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From left, Cody Rollins, Noah Atkinson, Nathan Rousseau and Riley Smith perform during École Davis Road Elementary’s Christmas Café on Dec. 12. To learn more about the school’s unique idea for a Christmas performance and fundraiser, please turn to page 10.

Harvest House founder Lynn Morrison recognized Long-time Chemainus volunteer receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony Dec. 17 in Duncan Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE

Lynn Morrison received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Duncan yesterday in recognition of her founding role with the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Morrison, who was nominated for the award in October by longtime friends Diana MacTavish and John Silins, said public recognition for her work is “embarrass-

ing,” but appreciated nonetheless. Morrison said she worked longer Morrison said her parents were dad was semi-pro. They travelled “I did it because I loved it,” hours and learned far more while “huge volunteers.” Her mother all over playing ball.” Morrison said in reference to volunteering than she would have and father helped build the In turn, her father coached her volunteerism, “but it makes at any paid position she’s held in Chemainus Community Centre baseball and her mother coached it that much more special when the past, adding that it taught her and it later became their home softball for years as a way to give you get recognized by your own a great deal regarding what’s truly while her parents served as the back. community for what you’ve done, meaningful in life. centre’s caretakers. “They always taught me that because sometimes there were “I’m just sad I can’t do it so much Coaching local sports teams was that’s what you do,” Morrison said. sacrifices — for my husband, my anymore,” Morrison said, “but I another means her parents used “A community is only as good as family. When you’re an avid vol- do what I can.” to show their gratitude to a com- those who participate in it.” unteer who is in a leadership role, Morrison’s affinity for commu- munity that had supported their At 19, Morrison was sent by the your family does suffer. They also nity service is tied to her immer- athletic pursuits. Rotary Club to a leadership conhave to give a lot. There’s only so sion in volunteerism as a child. “My mom was a triple-A ball ference held at Pacific Lutheran many hours in a day” Born and raised in Chemainus, player,” Morrison said, “and my See Morrison Page 3

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Ladysmith Food Bank will benefit from airport’s food drive Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE

Lynn Morrison of Chemainus, seen here with her grandson at Little Town Christmas, received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her NICK BEKOLAY/CHRONICLE volunteer service.

Morrison ‘was Harvest House’ From Page 1 week.” In recent years, Morrison has been University in Washington State. She came away from the conference a forced to limit her volunteer efforts changed person, she said, fueled because she has difficulty breathing. by an awareness of how she could Lung damage resulting from a pair of near-fatal bacterial lung infections, make a difference. She started coaching ball and later compounded by COPD and the sucvolunteered with the Girl Guides, cessful treatment of a tumour in convincing her sister to lend a hand. one of her lungs, has left Morrison Those were the early years of a ser- dependent on supplemental oxygen. “I couldn’t walk to the end of a vice career that neither marriage street,” Morrison said. “There’s no nor motherhood would derail. “I can remember standing on first way. But I have a scooter and my base coaching my team with my scooter helps a lot.” She continues to volunteer, but limfirst baby strapped to my chest in its herself to work she can do from a carry-all,” Morrison said. Years later, Morrison participated home or to errands she can run on in a food drive in Chemainus to her scooter. Diana MacTavish “thought it would mark National Children’s Day. All be nice” to see Morrison acknowlof the food they received that first year was sent to the Basket Society edged for her contributions to the in Duncan, Morrison said, because community of Chemainus. “Lynn was instrumental in setting there was nowhere in Chemainus to up Harvest House,” MacTavish said. bring it. Morrison recognized how difficult “For a number of years, Lynn was it would be for needy Chemainus the magic behind it continuing. If it residents to travel to and from weren’t for Lynn, there wouldn’t be a Duncan, especially parents with food bank in Chemainus today.” MacTavish said Morrison “did young children. “You got on a bus and it took you most of the day to everything,” including soliciting funds from public and corporate get to Duncan and back,” she said. Morrison sat down with Alison sponsors, rallying volunteers, purWhite and Mary Dolan to dis- chasing food, arranging schedules cuss solutions, and the idea of a and paying the bills. “She was Harvest House,” Chemainus food bank was born. MacTavish added. Morrison travelled to food banks According to the Governor General located throughout Vancouver Island to discuss strategy with of Canada’s website, the QE II managers. She then approached Diamond Jubilee medal was creBob Hermanson of the Ladysmith ated to mark the 60th anniversary Lions Club to ask if the Lions of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and might consider backing a food it “serves to honour significant bank in Chemainus. The Ladysmith contributions and achievements by Lions agreed, and in October 2000, Canadians.” Morrison received her award Chemainus’ first food bank opened from Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean its doors. “When we first opened,” Morrison Crowder at a ceremony held Mon, said, “we served 15 people. By the Dec. 17 at the Island Savings Centre time I retired, we served 150 per in Duncan.

The Nanaimo Airport has partnered with local businesses to feed the needy this holiday season. Through its CANnection Campaign, participating businesses hope to “stop hunger in its tracks” via an ambitious new food drive designed to collect food for five regional food banks. The goal of this year’s campaign is to complete a six-car “train” in the airport’s main lobby by stacking a total of 4,000 cans of food onto a chain of flat-deck carts, said airport CEO Mike Hooper. The train’s “engine” has been completed, Hooper added, and their next goal is to complete the caboose. Once the train has been completed, Hooper said they’ll distribute the proceeds to five of the region’s food banks, namely in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Duncan and Parksville. Hooper said the idea originated with Sandra Petryk, the airport’s marketing manager, during a summer brainstorming session. The airport’s management team embraced the idea and reached out to sponsors Fairway Market, Dodd’s Furniture, Air Canada and Glacier Media. “This is our inaugural year,” Hooper said, “so we’re going to use this as a kick-off and we’re looking to grow the campaign with community partners.” Hooper said airport employees have participated in food drives in the past, but prior campaigns haven’t been “as large and structured” as this year’s CAN-nection Campaign. Next year, Hooper said they’re hoping to expand the campaign by transforming it into a competition where participants from the community build structures or stat-


Jacquie Stewart, co-ordinator of the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association (LRCA) Food Bank, said they give out 23 dozen cans of soup or chili to the 400 people who visit the food bank on average every week. Forty per cent of those who turn to the LRCA food bank for food subsidies are children or teens. ues using donated cans of food. Donors to this year’s campaign will be eligible to win prizes. Anyone making a dona-

time to spread the word regarding the airport’s CAN-nection Campaign since she first learned of it a few days prior to our conversation.

