Thayer Fam­ily Re­union


Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Alice Thayer

con­tin­ued from last week

Births: Christo­pher Neil and his wife had a son, Si­mon born Novem­ber 28th, 2011 & also in July 27th, 2010 a daugh­ter, Eve­lyn was born. So now Nada and Bill Neil have two grand­chil­dren, Bertha (Thayer) Smithers would be their great grand­mother. No marriages, divorces or re­tire­ments were re­ported. An­niver­saries: None re­ported, how­ever, Ernest and Ruby will have been mar­ried 51 years on Septem­ber 30th Grad­u­a­tions: Sa­man­tha Wal­lis, daugh­ter of San­dra (Thayer) and Ger­ald Wal­lis of East Bolton,QC, grad­u­ated in June from Massey Vanier, Cowansville. Not re­ported , Eddy Whitcher’s son, Zac grad­u­ated from Massey Vanier as well as his step­daugh­ter, Kaitlin Houley from Alexan­der Galt, Len­noxville,QC Ryan Whitcher, Gary Whitcher’s son, has one more year to com­plete his 3 year agri­cul­tural course at Macdon­ald Col­lege. Sa­muel Whitcher, Eddy Whitcher’s old­est son, also has one more year to com­plete his 3 year crim­i­nol­ogy course at Cham­plain in St Lam­bert. Ill­nesses: None re­ported at the re­union but Tom McGovern, Patricia (Thayer’s) hus­band has had a se­ri­ous heart con­di­tion and is hav­ing to be care­ful now to not overdo! There were sev­eral from On­tario present at the re­union this year. Ross Thayer, Howard Thayer’s son and his son Michael were here from Scar­bor­ough, On­tario. Ross and his daugh­ter, Selina had come pre­vi­ously to at­tend his un­cle, Allen Whitcher’s funeral. Bill and Nada (Webb),Neil from Belleville, On­tario. Nada is the daugh­ter of Bertha (Thayer) Smithers. Felice and Stan­ley Thayer, Justine and Melissa Thayer and chil­dren, Dy­lan, Laura, Nathan & Han­nah, Green Val­ley, On­tario. Baby Han­nah Thayer was the youngest one at the re­union. Justin is Stan­ley’s son and Stan­ley is the brother of Ernie Thayer and their sis­ters Lor­raine Jasper and San­dra Wal­lis. Ernie and Stan­ley are sons of Ernest Thayer who lived many years in South Bolton work­ing at Colt Ran­dall’s bob­bin mill. The old­est Thayer present was Alice (Thayer) Whitcher. A spe­cial an­nounce­ment was given by Ross Thayer that his daugh­ter, Ju­lia Frances, will be singing at Carnegie Hall some­time be­tween now and the next Thayer re­union but he did not have an ac­tual date. This busi­ness part of the af­ter­noon ad­journed, and then a draw­ing for nu­mer­ous door prizes which were heaped upon one ta­ble was en­joyed. Most of the older chil­dren and adults went home with one. There had been a va­ri­ety of toys also for the younger chil­dren to choose from. The wa­ter of the pond had en­ticed some of them to take a dip!! The re­union ended with ev­ery­one gath­er­ing up their dishes and/or leftover food while chat­ting with one an­other be­fore say­ing “Good-bye! See you next Au­gust, if not be­fore!” Any­one who has an an­nounce­ment of any kind be­tween now and next Au­gust can contact Ernie via email, phone or mail and he will put it in the news­let­ter which is usu­ally sent to re­mind folks of the re­union date or if enough to make a be­tween let­ter pos­si­ble, just to keep in touch. Next year’s re­union will again be held next Au­gust 5th at Fair­mount Camp­grounds. We thanked Ernie and the other of­fi­cers; also for ev­ery­one who came mak­ing this the largest Thayer gath­er­ing for the last sev­eral years - 57 peo­ple!! With the sound of “safe trip home to all“, the group seemed to quickly van­ish.

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