|The Kenmore Heritage Society cordially thanks all who have sent us
emails and letters. We strive to remain in contact with everyone who is
interested in our heritage and history.
Letters from abroad
From the Mitchell family of Kenmore, Scotland
Friday, October 7, 2005
Hello to all our friends in Kenmore, Washington
A year on we have been thinking of you all and remembering your
outstanding hospitality extended to ourselves and family last October
and the honour of Keith & Sheila Mitchell days.
We had a visit of Harry & Diane McAllister of 4th Oct - it was so nice to see them again.
Since we were last in touch Taymouth Castle has been sold and work has started on the development of a 6 star Hotel complex.
The caravan site has moved up market with new modern restaurant
and shopping premises with plans to further improve, not quite sure if
the modern building and interiors are right for Kenmore.
A small pleasure cruiser has now been operating for a few months on Loch Tay as a prelude to a larger Steam powered vessel.
Our own bakery business has had a very good season with our ever popular Christmas season now just around the corner.
We are sending you some goody parcels which we hope will this time arrive safely.
Our very best wishes to you all.
Keith Sheila & family
From pupils at Kenmore Primary School,
Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Congratulations! we heard that Kenmore is 100 years old, TODAY! We
hope that you make the most of your centennial, and enjoy your 100th year
of Kenmore as a town. We also hope that you have had happy Christmas in
the USA, it was great over here!
|Wednesday, January 10, 2001
We heard you are celebrating 100 years since your town was named Kenmore.
I hope you had a good time celebrating your Centennial festival and a good
Christmas and New Year. What kinds of things do you do for the Contennial
festivile? It sounds quite fun from the letter you sent our teacher Miss
From Anne Burrell, Head Teacher at
Kenmore Primary School, Kenmore, Scotland
Tuesday, January 9, 2001
We are sending our best wishes for the success of your 'Founder's Day'
Celebrations. I am sure everything will go fabulously well. We hope everyone
will enjoy the best of days. Sounds like a lot of fun! Wish we could be
there to celebrate with you.
Staff and pupils - Kenmore P.S.
From Joy Scharf, Kenmore, Ontario
Tuesday, January 9, 2001
Happy New Year Tom
You don't know me but my address is Kenmore, Ontario, Canada.
I recently received your newsletter and attachments regarding the Kenmore
Heritage Society. Thank you.
My husband was born and raised in Kenmore and certainly is a
true Kenmorian, his surname being Scharf. Kenmore, Ontario is certainly
the home of many Scharfs. As you may know our Kenmore is very small. One
main street with two tiny sub-divisions. We call the subdivisions "Bordertown".
I live in Bordertown. A lot of the people who live in Bordertown were born
and raised by their parents in Kenmore, on Main Street. Nobody seems to
want to leave. This is what I find true country, community spirit.
I do not know the exact population of Kenmore, Ontario. Possibly
500 people, maybe less. My brother and sister live there along with my
husband's mom and three of his brothers. Every family knows every family
(except newcomers who don't want community involvement).
The Castor River, which runs thru Kenmore is nothing shy of a
larger stream, but we like it. Certainly nobody would actually eat the
fish caught, nor would they swim in it.
I was intrigued by the fact that there is an actual Kenmore Society
out there and just want to say "Hi" from your Canadian friends.
All the best to you and yours in the year 2001.
3204 Fetterly Drive
From Tom Gillmore
Thanks from Kenmore, Ontario
Thursday, January 4, 2001
Thanks for the information from your historical society and news
from Kenmore, WA. I'm a relative newcomer to our Kenmore having moved here
only 7 years ago.
I grew up in Ottawa though, so I am attached to the area and take great
pride in living in our village just southeast of Ottawa.
You may be interested to know that as of January 1, 2001 a number
of municipalities surrounding Ottawa were amalgamated into a new "City
of Ottawa". I'm confident that our village will continue to be referred
to as Kenmore.
I'll be sure to discuss your letter with others to make sure
that some of the older residents in the village know about your society;
there are a few individuals that know quite a bit about the history of
our village and have some good archives.
Congratulations on your fine work. I hope your January 10th Founder's
Day celebrations go well.
All the best in 2001.
Thomas A. Gillmore
Kenmore, Ontario K0A 2G0
Kenmore, Ontario is in The Township of Osgoode in
Canada's National Capital Region, just
south of Ottawa, the Nation's capital
city, and 45 minutes by car from New
York State on the U.S.A. border.
From Anne Burrell, Kenmore, Scotland
April 8, 2000
It is interesting to read about your community of Kenmore. I am the
Head Teacher at the school in Kenmore, Scotland. During the summer term
the children will be designing a school website and we have been looking
at various websites to give us ideas. The village of Kenmore is very small.
There are only 55 children in the school, so like your classes in the early
years, there are a mix of ages in each class.
It has been very interesting to read about your community.
From David Kenmore, Isle of Man
April 15, 2000
I come from the Isle of Man, I was quite suprised to find
that there was a place in America called Kenmore as this is my last
the Isle of Man there are only three Kenmores' me, my brother and my
and there are very few in mainland Britain. We are all interested in
out where our name came from, all we know so far is that there is a
Scotland called Kenmore and that there is a small possibility that
first came into the British Isles' when a cow hearder from Normandie
over with William the conquerer who conquerd Great Britain in 1066.
I would be interested to find out who where the founding
Kenmore and when it was established, if you please e-mail me back I
would be most grateful.
yours faithfully David Kenmore
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