Quoted in the Chronicle

“If we’re giving people tins of soup, we’ll go through 23 dozen a week.” Jacquie Stewart, Ladysmith Food Bank

tion at Dodd’s Furniture will be eligible to win a $500 gift certificate from Fairway Market while those making donations at Fairway will be eligible to win a pub-style table set from Dodd’s. The airport’s hosting its own Whistle Stop Community Challenge to promote the campaign, offering anyone dropping off food donations at the airport a chance to win return airfare for two to anywhere campaign sponsor Air Canada flies in North America. Jacquie Stewart, co-ordinator of the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association (LRCA) Food Bank, said Christmas is the busiest time of the year for the food bank, adding that she hasn’t had

It won’t take long before the Ladysmith food bank’s share of the proceeds are handed out to needy members of the community, though. “If we’re giving people tins of soup,” Stewart said, “we’ll go through 23 dozen a week.” Stewart said they distribute a similar number of tins over the course of an average week if planned meals include tinned chili or stew, adding that the average volume parcelled out tallies to “well over 20 dozen.” Stewart credited the generosity of Ladysmith’s residents with helping to ensure the food bank is well enough stocked to meet the demands of the 400 people — 40 per cent of whom are teens or chil-

dren — who rely on its services for a food subsidy each week. “This is an extremely generous town,” Stewart said. “I’ve never seen such generosity. They just keep us going.” The town’s churches play their part, too, Stewart said, by collectively managing the food bank and paying its rent. The food bank is most in need of “tinned meats, tinned stews, tinned chilies, peanut butter” and other forms of protein, Stewart said. She asked that people refrain from donating homemade preserves or pickles, however, adding that they’re not allowed to distribute such items due to food safety regulations. The LRCA Food Bank is located at 630 Second Ave. and opens its doors to anyone in need of assistance on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations to the CAN-nection campaign can be made at the Nanaimo Airport and at the Nanaimo locations of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress and Fairway Market. Donations will be accepted until Mon, Jan. 7.

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Ladysmith RCMP will conduct road checks during holiday season Police remind public to arrange for a designated driver

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From left, John Vessallo of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Susan Beaubier of the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary, Gail Kerrone of VIHA, sign painter George Morden, Peggy Cavanaugh of the auxiliary and Darren Titus of VIHA unveil the new sign at the Chemainus Health Care Centre Dec. 5.

New sign highlights auxiliary’s contributions Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

If you walk past the Chemainus Health Care Centre these days, you just might do a double-take. There’s a new bright red hand-painted Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary sign at the entrance to the health care centre, which was unveiled Dec. 5. “We really do appreciate the opportunity to have ourselves well presented here at the entrance,” said Susan Beaubier, past president of the auxiliary. The new sign was a joint effort of the auxiliary, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and Chemainus sign painter George Morden, explained Beaubier. “George has done this by hand,” she said.

“It’s a labour of love, I iliary members Peggy think, and we’re glad Cavanaugh and Susan you love us, George. Beaubier. “This beautiful new We are just delighted.” M o r d e n d o n a t e d sign is a much apprehis talent and time to ciated early Christmas create and hand paint present,” said Beaubier. The Chemainus the sign, explained Health Care Auxiliary Beaubier. “One element of the has been supporting sign is based on the the community since conceptual work of 1899. “The Chemainus Brennan Hinchsliff, a generous Valley stu- Health Care Auxiliary dent who has devel- is 113 years old, and oped the new logo t h e 1 8 0 m e m b e r s for the auxiliary,” she are very proud that added. “The new sign it is among the four replaces the carved o l d e s t a u x i l i a r i e s wooden sign that was operating in the BC erected in 1999 in hon- Association of Health our of the auxiliary’s Care Auxiliaries,” said centenary.” Beaubier. In addition to Morden In 2012, the Auxiliary and Hinchsliff’s con- donated approximatetributions, VIHA staff, ly $300,000 to various including Gail Kerrone, i n s t i t u t i o n s o f f e rJ o h n Va s s a l l o a n d ing health services Darren Titus, co-ordi- and support to resinated the preparing of dents of Chemainus, the site and the instal- Crofton and Thetis lation of the site, in a n d P e n e l a k u t consultation with aux- i s l a n d s , i n c l u d i n g

t h e B C C h i l d r e n ’s Hospital Foundation, Chemainus Health Care Centre, Cowichan District Hospital, C o w i c h a n Va l l e y Hospice, Cops for Cancer, Providence Farm and numerous others.

The Ladysmith Detachment respondLadysmith ed to 88 calls for RCMP news service over the past seven days. Dec. 7 to Fri, December 7 Dec. 13 • The Ladysmith Provided by RCMP conducted Ladysmith a road check on RCMP Timberlands Road. Shortly after establishing the check stop, a 53-year-old male was stopped. As a result of the investigation, the driver was suspended for 90 days. from driving for 90 His vehicle was days and his vehicle impounded as a result. was impounded. Thu, December 13 • During the evening • The Ladysmith of Dec. 7, Ladysmith RCMP responded to RCMP members were a complaint of a theft w o r k i n g w i t h t h e from a vehicle. South Island Traffic Sometime overnight, Services and conduct- an unlocked vehicle ed a road check stop parked on Esplanade for impaired drivers. was entered. A 48-year-old male A radar detector and was stopped and was digital picture frame suspended for driving were stolen.

The RCMP are continuing their investigation with a forensic exam of evidence seized at the scene. • The public is reminded that during the holiday season, the police will actively be conducting road check stops and will be enforcing impaired driving laws. Drivers are reminded to ensure they have a designated driver or make other transportation arrangements if they will be drinking. With the Christmas season, the Ladysmith RCMP also remind the public not to leave valuables or presents in their vehicles and to make sure vehicles are locked. The Ladysmith RCMP wish everyone a Merry and safe Christmas season.

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Numerous conditions must be met From Page 4 as the creek moves. Will Vandergrift, who lives on Malone Road, said he had no problem with the development itself, but he was concerned about traffic flow. “It’s a very busy street,” he said. “With this development, I anticipate the traffic will increase significantly, thus affecting the residents on the street who live there. I’m not against the development, but I do believe that a requirement of the developer should be to install traffic calming from Mackie to the end of Malone. I think it is his duty to do that for the existing residents in the area. A healthy vibrant town has development — I’m not against the development whatsoever — but as residents, we need to have a good community to live in, and I do think that

increased traffic is not going to be pleasant for those who live there, but it could be bearable with traffic calming.” Following the public hearing, council voted to approve the rezoning application in principle, subject to a number of conditions. A development permit must be secured before any subdivision of land, the construction or alteration of a building or structure or the alteration of land. Prior to the adoption of the bylaws for the Malone Road application, the required documents to allow for the dedication to the town of land containing the Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area riparian areas must be prepared, as well as the required documents to allow for the dedication of the Malone Road extension.



