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Howe family celebrated 72nd reunion

The Howe family gathered at the Halkirk Hall to catch up with immediate and extended families.

Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt

Halkirk Herald

The Howe family gathered at the Halkirk Hall last weekend for their 72nd reunion. Family members of the original four, Bill, Stan, Edith and Elsie were represented plus some extended family from the branches of the same tree also attended. This year the Bill Howe family were the hosts and more than 80 guests enjoyed games, music and lots of food. A trivia table with items from the past were on display and it was an eye opener for the younger generation.

A group of friends and family gathered to attend a bridal shower for Jenna Nibourg in a shady garden spot at the home of Ellyn Schaffner on Saturday afternoon. The hosts were bridesmaids Melissa Strome, cousin of the bride and Jennifer Hauck, sister of the groom. A contest and delicious lunch highlighted an afternoon of visiting.

Congratulations to Dennis and Doris Cordel who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a small family gathering at the home of Adrian and Cassandra in Sylvan Lake during the weekend. They also celebrated Caleb’s third birthday.

Sympathy to the family of Eunice (Wiltse) Campion who passed away on July 10. Eunice was raised two and half miles North of town and along with her husband, Jim, spent most of their teaching years in Coronation. Services were held at the Coronation Community centre on July 17. The Wiltse story is on page 674 and the Campion story on page 334 of the Halkirk History book.

Word has been received on the passing of Charlotte (Flug) Makowski on June 19th in Red Deer. Charlotte, along with her ex husband, Larry Flug were the owner/operators of the Halkirk Hotel from 1976 to 1979 selling out to Ed and Arlene Woloshyn. They had four children, Lance, Derek, Curtis and Christine.

Glen Radke from Yakima, Washington passed away on July 11, at the age of 81 years. Sympathy goes out to his sister Jean Anderson and his brother in law Lowell Berry. The Radke family was raised three miles, west of town and their story is on page 405 of the History book.

Dave Clark passed away on July 17 in Lethbridge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara and three children, Graham, Christofer and Andrea and their families. Dave and Barb were teachers in Halkirk and then Castor before retiring to Lethbridge. A celebration of life took place on July 17.

Coming up: Aug. 26 – It’s time to put a shine on your boots and a crease in your jeans cause the Elks annual bull-a-rama is coming up. Mark it down!

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