Former Baljennie resident passes away

News 'n' Views from Baljennie

Happy New Year to all those who read the Baljennie happenings column. At times, I find it difficult to get news. Any help is always welcome.

North Battleford Western Development Museum village lights tour came to an end Jan. 3. Everyone at the museum was happy with a good turnout. Plans are in the works for another year. Sponsors were the backbone of the event’s success.

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The museum is closed Mondays now, until the end of March.

Sympathy goes out to Claudette McGuire on the passing of her husband Micky McGuire Dec. 11. They had been living at Bridge Road Condos in Battleford for a few months. Micky has been in poor health for some time. A celebration of life was held for him at the museum in North Battleford and in the common room at the apartments.

Sympathy goes out to the Wilson and Owens families of Spinney Hill and Saskatoon on the recent passing of 83-year-old George Wilson. His parents came from Ireland where they grew potatoes. They made some moves then settled in Saskatoon in the 1930s and got into gardening. George worked at various places in the Saskatoon area. He delivered mail for Canada Post for 11 years. He married Doris Owen, formerly of Spinney Hill. They kept a small greenhouse in the backyard that led to the purchase of Hi-Way Greenhouse Ltd. They had a family of three children. The family have taken over the greenhouse, which is now a large operation. A celebration of life for George was held in Hillcrest Funeral Home in Saskatoon with a graveside service.

Greetings go out to Gordon and Jean Smith of Battleford on their 58th wedding anniversary. They made their home at Baljennie on the farm of his parents Bill and Margery Smith. They had a family of two sons and three daughters. Gordon took over his dad’s farm while Jean ran a greenhouse for few years. She sold many bedding plants to people in the community and elsewhere. They later moved to Battleford. Gordon still likes the farm life and keeps his hand in while hunting and participating in many nature activities as well as mechanic work.

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