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Preparing for Christmas when one is grieving Rev. Daniel Fournier encourages people who are grieving to acknowledge and share their grief and to attend a “Blue Christmas” service

Points to Ponder Rev. Daniel Fournier St. John the Evangelist Church

Signs of the festive season are all around us. D o w n t o w n Ladysmith is enchanting with the thousands of sparkling lights. Shopping malls have enticing displays, and Santa’s “Ho Ho Hos” add to the excitement of the shoppers’ experiences. Ferry t e r m i n a l s a n d a i rports are filled with families welcoming home loved ones who are looking forward to sitting around the warmth of a crackling fire. Christmas is indeed a time for celebrating. We know, however, that not everyone will be feeling part of the joy and anticipation of this time of year. For some, Christmas is a difficult season to go through. S t a t i s t i c a l l y, t h e months of November, December and January see the highest number of deaths in the calendar year. Many people experience high levels of stress and anxiety. The short days and long nights result in an increase in depression and seasonal affective disorder. There are financial challenges that some will face as they experience the disappointment of not being able to provide all that they

would like for their loved ones. Each year, the number of food hampers given out to families in need increases. As a culture, we are turning away from

ment, loss of a beloved pet, loss of hope, loss of an important relationship. Still others will experience loneliness, isolation, worry, anxiety and stress. How will their needs

Quoted in the Chronicle

“Using refelective words, familiar carols, candlelight and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one or to acknowledge a painful time, participants may find hope, healing and peace.” Rev. Daniel Fournier, St. John the Evangelist Church

acknowledging grief be met in the days and and loss. weeks ahead? In the obituary secFirst step: acknowltion, we see fewer fam- edge it! Share it with ilies choosing to hold a friend. a funeral or memorial A possible second service; celebrations step: In some commuof life or no service nities, local ministeat all is becoming rial associations hold a increasingly common. special service reachIncreasingly, we are ing out to all for whom not making a place for Christmas would be a people who are expe- less than joyful time riencing loss and sad- by offering a safe ness. And their voices and comforting ritual and experiences are called “Blue Christmas” silenced in the great or “Longest Night of wave of joyful expec- the Year.” tation that is placed These are safe and upon us at this time c o m f o r t i n g t i m e s of year. where anyone is welFor some this year, come to take “time out” it will be the first to remember, to mourn, Christmas without a to acknowledge the loved one. And there losses and hurts of are many others who the past year that get will be facing loss of in the way of finding health, loss of employ- joy this Christmas.

Using reflective words, familiar carols, candlelight and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one or to acknowledge a painful time, participants may find hope, healing and peace. I am certain that in our wider region, there would be such services held. I know that Chemainus United Church is hosting a “Quiet Christmas” (Blue Christmas) contemplative service Sun, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. If someone you know is having a difficult time, perhaps the best Christmas gift you can give them is to offer to go with them. There is comfort in knowing we are not alone. God bless and have a Holy and blessed Christmas.

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Does the voracious spirit of the holiday get you down? Have you fallen prey to the overkill yet? Are you buried in decorations, frantically treading water stocking your holiday pantry, and breathless from chasing the perfect present? Do yourself a favour and take a deep breath. The proper approach to the Christmas season is not an exhausting marathon of preparation followed by an uncomfortable performance of forced tradition. Christmas is not about putting your foot to the accelerator in a mad dash to briefly touch on some arbitrary illusion of a reality that will never be yours. And it’s not about turning off your self-control on spending only to awake in January to a pounding credit card hangover. No, Christmas is about stepping away from the rat race and taking part in those things that are most important to you. It’s about doing things for others – and with others – not because you have to, but because you want to. It’s not about spectacle, it’s about intimacy. By all means, invest some extra effort in finding that special gift. However, before you do, make sure you aren’t doing it because it will impress but because it will be appreciated. Go ahead and drag the kids to hunt for the perfect Christmas tree or to cousin Gertrude’s house for fruitcake or to that community choral show. However, do it not because it is expected of you but because it will help you to be connected. In all this bustle, take a pause, dial it back and make some quiet time to connect with those people most important to you. Because connection is the best present one can get. — Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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Aging infrastructure is a problem T he Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) had its annual lobby days in Ottawa, and I was pleased to meet with a number of councillors representing Vancouver Island communities. I heard loudly and clearly that aging infrastructure is a huge problem. Half of all municipal roads across the country need immediate repair. I know from my travels across the riding that many of our secondary roads have sections that do need patching up. Our infrastructure was not built for the increased strain that climate change will place on it — more 100-year storms, more flooding and the potential for more cold-weather events here on the Island. FCM has joined with a group of business leaders and other national associations to create the Municipal Infrastructure Forum. They are asking

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the federal government to consider five principles when preparing a new long-term infrastructure plan. They would like to see secure, stable investments; a plan that supports economic growth; flexibility that helps keep communities strong; a balanced approach with smart partnerships; and a plan that builds municipal capacity. For our area, I believe the third principle, flexibility, is an important one. Our needs are not the same as other, larger centres. For example, I have written many times about the need for a transportation service that helped residents travel from community to community at a fair and reasonable price. Many communities would not see that as a pri-

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ority, but when many residents travel to other communities for work, medical care, government services and more, inter-community transit is an important part of a sustainable transportation system. New Democrats believe the federal government has an important role to play in municipal infrastructure projects. A c r o s s t h e c o u n t r y, mounting infrastructure needs result in $10 billion in lost productivity. T h a t ’s w h y w e h a v e called for an accountable, transparent and non-partisan system to fund infrastructure projects that provides stable, predictable funding. Investing in municipal infrastructure now, while the global economy is still shaky, is a good way to stimulate the economy.

Instead, the Conservatives have said that trade is the new stimulus. But depending on selling our natural resources overseas to stimulate our own economy is a risky prospect. As shown in the stimulus funding from 2008 to 2010, investments in shovel-ready local projects spurred economic opportunity by increasing jobs and local procurement. Why ignore this success story? New Democrats are calling on the federal government to listen to the Municipal Infrastructure Forum and make the investment in our local economies by creating a long-term infrastructure plan. For more information on the Forum, go to The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge at home/issues/infrastructure/the-great-canadianinfrastructure-challenge. htm.

