Family survivors saluted at Decoration Day event

The sun shone down on almost 200 people who attended the 82nd annual Decoration Day service at the Omega Cemetery on Sunday.

The sun shone down on almost 200 people who attended the 82nd annual Decoration Day service at the Omega Cemetery on Sunday. It was extra emotional this year as the Legion marked the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.

Many of our “local boys” were held prisoners from 1942 until mid-1945. Descendants of those veterans were asked to stand and were given a round of applause in memory of their loved ones.

The service concluded with the wreath laying and retiring of the colours.

Coffee and donuts were served by the ladies of the Omega Circle, along with a commemorative cake from the Legion.

The second annual pancake breakfast was well-attended, as people from Red Deer, Innisfail, Stettler and local communities attended at the Gadsby church building.

A surprise 80th birthday party for Dorthea Nissen was held at Heritage Place. About 60 family and friends were in attendance, including Dorthea’s son Rob and Lorraine and grandson Derek (Jim Nissen’s son), who all flew in from Vancouver Island. Dorthea (Connon) Nissen is also from Black Creek on Vancouver Island.

On Saturday, family and friends gathered at Rotary Park in Stettler for the wedding of Cody Connon and Kim Roy, followed by a reception and dance at the Stettler community hall. Kim also had relatives come from B.C. and Ontario. Cody is the oldest son of Darren and Pam Connon. Cody and Kim will make their home in Red Deer.

About 250 family and friends were present for the wedding, reception and dance for Jordan Hoopfer and Kelli Thorson last Saturday at the Randy and Shelly Lepard family farm near Nevis. Jordan is the youngest son of Dewey and Joanne Hoopfer.

We wish both these couples all the best for their future.

Westwoods will be busy this week, with a bridal shower for MaryBeth Baird on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Please bring lunch.

Thursday marks the annual bench fair at Westwoods, where they will accept entries after 3 p.m., with judging at 5 p.m. There will be a lawnmower safety display and course at 5 p.m., while judging is going on. Lunch will also be provided.

Kenny and Kayla Baird have returned from their honeymoon, where they travelled throughout the U.S. and to Niagara Falls.

The Gadsby District Hobby Club’s next supper will be the Santa Day supper on Dec. 1. Anyone willing to take over the kitchen on a monthly basis would be welcomed, and suppers could then continue. Please contact Paulette at 403-574-2442 or Velvet at 403-574-0000.

Bingos will resume in October.

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