Dubuc and community were saddened to hear of the passing of Doreen Alexandra Edwards in Esterhazy on Jan. 31 at the age of 92. Doreen was born Dec. 24, 1919, the sixth child of Norman and Svea Nicholson, took her schooling in Dubuc and Stockholm, then, married Allan Edwards. She is best remembered to this generation as the telephone operator who ran the Dubuc phone office. Doreen and Allan and their family moved to Esterhazy in 1965. Sympathy goes to her surviving children and their families, Miriam (Larry) Anderson from the Round Lake district south of Dubuc, Lorna (Cappy) Rieger from Esterhazy, Dennis (Diane) Edwards of Saskatoon, Patrick Edwards of Calgary, AB and Enid Edwards of Vancouver, BC , who also spends time at her grandparent Nicholson's refurbished stone house, her get-away home, on Noel St in Dubuc.
Erin Anderson (Craig Twardzik), Cybil and Sloane; Amy (Nidal) Dabghi, Hannah and Mia; Eric Anderson (Michelle Tocher), Helaina and Axel; and Brynne Anderson (Trevor Steve) were all home to visit with their parents, Larry and Miriam Anderson, and attend the funeral of their grandmother, Doreen Edwards.
Ed and Margie Oldham of Regina were recently at their get-away home for a couple days. They were visitors at morning coffee row while they were here.
Word has been received that former Dubuc resident, Shirley Simpson, widow of Bob Simpson, passed away Feb. 6 at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 77. Bob and Shirley lived in Dubuc in the 1960's and then moved to Bredenbury where she lived until Bob's passing. The funeral services were held in Bredenbury on Feb. 15. Sympathy is extended to her daughter, Shannon (Ray) Falkenberg and their daughters, Amanda (David) Teixeira, Naomi and Lincoln and Pamela (Brad) Halstead and Sawyer, all of Winnipeg, MB and to her son, Ian (Glenda) Simpson of Bredenbury and their son, Brandon, from Estevan.
Diane Horachek celebrated her birthday by buying coffee and bringing delicious tarts to coffee row on Tues for her birthday Feb 2. Thanks, Diane, for sharing. Best wishes for many more birthdays to come. An out of town guest was Diane's cousin, Elaine Herperger of Atwater.
The community was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Rose Nelson at the age of 65. Mary Rose was a teacher (French) at Esterhazy and was active in politics in the area during the 1980's. Sympathy is extended to her family.
The rink in the small community of Hilltop was abuzz with activity on Sunday of the Family Day long weekend when they held a kid's bonspiel. It was a great chance for everyone from 5 to 15 to get a chance to curl. Five Talbot cousins, Carter and Sarah Bailey from Hazlet, Riley and Ashalee Talbot of Dubuc, and Jayme Markwart of Regina, as well as, Keely-Shae Maki from Lanigan were 'Dubuc" representatives at the kid's spiel at Hilltop.
The monthly community birthday party was held on the 4th Wednesday again this month. Some gathered early to play cards and watch a video.
Darla Bailey and her children, Liam, Sarah and Carter, of Hazlet and Dayna Markwart and her daughter, Jayme, from Regina were Family day/school holiday visitors with their parents, Jim and Vivian Talbot and brother, Shane, Terra and family. The children enjoyed the kid's curling at Hilltop and the Bailey's also took in the community February birthday party.
Ellisha (Jason) Maki, Keely-Shay and Slade of Lanigan were staying with her sister, Jade Stadel and Kyle Slater for the Family Day weekend and February school holidays. Keely-Shae enjoyed curling at Hilltop with all the young people including her cousins, Dustin, and twins, Hunter and Hudson, sons of Jeanine (Stadel) and Corey Chesney from Waldron. They all visited with Grandma Patsy Nagy of Bangor, as well.
Ivan and Bun Flick had their grandchildren, Matthew and Mackenzie Degenhardt, from Esterhazy spend a couple days of the February school break with them at the Prairie Manor. They all attended the February birthday party at The Hut.