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“Gone - Almost”
Isn’t it amazing how torrential rain and mild temperatures
can destroy twenty feet of snow in just one week!! There are
times, when the missus is annoyed with me, that I wish I could
disappear that fast!! While it is a little early to declare winter
over, it is very unlikely that the snow banks will grow back to
their recent size.
With spring near at hand, I am already working on developing
some project ideas for when the ground is dry. Now I don’t
mind sharing these ideas, but you have to agree to keep them
confidential from “old you know who”!!
Speaking of “you know who”, the first step in going ahead with
my projects is convincing the missus to sell off all her jewels
and at least one half of her wardrobe in order to fund my little
dreams?? This project alone may take me most of the spring and
summer!! Once I have the cash in hand, my first project is to
create a better home for my newest to me tractor. When I first
built my storage shed, my only tractor had no cab and the design
worked just fine and dandy. But, last year I purchased my 1980
tractor with a cab, and there is some difficulty getting it to fit
nicely.
Now most of you guys would just play around trying to get
some extra clearance by jacking the front entry up a little higher.
And that’s why, of course, you guys will never go far in this world,
because you have to think BIG. Now … I am thinking about …
new garage around 30 by 60 feet with a 10 foot high doorway,
which should give me enough room to work with. Oops, what
if my dream excavator went on sale ($99.00 plus HST)?? Let’s
make that doorway at least 12 feet high. See how easy it is to
think BIG?? Come on you can do it!! At least until the missus
catches on.
A careful review also indicates the need for a better backup
tractor. My original tractor is almost 50 years old, and while it
works OK, I consider it to be unsuited for snow blowing with
no cab. So the entire population of Burnside Lane is relying on
one tractor, that is over 30 years old, for snow removal. Would
your community be happy if you had to rely on one old vehicle
for all of your snow removal needs?? I think not!! (See how this
works guys??)
Since I am running out of space, I need to cut this off, but I wish
everyone the best of luck with your BIG project!! 800

Workers4Wishes present
10-day vacation
to Jordan Ray
See Story on Page 18

Published Bi-Weekly
Next Issue: April 5
Deadline: March 29

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HAMPTON SENIOR’S RESOURCE
CENTRE NEWS
The week at the
Centre begins
on Mondays,
at 9:00am and
you will find
the quilters/craft workers there, enjoying their work and time
spent with friends. They need more quilters and if you quilt,
your help as well as your friendship would be much appreciated.
Any questions about crafts or quilting call Peggy Odell 832-5286
or Betty Mitham at 832-7785.
Monday afternoons at 1:00pm Swedish Weaving classes are in
process and a light lunch served. If you have questions please
call Betty Prentice at 832-5274
Each Monday evening at 8:00pm the Hampton Hoedowners
are square dancing. If you square dance why not join them for
an evening of fun, and a light lunch is served.
  Tuesdays at 7:00pm Bridge players are there enjoying
themselves, if you play Bridge why not join them. There is always
room for more. If you need information call Barry Kilpatrick
832 - 5701.
Wednesdays at 7:30pm “Auction 45” players gather for an
evening of fun and friendship, and a light lunch is served - why
not join them. Any questions call Hazel Whittaker at 832-7828.
Thursdays at 9:30am the craft shop down in back is open. At
10:00am, musicians gather with singing and music until the
delicious home cooked dinner is served at 12:00noon. The price
for the dinner is $4/members, and $5/ non-members. The first
Thursday of every month is Pot Luck, bring one of your special
dishes and have your dinner. There is a combination of many
special dishes.
Please note:“snow day” on Thursday - check your radio on
Thursday morning if it is snowing, the music and dinner will be
called off that day if the schools in District 6 are closed.
Up-coming Events:
In May, Spring Tea (date to follow later) with the usual Craft &
Bake Sale.
On Monday, May 2nd the Hampton Hoedowners will be
holding their 23rd graduation.
If you wish to rent the Centre for a special occasion call 832-
7871, leave a message and your call will be returned. The Rotary
Club will provide bar service for functions at the centre.
Anyone having a birthday or anniversary this month we extend
our “Best Wishes”; to anyone ill or in the hospital we wish you a
speedy recovery and return to the Centre. We miss you.
Submitted by Mary Long. 113

Bridge lessons in Hampton


Interested in learning to play Bridge? Bridge lessons will be
offered at the Hampton Senior’s Resource Center on Tuesdays
starting at 7:00pm. There is no charge to attend.
For more information please contact 832-4165 or 721-5673
(cell). 120

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Wild turkey fundraising banquet
The second annual Wild Turkey Fundraising Banquet will be
held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Saint John Trade & Convention
Centre. The doors will open at 6:00pm. For more information
on tickets and the Auction prizes up for grabs please visit the
website at www.nwtf.org. 821

KITCHEN PARTY in moncton


The Steeves Memorial United Church (280 Salisbury Road,
Moncton) will be hosting a Kitchen Party on Sunday, April 3rd
from 2:00-5:00pm featuring Maple Sugar and the Long Reach
Gang from the Kingston Peninsula. A great afternoon of toe-
tapping music and audience participation. Light refreshments
will be served. Admission - $5/person at the door.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Steeves’ Memorial
United Church. For more information contact: Boyce at 382-
0336 or Sylvia at 386-4601. 837

HHS Grad Class News


As the green grass slowly appears, the Grad Class
of 2011 is getting ready for spring. The Grad Class
Executive would like to extend their greatest
thanks to those who attended the last Coffee
House. This was by far our most successful Coffee
House yet! Our next Coffee House will be held on
Monday, March 28th at 7:00pm in the Hampton
High School cafeteria. This event will feature Ben Coleman
as our special guest, fabulous student performers as well as
complementary Java Moose coffee and syrups.
Our Grad event for April is bowling! We will be going bowling
on Monday, April 4th, from 3:30 to 6:30pm. We will be selling
tickets the week of March 21st-25th in the lobby for $5. This
event includes bus transportation to and from the bowling alley.
Hope to see you all there.
The nomination sheet for the Grad song will be posted on the
Grad Class bulletin board until the end of March. Make sure
your song choice is there!
The Fashion Show has been postponed to April. We are looking
for donations for door prices. If you wish to donate anything,
please bring it to Mrs. Richard in room 122.
The end is quickly approaching Grads! Be sure to keep in mind
that there are only 93 days left until Graduation!!!
Alyson Brown, Grad. Class executive. 116

