March 28th 2016
Remembering Verna Mae Weeks (1919-2016)
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of respected author, historian and long-time former Mississauga resident Verna Mae Weeks on March 16th, 2016.
Verna (nee Denison) was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Roy Weeks, and leaves behind two children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Verna is fondly remembered by many friends in the community. Remarkably, Verna recorded her stories and memories, as well as captured the spirit of local history, in seven remarkable books:
"My Villages of Mississauga" (1986), "Lakeview: More Than Just Land, Volume One" (1990), "Lakeview: More Than Just Land, Volume Two" (1990), "Lorne Park: Dreams of Long Ago" (1993), "Port Credit: A Glimpse of Other Days" (1995), Cooksville: Village of the Past" (1996), and "Erindale: the Pretty Little Village" (1999).
In 2000 Verna was the recipient of the MHF Heritage Award for her exceptional work in preserving and documenting Mississauga’s heritage.
Verna will be missed.
February 2nd 2016
From The Mississauga News:
After death of patriarch, Hustler family vows to fight on as owners of the last working farm in Mississauga
September 1st 2015
Remembering former Mississauga Mayor Ron Searle (1919-2015)
Ron Searle, who was Mayor of Mississauga from 1976-1978, passed on August 29th at the age of 96.
June 15th 2015
Torontoist articles remember the Mississauga of the Credit River:
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June 11th 2015
Native Teachings: Walking in a Good Way Series at The Grange
2nd Session: “Seven Gifts of the Seven Grandfathers”
with Ernest Matton, Little Brown Bear
Join us on Thursday, June 11th, 7:30-9:30 pm to experience and learn of the Seven Gifts of the Seven Grandfathers with Ernest Matton, Little Brown Bear
Hosted at The Grange, home of Heritage Mississauga
$25.00 at the Door or $20.00 in Advance
“The Grange” is located at:
1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON
Please call Diane 416-418-0962 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org