Re­fresher rec­om­mended

Stanstead Journal - - OBIT­U­AR­IES -

emer­gency room doc­tor who is also the di­rec­tor of Am­bu­lance Ser­vices in Estrie. “The train­ing is open to ev­ery­one. It’s ac­tu­ally a good idea to come back and get a re­fresher course if you were trained last year be­cause most peo­ple don’t get a chance to prac­tise what they’ve learnt,” said Bruno Roy, one of the event’s main or­ga­niz­ers. Peo­ple who take the train­ing will re­ceive a First Aid card in the mail shortly af­ter, cour­tesy of the town of Stanstead.

New this year will be two Health Work­shops by Dr. Wayne Smith, from 11:00 to noon and from 2:00 to 3:00pm. He will speak about Emer­gency rooms, his spe­cialty, and he will an­swer au­di­ence ques­tions about emer­gency room ser­vices etc. The in­flat­able games will be back to en­ter­tain the kids and there will be a chance to win door prizes: one iPad mini and First Aid kits. “If the weather is nice we’ll have the in­flat­able games out­side. I hope a lot of peo­ple come to this year’s event, like they did last year. We are try­ing to be a very safe com­mu­nity. Every­one counts on us dur­ing an emer­gency, but what about if some­thing hap­pens to us? When I go to the arena to play hockey, all the guys are happy to see me in case some­one has a prob­lem. But I want one of them to get trained in case some­thing ever hap­pens to me!” con­cluded Mr. Roy.

There are about 40,000 car­diac ar­rests in Canada each year. Without rapid and ap­pro­pri­ate treat­ment, most of those will re­sult in death. Stanstead now has twelve AED’s in lo­ca­tions around town. A map of those lo­ca­tions and their ac­cess hours will be pro­vided at the Stanstead Am­bu­lance kiosk on Stanstead Health and Safety day which takes place at the Pat Burns Arena, April 26th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Every­one from around the re­gion is wel­come.

(nee Braw­ley) – Passed away peace­fully at Broad­view Nurs­ing Cen­tre with fam­ily by her side on Fri­day, April 11th, 2014. Cather­ine Hig­gins Grif­fiths (nee Braw­ley) at the age of 94. Cather­ine is pre­de­ceased by her beloved hus­band and best friend Vic­tor Grif­fiths, her par­ents Pa­trick and Brid­get (nee Hig­gins) Braw­ley, as well as her brother Jim Braw­ley. Lov­ing and de­voted mother of Bryan (Wendy Yan), John (Hilda Cun­ning­ham), Katie (Don) Har­ris, Mag­gie (Doug) Moore, Colleen (Bill) Flem­ing, Em­mett (Donna) Grif­fiths and Michael Grif­fiths. Cher­ished grand­mother of Lori-Anne, Corinna, Pa­trick, Mathew, Eric, Amy, Franco, Vic­to­ria, Thomas and Peter. Cather­ine will be sadly missed by her 11 great-grand­chil­dren, her nieces, neph­ews, and many ex­tended fam­ily. Pri­vate fam­ily ser­vices were held at St. Fran­cis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Blessed Sacra­ment Ceme­tery. If de­sired, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions in Cather­ine’s name may be made to the Cana­dian Na­tional In­sti­tute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.).

(née Bradley) – Three weeks af­ter hav­ing cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day with her fam­ily, Mar­garet Mitchell died peace­fully on April 18th, 2014. Mar­garet was adored and ad­mired by all who knew her, but by her fam­ily in par­tic­u­lar. She now joins her hus­band Bill, who pre­de­ceased her in 1997, af­ter 63 years of mar­ried friend­ship and love. She will be greatly missed by her chil­dren, Brad, An­to­nia, Jane, Will and the ap­ple of her (and ev­ery­one’s) eye, An­drew, as well as ten grand­chil­dren and twenty-five great-grand­chil­dren. There is no sad­ness among them, but only grate­ful­ness for hav­ing been able to be a part of her life. Born in Sher­brooke in 1914, she spent the ma­jor­ity of her life in her beloved Eastern Town­ships, where the beauty of the coun­try­side never failed to en­trance her. As she aged, her great­est plea­sure was be­ing taken for drives through the coun­try­side, ad­mir­ing the scenery and re­mark­ing how lucky she was. Mar­garet had an un­com­mon zest for life, and was ac­tive and in­ter­ested in ev­ery­one she met, up un­til her last days. She was al­ways up for an ad­ven­ture, and never saw a chal­lenge where it could also be seen as an op­por­tu­nity. Her glass was al­ways half-full. The fu­neral will be held at Bishop’s Univer­sity’s St. Mark’s Chapel at 11 a.m. on Fri­day, April 25th. This is where she and Bill were mar­ried al­most 80 years ago. A re­cep­tion will fol­low im­me­di­ately there­after at Cleghorn Hall. The fam­ily would re­quest that no flow­ers be sent. How­ever, should any­one wish, do­na­tions made in Mar­garet’s mem­ory to any of Bishop’s Univer­sity, Bishop’s Col­lege School, or the Mas­saw­ippi Union Church would be grate­fully re­ceived and greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­ily.

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