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Community saddened by the passing away of Lyle Cassidy

A funeral liturgy will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Stettler Community Hall.

Paulette Heer

Gadsby/Westwoods News

Once again the community is saddened by the death of a local man, Lyle Cassidy. Sincere sympathies to the Cassidy family, the extended Olive and Mailer families on the passing of Lyle Cassidy. He leaves behind his wife Gayle, and their family as well as brothers Charlie (Aleta), Al (Stella), Frank (Carline) and Bill Cassidy. A funeral liturgy will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Stettler Community Hall. Lyle was 67 years of age.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, Gadsby hosted a full-fledged brunch before guests headed to the Omega Circle for Decoration Day. Close to 60 people enjoyed the Sunday brunch served by the Heritage Society at the church building. Guests and locals mingled and exchanged stories, reminiscing of old times and acquaintances.

It was possibly the hottest Decoration Day service in years. The 87th annual Decoration Day service began with the march in of the colour party. Pastor Ross Helgeton opened with the Invocation and lesson, Susan Mitchell gave opening remarks for the Legion, and Lori and Dallas Gordon presented the crowd with some very moving music. Omega Circle remarks by Joanne Hoopfer announced their next project, bringing water to the cemetery, while reminding anyone who haven’t submitted their loved ones’ stories for the book to please do so. The Mount Royal CAV rode in on their motorcycles and also took part in the ceremony. The theme this year was Remembering Dieppe.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Hoopfer family met at the cemetery for the interment of Verna (Hoopfer) Herbert. After the service they met at the home of Myrt Hoopfer in Stettler for refreshments and remembering Verna with pictures and stories.

What a great way to end the summer in our little village of Gadsby! We’re having a community garage sale at the Community Hall on Saturday, Sept. 2. There will be a mix of personal items and business booths, baking, and a bouncy castle for the kids. Doors open at 10 a.m. and runs throughout the day.

Bill and Joyce Hansel helped great grandson Brett Botting celebrate his third birthday at his parents’, Jeffrey and Kathy Botting, in Cadogan, Alberta. It’s reported there were 21 kids and almost that many adults as well. They rented a bouncy activity centre and had a great day.

Velvet Nickerson, along with her son Tom Bigney had headed to Kimberley, B.C. to attend her niece Sarah Bengert and Kyle LaBoucane’s wedding on Saturday, Aug. 26. A double joyous event as Sarah is marrying Velvet’s late friend Lynda’s son, Lynda having passed away a few years ago.

Congratulations to Christy (Heer) and Curtis Wideman who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 22. They celebrated earlier with a trip to Mexico. I was not able to send flowers as planned as a vehicle had run through the plate glass window of their local flower shop in Three Hills. Luckily no one was injured.

John and Jewel Heer, along with daughters Bailey and Hannah motored to Whitecourt on Friday, Aug. 25, spending the weekend visiting relatives, joined by John’s daughter Samantha Heer.

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