Roadside memorials usually mark a spot where someone has died in an automobile accident. I have no knowledge of who B Demelo may have been. Who ever put this maker here does and is letting others know that someone past on at this spot.
Pickering historian John Sabean said the Turner-Winger house was built in the 1860s or 1870s, possibly earlier. "It's what we call 'Ontario classic,'" he said of the brick, central-gable, storey-and-a-half home. The home sat on land expropriated by the federal government in 1972 for a possible airport, which hasn't been decided on yet. Since then, residents have been renting from the government, and many homes have been vacated and boarded up over time. You can see it here before it was vandalized.