Transcribed and submitted to the LCGS website by Robert T. Bond.
June 18, 1886
|We regret it becomes our duty this week to chronicle the death of one of Almonte’s esteemed citizens and a gentleman favorably known throughout the whole district – Mr. Joseph BOND, Jr. – The sad event took place at his residence here early on Tuesday morning last, after a l engthened period of suffering from that terrible disease, softening of the brain. Although not unexpected, the news of Mr. Bond‘s demise was received with a deep feeling of sorrow by those who were intimate with him. He was 47 years of age. Up to a few years ago when he became affected with the malady that clung to him till death, he had been in the best of health and possessed a gentility of temperament that enabled him to carry a ray of sunshine wherever he went. He was born in Carleton Place, where he lived with his parents till he was about 17 years of age. He then went to Perth and learned the tinsmithing business from Mr. John BUTTER. He also spent a few years in the United States, perfecting himself in his trade and afterward started business here in Carleton Place and for a considerable time was highly successful. The nature of his trouble was such, however, that he was compelled to give up business entirely a year or two ago and since that time he went down gradually in mental and physical vigor. He leaves to mourn his decease a wife and five children to whom the sincere sympathy of the community is offered in their bereavement.|
|CARLTON PLACE HERALD,|
February 4, 1902
|VERGING ON THE CENTURY|
|Mr. Joseph BOND, a former resident of Carleton Place, died on Sunday at the patriarchal age of 96 years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. WILLOUGHBY, in Cardinal, Ont. where he has been residing for the past year. The deceased was a native of Dublin, Ireland, but emigrated to this country seventy-five years ago. In 1834 he became a resident of Carleton Place where he remained some forty years. Subsequently he removed to Almonte and was for a number of years a respected resident of that place. Since the death of his wife twenty-eight years ago, Mr. Bond spent a good deal of time with his children of whom there was a large family. Eight survive. George, Lanark; Robert, Ottawa; Richard, British Columbia; Mrs. WILLOUGHBY, Cardinal; Mrs. (Senator) Wm. TEMPLEMAN and Mrs. John THOBURN, Victoria, B.C.; and Mrs. Samuel McADAM, Toronto. The funeral is tomorrow under the supervision of the Masonic Order.|