Hatley- Stanstead Women’s Institute Spring Meetings
TheHatley-Stanstead Women’s Institute met at the home of Irene and Gordon Humphrey in Hatley on April 9th, at 10 a.m. Phyllis welcomed everyone and thanked Irene for hosting our group and Barb for being co hostess. As we all enjoyed a cup of coffee, muffins and cranberry coffee cake, we wished a Happy Birthday to Barb, who will be celebrating at the end of the month. Phyl read an article about the first Earth Day celebrated April 22nd, 1970. The Motto was; Let us not just live to learn, let us also learn to live. The Collect, Salute to our flag and the Lord’s Prayer were repeated in unison. Six members answered the Roll Call by bringing a recipe using Maple Syrup. Birthday, tea money, coins for friendship and monthly dues were collected. Secretary Barb Hewitt read the minutes of the March meeting. Business arising, was discussing the School Breakfast Programs, Memorial Book needs to be updated, Donation to the Memorial Fund and Convention. We had received a Thank You from Ayer’s Cliff School for their food box which contained food for their breakfast program. A Thank You from Vera Sisco for thinking of her with Valentine thoughts. A communiqué from Norma Sherrer “Growing a Healthier You for April” Congratulating Volunteers in our communities. A Quote “Volunteers are not paid - not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless” anonymous. Committee Reports: Agriculture, Phyllis read The History of Maple Syrup in Quebec. Also an article defending Parsnips, a vegetable used many years ago for health benefits.
– Passed away April 27th 2014 at the age of 73. Wife of 46 years to the late James Jory. She leaves behind her 5 children; Arthur, Reg, Wayne, Rebecca and Jacquelynn as well as many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, her brother Jim and sisters Kay and Eleanor. Originally from B.C., Pat and Jim adopted Stanstead as their home for over 40 years. She largely contributed to the community doing volunteer work and helping families in need. She has touched so many people’s lives, setting an example of strength, perseverance and steadfastness. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family both nearby and across Canada. There will be a funeral service May 24th at 3 p.m. at La Salle du Royaume des Témoins de Jéhovah, 48 Chemin Couture, Magog, Quebec.
– Passed away at the Santé de la MRC Coaticook on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Adam and dear father of; Diane (the late Marcel Fournier), Daniel (Monique Gilbert), Johane, and Michel (Marie Roy); loving grandfather to, Eric, Patrick, Shannon, Marco, Catherine, Marie Lyne, Alexandre, Stephanie and Melissa. Aurelien will also be sadly missed by his great-grandchildren, other and friends. There will be visitation in the presence of his ashes at the
Cass Funeral Home 545 Dufferin, Stanstead from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 followed by a celebration of his life in the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the personnel of the Hébergement at the CLSC St. Catherine for the wonderful care given to our father. As a tribute to his memory, donations made to the Foundation de Centre de Santé et de Sources Sociaux of the MRC, Coaticook Inc. would be greatly appreciated by the family. Jean spoke about The University of Vermont thinning out maple sapling trees by draining their sap, when they are very small. Irene had an article from the Township Sun about Gordon’s friend Henry. A Very Special Bird. A member remarked how they enjoyed the baby pictures of Prince George. Rev. Doreen on Health and Community spoke about the recent Election results and we were happy that Pierre Reid was elected to his seat. She also spoke about how happy and lucky we will be to have a Health Care Centre in Ayer’s Cliff this fall. We had twenty-one sunny days in March, and Doreen was excited to collect for her Sunshine Bank. Our branch decided to sell flowers for Vesey’s again this Spring. We will get our orders in to Barbara by May 1st. After lunch Barbara showed us how to do a craft. The May 1st, 2014 meeting came along very quickly. We were very happy to meet at the lovely home of Scotty Miller in the St Francois Manor. Phyllis welcomed the members and a special thank you to Scotty for inviting us. Scotty the
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A graveside service will be held for
on May 24th, 2014 at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Stanstead at 2 p.m., with Rev. Lise Kuzminska officiating. Refreshments at the Stanstead South Church hall following the service.
A memorial graveside service for
will be held on May 24th, 2014 at 2 p.m. at The Elmwood Cemetery in Sherbrooke.