The weather was great for Easter weekend as people traveled around Alberta, visiting family and friends.
Velvet and Fred had a houseful Sunday with aunt Mary Brennen, Tammy and Darcy and Alison; niece Mareena Davits, Kendra and Piper; son Tom and Angela; daughter Haley and Cooper. They enjoyed Sunday dinner complete with an Easter egg hunt.
Bill and Joyce Hansel enjoyed daughter Sandy along with her daughter Denee and the new baby (great-grandpa Bill had his moments holding his new great-grandchild). Also there were daughter Sue and Brad Bauman. Easter Monday Grant and Judy Musgrove and family spent the day with Bill and Joyce.
Shirley and Gordie Reynolds had the family home Saturday. Cathy and Tim from Edmonton and Karen and family from Big Valley.
Ethel and Jim Baird had a busy Easter weekend. Friday, James and Dana from Botha; Melody and Darrel and family from Sherwood Park all arrived. Then on Saturday, 25 family and friends gathered at Westwoods Agriplex for dinner and an Easter egg hunt. Some of the family headed back to the farm to wind down the day. A great day for stories and laughter.
Betty and Frank Hadwin enjoyed Easter weekend with daughter Margaret and her two girls, Jenna and Alyssa from Rimbey.
Rosalind LaRose had all their family home to celebrate a combination of Easter and grandson Beau’s fifth birthday. Beau, along with his mom and dad came from Grande Prairie. Also, from Red Deer were Rosalind’s sister Phyllis Chick and brother George Chick. The only one not home for the weekend was Steve who had to work the weekend.
Easter Sunday saw Margery and Wayne Glasier at son Ken and Alisa’s for granddaughter Andrea’s second birthday. Also there was their other son James and Janine and family. Get well wishes to Wilma Glasier who spent several days in Stettler hospital this past weekend.
Easter at Percy and Paulette’s started Friday night with the arrival of daughter Christy and Curtis Wideman and family. Saturday, Curtis picked up grandma Iona Berg in Stettler for the day and an Easter ham dinner which included John Heer. Then on Sunday, Percy and Paulette and Iona motored to Three Hills, taking in the Bethal Church Easter services and enjoying a deep fried turkey dinner at Curtis and Christy’s.
The non-binding vote that took place in Gadsby last Wednesday was well attended with voter results posted on the bank building. Results were five for dissolution and 18 against. It will take roughly two months to hear the decision coming from the Municipal Affairs Minister.
Mark Monday, April 12 on your calendar to come out and help organize Gadsby’s 100th anniversary celebration which will take place the weekend of August 28/29. This is a very important meeting. If there is not enough show of interest the celebration will not go forward. So come, give us your input and support. Any and all who call Gadsby home: past/present, even future residents. Come help us. We also welcome all members of any clubs in the surrounding area to come or send a representative that night. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Gadsby Bank Building. Any questions please phone me at 403-574-2442.
Also mark April 17 for our next monthly supper at the bank building. Thursday, April 15 the Gadsby Omega Circle begins another year with the first meeting at Joanne Hoopfer’s. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
And now we say good-bye to a dear old friend of the Gadsby/Halkirk area with the loss of Richard (Dick) Hughes who passed away Friday at the Stettler hospital. Dick had been staying the winter with friends in Stettler. He will be remembered for his love of visiting, supporting the community and representing the cattlemen of our community. As a member of the Alberta Cattlemen’s Association. Dick loved his country, his community and the wide open countryside. His funeral will be held on Wednesday morning, April 7 at the Stettler Funeral Home. Dick leaves one brother Stan of Calgary and many friends. Dick was 89 years of age.