Box 195
Brookfield  NS


September 2001
Vol. 11, Issue 1

The summer of 2001 has just about been completed; sun worshipers in South Colchester will mark it as one of the best ever as we were blessed/cursed (depending on your outlook) with constant sunny conditions from early July through to early September. The Brookfield Men's Club are eager to get back in harness for their 65th season. Incoming President Mike Henderson throws out the welcome mat to all men of the greater Brookfield area to join the fun and fellowship at 7:30 pm on Monday September 17th at the Baptist Church.

There have been many notable achievements since our last issue in May including Reverend Frank and Barb Locke celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary - it was nice to see their four sons and the many friends they have made over the years joining in with the festivities. Also celebrating 50 years of marriage were Grant and Kea Benvie. The Dominion Day celebrations held at the Train Station, a joint effort of The Railway Station Heritage Society, The Brookfield Community Assembly and the Men's Club also was a huge hit; as was the first Terry Fox Golf Scramble held at Lost Creek Golf Club in Beaverbank - the inaugural Champions were David Stevenson, Dan Dean, Bill Masters and Joel Dawe. While reporting on golfing news we congratulate Brookfield's Golf Club 2001 Champions Mannie Withrow and Chris Bernard, Senior Champions Hugh Matheson and Annie Woodworth and Junior Champions B.J. Sutherland and Leeann Shupe, Mike Henderson is the Match Play Champion. Holes in one were recorded by up and coming star Patrick Stewart, former Elkette pitcher Aileen "Babe" Flewelling in Truro and Alex Jewers at Nothumberland.

Lana Henderson, Helene's daughter-in-law received her EMBA degree from Saint Mary's. Annette. Heffernan graduated from Mount Allison. Monique Clarke graduated with honors from the NSCC. Nick Whidden brought fame to the Brookfield Junior High School track program as the provincial Champion in the 100 and 200 meters, earning the designation as the fastest junior division person in the province, and Justin Stewart won the provincial silver with his toss of the javelin. A major tip of the hat goes to The Brookfield Community Assembly's Leisure and Recreation committee, who helped by many volunteers, organized and executed the 5th annual Coming Home to Brookfield celebrations. It seems incredible that these people make this event better year after year, but again they succeeded. It was great to see so many people getting home for the various events, and a special thank you to Anitra Whidden for composing the Root and Wings theme song, which left few dry eyes at the closing Variety Concert. The Brookfield Athletic Association's Whing Ding was once again an anchor to the Home Coming celebrations and provided a great opportunity to try your hand at games of skill and chance and meet up with old friends. Major credit goes to principal organizers Andrew and Betty Roop, Nancy and Brookes VanTassell, Pat McCallum, Chris Bernard, Betty Roop and Pibby Henderson. The Brookfield Elks traveled to Summerside PEI and made a fine showing for their relatively inexperienced team at National Championships, finishing with a 3-4 mark. The highlight of the Elks trip was pounding the much favored Halifax entry and the last inning comeback win over Waterloo, Ontario. Congratulations to coaches Pibby Henderson, and Mike Brine, Manager Nancy VanTassell and to all the players who performed well on the field and represented Brookfield admirably off of it in true Elks tradition. The Grant Sill / Layton Rutherford coached Bantam Elks finished a strong second in the NS Championshhip, and captured their own Invitational Tournament. Some of the Elks are; Patrick Stewart, Bobby Sill, Andrew Fiander, Dane Henderson, Anthony Weatherbee, Christian Justason, Rob and James Rutherford.

The long hiatus since May unfortunately means our list of friends passing to their reward is lengthy it includes Millie Trenholm in Kentville...Pearl Hamilton...former BMC treasurer Murray Spidle...Helen a tragic motorcycle accident in Maine, the exuberant and much-loved Andre Belanger...former SCHS basketball star Carol (Crowe) Daly...Charles Matheson's father Ronald in Bible Hill...Emma Watson's brother Percy Daurie...Roy Newell's mother Ella....Tracy Wilson's sister Denise Williams in Bible Hill... Janet Armstrong's mother, Elda Benjamin in Lyons Brook...Club Man Jim McNutt's brother Bob in Bible Hill... former BMC President Jim Yorke's mother Vera in Bible Hill...Judy Henderson's father Audie in Halifax...and Jeff Lynds' father Gordon...Irene Snudden widow of Reverend George, who ministered at the Baptist Church in the late 60's and 70's passed away in Fredricton....Former United Church minister Vince Ihasz' brother Frank in Toronto....Terry Johnson, father of Beth Maguire and Linda Campbell in Upper Stewiacke. The Eagle on behalf of all citizens proffers condolences to all who grieve.

Former Brookfield Elk ball player David MacDonald walked his daughter Jennifer down the aisle as she married Larry Fisher, a well known curler at the Brookfield Club. Cindy Fisher wed Aaron Hinton. In Wolfville Janet Morse, daughter of former Brookfielders Bob and Ruth Morse married Chris Hisey and Krista Macfarlane married Blair Tucker - they are living in St John's. Julie Ervin (Bill and Audrey's daughter) married Kris White in N.B. Karen Killawee and Allan Henley were married and have moved into a very nice home on Shortts Lake, Karen is a lawyer in Truro and Al is a manager at Stanfield's - we welcome them to our community. Best wishes to all the newlyweds.

