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Byemoor was a busy place this weekend

Byemoor was busy with Jones family reunion, being well-attended on Saturday, June 24.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg//Byemoor-Endiang News

Byemoor was a busy place on the weekend with the Jones family reunion taking place. About 80 descendants of Harriet and John Jones Sr. gathered to enjoy the get together.

Those who travelled the furthest for the reunion included folks from Manitoba and Osoyoos, B.C. Margaret Jones of Stettler was the oldest in attendance, at 81.

The “Spirit of Endiang” social evening, hosted by Dan and Verla Buchwitz, at the Endiang Hall on Saturday, June 24 was much enjoyed and well-attended.

Attendees enjoyed a marvelous supper served up by Dan and Verla’s family. The evening saluted volunteers and recognized the contributions of the homestead families.

Folks enjoyed entertainment galore by four groups of musicians. Providing the lively entertainment were Dellas (Sorensen) Raessler, Mark Fecho and Heather Brown, The Kittlers with Mike O’Hara and the Country Friends Band, which included the home-grown talent of Donnie Johnson, Irene Brooker and Shirley Lumsden.

There were a number of door prizes drawn throughout the evening and the grand prize was won by Blanche Johnson of Stettler.

Dan and Verla also had an early celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary that evening. Congratulations Dan and Verla and best wishes for many more happy years.

Thanks to the Buchwitzes for a wonderful evening and being such gracious hosts.

The upcoming Kindergarten class had a practice run on Tuesday, June 20 at the Byemoor School. Those headed to Kindergarten this fall are Dustee Borgestrom, Herbie Gallagher and Felix Johnson.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Shirley Campbell who passed away on June 21 at the Hanna hospital. She was 82. Shirley was a highly-esteemed resident of the community and had lived her entire life at Byemoor.

Our thoughts are with her children Joann, Joyce, Betty, Bob, Randy and Dennis and their families in their sad loss.

Shirley will always be remembered for her upbeat personality and jolly laugh.

Funeral services for Shirley will be held at the Byemoor Community Hall on Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

We also extend sympathy to Cody, Dara, Rowen and Deacon Hallett on the passing of Cody’s father Brian Hallett on June 24 in Stettler at the age of 56 years. Brian was a wonderful man taken far too soon. Our thoughts are with the Hallett families at this difficult time.

Sympathy also goes out to Herb and Helen Gutsche and family on the recent passing of Helen’s brother John Fercho in Calgary. John was 91.

A message of sympathy is sent to Lorene (Larry) Stulberg, Leanne (Jim) Sorensen and Lorna (Morris) Schilling and families on the passing of their grandfather Lester Battle in Red Deer on June 24. Mr. Battle was 98.

Our condolences also go to Kirk and Suzanne Sorensen and family on the passing of Suzanne’s grandfather Martin Blumhagen in Camrose on June 23 at the age of 95.

The severe wind storm that hit Central Alberta did wreak some havoc in the Endmoor community as well, taking down calf shelters, wind-breaks, trees and granaries and creating a power outage.

Thanks to the students and staff of the Byemoor School for gathering and piling the broken branches in the hamlet of Byemoor.

Local bus drivers, Sandra Keith and Rosemary Stulberg, hosted an ice cream social at the Byemoor School on Friday afternoon for all the students and staff as a year-end treat.

Marjorie Sorensen and Mickey Pearn enjoyed a three-week bus excursion tour of Alaska. It sounds like a fabulous trip ladies and another thing checked off their bucket list.

Get well wishes go out to Olwin Pearson who is a patient in the Stettler hospital. Hoping you are feeling better, Olwin.

We send birthday greetings to Helen Gutsche on the occasion of her 88th birthday on July 1 and also anniversary wishes to Herb and Helen Gutsche on their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 2.

Remember the 14th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana is coming up on July 1 at the Endiang Riding and Roping Club outdoor arena. Activities start at 11 a.m. and conclude with a wiener roast and fireworks at dark.

Humour for the day — “What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? — Retired.”

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