FARRELL, Kevin “Tom”
Fall is in the air. Teachers and Students are back into the swing of things as well as local sport organizations are busy with new registration and fall programs. If you’re looking for a youth activity for your child our community has many sport & recreational organizations to consider including; e Amherst Skating Club, JC’s Tae Kwon Do, Amherst Minor Basketball, Amherst Aerials Gymnastics, Cumberland Cheer, Four Fathers Library, Maggie’s Place and the YMCA just to name a few. Contact information for Local organizations who offer fun physically active programs visit Amherst.ca
e Amherst Stadium is open for business. Stop in and check out the new paint job! Rambler purple and Amherst grey colours add to your hometown hockey spirit. e Stadium walking track is open daily for those who wish to walk indoors. Outdoor walking tracks at Dickey Park, Rotary Park, and the Amherst Lions Park all continue to be maintained and provide great options for daily walks and staying active. The Big Block Walk route will also be maintained and up kept throughout the winter months providing a clear safe option for walking. Fall skating schedule will launch October 10th. For Facility bookings please contact Corey Crocker at (902) 667-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amherst Cumberland Multisport Pilot Program starts September 10th with Basketball. Amherst Cumberland Multisport is a collaborative project, for children in grades primary and one, between nine community sport organizations, the Town of Amherst, the Municipality of the County of Cumberland, and with the support of community and provincial stakeholders, including Sport Nova Scotia. The vision is to grow children through sport by providing opportunities to develop the skills and con - dence to enjoy the positive bene ts of a quality, rst experience. Multisport participation leads to better overall skills and ability, less burnout and overuse injuries, more lifelong enjoyment in sport, and most importantly, it’s more fun! e Community Sport Organizations who are partnering with the pilot year of this program are: Amherst Minor Basketball- Steve Nash, Amherst Figure Skating Club, Cumberland Cheer, JC’s Taekwondo, Learn to Swim- YMCA, Run Jump row with Cumberland Sport Club, Fundy Youth Soccer, and Amherst Little League. e program will be for 9 months, twice a week for three weeks (six sessions per sport), for one hour. Each session focuses on skill development through physical literacy and fun, setting the ground work for a love of sport and an ‘I can play anything!’ attitude. e Multisport program will lead us to one step further in reaching our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia as well as building healthier community through sport, with a focus on being active for life.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the Amherst Terry Fox Run on Sunday September 17th at Dickey Park. Registration starts at 9am with the run starting at 10am. Options include 5k or 10k, walk, bike or run. For more details visit terryfox.org, call 877-363-2467, or email email@example.com.
Join volunteers on September 23rd for TD Tree Day at the new Amherst Lions Park. Communities plant trees in over 150 green spaces all across Canada and our local event is from 9am-12pm. Register and visit tdtreedays.com for more information.
Learn what is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-667-6500. Here is a taste of what’s coming up:
■ Xara Choral Theatre performs “Hours Turn to Nothing” at Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church
■ YMCA Full of Life Aqua t & Chair Fitness
■ Evil Genius Club at the Four Fathers Library
■ Maggie’s Place Snuggle Bugs
With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017, with his wife and children by his side at the age of 74 years. Loving husband of Maria Eugenia Sará de Farrell “Kena” for 45 years. Proud father of Stephanie Colleen Weber (Daryl) and Alexander Kevin Farrell. Adoring Tata of Jettsen, Ripken, Lowyn, Broden. Caring brother of Alexander (Mary), Michael (Donna), Paul (Wanda), Peter ( Helene), Dana and brother-in-law of Maria Elena (Jose Antoino), Salvador (Carmen Cecelia), Gabriel (Susana) and Juan (Tamara). Playful uncle of many nieces and nephews around the world. Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Alexander, his brother Brian and his brotherin-law Miguel and sister-in-laws Maria Antonieta, Maria Gabriella and Maria Cristina. Dreamer, adventurer, protector, humourist, intellectual, cheerleader, gentle giant, cool dude. Born in smalltown Amherst, N.S. Raised by single mom of 7 boys. Awardwinning mathematician, talented athlete, 2nd Lieutenant of COTC. Insatiable hunger for knowledge; before e Internet, there was Kevin. Mount Allison University scholarship then bright lights of Montreal. Walked into Sun Life head o ce on Friday-no appointment-started career on Monday. Re-programmed Sun Life’s entire payroll system and then again at Honeywell Canada. Got the travel bug. Moved to a new world-Venezuela. Became uent in Spanish by embracing culture and telling funny jokes to anyone and everyone. 6-month work stint turned into 12 years once he met the love of his life at BFF’s BBQ. Love at 1st sight. Proposed after 1 month, married in 3 months to Kena. Got the kid bug. Proud papa to Steph and then Alex. By ‘81, promoted to I.T. executive for Citibank and then RBC. Missed his Mom. Forewent promising career to move family to Dartmouth where “his children could experience Canadian life”. Snow, Hockey, Tim Hortons, lakes, and the Maritimes. In 23 years at Canada Post; never called in sick. Brought laughter, positive energy, and caring soul to parents/children of wife’s successful preschool (27yrs). Continued mastery of corny jokes, travel, exotic cuisine, encyclopedias, technology, Montreal Canadiens/ Expos, music, movies, ne art, collectibles, nature walks, animals, new and old friends, his dream home, his children, his grandchildren and, most importantly, his love for Kena. After retirement moved to London, Ontario to be closer to children/grandchildren, and eventually passed away in St. omas-a small town be tting his birthplace and childhood nickname “Tommy”. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. We’ll feel his spirit near a lake or ocean, collecting and skipping rocks. e family would like to thank the sta at Valleyview Home for their generous love and care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Please dress in colourful and happy attire. Another celebration will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Valleyview Home, 350 Burwell Road, St. omas, ON N5P 0A3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www. amgfh.com.