The summer was not without illness and accident among those hospitalized were Susan Stevenson, Mark Dean, Donald Ross, Ida Adams, Mae Taylor, Paul Campbell, Kathy Toole and Christine Flemming.

The Eagle's feeble brain cannot process all the visitors that were in Brookfield this summer but some of that list would include Elaine Healy from Wasaga beach, Derek Ross from CFB Trenton, Donna Ross from Montreal, Wayne and Ardith Teas from Mississauga and David from Alberta, Gail MacFarlane visited from Saudi Arabia, upon her return she will travel to Japan before settling in the United States, and sister Cheryl spent most of her summer home from Western Canada. Frank and Ivy (Graham) Haasen and her brother Jeff, visited from Ontario, Roberta Smith was home from Toronto and Jennet and daughter Sinead Molloy came for their annual visit from Belfast. Bruce and Mavis Fowlsome visited with Marvie Maclean. Terry and Mary Henderson welcomed home son Robert and children from Winnipeg and Stephen and Dr. Tracy from Ottawa. Also visiting were Mary and Wally Atwood, Mike Stewart and his three boys from Lethbridge, Jeff and Nikki (Sutherland) Graham , Susan and Helen VanTassell, Belanger brothers Ron, Robbie and Rene. Joe Wynn was home to visit grandparents Lawrence and Shirley from B.C. Sharon and Ken Bird and Nadine and Edgar McGrath were home. .

Sheila Sears has moved to Yellowknife and taken a role as director of Public Health and primary care there. We welcome incoming Brookfield Memorial principal Cathie MacIntosh - it is hoped she will take the necessary steps to restore the school to a position of prominence within the community at large , making the school accessible to parents and community groups and take advantage of many of the fine facilities available in the community to the students.

Baby girls were welcomed at the homes of Club Man Mark Hamilton (who also won the Al Campbell Memorial Award for contributions to the BMC in the 2000-01 year) and his wife Joanne Hatfield as well as Amanda Yorke and Robbie Hatfield. Sons came to the homes of Paul and Heather Loughead and Jeff and Stephanie Fielding in Forest Glen, and Elk slugger Russ and Heather Lauther. George Sutherland (Herk and Susan O'Leary's son) is a father of triplets!!! Great grandmother Edna and great Aunt Florence Sutherland travelled to B.C. as did Margie and Amanda Walters.

Annie Mae Fields flew to Alberta for a Taylor family reunion, Andrew Sears went to Orlando on Stanfield's business and Delbert Comeau and Shirley Stewart visited relatives in Ontario. Judy Carter and her daughter visited family in Newfoundland as did Kathy and Jill Dean. Dennis and Verly Grant summered in Northern B.C Ed and Edna Graham went to Ontario, Robin Sutherland and Mavis Brinson have moved to Ontario, Karen Patton and Pam MacCulloch have moved into the house near the Memorial School, Geordie and Carol Campbell went to B.C., Albert Tucker and wife moved to Truro. BJ Sutherland, Pete and Vicki's son has left on a golf scholarship to Manchester College in Indiana. Dodie Hazelton and granddaughter Jenna traveled to Calgary to visit family there, Jonathan and Jodie Woolfitt made stops in Ottawa and Calgary. We are very sorry to see Slavjan and Rajka Conevski and children relocating to Wellington to be closer to their business in Halifax - they were given a very nice send off at Knox Church which was highlighted by the presence of Slavjan's mother. Melaine Ross and family are moving to the former Brenton house most recently resided in by the Conevskis. Jack Werry Jr. is residing with his father Jack at Shortts Lake - this was reported inaccurately in the May Eagle.

Reminder to anyone wishing to receive the Eagle by email to contact the circulation director Art Lindsay at Thanks to Bill Stewart for his kind donation to the Eagle.

It's not too late to join the Terry Fox Run at Carter Falls Registration starts at 12:30 on Sunday the 16th. Volunteers are still welcome- contact Judy at 673-2427 . All are welcome at Carter Falls as the committee tries to approach last year's record of 350 participants and $19,000 contributed towards cancer research. The Brookfield Elks Bowling League has resumed and is underway for it's 41st year. If you missed previously, contact Terry Henderson at 673-2106. A community "brainstorming" session re. the future direction of the marvelous "Maud's Place", which was such a hit at Home Coming, will be held October 2, 7:30 PM at the Putnam house - 624 Trunk 2, or call Kathy at 673-2451. All interested please attend. The current exhibit is open Thursday afternoons and evenings until September 27.

The Brookfield Community's Assembly's next meeting is September 24th, - as usual the public is welcome. The BCA works tirelessly on behalf of community improvements, with subcommittees in Community Services, Education Youth and Leisure and Recreation. South Colchester Minor Hockey Registration goes September 14-15 at the Sportsplex. Before the October Eagle is out the Brookfield Curling Club will have their Open House so contact the Sportsplex for more information on the upcoming season.

Once again the BMC would love to welcome new guests - 7:30 at the Baptist Church, Monday September 17th.

The Eagle

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