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Awards scholarships to high school
students!
Fundy Mutual Insurance Company, head office in Sussex with
offices in Hampton, Rothesay, Saint John and Grand Bay, has
been providing quality insurance products for over 70 years.
Giving back to our community is part of the company’s vision,
part of it’s history. “We feel continuing your education today is
paramount in any young child’s life, knowledge is the cornerstone
of society. It is empowering. It can also be very expensive, and
thus not available to all children”.
Fundy Mutual has created a scholarship program, where each
year three high school students from our insuring area are
awarded a $2,500 scholarship towards the tuition of a university/
college. Recent recipients of scholarships are: Adam Keirstead,
Sussex Regional High - NBCC Moncton $2,500 scholarship;
Kelsey Cosman, Petitcodiac Regional High - NBCC Moncton
$2,500 scholarship; Shawnee Totton, Belleisle Regional High -
St. Francis Xavier University $2,500 scholarship.
Applications are available on our website at www.fundymutal.
com or at any of our local offices. 822

2011 Daffodil Ball


The Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick is pleased to
announce that cancer survivor Terry Hoddinott will address
guests at the sixth annual Daffodil Ball. The gala will be held
Saturday, March 26th at Moncton’s Delta Beausejour Hotel.
Terry lost his sight in the 1960s to this rare form of eye cancer.
Retinoblastoma attacks the retina of young children and is often
inherited.
The 2011 Daffodil Ball will feature a five-course meal
guaranteed to be a gastronomical delight, superb entertainment
and an experience unlike any other in the province. J.D. Irving,
Limited has again committed for the fifth consecutive year as
title sponsor of the Daffodil Ball.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based
organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer
and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Tickets for the 2011 Daffodil Ball are still available by calling
1-800-455-9090. Individual tickets are $200 and table of eight
is $1,500. 829

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HHS math students Scholarship to local UNB Student
Hampton High School Math Students for the month of February The University of New Brunswick has awarded the Dr. Ann
(from left) Jordan Jonston (gr 9); Meg Gates (gr 12); Chandler Gorman Condon Memorial Scholarship to an undergraduate
Scott (gr 9); Megan Verge (gr 11) Mrs. Van Horne (Principal). student from Clifton Royal for study in the 2010-11 academic
123 year. Matthew Keaveney has been awarded the scholarship
valued at $1,000. Mr. Keaveney is currently studying in the arts
faculty on the university’s Saint John campus.
The scholarship is awarded to a Saint John campus student
who has completed the requirements for the second year of the
Bachelor of Arts degree program. Preference will be given to the
student who has enrolled or completed courses on women in
history. Selection is based on academic achievement. 126
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IN HAMPTON
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Sundays at the Hampton
United Church from 8:00-9:00pm. Hampton United Church is
located on Robb Court behind the Hampton Medical Centre.
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COFFEE “DRIVE THRU” IN MIDLAND
Each Friday from 6:00-9:00am Midland Baptist Church (Rte.124 CARDS - COME JOIN THE FUN
& Upper Midland Road) invites you to get a great cup of coffee Evening of cards at the Norton Shore Community Centre -
while making a donation toward alleviating world hunger. Cribbage on Tuesdays 7:30pm, and Auction 45’s - Thursdays at
Watch for the MAD@poverty Coffee Drive Thru signs. 115 7:30pm. Refreshments Served. 112

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Curl for Cancer in Hampton update
The Canadian Cancer Society Curl for Cancer took place in
Hampton on February 5th, raising close to $9,000. Thank you to
the committee, sponsors and teams for joining the fight against
cancer and making a difference in your community.
Thank you Bob MacDonald, Bonnie Holder, Bob Adair,
Harold Miner, Virginia Stites and Wallace Floyd, who donated
their time and energy to ensure the success of the event. To the
board of directors of the Hampton Curling Club, thank you for
providing the facilities for the event. Special mention goes to
Don McNab for completing the Draw. Registration volunteers
were Kathy Beals and Julie Melanson. Thank you for your help.
In addition to the committee, the success of the Curl for Cancer
depends on the people of the Hampton and surrounding areas.
We would like to thank all those who participated and supported
the Canadian Cancer Society. Special mention goes to Atlantic
Towing, The Town of Hampton, and Hampton Pharmasave, our
special corporate friends. You have made a difference in the
cancer control cause.
We would like to thank the members of the 17 teams for their
time and efforts in raising funds to support the Canadian Cancer
Society. A big thank you to the top fundraiser, Ron Gillis, and
the top fundraising team, “Me and My Gang”, skipped by Bob
Adair. 125

Harold Miner; Nadine Shalala, of the Canadian Cancer Society;


Bob MacDonald; Bob Adair; Bonnie Holder and Wallace Floyd.
Fundy paddlers
Come out and enjoy 2011 on the water - check out Fundy
Paddlers Club at fundypaddlersclubinc.com. Training, tripping
and meetings with fellow paddlers. The Club meets at 7:00pm
every second Monday of the month at the Hammond River
Angling Association. 403

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THE VALLEY COFFEE HOUSE
The Valley Coffee House presents various singers and musicians
who provide a “toe tapping” fun filled evening of entertainment
for your pleasure. A donation of a non-perishable food item
for the KV Food Basket, or a monetary donation if you prefer,
is your ticket through the door! Please come and help us help
others. The doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00pm.
The Valley Coffee House is held at the Civic Center (Civic Drive
in Quispamsis) 2nd floor - elevator available. Please be aware that
you can bring sweets for the canteen and also items to be used
as door prizes.
Up-coming Coffee House dates: Saturday – April 9th, May 14th
& June 18th.
If you would like more information or would like to put your
name in to be a helper or an entertainer in the future please call
Desa at 847-2917. 405

Spring luncheon fundraiser for


breast cancer
The Ladies Division of the Hampton Golf Club invite you to
attend our Spring Luncheon and Card Party on Thursday
March 24th 12:30pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on
Rothesay Road. The cost is $10.00/person and all proceeds will
again go to Breast Cancer Research.
To reserve tickets please call Bobbie McLoughlin at 847-5138,
or bobbiemcloughlin@gmail.com. 407

