Greetings from River Hebert. I would like to commence my column this week by sending out my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the late Kathryn “Kathy” Lee of River Hebert who passed away on Friday, March 11 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan at the age of 60 “following a lengthy illness.”
Kathryn, a community minded person if there ever was one, spent much of her life in the community in which she was born (River Hebert). She worked in Amherst “as a personal care worker at Gables Nursing Home and enjoyed assisting the residents there,” while greatly enriching their lives in the process.
When not working, Kathryn loved going to the beach, liked to fish and enjoyed all that nature and the great outdoors had to offer.
Kathy Lee’s family and friends came together this past Tuesday, March 15 from 2-4 p.m. and again from 7-9 p.m. at the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home in Amherst for “a time of visitation, reflection and remembrance.” In keeping with the late Kathy Lee’s community-oriented nature, donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross or a charity of your choice.
A few weeks ago here in this column, I wrote about Sharon Deegan and her family’s belated celebration of Christmas (Sharon spent Christmas in the hospital and was unable to celebrate it.) If good things come to those who wait, than the news that her family received this past week was well worth it. On Monday, March 14, Katherine Chapman noted on Facebook that her sister “Sharon will be home (in Amherst) on Friday (March 18) for good; she will travel to Moncton three times a week for treatments - he is so happy!” Welcome home Sharon and good luck with your Moncton treatments.
Just in from Susan and Harry Dow. “Congratulations to the shooting team from the 1442 River Hebert Army Cadet Corps as they placed second overall as a team at the Zone Shoot in Truro this past Saturday. The team consists of: Master Warrant Officer David Quinn; Warrant Officer Brandon McLellan; Sergeant Kirkland Doncaster; Master Corporal Morgan Brine, and Corporal Jacqlyn McIver. Master Warrant Officer David Quinn placed first overall for individual senior; Sergeant Kirkland Doncaster placed second overall for individual senior and Corporal Jacqlyn McIver placed third overall for individual junior. Good luck to all those who will be going on to provincial competition.
Also, the cadet corps had a great day on Sunday at Crystal Palace and took in a Wildcats hockey game. A great time was had by all!” Another reminder of the Heritage Models Easter Bingo that will be taking place on Monday, April 4 at the River Hebert legion, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will be open at 6 p.m.
What’s on at the River Hebert Branch Library for April?
Thursday, April 7 - The Twisted Stitchers Stitchery Group will meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Join our drop-in stitchery group! Bring your project to work on at this monthly informal get-together. Knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting and all other kinds of textile crafts.”
Thursday, April 21 - Mothers Day Craft (shhhh it’s a secret). From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., children between the ages of three and 12 will make Mom a special craft. Call 251-2324 to register your child or children today!
Thursday, April 28 - Seniors Social Morning. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, “it is really important to us that you get out of the house for awhile and join us for refreshments and some company.”
Thursday, April 28 - River Hebert Library Book Club Meeting. From 6-7 p.m., the book club will be “discussing Memoirs of a Geisha and The Reincarnationist” as well as “Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.”
Have a good week!