Last update December 20, 2018

NEWSLETTER 
 
December 2018

 

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

"Well we've come to the end of another year. May you all enjoy a safe and happy holiday, full of love and laughter." 

 

OTTAWA REUNION:             

Well ladies, Paul's Boat Tour was the clear preference for an activity on Saturday morning/afternoon (June 8), with 64 people expressing interest. We have made reservations for 100 people for the 90-minute boat tour from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The final cost will be determined once we arrange bus transportation to and from the Ottawa locks where the tour starts and finishes. 

If you have not already indicated your interest in this tour or your guest is going on the tour with you, please let us know as soon as possible, so we may have a more accurate number for the reservation. For more information, check out their website https://paulsboatline.com/en/

Our team in Ottawa is also researching information to help those who want to venture out on their own to other places around the city. 

 

We are still accepting registrations for Reunion 14. Please send your deposit when you register. We are now able to accept e-transfers for those who prefer online banking. You can email our treasurer at clairewilliams811@yahoo.com. We are still accepting cheques made out to RCAF Airwomen Reunion 14. Please mail them to Claire Williams 120 East River Road, Sheet Harbour, NS, B0J 3B0.  The final due date for the rest of the fee ($200) is March 1, 2019.   

To access the Reunion 14 Registration page click on the Reunion 14 Registration button on our webpage or to go directly to the registration form, click here. Please email us if you know someone who does not have access to a computer and needs information mailed to them. 

The list of Reunion 14 Attendees is available from the email version of the newsletter only in keeping with the privacy act. The list will be updated as the names are submitted. For more information, contact us here 

 

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 

Hello Ladies,

Don’t forget to use your CFOne card for free checked luggage at the airport. If you don't have your CFOne card yet, click here to go to the CFOne website.

We will be making an order for polo shirts and vests. If you sent us your selection and size, we are now accepting payment for your order.

Time is of the essence, if we want to keep the price down. We will be ordering specific sizes for all prepaid items this month. We are accempting payment up to and including December 15, 2018. Click here to request payment options. 

 

STAMP COLLECTING:

Remember to save your Christmas card stamps.    Flo Reid  

If you have any questions, please phone me at 403-475-6738 or e-mail flobobreid@shaw.ca

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

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

WOMEN IN THE NEWS:

I hope you enjoy this humourous article from the Canadian Legion magazine:  https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/08/brief-inspection/

This is a link to one of the more dangerous things women were asked to do during the war: https://beta.ctvnews.ca/features/story-of-the-canadian-women-who-ferried-warplanes-to-the-front-l.html

 

YOUR STORIES AND REMINISCENCES:

We have had some wonderful stories this year! Thank you so much for sharing. We hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas, and ladies, share your stories with your grandchildren. I hung onto my grandmother's every word when I was a child. 

If you have any holiday experiences, please share them with us. There may be ladies out there who remember them too.  

Has anyone got a story about meeting your best friend(s) for the first time?

If you would like to share an experience with us, contact us here to share your stories even if it's just a paragraph. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:

Mary A Cannell writes: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Margo Murray from Ireland? She married Larry Cyr from Montreal around 1957. 

Helen Hebert would like to share this wonderful Christmas poem written by Helen Steiner Rice: A Christmas Poem (click on the title to read) 

Karen deVries wants to share this article from the Haliburton newspaper:   funding-available-for-veterans

To send a response or comment, click here.

 

UPCOMING LOCAL LUNCHEONS EVENTS FOR MEMBERS:

There are only a couple of luncheons this month. The rest of the monthly luncheons will resume in January 2019. Check our calendar for more information.

MONTHLY LUNCHEONS:

Dartmouth/Halifax, NS 

The Halifax/Dartmouth Ex-Airwomen's luncheon group will announce their next luncheon in the January 2019 Newsletter. If you are interested in coming to our monthly luncheons or want more information, please contact Dot Kern via email: dorothyk5944@gmail.com.

