Regular church services resume at Morrin United Church

Friday, Sept. 17, a “Celebration of Like” was held at the Nacmine Hall to say goodbye to yet another member of our family. William George Shymanski passed away in the early hours of Monday, Sept. 13 at his home. There has been cremation.

Family members and friends are to be commended on the afternoon of giving tributes and memorial stories of each one’s association with Billy (as we all knew him by). Billy leaves us entirely too early in life, having passed his 59h birthday last Feb. 4. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as all of the stories that were told in memory at the service. The family had a lovely buffet for all to enjoy while visiting and remembering.

Dwayne Marshman of Rockyford (Dianne’s brother-in-law) was the MC for the proceedings. Billy leaves a very young family in that of his three daughters have six small children, a couple of them just babies. Lorilee has Adam and Mathew, Carrie and Greg have Evan and Brady, Tracy and Duncan have Jackson, and Brooklyn. Carrie and Tracy live in Calgary and Lorilee in Drumheller.

More rain in this area all week making harvesting more delayed. Some swathing of canola has been done and some swath grazing, however, that is about the end of it. Sun shone on Friday which made it very nice for the families to be together for Billy’s memorial. The rest of the weekend was dry but very over cast and cold, and then came Sunday with more heavy rain. We have now had a heavy frost in this area, which is not going to do the crops any good. Maybe this will be one of those ‘next year’ years.

Several folks attended the funeral services in the Morrin Community Hall on Thursday, Sept 16 for Margaret Trentham. Margaret was a very active person in the United Church as well as many other organizations.

The Morrin United Church has always been in the Morrin pastoral charge, herefore, got to know Margaret through that channel.

Church services in the Morrin United Church resumed on Sunday, Sept 19, with Rev. Harold Hunter and his wife Amy (piano) leading the service. During the service, Harold sang a beautiful solo. As always, lunch was enjoyed following the service.

Best wishes to Ken Courturier as he spends some time in Drumheller hospital.

Word has been received of the passing of Warren McCrackin, about 35 years old. Warren is the son of Murray and Maureen McCrackin, who lived here in the district for a while and made many friends while here.

Maureen had the coffee shop in the basement of the old hall for a while.

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