Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - 403-665-2492 Bev Bergman

The sum­mer mois­ture has def­i­nitely made our coun­try­side a green par­adise. The pal­try hay crop from the spring has made a re­mark­able re­cov­ery with farm­ers strug­gling to get that feed up be­tween show­ers and rains. Heavy bar­ley crops are lodg­ing and a com­mon topic of con­ver­sa­tion is, “What is go­ing to be the best way to pick up our crops?” Some are even talk­ing about bring­ing their swathers out of moth­balls! For farm­ers, each year presents its own unique chal­lenges, which def­i­nitely takes bore­dom out of the oc­cu­pa­tion. Such is our world and green is a good colour!

Au­gust 6 was an event­ful day in our small ham­let. That was the day Corey Bergman and Kelly Goehring ex­changed wed­ding vows at the Craigmyle His­toric Church. As strains of “Feel this Feel,” a song writ­ten and per­formed by Netty Mac of the Netty Mac Train, filled the taste­fully dec­o­rated church, Corey en­tered on the arm of his daugh­ter, Erin, and Kelly was es­corted down the aisle by her daugh­ter, Tessa. At the front of the church the cou­ple were met by their at­ten­dants: Corey’s fa­ther, Art, and son, Car­son, and Kelly’s very close friend Alyssa. A short cer­e­mony fol­lowed, wit­nessed by ap­prox­i­mately 70 close friends and fam­ily. At the con­clu­sion of the cer­e­mony, all guests were greeted out­side the church door with a serv­ing of cham­pagne to toast the new­ly­weds. Kelly’s con­vert­ible Ca­maro whisked the happy cou­ple off for “na­ture” pic­tures taken by Corey’s sis­ter.

Fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony, many guests pro­ceeded to the Craigmyle “Old Store” where pro­pri­etor Doug dished up a large num­ber of ice cream treats. Folks also en­joyed Doug’s great va­ri­ety of col­lectibles and an­tiques, as well as the Craigmyle His­tory Wall dis­played in the store.

Fol­low­ing that, a boun­teous feast was held at the Bergman Farm, thanks to a great many vol­un­teers. The bride and groom cut a wed­ding cake, baked and dec­o­rated by Craigmyle’s BH Cre­ations, then shared their first dance around a camp­fire.

For the week­end, the Bergman farm took on the look of a camp­ground, with trail­ers strate­gi­cally lo­cated around the perime­ter of the yard.

Guests came from as far as Nakusp, BC; Leth­bridge, Edmonton, Le­duc, Cal­gary and other closer points in Al­berta Other in­ter­est­ing guests were a col­lec­tion of chil­dren and dogs, all en­joy­ing the free­dom of the farm as well as Pheobe, the pot bel­lied pig. All in all, it was a great week­end, de­spite the mos­quito in­fes­ta­tion!

I am sad­dened to re­port the re­cent and un­ex­pected death of Pat Cran­ton from New Brunswick. Pat was born and raised in our com­mu­nity and re­ceived all her school­ing in the Prince­ton, Craigmyle and Delia Schools.

Pat spent her life teach­ing and men­tor­ing many stu­dents at the nu­mer­ous Cana­dian and Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties where she taught. A “Google” search of her name (Pa­tri­cia Cran­ton) re­veals the sig­nif­i­cance and im­pact of her var­i­ous books and pub­li­ca­tions. Pat was one of 69 new ap­point­ments to the Or­der of Canada in 2016. She was to re­ceive this in­signia at a cer­e­mony in Ot­tawa this Septem­ber.

The Or­der of Canada, one of our coun­try’s high­est civil­ian hon­ours, was es­tab­lished in 1967, dur­ing Canada’s cen­ten­nial year, to rec­og­nize out­stand­ing achieve­ment, ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity and ser­vice to the na­tion. Over the last 45 years, more than 6,000 peo­ple from all sec­tors of so­ci­ety have been in­vested into the Or­der.

Con­do­lences go out to John Cran­ton as well as the ex­tended Cran­ton fam­ily at this time.

Birth­day greet­ings go out to Karen Ir­win on Au­gust 24. Happy An­niver­sary to Sean and She­lagh Olm­stead on Au­gust 22. Have a great day!

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