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Editor: Congratulations to the Festival of Lights committee and all of the volunteers who made the 25th anniversary such a success — a beautiful sight over the holiday season and a boost to the local economy. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 was overwhelmed by the response to our first Light Up Ukrainian dinner. We were unsure how it would be received but can assure you from the support, we will be back next year. There were some glitches, and we regret that we were unable to supply dinners for all who were patiently waiting. We have made a list of ways to improve and are looking forward to Light Up 2013. Again, thank you Ladysmith for your support. Jeanne Seney Ways and Means co-ordinator, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171

Happy to see the Travellers is for sale Editor: This is to say how glad I am that the Travellers Hotel on main street in Ladysmith is now for sale. It is my sincere hope that the building will have a new owner soon who will make it livable and attractive. The Travellers anyone? Merry Christmas to Ladysmith. Tine Steen-Dekker Edmonton

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George Weiss sent us this photo of the bonfire on Transfer Beach before flaring during the Christmas Lights Cruise on Dec. 8. “It was a great show, as was the sailpast and the mulled warm up!” said Weiss. If you have any photos you’d like to share with us, please send them to

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business insisted that I should go to the north end of Nanaimo to complete a simple transaction, easily completed here on site. They were working AGAINST the 10% Shift. Residents only take the time and cost to drive to another city because they can’t get the service or the product they need here in Ladysmith. A few Ladysmith businesses might shoulder some responsibility for the 10% Shift.

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per cent is a great idea. The responsibility should not be placed entirely on the shoppers. It would be easy and convenient for Ladysmith shoppers to shop locally. We would save time and gas money by not having to drive to Nanaimo or Duncan. Local businesses can do their part by offering good service and a wide choice of products. Some of them already do so, and we support them for it — these places are always busy, for example, the Old Town Bakery, the Wigwam Restaurant, Ladysmith Sound Centre Ltd., 49th Parallel Grocery, Pharmasave and Safeway. Everybody seems happy shopping in these Ladysmith businesses. We also enjoy good service through some of the publiclyfunded services here, the library and the post office, for example. However, there are a few local businesses where poor or no service happens. One strange experience I had recently was when staff at a local

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Clean up after your dogs Editor: This evening, I walked with my family down First Avenue to enjoy all of the Christmas lights. It was very special, as every year, we celebrate my birthday at the Dragon City Chinese Restaurant

in this way. The night was clear and the weather perfectly crisp. We laughed and talked as we strolled down Ladysmith’s most wonderful avenue. It was the best! THEN MY GRANDDAUGHTER STEPPED IN SOME DOG POO!!!! Now I love dogs, but all dog owners need to take responsibility for their pets. If you are taking your dog for a walk in a very public area, then clean up after them. Two feet away from the dastardly clump of feces that my granddaughter stepped in was a stand with Doggie doo-doo bags supplied by the Town of Ladysmith. Come on dog owners! What more do you want?? If you have a dog and recently walked down First Avenue, stop to think if you could have prevented dog poop on the bottom of my granddaughter’s shoe. Merry Christmas. Ann Calder Ladysmith

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École Davis Road Elementary did something a little different for Christmas concert this year. Instead of one big concert, the school held a Christmas Café on Dec. 12, offering a goodie station in the gym, where families were invited to purchase baked treats and beverages while the school choir performed, and having each class go from

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room to room, perform- evening in a classroom ing for their friends and waiting and spend only family members. a few minutes on stage, The Christmas Café but this year, each of also served as a fund- EDR’s 10 divisions preraiser for the school’s pared performances to music program. share with their famiStaff at École Davis lies and friends, and Road (EDR) came up each class performed with the Christmas its piece eight times Café idea for eight to address Quoted in the Chronicle d i f f e r e n t the space audiences, issues one in each “It was so in their Classroom s c h o o l . amazing, and I Café. T h e Parents think a lot of the and school grandparents really p a r e n t s gym is only halfdonated enjoyed the size, and more than the school format because 1,000 piecp o p u l a - they could see es of baktion is ing to the the kids up almost Christmas close.” double its Café, and c a p a c i t y, about 50 Karen Fediuk, so there people volPAC president is no way unteered to to hold a bake and concert to help out with all during the the families in one event. place at EDR, accordAll proceeds from ing the school. the Christmas Café In the past, EDR has are going to support arranged to use the the school’s music promultipurpose room at gram. Ladysmith Secondary Music teacher Jane School for its concerts, S a u n d e r s s a y s t h e but that creates its own plastic recorders the challenges for trans- children are currently portation and rehears- using have been in the als and scheduling. school for decades and The new format also are literally crumbling alleviates the challenge because of their age, of keeping students and they have many entertained while they cracks and broken bits wait their turn to per- on them. The music form. stands the children use Traditionally, stu- are hand-me-downs dents spend most of from local high schools. their Christmas concert The PAC has already

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Kristen Eck and his eight-year-old daugther, Hannah, who is in Grade 3, enjoy tasty treats from the Christmas Café at École Davis Road Elementary. raised $400 for the said. “It was so amazing, music program through and I think a lot of the selling products from parents really enjoyed Hazelwood Herb Farm. the format because The PAC’s goal was they could see the kids to raise $2,100 during up close. It was an intithe Christmas Café for mate setting.” Fediuk expects the the purchase of alto and tenor recorders, school will continue music stands, hand with this format in the drums, dollies for car- coming years because rying music stands, and it was so well received, and, as the only school music CDs. T h e e v e n t r a i s e d in Ladysmith without approximately $2,000 a full-size gym, they for École Davis Road’s cannot accommodate everyone in one room. music program. “It was such a fabuPAC president Karen Fediuk considers the lous night,” she said. Christmas Café a big “We had so much fun, and the parents were success. “It was fabulous,” she so thrilled.”

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their hands full after winning a Chemainus photography competition. Wi n n e r s o f t h e Capture the Moment photography contest, sponsored by the Chemainus Business Improvement Association (CBIA), were awarded individual shares of prize money totalling $1,700. Doug Smith, president of the CBIA, awarded a total of six prizes to the creators of photos belonging to two categories: Architecture and Lifestyle. Submissions to the contest were reviewed by Teresa McKinley, publisher of the LadysmithC h e m a i n u s Chronicle; Warren Goulding, editor of the Chemainus Valley Courier; and Cim Macdonald, a Chemainus artist and photographer. McKinley, Goulding and Macdonald selected finalists in each category then posted the photos online, leaving it up to the public to decide who won. Greg Cooper’s photo Stairway, shot using a Canon T3i, earned him first place in the Architecture category and a prize of 500 Chemainus dollars (CHD).

