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Duncan (Picket) McDonald

2006 Jun

Duncan W. McDonald, the son of Hugh Allan McDonald and Catherine MacLeod, was born on January 8, 1906 in Glen Sanfield. He married Mary Marcella McDonell, daughter of Angus A. (Sandy) & Margaret (Weir) McDonell and had three children, Theresa, Margaret and Daniel. As with many Glengarrians, Duncan’s roots go back to Scotland; his grandfather, […]

Ken MacRae

2006 Jun

Ken’s interest in most things Celtic was a direct inheritance from his parents. His mother was a Carlyle, a Scots family much involved in literature and the arts including music. Consequently, she excelled as a pianist and some composition while the interests of his father, John D. MacRae, a member of Parliament, were genealogical and […]

Edna MacMillan

2006 Jun

Edna was born on July lst, 1906 in the 7th Concession of East Hawkesbury Township, Prescott County, to Angus Malcolm MacKinnon and Maude Hope. In the winter of 1917 the family moved to the Brodie Road. She often remarked what a change there was between two communities. It was much more social in Brodie with […]

The Brigadoons

2006 Jun

Formed in 1971 by Rob Taylor, the Brigadoons have promoted Glengarry’s Celtic music for more than thirty years. Over those many years the band has had many members who epitomized the vast talent present in our county. The original band consisted of Bob Burnie, Gaye Leroux, Jamie Wood, Brian MacDonell and of course, the founder, […]