Lasagna fundraiser – millstream


What could be better than a hot bubbly lasagna on a cold March
day or for Easter dinner? The Millstream United Church Pastoral
Charge will be selling homemade ready-to-cook lasagnas in
three different sizes: 10 x 12 - $15; 8 x 8 - $10; 4 x 8 - $7.
Please place orders by Sunday, March 27th by calling Carolyn
Crealock at 433-4632. Pick up will be on Saturday, April 2nd
from 2:00-4:00pm at the Wesley United (Berwick) Church. 523

Fundraiser Breakfast & yard Sale


The Sussex Christian School (45 Chapman Drive) will be
holding their annual spring “Big Breakfast & Giant Yard Sale”
on Saturday, March 26th (new date). The Big Breakfast will be
from 8:00-10:30am and the Giant Yard Sale featuring dozens of
families from 8:00am-12:00noon. The breakfast menu includes
bacon & eggs, toast, pancakes, juice & coffee for $6.50/plate.
Proceeds from these two events will go to the High School
Mission trip to New York City. 526

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BENEFIT FOR KAREN COLPITTS
Karen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1995. She has
been accepted to undergo CCSVI Liberation treatment in
Albany, New York this year. The procedure consists of a standard
angioplasty to stretch any blocked or narrowed veins in the neck.
This procedure can range from $7,000 to $15,000.
A benefit is being held for Karen on Sunday, March 27th from
1:00-5:00pm at the Sussex Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20
with local band, Contrast. Part of the benefit will include a silent
auction and 50/50 ticket sales. We are seeking donations to help
fund Karen’s procedure. Any donations, gift or money, would be
greatly appreciated - thank you. 516
Country music show
The Millstream Rec Council is sponsoring a Country Music Show
on Saturday, April 16th at the Millstream Rec Centre starting
at 7:30pm. MC for the evening will be Carmen McAllister with
guests Sherri Lackie, Jeff Green, Jared Fenwick, Steve Sears, Bob
Burgess, Leon Daigle, Darryl Belding, Stirling Nickerson, Roger
McAllister, Mike Whalen, Nancy & Carrie McAllister.
Everyone is welcome for an evening of great local entertainment.
$7/person admission will go towards purchasing new chairs for
the hall. 519
Peninsula pearls seniors news
The Peninsula Pearls met on February 28th at the Moss Glen
Legion for our regular meeting. The guest speaker was Jim
Wilson who gave us a very interesting slide show and talk on the
birds and animals of the Peninsula. Several that he mentioned
were the Osprey, Great Horned Owl, Spotted Sandpiper,
Common Loon, Monarch Butterfly (which winter in Mexico),
baby raccoons, deer, moose and American Woodcock. Due to a
storm on February 14th, our Valentine’s were judged today: first
AL-ANON/ALATEEN prize went to Joan H; second to Sheila A and third to Mavis N.
HELP Peninsula Pearls met on March 14th and the meeting opened
If your home as usual with O Canada and the Lord’s Prayer. Speakers were
is unhappy members of the ABC’s of Fraud, who certainly gave us a lot
b e c a u s e to think about concerning scammers. They are out to get our
someone money, so we have to be on guard at all times, especially with
drinks too credit and bank cards – never leave receipts behind.
much we can Submitted by N. Dann. 119
help you. Al-
Anon/Alateen family group Chronic Pain
- www.alanon.alateen.org. Support Group
Message manager number All are welcome to take part in the Chronic Pain Support
634-8779. group which meets every second Thursday (March 31st) from
All information is strictly 6:30-8:30pm at the Sobey’s Community Room in Sussex.
anonymous. 809 For more information call Connie at 435-0648 or 832-6492 -
confidentiality assured! 528

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OSSEKEAG CAMERA CLUB
The Ossekeag Camera Club meets every second Tuesday of the
month from 7:30-9:30pm at the V A Snow Center on DeMille
Court in Hampton. The Club welcomes all skill levels from
just beginning to advanced. Our programs consist of learning
sessions, shared experiences, field trips and hosting of special
speakers.
For more information call 832-4042. 117

Jean Hartlen Honoured


On Sunday, February 13th the Hampton Beta
Sigma Phi – Theta Master, Preceptor Delta,
Xi Zeta, Xi Psi and Nu chapters with over 65
members honoured Jean Hartlen for 41 years
of dedication as our Social Sponsor. 124
SINGLES & FRIENDS NEWS
Singles & Friends will be hosting a dance on Saturday, April 2nd
at Br #69 Legion on Wilson Street West, Saint John from 9:00pm-
12:30am with music by DJ. Admission is $5.00/members and
$7.00/non-members.
Fundy Gardeners Meeting Volleyball continues on Wednesday nights at Rothesay Park
The next meeting of the Fundy Gardeners will be held on Middle School, 8:00-10:00pm at cost of $3; and Breakfast for
Wednesday, April 6th 7:00pm at the Kennebecasis Select Singles at Holly’s Restaurant in Hampton Mall on Sundays at
Funeral Home (152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis). Speaker for 10:00am.
the evening will be Jane Barry, Fundy Gardener who will be If you would like some more info about the purpose of our
speaking on “Touring Outstanding Gardens”. group, membership or on any of the above please email
All Welcome! For more information, please visit fundygardeners. singles696-1914@live.ca or phone 696-1914 for recorded info
blogspot.com. 400 and feel free to leave a message to have someone call you. 819

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KV Bantam AAA Rangers - Inaugural
Event at qplex
A Team first, a Valley first and a q-plex first - for the first time
in this events 20 year history, Hockey Canada has awarded
the hosting of the annual Irving Oil Challenge Cup to the
Kennebecasis Valley with the KV Bantam AAA Rangers as the
Host Team. This will be the inaugural event of the newly built
q-plex located in Quispamsis with special guest speaker Darryl
Sittler, former NHL player.
This tournament showcases the top five Bantam AAA hockey
teams in Atlantic Canada and will include representation from
Nova Scotia (Halifax Hawks), Prince Edward Island (Sherwood
Falcons), Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), and two
teams from New Brunswick, (the provincial champions and the
host KV Rangers). Teams have been working hard all season
long to hone their hockey skills for the chance to play at this
prestigious tournament, to win the Cup and perhaps impress
NHL scouts as Sidney Crosby did in years past. Coaches and
parent volunteers of the KV Rangers have also been working
hard to coordinate this event.
The tournament will kick off at 2:00pm on Thursday, March
31st with the NL vs NB game. The opening ceremonies will be
at 7:30pm followed by the KV Rangers vs St. John’s game. The
Gold Medal game is slated for 12:00 pm Sunday, April 3rd These
games will be broadcast on TV and webcasted. The full schedule
is online on the host team’s website: www. kvrangers.com.
Come out and join the community spirit, watch some talented
hockey players and cheer on your favorite players! Game tickets
and tournament passes will be available at the door. Banquet
tickets with Darryl Sittler are $30 and can be purchased by
calling Jason Saunders at 849-3937. 843

