Milton John HESTER

Male 1929 - 2012  (82 years)


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  • Name Milton John HESTER 
    Born 26 Dec 1929  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 2012  Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 May 2012  Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51582  Manitoulin Roots
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2018 

    Father Joseph Charles HESTER,   b. 24 Mar 1909, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1967, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Margaret Jane BELL,   b. 1907,   d. 31 Jan 1986, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1927  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elva Doris STRAIN,   b. 15 Jul 1927, Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 2015  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1954 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F17356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook, transcribed by Marilyn Irish
      1947
      Born
      Hester-At Gore Bay on Saturday, 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hester of Ice Lake, a son.

      Article, uncited, Red Scrapbook by Mrs. Nelson Rowe, transcribed by Marilyn IRish
      Well Known Business Closes
      Sometimes the face of a town changes almost over night. In other years the main thoroughfare seems to doze complacently through the decades and familiar businesses remain open to several generations.
      A business serving the public for almost three-quarters of a century has finally ground to a halt. Mr. Jack Hester, who has been operating Mac's Bakery for the past year, has closed shop due to a back ailment which will not allow him to continue.
      No longer will Manitoulin stores carry bread with "Mac's" label on the wrapper, and the familiar smell of freshly baked gods will no longer waft from the doors of a bakery shop in Gore Bay.
      The business was known as Mac's Bakery since the time Mac McQuarrie bought the bakery and store from Mr. R. Robinson back in the 1940's.
      We take you back along the path of time via the memories of Gore Bay's older residents, to one of Gore Bay's first bakeries, that of M. Lehman who ran a bakery where the Bank of Montreal now stands. We are told a nephew of Mr. Lehman, Mr. Robinson, began his own bakery around the early 1900's in what is now known as Steve's Grocery.
      The Robinson Bakery was really more than a bakery, and other food articles were sold as well. Mr. Robinson inserted an ad in the Recorder during the Christmas season advising his customers that toys, candies, fruit and nuts were available as well as baked goods.
      In an advertisement dated to place their orders early so they could be filled. Those who can recall back to those days say the bakery turned out its bread, cakes and cookies three times a week.
      Mr. Robinson was a stalwart citizen, well liked and respected. Advertising in The Recorder carried such down-to-earth facts as - "No man's goods better than ours. No man's money is better than yours. Come along to R. Robinsons, we will use you well for we always meet everyone on the level and treat them on the square."
      In a 1942 advertisement in The Recorder, customers were told, "Give your oven a rest, use Robinson's bread, just as good as the best home-made, smooth in texture with a delicate brown crust."
      Robinson's Bakery was located in back of what is now known as Steve's Grocery, and when Mr. McQuarrie purchased the business he carried on the bakery end of it in the same location. The entire building was used by Mr. McQuarrie as a store, snack bar and bake shop, the snack bar being located where the storage area now is.
      When the old fire hall was torn down next to the store, Mr. McQuarrie carried on his bakery business in the new