She leaves behind her husband, Bobby, 13 year-old son, Jacob, her parents and twin brother. Condolences also goes out to sister, Gladys Vincent Sleigh, Lower Sackville, brother, Herrick Vincent (I do not know where he lives) and all family members of Logan Vincent, who passed away in Chilliwack, B.C. on Aug. 16. Thinking of you all at these sad times.
Folks, you are reminded that the Cyrus Eaton Indoor Walking Program is starting again on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. It is held every Tuesday and Thursday, same time. Great place to walk with your friends at your own pace. All are welcome.
Niece Jean and Ian Robertson, Barney’s River, visited Mary Doyle on Monday; niece Lily DeYoung, Linacy, and friend, Shawna Coleman, New Glasgow, were overnight guests with Mary on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Mary was more than happy to have an old friend, Eva Polley, ECL, drop in to visit. Eva was accompanied by her daughter, Mary Ferdinand.
The NCMH Auxiliary held their first meeting after their summer break, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the boardroom at the hospital, with Beryl MacLean in the chair.
Eleven members were in attendance. The thrift shop had a very successful and busy summer, thanks to their dedicated volunteers and loyal customers. This year they were able to buy a new patient lift and a Geri chair for our hospital; donated $3,000 in health care bursaries to PDHS grads in June; and donated approximately $900 to send four children to Camp Pagweak this summer.
The auxiliary is always looking for new members, as well as volunteers to work in the Thrift Shop.
Anyone interested, please contact Helen Cameron at 902-243-2615. Thanks to all who donate items to the shop for resale, but when sorting, please consider that they must be clean and intact.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Ezra Polley, Dartmouth; Pauline Messenger, Port Howe; Diana MacKay, Amherst; Myrt Smith, Wallace Bridge; Janice Mundle, Pugwash Point; Allison Brown, Pugwash; Melissa Roberts, Wallace, and Cal Elliott, Gulf Shore, who is away to University in Ontario.
Visiting Shirley White this week were June Thurber, Pugwash, and Ella Lockhart and Linda Webb, Westchester.
On Saturday, Shirley accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to St. John to help Charlene celebrate her birthday a week early. On Sunday, Shirley and Ronalda visited Bill Christenson, who is a patient in CRHCC, Nappan.
On Friday, I had old friends, Nancy and Sid Way, Porter’s Lake, drop in for a visit enroute home from a trip to P.E.I. As they were leaving, Nancy’s cell phone rang and it was their grandson, Matthew Walker, Cow Bay, calling her.
He asked her if she was in Pugwash. She said, yes, but how could he possibly know that? He is a technician with a city-based Propane Company and he and a co-worker were delivering large propane tanks to Paul Mundle, Pugwash Point.
They drove by my house and Matt recognized his grandfather’s truck in my yard.
Ironically enough, Sid, his grandfather, had only bought the truck a few days prior to this. Nancy asked him to come back to my place, and he did. [I knew this young man when he was knee-high to a grasshopper]. Makes one wonder if this coincidence or someone with higher power stepping in?
Another surprise on Sunday when old friends, Marilyn and Ron Grinham, Kingston, Ont., stopped for a brief visit; they had just enjoyed lobster with her brother, Pete and Diane Reid, Gulf Shore. We go back many years. Marilyn stood with me when I got married; Ron is retired from the RCMP so he and my late husband worked together. Ron has never lost his sense of humour.
Along with my regular visitors this week, others who dropped in include Anne Gillis, Jan Saunders, Hal Patterson, Carl Reeves, and Steve Wentzell, Pugwash; and Lennie Steele, Fountain Road.
Just before I sent my news in on Sunday evening, I received word that Teddy (Agatha) Peacock, ECL, passed away early on Monday morning, Sept. 11. While Teddy did not have a lot of relatives, she had a multitude of friends. We all loved that lady, especially Bill and Diana MacKay, Amherst. Very happy to hear that Rev. Meggin King spent time with Teddy last night and offered a beautiful prayer. Rest in peace, our friend!
Prayers for all our sick and shut-in friends, please.
Thought for the week: “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin
Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.