fill it in and MAIL to our Conference Registrar, Christine Manzer UE, ASAP. All information is contained within the Registration Form. Consequently, do not miss the EARLY BIRD inclusive pricing.
The pandemic had a seismic impact on ‘in-person’ meetings and events, requiring organizers and attendees to adjust to a whole new reality. The Pacific Region of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada is eager, willing, and prepared to host our Community and to Honour our Loyalist ancestry, heritage, and history.
UEL Hugs will be awaiting!
Loyally, The 2023 UELAC Hybrid Conference, “Where the Sea Meets the Sky” Planning Committee

UELAC Scholarship Applications Deadline Approaches
Thanks to many generous donors UELAC Scholarship money is available to MA & PhD history scholars. The application deadline of February 28, 2023 is approaching. Students should be using the next few weeks to prepare an application and references.
Does your work or the work of a student you might know support the experience and legacy of Loyalists of the American Revolution?
The UELAC Scholarship committee would like to see more applications from Canadian universities. Information about the scholarship was sent, by email, to 38 History Departments in Canada. Do you, Loyalist Trails reader, know someone who teaches, works or studies at a Canadian University? Is the student about to graduate with a BA in history? Do them a favour and let them know about the UELAC Scholarship for graduate studies. By doing so you will be assisting the work of the committee. We are grateful for any help. Find info on

