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Social Notes

Social Notes – January 24, 2024

Quyon - Jillian Young

Congratulations to Kenzie Smith from the Shawville Figure Skating Club on another successful competition this past Saturday. Kenzie came home with the bronze medal from the Regionals at the Slush Puppy Arena. Kenzie is the daughter of Leslie Stanton and Nathan Smith, and granddaughter of Ken and Diane Stanton. Well done to Kenzie and all of her fellow skaters from SFSC on their competition.
On Saturday, family and friends gathered throughout the afternoon and evening at the home of Christopher and Kara Provost to celebrate Chris’ 50th birthday. The birthday boy had no idea a party was in store for him until that morning, when decorations started going up and party prep began. He was thrilled to have so many of his friends and family stop in to wish him well on this milestone occasion.
Birthday wishes are going out to Kenny Fleck and Jaime Cote, both celebrating on Jan. 24, and to Lisa Nugent on the 26th. Happy birthday also to Sue Chabot on the 27th. Best wishes to everyone celebrating special occasions this week.
It was great to hear that most outdoor rinks in our area opened last week, including the Quyon rink, as well as the volunteer-run Beechgrove rink. It is great to have these rinks in our community to keep the kids entertained during these cold weather months. Be sure to get out and enjoy them, and be respectful of the hard work that many put in to keeping these rinks open and functioning.

Waltham - Helen Perry

Last Tuesday evening we attended our grandson Ben’s hockey game in Cobden. He plays on the Eastern Ontario Cobra Team. They played against the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces and won 4-1. It was nice to be able to attend the game as it wasn’t too far to travel.
The last couple of days the temperatures dipped with wind chills of -30. This is normal weather to expect in January. It is supposed to get milder in the next couple of days.
Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with Janet Retty (nee Morris), family and friends of Sheenboro, in the recent passing of her dearly loved husband, Francis “Frank” Retty.
Happy belated birthday is wished to Macie Romain, who celebrated her 12th birthday on Jan. 20 and to little Jaxson Moreau, who also celebrated his 7th birthday on Jan. 20. We hope that you both had a fun-filled day full of surprises.
Happy belated birthday is wished to Bernard (Buddy) Chassie, who celebrated a birthday on Jan. 21. All the best of health and happiness is wished to you in the coming year.
Warmest anniversary wishes are extended to Amanda and Scott Romain, who are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25. May you share many more years of God’s richest blessings
The happiest of birthdays is wished to my dearest Larry, who is celebrating his birthday on Jan. 25. May the coming year be blessed with health and happiness, love, peace and joy.
Warmest wishes are extended to Pauline Gagnon, who is celebrating her birthday on Jan 25. Enjoy your special day, Pauline.
A very happy birthday is wished to Ronnie Spinks, who is celebrating his birthday on Jan. 28. Enjoy your special day, Ronnie.

Shawville - Lyse Lacourse

Our sympathies to the Malo family on the loss of Gaëtan on Jan. 6, at the age of 79. He was the father of Chantal, Sébastien, Marjolaine (Marc) and Fabien. Gaëtan was the brother of the late Viateur (Mariette), Jean-Yves (Pierrette), Michelle (Paul) and Gilles (Cécile).
Our deepest condolences to the Corrigan family on the loss of Faye on Jan. 13, 2024, at the age of 82. Faye was the wife of Norris. She was the mother of Stephanie (Luke) and Stephen (Natalie). Faye was the sister of the late June (Garnet), late Frank (Donna), Joan (Cecil), Marleen (late Donald) and William (Dorothy).
Our thoughts and prayers for the Griffin family on the loss of Rita on Jan. 14, at the age of 68. She was the mother of Jennifer (Kevin) and Jason.
Our deepest sympathies to the Thomas and Woermke families on the loss of Shirley on Jan. 17, at the age of 87. She was the wife of the late Gerald. She was the mother of Brian (Karen). She was predeceased by son Earl (Colleen) and baby Dean.
The Pontiac Community Players will be presenting “The One-Act Play that Goes Wrong” on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm.
Save the Date for the Shawville Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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