Second place and through the lens of a $250 CHD went to Art camera. Carlyle for his photo Cooper had yet to C h e m a i n u s F e r r y decide how he would while Darren Burry’s spend his winnings, p h o t o C h e m a i n u s but he said in all likeBridge earned him a lihood, he’ll exchange third-place prize of his Chemainus dol$100 CHD to round lars for real-world out the Architecture currency to tide him category. over while he searchKayla Kerrone of es for work as a freeDuncan took home lance video editor. a first-place prize “I actually went to of $500 CHD in the college for two years Lifestyle category for for multimedia proher photo Driftwood. d u c t i o n , ” C o o p e r Burry earned him- added. self an extra $250 CHD Kerrone said she by placing second started shooting with in the Lifestyle cat- film cameras while egory with his photo in high school. She Sax in Chemainus, bought her first digiand Karen Holmes tal camera after gradreceived $100 CHD uation and has never for her photo Red Hat. looked back. Twenty-three-yearNow 21, Kerrone old Cooper said he said she works as a loves shooting land- server in her homescapes, but “macro town of Duncan while photography” — cap- working as a photogturing detailed images rapher on the side. of an insect’s eyes or She shoots wedwater droplets on the dings and portraits, edge of a leaf from b u t h e r f a v o u r i t e up-close — is defi- subject is “definitely nitely his favourite. landscapes.” Cooper learned of Kerrone plans to the contest from his spend at least some parents, he said, and of her winnings in decided to enter a Chemainus. photo he’d recently “There’s some neat taken while walking s h o p s h e r e , ” s h e around his hometown said. “Willow Street of Chemainus. Café is a good place He considers pho- to eat. My boyfriend t o g r a p h y — a n d lives here, and we’re especially photogra- always going out for phy contests — an food and spending ideal means of shar- money somewhere.” ing with people how Two-time winner he sees the world Burry said shooting digital photos reignited a passion for photography he once had with film. He plans to use his winnings to purchase a new lens for his Nikon D600 camera. Smith said the photography contest was such a huge success this year that he’ll ensure the Chemainus BIA hosts it again next year.


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Cast members rehearse for Ladysmith Little Theatre’s upcoming pantomime, Sing a Song of Sixpence, which runs Dec. 20-31.

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Blackbirds fly out of a pie. Men dress like women. Actors dance to Psy’s Gangnam Style. It can only mean one thing — it’s pantomime time once again at the Ladysmith Little Theatre. This Christmas, the theatre is presenting Sing a Song of Sixpence by Norman Robbins from Dec. 20-31. Based on the beloved nursery rhyme of the same name, this play takes the audience on a fun-filled frolic through royal palaces, haunted bedrooms, enchanted kingdoms and a witch’s lair. The king’s magic crown has been stolen, and it will take boldness and

cunning to outsmart the blackbirds. Fortunately, Prince Valentine is there to save the day, along with Dame Durdon, Simple Simon and the good Fairy Gossamer. A pantomime is a music-comedy theater production that often incorporates song, dance, slapstick comedy, cross dressing and audience participation, and director Mort Paul says this production is a lot closer to the nursery rhyme upon which it’s based than most pantomimes are in many ways. The panto is based in the kingdom of Cornucopia. “It’s abundant with everything,” explained Paul. “Everybody’s welloff, and everybody’s happy because of the king’s magic crown. But once See Sing Page 14

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Sing a Song of Sixpence features 14 musical numbers Panto from Page 13 the queen steals it, their clothes turn to tatters.” Pantomimes often include dames — male actors dressed in drag who can often be overthe-top with their big

hair and makeup — “They sing and dance, along to, and there and Sing a Song of and they have a really is even a piece choSixpence features two. good time,” said Paul. reographed to Psy’s S i n g a S o n g o f “They’re fun to watch.” Gangnam Style. Sixpence also features Paul says the produc- “We hope it will be fun a chorus of local girls tion includes a lot of for everyone,” he said. between the ages of musical numbers that “There’s a lot of silliness, seven and 12. the audience can sing as always, including a

scene in the haunted bedroom.” Paul says directing a panto is always interesting because there are so many people of all ages and backgrounds.

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“Because we are all Paul says the three ages — we’re going women working on from seven to, I think, costumes for S i n g 77 — everyone’s got a Song of Sixpence their own little lives we are kept very busy, as have to work around,” everyone’s clothes have he said. “It’s a bundle to turn to tatters, and of all kinds of energy.” then they need new clothes. As well, specialized props have to be created. “It’s all coming together,” he said last week. “We have lots of musical numbers, and as a result, it’s a lot more rehearsal to put that together. I think we have something like 14 musical numbers. It should be a lot of fun.” Inga Cathers plays the maid whose nose is pecked off by the blackbirds, and she is excited to be part of her third panto with Ladysmith Little Theatre. “The panto is always fun,” she said. “I always look forward to watching the kids’ faces as they see the nursery rhyme come to life. I also like to watch their parents, who get the little jokes the kids don’t — or shouldn’t — understand. “I remember this rhyme from the time I was six years old, so to see the funny story behind it is fun.” Sing a Song of Sixpence runs from Dec. 20-31. Call the box office at 250-9240658 or visit for information and tickets.

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At left, Diego Guevera-Mix plays the king during St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School’s Christmas concert Dec. 12. Above, preschool students perform. Pictured, from left, are: teacher Maria Crossley, Isaac Muller, Perla Francis Martinez, Nicholas Nagy, Chloe Power, Cayden Power, Ethan Bhattacharya, Raelyn Diebold, Koen deWitt (with his eyes covered) in the front and Emma Greenwood in the back.

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Students at Ladysmith Primary School presented their Christmas concert Dec. 12. In top photo, Shannon Van Horne sings, while above, Payal Blake and Garrett McIntosh perform.

Clockwise from top left, Abby Gait, Paige Casey and Odessa Kasprowicz (right) and Sophie Paisley perform during Ladysmith Secondary School’s Christmas band concert Thu, Dec. 13. LSS raised $6,100 during the concert for the LSS tour band’s trip to Cuba.

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Ladysmith Secondary School’s senior girls’ basketball team won third place at the Sr. Girls Welcome Back Tournament at Duncan Christian School. Team member are: front from left, Sarah Barill and April Van Pelt; and, back from left, assistant coach Chiara Ciapponi, Megan Tumak, Chelsea Loy, Jocelyn Gamble, Katherine Cunningham, Jennika Erickson, Yvonne Houssin, Kaylie McKinley, Carly Jahelka and head coach Dan Vincent. Missing from photo are Jenaya Carmichael and Reanna Francoeur. Madison Doyle of the Grade 8 girls’ basketball team shoots for two during the first game of the season Dec. 12. TERESA MCKINLEY/CHRONICLE

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Tanner Gresmak of the senior boys’ basketball team lobs a three-pointer during the Ladysmith Secondary School 49ers’ first game of the season Dec. 11.