Solomon and Elizabeth Powell: First Loyalists Along the Richibucto River. Part One of Two
copyright Stephen Davidson UE
Although Solomon and Elizabeth Powell were Quakers, they sided with the British crown rather than remaining neutral during the American Revolution. In the spring of 1783, they joined other Loyalists who had found refuge on Long Island and boarded evacuation ships bound for the mouth of the St. John River.
When Elizabeth died in 1837, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma summed up her life in just two sentences. In addition to noting that the 91 year-old Loyalist woman was “in full possession of her strength and facilities until a short time before her death”, it also revealed that she and her husband were the first English speakers to settle on the Richibucto River.
This 80-kilometre waterway is situated in eastern New Brunswick and empties into the Northumberland Strait that separates Prince Edward Island from the mainland. Located at the river’s mouth, the town of Richibucto (originally dubbed Liverpool by its English settlers) was once the third largest port in New Brunswick. It had several shipyards and was the departure point for timber bound for England. Four kilometres up river from Richibucto is Rexton, the birthplace of British Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law. Although this part of Kent County is rich in history, its Loyalist past is seldom highlighted.
Usually original settlers become persons of note in local histories, but the fact that the Powells were the first Loyalists to make their homes in the eastern part of New Brunswick did not receive any further media attention following Elizabeth Powell’s death until The Chignecto Post fleshed out more of the family’s story in July of 1889. Four years later The Review shared the Powells’ adventures with its readers, adding more details to their biographies. Forgotten for over a century, the story of Solomon and Elizabeth is certainly deserving of being retold.
Solomon Powell was born in Poughkeepsie, New York to Caleb Powell and Clement Hallock, two Welsh Quakers, sometime in the early 1740s. His mother died at age 27 shortly after delivering her seventh child, suggesting that her death may have been related to a difficult birth. Solomon’s father married a woman named Meary in the early 1750s. They would have six children by 1766.
The oldest of the Powell children, Solomon became a blacksmith and then married Elizabeth Wright in 1769. The groom was 27 and his bride was 24. Four years later, they had their first child, Solomon Junior. Powell’s blacksmith business must have been doing well, for he traded a £150 horse for 30 acres of land in Pennsylvania in 1776.
The family moved to this “wild land”, but difficulties with the local Indigenous people (whom Powell later described as “troublesome”) caused them to return to New York’s Dutchess County. By this point in time, New York’s colonial assembly was urging its citizens to endorse a document known as the Articles of Association. It wanted to present a united front to the British authorities, but the pledge of endorsement made no direct reference to taking up arms or separating from the Mother Country.
The pledge contained support for the Continental Congress and opposed “several arbitrary acts of the British Parliament”. It hoped for reconciliation between the colonies and Great Britain that would be based on “constitutional principles”. In the Powells’ home county of Dutchess, 1,820 men signed the pledge and 964 men refused to do so. Though a loyal colonist, Solomon Powell was one who signed the pledge in his precinct.
Having returned to Dutchess County and sided with those who sought a reformed relationship with Britain, Powell bought a sawmill in in 1777 and built a house nearby.
Despite being a member of a Quaker congregation that held pacifist beliefs, Solomon Powell was compelled to serve in a local Patriot militia, and “frequently was forced to go out with them”. It may be that since he signed the pledge to endorse the Articles of Association in 1776, Powell was expected to act on his perceived political principles.
According to one family story, Powell’s true political colours were eventually discovered when he refused to “make or repair arms for the enemies of his majesty”. Local Patriots put the Loyalist blacksmith in jail. He was later able to escape on a snowy night. “There being a light snow on the ground, he got on top of a fence and ran a long distance, knowing that search would be made for him as soon as he was missed.”
Because they assumed that Powell had returned to Elizabeth and his three sons, “a band of rough men entered his house searching every nook and corner for him, … shoving their swords through and under the bed where the children were sleeping and telling his wife that they meant to remain until he was found.
Powell had actually sought sanctuary in his parents’ home. One family story says that his brothers “were divided on the great question of the day“. Powell had 8 brothers and stepbrothers. Later testimony from his father said that the senior Powell had “five sons who quitted the Country & took refuge within the British Lines & acted with the army.” So in the end, most of the Powell men served the crown.
Solomon’s stepmother, “being a staunch Quakeress, was very decided in her views and argued if they would only have patience, the King would see his mistake and all would yet be well.”
Despite his pacifist upbringing, Solomon Powell joined the British army in 1779 because “he could not live peaceably at home.” Rather than taking up arms against his fellow Americans, Powell served as a guide to 14 or 15 men for the Loyal Americans regiment. It was at some point during his service that he relocated his family to Long Island where he returned to work as a blacksmith.
Colonial refugees who had found sanctuary near British fortifications on Long Island made up the majority of the Loyalists who sailed for what is now New Brunswick in the spring fleet. The Powell family were members of a company of refugees known as the Bay of Fundy Adventurers. Solomon, Elizabeth, and their four children left New York City in April of 1783.
The victualing records for Fort Howe, located at the mouth of the St. John River, note that the Powell family began receiving rations from its commissary soon after their arrival. They would receive food and provisions for the next year, giving the displaced family time to consider where they would settle with other Loyalists along the St. John River.
The conclusion of the Powell family’s story will appear in next week’s Loyalist Trails.
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By Stratagem and Hard Fighting: The Improbable Capture of Eleven British Ships…at Sorel Quebec Nov 1775
by Mark R. Anderson 12 Jan 2023 Journal of the American Revolution
On the third day of November 1775, Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery and his Continental army triumphantly concluded a taxing two-month siege with the surrender of British Fort St. Johns and its 600-man garrison. Their invasion of Canada had finally gained momentum. A week later, the Continentals assembled on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, ready to cross the river and take their next objective, Montreal.
British Governor Guy Carleton had already recognized that Montreal was not tenable. On Thursday, November 7, he ordered his last 150 British regular soldiers, government officials, prominent Loyalists, gunpowder stores, and other military supplies to be loaded aboard eleven sailing ships: the brig HMS Gaspée, armed provincial schoonersIsabella, Maria, Polly, and La Providence, transport schooner Reine des Anges, sloops Brilliant and St. Antoine, and three smaller, unidentified sailing vessels. The governor and his deputy, Brig. Gen. Richard Prescott, embarked on Gaspée to lead the mass evacuation downriver (northeast) to Quebec City. Read more…a must read of Canadian history.

