ENDIANG/BYEMOOR NEWS — The 90th birthday celebration for Buster Walker in Byemoor on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28 was well attended. Buster, the oldest of 13 children, enjoyed visiting with his many family members and friends. On display was the “Walker and Gwinner” tarp from Buster’s chuckwagon racing days.
The “Barbed Wire” band from Consort is presenting a concert and dance at the Scapa Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The band features a mix of classic rock and country. This is a good opportunity to treat your sweetheart to an early Valentine’s gift. For tickets ($15) call Thelma Bossert at 403-854-2393.
Jim and Maureen Wasdal, along with their family Mandy and Matt Nelson and Dustin Wasdal and Kelsey Slater enjoyed some time in Canmore where they had the opportunity to go dog-sledding. It sounds like that was a fantastic experience.
We send get well wishes to Shannon Knowles and Theresa Tucker who each underwent surgery. Shannon received treatment in Calgary and Theresa in Red Deer. We hope you girls are recuperating well and on the mend now.
John and Carolin Schofer, Len and Rebecca Schofer, Randy Schofer and Kory Bremer have returned from an enjoyable winter vacation to Mexico.
Congratulations to Randy Schofer and Kory Bremer who were engaged in Mexico. You are a romantic guy, Randy.
Robert and Sheila Buchwitz are home early from their vacation in Mazatlan, Mexico.
We regret to report that several deaths have touched our community in January.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Nat Buchwitz on his passing in Hanna on Jan. 21. He was 95. Nat was a long-time resident of the Endiang community before moving to Hanna. Nat and his late wife Alvina farmed for many years east of Endiang, then south of town and when they retired built a new home in Endiang, before moving to Hanna.
Our thoughts are with his family, sons Dan (Verla), David (Luann) and Robert (Sheila) and their families.
The funeral for Nat was held in Endiang on Monday, Jan. 30 with burial in the Endiang Cemetery.
We send a message of sympathy to Clayton and Jean (Pattinson) Curry and daughter Grace on the passing of Clayton’s father Lyall Curry of Strathmore on Jan. 1. Lyall was 94. At his request there was no funeral service. Lyall’s ashes will be spread on the Curry homestead in the Carolside district, south of Hanna. Our thoughts are with the Curry family in their loss.
We extend sympathy to Arny and Karyn Tateson and the Ironside family on the passing of Karyn’s father Allan Ironside Sr. of Three Hills. Allan passed away on Jan. 20 at the age of 84 years.
Allan was raised on a farm at Garden Plain and spent many years doing missionary work in India where he and his late wife Patricia raised six children.
Dr. Ironside’s funeral was held Jan. 26 in Three Hills. Our thoughts are with his family in their time of loss. Daughter Karyn operates The Lilac Room teahouse south of Endiang.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Arnold Trettin of Hanna who passed away on Jan. 26 in Red Deer. He was 78. Arnold was raised and farmed for many years in the Scapa-Endiang area before moving to Hanna. He was a past member of the Endmoor Elks Lodge.
Arnold’s funeral was held in Hanna on Jan. 31. Our thoughts are with Margret Trettin and family in their loss.
Word was also received of the January passing of Freddie Whymark, at the age of 82 years. Freddie was raised in the Rustle district between Byemoor and Endiang and attended school at Rustle, Byemoor and Endiang. He was residing at Valleyview at the time of his passing. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Sympathy is extended to the Whymark family in their time of loss.
Interesting facts — “A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Now it makes sense when someone says, I’ll be with you in a jiffy.”
“Kilts were invented by the Irish and Kilt is a Danish word even though Scotland comes to mind when you hear the word Kilt.”