Ayer's Cliff Fifty Plus
It is that time of year again, summer is almost over, the kids are back in school and The Ayer's Cliff Fifty Plus met for their fall meeting in Beulah United Church hall on September 6th after enjoying many beautiful days filled with sunshine. Our president Linda Grenon cheerfully welcomed everyone back. We had four guests joining us, Jim Mackay, Tina Linde, Debbie Mosher and Maurice Roy. Sympathy cards were signed and Linda expressed her heartfelt condolences to Jean Cass in the loss of her husband Jamie Noyes, to Mary Levasseur in the loss of her companion J.R. Coulombe and to Sandra Dezan in the loss of her daughter in law Johanne Deboer, and to the fam- ily of Margaret Luce. Life is short my friends, Make the best of everyday. Our Cindy was back in the kitchen serving up a delicious meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots/turnip, beets and salad. Jean Cass had made and decorated a pretty cake with fall colours of leaves and flowers. Rev. Lee Ann Hogle gave the Blessing. Then the table numbers were drawn. Forty six members and four guests sat down to enjoy this scrumptious meal. The Happy Birthday song was played and sung to May Cunnington, Margaret Gillam Shirley Desruisseaux and Jackie Tilton. The birthday cake was cut and served with ice cream by May Cunnington and Mel Dustin. Linda as usual got in a few good jokes, making us laugh. It was our medicine for the day. The Half and Half was won by Casey Vriesendorp, Lloyd Smith and Jean Cass. Door Prizes went to the man with a horseshoe in his pocket, Lloyd Smith. Also Joan Buccanan, Elizabeth Redpath, Norman Wintle, Margaret Gillam, Linda Grenon, Mary Levasseur and Weldon Dustin. Congratulations to everyone. Linda continued with a collection of jokes, which involved a Blonde telling a Smart Blonde joke. You just never know where these jokes are coming from. Our Special Guests for the afternoon were Debbie Mosher and Maurice Roy. Debbie brought along her paints and supplies and with the help of her husband Maurice, gave about twenty of us an art lesson. We painted pretty sunflowers on a white mug or plate. There were many lovely artistic designs. We brought these treasurers home to set for a while before baking them to set the glaze. Then they will be ready to use for a delicious snack or coffee. Thank you Debbie and Maurice. We all enjoyed our art lesson. Thank You to our clean-up crew, the dish washers and those who brought in door prizes. Phyllis Dustin Secretary ETHEL (DAVIS) BLISS
1932 – 2016 – Mrs. Ethel Bliss passed away at her home in Ayer’s Cliff, on September 15th, 2016 in her 84th year, the beloved wife to Leslie for 63 years. Ethel was a loving mother to Laureen (Lee), Katharine and Sandy. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sarah, Gabriel (Bic), Jessica (Mike) and Breanne (Cody), as well as her great-grandchildren Audrey, Malcolm and Josephine. She also leaves to mourn her brother Andrew (Betty Davis) and her brother-in-law Elwyn (Joyce) and her sisters-in-law Lois (late Stanley Cooper), Barbara (Norman Wintle) and Linda (Richard Middleton). She is predeceased by her brother-in-law Douglas (late Evelyn) and sister-in-law Phyllis (Ernie Wintle). She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 900, Clough St, Ayer’s Cliff, QC, where friends and family may call on Monday, September 19th, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life was held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 20th at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Barbara Wintle officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the caregivers of the CSSS and CLSC Memphremagog for the excellent care given to Ethel. As a memorial tribute to Ethel, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Magog Hospital Foundation, 50, rue St-Patrice Est, Magog, QC, J1A 3X3.