Patriots and Politics, Redcoats and Reconstruction: General Nathanael Greene’s Grand Southern Strategy
by H. Allen Skinner 10 Jan 2023 Journal of the American Revolution
Major General Nathanael Greene’s military career presents a paradox to historians: how could a Quaker, unlearned in the art of war, become one of America’s foremost Revolutionary War generals? While historians have extensively studied Greene’s exercise of tactics and operations, Greene’s formulation and execution of grand strategy—the linking of economic, governance and security objectives with military action—is poorly understood. How did Greene develop his strategic expertise? What shaped and influenced his formulation of grand strategy? What were the results of his strategy and operational plans? These questions can be answered using information derived from contemporary correspondence and reports, supported with quality secondary works.
Simply put, grand strategy is the combining of all national instruments of power to attain a specific national-level objective. American grand strategy at the outbreak of war was simplistic at first, focused on survival through military means, while diplomats sought support from Britain’s European enemies. The British defeat at Saratoga in October 1777 conferred a degree of political legitimacy to the American cause and brought about the desired European alliance. By 1781, American grand strategy concentrated on attaining sovereignty in all thirteen states. Consequently, Greene’s grand strategic goal was to establish undisputed American sovereignty over Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. To do so, Greene focused on ejecting British and Loyalist combat units from the region, suppressing the civil war between Patriot and Loyalist factions, and reestablishing legitimate civilian governance. Read more…

Book: The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776
By David Price. Westholme Publishing (December 22, 2022)
The Battle of Harlem Heights is an under appreciated milestone in American military history. The engagement on upper Manhattan Island on September 16, 1776, was the first successful battle for George Washington’s troops in the quest for independence from Great Britain and presaged the emergence of an effective fighting force among the citizen-soldiers who made up the Continental Army. The cooperative effort of regiments from New England, Maryland, and Virginia—whose men lacked any sense of national identity before the Revolution—indicated the potential for this fledgling army to cohere around a common national purpose and affiliation and become the primary instrument for securing America’s right to self-rule.
The action began when a contingent of rangers led by Col. Thomas Knowlton of Connecticut encountered British light infantry while conducting a reconnaissance mission on Washington’s orders. What began as a skirmish transformed into a full-fledged battle as both sides reinforced, and a heavy engagement continued for several hours until, with ammunition running low, the British withdrew. Washington decided not to pursue and risk confrontation with a larger force, thereby keeping his army intact.
In The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776, David Price conveys the significance of the Continental Army’s first victory and highlights the role of one of its key participants, the largely forgotten Knowlton—the “father of American military intelligence”—who gave his life during the action while urging his rangers forward. No matter how many times U.S. Army troops have recorded a battlefield success over the past two and a half centuries—whether on American soil, in a European wood, across a Middle Eastern desert, or on a Pacific island—one thing about that history remains indisputable. They did it first at Harlem Heights.

Death, Restitution, and Legal Pluralism in Upper Canada
By Nathan Ince 9 January 2023 in Borealia
On July 14, 1832, Jacob Sahkeconabe was shot and killed by Joseph Graverod. Both individuals involved in this tragedy were young, variously described as boys, youths, or young men, but otherwise they came from different backgrounds. Sahkeconabe belonged to the Anishinaabe community of Mnjikaning, more often known to outsiders as Yellowhead’s village. For his part, Graverod was described as a “half-breed” who was living at the nearby settlement of Coldwater. It seems likely that he belonged to the métis community that had relocated from Drummond Island to the eastern shore of Georgian Bay in 1828. Despite sharing important cultural elements, including quite possibly the Anishinaabe language, these two individuals nonetheless came from distinct communities that had only become neighbours some four years earlier.
Had Graverod belonged to Mnjikaning or a related Anishinaabe community, it is entirely possible that restitution for Sahkeconabe’s death would have been made without recourse to the legal system of the colony of Upper Canada. Things being as they were, however, the local coroner was summoned, an inquest was made on the body, and a jury was convened, all presumably with the cooperation of the Anishinaabe of Mnjikaning who were eager to see the perpetrator held to account. The jury, however, ruled that Sahkeconabe’s death had been an accident and declared Graverod entirely innocent.
Upon learning the verdict, the relatives of the deceased were “highly dissatisfied,”… Read how this was resolved; an interesting twist…

