Family reunions marked the weekend

The Castor and district FCSS presented two planters to the Seniors’ Centre and they have been placed on the south side

Group from Halkirk school planting flowers at Senior centre are Back row

The Castor and district FCSS presented two planters to the Seniors’ Centre and they have been placed on the south side of the building. On Friday, the younger school students came to assist the seniors to fill them with flowers.

On Tuesday, grades one to three class and their teacher Ms. Carly Nichols went to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer for a field trip. They also stopped by the Collicutt Center. Parents Stacey Charbonneau, Mandy Gonda and Sandra Johnson assisted.

On Friday, grades four to six enjoyed a field trip to the Tyrell Museum in Drumheller with teacher Mrs. Ellyn Schaffner and parent chaperones Sandra Johnson, Cynthia Perry and Tara Schilling. The students had a fun hour of fossil making.

Halkirk Jr. high students competed at the CARA track meet in Stettler on Tuesday. Congratulations, they all did very well.

We send birthday greetings out to Roy Haeberle, who celebrated his 92 birthday with a large gathering of family and friends at his home on Sunday afternoon.

Local chuckwagon driver Layne MacGillivray is back at the track competing in Medicine Hat this weekend. He has already been to Grand Prairie and Saskatoon and heads to High River and then on to Ponoka prior to the July 1 weekend.

On Saturday, June 14, more than 100 members of the Thibault, Cordel and Haeberle families gathered for the interment of Paul Thibault of Red Deer, who passed away in January, and of his brother Alfred Thibault of Peace River, who passed away in March, at the Notre Dame cemetery, north of town. They were the youngest children of Ernest and Marcelle (Cordel ) Thibault and have been buried with their mother who died in 1931, when Paul was born.

Their story is on page 154 of Home Fires book 1. The family who traveled here from Manning, Grimshaw, Port Coquitlam, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and most of central Alberta took this time of celebration to hold a family reunion and pot luck supper at the community hall facilities over the weekend.

The family of Marie (Chick) Davidson of Vancouver brought her ashes to the Omega cemetery in Gadsby for interment with her mother and brother. A time of fellowship was shared with family and friends in the Gadsby hall on Saturday afternoon. Marie is a sister to Harold Chick.

The Anderson family met on Sunday afternoon at the home of Randy and Aileen Jackson to visit with relations, Delyth and Lyn Lewis who are visiting here from near Cardigan, Wales. They flew to Toronto and are traveling across Canada on VIA rail. They will join the train in Calgary and fly home from Vancouver.

Coming up: June 20 – Grade 1 orientation; June 20 – Walk a mile in HER shoes in Castor; June 20 – bridal shower for Amber Creasey, bride-elect of Chris Hansel at the United Church in Stettler – Ladies please bring a brooch for a brooch bouquet.


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