Sussex Art Club Meeting


The members of the Sussex Art Club will be holding their next
meeting at St. Paul’s United Church, (4 Morrison Ave., Sussex),
on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00pm. Anyone interested in
sketching or painting is welcome to join us.
Hope to see you there. 518

Hampton Minor Baseball Meeting


Hampton Minor Baseball is gearing up for another great season
of ball and we are looking for people who want to give back to
their community. If you are interested in coaching baseball one
or two nights a week or just help out and would like to attend a
March meeting, please call Tracey Wright 651-6654. 121

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PENINSULA HERITAGE MEETINGS ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #62
Peninsula Heritage Inc meetings are held at the John Fisher 1356 Rte 845, Clifton Royal NB, E5S 2B9, Phone 763-2009
Memorial Museum on the third Thursday of each month Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:30-8:00pm;
at 7:30pm. The public is invited to join us. The John Fisher Friday 2:30pm-12:00midnight; Saturday
Memorial Museum is located in the basement of Macdonald 2:00-9:00pm; Sunday 1:30-7:00pm.
Consolidated School, Kingston. The museum and 1810 Carter Mondays - Legion meeting the first Monday
House are open by appointment throughout the year. of each month, new members welcomed
For further information, or to book a tour, please leave a (anyone may become a member), membership
message at 763-2453. 118 not a requirement to be a volunteer.
Sundays - 7:30pm, Cribbage. For more
information contact Joe Stack at 763-2959.
Sunday, April 24th – 10:00am-1:00pm, Easter
Sussex Class of ‘86 Reunion Brunch. The menu includes: scrambled eggs,
The Class of 1986 Reunion Committee for Sussex Regional bacon, sausage, hash browns, home baked beans, toast, coffee/
High School is planning a 25th Reunion for this summer. We are tea, juice. Cost for the Brunch is $6.50/person, $3/children
currently seeking the email and/or mailing addresses of all 1986 under 6. Everyone welcome.
graduates. If you are on Facebook, please join the Facebook Peninsula Pearls meet the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month
Group called “SRHS Class of ‘86 Reunion” and add anyone from at 12:00noon for lunch. New members welcomed - if interested
your friends list who also graduated with us. call Claudia Small 763-2587.
If not on Facebook, contact Monique (de Winter) Gulliver To reserve the Hall call Doreen Stack at 763-2959 and/or
at 847-2343 or gulliver5@rogers.com with your contact Meaghan Hickey at 763-2665, or e-mail meg.hickey.hare@live.
information. 808 com. 105

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Hampton-Piggs Peak News we just could not turn our backs on the students we supported
I recently received a telephone call from a reader of this article. last year. The stories are heartbreaking.
She told me she had been moved by the stories describing the We are counting on your help and hope you will be moved to
lives and conditions of young people in Piggs Peak. They are make a donation to support any of our projects, help pay school
students without food or clothing, let alone school fees. They are fees, or become a Starfish Sponsor. To do so, please visit our
orphans without parents who had been claimed by AIDS. They website www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca or contact me, Mark Bettle,
are children without hope who have resigned themselves to a at 832-0003 or Carl MacKenzie (Starfish Coordinator) at 832-
life of poverty and despair. She had been moved to help… in any 2704. We would welcome any questions and appreciate your
way she could. support. 110
The lady who called is a widow living on a fixed income. Her
financial resources are limited but she recognizes that we are all
extremely affluent compared to our neighbours in Piggs Peak.
So she has committed to help put a student through school in
2011. This is the most important thing we can do to break the
cycle of poverty, disease and hopelessness that threatens every
young Swazi. And for her help we are thankful.
One thing that attracted this supporter to the Hampton-Piggs
Peak Partnership was that 100 percent of every dollar that is
donated goes directly toward the projects we are supporting
in Swaziland. Up to the end of 2010 we had raised a total of
$145,000 and transferred $133,000 to projects in Piggs Peak
leaving us with a balance of $12,000 to start 2011. Last year
alone we contributed over $40,000 to our Partnership projects.
We are paying for water (access to wells), food, clothing we are Breakfast at St. John’s
even in the process of building a modern latrine at one of the The Men’s Group of St. John’s United Church (Sussex Corner)
high schools to alleviate the gender inequality that is a leading are sponsoring a Breakfast on Saturday, April 2nd from 7:00-
cause of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland. But most of all we are paying 10:00am at the Church Centre. There is a choice of two breakfast
for school fees. This year we have committed to supporting 72 menus: 1 – bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast and doughnuts; or
high school students. This alone will cost over $40,000. Our total 2 – cereal, fruit and toast. Both menus include tea, coffee and
expenditures this year will be over $50,000. The commitment to juice.
pay the fees for 72 students was actually a huge leap of faith since The cost for either breakfast is $6/adults, $3/children (6-12years)
the funds required to do so are not currently available to us. But and pre-schoolers eat for free. 520

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HMS News
By Esmee Setzke
Hello everybody. Hampton Middle School
is quite busy as usual. Everyone has put
away their ski/snowboard boots since ski
club has just ended and have brought out
their rain boots!
Right before the March Break, the school
held the school-wide science fair, where
two to three projects from each class were
judged to see who would attend the District Science Fair. For
grade 6, Martha Seaman came in first, Marcus O’Leary and
Riley Matthews came in second, and Hunter Thompson came
in third. For grade 7, Hayley Doucette and Kadie MacDonald
took first place, Andrew Lawrence and Will Blackmore came in
second, and Tyler Henderson and Evan Williams came in third.
Now for the grade 8 winners: Ashley Henderson was first, Ben
LeBlanc and Gabriel Della Valle were second, and Emily Kelly
was third.
On March 19th, the District Chess Tournament took place
.Other upcoming school events will be the Heritage Fair from
April 26th to 29th and Speeches, with a date yet to be determined.
Now for sport teams and gym classes. Unfortunately, the gym
is still under repair so there have been no sport games between
the house leagues at lunchtime. All try-outs and practices have
been held at either Hampton Elementary School or Hampton
High School. Since basketball is over, volleyball try-outs were
recently scheduled.
While still on the line of sports teams, I’d like to mention that
the school has their very first wrestling team! Both female and
male students are welcome to join and so far they have 12 to
15 students on the team and are looking for more participants.
They will attend tournaments all over the province beginning in
April. It’s coached by Mrs. Coughlan, a teacher at HMS, and
her husband, Mr. Coughlan. They will accept donations for
equipment and uniforms; just contact Mrs. Coughlan at the
school 832 -6020.
As spring arrives, stay tuned for what opportunities and
activities will be occurring at HMS!
Esmee Setzke is a Grade 8 student at HMS. 127

PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP


Healing and Hope for your broken heart ... if you have suffered
the loss of a precious son or daughter. The parents support group
meets at Family Plus Life Solutions, 199 Chesley Drive, 2nd Floor,
the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
For more information call 634-8295. 832

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Basketball Championship in Hampton
Hampton, New Brunswick is pleased to
announce that its bid to host the 2011 Mini
boys’ AA provincial basketball championship
has been approved by Basketball New
Brunswick. The seven team event will take
place from March 26th – 27th, and will include
schools from across the province.
The Hampton Hawks are excited about the
opportunity to compete at the provincials in
front of their home town crowd and hope to reward the fans with
a professional well run event. The event will utilize the Hampton
High School gymnasium as its main venue as renovations are
happening at the Hampton Middle School where it would have
taken place. The HMBA wants to thank Hampton High School, as
well as the Hampton community that has joined together in such
short notice to make this happen. Hosting a Provincial event like
this relies heavily on volunteers, parents, community leaders and
local corporate sponsors. Our goal is that this will strengthen the
basketball spirit in Hampton, and encourage more kids to become
future basketball players and to love the sport.
Hampton is hoping that you mark your calendars and plan to
attend this upcoming fun-filled weekend for Boys Basketball. For
more information please contact: Darcy LeBlanc at 634-1620. 129

LGFB Workshop in Fredericton


A Look Good Feel Better workshop will be held on Monday,
April 11th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Fredericton Medical Clinic in
Fredericton. These free workshops are held for all women with a
cancer diagnosis.
For more information and to register, call DECH Oncology at
474-4509 or 1-800-914-5665. 835

“look what I found today”


First signs of spring in Passekeag on March 15th. Photo submitted
by Kim Forsythe-Law. 128

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New President for Transition House
A recent board meeting of the Sussex Vale Transition House
saw the election of local businessman, Thane Mallory,
as President of the Board of Directors of the Sussex based
transition house.
“I am honoured that members of board have put their faith
in my leadership,” said Mallory.
When asked about a male serving a women’s shelter, he
states, “Violence against women is not just a women’s issue, it
must be everybody’s issue.”
Part of his mandate will be to grow and develop the board
of directors for the house and to increase the awareness of
Vale House’s mission. Sussex Vale Transition House offers
short term emergency shelter for women and their children
experiencing abuse and family violence or who are in a
housing crisis. 521

“Laughter…
Good for Whatever Ails You!”
Celebrate April Fool’s Day and learn how humour and
laughter can reduce stress, improve your health and add
zest to your life. This free workshop will be held on Friday,
April 1st from 1:00-2:00pm at the Sussex and Area Seniors’
Centre, 50 Perry Street in Sussex. Special guest presenter will
be comedienne Debra Steeves, self-proclaimed “certifiable
joyologist”.
Bring a friend and join us! Sponsored by the Healthy Active
Living for the 50Plus Program. For more information, call
Linda Goggin at 756-3956. 527

BENEFIT SUPPER & LIVE AUCTION


Sussex Regional Library News There will be a Benefit Supper and Live Auction for Randy
46 Magnolia Avenue, 432-4585, sussexpl@gnb.ca, www.gnb.ca/ Jeffrey (who is battling cancer) on Saturday, April 9th at the
publiclibraries. Central Kings Rec Centre (110 Titusville Road, Upham). The
Hours of operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00am- Roast Beef Supper will be from 4:00-6:00pm with the Auction to
5:00pm; Wednesday 12:00noon-8:00pm; Saturday 9:00am- follow. Admission is $10/person or $25/family of 4 (2 adults & 2
5:00pm; Sunday & Monday – closed. children), children under 6 admission is free.
Preschool Programming: For further information contact George McKinnon 832-7749.
Bring your pre-schooler to the library every Thursday 838
morning at 10:30am for one of our fun
and interactive programs. At Storytime
3-5 year olds enjoy stories, circle songs,
fingerplays and games. At Toddler
Tales children 18 months–2 years and
their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes,
fingerplays and playtime. All pre-
schoolers welcome! Every Friday at
10:30 am we offer Babies in the Library
for little ones birth–18 months and their
care-givers. This adorable half hour
program consists of rhymes, tickles,
songs, bounces, walkabouts and board
books. All of these programs are free and
pre-registration is not required.
Book Clubs: The Adult Book Club will
meet on Wednesday, March 23rd at
6:30pm to discuss The Bishop’s Man by
Linden MacIntyre . The Inspirational
Book Club will meet on Saturday, March
26th at 10:00am to discuss Still Alice by
Lisa Genova. Copies of both books are
available at the front desk. 504

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on OUR cOVER: Wish Presentation
Jordan Malachi Ray is an 11 year old boy with Osteosarcoma
bone cancer who has had three lung surgeries, multiple
treatments of chemotherapy & radiation as well as having a
bone replacement yet maintains a positive attitude and speaks
of his desire to become a doctor.
The volunteers from Workers4Wishes met Malachi and his
family to help grant a wish to travel to Florida on March break.
However, health problems have made the travel impossible
so the new wish will see the family stay at the Hilton in Saint
John, the Marriott Hotel in Moncton and Crystal Palace for
a ten day vacation. Gift cards for all their food, gas, museum
visits, coffee spots, his favourite pizza place as well as spending
money were presented to the family. Matching gift cards for
ToysRus, E-B Games and wireless headphones were presented
to both Malachi and his older brother Nathan plus a remote
control helicopter, a new 32” LCD TV and hide-a-bed sofa
with pillows, sheets and blankets awaits Malachi’s return home.
Malachi’s mother Jocelyn said she is looking forward to these
days in between treatments “that don’t belong to cancer, they
belong to family.” Jocelyn thanked the group for their hard
work, Malachi’s brother Nathan for always being there and
Malachi himself for being her “HERO”.
Spokesman Eamon Clarke said thanks to the Hilton, Marriott
and Cox’s Electronics for assisting with this wish and special
thanks to the Pipefitters Union Local 213, the Carpenters &
Millwrights Local 1386 and the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers Union Local 502 that donated $3,000
between them to make this wish viable from the start. Also
thanks to the Boys & Girls Club of Saint John and employees
at the Irving Oil Refinery that did special fundraisers for this
event.
Read the entire story and see the videos on www.
workers4wishes.webs.com. 828

Cover Photo: W4W volunteers pictured with Malachi from


the back - Allison, Meagan & Ray; centre - Lindsay & Wade;
front - Eamon & Tanja.

