Land Donation Leads to New Nature Reserve

(Port Rowan, Ontario.) A generous donation from Kathy Rosse has led to the creation of a beautiful and ecologically-diverse nature reserve in the heart of Teeterville in Norfolk County. The gift of land was made to Long Point Basin Land Trust in memory of her late husband, Robert Rosse. The property has been named after Marshall Malcolm, a great-uncle to Bob and a lifelong resident of the Teeterville area.

Marshall was a local farmer, owning land in Norfolk and Oxford Counties and was the first Teeterville Fire Chief and Game Warden. He was a lifelong resident of the area and is buried alongside his wife Margaret in the Teeterville Cemetery. Marshall had taken Bob, who lived almost his entire life in Teeterville, under his wing. He started his working life on local farms and retired after spending over 20 years at the William Osler Health Centre, previously known as the Etobicoke General Hospital. Bob was very involved in the local community as a Trustee and member of First Baptist Church in Delhi and was a member of Teeterville Legion for over 40 years, serving as Sports Officer, on the Executive Committee and was Second Vice President at the time of his passing.

Over 40 people joined LPBLT staff and Board Members over the weekend at the Teeterville Women’s Institute Hall, which was once the one room schoolhouse where Bob attended grade school, to recognize this thoughtful gift and celebrate some Teeterville history.

steward@longpointlandtrust.ca