A cool Halloween day but no snow!
Close to 120 people, young and old, turned out for the 95th annual Gadsby Omega Bazaar and bake sale; a party atmosphere with many workers and children in costume. There were several witches, hobos and clowns, a few cats and minions and we were in good hands as superman was there watching out for “bad guys”.
Several past residents were back for the day: Ken and Linda Bradey from Red Deer, also Phyllis Chick. The three Starling sisters were in attendance, Louise Starling, Helen McIntyre and Carolyn Willis. Mary Ann (Rowles) Russell and daughter Sandra Rowland, Robyn (Mailer) Rock, and Gloria LaRose, who has recently moved to High River. It was a great success and many happy faces as prizes went out the door. The results of the bazaar will be posted in next week’s Independent.
Several from our community attended the fundraiser dance for Jamie Thorkelson, son of Kelly and Karen Thorkelson. The dance was held at the Botha Hall. Jamie was injured in the summer when a horse fell on him. The proceeds from the dance will help with trips to Edmonton.
It’s been a shocking and sad week in the community with the sudden passing of Joanna (Carey) Jarmin last Monday evening. Joanne started Grade 1 in Gadsby, graduated Grade 9 in Gadsby and Grade 12 in Stettler. She took part in many activities in and around Gadsby including 4-H sewing. She went on to become an excellent hair dresser, and enjoyed her time in Heart Haven working with the seniors there. Joanne was a loving and caring daughter, sister and mom.
Our sympathies go to her family, to parents Barb and Vic Carey, brother Wes Carey and Lincoln, her children Taylor, Victoria and Jonah as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were set for Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Stettler Funeral Home. Joanne was just 42 years old.