Monday, July 15, 2024
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Shawville: Lyse Lacourse

Our thoughts and prayers for the Greer and Trudeau families on the loss of Cheslyne on April 26, 2020 at the age of 71. She was the wife of the late Thomas Trudeau. Cheslyne was the mother of Dawn (Bob), Kevin and Lisa (Ronnie). She was the grandmother of Nick, Chris (Shelby), Kaylie, Tom and Cally.
Our deepest condolences to the Kilgour and McCagg families on the loss of Joyce Isobel on April 30, 2020 at the age of 81. Joyce was the wife of the late Neil. She was the mother of Joanne (John Mitchell), Micheal, David and Scott (Arlene Briscoe).
The April 29 parade was an absolute hit. It buoyed everyone’s spirits along the parade route which was extended and appreciated by all who participated both in the vehicles and everyone along the parade route. Thank you for making this special effort, it was awesome.
Corus invites all Canadians to join the celebration and sing “O Canada” together every Sunday at noon to express their gratitude and say thank you to frontline workers. It might be fun if we could do that in Shawville outside our homes.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is streaming free his most famous musicals on Friday nights. On May 8, it will be “By Jeeves,” and will be available on YouTube for 48 hours starting at 7 p.m.
Mother’s Day is going to be a little different this year. The holiday is usually celebrated with family outings to brunch, spas or family get-togethers in homes and accompanied by plenty of in-person hugs and kisses. But as the Coronavirus pandemic restricts where we can go, and makes social distancing a new norm, many of these traditions will have to be postponed to another year.
This doesn’t mean Mother’s Day has to be cancelled this year. On the contrary, younger children may have been seeing even more of their moms than usual this spring, as school cancellations added home school teacher to mothers’ (and fathers’) list of duties.
Many young adult children who fled big cities to shelter in place back home may find themselves unexpectedly celebrating at mom’s house. For older adult children whose parents are in independent or assisted living communities, spending time with mom in person or bringing the grandkids for a Mother’s Day visit, may be completely out of the question, due to community restrictions.
Whatever your situation, there are plenty of opportunities to make this Mother’s Day one she’ll always remember. Here are a few examples of how families can show their appreciation and gratitude to mom this year, in ways that are both safe and affordable.
Here are some ideas:

  1. Support her hobbies or help cultivate new ones.
  2. Consider a house plant.
  3. Put together a memory keepsake.
  4. Write an actual letter to your mom.
  5. Send her a delivery meal.
    Mother’s Day this year won’t look like it usually does, but the feelings can be just as strong. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to readjust and rethink how we usually do things. Instead of letting that discourage us, we all have an opportunity to be creative and make holidays and family occasions more memorable during this time, and perhaps even more special, than they were in previous years. Remember it’s the effort that counts.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers.


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