Maccan wood artist makes generous donations in brother’s memory

Jamie Heap
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Condolencesare sent out to the family and friends of Jean “Audrey” White who passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the age of 74.

Happy belated 59th birthday (Dec. 19) to Athol’s Wanda Gilbert.  Love from husband, 4 daughters/ grandsons, Mom, Dad, sister Darlene Maxwell and family.

In February, 2013, Maccan’s Patti St. Peter began making wood art, donating a portion of her proceeds to worthy local causes such the LA Animal Shelter and Darcy Bogdanova, a six-year-old diagnosed with cancer, in memory of her late brother Mike St. Peter. Mike was a husband, father and minor hockey coach who was killed in a car accident on March 18, 2010. Patti creates the wood art while Mike’s three boys Chris, Dylan and Zach help make the donation presentations.

“Having just heard about Dakota (Hibberts), and discovering I had an extra ticket to Johnny Reid, my absolute favorite singer, in Moncton (Dec. 17), I decided to incorporate this with our cause,” said Patti St. Peter. “The ticket is worth $96.00. I advertised (on her Patti’s Trinkets & Treasures Facebook page) that anyone making a donation to our fundraiser for Dakota would receive an entry into the contest. Patti's Trinkets & Treasures will match this (amount) so we will be donating $100.00 to Dakota.  It will be divided into a few gift cards, one going to Dakota herself, and probably a grocery gift card. The winner was Melissa Proctor.”

December 16 New Horizons card party results : Ladies first: Emmie Porter; second/door prize: Joyce Hoeg; Men’s first: Fred Hebert; second: Lawson Vance; consolation: Ray Fagan.

On December 8, a family gathering was held at the River Hebert Brookside curling club in honour of River Hebert East’s Garnet and Kathryn McEachern on the occasion of the their 60th wedding anniversary (December 3). “A bountiful lunch was enjoyed by the immediate family at 1pm,” says the couple’s daughter Darlene Maxwell. “At 2pm, family, friends and neighbours stopped in and were served cake and tea. The couple’s wedding certificate, certificates of congratulations from the government and some pictures were displayed. Family and friends travelled from Bedford, Dartmouth, Riverview, Amherst, Athol, West Brook, South Brook and River Hebert. Garnet and Kathryn would like to thank everyone for sharing on their special day, and for the lovely cards and gifts.”

“Curling at the Brookside Curling Club will be starting up the first week of January,” stated president Greg Wilson. “We would welcome any and all who have never tried their hand at curling and also those who may have curled in the past and would like to get back into the sport. Dues are very reasonable and, if you would like to try curling before the start of the scheduled events, there will be opportunities to get some instruction prior to the beginning of trophy play. Anyone interested in receiving some basic instructions should contact Ron Hoeg at 251-2737 or Doug McAloney at 251-2848. Mixed curling is held on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout January, February and March. Industrial League curling will be on Sunday evenings and Seniors curling on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. School curling is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons right after school and Little Rock curling scheduling is yet to be worked out. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome many new members to our club.”

In other curling news, RHDH graduates Peter Beaton, Brandon McLellan and David Quinn, who comprise three-fourths of St. Francis Xavier’s men’s curling team, will be competing in Atlantic University curling play downs in January.

Happy Holidays!


Organizations: Brookside Curling Club, Atlantic University

Geographic location: Dakota, River Hebert East, Moncton New Horizons Bedford Dartmouth West Brook South Brook Little Rock

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