by: Jean-Noel Dessaint Les sillons de ma vie, written by a founding member of the Society – Jean-Noël Dessaint – chronicles his life as a farmer, a father and a leader in his community of Sarsfield, in Cumberland Township of Eastern Ontario. Les sillons de ma vie is an invaluable record of local history and Franco-Ontario culture. Available in French only, it is being translated to English by the Society

by: Cumberland Township Historical Society Memories of Cumberland Township tells the 20 year history of the Cumberland Township Historical Society. The book includes pictures, never before seen…taken from personal family photo albums, of the Villages of Bearbrook, Cumberland, Leonard, Navan, Sarsfield, Vars and some of the lost villages such as Canaan. It is 186 pages, written in English and French. Published by the Society in 2006. (ISBN 0-9687196-6-x)

by: Cumberland Township Historical Society An excellent reference for those interested in Dale’s Cemetery in Cumberland Village. “The land for this beautifully situated and well groomed cemetery was given by William Dale. It lies south of Old Montreal Road, about ¾ mile east of the Village of Cumberland, and comprises 7.6 acres in the north-easterly part of Lot 11, Concession 1 of the old Township of Cumberland. We know nothing

by: Gerald E. Poaps   An excellent reference for those interested in the families, businesses and public institutions that comprised Leonard, Ontario in days gone by. Written by Gerald E. Poaps and published by the Society in 2002. (ISBN 0-9687196-1-9). Cost: $15.00 including postage.

by Verna Cotton An excellent reference for those interested in the families, businesses and public institutions that comprised Navan Village, Ontario in days gone by. Written by Verna Cotton and published by the Society in 2000. (ISBN 0-9687196-0-0)

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Jun 2017

Murder in Navan

June 1940. France had fallen to the Germans, and now Hitler had his sights set on England. Spies and saboteurs were a threat to all Commonwealth countries including Canada where people in cities, towns and villages were on high alert for strangers. So it’s not surprising that suspicions were raised in Navan, Ontario on the morning of June 20th when “a stranger with a German accent” who “may have been