KC historical society meeting


The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will hold
its next meeting on Saturday, March 26th at St. John’s United
Church Hall in Sussex Corner, starting at 200pm. Harold Wright
will speak on the 1918 Canteen Scandal at Camp Sussex.
All are welcome to attend. 818

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Cancer Society daffodils
– on their way
Volunteers will soon be selling daffodils in numerous locations
around the province as part of the Canadian Cancer Society
New Brunswick’s annual Daffodil Days campaign. The bright
yellow flowers are a symbol of hope in the fight against cancer.
Daffodil Days takes place March 29th - April 3rd in New
Brunswick and kicks off Daffodil Month in April. As part
of Daffodil Month this year, the Society will be introducing
its new daffodil lapel pin, which will be available beginning
April 4th at several locations in New Brunswick. The Canadian
Cancer Society is inviting Canadians to wear the daffodil pin
throughout Daffodil Month and, most importantly, on April
27th which is Daffodil Day. For a small donation, Canadians
can wear the new pin to show their solidarity with those living
with cancer, and letting them know they are not alone.
Also as part of Daffodil Month, Canadian Cancer Society Benefit for fire loss
volunteers will be canvassing New Brunswick neighbourhoods. There will be a Benefit held on Friday, March 25th at the Norton
Please give generously when a canvasser calls. Legion for Cody Jones & Christine Lewis and family who
We would like to thank the many volunteers who help us recently lost everything as a result of a fire. The evening will
instill hope in the fight against cancer,” Mrs. Dumont said. begin at 7:00pm and includes music by Clifford Tays & friends,
“We would also like to thank everyone for supporting Daffodil bake sale and silent auction. 517
Month.”
To pre-order your freshly-cut daffodils this year or to find
out more about the daffodil pin please contact the Canadian
Cancer Society’s district office in Saint John (634-6272), or call ANTI-BULLYING SUPPORT
1-800-455-9090. A youth-created Anti-Bullying Website toll-free line for youth,
When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website parents, and the general public can be accessed 24/7, 365 days
at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information a year by anyone in Canada. Anyone may access the (new) toll-
Service at1 888-939-3333. 813 free number at: (877) 352-4497. 803

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MILLSTREAM REC CENTRE
Card Parties will be held at the Millstream Rec Centre in
Berwick on Tuesdays, March 22nd & 29th; Monday, April 4th and
Tuesdays, April 12th, 19th & 26th. Card games start at 1:30pm
and the cost is $3/person.
Everyone welcome. 503

CELEBRATE Wellness Leadership Awards


The District 6 Health Advisory Committee
(DHAC) wants to recognize, promote and
celebrate individuals, schools, as well as groups
or community partners who make or have made
a substantial contribution to the wellness of our
children and youth (0-18 years of age) through
healthy eating, physical activity, mental fitness
and/or other initiatives that promote wellness.
With the introduction of the new Wellness Leadership
Awards, the district hopes to encourage both nominations and
applications for each of these awards so that the many great
programs and services that help the youth are recognized.
There will be four separate categories up
for competition. Healthy Eating will look
at initiatives that promote healthy eating
within our youth. Physical Activity
will be those initiatives that encourage
active living and making active lifestyle
choices. The third category of Mental
Fitness recognizes initiatives that
enhance the emotional well being,
psychological health and/or resiliency of
individuals. The final category of Award
of Distinction is designed to recognize
those events/programs that may not fit
in the other categories.
Aisha Khedheri, Chair of DHAC, states
“this is an excellent opportunity for us to
celebrate those that support the overall
health of children in a very deliberate
way”. “There are so many great initiatives
that go unnoticed. I hope we can give
some sort of attention to these worthy
leaders in our communities”.
Applications and nominations are
available at www.district6.nbed.nb.ca/
Celebrate as well as the district office at
70 Hampton Rd., Rothesay. Deadline for
submissions is Monday, April 11th, 2011.
All award winners will be announced by
mid-June.
For more information, contact: Kent
Staal, Community Schools District
Coordinator, School District 6, 848-
6687, Kent.Staal@gnb.ca. 823

PARKINSON SUPPORT
GROUPS IN NB
Parkinson Society Maritime Region now
has seven chapters/support groups in
New Brunswick. “You are not alone”.
To find the one nearest you call 1-800-
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RCL HAMPTON BRANCH #28
1032 Main Street
Mondays - the Branch General Meeting is held the
second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Why
not come and support your local Legion, to help
the Branch give back to their community.
Tuesdays - The Lions Club of Hampton hold their
Bingo, beginning at 5:30pm.
Wednesdays – “Afternoon Seniors” meet at 1:00pm
with a meal served at 4:00pm. Come and join the folks for an
afternoon of fun and friendship.
Sundays - Brunches are held every second week. Our next home
cooked Brunch will be held on April 3rd, from 9:00am until
12:00noon. A 50/50 is offered plus a draw for a free breakfast.
All are welcome.
For Hall Rentals please call 832-4633 and leave a message and
your call will be returned as soon as possible.
If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran and feel you are
entitled to assistance from Veterans Affairs Canada, please
contact our Service Officer, Bob Jones, at 832-9899.
Remember – the daylight hours are getting longer and Spring is
on the way; by the time this item goes to print – it will be Spring.
Note: The installation of the new elected Officers for the year
2011 was held and are: President – Jean Dixon; 1st Vice-President
– Lyla McCrea; 2nd Vice-President – Joan Scribner; Treasurer –
Helen Campbell; Secretary – Blanche Jones. 106

