Regular bingo on Jan. 19 at Community Hall

HALKIRK HERALD -- For the benefit of the local snow birds, its warming up this weekend but the past two weeks have been very cold and...

HALKIRK HERALD — For the benefit of the local snow birds, its warming up this weekend but the past two weeks have been very cold and very windy. That’s why we have windmills in our area and they work very well.

A warm welcome to Ed and Peggy Borgstrom from Heisler to our community. They have moved onto the former Tomlinson place along Hwy. 12.

We send belated sympathy from the community to Lowell Berry and his family on the loss of his wife, Janette, who passed away on Dec. 15 in the Castor hospital. Janette and Lowell were married for 67 years and all of those years were spent in the Halkirk area living, working and raising a family. Services were held in the community hall on Thursday, Dec. 22.

Word has been received on the passing of Raymond Cordel from St. Albert on Dec. 19 at the age of 96 years. Sympathy is extended to his wife of 70 years, Juliette (Fetaz) Cordel, his six children, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his sister Collette Fetaz and sister-in-law Phyllis Corel and many extended family. Services were held on Friday, Jan. 6.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Doris Chick of Sylvan Lake who passed away in December. Doris is a sister-in-law to Harold and Velma Chick.

Shane Doan, captain of the Arizona Coyotes played his 1,500th NHL game on Friday, Dec. 23 and during that game he scored his 400th goal. He also celebrated his 40th birthday in October. Congratulations Shane, you make Halkirk proud.

Mike Neilson from Burnaby, B.C. spent the Christmas holidays with his mom, Anne, as well as Bert, Cindy and family.

Visiting with the Derek and Heidi Malloy over the holidays were Grandma Nelda Malloy from Montreal, daughter Jade and Will along with granddaughter Peyton from Nova Scotia and daughter Jordon and Dylan from Coronation.

The Johnson family gathered for one more time for Christmas at the farm, with Kim and Darrell, Kandice, Scott and Forbes all from Vancouver, Taylor from London and Drew from Hamilton plus J.D., Sandra and the girls. They took their annual sleigh ride with fireworks to follow.

Coming up: Jan. 19 – regular bingo at the Community Hall at 7:30 p.m., please come and bring a friend; Feb. 4 – Elks annual seafood and comedy evening, doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are available at Wells Furniture in Stettler; Value Drug in Castor and the Halkirk snack shack; Feb. 16 – seniors’ floor curling bonspiel at the center.

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