18th Century Wigs and Wigmakers
Sarah Murden, 9 Jan 2023, All Things Georgian
The use of wigs began prior to the 18th century, but they were very much in vogue throughout the 18th century and were known as either periwigs or perukes, and remained fashionable until the advent of hair powder tax which was part of the government’s way to find more ways to increase the empty coffers, at which time their prevalence diminished, and it wouldn’t take many years for au naturel to become the fashion. The terms periwig and peruke appear to have been interchangeable terms and it’s interesting to note the decrease in size of wigs over the decades as we can see here. Read more…

Call for Books to Review for 2023 Spring Loyalist Gazette
(Publication Date, early May 2023)
Do you know of a recently published book on the Loyalist era or the American Revolutionary War?
The UELAC Loyalist Gazette Editorial Team is looking for books recently published to be reviewed by one of our many LG Reviewers and have it featured in our upcoming 2023 Spring UELAC Loyalist Gazette.
Please contact the Team at…

Loyalists in the Bahamas
I am a regular volunteer at our Bahamas Historical Society Museum. We have a wonderful display of artefacts and documents. There is a nice Loyalist section as it was their large influx which really got the colony to move forward.
This afternoon (12 Jan 2023) a young man from near Syracuse New York came in for a visit. I told him about the meeting last night and Fort Oswego.
He promptly brought out his cellphone and showed me several colourful photos of the fort as he often goes there. It indeed looks like it was a significant fortress. I was very surprised and such a coincidence after last night’s meeting about Fort Frontenac by Jean Rae Baxter UE, with mentions of Fort Oswego.
Thomas Wardle

Upcoming Events

A Captured British Light Dragoon Carbine
Emily Parsons 20 Jan 2023 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
The American Revolution Institute
Join Deputy Director and Curator Emily Parsons for a discussion of a British Pattern 1756 light dragoon carbine and the winding road it took to seeing action in the American Revolution. In May 1776, just two months after the British had evacuated Boston, a Massachusetts privateer captured an armed British transport ship, the Hope, near Boston Harbor. The enemy ship was filled with arms and equipment meant for the king’s troops. More details and registration…

List of Loyalist Certificates Updated with those issued in 2022 until December 31
The list of UE Certificates issued since late in 2012 — showing the Loyalist ancestor, name of descendant (when permission is granted), branch and date — has been updated with the certificates issued through 31 DEcember 2022.
The list can be seen at Loyalist Certificates Issued
These have also been added to the appropriate Loyalist in the Loyalist Directory.

UELAC Loyalist Directory: New Contributions
Entries which have been added, or revised, this week, with thanks:

