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Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson
Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson

Pugwash News with Mary Patterson

Sincere sympathy to the children, grandchildren and all family members of Evelyn Eileen Jamieson, Gulf Shore, who passed away on Feb. 2, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

We sure had Maritime weather this past week, didn't we? Two snow says for our schools, Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s very hard to keep up with the temperatures, as they changed so much and so quickly. February is a short month so hopefully it will be gone before we know it.

Birthday greetings go out this week to my daughter, Denise Patterson Darragh and Millie Smith, Wallace; Deena Elliott, Wallace Bay; Ann Martin, St. Peter's, Cape Breton; Tony Rinaldo, Halifax; Reg Redmond, Kacey Brown and Patti Ferdinand, Pugwash; Suzanne Trenholm, Oromocto; Rebecca Polley, Dartmouth; Pam LaRoque, Amherst; and Gary and Mary Jane Patterson, Aurora, Ont.

There was no winner for the Co-Op's Toonie draw on Sunday; Barb and Sheldon Langille were the winners of the Firemen's 50/50 Draw on Wednesday night; Al Gillis was the consolation winner of Chase the Ace held at the Legion on Saturday afternoon; and Lainnie Langille Patriquin, Port Howe, was the lucky winner of the Amherst Ramblers Hockey Draw on Tuesday, which was a goodly amount. Congratulations to all.

I had a nice telephone chat with an old friend, Richard (Dick) Murphy of North Sydney on Monday Morning. Dick lived in Roslin many years ago. He was asking about all his old friends around here.

Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview, visited with Mary Doyle this week.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Terry Smith Scholarship Fund in memory of Terry Smith may now do so at the PDHS Office, or by mail to the school at PO Box 100, Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0.

Please make the cheque to CCRSB, as the school board will be managing the fund and will provide a tax receipt for donations - but write "PDHS, Terry Smith Scholarship" at the bottom of your cheque.

A $500 scholarship will be awarded each year, for as many years as funds allow, to a deserving PDHS graduate heading to post-secondary study.

Jean McKenzie was happy to see two robins on their lawn on Sunday. Perhaps it’s a sign of spring. I sure do not have the amount or species of birds that I've had other years. No purple finches around my feeders at all this winter thus far.

On Saturday some of my family and I (five of us) visited with Dana and Kevin LeBlanc in  Hubbards to help with some tasks that Kev is not able to do at this time, due to his shoulder surgery.

Many hands make light work, mission accomplished, and all returned to my place for supper, including Dana and Kevin, who stayed overnight and returned home on Sunday.

Other callers with me this week include Roberta Angevine, who had lunch with me on Friday; Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Kate Wilson and Bruce Gullon, Wallace; Eleanor Conrad, Roslin; Emily Demings, Janet Gullens, Steve Wentzell and Peggy Allen, Pugwash.

Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week, including John McKenzie, who had his second surgery on Wednesday and is recuperating at home.

Thought for the week: “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” - Isaac Newton

Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.

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