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Despite cold, large crowd at cenotaph on Saturday

Pugwash News with Mary Patterson

Sympathy to Rob (Kim) Parris and all family members on the passing of his father, Robert Parris, Sr., Oxford, on Nov. 5. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

In spite of the brutally cold weather and harsh winds, there was a good turnout at the Pugwash cenotaph on Saturday morning to show respect for all our present and past veterans.

Following the parade, many memorial wreaths were laid. The church service followed at the Baptist church.

That evening, a delicious roast beef dinner was served at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Branch 60, Pugwash, for members and guests.

This was catered to by the legion ladies auxiliary. I wasn't able to help this year, but hats off to all the gals in the kitchen. Great job!

There was not a winner at the firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday; and the Co-Op was closed on Sunday, so will have to report next week who, if any, their winner was.

Birthday greetings go out this week to Dr. Edgar MacLeod, Moncton; Leslie Boyles, Amherst; Gracie Elliott and Gladys Reeves, Pugwash; Colby Patriquin, Fredericton; and Hudson Sears, Truro.

Folks, keep in mind that Toy Bingo will be held at the legion on Thursday night, Nov. 23. There are posters up at various places. All proceeds will be for the food bank.

Betty Langille, Gulf Shore, was pleased to have company on Monday and Tuesday. Grandson Jeremy Langille, Staci Sherman, and baby Bentley visited from Digby. They spent overnight Monday with Jeremy's father, Dave and Brenda Langille.

On Tuesday, nieces Jean Robertson and Irene MacLeod, Barney's River, visited with Mary Doyle. They brought a lovely lunch consisting of chicken, lemon pie and rolls. John and Shirley Fortier also dropped in and enjoyed lunch with them, Shirley visited later in the week with her two friends from P.E.I. Lynn McKellar and Peggy were also callers.

Shirley White accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith for a four-day, fun-filled car trip to Maine, where they visited Bangor and Kittery, and they did some shopping.

But the highlight of her trip was to the Boston Gardens where they enjoyed a hockey game on Saturday night, featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. We all know who won that game. I do believe they are all Leaf fans. En route home, they stopped in Saint John and visited Charlene, Coady and children.

Dana and Kevin LeBlanc, Hubbards, spent the long weekend with me, and visited several other friends and neighbours.

Kevin marched in the Remembrance Day Parade with the Pugwash Volunteer Fire Department, and they attended the dinner at the legion with me that evening.

Jason Trenholm, Oromocto, who spent the weekend with his father, Ron Trenholm, Rockley, had lunch with us on Saturday, as did Ron.

Grant and Janet Patterson, Hastings, visited us on Saturday evening, as did Denise, Wallace. Some kinfolk had a meal or a snack with us at different times this week. Hard to keep track.

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