Errata in January edition: - we apologize for the exclusion of Anna Hamilton and Jacob Smith as musicians who added so much to the Food Bank Concert, and to math whiz Jim Parks, who is in Victoria, BC, working as a data scientist for INgrooves Music Group, not at UVic. Also to the Wybenga family when noting the passing of Rose, her husband is Peter, and their son is Lucien; this was mis-stated. We sincerely apologize for miscues/omissions.
It was nice to have Melanie Ross home with mother Linda and rest of the Ross and Glinz families. While here, Melanie attended her daughter Jaimie and Nick Turple's housewarming on the MacKay Siding Road. Susan VanTassell was home from Whitehorse, successfully avoiding radar.We are sorry to report on the passing of many with ties to Brookfielders. Shirley Crowell died in Truro; she was mother to Terry Crowell and sister-in-law to Beverly Hutchinson. David Stewart of Middle Musquodoboit passed, he was father to Shaune Stewart; Alice Stevens, Cecil's wife, died, as did Graham Jackson of Sonora, he was a brother to Judy (Phil) Henderson. The village lost a real treasure with the passing of 100 year old Edna Sutherland of Densmore Lane, she was a big part of this community's fabric! Brookfield Elks fans everywhere mourned the passing of a 15 year veteran of many champion ball teams, Sterling Delaney, who epitomized the never-ceasing hustle the red and gold are known for. The Brookfield Curling Club paid respects to three former members, all well-liked by fellow rock-throwers, Jarvis Stewart of Stewiacke, Les Peasey of Shubie, and Dennis Horsfall of Lantz. Vince Arseneau's Dad, Eddy, passed away in Hilden; and Bill Redden well-known Upper Stewiacke resident and brother to Mike, passed at 88, leaving a big hole in that burg. 'Billy' Billick, who played with the Elks 60-61 hockey team that made a foray into the powerhouse N.S. Senior Hockey League, died in Pictou County. Willa Rogers’ brother, Ralph Miller died while in his Arizona winter stay. Doug Joyce's Dad, Calvin died in Truro, and Ian Fisher's wife, Marilyn passed. We were saddened to hear of the tragic, carbon monoxide accident in Alberta that claimed the life of Gerry and Bev Peterson's grand-daughter, Tanisha. Condolences are extended to all for their losses.
Donnie Fisher and wife Marg, celebrate the birth
of another grand-child. Daughter Amy and Rod
MacLean (standout Cruise Missiles goaltender) have
a new son, Blake Fisher MacLean at their home in
Hilden. There are a trio of very fortunate and
clever young men - Ben Ching comes from a long
line of potato farmers in Souris, PEI, and he was
overjoyed when the beautiful and so very
personable plant scientist Charlene "Smiley" Locke
(Steve, Krista) accepted his marriage proposal!
Likewise Bedford-ite Justin Melnyk pitched the
rock to chiropractic doctor Michelle MacDonald
(Mike, Susan), who caught it, and slipped it on
her finger. Another click up the 289, nurse
(and hockey player) Maria Rutherford (Nancy,
Logan) became engaged to New Glasgow's Mike
McDavid. Best wishes to the happy couples;
seems the local guys need to step up their
game?! A new set of second cousins arrived –
Scott Glinz and Shanda Cox birthed Samuel –
pleased grandparents are Ernie Glinz and Mary Cox.
Linda (Glinz) Ross’ son Caleb and Taylor O’Neil
have a new baby boy, Holden. Congratulations to
all! Gloria Joyce marked her 75th birthday with
family and friends, and Brandt Lane resident
Barbara Bates blew out 85 candles.
