Sympathy goes out to Alice Cooley and Joe Oakley, Port Philip, and all family members, on the passing of her son-in-law, Donnie Warnell, Musquodoboit Harbour, on Jan. 4; sympathy also goes out to Peter Lake and family, Bridgewater, on the passing of his father, George Lake, on Jan. 9.
Peter, Mary and family lived in Pugwash River for many years.
Condolences also to all family members of Victor Hunsley, Oxford, who passed away at CRHCC, Nappan, on Jan. 10.
Tthinking of all family members, including Joan Irving, Gulf Shore, on the passing of her sister Marilyn Colborne, Collingwood/ECL., who passed away at CRHCC on Jan. 13. Condolences to you all at these sad times.
Very happy to report that Mary Doyle returned home on Friday after spending 26 days in Lillian Fraser Hospital, Tatamagouche.
I am sure her cat, Fluffy, was glad to have her home, too.
Mary has homecare workers visit her every day. Her niece Jean Robertson, husband Ian, Barney's River, and Dave DeYoung, Linacy, Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview, Paul Fahey, Port Howe, Peggy Allen and Lillix Polley have been among the many who have called on Mary. Hope you are up and about soon.
You've all heard the saying about our Maritime weather - if you don't like it, wait five minutes, it will change. Well, on Saturday evening, it literally did that and sometimes I think the temperature dropped without us waiting five minutes.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Terry Fitzsimons, South Pugwash; Ronalda White, Hallie Steele, Steve Arkens and Johnny Murray, Pugwash; Jessica Rushton, Wentworth; Ben MacKay, Nappan; Lily DeYoung, Linacy; Amy McCormack, Northport; Dwayne Smith, Sr., Rockley; Marc Blaikie, Wallace; Averie Burbine, Amherst Head; Emily Robertson, Antigonish; and Lloyd Stevens, Pugwash River.
There was no winner for the Amherst Ramblers' draw on Tuesday; and no winner for the Fireman's 50/50 on Wednesday; however, Elizabeth Hodgson, Gulf Shore, was the winner of the Co-Op's Toonie Draw on Sunday. Congratulations.
I accompanied Bruce Gullon to New Glasgow on Wednesday, where I kept an afternoon appointment. Got home at the supper hour, wondering what I was going to make, and found Denise had a big pot of homemade stew simmering on the stove, and more of a surprise, Dana and Kevin were here. After we all enjoyed a delicious meal, Kev attended the Firemen's Meeting, then they returned home to Hubbards.
Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview, arrived home this week after spending Christmas and a few weeks in Arnprior, ON., visiting daughter Shelley, Andrew and twins Daniel and Hannah. While there, sons Andrew and Greg, and their families got to visit them, so a wonderful time was had by all.
Shirley White and grandson, Travis, went to Amherst on Thursday and enjoyed lunch out. On Friday, Shirley and Travis accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Truro and enjoyed an early birthday meal for Ronalda's birthday. Ian and Nancy Mundle were visiting with Shirley one day last week.
Had all my usual visitors this week, along with Paul Chu, Gulf Shore. I was pleased to have Bob Nogler, Pugwash River, and Karen Smith, Truro, drop in for a visit on Tuesday afternoon. Always nice to see old co-workers.
Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Thought for the week: “Perseverance is falling 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” - Julie Andrews
Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.