Cam Rasmussen of the junior boys’ basketball team drives to the net during the 49ers’ first league NICK BEKOLAY/CHRONICLE game Dec 12.

Basketball underway at LSS Ladysmith’s senior girls win third place at Sr. Girls Basketball Welcome Back Tournament Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE

The 2012-13 high school basketball season got underway last week, offering three of Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s five teams a chance to test their metal against the competition. The senior boys 49ers squared off against the Woodlands Secondary School Eagles Tue, Dec. 11, at LSS. Trailing the Eagles by 11 points at halftime, the 49ers rallied to turn things around and earn themselves a 53-48 lead by the end of the third quarter. The senior boys built on that momentum over the final quarter of play to end their season opener with a 71-59 win over the Eagles. Kalvin Beuerlein, head coach of the senior boys’ team, said his players“were a little bit flat at the start, and needed a little emotion and excitement to get going.” Once his team got

excited, Beuerlein because there are a said, their defence couple of girls who improved, reducing have never played the number of points before. Dover Bay’s scored by Woodlands. a very good team. It “Once the emotions looks like they’ve started building up been practising a lot and the guys got excit- and their girls know ed,” Beuerlein said, their plays. Our girls “we started playing didn’t do the plays even better defence that we had.” and things started Joyce said they’ll to roll on offence as focus on rebounds well.” and “hustle” in the runThe senior boys play up to their next game their next home game versus the Wellington Tue, Jan. 8, versus S e c o n d a r y S c h o o l the Cedar Secondary Wildcats in Nanaimo School Spartans. Wed, Dec. 19. LSS’s three remainThe junior boys i n g t e a m s p l a y e d played the Spartans at games Wed, Dec. 12. LSS Wednesday night. The Grade 8 girls The 49ers fell behind team faced off at LSS early on and trailed against the Dover Bay the Spartans 34-11 at Dolphins Wednesday halftime. afternoon. The relaIn an attempt to nartively inexperienced row the gap, the 49ers 4 9 e r s f o u n d t h e m - let loose a barrage of selves falling behind three-point attempts Dover Bay early on, during the third and trailing the Dolphins fourth quarters but 2 8 - 6 b y h a l f t i m e . with very limited sucDover Bay dominated cess, scoring only four for the remainder of points in the last quarthe game, leading to a ter. They ended their 50-12 loss for the 49ers. first home game with Coach Melinda Joyce a 67-23 loss. said her team perCoach Ben Chadwick formed “pretty good said his team played for our first game, hard, but they were

definitely rusty. “Overall, they gave it a good effort,” Chadwick said, adding that a few of his players had never played basketball before. “They’re working hard at practice and they’re definitely improving,” Chadwick added, “so by the end of the year, we should look a little better.” The junior boys’ team plays its next game against Kwalicum Secondary School Wed, Dec. 19 at LSS. Ladysmith’s Grade 8 boys’ team was scheduled to play the Spartans at Cedar Secondary School We d n e s d a y a f t e rnoon, but coach Ed Mulrooney said their game was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The Grade 8 boys will play their first game Wednesday at Dover Bay. The senior girls’ team took part in the Sr. Girls Basketball Welcome Back Tournament at Duncan Christian School over the weekend and won third place.

After losing their first two games to Duncan Christian School and Cowichan Secondary School, the 49ers defeated Chemainus Secondary School 51-26 in the third-place game on Saturday. Ladysmith’s Kaylie McKinley, who had 21 points and 19 rebounds in the thirdplace win, was a tournament all-star. Other top scorers for LSS were Jennika Erickson with nine points and 26 rebounds, Megan Tumak with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and April Van Pelt with 10 points and four rebounds. Head coach Dan Vincent says he noticed a “huge improvement” in his players and he was impressed with the increase in their commitment level and in the intensity of their play. “I’m totally proud of the game they played [Saturday],” he said. The senior girls’ next home game is Tue, Dec. 18 when the Kwalikum Kondors come to town.


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December 1912 City Council spent considerable time discussing a corporate donation to the Ladysmith Christmas Tree fund, which was established to buy gifts for the children of unemployed residents. Mayor Dier could not get support for his suggestion of a $100 donation. Even more surprising was their reaction to his suggestion that council members could donate their December stipend to the fund. “I’ve already given,” said Alderman Siler. “I was planning on using that money for a turkey,” said Ald. Campbell. “It’s a good idea, but is it legal?” commented Ald. Matheson. “I don’t agree with this method of using our remuneration,” was Ald. Malone’s contribution. A motion to approve $25 was finally passed by the council. The Chronicle editor, Sam Carley, had his own grumpy holiday message: “The man who sends out of town for his Christmas gifts, be it boots, clothes, printing or goods of any other kind is an enemy to the city.” T. Rickard shot a panther [cougar] north of Stocking Lake a week before Christmas. The male cat was brought down with one shot, weighed in at just over 140 pounds and was nine feet long. [NOTE: The government at that time paid a bounty of $40 per cat, but the hide could be sold for $10 to taxi-

dermists, and local Chinese “It has been a long time often bought the tail, paws coming,” said the welland the gall bladder for $10- known champion of collec15.] tive bargaining. “Up to now, There was a necktie dance many employees have been in Gould’s Hall on Tue, Dec. refused the right to organize 10. on Vancouver Island.” Gents had to pay $1. Ladies “In 1912”, he said, recalling were given free admission the famous coal strike, “men but were asked to bring were put in jail simply for refreshments. trying to exercise that right.” [NOTE: Can anyone tell The bill received support the writer what exactly was from all parties and passed a “necktie dance?”] easily. December 1937 Ladysmith residents The British Columbia experienced their whitest T e l e p h o n e C o m p a n y Christmas in recent memory. announced new rates The snow continued all for calls made between Christmas Day, and by eveLadysmith and Nanaimo. ning, more than 30 inches of A cost of a three-minute fresh snow had fallen.

