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News ‘n’ Views from Baljennie

Sympathy extended to area families.
The new year has started out on the gloomy side weatherwise, with persistent fog and little sunshine.

BALJENNIE — I’m back for another year, so I want to wish my readers a happy new year and express hope it will be a good one for us all.

Deepest sympathy goes out to Ruth (Rask) Bilanski and family on the passing of her husband, Paul Bilanski, Jan 6. They farmed in the Alticane district and summer months were spent on the farm. They spent the winters in North Battleford where they were active in community groups. While on the farm, they built a new house. They had a family of one daughter and two sons. Paul was the last Bilanski to live on the homestead farm and was happy to receive a homestead plaque. They celebrated 62 years of marriage. A graveside service will be held in the summer months.

Sympathy goes to the Jeanette Wickstrand family of Eagle Hills on Jeannette’s passing Dec. 14 at the age of 85. She was living in North Battleford. A funeral service was held Dec. 29 at Garden Chapel in North Battleford. Jeannette was a gardener and had one of the most beautiful gardens of vegetables, fruit trees and many lovely flowers. She also taught a few classes on gardening.

Get well wishes go out to some of the tenants of Battleford West Place who are dealing with flu and head colds. Keep well and warm and take care.

Congratulations to Bill and Joan Rayner of Battleford. Their eldest son Regan and wife Yvonne have welcomed the first baby boy on the Rayner side of the family.

Sending greetings to my sister, Margaret Parrish of Willowmoore and Kay Robertson of Bjelde Creek and Warren Parkinson of Baljennie town site. They are all residents at Battlefords District Care Centre in Battleford.

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