The Brydons

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121 in St. John's ward McKee, Therza Anne (I3563)
122 in St. John's ward Ringham, Elizabeth (I2551)
123 indolent ulcer Brydon, Hannah Amanda (I7041)
124 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Brydon on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Grace Hospital, aged 81 years. Don was predeceased by parents Albert and Norah and mother and father-in-law, Mary and Reuben Groves. Leaving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 48 years, Agnes; son Stuart, daughters Melanie Russell (Gregory) and Michelle McDonald (Michael) and six grandchildren Alex, Katie, Stephanie and Evan Russell and Nicole and Sean McDonald. Born in Winnipeg on September 22, 1928, Don was adopted at the age of two by Albert and Norah Brydon. Don lived in Birtle until he was 14, when he and his family moved to Neepawa to live in the family homestead. When Don turned 18, he joined the R.C.A.F. and upon discharge five years later, he attended the Agricultural School in Brandon for almost three years. Once he decided farming wasn't for him, Don and good friend Stu Browning made their way to Winnipeg. He worked several years for MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Company (Bristol Aerospace) where he met his future wife. Never one to jump into things quickly, he finally proposed to Agnes after six years of courtship and they were married November 25, 1961. Don and Agnes enjoyed a long and loving life together. They shared a love of their Scottish heritage and spent many happy years dancing together with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). Countless friendships and memories were created through their associations with the Lord Selkirk Boys Pipe Band, the RSCDS, the Manitoba Highland Dancers Association and the many summers spent volunteering at the Mug Pub Pavilion of Folklorama. In August of 1987, Don was forced to retire after surviving a near-fatal car accident, but the cottage they purchased at Winnipeg Beach the following summer, provided them with many summers of happiness and relaxation. And of course, his favourite times at the cottage were when his children and grandchildren came out to spend time with him. Don and Agnes enjoyed many holidays together including a family trip to Scotland, a trip alone to Italy and several winter holidays in Florida, Texas, Arizona, Hawaii, California, both coasts of Canada and several visits to Toronto. In 2008, they travelled to New York City to enjoy a holiday with both daughters and all six grandchildren. Don will be forever missed by his loving family and friends. We would like to thank all those who were involved in Don's care at the Grace Hospital - for treating him with such dignity and respect and for the compassion you showed his family during this difficult time. Brydon, Donald Brian (I4161)
125 J/14164 Royal Canadian Air Force

The Register, Berwick, 8 November 1945

Tribute to Francis BRYDON - by Allison Best - "Pilot Officer Francis Samuel Brydon, RCAF, went overseas in July, 1943. In the early morning of June 1, 1944, the bomber in which he was flying as navigator set out on a bombing mission to France. They reached their target successfully. and were on return trip, about twenty minutes flying time from the French coast, when they were picked up by searchlights and became the target of ack-ack guns. One motor was damaged and the plane set on fire. Three boys baled out but Francis and three of his companions were unable to escape before the plane crashed." Frances took his high School work at Somerset, where his whole life was spent until, at the age of nineteen, when he volunteered in the RCAF, and took training at Truro, Lachine, Quebec and Rivers, Manitoba, graduating at the latter place as Sergeant Navigator in June, 1943. His commission as Pilot Officer came shortly before his service ended at twenty-two years of age. His friendly nature and ready smile won him friends everywhere. Early in his teens, Francis united with the Berwick Baptist Church, and was a regular attendant at service there, and at Sunday School at Somerset. Guided by his strong Christian principles, he developed into splendid manhood - strong, ambitious, clean, reliable and upright. Those who watched him develop and knew him best, loved and admired him most and often said, 'Francis will make something of his life.' The Commanding Officer of his squadron in England wrote, 'Francis was extremely popular with his squadron and fast becoming an ace navigator. He is greatly missed by his comrades.' "One of his bomber comrades, who survived him, said of him, There wasn't a harder worker or more conscientious navigator. I am proud to have been privileged to fly with Francis. He was a game fighter and completely loyal to the best traditions of the Service." "Rest in peace under the beautiful sky of France, Son of Canada and glorious martyr; You have given your life for our deliverance your name be forever blessed in heaven." 
Brydon, Francis Samuel (I6601)
126 January 1943...
Interviewing officers assesment...
"Stocky lad, good education, alert and keen. Well motivated. Good appearance and manners. Very keen on pilot duties. Has over 30 hrs. logged solo in Taylorcraft. This lad should do well."

