Hatley-Stanstead Women’s Institute
TheHatley-Stanstead Women’s Institute met in the Beulah United Church Hall, Ayer’s Cliff on Sept. 12th. 2013. The Grace was repeated, tea, crackers and cheese were served before the meeting. Phyllis welcomed everyone to the meeting and read an article received from Norma Sherrer titled “Code of Ethics for W I Members” and gave each member a copy. The Collect, Salute to the flag and the Lord’s Prayer were repeated in unison. The Motto: Let Knowledge lead you to wisdom. Let Wisdom guide you to contentment. Velma read the Roll Call answered by ten members, who named their favourite teacher and why. This brought back good old memories. Birthday, tea and calendar money were collected, as well as coins for friendship and the Sunshine bank. Barbara read the minutes from our last meeting which was in May. Business arising was a report about Convention. Barbara, Irene, Jean and Phyllis had attended the Convention in May at Macdonald College. It was reported they all enjoyed their day and found it very interesting. Velma gave her treasurer’s report, which showed a favourable balance. A motion was made to pay any outstanding bills. Velma had received a letter from our Provincial Treasurer explaining our yearly dues have to be paid in September, to be sent to county by October of this year. A card was sent to Linda Hoy, wishing her an enjoyable trip to India in September. Correspondence was Thank you notes from Rev Deane and Rev. Doreen Moffat and Vanessa Leonard. An invitation from Pontiac County inviting us to their 100th Anniversary. Lots of e mails from Norma Sherrer about the FWIC Peace Garden Scholarship, For September «Growing A Healthier You». We also met Willie the Worm. Our members had participated in a Healthier You during the summer. Many worked in their beautiful flower and vege- table gardens. Some went to the local fairs, and our branch exhibited in the County Craft Exhibit. Others entered flowers, preserves, cooking and arts and crafts in the Ayer›s Cliff Exhibition. Barbara made a lovely display to honour Jackie Tilton for all the warmth she has brought to people with her beautiful quilts Our branch also volunteered in the County Tea Room, the Horticultural building and the County Craft building. Phyllis took in the fairs in Richmond Quebec and Richmond Ontario. Sunshine Report. A sympathy card was sent to our Provincial Treasurer. A thinking of you card and gift was given to a valued member. We made plans to host the County Meeting in October. Barbara gave a report on The QWI Handicraft Contest at Convention. We are proud that Jackie Tilton won third prize on her Embroidered T shirt. Our branch won second prize at the Ayer›s Cliff fair in the Group Exhibit. Our meeting came to a close at 3:30 pm. The teapot was on and Velma had made a beautiful birthday cake to celebrate Jackie›s 80th birthday. We also presented Jackie with a photo album with pictures of some of the quilts she had made and given away over the years. Anyone who has a quilt made by Jackie, please send her a picture of you and your quilt for her album. Phyllis Dustin for
1935-2013 – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yolande Marie (Thibault) Hackett on September 24th after a courageous fight against cancer. Yolande is the daughter of Charles Thibault and Marie-Ange Lefebvre of Stanstead, Quebec and the 10th child in a family of 14 children. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Michael W. Hackett. Yolande is the mother of six children: Patrick (Barbara), Marie (deceased), Michael, Frank (Renay), Winfield, and Claude (Marie). Yolande will be sadly missed by her four grand-daughters; Kyla, Michelle, Émilie and Katherine as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters; Denise, Claire, Rachel, Jeanine (Léonard), Gilberte, François (Louise) and Monique (Robert); and her brothers and sisters-in-law; Cora, Eva-Rose, Ryan (Margaret), Anne (Robert) and Win (Lorie). Strong in her faith, Yolande was forever devoted to her family. She was an avid lover of nature, attentive to those in need and a passionate caregiver to all animals. Yolande and her family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at both the CHUS Fleurimont and the palliative care unit at the Magog Hospital for their kind and caring help. A funeral service was held on Monday September 30th, at 11 a.m. at Sacré-Coeur Catholic Church (Sainte-Trinité) on Dufferin St. in Stanstead. In lieu of flowers, Yolande and her family have requested that donations be made in her name to the Magog CSSS hospital palliative care unit.