On May 19, family and friends of Olive McAlpine met at the Dubuc Community Cemetery for the internment of her ashes. Olive had passed away on Jan. 11, 2013 at the age of 97 years at her home in the Langenburg Centennial Care Home. Rev. Susan Griffiths led a short service of worship on a windy Sunday afternoon. Olive’s youngest grandson, Evan Pasloski, read some early memories of her that had been written by her brother-in-law, Gerry McAlpine, from Winnipeg.
We said good-bye to long-time residents, Peter and Rosie Nagy. With help from family, they have moved into a senior housing development in Indian Head. This means there is another empty house in town, but, hopefully before long, it will be home to some new friends. Dubuc and community wish you all the best in your new home, Peter and Rosie. Come back and visit us soon.
Steven Thiele from Vancouver spent a couple days visiting with his Dad, Garland and Elize Thiele. As well as getting some visiting done, he helped take down a couple big trees in their yard while he was here. It was quite the neighbourhood gathering, with three or four working and several more watching.
Melba McAlpine flew from Regina to Calgary to visit with her brother, Jim Arthurs, and sister, Annette Beerling, their families and other nieces and nephews, as well.
Dr. Enid Edwards of Vancouver has been vacationing at her “home-away-from-home” and visiting with sisters, Lorna (Cappy) Rieger from Esterhazy and Miriam (Larry) Anderson who reside on the Anderson Century Family Farm in Round Lake district. Enid has renovated and renewed her maternal grandparents, Sandra and Norman Nicholson’s, home and uses it as a getaway from life in the big city of Vancouver. Enid always catches up on yard work and seems to enjoy small town Saskatchewan.
A dozen interested ratepayers attended the annual village meeting last Thursday evening. Marv Horachek as Mayor, presided over the proceedings. Joan Kerr, the administrator, reported on finances for the village, the Hut and also the Memorial Hall. Councillors, Dennis Toth and Cara Naylor, were also in attendance. There was a discussion on the expenses that will be forthcoming at the water treatment plant. It was reported that a recreation grant from Sask Lotteries was received and will be used to do some upgrades to the playground park on the North side of the Bernier Street Hotel. Some suggestions were a small shelter in the South East corner of the playground that the school children can use while waiting for the school bus and also a shelter, made from metal, which would provide adults and children alike, a shaded spot in the park with enough room for a picnic table and some extra seating. Coffee and delicious donuts were served.
Speaking of the playground park, the first ever birthday party was held in the park on May 20 when Keaton Duchek celebrated his birthday with family and friends. The playground was buzzing with kids and they say there are no children around anymore… proved that wrong! Hotdogs and birthday cake were on the menu for noon lunch. Keaton’s mom, Julie, did a great job of cleaning up the playground prior to the party and, also, making sure there was no garbage left to blow around when the party was over. Keaton’s dad, Joey, and great uncle, Lanny Topliss, also had a birthday the same day. Hope you all had a great day!