Gadsby gatherings galore for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend was a time for family and friends to get together.

Thanksgiving weekend was a time for family and friends to get together.

Gloria and Stan Diegel hosted a turkey dinner with Arden and Deanne and family, Wade and Ybiett and family, as well as Greg and Richelle and their family.

Betty Hankins of Dawson Creek spent several days in the area, visiting nieces and nephews and friends.

Paulette and Percy Heer shared their turkey with mom Iona Berg, Betty Hankins, John and Jewel Heer and family, Jeanne Beisel, Barry and Lorna Brown. Christy and Curtis Widemand and family dropped in for an hour on their way home.

Gordie and Shirley Reynolds travelled to Edmonton to spend Thanksgiving with daughter Cathy and family, while Smitty and Lavonne headed over to Halkirk to spend the day with Lavonne’s mom.

Diane and Kevin Baird returned home from the weekend with daughter MaryBeth.

Velvet Nickerson, daughter Haley and granddaughter Cooper travelled to Kimberley, B.C., to the new home of Velvet’s parents, Ben and Linda. Joining them for turkey were sister-in-law Kristy, Tye and Nash; brother-in-law Terry and niece Daynen; and Terry’s mother, Pat. Sister Vicki cooked the turkey, but had to work. The weather was fantastic and lots of visiting was enjoyed at Velvet’s parents’ new home.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren went to daughter Bonnie and Dwayne’s for Saturday night ham supper. Richard was home from Calgary. Then on Sunday night, it was turkey at Frank and Eleanor’s for Bonnie, Dwayne and Richard.

Eleanor attended the bridal shower in Big Valley on Oct. 13 for granddaughter Melitta Walgenbach.

Word has come of the passing of Ada (Bean) Hailes. Great niece Hazel Ann Yucker and Dale Holtz attended the funeral service in St. Albert at the Pilgrim United Church. Ada was 93.

Sympathies to Joanne Hoopfer for the loss of her mom. Funeral services were held in Ponoka on Thursday.

Interment services were held in Gadsby Omega Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 13, for Alan Parry. Alan was born in Stettler, took most of his schooling in Gadsby, and made his home in Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Frieda Parry, brother David and sister Janet.

Sincere sympathies to his wife Diane and son Paul, as well as many other family members.

The community was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Ron Robinson. Funeral services were held at the Stettler Funeral Home on Tuesday, with interment in the Gadsby Omega Cemetery.

Sincere sympathies to his wife Judy, daughters Michella and Dawn and family, brothers Terry, Rick and Keith and sister Judy, as well as many other relatives.

DATES TO REMEMBER

— Cash bingo will be held this Saturday night at the Gadsby bank building. Doors open at 7 p.m. The loonie pot continues to grow.

— The 92 annual Omega Circle Bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 2 p.m. in the Gadsby Community Hall. Crafts, baking, pail prizes, guessing game, popcorn balls and fish pond are among the many fun events. Draws will be made at 3:30 p.m., along with the main raffle. Lunch is served. Everyone is welcome.

— On Sunday, Nov. 4, Percy and Paulette Heer invite family, friends and neighbors to join them at the Stettler Lutheran Church for an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. (program at 3 p.m.) to help them celebrate their 40th anniversary.

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