"Applicant has been interested in Air Force for sometime. Parents refused to give consent when he was 17 and a half years. Has read technical literature - built model planes and taken instruction in flying. One brother in R.C.O.C. No parental objections now. Seems a steady, confident type, motivation sound. Accepts selection but prefers pilot." 
Brydon, Edward Dale (I33)
127 John Bertram was born in Peeblesshire and spent his childhood at his family's home there. He attended the Parochial school at Eddlestone and afterwards took up an apprenticeship at Galashiels, in the County of Selkirkshire, where he learned the trade of a machinist with his uncle, Thomas Aimers.After finishing his schooling, John moved to Galashiels, in the County of Selkirkshire to work as an apprentice.
In 1852, a month after he married, John and Elizabeth Bertram sailed for Canada They arrived in Montreal in July but the city was devastated by fire so they continued on to Toronto then to Dundas on a suggestion for employment. John and Elizabeth established a home in Dundas for a short time before the factory in which John worked had to layoff workers. After losing his job, John Bertram moved his family to a hundred acre bush farm in Kent County along with Elizabeth's brother James Bennet. In Kent County, John built a log house for his family and lived there with his family for five years until 1862, when the iron business had picked up again, allowing John to move back to Dundas to work as an engineer. John's work in Dundas prospered allowing him to construct a mansion, called Glenholme, for his family overlooking the Bertram Works. John Bertram lived in Glenholme until his death in 1906.
Bertram, John (I1098)
128 John Ross was born in 1811 in little York He has devoted his whole life to agriculture and purchased his present farm lot 7 concession 4 in 1836. His early experience was such as has been the lot of many and he suffered all the inconvenience and hardships of a pioneer life. In 1836 Mr Ross married Emma Elson of England they had eleven children all of whom are alive and prospering their names being as follow: Thomas, Philip, Sarah, James, Carrie, Elizabeth, Henry, Richard, William, James, Ruth and John. Mr Ross is a member of the Disciple Church and is a Reformer in politics.

-- source: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Biographical notices , C.B. Robinson, 1885 - Toronto (Ont.) -- 
Ross, John (I3546)
129 John Tennant Bryden, son of Thomas Bryden to Helen Georgina Ruth Carman, daughter of Frederic Carman Bryden, John Tennant (I7686)
130 Kenneth R. Bryden Jr., 62, of Exeter, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of Beverly (Wilson) Bryden and the late Kenneth R. Sr. Ken was a 1972 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and earned his Eagle Scout Badge with Troop #352. He was employed as an assistant operator at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, Hanover Township.

In addition to his father, Kenneth R. Sr., he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, John V. Gunsior; and nephew, Jason Bryden.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, the former Deborah Gunsior; and children, Danielle Bryden and Kenneth R. Bryden III. He is also survived by his siblings, Richard and Denise Bryden, of Mountain Top, Kirk Bryden, of Pittston, and Amy Bryden-Biscontini; mother-in-law, Maria Rose Gunsior; siblings by marriage, Leonard and Carol Gunsior, Rebecca (Gunsior) and Phil Worby, Michele Gunsior, John and Carlene Gunsior; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kenny will be remembered for his love for his family, his outgoing, fun-loving nature and his laughter and contagious smile. He was always ready for each day's adventure and embraced life to its fullest. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family will have a celebration of Kenny's life from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Arturo's Restaurant in DuPont (lower level.) Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit

Published in Times Leader from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2017
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Bryden, Kenneth R. Jr. (I12108)
131 Living in St. James ward. Short, Elizabeth (I2365)
132 living with widowed father. Murray, Phyllis Brydon (I6000)
133 living with widowed mom and aunt Brydon, Susan Virginia (I7942)
134 Lot 12, Concession 8 (the property is owned by her brother Thomas) Oliver, Mary (I2289)
135 Many of the old residents will remember the advent into King Township of the late Richard Perry who bringing with him his wife and three children settled upon lot 24 concession 7. He was born in Ireland in the year 1797 and was thirty four years of age when he came to Canada and located in this section in 1831. Young vigorous and active possessing moreover the peculiar energy of his race he was in a word just the sort of pioneer required in a new and undeveloped country.

The large and productive acreage now under cultivation by his sons testifies to his strong and determined purpose to rank not among the least of those who first laid open the forests of Ontario as a foundation for new industrial enterprises During his lifetime he exerted himself in all matters that would prove of benefit to the community and by that means succeeded in gaining the respect of all his neighbours His strongly imbibed Conservatism and his genuine attachment to old fashioned political ideas may at times have caused him to ill conceal his dislike to the Reform element which in his day broke forth in such a startling manner and culminated in the Rebellion of 1837 8 Mr Perry at the commencement of the affair seeing the Rebels with their pikes painted red and uttering treasonable menaces made with the assistance of his son John sixty five rounds of ball cartridges and was at Bond Head before daylight next morning offering his services to Colonel Dusen The gallant Colonel complimented Mr Perry upon his vigilance and declared that he was the only one who up to that time was prepared to meet the insurgents He lived to the good old age of eighty two years and his death which took place in 1879 was felt as a personal loss throughout the section.

