NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2022

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:   

"Worry is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere,” — Erma Bombeck

 
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Ladies,

Our last committee meeting was very productive. We are in the phase of making final decisions. We are still hashing out a deal including the Excusion plus transportation.  

In five and a half months we will be in Winnipeg. We currently have 85 members signed up. Please show your interest in attending by filling out an R15 registration. When we receive your registration, your name will be entered on the attendee list. Only members names will appear on that list, all guests of members will be included on our master list. 

We are continuing to follow all covid updates and things seem to be moving in a positive direction. We will be following any protocols set in place at the time to make the reunion as safe as possible. 

 

REUNION INFORMATION: 

Vests and Polo Shirts:

We are putting an order in for Polos and Vests, so if you are interested, please click here for more information and instructions on how to place an order. 

For more reunion information:

This is the time to get your CFOne cards or Veteran cards. 

For more information about the reunion please contact us here

 

WINNIPEG TRIVIA:

"Curlers around the world are familiar with the Winnipeg company, Asham Curling Supplies.  It is the only company in Canada that manufactures curling shoes and it distributes curling supplies world wide."

Check out "Factoids", by Tourism Winnipeg to find out more interesting fact about Winnipeg.

 

OXFAM STAMP COLLECTING: BATTLING COVID 19:

Flo Reid writes:  

Just a reminder to keep collecting and sending your postage stamps. I have been getting lots of stamps in the mail and have had some wonderful communications via e-mail and phone with some of our ex-airwomen from coast to coast.  

If you have any questions, please phone Flo at 403-990-1556 or e-mail flobobreid@shaw.ca

To see details about the preparation of the stamps, click here

We donate these stamps to Oxfam Canada. To find out more about Oxfam click here.

 

SHE WRITES:

Diane writes:

Does anyone remember the sisters who were from were stationed at St Herbert in Scotia? They in the early 1950's. Their names are Marie, Irene and Margaret.   Thanks Diane  Answer here 

What makes you smile? Do you have something you can share with the ladies you served with? Fun stories, favourite recipe, favourite song? Let us know.  Reply here

 

LUNCHEONS:

The Covid 19 protocols are starting to be relax now, however, you may want to check for your luncheon coodinators to know what rules are still being enforced. 

Edmonton, AB

The next luncheon is scheduled for April 13, 2022, at the Boston Pizza Kingsway location at 1 pmAny questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at wecarr@telus.net.

 

LAST POST:

As the members of the committee update the nominal roll, we are discovering that some of our members have been with the angels for several years. They are included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.  

 Last Name   

 First Name             Maiden Name     Date of Death     Age    City             

   Prov  

 Allsopp

 Diana Patricia "Pat"   

 Sutherland 15 Jan 2021    80  Brantford ON
 Dunn

 Mary "Olive"

 Doyle 12 Mar 2022    83  Middleton NS
 Gardiner

 Evelyn Jane "Ev"   

 Carey 2 Mar 2022    81  London ON
 Kostur

 Olive Rosalie   

 Brook 15 Feb 2022    95  Kingston    ON
 Timbers

 Fay "Speedy"

 Ward 31 Mar 2022    89  Melbourn ON
 Thiboutot

 Marlene Iona

 Burgess 29 Oct 2021    87  Brockville ON

Obituary for Fay Timbers:

Fay Timbers (nee Ward) passed away on Thursday March 31,2022 at the age of 89 years. She is predeceased by her husband Donald and her daughter Lee (Onis) Smith.  Loving mother to Laura and her husband Charles Purdy.  Grandmother to Kevin Onis, Lisa Smith, Emily and Isabella Purdy and great-gramma to Chloe, Colbie Kaelynne and Declan.  She was a wonderful grandma to Birdie, Sunny and Adear Derbyshire.  Fay was in the RCAF from 1950-1953 as a clerk during the Korean War. She was stationed in Whitehorse and always loved to tell her stories. She loved to travel and saw and experienced all she wanted to over the years.   Most of her life was spent working for the Ministry of Transportation and retirement came at 55 when she moved to Paisley to work along side of her husband Donald on their pig farm.   Fay was always giving of her time helping in her church, the busy bees, the Strathmere Lodge auxiliary, the Woman's Institute and the VON. She will surely be missed.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday June 4, 2022 at 11:00 am at Guthrie Presbyterian Church 606 Brock Street Melbourne Ontario with a gathering to follow in the fellowship hall. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Paisley Ontario at the Lovat Cemetery at approx 3:00 pm.  Donations can be made to the Guthrie Presbyterian Church where she loved to be with all her friends.   

If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here so that we can add their name to our Last Post. Thank you. 

 
BIRTHDAYS:

A “Very Happy Birthday” to our April birthday ladies. Click here for the listing. 

If your birthday is missing from this list it is because we don't have it. Please click on the Change Information form to add something or make corrections. 

  

YOUR COMMITTEE:

Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Claire Williams - Treasurer 

Pat Brennan - Vice-Chair, Winnipeg Committee Chair