Head to Farnham for T-day!
The historic village of Farnham, which sits on the shores of the Yamaska River, will be the site of Townshippers’ Day, this Saturday. The organizers have put their own stamp on the day’s events, including many activities for the whole family like inflatable structures, the Little Tykes Corner, Skateboarding with the Youth Centre and a Family Rally.
There will be information
booths, artist kiosks and even local food products for sale at Ecole Jean Jacques Bertrand, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and live music and dancing, beginning at 11:00 am, at the Entertainment Tent. A mechoui dinner will cap off the day at 6:00 in the evening.
But what will make this Townshippers’ Day extra special is sure to be the visit by the Royal 22nd Regiment. “The Royal 22nd Regiment will exercise the Freedom of the City which will begin with a ceremony at 1:30,” said Denis Riel, the honorary chair of the 2012 Townshippers’ Day Committee. “I asked Major-General Alain Forand, who is originally from Farnham, if they could come to the town on Townshippers’ Day. They’ve been twice before. There will be about seventy soldiers with music, marching, flags flying, drums beating. Even the Mascot should be there if he’s up for the travelling – he’s very old!” added Mr. Riel. Later in the afternoon, the Regiment will take part in a ceremony to christen a new park in Farnham that will be named after Major-General Forand.
“I hope people will come and learn a little about the history of Farnham; many people don’t realize we were named after a city in England. I think we are a very good example of how people can live with respect for each other; language is not important. The French and English need each other here; it’s been like that in the Eastern Townships for hundreds of years!” commented Mr. Riel.
“It’s been quite a bit of work to organize the event but it’s been fun to work with the Town Hall. We’ve had nothing but 100% support from the mayor and all the councilors,” concluded Mr. Riel. You were close to us to share our grief after the deaths of (born Goodsell) occurred July 20th, 2012 Your kindness and moral support have been a great consolation in mourning.
Leopold Lacroix Family
Please consider these as personal Thanks. Saint-Esprit, Toi qui résous tous les problèmes, Toi qui éclaires tous les chemins pour m’aider à atteindre mon but, Toi qui me donnes le don divin de pardonner et d’oublier le mal que l’on m’a fait,Toi qui te trouves à mes côtés dans toutes les circonstances de la vie, je veux, par cette courte prière, te remercier pour tout et te confirmer, une fois de plus, que je ne voudrais jamais être séparé de toi,même et en dépit de toute tentation matérielle illusoire. Je veux être avec toi dans la Gloire éternelle. Merci pour Ta miséricorde envers moi et les miens. (Vous devez récitez cette prière pendant trois jours consécutifs. Ensuite, la faveur demandée vous sera accordée, même si elle vous paraît difficile à obtenir. Vous devrez alors publier cette prière, y compris ces instructions, immédiatement après que votre souhait a été exaucé, mais sans mentionner la nature de votre voeu; seules vos initales devront apparaître à la fin de cette annonce.)
– Passed away in the presence of his loving family on Sunday September 9th, 2012, at the age of 69. Cherished husband of Marilyn Bronson and loving father of: Lisa (Bruno), Danny (Stephanie), Mark (Manon), Tammy (Chris), and Natalie (Frederick); loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He will also be sadly missed by his mother Rose-Helene Fauteux (the late Antonio), mother-in-law Sylvia Bronson, as well as his brothers Clement (Rollande), Guy (Nicole), and Richard along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his sister Claire. There will be visitation at the
Cass Funeral Home 545 Dufferin, Stanstead where friends may come to visit on Friday, September 14th, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the service in the chapel., followed by interment in Mont Ste. Marie. As a tribute to his memory, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Soc., 3330 Rue King West, Bureau 130, Sherbrooke, Qc. J1L 1C9 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
– Passed away peacefully at CSSS Memphremagog August 30th, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Simone was a gentle and caring lady who got great satisfaction in doing things for others. One of her great passions was knitting her specialty was being slippers, which she did right to the end. She brought much joy and happiness into our lives and we will miss her loving smile and tender touch. Thanks to Rev. Barbra Wintel for her words of encouragement at the graveside service, they were much appreciated. As she so well put it Simone is now resting in Gods arms.
The Sisco family 1920 – 2012
died at CHUS-Hotel Dieu, Sherbrooke, on September 8th, 2012 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Alice Ross (September 18th, 2004). He was the loving father of The Venerable Lynn Ross, wife Judy Henderson and The Venerable Dean Ross, wife Gene Sparkes; grandfather to Heather (Harold Grob) and Timothy, Shannon and Allison as well as great grandfather to Nicholas and Eliza Grob. He is mourned by his brother Willard (late Joyce Garton), as well as nieces, nephews, and many friends. Predeceased by his sisters and brothersin law Eldora and Howard Glendillon, Eileen and Irving Richards; also sister-inlaw Charlotte and Harry Haddon. Visitation on Friday, September 14th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Church of the Advent, 473 Bowen South, Sherbrooke J1G 2C8. The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 2 p.m.; the family will be present one hour prior to the funeral As memorial gifts, donations may be made to Mental Health Estrie, 256 Queen, Office 900, Sherbrooke QC J1M 1K7, or Church of The Advent c/o 44 GordonBown, Sherbrooke QC J1M 1C3. Memories of who was taken away from us much to soon, September 12th, 1987 Thank you mother for all that you have done, You took great care, of your daughters and sons. You loved us all from the very start, With your warm, kind and loving heart. Thank you mother, for being strong, While trying to teach us
right from wrong. If anytime, we had a problem, You were there to help us solve them.
You’d lift us up, when we were feeling blue,
Thank you mother, for we could count on you. You were such-an awesome mother, The love you showed was like no other.
Thank you mother - for your dear, sweet love, Now you’ll watch over us from heaven above.
Nicole J. Heath
Gone but always remembered Your sons and
Denis Riel is the Honorary
Chair of the organizing committee of this year’s Townshippers’ Day in Farnham.