truly enjoy reading the small stories in your articles about people that
have lived in Hanmer. They talk about all the fond memories and places
I also have very good memories about Hanmer, because I was born and raised
here also and so were my grandparents ( Elzear Proulx & Florestine
Landry) and my mother Leonne Proulx Raymond.
guess what I am still living here in Hanmer and I truly love this
daughter Natalie Raymond Marois also lives in Hanmer and this makes her
the fourth generation being born and raised in Hanmer and still
love hearing about the past, and when I read the story about Chantal
Pellerin it was nice to here about her. I lived a few houses away from her
, and I remember her as quiet little girl and she would love to follow her
brothers. Iím glad she is doing fine and itís nice to know where she
has been all these years.
I also read Wendy Bisson Petro article which was also interesting because
it reminded me about the gravel roads, the old hardware store that burnt
to the ground, captain cook, the bookmobile and especially the Hanmer mall
with the main hall were the Royal bank was located.
mother was the first hired at the Royal Bank and worked there for many
many years. Her name was Leonne Proulx Raymond and she was very well known
at this bank. She past away of cancer in June 1984, but I still here
people say good things about her, how she was truly respected by this
community. I remember going to the bank at night with my sister after
hours doing our homework while our mother did extra work for the Royal
Bank, but it was truly for her loyal customers.
now after all these years my sister Carole Raymond Nadeau also works for
the Royal Bank in
, our mother would be so proud of her.
have so many fond memories about the past in Hanmer that I would need to
write this in a book. I remember all the stories that my parents and
grandparent told me about Hanmer right back to 1920ís. Itís so nice to
hear about the past and the people that have lived through it; I hope we
can hear more stories.
Mr. Kirwan for giving this opportunity to write about my family and their