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call after 7 p.m. on weekLadysmith work crews, days or any time Sundays however, did an excellent was 10¢ Station to Station job of clearing streets, allowor 15¢ Person to Person. ing people in town to get (Government tax extra) around easily. [The excep[NOTE: Before World War tion being the Symonds II, in most of Canada, peo- Street hill, which was left ple shared a party line with unplowed for the enjoyment from two to 10 to 20 people. of children of all ages.] You could talk only five minThe highway to Nanaimo utes or so before someone was in good condition, else wanted to make a call. but not so the journey to And anyone on the party line the south, where the road could pick up their receiver remained closed all day. and listen in to your converThe Provincial Works sation.] Department was severely Sam Guthrie, the CCF criticized by the Chronicle m e m b e r f o r C o w i c h a n - editor for their “antiquated” Newcastle, was pleased to snow removal equipment, support a new labour bill in as the same problem had second reading. occurred in January the win-


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The Ladysmith Seniors Society would like to THANK the following individuals and businesses for their most welcome donations of prizes to the LSS Annual Christmas raffle. We really appreciate the kind generosity of: Telford’s/Lonsdale Funeral Group, Coast Realty Group, McGinn Family, Remax Ocean Pointe Realty, Costco, Ladysmith Pharmasave, Sears Optical, Walmart, Kentucky Fried Chicken Ladysmith, Superstore, Robson O’Connor Law Office, Mid Island Co-op. Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tue, Dec 18, 2012

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ABBOTT, Brian Michael Brian passed away peacefully on December 10, 2012. Born on November 27, 1934. Brian was predeceased by parents James and Isabella Abbott, siblings Betty Edwards and Robert Abbott, and daughter Heather Brawner. Survived by Lorraine, loving wife of 52 years; daughter Valerie (Tom) Irwin; son-in-law Brad Brawner; grandchildren Luke and Eleanor Brawner and Amy Irwin; and nieces and nephews. Service was held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shepherd Ave., Nanaimo B.C. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to B.C. Children’s Hospital. Heartfelt thanks to the NRGH nephrology team and the staff in Palliative Care. Condolences may be offered at Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

HEWITT, Stanley George Born December 18,1922 in Wednesbury Staffordshire, England. Stan passed away November 26, 2012 in Ladysmith, at the Lodge on 4th. Stan joined the Royal Air Force in 1941, he rose through the ranks quickly. As Flight Lieutenant he met Doreen, at 31Elementary ight training school in Dewinton, Alberta. They married in Calgary in April 1943. Stan was a decorated OfďŹ cer, earning the Airforce cross twice in his 21 year career in the RAF. He was Squadron Leader when he retired in 1962. Stan was a pilot for an oil company after retiring from the RAF. He and Doreen lived in Calgary, Alberta for the next ten years, before moving to Ladysmith in 1972. They owned and operated the Holiday House Motel, for about 2 years. After selling the Motel, Stan worked at B.C. Liquor Stores in Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Finally retiring completely in 1986. He was predeceased by his grandson James in 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Doreen; his sister Pip (Patricia) Ravenscroft (Ben), England; His Children Garry (Sharon),Greg (Mary-anne), Judith Latouche (Marcell) Richard (Varnita), Steve(Joanne); his grandchildren Phillip, Christina, Sarah, Lori, Wendy, Ian, Shelly, Tera, Ashley, Holly, and 15 great-grandchildren, plus 1 more to arrive in January. Upon his request there will be no service. The family would like to thank Dr. Emanuel Fritch, and all the staff at the Lodge on 4th for taking good care of Stan. Special thanks to Father Daniel for his spiritual support.

Earl Miles Guilbride November 1947 ~ November 29, 2012 Earl passed away peacefully and will be deeply missed by his wife Jeanne and sons Rob (Kathy) and Brian. He also leaves sister Anna Lee, brother Kurt (Annie) and niece Rhonda and his beloved dog MufďŹ n. Earl started his career at Chemainus Towing and continued his life long love for the water as he became Captain of several boats and barges. A young engineer who worked with Earl described him as “a character larger than life and as timeless & iconic as his barge, tug boat ‘The Bash’ itselfâ€?. Thanks to everyone who arrived with owers and hugs. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. “Earl will be sadly missedâ€?.

KNIGHT, Norah Olive (Heslop) Mom passed away at 96 years with lots of love surrounding her family and the wonderful kind staff on the 3rd oor at the lodge on 4th. We will never forget their kindness and the care and love they gave our Mom. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 73 years, Clarence; her children Shirley, Fred, Judy and Ken; her grandchildren Jim (Rae-Ann), Dale (Cyndi), Scott, Cory (Anji), Ryan, Bonnie and Chris; and her greatgrandchildren Alexandra and Tanner. Mom was a proud long time member of the Eagles Auxiliary #2101- for 63 years; 30 years their Secretary and President, Past President and Grandmother. She worked at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop and Gift Shop and was a member for 35 years. She was a Brown Owl for 17 years and was a member of the retired Guiders Trefold Guild. She loved to sing and belonged to the Anglican Church Choir and the Chemainus Seniors Choir. Mom loved her family and said; “Family was the most important thing in her life.â€? We will all miss her so very much – she was our rock. Thank you to Dr. Hatchwell and Dr. Kennedy for their care - past and present. In lieu of owers, please donate in her name to the S.P.C.A. or the Heart & Lung Association. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated in January, to be announced at a later date. Condolences may be offered at Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

Jones, Lucretia May March 19, 1927 ~ December 2, 2012 It is with profound sadness that the family of Lucretia May Jones, of Ladysmith, BC announces her passing on December 2, 2012. Born in Vancouver, BC on March 19, 1927 she was the only child of Lucretia and Albert Bogren. She moved to Ladysmith when she was 9 and became a proud long term resident. In 1949 Lou married Ronald Jones and together they raised four children. She was a homemaker and an active member of her church and community. Lou was a long time member of Native Daughters and was Chief Factor of B.C. She was also a longtime member of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron of B.C. Recently Lou helped with the OES cancer dressings, delivered meals on wheels, and helped out at the food bank. Throughout her life, she remained active and engaged. Mom skied into her 70’s, golfed into her 80’s, and never missed a summer swimming at Transfer Beach. She also kept her mind active playing cribbage and doing daily crosswords and jumbles. Lou’s family was her joy and she treasured her time with us. She was a devoted Grandma and spent many hours at the soccer ďŹ eld, the rugby pitch, the basketball bleachers and the junior golf galleries. Lou was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 1993. She is survived by her children: Susan (Michael), Philip (Shelley), Pamela (Dan), David and her grandchildren Charlotte, Kyle, Nick (Youssef), Paul, Colton, Dallas, and Mariah. She also leaves behind her special friend Roy Halling. The family wishes to thank the Emergency Response Team, Dr. Walmsley, the Emergency Staff and the Palliative Care Staff at NRGH for the excellent and compassionate care we all received. There was a service for Lou at Saint John’s Anglican Church in Ladysmith Saturday December 8th. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family of Lou Jones would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the kindness and support we have received in the loss of our Mother and Grandmother. Our sincere appreciation and thanks for the cards, owers, and donations made in her memory. Special thanks to Rev. Daniel Fournier for his prayers, compassion, and the beautiful service.

