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The community of Windthorst Hambleton and beyond showed their support for the late Adrienne and her boys

Memorial event held for Windthorst woman

WINDTHORST - Here’s to Adrienne Hambleton! 

She was a mother dedicated to her two sons, Kaden and Lucas; daughter, sister, friend, co-worker and a person you’ll never forget. 

Sadly, she passed away days after a tragic accident. 

A lunch fundraiser was held at Norm’s Place in Windthorst on Saturday afternoon with more than 175 people coming out to show their support for Lucas and Kaden Ward and in honour of their late mom Adrienne Hambleton. Money raised totaling just over $6,000 will be donated to a trust fund for the boys.  

The afternoon started out with more than 25 people of all ages riding their horses from a farm just outside of town into Windthorst in honour of Adrienne, who rode many miles taking part in trail rides over the years and making many life-long friends along the way. 

It was only fitting that the luncheon took place at Norm’s Place since that was where she was employed for the past eight years. 

A slideshow was presented throughout the afternoon of photos with many of her close friends.  

Hundreds and hundreds photos were sent to be included in the slide show honouring Adrienne. 

Adrienne would have wanted to be remembered like this. Her favourite things in life were her children, her horses and her friends all coming together for a good time. 

“This community was Adrienne’s family,” says her cousin Kerrie Smalley. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their love and support. I’m so proud to see how this community has come together for her and I can see her shining down on all of us. Kaden and Lucas are going to be well taken of. Thank you to everyone for the love and support.” 

“Adrienne collected people,” says one of her best friends Bridget Skibinski who, along with Cindy Hoffman, spearheaded the fundraising lunch held at Norm’s Place. Skibinski is grateful to Andrew Farnham and his staff at Norm’s Place for everything they’ve done to make this event happen. 

Adrienne bonded with many people over the love they had for their horses. 

“She was a single mom and tough as nails but she had two rules: have fun and get along,” explains Skibinski. 

“For me and my staff it was a very powerful day,” comments Farnham, owner of Norm’s Place. “We were so happy to see such a large turnout.” 

A trust fund for Lucas and Kaden Ward is set up at the Cornerstone Credit Union in Kipling to help raise these boys. If you prefer to send a donation by etransfer, please send to bansmalley@hotmail.com and a receipt will be sent to you. 

 

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