Bay bids farewell to Henderson’s

Henderson’s Store in Norway Bay officially closed Sept. 30, but the community gathered at the Norway Bay Golf Course on Saturday to wish the family well as they enter the next step of their lives. From left: Andy Henderson, Debbie Greer, Val Henderson and Norway Bay Golf Club owner Helen McCredie at the party

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
NORWAY BAY Oct. 6, 2018
A community gathered Saturday afternoon, wishing the owners of their local dépanneur well after the store closed shop last Sunday.
Upwards of 200 people joined the Henderson’s at the Norway Bay Golf Club, as the family matriarch retires, and other members enter new careers, after over 30 years of the family serving their community.
“It’s overwhelming and heart-warming,” said Val Henderson, of the party on Saturday. “I’ve often thought retiring would be the right thing to do, but it’s tough.”
Having opened the convenience store portion of the business in 1981, entitled simply Henderson’s Store, the family has provided the community and its cottagers with everything they could need through the years. The spot has long been a valued hub in Norway Bay, and upon their announcement of closing shop for good in August, many reminisced about what the store meant to them through the decades.

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