Receiving contributions from the the John Stewart Estate Memorial Trust last week in Winchester are (from left): Daniel Kennedy and Nancy Cassell of Dundas County Community Living, Vicki Cane of House of Lazarus, Caroline Rooney of Carefor/Nor-Dun Centre, Jim Wilson of Community Food Share, and Dundas County representative on the Estate board, Terry Triskle.
WINCHESTER — One hundred and fourteen years after his death, the late John Stewart — originally of Moose Creek — continues to give to the elderly and disadvantaged in Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
Stewart’s bequest ultimately funded a Cornwall home for the poor in 1930. The John Stewart Home operated until 1991, when the 613 Second Street East property was closed and sold. Since then, the Advisory Board of the John Stewart Estate Memorial Trust has carried out their namesake’s mandate by annually disbursing the investment proceeds to various local charities.
In Dundas County, four grants ranging in size from $500 to $1,150 were awarded last week to four recipient organizations: Community Food Share, House of Lazarus, Community Living Dundas County, and Carefor Health & Community Services (Nor Dun Seniors’ Centre).
Scotia Wealth administers the Estate, with oversight from a board drawn from city and SD&G representatives, including Terry Triskle of North Dundas. The minister of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall sits as a permanent member. To date, over $240,000 in income has been distributed.