“Laughter…
Good for Whatever Ails You!”
Celebrate April Fool’s Day and learn
how humour and laughter can reduce
stress, improve your health and add
zest to your life. This free workshop
will be held on Friday, April 1st from 1:00-2:00pm at the Sussex
and Area Seniors’ Centre, 50 Perry Street in Sussex. Special guest
presenter will be comedienne Debra Steeves, self-proclaimed
“certifiable joyologist”.
Bring a friend and join us! Sponsored by the Healthy Active
Living for the 50Plus Program. For more information, call Linda
Goggin at 756-3956. 524

BINGO - IN UPHAM
Bingo on Wednesdays, 7:00pm at the WI/Seniors’ Hall in
Upham (2117 Rte 820)! Canteen is available and everyone is
welcome come out for a fun evening.
Sponsored by the Hammond River Valley Seniors. 512

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P.A.C.K. NEWS
All PACK programs are free. For
more information about us please
call 432-2610, email packroe@
nb.aibn.com or visit our website at
www.packsussex.org.
Baby Signs – is happening right
now. If interested in the next
session, please call to be placed on
a waiting list.
Music ‘N’ Me - is a much loved music program where parent and
child both get to sing, dance, play a variety of instruments, learn
rhymes, hear stories and enjoy a small snack. Every Wednesday
for babies/children birth to school age from 10:30-11:30am at
the Norton Village Office/Fire Hall (no school = no music). The
Easter Party will be held on Wednesday, April 20th.
Family Fun Fitness Adventure - Come out and join us for lots
of fun and great ideas to make your whole family stronger,
healthier and nutritionally in the know. Space is limited to 20
maximum for this four week adventure series - please contact
the PACK office to register today. Dates, times and location to
TBA.
Dads ‘N Kids - Bring your dad, grandpa, uncle, Big Brother or
friends. This is a fun evening to spend with a special someone,
making crafts, playing games or reading a story. We invite you
and that special child in your life to our fun filled evenings – the
third Thursday of each month (April 19th, May 17th, June 14th)
from 6:00-7:30pm at the Sussex Elementary School Art Room –
drop in basis!
Healthy Babes - is a nutrition/cooking class that provides
information on how in just 30 minutes a week Mom’s can make
healthy homemade baby food that baby will love, and your
wallet will love too! Program will be held on Monday, May
9th at 10:00am in the Sobeys’ Community Room! Registration
is a must, call the PACK office at 432-2610 or register at the
Customer Service Desk at Sobeys!
For more information please contact the PACK office. 506

ARL Radio Bingo


Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm you are invited to play
Radio Bingo on Country 94 CHSJ in support of the Animal
Rescue League - Jackpot $3,500, plus Cookie Jar plus many other
great prizes! Bingo Books ($5) are available by calling 642-0920.
Thank you for supporting your animal shelter! 836

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Bud was a member of St. Andrews United Kirk Church, Hammond
River where he served as Elder and Trustee, S.J.V.S. Alumni
Association, Nauwigewauk Community Club, and a Life Member
of Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a former member of the
Johnston, Earle Bud Communications Workers of Canada Union, former leader of Boy
The death of Bud Johnston of Nauwigewauk, Scouts of Canada, RCMP Auxiliary, and Captain of Nauwigewauk
husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Mildred Fire Department.
(Woods) Johnston, occurred February 26, 2011 Besides his loving wife Betty of 48 years he is survived by his son,
at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born Barry Robert Johnston (Gena Ramsay) of Nauwigewauk; daughter,
December 26, 1937 in Saint John, son of the late Beverley Ann Shepard (Ben) of Hampton; grandson Patrick and
Harvey and Annie (Shannon) Johnston. granddaughter Amanda; sisters, Vera Taylor of Quispamsis, Connie
Bud was a graduate of Electrical training from Burley, of Saint John, Shirley McNeill of West Saint John, and Donna
Saint John Vocational in 1956. He was employed Daggett (Larry) of Lorneville; brother-in-law, Jim Smith; sisters-in-
and retired from NB Tel after 37 years service. law, Joan Johnston, Marjorie Johnston and Bernice Johnston; several
He enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing, hunting, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor;
camping and trailering at Town and Country and spending time with brothers Burton, Donald and Raymond; son, Kevin Earle; and
family and friends. granddaughter Morgan Lynn.

Benin Orphanage fundraiser event


There will be a Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 2nd at the
Phoenix Dinner Theater with a live auction. The theme is
Canada Rocks, eh? Tickets are $55 and the proceeds will go
toward completing the new orphanage in Lokossa, Benin.
We also have tickets for sale for an autographed Dion
Phaneuf Toronto Maple Leafs jersey as 1st prize and an Easter
Basket as 2nd prize. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing
will take place the night of the Dinner Theater.
For tickets for either, please see Judy Gamble or call 763-
2646. 409

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COOK, Mary Georgina
The death of Mary G. Cook of Hampton,
widow of the late C. Donald Cook occurred
February 24, 2011 in the Palliative Care Unit
at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She
was born in Yarmouth, NS, April 4, 1922,
daughter of the late William and Lizzie
(Robichaud) Surette.
Mary was a member of the Special
Friends Group, KV Bowling Group, Supper
Club, Hampton Senior Resource Center,
past member of Temple Baptist Church,
Yarmouth and an adherent member of Central Norton Baptist
church. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy “Cookie”
(Rod) MacDonald of Hampton; two grandsons Andrew
MacDonald of South Korea and Mark MacDonald of Halifax;
nieces Sandra Cook-Wright and Debbie Pothier; nephews
Clifford and Harry Surette and the McCann Family of Windsor,
ON. Mary was predeceased by one grandson Micheil and three
brothers, Ernest, Clifford & Adelbert.
Mary was a gentle soul - a true Christian lady who had a zest
for life! She could light up a room with her sweet smile and fill
a room with her spontaneous laugh! She was a social butterfly
who loved being active and involved with friends. Bowling was
her passion and at 88 years young she was bowling weekly. A
loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays
she thoroughly enjoyed watching televised games. Her days
consisted of living happily with Cookie (Dorothy) and Rod,
and spoiling her grandsons Andrew and Mark. Always at her
side was her beloved companion and protector, her dog Laddie.
Forever and for always those who loved her will treasure how
she touched their lives in such a loving, caring and positive way.
“Mary has gone home to be with her Lord and we know she will
be our special angel who will watch over us.”
The funeral was held February 26, 2011 from Reid’s Funeral
Home, Hampton, to Central Norton Baptist Church,
Bloomfield. Rev. John Tremblett officiated. The organist was
David McCready. Remembrances were by Dianne Summerville.
Psalm 23 was read by Mary Scott. The active pallbearers were:
Bernie Pothier, Gary Crossman, Mike McConnachie, Doug
Moore, Randy Parks, Dana Bradshaw, Don Doran and Brian
Daley. Honourary pallbearers were: Special Friends Group,
KV Bowling Ladies, Supper Club, and St. Joseph’s Diagnostic
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A Memorial service and interment will be held at Yarmouth
Mountain Cemetery in late spring. Memorials to Central Norton
Baptist Church, Temple Baptist Church (Yarmouth, N.S.),
Palliative Care Unit, SJRH, Hampton Food Basket, Hampton
Senior Resource Center or to a charity of donor’s choice would
be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences
may be made at www.reidsfh.com.