-- source: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Biographical notices, C.B. Robinson, 1885 - Toronto (Ont.) -- 
Perry, Richard (I759)
136 Marion R. (Lamont) Bryden, 88, of Albion died Monday, March 14, 1994, at Briskie's Adult Foster Care in Albion. She was bom Feb. 2, 1906, in Sheridan Township to Myron and Rosa (Linebaugh) Lamont. She graduated from Albion High School in 1924, moved to Jackson in 1928 and to Horton in 1934 and returned to Albion' in 1944. Mrs. Bryden was a clerk at McClelan's Dime Store for 23 years, retiring in 1968. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
On-Aug. 26, 1925, she married Robert C. Bryden in Albion. He died Dec l7, 1980. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Morgan of Elkhart, Ind., and Ruth Neufer of Marshall; sons, John Bryden of Jackson and Robert Bryden of Holland; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren..."
-- source: Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, Michigan, Pg 2, 16 March 1994 -- 
Lamont, Marion R. (I11088)
137 Married, four children. Saunders, Kitty Toby (I2703)
138 Married, one child. Brydon, Agnes (I3324)
139 Married, seven children at home. Mitchell, Margaret (I13016)
140 Married, seven children. Belo, Rhoda Gertrude (I11218)
141 Married, three children at home. Brydon, Barbara A. (I2849)
142 Married, three children. Bryden, Eliza Jane (I5331)
143 Married, two children at home.
Says immigration in 1876. 
Stults, Abigail (I10838)
144 Married, two children. Godwin, Ada (I11227)
145 Married, two children. Hansen, Elizabeth Lowell (I10830)
146 Married. Gerard, Harriet Mae (I4144)
147 Married. Johnson, William John Dickieson (I6694)
148 McDOUGAL. In Pittston. on Monday night. Nov. 12th, Mr. John McDougall, aged 47 years. The deceased was a native of Scotland. He had lived in Pittston many years, raised a large and respectable family and had by bis genial nature endeared himself to all who knew him. The cause of bis death as we are informed, was disease of the kidneys and finally congestion of the brain. His afflicted family have the deepest sympathies of the writer and those of the entire community.
-- source: Pittston Gazette, November 15, 1866 -- 
MacDougal, John (I10948)
149 Minister of Kettleby Methodist/United Church (King Township, York County, Ontario) between 1895-1897.
source :
the source's source: United Church Archives 
Robinson, Rev. George Wesley (I1823)
150 Mr. Joseph Casella, of Waltham, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 84. Joe was the beloved husband of 54 years to the late Shirley M. (Bryden) Casella.

He was born on February 20, 1929 in Waltham a son of the late Luigi and Carmella (Repisardi) Casella. He graduated from Waltham High School and continued his studies at the college level including many courses at Harvard University. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Joe was a lifelong Waltham resident and proud to be from the community.

Joe worked for twenty eight years as a police officer for the Registry of Motor Vehicles which later merged with the Massachusetts State Police, retiring in 1993. During that time, Joe continued to drive his signature Mack truck for thirty years with Fiorello Fuel Company and the Brewer Trucking Company for fifteen years before his retirement in 2007. He loved driving his signature Mack truck that he put over a million miles on.

Joe was a member of the National Rifle Association and looked forward to his annual trips to Camp Perry in Ohio for marksman competitions for which he earned many trophies.

A farmer at heart, Joe planted his own vegetable and flower garden from seeds he grew in his own greenhouse every year since 1965 at his home, sharing his vegetables with everyone.

Joe touched many lives with his generosity and will always be remembered as the best husband, father, and grandfather. He adored his family and enjoyed spoiling each of them. He is and always will be their hero.

Joe was predeceased by his daughter, Cheryl A.Casella; his siblings, Mary Lucas, Ida Welch, Angelina McLellan, James and Salvatore Casella.

Joe leaves his children Joseph P. Casella of Shirley, Charles L. Casella of Lowell, Cathy M. Mirabal of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, Richard J. Casella of Baltimore, Maryland, Karen L. Torres and her husband, Alan, of Waltham and Lisa J. Hanley and her husband, William, of Waltham; fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Louis Casella and his wife, Mary, of Townsend, Carmello Casella and his wife, Tilda, of Waltham, Frank Casella and his wife, Louise, of Waltham and Rose Palumbo of Fayetteville, Georgia; several nieces and nephews, and his very pampered cat, Baby Kitty Luna.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joe's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday May 16th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning when his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720. 
Casella, Joseph (I12181)

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