Monday morning and minus five on our thermometer reminds us it is autumn and time to winterize for the coming months.
The fall schedule is out and Botha United Church services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sundays, starting Oct. 4. Sunday School will be starting at a later date, closer to Thanksgiving.
Get well wishes go out to Frank Dahlgren, who is recuperating from a serious horse accident earlier this month. Frank has to remain in hospital flat on his back and enjoys visitors to come and help shorten his days. At the time of his accident he was flown by air ambulance to Calgary for surgery with a plate installed to help mend his pelvis. Frank returns to Calgary this week for a follow-up.
Betty and Frank Hadwin were pleasantly surprised last Saturday, when long-time friend Max Schleusener from Vulcan dropped in for a visit.
Jim and Ethel Baird enjoyed Sunday dinner at their home with grandchildren Kyle Baird and Brittany as well as Lauren Potter and Clint.
Donna MacKay left for Calgary last Sunday, spending a few days with Donna’s cousin Eleanor and Irv Bobye.
On Monday, the three of them motored to Lethbridge to attend Donna’s uncle Dave Friebel’s funeral service, returning to Calgary before heading home on Tuesday.
We send condolences to the Entwhisle/Davits families on the passing of Harold “Chick” Entwhisle of Kimberley, B.C., at the age of 79 years. Chick was well known by many people in the Gadsby area when he used to visit his daughter Thelma and Robert Davits and family. A memorial service was held in Kimberley on Saturday, Sept. 19. Family members from the Gadsby and surrounding areas were son Fred and Velvet, Haley, Kyle, Tom and Angela; grandson, Jason and Melisa Davits and Kaylie; Melisa’s parents Dave and Sandy Varty; granddaughter Mareena (Davits) O’Brien and Kendra; sister-in-law, Mary Brennen, Tammy, Darcy and family; daughter Kathy and Joey Prillar and Tyle of Didsbury, previously of Gadsby. Daughter Thelma had been staying with her dad and was the primary caregiver this past year or so. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her as well as all the family.
Fred and Velvet, Haley, Kyle, Tom and Angela all were in Kimberley the week before to attend the wedding of Velvet’s brother Ben and Kristy Nickerson on Sept. 12. Fortunately, at this time, Fred was able to spend some time with his father before his passing.