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127 Church Street
P.O. Box 370
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Phone: 1-613-256-3313
Fax: 1-613-256-6300
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James Desmond "Des"

October 10, 1933 – October 16, 2018

James Houston
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Condolence From: Peppy Mocko
Condolence: A true Vallee boy. So much fun! Tales and jokes galore.Almonte has lost an awesomen son
God Bless you Des
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Condolence From: Capres Amory
Condolence: Sorry to hear about your dads passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Saturday October 27, 2018
Condolence From: Barry Roxburgh
Condolence: I never met Mr Houston but my late father Bill Roxburgh who worked many years for the City of York in Toronto met him at a conference. If I remember their discussion started from a 'where are you from' basis and Des was surprised my father had an Almonte connection through his daughter I law, one of the Rosamond clan. They kept in touch for many years after I believe and my father said he was a really nice man. Our condolences to the family.
Barry & Anne Roxburgh, Lanark
Tuesday October 23, 2018
Condolence From: Sherry Udall
Condolence: Dear Roddy, Jamie and Family,

I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. After working with your Dad for a number of years, I truly appreciated how much he cared for Almonte and its residents. Even after I had moved away, anytime visiting Almonte, your Dad would greet me with a big smile and chat. He will be missed. Please take care. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday October 22, 2018
Condolence From: Cindy & Chuck Foster
Condolence: Chad,Jamie and family, Chuck and I were heartbroken to hear of Des' passing. He wasn't just a landlord to us, he and your mom were our friends. Des will be missed terribly, but he is now with Joan and flying with the angels. Hold tight to all your memories. God Bless all of you. RIP Des and God's speed. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday October 22, 2018
Condolence From: Merilyn & Wayne
Condolence: ChadRad & Jamie

Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Wayne and Merilyn McKay
Sunday October 21, 2018
Condolence From: L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B.
Condolence: Dear Roddy and family, please accept my heartfelt sympathies upon your loss.
Sunday October 21, 2018
Condolence From: Jennifer (Beaubien) Barr
Condolence: Saddened to hear of Des's passing. He was a dear friend and mentor for me in my municipal career. The community of Almonte is loosing a great member.
Friday October 19, 2018
Condolence From: Brian Boyd
Condolence: Sons Roddy and Jamie, Jamie's wife Melissa, and grandchildren Matthew and Emma: We are saddened and sorry for your loss of the Houston family patriarch, Desmond Houston. From their births through to their teens, Matthew and Emma came to know him as the warm and gentle Grandpa Houston who was always immensely pleased with and proud of them.
We will always remember you, Des.

The Boyd Family

Friday October 19, 2018
Condolence From: Denise Tinslay Messervey
Condolence: To Roddy & Jamie, so sad to hear about your dad's passing. Every time we were in Almonte we made a point to visit your mom & dad, always to a warm welcome. All your Tinslay cousins will miss him very much. Keeping you & your families in our thoughts & prayers! πŸ’™
Friday October 19, 2018