Grand Master Barton Official Visitation
TheGrand Master Thomas Barton made his official visitation to Unity # 8 in Waterville on April 4th, 2012. About twenty Odd Fellows enjoyed delicious roast beef with all the trimmings. A beautiful and tasty cake with ice cream was also served.
NG Linda Sayers welcomed all and Conductor Joyce Copping presented all Appointed Officers of all branches of the Order. Dawn Copping presented all Elective Officers. All were appropriately greeted.
Several expressed their gratitude for the excellent food and hospitality. President of
(far right) – 88, of Sherbrooke and formerly of Derby Line, died April 10, 2012 in Sherbrooke, Que. She was born November 25, 1923 in St-martin, Quebec, a daughter of Charles Veilleux and Claudia (Boucher) Veilleux. On December 26, 1955, she married Albert Gagniere, who predeceased her on February 10, 2010. Jeannette was a teacher for most of her working career. She taught in Beauceville, St-martin and St-georges, Quebec, before moving to Vermont when she married in 1955. She continued to teach young students in Stanstead and Rock Island, Quebec, many years before her retirement in 1983. Jeannette loved to travel and spent many summers with her family touring the US. She and Albert also spent some of their summers in Florida. After her retirement, she was able to enjoy foreign travels with many her teaching associates. Another of her passions was Geneology, which she pursued for several years after her retirement, completing and publishing two books of her family’s descendants and those of her husband, Albert’s. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Hamblett of Barton, a sister Fabienne Lessard of Newport, a brother Victor Veilleux and his wife Lise, of Laval, Quebec, a sister-in-law Rita Gagniere of Asbestos, Quebec, and several special nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Albert, she was predeceased by her brothers: Clement Veilleux and Ephrem Veilleux, and by her sisters: Blanche Lessard, Rosee Veilleux and Marie-reine Veilleux. Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line, VT. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of VT, 300 Corner Stone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford. com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-britch-converse-rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
All members of Unity # 8 enjoyed delicious roast beef with all the trimmings. A long-time member and subscriber to the Stanstead Journal seen in this picture is Gertrude Ketcham.