Grand Mas­ter Bar­ton Of­fi­cial Visi­ta­tion

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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.

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