Meeting, at Victoria #16 in Coaticook
OnNov. 8/14 several members and visitors gathered at Victoria #16 Lodge Hall for Soup and sandwich supper with dessert and beverages.
During supper District Deputy Grand Marshal#5, Ernestine Whipple, had the honour of presenting our District Deputy Grand Master #5, Dorothy Babbin Houle.
At the Head Table, Dorothy Babbin, our DDGM # 5, Noble Grand Arnold MacKeage, and escort Ernestine, Grand Marshal of GL of Q., Joyce Copping, and Grand Master of GL Ed Copping. Arnold welcomed everyone.
Dorothy Babbin, who is Chaplain of Victoria, said “Grace” and asked for a minute’s silence in honour of all Service Men and Women especially those tragic events resulting in the deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo, we never imagine that in our own country something like this could happen.
After good food and fellowship we were ready to start our Meeting.
Noble Grand Arnold opened the meeting “in form”. Then DDG Marshal Ernestine introduced the DDG Master, Dorothy who then took over her District Meeting. Since Ernestine is also Secretary Dorothy appointed Evelyn Keeble, as Secretary for the day. Thank you Evvie! And all who assisted!!
DDG marshal Ernestine presented the Appointed Officers of all branches of the Order. They were welcomed and seated. Then G Marshal Joyce presented the Elective Officers. They were given “the Honours” I wish to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to each and everyone while I was a patient in the Magog hospital. Thank you to the Ambulance team of Justin and Justine for their great job. To the 6th floor nurses & Doctors for the wonderful care I was given specially Dr. Anctil for her daily reassuring visits. Special thanks to my two families, friends and neighbours for the visits, calls, cards, gifts and flowers. Your thoughtfulness and prayers will be with me forever. I would also like to thank my parents for all they done while I was in the hospital and the home cooking since my return home. My sister Barb for her daily visits after her long nights at work and also home cooking and Francine for all her help. Now last but not least my husband Dan for his love and support. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. God Bless you all.
Catherine Buzzell Fleurant and read a lovely verse, then seated. Joyce then had the privilege of presenting the GM Ed. He also received “the Honours” and seated beside Dorothy.
Dorothy ran an excellent meeting and was congratulated by all present. Her Installations were also very well conducted. We are very proud of her! After all who wished to speak, Dorothy extended “the Greetings” and thanked all her Installing Staff and all who filled in today and all who attended.
The Meeting was then closed “in form” by NG Arnold who also did a fine job.
– Passed away in the presence of his loving family and dear friend on November 19th, 2014. Dear husband of the late Sandra Sisco and precious father of Laureen (David Farrow). Cherished brother of Harry (Shirley) and Stephen (Diane). Laurie will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, and many friends. As a tribute to his memory, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 3330 King West, bureau 130, Sherbrooke, Que. J1L 1C9 or the Frontier Society, C.P. 2505, 1 Bigelow, would be greatly appreciated by the family. A celebration of his life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #5, 15 Maple Street, Stanstead, QC. On Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to
Cass Funeral Home 545 Dufferin, Stanstead.