Vol.23 Issue 6
P.O. Box 195 BON 1CO
February 2012 Vol. 23 Issue 6
The February 2012 meeting of the Brookfield Men's Club marks the BMC's 75th year since being founded in 1937. A group of community- minded citizens formed the original BMC, with the idea to provide fellowship, community betterment and service, and hopefully a light-hearted night out once a month as the 1930's global depression dragged spirits down. Of course it was only two plus years later when World War II began, and the BMC was integral during that horrific time in sending CARE packages and news from home to the many young men and women who shipped overseas. The Eagle was created at this time, as a spin-off from the "Agricola Agitator" to keep those at war informed of the home front and vice versa. Thankfully, today things are not as dire, and the BMCers, while still focusing on community service, place a heavy premium on sharing hearty laughs at their meetings. The anniversary meeting will start with a dinner, catered by the very capable Brookfield Baptist Church ladies- it will be served at 6:30 PM on Monday, February 20 at the Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be historian Dr. Stephen Henderson- his talk will be about Don Messer's Jubilee (which came back to life at the 2011 Coming Home to Brookfield celebrations). BMCers and their sons and daughters are welcomed and encouraged to attend; we would ask that any planning on attending call Terry at 673-2106 not later than February 15 so the correct number of meals can be prepared. Cost is $15 per person.
are extended to Clubmen John Matheson and Gerry Buott,
and their wives Lynn and Faith respectively- they
became grandparents again with the birth of a son to
Peter and Debbie Matheson. Peter certainly has that Y
chromosome figured out- this is the third son for the
couple! Just down the street on Carter Road, Patrick
and Petra Stewart welcomed their own bundle of joy, a
girl named Sophie. She is a granddaughter for Dan and
Lexie Stewart, and Peter and Kathy Graham of
Pembrooke. We hope the young girl's mind has not
already been warped; we saw her wrapped in a Montreal
Canadiens blanket recently! Shirley Harrison and Alice
O'Leary (and George and Sharon O'Leary) are proud
great- (and grandparents) of a new baby boy, born to
Tamara (O'Leary) and Ryota Katayama. Sharon was in
Toronto pre-baby birth to take care of the household
while Tamara readied herself for their second child,
Cian Sobei Katayama. The community turned out in large
numbers to celebrate Leila Brenton's 100th Birthday!
Leila remains effervescent, and is a true delight to
spend time with. Congratulations go to Stacy Harrison
and Jason Steele, who recently announced their
engagement- wonder if they'll be able to find a
preacher to perform the wedding??
Danny, Kathy, Holly, and Mark Dean went to St. John's, Newfoundland to watch nephew and cousin Zach Sill and his Wilkes-Barre Penguins against the Ice Caps in American Hockey League action. Zach's parents Grant and Tammy, as well as brother Bobby, Josh Taylor, and Chad MacKinnon went west and saw an Edmonton Oilers game while Charlie Fleming went to Montreal and saw the Canadiens play Detroit. MP Scott Armstrong and wife Tammy finally had their honeymoon; a Carribbean cruise through many of the Saints (Maarten, Lucia, Kitts, etc.). Aubrey and Janet Armstrong made their annual journey to Cuba; while Kathy Dean went to Iqaluit on Baffin Island for a work stint. Joanna Canning visited Vancouver. Devin Cole has gone to Fort St. John, BC to work.
Ellen Sutherland had knee replacement surgery. Steve Searle was hospitalized as he undergoes cancer treatments. Heather (O'Neil) Fraser, battling to be the leading scorer in hockey in her family- competition is hubby Scott and son Ben- was laid up with a broken leg from crashing into the boards. We hope to all are up and about very soon.
We want to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Carol (Dennis) Haverstock who mailed her very generous donation to the Eagle from her home in Port Hawkesbury- Carol commented that they really enjoy keeping up with the news in the Brookfield area via the Eagle! Big tip of the cap to Sheldon Queripel, who plowed an 11 kilometer loop around the circumference of Shortts Lake, providing a beautiful skating experience for a great many people on a weekend in late January when ice conditions were spectacular. Many dozens of people were out skating around the loop- all made possible because of Sheldon's considerate action- well done!
Among those dropping home to Brookfield for visits were Peter Hazelton from the Oshawa area; Mac, Nadine and Regan Campbell from Ottawa came to visit Paul and Joan, and Seldon Nelson also made it home from the west; he is re-locating to New Brunswick. Merle Nelson mother to Donna Matheson, spent January at Donna and Gab's home- she was 103 in November and still enjoys a snappy game of cards and dining out. Pat Stewart, mother of Dan Stewart and Kelly Fleming (among others!) has moved into the Brandt Lane Apartments, no doubt to be closer to new great-granddaughter, Sophie. Spencer Williams (Krista's son) and Liz DeGrace, and their daughter Allie, have moved into the former Seldon Carter house on Hamilton Avenue.
Our list of those passing to their reward is far to long this month- we extend condolences to all of those who lost loved ones including Ernie Glinz, Linda Ross, Trish Schollmeier, and the rest of the Glinz family, on the passing of their kind-hearted mother Ethel Glinz. She was an exceptionally peaceful soul, and a fixture for many years at the Brookfield Curling Club where she always had a kind word. Former Brookfield resident Harold O'Brien died in Goshen- he is survived by, among others, his wife Evelyn (Ellis) and sister Lois Parnham. John Elliott, son to Marion, and brother to Cindy and Kary Elliott, died in Truro. Margie (Nelson) Haight, sister to Maurice, Phillip, and the late Eric Nelson, and Bev Hutchinson and Shirley Burke, died in Calgary. Jeanette Decker's father Ernest Decker died in Pembrooke. Jerry MacWha's brother-in-law Bob Tedford of Kemptown died. Former Hamilton Avenue resident Albert Tucker passed away in Truro; Albert is remembered fondly for his many years tending net at the Sportsplex- a position he took up well into his 50's! He was only too happy to play for as many teams as needed a goalie, often for hours on end. He was affectionately named "Palmy" as the acrobatic style reminded some of Leafs goalie Mike Palmateer! Elizabeth Ross, formally of Middle Musquidobit passed away at Elk Court, and Alvin Sullivan, Joan Campbell's stepfather, also died. Grahme Maguire's dad, Terry, passed away in the Windsor area as did former Brentwood resident Emerson Rutherford in Hilden. Carol Smith's father John "Bentley" McLeod passed away in New Brunswick, and Edward Geldart died in Middle Stewiacke.
On Saturday, March 3, plan to drop
into the Hilden Fire Hall, anytime from
4 PM till Midnight, to greet
Sterling Delaney. One of the most
popular softball Elks ever, Sterl is going through a
tough time with cancer treatments, and all that
entails. There will be silent auction items, and other
opportunities to support and encourage this great guy.
If you or your group would like the date and time of a meeting or event on the brookfieldnovascotia.ca website community calendar or the Village of Broookfield, Nova Scotia facebook group, please contact Susan 673-2479 or at EMAIL or Email.
It is a Summer Olympics year (London, England) which means it is a Leap Year, thus Jackie Burnett, Gerald Ross, and Amy Fleming will each be a year older soon. None of them have reached "20" yet- where it only comes every four years, be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday!
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