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Geertruida Meijer Drees Truus passed away at home in Ladysmith on November 30, 2012 after a relatively short illness, with her family and sisters at her side. She was born G.H.W. van Royen in Amsterdam on July 26, 1938, studied medicine and biology, and married Nico Meijer Drees on January 13, 1962 in Delft. They came to Canada in 1964 as a young family, and lived in Edmonton and Calgary. Truus became a registered occupational therapist at the university of Alberta in 1967. Truus and Nico retired to Kaslo, BC where they lived for about 10 years before moving to Ladysmith in 2006. Truus worked for the elderly and physically challenged people, adapting homes and furniture. She helped many people in Calgary during her career and was active in Kaslo and Ladysmith during her retirement. She worked with elderly persons, was a beginning writer and an editor for On Guard. She was also involved in several community projects. She loved to do carpentry and sewing. Surviving her are a husband, two daughters and two grandsons, in Ladysmith and New Westminster, and two sisters in the Netherlands and Denmark. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 8, at the Bethel Tabernacle in Ladysmith. Please send correspondence to N.C. Meijer Drees at 4951 Coventry Lane, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1J7.

JOHNSTON, W. Alan Alan was born in Ladysmith October 11, 1928 and passed away peacefully December 10, 2012. He was predeceased by his son Randy and is survived by Anne, his wife of 58 years; his daughters Raelene (Mike) and Rhea (Dennis); son Rick (Lisa); 6 grandchildren; his sister May Scott and his brother Ray and their families. Alan spent 36 years working for MacMillanBloedel, retiring as sales manager at Chemainus sawmill division in 1983. He coached little league baseball, juvenile soccer, and was a cub master and a life member of the Kinsmen association. Alan was an accomplished bowler and badminton player well into his senior years. He also enjoyed watching sports, particularly baseball - he was known as the keeper of all baseball stats and regularly supplemented his income by winning fantasy baseball pools. He enjoyed listening to music and was an avid reader. He loved going for walks and playing games with his family. A Special thanks to the staff at Rexall Drug Store, Hillside Medical Centre, and the paramedics. A private family celebration of his life will be held.

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MULHOLLAND, Kenneth Ken was born in Vancouver, grew up in Victoria and graduated from Oak Bay High School. He was in the Air Force and Army during the 2nd World War and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He met his wife Margaret in Courtenay where they were married on June 14, 1948. After he was married, he received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. He worked in forestry with Crown Zellerbach and then started Hull Island Enterprises with his sons, Terry and Mike, booming Logs for Harbor Sort. He was a member of the Ladysmith Rotary and was involved in helping with the building of the Ladysmith Golf Course. He was a member of Mt. Brenton Power and Sail Squadron and Ladysmith Yacht Club, and is Past Commander of the P5. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and 4th degree member for 54 years and was a past Grand Knight. Predeceased by his son, Brian in 1971. He will be missed by his wife of 64 years, Margaret; sons Mike (Dorothy), Terry (Dianne) and daughter Kathy (Carolyn); sister Moyra from Gabriola Island; daughter-in-law Susan, sister-in-law Pat Barker and husband Fred (Qualicum Beach); grandsons Steven and Matthew, and granddaughter Leigh; great-grandchildren Colten and Hannah; and other extended family members and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were offered at 7:00 p.m. Friday December 14, 2012 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1135 - 4th Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, followed by a reception in the church hall. Celebrant Father Robert Mmegwa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to Haven’s Society in Nanaimo, P.O. Box 37086, 38-3200 Island Highway, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6N4 or St. Clare’s Monastery, 2359 Calais Rd., Duncan, B.C. Condolences may be offered at Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Patricia Eve Edge, deceased, formerly of 476 Thetis Drive, Ladysmith, British Columbia, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Henley & Walden LLP, #201-2377 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 4M9, on or before January 9, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Chad Bowman, Executor By his Solicitors Henley & Walden LLP Notice to Creditors and Others Re: The estate of Arthur Henry McWhinnie, deceased, formerly of Ladysmith, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Arthur Henry McWhinnie are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator c/o Landmark Law Group 780 – 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before January 23, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.

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Perinatal Outreach Worker Born Healthy Program Ladysmith Resources Centre Association Ladysmith, B.C. Born Healthy, a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program in Ladysmith, is currently accepting applications for a parttime Outreach Worker. Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs provide education and support to women throughout pregnancy and during their infant’s first year. Duties: sSUPPORTSPARTICIPANTSINAHEALTHYLIFESTYLE sASSISTSWITHWEEKLYGROUPSESSIONS INCLUDINGSET UP preparing lunch and clean-up and interacting with participants and their babies sCLERICALANDRECORDKEEPING sTRANSPORTSPARTICIPANTSASREQUIRED Qualifications: sGOODINTERPERSONALSKILLS sABILITYTOWORKINDEPENDENTLYANDINATEAM sORGANIZATIONALSKILLS sKNOWLEDGEOFPREGNANCY NUTRITION BREASTFEEDINGAND infant development s&OOD3AFE#ERTIlCATEREQUIRED s&IRST!IDRECOMMENDED sVEHICLEANDVALID"#DRIVERSLICENSE sTRAININGINCOUNSELINGANASSET Weekly Hours: 9 hours Hours: Tuesdays: 10-1:30 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 -3 pm On-the-job training provided. &ORMOREINFORMATIONCONTACT"ORN(EALTHYAT   or 3UBMITRESUMETO Ladysmith Resources Centre Assn, 630 Second Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. Attention: Karen Fediuk Fax: 250-245-3798 Deadline: December 18, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tue, Dec 18, 2012

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, December 18, 2012 21 A21 PERSONAL SERVICES




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LADYSMITHBEAUTIFUL Heritage character 2+ bdrm home. 11 foot ceilings, quiet St, harbour view, 5 appls. NS/NP. Refs. Avail Jan. 1. $1300+ 2 utils. (250)245-0104. Ladysmith: bottom 1/2 of house. 2 bdrm, above grnd suite, only 4 yrs old. Private entry, deck, laundry, utils incl. You pay tel/cable/internet. $1000/mo. Avail Jan 1/15. 250-245-7049 to view. Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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