Dennis Mills, Napanee: “I saw the notice in the L&A Historical newsletter – a good reminder for me that this is a very important part of our cultural heritage!”
Centreville Memorial U.C. moved their July service to OHBC and had a picnic lunch. Their donation is appreciated.
Four Winds Presbyterial donated and challenges other Presbyterials to do the same.
In honour of Rev. Kenneth James Crawford, former trustee and loyal supporter of Old Hay Bay Church – by Stuart & Mary Crawford
The article from the U.C. Observer arrived on Facebook. Such a beautiful church! All blessings to you as you proceed through this restoration.
Donation in honour of Elizabeth Roblin and Solomon Huff – 6th Great Grandparents of my son, Theodore Fennell.
Thank you to you and the other trustees for taking on this big project and helping to ensure the life of this important building for generations to come.
Captain Peter Ruttan, one of the Founders who served with the Loyalist Regiment, the 4th Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers, and who came to Adolphustown in 1783, was my sixth great grandfather on my mother’s side, and I am making this donation in memory of his contribution to the building of the Church.
With best wishes for the success of the campaign and with renewed thanks for your own work.
Robert D. Watt, LVO, AIH,
Rideau Herald Emeritus in the Canadian Heraldic Authority,
Chancellery of Honours, Rideau Hall
Our organization was most interested in the story about your restoration project for this historic church which was in the Napanee Guide.
Part of our mandate is “preserving the past for the future”. We generally confine our efforts to artifacts and archival items for our local area, but this is not just a provincial, but a Canadian historic site.
We wish you every success with this endeavour.
Shirley Sedore, President
Cloyne and District Historical Society
We met when I was working for Parks Canada and we did the national historic site plaque unveiling ceremony in September 2001.
I have always seen the Old Hay Bay Church as one of those places that had a special impact on me, partly because of what the site evoked but, I think, mostly because of the dedication of the people. My wife . . . did some work on the cemetery in the 1990s while working with the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation.
We would like to support the conservation efforts.