HATFIELD, Eva K
The death of Eva K Hatfield occurred at the Sussex Health Centre on
February 4th, 2011. She was born February 24th, 1917 in Saint John,
daughter of the late Amos and Daisy (Allaby) Hatfield.
She is survived by nephews Will (Ellen) Hatfield of
Hatfield Point and Steward Hatfield of Brooklyn NY;
great nephews Mark (Kathy) and Ron; great niece Patti
(Charles) Kennedy; great-great nephews Stuart Hatfield
and Kimon Kennedy; great-great nieces Laura, Carla and
Krista Hatfield and Hilary Kennedy. She was predeceased
by brothers Stewart and Alfred, and sisters-in-law Della
and Irene.
Funeral service was held from Outreach Pentecostal
Church, conducted by Rev Fred Wickett and Rev Preston
Mowry. Organist was Patti Kennedy, Music Pastor
and Mrs Wickett. Poem was read by Laura Hatfield.
Pallbearers were Garnet Boyd; Mark, Ron, Stuart Hatfield;
Bliss Johnson and Charles Kennedy.
Arrangements were entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral
Home and Life Tribute Centre. Interment will take place
in Bayview Cemetery at a later date.
A very special “thank you” to Sherwood’s Funeral
Home for all their support and kindness, also to the staff
of Belleisle Manor and Sussex Health Centre for their
wonderful care.

FOWLER, James W.
The death of James Fowler, 88, of
Hanford Brook, NB, husband of
the late Dorothy (Kitchen) Fowler,
occurred March 2, 2011 at his
residence. He was born at his family
homestead, son of the late Job and
Jennie (Barnes) Fowler. James was a
member of St. Peter’s Church, Upham.
He was a lifelong farmer.
He is survived by four daughters, Gay Fowler (Rolf Pasch),
St. Martins, Nancy Herron (Dean Wentzell), Dartmouth,
NS, Everleigh Fowler at home, Gerri O’Donnell (Barry),
Southfield; one sister, Marguerite Allaby, Shanklin, NB;
one brother, Delbert Fowler (Shirley), Salisbury, NB; six
grandchildren, two great grandsons, several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Lloyd,
Marshall and Donald.
The funeral was held March 5, 2011 from Reid’s Funeral
Home, Hampton, to St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Upham.
The Rev. Marian Lucas-Jeffries officiated. Music was by
Gail Melanson, Nick and Ben Kilpatrick. Readers were
Karen Gallant, Chase Fowler-Pasch, Shawna Allaby and
Jessica Herron. The pallbearers were: Rolf Pasch, Dean
Wentzell, Barry O’Donnell, Joshua Fowler, Chase Fowler-
Pasch and Mark Sherwood.
Interment will take place in the church cemetery in the
spring. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice would
be appreciated. Online condolences and memorials may
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Cheeky!
I love to read. In fact I will read most anything. As a kid I was
sometimes reduced to reading the backs of cereal boxes at the
breakfast table if nothing else was available, but that’s another
story. Recently I was doing some reading on Sir Richard Branson.
You know the guy, multi-billionaire British entrepreneur known
for his “colourful” promotion of his Virgin brand. I stumbled
upon an ad campaign run for Virgin Atlantic Airlines when
they launched a form of Japanese massage known as shiatsu
for their first class passengers. Virgin Atlantic was up against
long established British Airways, fighting for market share. The
Virgin ad campaign was starkly simple: “BA don’t give a shiatsu”.
Now does that grab your attention or what!
Cheeky appeals to me. A little saucy, but with a glint in the
eye and a twitch of the lips, no offense intended. A touch of
humour to brighten the day and lift the spirit. I have never
studied marketing, I have no business degree, and I know the
pundits will tell you to stay away from humour in advertising
as you are bound to offend someone. Well, there is danger and
risk in everything. I could walk out of my door and be hit by a
bus tomorrow. Okay, maybe not a bus. In my case it would more
likely be Mikie’s tractor or the corporate Jet that knocks me flat,
but you get my drift. Taking a risk to follow a dream is far better
than looking back at age 85 and wishing you had done things
differently. Lighten up, chillax, let a little fun in.
Businesses are living entities too, and each has a personality
of its own. Since the initial hiring at Ossekeag was mine and
cheeky appeals to me, don’t be surprised if you find that to be
one of our company personality traits. Watch for that gleam in
the eye and enjoy life with us. And since I am writing this on St.
Patrick’s Day, I will end with an Irish blessing: “May the Good
Lord take a liking to you ... but not too soon!” 801

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FOR RENT REGISTERED FOOT CARE Nurse is now accepting clients.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE, 380 sqft., 1031 Main Offering foot care in the comfort of your own home in Hampton
Street, Hampton. Lower level, ample parking, signage space & surrounding areas. For professional foot care & details, call
available, will be fitted to suit tenant. Utilities included, ideal Shirley at 832-2126. Covered with most insurance plans.
for office, physiotherapy, esthetician, hair salon or barber shop. HAUL AWAY of junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment.
Contact: Wayne Law, 653-1957. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54
Backland Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 333-9067.
FOR SALE
WANTED
USED APPLIANCES, 24” electric stoves in stock, exterior/
interior doors, tires (most sizes), new sky light, used windows, WANTED, LAWN TRACTORS, garden tillers and snow
and household items. 218 Main St. Norton. 839-2628. blowers, any condition. 832-4905.

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