Adelaide Hoodless founded the Women’s Institutes in after her baby died from drinking impure milk. She was also a key player in establishing the National Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses.
On October some 300 people watched Lady Tweedsmuir unveil a cairn dedicated to Adelaide’s memory. The cairn can be found at the intersection of Blue Lake Road and Highway near St. To this day, it is cared for by the Brant District W.
A copy of this portrait hangs in the front hallway of the homestead. Adelaide Hoodless, 1909 J. Forster Presented by the Women's Institutes of Ontario, 1912 University of Guelph, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre