Ted LeMaistre

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Ted LeMaistre, left

Edward Wyndham "Ted" LeMaistre (1908 - 1993) was the mayor of Carleton Place, Ontario. [1]

Early life

He was born in 1908 to Christena LeMaistre, one of the Almonte Sisters. His father, Edward Joshua LeMaistre, was a blacksmith.


He was the longtime mayor of Carleton Place. He was mayor in the late 1970s.

Mary Cook wrote an article for the Ottawa Citizen in March of 1977 and said for most the future was uncertain and grim. The announcement was met with grief and dismay in the town of Carleton Place. The phasing out of the plant was done over a 5-6 months period. Mayor Ted LeMaistre said it was a great shock to him, and he felt for the employees and families.

— Linda Knight Seccaspina [2]

He fought the annexation of land from Carleton Place in 1979. [3]

Marriage and family

He married Elizabeth Shearer "Lib" Lindsay (1918-1984) on 29 August 1936.

He had five children:

Jamie LeMaistre, their son who died at 13
  • A son, Jamie (1954-1967) who died at age 13.
  • Another son, presumably born first, named Edward Lindsay "Ted" LeMaistre , who attended Carleton Place High School in 1962 [4], and was a retired teacher [5] until he died in 2019.

According to Canada's voter lists, this son Ted was living at 62 Charles Street as a teacher, with his wife Louise, expeditor, in 1972.

As of 2001 an "Edward Lemaistre" was living on 18 Princess Street, Carleton Place.

As of 26 March 2019, three of his children - Beverley, Bette, and John - are still alive.


  • Ted III had one son, Bill.
  • John had Pam and Kristi
  • Others: Stephanie, Nichole, Ryan, Michelle, born to either John or Beverley.

Total of 7 grandchildren.


Geni entry [6]

His father was a blacksmith [7].