  • From LInda Jobe Maj. Jeremiah Allen is noted as being one of the Port Roseway Associates who arrived in Shelburne in 1783, with wife Mehitable, but then later settled at North West Arm, Cape Breton Island. See a short biography and research notes.
  • From Lynton Bill Stewart and Lynda Curran, Col. Thomas Pearson of South Carolina served in the Little River Regiment, 96 Brigade. He was a Loyalist refugee twice, first in East Florida, and then in Nova Scotia. He settled on the Halifax-Hants Boundary. See the short biography by Barry Curran UE. Thomas was Noted in in “The Loyalist Refugees from East Florida (Part 2)“, by Stephen Davidson, in Loyalist Trails 2015-#30 (July 26, 2015).
  • From Andrew Payzant often with some base details by Lynton Bill Stewart
    • Zephaniah (Zephyneah) Parr (Pars) was first a corporal in Emmerick’s Chasseurs. After the Chasseurs were disbanded, he joined the British Legion as a private. In 1784 received a 100 acre Loyalist Land Grant in Port Mouton, Queens County, Nova Scotia.
    • Abraham (Ebrum) Lozier (Lauzier) a corporal in the British Legion was granted 200 acres in Port Mouton
    • John Hovenden was commissioned a Cornet in the British Legion, in which two of his brothers were already commissioned, late in the Revolutionary War. He was granted 600 acres in Port Mouton.
    • Sgt Michael Hayes (Hays) enlisted by 1778 in the Bucks County Light Dragoons, later part of the British Legion, from which it is highly likely that he resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 250 acre grant in Port Mouton. Died in 1786 in Liverpool NS (hanged).,
    • Drew Ridely 100 acres in Port Mouton. With Col. Tarleton’s British Legion, he was taken prisoner following the Battle of Cowpens in Feb 1781, and not released until after June 1783.
    • Cpl Charles Stewart at Philadelphia on 10 Nov 1777 joined the Philadelphia Light Dragoons, later with Col. Tarleton’s British Legion. Married Susanna, children Aaron and Charles Jr.
    • Ensign Thomas Stanley enlisted in Emmerick’s Chausseurs on 24 Feb 1778 as a Sergeant, promoted to an Ensign. In 1779, Emmerick’s Chausseurs were broken up, and Thomas transferred to a new British Legion infantry under Captain McPherson. Sailed to Nova Scotia on HMS Clinton. 650 acres at Port Mputon.
    • Michael Largin 200 aqcres at Jordan River East, Shelburne County. Served with the British Legion, married Elizabeth Welsh (4 children). Appointed Naval Officer at the Port of Shelburne in 1784 and accidentally drowned there in 1790 when his boat sank.
    • Lt. William Robbins (Robins) 550 acres in Port Mouton. He was assigned to the British Legion as Cornet in 1779 and served with them through the Southern Campaign to the surrender at Yorktown. After the surrender, William was chosen by lot to accompany the soldiers to prison in Lancaster.
    • Cpl. William Ketcheson 200 acres at Port Mouton NS. Dragoon under Lord Cornwallis, Emmerich’s Chasseurs, Loyalist Regiment, The British Legion. He resided in Port Mouton, Nova Scotia for a number of years; then settled with family in Hay Bay ON, then Sidney Twp ON. Short biography.
    • Jasper Leslie 100 acres in Port Mouton. He is enumerated in the 1838 census at Port Mouton and passed away in 1839. An excellent summary of Jasper Leslie’s military service written by Todd Braisted (maintainer of the Royal Provincial website) was published in the UELAC Loyalist Trails newsletter in 2009.
    • George Hammett 200 acres in Port Mouton. That settlement was entirely destroyed by fire in 1784, and most of the settlers relocated elsewhere.He appears in the New Dublin Township NS poll tax records in the 1790s.
    • Andrew Hagan enlisted in the British Legion 19 June 1780, and served as a private soldier, was captured at the Battle of Cowpens and held prisoner up to the summer of 1783 when he returned to the Legion at New York, was disbanded at Port Mouton, and received a 100 acre land grant there.

If you are willing to submit some information, send a note to
All help is appreciated. …doug

