Heads up for tornado season, with a touchdown near Breton on Thursday. But the hot days have meant many farmers in our area are close to done haying, in record time.
It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Winston Bruce who died peacefully in his home near Calgary, on July 10, after battling double pneumonia. Bruce had Westwoods/Gadsby roots and his father, Laurence Bruce along with his mother Anne homesteaded in the Westwoods area. Coincidently,this time being in the middle of the Calgary Stampede. The Calgary Rodeo Association honoured him with a ride-by (riderless horse) and memorial speech the next day. Sincere sympathies to the Bruce and Cassidy families on the loss of a great gentleman.
On a brighter note, residence of Gadsby and area are one the move, enjoying summer. Curtis Lang and friends headed to Cuba. John and Jewel Heer took a trip to Maple Creek to a small town called East End in Saskatchewan, and Velvet and Fred Entwisle, daughter Haley and Nick and girls; son Tom and Angela and girls camped at Boss Hill on the July 8 weekend to celebrate Tom’s 32nd birthday. They had just returned from taking the motor home to Kimberly, B.C. where they celebrated Velvet’s dad, Ben Nickerson’s 80th birthday. Fred and Velvet headed to the Craven Saskatchewan Country Music Festival from July 12 to 16. The line-up included Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Terri Clark and Dallas Smith to name a few.
On Monday, July 10, Bill and Joyce Hansel dropped in at Percy and Paulette’s for an evening of cards. The girls are still champions with a win of six games to two! On Tuesday, Bill and Joyce headed to “The Cabin by the Lake” near Cadogan where they were joined by grandson Ryan and Leila Botting and family for a relaxing day, returning home later that night.
Heartfelt sympathies to the Schroeder family on the passing of Reginald (Bud) Judson, husband of Leigh (Schroeder) Judson of Red Reed. A family graveside service was held on Thursday, July 13 at the Gadsby Omega Cemetery. Family members attending were Marie Geekie of Vancouver, Bud and Leigh’s son David of Red Deer and daughter Leslie (Chris) of Utah and their families. Cousin Ken Bradey of Red Deer as well as several other family members totalling about 20. Bud and Leigh were faithful visitors at the annual Gadsby Decoration Day services held each August. Bud was 73 years of age.