Rumsey Christmas market filling up fast

Dave Newton passed on Oct. 6

Last Monday we experienced a winter storm that I don’t think even the old timers could top. That one will stay in our memories for quite a while I believe; at least until we are the old timers with the tales to tell. I hope everyone made out alright with no lasting damage beyond some tree branches broken.

It is with sadness that I share with you the news of Dave Newtons’ passing on Friday, October 6. His funeral will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. in the Rumsey Hall. He was the oldest child born to Margaret and George Newton on December 23, 1930. He farmed at Rumsey for many years, then owned apartment buildings and worked at Daines Western Shop in Brooks. He was always interested in rodeos and was partners in the Bigstone Rodeo Company. As he always had a love for horses since he was very young, he served as president of the Rumsey Rodeo Club and was one of the main driving forces behind the Rumsey Rodeo held every July. He had three children; Keith married to Lorraine Mulhbach, Cindy married to Jim Krywcum and Debbie. He stated that his ancestors were gypsies and he also had the wandering bug according to his children. Keith nicknamed him the “Tourist” as he could go off for a month at a time without a word and when he returned would tell tales of traveling to BC a couple of times and having been down to Montana. “I’ve just been around the country” (this story taken from Cindy’s history of her dad in the 2016 history book). Dave and his brother Trevor shared many ventures together from hotel management to running buffalo on Trevor and Mary’s farm. Cindy writes that she remembers her dad best as being one of the kindest; he was always willing to take in someone who needed a safe place to sleep and work for a while to get back on their feet. They always returned the kindness by helping on the farm. He loved his horses, the cowboy way and a good story.

The Christmas market is fast filling up with vendors of all kinds so if you are interested in selling your wares please give Claire Krywcum (403-321-0080), Baylee Goddard (403-443-8384) or myself (403-368-3820) a call to book a table. We are interested in all kinds of home businesses, crafters and entrepreneurs. The market will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Don’t forget to mark on your calendars that the Fall Supper in Rumsey will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with lots of time to visit afterwards so make sure you come and join in.

Here’s a giggle to entertain:

Two confirmed bachelors sat talking, their conversation drifted from politics to cooking.

“I got a cookbook once,” said one, “but I could never do anything with it.”

“Too much fancy work in it, eh?” asked the other.

“You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same way – ‘Take a clean dish’

Have a great week.

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