It’s Wayback Wednesday, sponsored by Pharmasave Huntsville!
This week, a postcard view of the Dyer Memorial.
The stone monument, located northeast of Huntsville, was erected by Clifton Dyer in memory of his wife Betsy who died in 1956. They had fallen in love with the area, where they honeymooned in 1916.
Clifton died three years after his beloved. Their cremated remains rest at the top of the 14-metre-tall monument.
The plaque at the site reads:
“ERECTED IN FOND MEMORY OF BETSY BROWN DYER 1884-1956 BY HER HUSBAND CLIFTON G. DYER 1885-1959 AS A PERMANENT TRIBUTE TO HER FOR THE NEVER-FAILING AID, ENCOURAGEMENT AND INSPIRATION WHICH SHE CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR MARRIED CAREER AND AS A FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THEIR ASHES.
An Affectionate, Loyal, and Understanding Wife is Life’s Greatest Gift.”
For many years it was maintained thanks to a trust established by Clifton, who had been a successful Detroit-based lawyer.
In the early 1980s, Floyd Bartlett became groundskeeper, a position he held until 2007, just a few years before his own death at 87 in 2013. The Muskoka Conservancy took over care of the property in 2010.
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