Kingston, NS

Our Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kingston on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018. Anyone visiting in the area is welcome to attend. Just advise me in advance so I can arrange for extra meals, at hughpd.ryan@ns.sympatico.ca.

Calgary, AB 

The Calgary Airwomen's group meet at #265 Legion on Kensington Road NW. The next luncheon will be in January 2019Edith McMinn is the new President. Anyone interested to join us for lunches - Welcome! We also welcome Ex-Army and Ex-Navy ladies. I can be reached at edithmcm@shaw.ca or 403-242-2417.

Edmonton, AB 

The luncheons are usually held on the second Thursday of each month, (except June, July, August and December). The next one is January 10, 2019, at Tony Roma's in the Londonderry Shopping Mall, 6604 - 137th Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. 

There is also a business meeting every fourth Sunday, (except June, July and August), at the Edmonton Air Museum, 11410 Kingsway Avenue, at 1:30 pm. The next meeting is on December 23rd, 2018. There is coffee and goodies. There are two ladies who bring something to eat at each meeting. At the same time we celebrate birthdays if there happens to be one the month we meet. 

If any Airwomen, retired, active or in the reserves, wishes to join us or become a member, please contact Isabelle (Issy) McLean, President at 780-722-0014

London, ON 

The Airwomen in London, ON, meet for lunch every 4th Friday  at the 427 Wing, 2155 Crumlin Road, London. Our next meeting will be in January 2019. If you would like to join us please contact Marilyn Chalk at almar1@rogers.com.

OCCASIONAL LUNCHEONS:

None at this time. 

Click here to let us know if you want to invite airwomen to your local luncheon/meeting/event.

 

OTHER EVENTS:       

For more information on all these and more, check out the link to this event page: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events.

Do you know of any upcoming annual events happening in your community this winter? 

If you know of any noteworthy events or exhibits in your area you think might be of interest, please let us know by contacting us here.

 

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  

Alexander Emily Alexander 15 Nov 2018     95 Toronto ON
Anderson Pearl Wilding 10 Dec 2017     91 Niagara Falls ON
Angiers Patricia Maureen "Pat"    Collins 26 Jul 2017     78 Lindsay ON
Baker (Venables)  Margaret N Nyberg 18 Mar 2014     83 Sault Ste Marie   ON
Bebee Elizabeth "Bess" Garrison 30 Mar 2010     70 Oshawa ON
Brown Norma Ann Gray 29 Jul 2017     86 Beaverton ON
Buckingham Audrey Jean Buckingham 26 Sep 2018     82 Edmonton AB
Carter Shirley Jean Quesnelle 16 Oct 2018     80 Saanichton BC
Cunningham Verna "Mary" Deneau 18 Apr 2009     89 Kincardine ON
Davis Penny Gae Eleanor Stuebing 10 Dec 2017     UK Niagara Falls ON
Fenton Joyce Elaine Vadnais 1 Sep 2017     83 Kingston ON
Garvin Sharon Finch 25 Oct 2011     71 Victoria BC
Hawkins Isabelle Unknown 25 Jul 2017     77 Stony Plain AB
Hillier-Quail Theresa Letitia "Tish" Hillier 12 Nov 2018     80 Willowdale NS
McEwan-Jennings    June Lorette "Lori" Kaybidge 13 Nov 2017     77 St Albert AB
Milot Audrey Muriel Phaneuf 17 Oct 2018     80 Edmonton AB
Routhier Hilda Leona "Penny" Hannah 14 Oct 2018     80 Edmonton AB
Tingey (Gresdale) Patricia Anne "Pat" McGinty 5 Nov 2017     78 Innisfail AB

 

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 December Birthday ladies. Click here for the listing.

 

YOUR COMMITTEE:

Tracey Everett - Chair

Leah Mosher - Vice-Chair/Liaison/Ottawa Contact 

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Jackie Sparrow - Webmaster and data base coordinator