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

Our village was saddened by the passing of Ronald (Ron) White on Feb. 9. Pugwash is where Ron lived, worked, raised his family, and supported his Church and community his entire life.

Much sympathy goes out to his wife Shirley, children Curtis and Ronalda, and all family members. 

Much sympathy goes out to his wife Shirley, children Curtis and Ronalda, and all family members. 

Condolences also to Helen (Mike) Cameron and all family members on the passing of her mother, Hilda Hollis, formerly of Oxford, on Feb. 7. Thinking, too, of Julie (Cameron) Wambolt, Port Howe, on the passing of her brother,  Daniel Teed, Lr. Sackville, on Feb. 8.  Dan was also a cousin to Ron Trenholm, Rockley.  Thinking of you all at these sad times.

Welcome to Isabelle Hoag and her new business on Water Street.  Seaside Bark and Bubbles Grooming and Training has opened.  My grand-dog, Marvie has already been there and he enjoyed his bath and grooming.  Isabelle is located in the building behind Roger Mundle’s house.  Good luck, Isabelle.

With so much in the media these days about immigration, Dave Farley shared with me their experience of immigrating to Canada on Feb. 6, 1967, from London, England. They located in Red Deer, Alberta, with a 20 month-old baby, two suitcases, and not much money. Their air fare was paid, but they had to pay it back; and he never took any hand-outs from the Government. Dave worked at whatever he could (sometimes two jobs) to put food on the table and pay the rent.  They were lucky as they knew the language, with a similar culture.   He says he can only imagine what the new refugees are experiencing, with not knowing the language, culture shock, etc. Dave believes that given time, our new refugees will also be good Canadians. They thank Canada for taking them in, and we thank the Farley’s for their contribution they have given to our village.  Belated welcome to you both!

Nieces, Lily DeYoung and Jean Robertson, were visiting their aunt Mary Doyle on Tuesday.  John and Shirley Fortier, Riverview, and Peggy Allen, were also callers.

Birthday wishes this week go out to Peter Lake, Bridgewater; Burton Ripley and Earl Chase, Port Howe; Maureen Ellison and Kyle Ferdinand, ON., Bertha Smith, Truro; Sharon Elliott McGinnis, Wallace Bridge; Reg Redmond and Roberta Angevine, Pugwash.

Folks joining Eldon and Janice Mundle for lunch on Sunday to help Eldon celebrate an early birthday were Paul and Karla Mundle, Megan Ellis, Alex Mundle and Catherine Hurley, Jill and Mya Mundle, Chad Darragh, Harmandip and Rashneet Singh, and Ava Mundle.

A very successful and busy funspiel curling event took place at the NCCC on the weekend. Seventy-two people participated, and enjoyed great food and fellowship at their beautiful facilities.  If you haven’t visited, please make a point of dropping in.  Very impressive!

Lots of regular callers this week, along with Ron Trenholm, Rockley, who had lunch with me on Sunday; Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview; Grant and Janet Patterson, Hastings, and the Wallace gang visited on Friday night to enjoy snacks and belated birthday cake for my daughter, Denise Darragh.  Always so much fun and many laughs!

Josh Williams was the winner of the 50/50 draw at the Firemen’s Meeting on Wednesday night.

Please keep Marilyn Reeves Chatfield, Joan Irving, Jim Whitman, Charles Langille and all others who are ill in your thoughts and prayers.

Thought for the week: Cannot think of one, except keep your snow shovel handy!


Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.

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