- Category: April/May 2012
- Published on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 00:31
by Evelyn Reid
Belated sixtieth wedding anniversary congratulations to Ken and Valerie Hamilton of Moonstone. They had a family gathering to celebrate the occasion in December and we wish them many more years of health and happiness together.
Our community has been saddened by the deaths of several of our Eady friends and our sympathy goes to the families of the following persons.
Helen Walker died on January 19 at Trillium Manor in Orillia where she has lived for several years. She had her ninety-sixth birthday last August. Helen's husband Beverly died in 1996, leaving Helen and three sons, Donald, Allan and Charles and their wives all living within a mile of their birthplace. Helen and Bev had several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen was a great community worker in the Women's Institute, the Fairvalley Anglican Church, an ACW member, the Willing Worker's Club, and an endless volunteer worker at the Eady Community Hall. Her funeral service was held from the funeral home in Coldwater followed by a reception at the Eady Community Hall. Her burial service will be held in the spring at the Fairvalley St. George's cemetery.
We extend our sympathy to the family of Gwen McEathern of the Huntsville area, formerly of Eady, who passed during the winter. Her parents were Foster and Carrie Orr. She had much family in the area still.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Marion Barr, sister of the above family, and wife of the late Jack Barr. They lived in Coldwater and raised eight children. They had nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Marion was eighty-six years old and will be buried in the Hobart cemetery.
Sympathy to the family of John Beelin of Penetang, who used to live on the Eady Station Road. John died suddenly in Midland Hospital in his sixty-first year. He leaves his wife Shanti, two daughters and husbands and two grandchildren. His funeral was held from the Catholic Church in Midland and spring burial will be at the Brentwood cemetery, south of Barrie.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Russell Hewetson and extend our sympathy to wife Win and family. Russell was in his eighty-sixth year and his funeral was held from Toronto. They had moved to a newly built home in Orillia when they sold their farm in Eady.
A continued improved recovery is hoped for Isabelle Schaller of Orillia, formerly of Eady, who is now home recovering from major surgery in Orillia.
Don Walker and other members of their ski doo club spent a week at camp at Carney enjoying snow for their snowmobiling sport. Their wives enjoyed a few days from home up at the Sleep Inn hotel in Bracebridge in February.
The Eady Grenard Women's Institute held its January meeting at the home of Helen Bell. Several items of business were finalized.
The Fairvalley Willing Workers Club met at the home of President Helen Langman of Orillia in January.
The Village Players are now rehearsing at the Eady Hall for the play "Who is in Bed with the Butler?" to be performed in June.
Rita Whiston spent two weeks in Cuba enjoying plenty of sunshine and good weather. She flew down with the senior's group from Washago. Ralph and Wendy Hough and another couple flew down to Cuba for a week and enjoyed the sunshine, the beaches, and the friendliness of the Cuban people.
We wish Nathan Dix, son of Martin and Heather Dix, great success in competing at the badminton competition in next month's Ontario winter games being held in Collingwood. Nathan is a student at Park Street in Orillia.
Congratulations also to Ashley Wallace, another young Eady student at Park Street, who was nominated as Orillia's Athlete of the Year, due to her prowess in many sports, including volleyball, baseball, badminton, track and field and wrestling.
Brian and Bonnie Smith accompanied by Brian's mother and father, and myself, enjoyed a wonderful thirteen day motor trip down to Cape Coral Florida, south of Fort Myers. The temperature was in the high 80s with lots of sunshine and no rain. While there one of our day trips was over to Port Charlotte to visit friends there at the Maple Leaf Estate, including Doug and Judi Dunlop, Jim and Barbara Dunlop and Mike and Betty Hayes. We toured the estate consisting of 1260 homes, work shops, sports area, golf, etc. while riding on a golf cart!
The Eady Wesley UCW members held their February meeting at the church making plans for several events coming in the spring.
The World Day of Prayer service for Coldwater and area churches was held at the Coldwater United Church on Friday March 2 in the afternoon, followed by refreshments.
Brenda Goss of Fairvalley and Sarah Oakley of Bass Lake travelled by plane on a medical mission to Nicaragua with a sponsoring group called Friends of the Orphans. Twenty-eight people went, including doctors, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists and others. The orphan children as well as adults and other children in surrounding villages were given complete medical exams. Many Nicaraguans walked long distances and others came on horseback to the clinics which were held in churches and schools in the area. Brenda and Sarah would like to thank the congregations of St. George's Fairvalley and Orillia First Baptist Church for their support.
Mark and Melanie Tinney of Eady celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in February at the Warminster Legion.
We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Lynn Bartlett to Eady, along with their teenagers Rachel and Rick.
Wanda and Landon accompanied Dr. Peter Warder to a vet conference in Las Vegas for a week in February. While there, the main attraction was the Grand Canyon and seeing all the mountains covered with snow. Landon Warder's curling team won first prize in a competition recently.
Brian Johnstone of Eady chaired the curling event for the Coldwater Lions Club on February 4 in Coldwater. This is a large fundraiser for charity groups in the area.
If you have any news please call me at 705-835-5304.
April 8 - Easter Sunrise service at 6:30am on Moonstone Road hill with a pancake breakfast after the service.
April 21 - Eady UCW Fiftieth Tea and Bake Sale at Eady United Church from 11am to 1:30pm. Cost is $7.
May 26 - Anne Walker concert at the Coulson Church at 7pm.
June 2 - Large garage, plant and community home baking and BBQ sale at Eady Hall from 8am to 2pm.
June 9 - Garage sale only at Eady Hall.
June 17 - St. George's Fairvalley cemetery service at 2:30pm.