Big Heart Seniors

 In Community

Because December began on a Friday, the third Thursday, Dec. 21,  food day, was very close to Christmas.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary served an excellent Christmas dinner to the Big Heart Seniors and their guests. The turkey, and all the trimmings, was hot and delicious, complemented by pie, tea, and coffee.

Marcia Cameron thanked the ladies and man for a job well done, followed by a round of applause.

Everyone was happy to see Effie Taylor, a long time member,who was able to come for the dinner.  Unfortunately her vision problem no longer allows her to play bid euchre, the game she enjoys so much.

We welcomed Roger Zeggil, who was a guest for the dinner and then stayed for the afternoon.  We hope he will continue to join us.

Three more members left for the sunny south after this date.  We have lost many of our people to a warmer climate and to illness.  Newcomers would be very welcome.

Eight  tables were full for bid euchre.

50/50 draws were won by Joan O’Laskey, Isabelle Gubbels, Roy Veinot, Gerry Long, Wilma Zeggil, and Ruth Lougheed.

Successful moonshots were played by Marg Hennessy, Lillian Hiltz x2, Dave Smith, Peter Gubbels, Janice Stephens, and Isabelle Gubbels, who had the travel prize.

Winners at bid euchre were Bob McNicol 312, Phyllis Seed 306, Lillian Hiltz 263, John VanVoorst 262, and Marg Falls 138.

The lucky chair was empty.

On Christmas Day we received the sad news that our president, Evelyn Warden, had passed away early that morning. She had a long, difficult journey through her illness but always maintained a positive attitude.

Visitation was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall in Duntroon on Friday, Dec. 29.  The funeral took place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m.

Our condolences go out to Evelyn’s daughters, Barb and Susan, her sister Marcia Cameron and brother Melvin Lougheed and his wife Ruth, who are members of our club, and to the entire Lougheed family. Rest in peace, Evelyn! We will miss you!

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