Compiled by Dorothy Shier and the people of Wilfrid
Edited by Dorothea Helms
Layout by Rich Helms
ISBN: 978-0-9684646-4-9 Softback
Some printed copies are still available from Dorothy Shier at email@example.com for $10 plus shipping.
Ontario’s history is flavoured with the everyday life of the people who lived in its hamlets and villages — those who braved oceans, forests, rivers and droughts to settle in this rugged, beautiful land.
This is the story of one such hamlet — Wilfrid — and was compiled by current and former residents to commemorate the surroundings they and their ancestors have loved, and still love.
This history on the community of Wilfrid I would like to dedicate to Bryce Park, friend and neighbour to this great community. Bryce was the inspiration behind writing this book. In December 2006 at the Wilfrid Hall, Bryce said, “Dorothy if we don’t get started on this book, I wouldn’t be able to remember a dam thing.” Little did I know that we would be writing this book without help from Bryce, who passed away March 7, 2007.
The whole community and others who once lived in Wilfrid have worked on this project, doing research on their homes and on their forefathers’ homes and businesses, and writing their memories of growing up in Wilfrid. Thanks to everyone for searching for pictures and getting the correct names.