Hand Hills Grapevine

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

Mar­i­lyn Vre­de­goor 403-665-2473

Hello Hand Hills. We still have fairly nice weather tem­per­a­ture wise here in the Hills. A lit­tle bit of fog has been creep­ing in once in a while. Power was out for 7 hours with the frost on the lines but it is the end of Novem­ber.

Th­ese last cou­ple of weeks have been try­ing times for some families in the Hills. Our Con­do­lences are with the Fam­ily of Alice (Gam­mie) Wil­son who passed away on Novem­ber 23. Alice moved to the Hills in 1953 with her par­ents and her four broth­ers. Alice lived on the orig­i­nal place un­til four years ago when her and part­ner Tony Metz moved to Rosedale. Alice was a very ac­tive part of the Ranching life style on the Gam­mie Ranch. She loved her an­i­mals. Alice could al­ways be found in the barn­yard feed­ing her pet calves, cats, dogs or cows. Alice worked hard all her life and in her later years (75 plus) we would of­ten see Alice walk­ing down the road at a pace that a young per­son would have a hard time keep­ing up to. Rest in Peace Alice. You will be missed by fam­ily and neigh­bors.

Our con­do­lences go out to Debbie Werner and her fam­ily on the pass­ing of her sis­ter Eileen Her­ron. Eileen lived and worked in Drumheller. For 20 plus years Eileen was the first per­son that one would see when en­ter­ing the Royal Bank. Bank­ing will not be the same with­out Eileen at the front desk. Rest in Peace and may you find com­fort in her mem­ory, Debbie and Fam­ily.

I was in­formed about the pass­ing of Janet (Maetche) Reiniger. Janet lived in B.C. and was 69 at the time of her pass­ing. She was the se­cond old­est of the five chil­dren born to Betty and Elmer Maetche. A school chum of Janet’s re­mem­bers her as witty, clever and cre­ative. Rest in Peace Janet.

While in Drumheller last week, Tony and I ran into Doug and Carol Mil- ligan. They live in On­tario and were in town to fin­ish up a real es­tate deal. In the course of the con­ver­sa­tion Tony asked about Doug’s Dad. Mac is still liv­ing in the Bow­den area and at the age of 96 he still goes and helps Harvey with the com­bin­ing. Never too old to work and work makes one stay young. Hello from the Hills.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Barb Burge­meis­ter on a very pres­ti­gious Award for Volunteering. She was one of six peo­ple cho­sen for the Stars of Al­berta Vol­un­teer Award. There were two youth, two adults and two se­niors from all Al­berta cho­sen for this award. On top of all the volunteering that she does in Hanna Barb also shares her love of volunteering with the Hand Hills. Thank-you Barb and con­grat­u­la­tions on this well de­served trib­ute!

It is time for this Grandma to do some brag­ging. Our grand­daugh­ter Ta­tum McCuaig vol­un­teers at the SPCA after school and she wanted to raise some money to help out the cause. She asked me if she could set up a ta­ble at the Ranch­ers’ Ball for do­na­tions. I said that she would have to bring it to a Club Meet­ing to get ap­proval. She pre­pared a speech for the Club Meet­ing and it met with unan­i­mous ap­proval. With the gen­er­ous sup­port of the peo­ple at the Ranch­ers’ Ball she man­aged to col­lect $170.15. Proud of you Ta­tum!

Till next week.... Christ­mas is a com­ing.... get ex­cited about it! Re­mem­ber to shop lo­cal!

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