Williamsdale mourns the passing of Gordon Stevens
Good morning, everyone, and I just realized that our summer is at least halfway over. It has been so dry. We could certainly use a good rain. All the crops are drying out.
The small community of Williamsdale was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and neighbour, Gordon Stevens.
Gordon had not been enjoying very good health for some time, but he always kept his best foot forward and continued with his music. One of the main pleasures Gordon had was playing his guitar and singing and he loved to entertain. He very much enjoyed taking part in the Music Night which is held at the Capitol Theatre in Oxford every other Friday evening and he also loved to yodel.
A graveside service is being held on Monday afternoon and Wendy Reid has been asked to be the soloist. Wendy was really good friends with Gordon’s granddaughters when they were school girls and she always called Gordon “Grampie.”
A reception is being held, following the service, at the Millvale Community Hall.
Margo Patriquin, Logan and Lexie Patriquin and Kya Milton enjoyed a day in Halifax on the Harbour Hopper and a tour of the harbour and the city.
They also toured the Discovery Centre and Logan especially liked this because of the big dinosaur.
Wendell and Margaret Reid spent part of the week at their cottage at Pipes Beach in Northport. Wendell has been having a lot of trouble with his eyes so we came back home. Wendell was to the doctor in Pugwash twice and finally went to the optometrist in Amherst. Thankfully, he is doing much better now.
Jeanne Knol and children Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffen went to Tatamagouche to see the train museum.
They also went on another day to see the rock museum in Parrsboro.
Sincere sympathy to the wife, family and friends of the Late Ronald Webb of Little River. Ronald was a deacon and a member of the Little River United Baptist Church for many years. Ronnie’s mother, the late Alda Webb, was organist and choir director at the Little River United Baptist Church, for many years. I was a member of the Little River choir from the time I was 13, until I married and moved to Williamsdale to make my home.
The Little River choir used to get invitations from many other churches to sing and they also sang at many funerals.
Mary Esther Smith accompanied Margo Patriquin Logan and Lexie to Amherst one day recently.
The meeting for the Millvale United Baptist Cemetery was held at the home of Wendell and Margaret Reid on Thursday evening. Several items of business were discussed. The meeting was adjourned and then everyone sat around the dining room table for a light lunch.
Recently, Margo Patriquin, Logan and Lexie, and Kya Milton accompanied by Jeanne Knol, Quinn, Makenna, Holly, and Griffen, went to Truro and enjoyed spending some time at the Clay Café and they also had a picnic at Victoria Park.
Jeanne Knol and children of Oxford were supper visitors on Saturday evening with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith. They all enjoyed picking their first blueberries of the season.
Quote: “You wouldn’t have to count the days, if you made each day count.”
“Gordon had not been enjoying very good health for some time, but he always kept his best foot forward and continued with his music.”