From the Twittersphere and Beyond

  • 13 October 1786 at Woodberry’s Tavern in Aylesford, Nova Scotia heard the memorial of Brigadier General Timothy Ruggles, and others, by the Commissioners to hear claims for Loyalist losses during the American Revolution… Brian McConnell UE
  • Loyalist family names mentioned in this book (Old St. Edward’s Church & The Loyalists, by Brian McConnell UE include: Amberman, Ditmars, Jones, Polhemus, Purdy, Ryarson (also sp. Ryerson), Van Horn, and Vroom. Book available from Amazon Canada, US and UK… Brian McConnell UE
  • This week in History
    • Jan 12, 1773: The first museum in the American colonies is established in Charleston, SC. It exists today as the Charleston Museum. Happy 250th
    • 13 Jan 1773: Prince Hall and others deliver a petition to the the Massachusetts state government calling for their freedom under the state Constitution’s guarantee of an unalienable right to freedom.
    • 11 Jan 1775 Francis Salvador becomes the first American Jew elected, taking a seat in SC Provincial Congress.
    • 9 Jan 1776 Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” published in Philadelphia, an instant best-seller.
    • 10 Jan 1776 NC Royal Gov. Martin issues proclamation calling on Loyalists to restore Crown rule in the province.
    • 12 Jan 1776 Congress specifies handling of expenses incurred for board and lodging of enemy officers taken prisoner.
    • 13 Jan 1776 British attempt to raid Prudence Island, Rhode-Island for sheep, are driven back by Patriot forces.
    • 7 Jan 1777 East-Florida’s Royal Governor Tonyn informs Crown that estates of Royal officials were seized in Georgia.
    • 8 Jan 1777 British withdraw all forces from New-Jersey except posts at West Brunswick and Perth Amboy.
  • Clothing and Related:
    • 18th Century dress, robe à la polonaise this term is often applied to any late-eighteenth-century dress with back drapery, but it should be reserved for a dress with a fitted anglaise back & a skirt that can be drawn up on interior tapes into swags.
    • 18th Century dress, listed as a Robe a l’anglaise but the buttons on the skirt indicate it could have been worn a la polonaise. Hitching the skirt of the overcoat off the floor. 1770-1780
    • Bodice and stomacher detail of an 18th Century dress, Robe à la française, silk plain weave (taffeta) with silk supplementary-weft patterning & silk passementerie trim, French, 1760’s
    • 18th Century men’s coat. The most remarkable feature of this otherwise unadorned frock coat is its eccentrically coloured, fake leopard spot pattern. Lets take a closer look at that fabulous fake leopard spot pattern. The markings, woven with black & white silk, are part of the pile of a turquoise velvet c.1785
    • 18th Century embroidery sample for a men’s Court coat, silk thread, silver wire and glass, 1790’s
    • 18th Century men’s Court coat, by this time the floral embroidery had gone somewhat out of fashion now worn only for wear at Court. 1790-1800
  • Cooking:
    • Broccoli is a pretty dish by way of salad in the middle of a table; boil it like asparagus, lay it in your dish, beat up oil with vinegar and a little salt. Garnish with nasturtium buds.” Hannah Glasse 1747. Delightful?
  • Miscellaneous
    • Whalers’ caps, 1600s, in the Rijksmuseum. Found by marine archeologisis on skeletons inside a shipwreck. The caps were to help them recognise one another in poor visibility.
    • Just finished up this special project. The brief, to distill seasonal colours of Dartmoor using locally gathered plant stuffs. The individual ribbon bookmarks will be bound into this publication: Spirit of Dartmoor From L to R: Heather, hawthorn, alder/gall, nettle.

Last Post: ONLEY UE, The Honorable David C.
Toronto, January 14, 2023. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has released the following statement on the death of the Honourable David C. Onley, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2007-2014):
It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of the Honourable David C. Onley. On behalf of the people of Ontario, I convey my deep condolences to his wife Ruth Ann, to their children Jonathan, Robert, and Michael, and to their extended families.
Mr. Onley served our province with distinction as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. He was a valued friend and colleague, and I was always grateful to receive his counsel, particularly in the summer of 2014 following my appointment as Lieutenant Governor. Read more…
His Honour received a Loyalist Certificate as a descendant of John Comfort UEL from Toronto Branch in June 2008.

Last Post: BORLAND UE, W. Keith January 31, 1930 – January 3, 2023
Keith was the beloved husband (65 years) of the late Deneyse (2018), loving father of Lysa, Richard (Lisa), Stephen (Louise), and Karen (Cosimo), brother of . Wellington “Wimpy” Borland.
Born in Warsaw, Keith lived most of his life in Peterborough, initially working as an accountant at Outboard Marine before becoming instrumental in the establishment of the retraining division for Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough.
Keith was an avid, enthusiastic photographer. In retirement, Keith, and wife Deneyse operated a home-based stained-glass business. He was well known as an expert within the stained-glass community.
Keith enjoyed travelling well into his eighties. He was a talented, artistic, hobbyist who loved nature, gardening, and his beloved dogs.
Visitation and Service and other information at Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre.
Kind, generous, and loving, Keith will be sorely missed.
Keith was the photographer for many years for Kawartha Branch, of which he was a charter member. He received his Loyalist Certificate as a descendant of James Van Alstine UEL in October of 1979.
Robert McBride UE

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