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Social Notes

Social notes – June 14, 2023

Quyon - Jill Young

Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ben Kingsbury, as he passed away suddenly on June 5 at age 77. Ben will be missed in our community, as he served in many ways through the Quyon Lions Club and the Quyon Legion. He was a quiet man but always there to help out, and he was well respected for it. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.
The skies were very eerie in our area last week, as they were across much of the country, with the countless forest fires out of control. I don’t ever remember such an extended period of time of hazy skies and the thick smell of smoke in the air. I am thankful that seems to be over and hope it won’t return again anytime soon. Thinking of all of those people who have been affected by the fires all over Canada in the past few weeks.
Thankfully, the skies cleared and the smoke dissipated in time for a very special occasion on Friday. Clancey Keon and Dillon Harrison were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Starborn Farms in Bristol. They were surrounded by family and friends and the party went on long into the night as everyone celebrated with the newlyweds. Wishing Clancey and Dillon all the best as they begin this next chapter as husband and wife.
On Friday evening, I was one of five lucky winners of the Quyon Tractor and Truck Pull’s early bird draw. They have been selling tickets on a huge prize pack to raise funds for this year’s event and then decided to do early bird draws on June 9 for five lucky winners, each one getting two free passes to this year’s pull. We are looking forward to the return of the event this year on July 8, after several years of it being cancelled due to Covid-19. It is always a fantastic day.
We had a wonderful service on Sunday at Wesley United Church, as two little ones were baptized. Our former minister, Rev. Eric Hebert-Daly, was there to help with the baptisms alongside our current minister, Patricia Power. We welcomed Raelyn Pape and Emilia Pilon into our church family. Raelyn is the daughter of Jackie McBane and Chris Pape, Emilia is the daughter of Jennifer Lusignan and Marc Pilon. Congratulations to both families on this special occasion.
Birthday wishes are going out to Juniper Young on June 17 and to Molly Dowe and Harrison Greer on the 19th. Best wishes to everyone celebrating this week.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there, as we celebrate them this coming Sunday. Enjoy your day with your families.

Sheenboro - Doris Ranger

Belated birthday greetings to Janet Murphy, Ray Walker and Rebecca Gagnon Morin. We would also like to welcome Janet who returned to the Green Lantern in Sheenboro for the summer months.
Birthday greetings and best wishes go out to the Shea twins, Karen and Cathy, on June 13, Art Jamieson and my grandson Kris Ranger on June 14, Harry Murphy and Jean Judd on June 16 and Glyn Fleury on June 17.
Birthday cake was served by the family at The Fort on Sunday to celebrate Harry’s 89th. His good friend Andrew Perrault was also there for the celebration.
Happy anniversary to Peter and Michele Morris who celebrated their 30th on June 12.
Congratulations to my son Tim and his son Wyatt who successfully made the trip to Ardmore, Alberta, with Donat’s 1962 Mercury Monterrey. The car now belongs to Wyatt and will be used at his wedding on July 22. Tim’s mechanic friend Brad did a complete inspection before the car set out on its 3,200 km, three day journey. Great job and the guys had a wonderful trip.
Reminders for Sheen folks:
Fire Ban for ALL of Quebec. Keeping our Communities safe.
In order to keep you updated on the happenings in Sheenboro please join our mailing list to be the first to find out about any changes in bylaws, news of emergencies or other events coming up in the community. To add your email, go to the Sheenboro website and click on Mailing list. Done.
Canada Day the Sheenboro way is July 1.
Janet Retty, to donate to silent auction.
Peter Gleason, to enter a float.
Jean Gleason, to volunteer. Residence Meilleur 50/50 draw is June 30 at 7 p.m. at George’s Bar, Chichester.
Hotel Pontiac (The Fort) is now open for the season.
Have a good week.

Shawville - Lyse Lacourse

Hope you are doing well. Here is this week’s news.
Congratulations to the Shawville Lions Club on its Lobster and Steak dinner on Saturday, June 10. It was amazing again. Thank you.
Our thoughts and prayers for the Watson family on the loss of Christopher on Monday, June 5, in his 39th year. He was the son of Leonard and Cathy, the brother of Maria and the father of Jude, Kingston and Thalia.
Save the Date - June 30 for the Soap Box Derby followed by a street dance.
Father’s Day is a holiday honouring one’s father or father figure as well as fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Happy Father’s Day, on Sunday, June 18 this year.

Waltham - Helen Perry

I sure hope that everyone was not too uncomfortable with the heavy smoke and haze that was caused by the wildfires. It was scary at times. On Thursday and Friday, we received some badly needed rain.
Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer Daly in the recent passing of her dearly loved father Brian. He was the dear friend of Marie-Ange Turcotte.
On Thursday evening, our fire department was dispatched to fight a garage fire here in town. Unfortunately, the garage and its contents were lost, but the house was saved.
On Sunday, at our 8:45 a.m. mass at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church, four young girls received the sacrament of Holy First Communion. They were, Lily Duff, Hannah Romain, McKinley Lepine and Zoey Morrissette. Father Michael Smith administered the sacrament. Congratulations girls.
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. I hope that all fathers manage to enjoy some R and R. Let us lift up a silent prayer for all fathers’ who are no longer with us.
Happy Father’s Day.


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