Did Hugh Matheson have some hidden basketball talents that few knew about? His grand-children Jewel Woolfitt (Jodie, Jonathan), and Isaac Matheson (Nick, Lori), were both named to Nova Scotia's Under 14 hoop teams! Grandmother Judy thinks it has more to do with her days on the hardwood with the UNB Red Bloomers, while Jodie thinks her Dal Tigers stylings were the determining factor! Hugh’s brother Gordon, and wife Myrna seem to have a pair of volleyball prodigies – grand-daughters Katya and Talia Vdydkhan, both turned observers’ heads at the Super-Series Club volleyball tournament in Truro. Pam and Oleg’s girls are both high-flying, hard-hitting players for Bedford Blizzard and The Tigers Club teams. What about local Minor Hockey kids Max McCallum (Josh, Jessi) and EverLeigh MacDonald (Morgan, Patty) taking part in the puck-dropping ceremonies at the World Junior A Hockey Tournament in Truro?! Mate Mark Crozier, filling in for Skip, relatively new Mum Courtney (Rutherford) Hanham put on an amazing display of shot-making to lead their team of Steve Hanham, Emily Breckon, and spares Arlene Rutherford and Jeff Sibley, to a thrilling win in the 16 team Club Bonspiel at the BCC. Crozier's team eked out 4 straight wins, downing Pibb Henderson, Ian Jamieson, Kraig MacKenzie, and Andy Lewis in a taut final. Barb Cox's Thursday Night teams won the trophy for the best league performance. Kyle Henderson's band Milksnake, has released a new CD, Sadistifier. Actual CDs and digital copies are available at the Milksnake site or by contacting Kyle, who wrote and sang the songs, played all the instruments, recorded and mixed the 11 tracks. He can be reached at email.
Dale Fisher eloquently
expressed his gratitude to the SCA
auditorium-packing crowd who attended a musical
extravaganza arranged to help him and Margie,
since Dale's shoulder/ back injury some months ago
has prevented him from driving his big rig.
SCHS classmate ('72) Bob Prest and others
organized a great show. Performing with Bob
and wife CJ, were Julie Johnstone, Lorna Letcher,
and Dave Mingo, and Dale joined his old band-mates
to close the show with 3 poignant vocal
renditions. Other highlights of the show
were the Before Monday band, Cherry Lane, Village
Blend, Jake Smyth, Sarah Matheson, the Good Time
Fiddlers and accompanists Wayne Hingley, David
Dean, Anna Hamilton and Jacob Smith. Dale
was overwhelmed by the generosity of his friends
and area residents. Speaking of health
issues, Alan Carter and Gordie Frank were
hospitalized, as was Marg Elliott, Helene
Henderson's Mum; she is recovering from a broken
We remind you that nominations for the BMC Eagle
annually at Ladies
Night (April 16 this year) are due to the
Eagle, or Committee chairman Charlie Burnett email by March 31, (the day before
Easter, if that helps jog your memory). This
coveted citation is presented to a person(s) who
has made a significant effort toward the
betterment of our community in any number of
aspects. The BMC also welcomes any
ideas/suggestions for the
Program/Entertainment/Menu for Ladies Night.
Please pass along your thoughts for us to
discuss (especially the entertainment !!?!).
Don’t forget Knox United’s Pancake and Sausage Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Contact Jodie Matheson phone890-2988 if you would like to help support the Youth Group in their participation in the Coldest Night of the Year on February 24.
The next orientation session, and necessary condition for the adult public to use the SCA Fitness Centre, occurs on March 21 at 6 P.M. The one-hour program provides an introduction and overview of the equipment and gym policy. Once completed, use of the gym is allowed, at no cost!
Hopefully the two Koreas can get along for a couple of weeks to host a successful Winter Olympiad in Pyeong Chang, shelving talk of ICBMS, etc ?!! Ideally the focus will be on the competitors, and the fellowship, and not the world's two most famous golf rule-benders/ egoists/megalomaniacs! TV watchers can have their quadrennial fix of events like luge, short-track speed-skating, skeleton, 20 km biathlon, etc. It may be made more difficult due to the 13 hour time difference, but the networks are clever enough to keep most guessing "is it live, or is it Memorex". Hopefully a much happier visit to the Asian peninsula, for those in person, or watching from afar, then it was in the early-1950s.
Please consider joining us at our Anniversary Dinner Meeting on February 19, 6:30 at the Fire Hall. Remember to RSVP as mentioned above!!