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['Pugwash Notes with Mary Patterson']
['Pugwash Notes with Mary Patterson']

Pugwash News with Mary Patterson

Much sympathy goes out to Burton Ripley, children, siblings, and all family members of Louise Ripley, Port Howe, who passed away on Oct. 30 in CRHCC in Upper Nappan.

The same to Don and Evie Mayne, Amherst, and all family members on the passing of their granddaughter Amy Stiles, 38, Ontario, who was killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident on Thursday, leaving behind her husband and three young sons, as well as her parents. Prayers, sympathy and love to all at these sad times.

Last year I had 81 in for Hallowe'en; this year 114, so I ran out of treats. I even gave out loonies and toonies, but ran out of those, too.

To those of you who may have rung my doorbell after that, I apologize but I had to turn out my lights and lock my door. Guess the lovely weather brought out many more youngsters.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Gerald Oxley, Wallace; Janet Elliott, Wallace Bay; Eva Polley, ECL., Sarah Cameron, Port Howe; Hal Patterson and Brud King, Pugwash.

My Christmas elves came in early this year. The ceilings have been washed, as well as dishes in china cabinets, new range hood installed, curtains washed, you name it.

How blessed I am.

There were 10.5 tables of crib in play on Saturday afternoon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Branch 60, Pugwash. Chase the Ace was also played at the same place, with the consultation prize going to Linda Curry.

There was no winner for the Firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday.

Randy Bonnyman was the winner of the Co-Op Toonie draw on Sunday. Way to go, folks!

The legion ladies auxiliary met a week early on Thursday night at the legion to discuss plans for the dinner on Nov.11. Remember folks, the tickets may be purchased from legion members or downstairs at the Legion on Thursday or Friday, and they are $10. Dinner is at 7 p.m.

My computer crashed on Wednesday; now I have a new one and it's been nothing but problems, so you may be reading my notes, or you may not be. Time will tell!

Mike Purdy, Ottawa, spent a week with Bill Atkinson and Carl Purdy. Mike does this annually to help Bill with the fall yard work. Susan Hanlon, Halifax, came on November 1 and spent two days with her father, Bill Atkinson, and brothers Mike and Carl Purdy. Later, grandson Tony Gallant stopped in to give Bill a piece of the 36-inch long and 25-pound bass he had caught at Bass River.

On Saturday, Bill, Mike and Carl made a day trip to Summerside to visit Sandra Gallant, (daughter and sister), who is having hip surgery on Wednesday. While there, the three Pugwash boys visited the first-time home of Bill's granddaughter, Amanda Gallant and her companion, Mitchell. Sandra and husband, Lloyd, and the Pugwash boys enjoyed a wonderful meal at Skip's Fish and Chips in Summerside before the boys returned home to Pugwash.

On Saturday, Shirley White drove herself to Truro where she was met by her niece, Elaine Gary, Fall River, who then took Shirley to Halifax for a medical appointment.

She returned Shirley to Truro then each drove home. Visitors with Shirley this week were June Thurber and Michelle Griffith.

Sharon Long, Pugwash, had her granddaughter, Lauren Stewart, Wentworth, for a sleepover on Saturday night.

Had all my usual visitors this week, and also Grant and Janet Patterson, Hastings; Earle Hamilton, Truro; Linda and Terry Fitzsimons, South Pugwash; Jack Falkner, North River; Mike Purdy, Ottawa; Rachel Trenholm, Port Howe, and her friend, Jessica; and Carl Reeves, Pugwash. Some of the regulars had supper with me on Wednesday and Thursday.

Please keep Rollie Lockhart, Dave Mehta, Carl Purdy, and all others not enjoying good health at this time, in your thoughts and prayers.

Thought for the week: “They gave their tomorrows so we could have today! Lest We Forget!”


Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.

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