Sympathy goes out to Jimmy Wills and all family members on the passing of his sister, Rita Weaver, Bear River, on April 7; to all family members of Mary Robinson, S. Pugwash, who passed away at the CRHCC, Nappan, on April 8; to all family members of Dawn Pollard Robbins, Malagash, who passed away in NCMH on April 10; and to all family members of Hilda Stevens, who passed away in NCMH on April 15.
Also learned about the passing of Carol Ann Thompson, Oxford. She and husband, Doug ran D. W. Thompson Agency with Imperial Oil in Oxford for years and she was involved in everything. Sympathy to all family members.
Thinking of you all at these sad times.
I thought that winter had returned on April 8; and Sunday night as I am doing these notes, it is still -4.9 and dropping. Spring has to be somewhere just around the corner!
The Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Branch Number 60, Pugwash and the ladies auxiliary both met at the Legion on Thursday night, where they had their regular monthly meetings.
Natalie Coady was the winner of the $500 worth of gift cards the ladies auxiliary was selling tickets on. Congratulations, Natalie. Thanks to all who supported us in our Fundraiser. There was no winner of the Firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday evening; I didn't hear the name of the Co-Op's Toonie draw so will have it for next week.
Visitors with Mary Doyle this week were her niece, Lily DeYoung, Linacy; Paul Fahey, Port Howe; John and Shirley Fortier, Riverview; and Peggy Wentzell, Pugwash. Mary enjoyed a long telephone chat with an old school mate and friend, Stella Gullens, Lower Sackville, on Sunday evening.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Johanna and Gavin Fisher, Sherbrooke; Anne Wilson, Wentworth; Marina Oderkirk, Rockley; Judy Smith, Devon, AB., twins Hannah and Daniel Duesbury, Arnprior, ON., Julien Vanaudenhove, Port Hawkesbury; and Maggie Stone, Pugwash. Wedding anniversary greetings go out to Hud and Shirley Sears, Truro.
I understand the pot luck supper held at Wesley-St. Matthew's United Church on Tuesday was well attended and delicious, with a large variety of casseroles, etc.
Ella Lockhart and Judy Brown, Westchester, and Eileen King, W. Pugwash, were recent visitors with Shirley White. On Saturday, Shirley accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Truro where they dropped in to see her brother-in-law, John Knight, as a pre-birthday visit. Then the threesome enjoy supper out.
I had all my gang in for supper on Sunday evening. There was no special occasion, just a get-together. This was Dana's first official outing since her knee surgery. She has graduated from the walker to a cane and doing quite well. Kate Wilson had lunch with me on Saturday.
Other callers include Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Janet Miller, Janet Gullens and Peggy Wentzell, Pugwash.
Please keep all our sick and shut-ins in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Thought for the week: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop
Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.