Word has been received in the community this week that Margaret Ruth Kendrick passed away peacefully at home in Calgary at the age of 98 on Tues., Oct. 22, 2013. She was born at Broadview, Sask. on Feb. 21, 1915, married Art Kendrick in 1937 and they took up farming in the Qu’Appelle Valley in the Cotham district South of Dubuc. The Kendricks moved to Melville in 1962, then retired to Victoria, returning west to Calgary in 2001 to be nearer their family. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Arthur; her son Edward who was a twin to Yvonne; daughter-in-law Heather; and her son-in-law Murray Lapp (Beverley). Sympathy of Dubuc and community is extended to her daughters Beverley, Maureen (Phil) and Yvonne (Ken), 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren as well as her extended family and friends.
Doug Morley arrived at coffee row on Tuesday with chocolate cake and treated everyone to coffee just when we thought we’d have to buy our own! Thanks for letting us help you start another decade with a bang. We hope you had a great birthday and many more.
We’ve had more sad news this week. Irene Briggs has passed away after a battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 9, 1948 and died Oct. 29, five weeks short of her 65th birthday. Funeral services were held on Monday in Calgary. Irene was an active member of our community in the 1970’s when her hubby, Dennis Briggs, was our Wheat Pool elevator agent. She will be missed by her husband, Dennis; her children, Darcy (Janice), Deanne (Doug), and Dallis (Jadine); and her grandchildren, Austin and Adrian. Condolences from Dubuc go out to all her immediate family and the extended Briggs and Zazalack families.