Austin W.I Meeting
The Austin W.I met on Wednesday September 12th at the summer home of Liz Goodwin in Austin. Pres. Debi Bonn opened at 1 p.m. with all reciting the M.S Collect and salute to the Canadian Flag. She expressed many thanks to Liz for sharing her beautiful summer home for the meeting. MOTTO: A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry and laugh at something every day. R.C: Name a book written by a Canadian author and was well answered by nine members with History, Geography and even Limericks! Minutes from the Austin meeting were read by Liz Goodwin and Treas. Betty T. gave a healthy report. All were approved. Wool gathering: Five preemie sets by Gerry Meesen for the baby hospital in Sherbrooke. Thanks Gerry. August Birthday: August 25th – Evelyn Jackson’s 100th which was Royally celebrated by the Queen, the Prime Minister, Liberal M.P for Magog and Orford, friends and relatives from Magog. Members of this Chapter surprised her right on her birthday complete with balloons, more decoration and yet another birthday cake!
June 27th, 1937 – September 25th, 2012 – Raymond Beaudin passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB. surrounded by his family at the age of 75 years. He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Mary Lou, his three sons Yves, Rene and Danny. Five step children, Sharon, Steve, Sue, Lisa and David, their spouses, many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.. He will also be dearly missed by his brothers & sisters; Rachel, Therese, Cecile, Fernand, Collette, Claudette, Jacqueline, Fernande, Raymonde, Pierre and Denise. He was predeceased by his mother Josephine and his father Oscar as well as siblings Yvette, Marielle, Rita, JeanMarie and Pierette. Raymond always enjoyed going to watch the horse and dog races but not as much as the annual poker games with the boys. His passion for the Montreal Canadiens was intense as was his love of the Stanstead College Arena. He always enjoyed watching all the girls and boys as they progressed over the years at the game of hockey. In later years Ray enjoyed trips to the Rocky Mountains, train trips across Canada and visits from his family. He will be missed dearly by all of us. If so desired memorial tributes can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.