Ladies Orange Benevolent Association
of Ontario West Incorporated.
39 Church Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
3 Hearts Content
We must receive donations to maintain Charitable Status,
so that we can continue donations on your behalf !
Memorial Cards available.
Our registered Charity Number is 89096 8467 RR001
Honourary Board Members
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
History of the Home
In 1955 it was decided that the Ladies Orange Lodge of
Ontario West should have a project large enough to involve all its
members, thereby keeping their interest up. A Retirement Home was agreed
upon and "Bricks" were sold to raise the money for it. The first "Brick"
was sold to a visitor from the United States and the project was
In 1967 enough money had been raised to begin construction and the sod was turned in June, 1967. 0rillia was selected as the site for it, being centrally located. The land was sold to the Lodge by its owners for the sum of $1.00 In 1969, a 72 bed Retirement Home was officially opened at 12 Grace Ave., Orillia. It was called The Trillium Home, operated by the L.O.B.A. of Ontario West.
As time went on, and the residents required nursing care, it was eventually turned into a Nursing Home, as no one wanted to turn the residents out. This of course meant hiring nurses and gradually they became unionized. Some aspects of running the Home were beyond the capabilities of the Ladies on the Board of Directors, so an invitation went out to the Men's Lodges and a 10 member Board of Directors was formed consisting of 5 ladies and 5 men. This worked quite well.
However in 1989, what with union demands and government restrictions, it was decided to sell the Home to the County of Simcoe. An Apartment Building at 20 Neywash St., Orillia was purchased with a portion of the funds from the sale, so that we could continue to help the elderly or low income families, but the Bulk of the funds were invested and all interest from these investments are donated to various charities each year.
In order to retain our Charitable Organization Registration donations to the Board are necessary. These are chiefly made in the form of Memorials in the name of departed members, which are added to our yearly donations to charity.
The Original Trillium Home when completed
Donations to the Trillium Home can be sent to the Treasurer at...
3 Hearts Content St.