I hope everyone had a great long weekend, with camping, gardening and general sunshine-soaking up.
Linda Helmer was the host for this month’s Birthday Club at St. Mary’s Lodge in Trochu. They had three birthdays to celebrate: Elsie Elvin, Elsie Painter and Clarence Brosseau.
Pat Hatt is June’s host and it will be held on the 17th. Jill Brodie will be entertaining the lodge members with her dogs and ducks.
Larissa Webster, daughter of Tammy (nee Helmer), granddaughter of Linda, will be honoured at a wedding shower to be held at the Big Valley School on June 1 at 1 p.m.
Donald Marshall called on the weekend and reported that his aunt on his mother’s side had passed away recently. Grace Lamb was the daughter of Homer and Bertha Lamb and grew up on the Rowley northeast corner. She was married to Gib Gibson and they lived at Prince George, B.C.
Although Donald hadn’t seen her in many years, he had very fond memories of her. Once was when he was about seven years old, Grace had his mother and him with her while driving down the road out by Prince George and a logging truck passed them. She commented, “You wouldn’t want one of those logs to fall off and land on you would you,” and with that a huge log (about three feet in diameter) fell off onto the road below about 100 feet in front of their truck. It was close enough she had to swerve to miss it.
He thought she had planned it or something, he decided that it just wasn’t their time. She always had dogs, and though she never had any of her own, she loved kids. Donald said he always liked her. “She was good people.” Her sister Helen passed on before Christmas. Donald included her obituary, and it reads as follows:
“Grace Edna Gibson, born Feb. 26, 1920, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2013, at the Prince George Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Allan (Gib) Gibson, her three sisters Ruth Turner, Doris Henson and Bobbi Seminchuk, and her brother Homer Lamb, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Grace was wellknown for her involvement in the local craft sales. She was a beautiful seamstress who made men’s workshirts, quilts and various other items. She would sell raspberries, currents, jams and jellies and bake breads for her sales. She was also known as an avid gardener for her vegetables and a multitude of flowers.
“She had such a passion for creativity that it always kept her planning ahead for future events. Funeral services will be held at the Prince George Funeral Home on Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery.”
The community would like to send condolences to the family of Dale Toliver upon his passing. He lost his battle to cancer. At press time, there was no word as to when the memorial would take place.
“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
— Rumsey Record