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.