Deka community will dearly miss well-loved longtime residents

Community news happening around the Deka Lake area

Joyce Rowe

An aura of sadness pervades Deka Lake at the moment.

As if it wasn’t enough to lose Moira Davies who passed away Aug. 12, residents are now saying goodbye to three good friends who are all leaving Deka at the same time: Marvel McCune, Ardise Newcombe and Joyce Rowe. All three have been pillars of society during their residence, and will be dearly missed.

A farewell party was held Aug. 20, which, unfortunately, Marvel could not attend. Dozens of friends came to say good luck, and sample the delicious cake inscribed “Ardise, Joyce & Marvel: Best wishes on your new adventure.”

 

Correction

It was not Emily Stuart who scored 100 per cent at Bridge Lake Fair, as stated in my Aug. 27 write-up.

It was seven-year-old Paige Vivian. My apologies, Paige, and many congratulations!”

 

Sales continue

Book and craft sales at Sulphurous Lake Fire Hall on Pettyjohn Road continue from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday until the end of September.

 

Bingo done

Family bingo at Deka is now over until the Christmas game on Dec. 10, at which time the Super G pot will be well over $1,200, so mark your calendars now.

 

Magoo tourney

Eight teams participated in the annual Magoo Memorial Funball Tournament, which is named in honour of Sheridan’s Michael (Magoo) Barkley who passed away in 1986, on Aug. 9-10.

The winners were The Bears from Williams Lake. Tournament organizer Barry Larson’s team, Red Rock, placed second; and The Hawks came third.

Said Larson: “Everybody had a good time, lots of fun, and Snow Ball is just around the corner!”

 

Celebrations

Belatedly, we wish happy birthday to Isabelle Poirier, and send 12 big balloons to Dirk Verheul.

 

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers

Bridge Lake Community School Society meets at Interlakes Hall on Sept. 4, starting at 7 p.m. All those who wish to see the society survive should attend.

Teen space campout, Sheridan Acres, Sept. 5-7. Call 250-593-2303 to register or for further information.

Interlakes Carpet Bowlers bowl every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. at Interlakes Hall. Come and try it!

Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 10 at Interlakes Hall.

 

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