Family gatherings highlight Gadsby’s summer

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Gadsby / Westwoods

Summer is the time for family gatherings, weddings and anniversaries.

Congratulations to Brad and Sue Bauman, who celebrated their 25th anniversary on the long weekend with a camp-out at their Erskine farm. Family and friends gathered, bringing their campers and trailers. Sue’s parents, Joyce and Bill Hansel, enjoyed granddaughter Karla James (Larry and Erika’s daughter) and her three little ones that weekend. Daughter Mary Lou and her granddaughter Bentley came Thursday to the farm to visit great grandpa and grandma and uncle Larry. Son Larry Hansel of Drayton Valley has been staying at the farm, helping put up the hay.

The Glasier family reunion was a great time for the cousins to get together. From the senior James Glasier family, all of Adrian’s family was there, as well as representation from the Cliff, Hilda and Hazel Glasier families. Erwin’s son, Karl Glasier, is in Red Deer hospital and his wife Isabel passed away last winter.

Funeral services were held in Eckville, where Karl and Isabel lived.

Glasier family members came from Dawson Creek, Langley and Vernon, B.C., as well as Calgary, Innisfail and Wandering River, to name a few. The weather was great for the reunion weekend.

Travis and Leigh Anne Blackmore celebrated their February wedding July 23 with an open house and dance at the Botha community hall. Friends and family gathered to wish them well. Newlyweds Scott and Christa Blackmore of Saskatchewan were there, as well as Robert Blackmore. A great opportunity for a family photo shoot!

The Gadsby Heritage Society (church building committee) met recently and is hosting its second annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Aug. 28, in conjunction with the annual Decoration Day service at the cemetery. More details to follow.

Decoration Day service starts at 2 p.m.

Future plans at the church include a cribbage tournament in September. This was the plan of the late Mel Haeberle.

Best wishes to Grant Beleau, who was married recently in Thailand. He has come back to Gadsby to sell his home, heading to NAIT to further his education, and of course calls Thailand home as well.

Get well to Beatrice Selinger, who is recovering from very painful knee surgery. She is, for the time being, staying with daughter Michelle in Stettler.

A few family and friends helped Percy Heer celebrate his birthday on the weekend. On Sunday, Percy and Paulette Heer and Dale and Eldon Van Straten drove to Eckville to help Percy and Dale’s cousin Deloyce and Bob Burns celebrate their 50th anniversary. They all enjoyed visiting with cousins Edna Kelody of Rocky Mountain House, Floyd and Marina Young of Edmonton, Nancy Tolenon and Carolyn Kriel of Eckville, as well as Bob and Deloyce and their family. Dale and Eldon, along with Paulette’s cousin Dale and Irene (van Straten) Hankins, have just returned from a trip to Holland, visiting cousin Pete and family there.

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