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Province makes good on its well-water promise

By Mary Beth Corcoran

A year after making a campaign-trail promise to contaminated water well owners in north Chatham-Kent, the Ontario PC government announced a health hazard investigation into the black water

and its potential health impact. Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP and Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton made the announcement from Countryview Golf Course Friday afternoon to a few invited families whose wells were filled with black sediment

after wind turbine construction began in Dover and Chatham townships. The black particles have been identified as Kettle Point Black Shale and are known to contain toxic heavy metals. “This is a comprehensive investigation into the water well situation here in

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Cherry pit spitters attempt World Record By Mary Beth Corcoran

Despite the heat and predicted storms, the Blenheim CherryFest had line ups for the rides and sold-out food vendors. Organizer JP Huggins said although the number of people visiting CherryFest wasn’t record setting, it was still a big success for those who did attend, and for the vendors. “It was a very hot three days, with the threat of thunderstorms that might have kept some people away, but we only had light rain one afternoon. A lot of food vendors sold out and teenagers were still lined up for the rides at 10 p.m. on Friday, so it was a success,” Huggins said on Monday after a busy weekend. One of the highlights of the festival was the attempt at a World Record for the number of people simultaneously spitting cherMary Beth Corcoran/The Chatham Voice Julyabut 23, 172 2019 Goldcoast Fashions - 3x90 ry pits. Huggins said About 172 people gathered to create a World Record for simultaneous cherry pit spitting at Blenheim’s CherryFest on Saturday morning. Members of signed up toCindy spit a cherry pit Chatham-Kent council joined JP Huggins Debbie at the front of the line while photos and video were taken as proof of the attempt. Saturday morning, which fell This proof is for typographical errors and omissions. Please double check all dates, names, email and web addresses for accuracy. Once you sign off on this artwork, any folks,” Huggins said. “We hadlimit. know if we made it.” total of cherry pit spitters. Record for pit spitting shy of thethe250 organizers errors become responsibility of the client.were Please check carefully and initialcherry the client approval box prior to returning this proof to your sales rep. We have a 3 proof Huggins added that they plan Mayor Darrin Canniff, along and we were told to shoot for about 172 people our first time hoping for. “There is currently no World 250 people by the World Record and we sent photos and a vid- to incorporate World Record at- with councillors Mary Clare eo of the try. The World tempts in the coming years, with Latimer, Anthony Ceccacci and Record people will go a cherry theme, and hopefully Trevor Thompson took part in over the video and let us next year, can surpass this year’s the attempt.


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A year after pledge made, province delivers this, and the other peo“I remember, a few ple? Years,” Jim noted. years ago, delivering to He said he was speakthe then Minister of the ing with a man who lives Environment, a bottle of close to him who has three dirty water, and they ig- filters on his well that he nored it,” changes McNaugh- “This is great. I hope every othton added. it does some good, but er day beJim and cause they A n g e l a of course I don’t have are black Leveille of any faith in anybody and he can’t C h a t h a m because how long keep doing t o w n s h i p , have we been going that, so he’s w h o s e through this, and the buying a b r a n d water tank new well other people? Years.” just to have b e c a m e - Well owner Jim Leveille water to clogged bathe and with sediment when the cook with. North Kent Wind tur“This was just last week. bine project went online, They (wells) are dropsaid they have spent ping every day. There thousands of dollars on are people who don’t testing their well water, tell anyone their water water tanks and buying is bad for whatever reawater, and son. They have run “I’ll tell you what I may think out of pa- want: I want accountits 189 wells tience and but it’s way faith in all ability, I want an admore than levels of mission, I want it to that,” Jim g o v e r n - not happen to other said. ment. W h e n communities like up in “This is North Stormont. I don’t asked what great. I they hoped hope it want anyone else to w o u l d does some go through this. I want come of the good, but people to believe what i n v e s t i g a of course I we’re saying.” tion, Angedon’t have - Well owner Angela Leveille la was very any faith specific in in anybody her wishes. because how long have “I’ll tell you what I we been going through want: I want accountabilContinued from page 1

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Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP and Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton on Friday brought long-awaited news of a health hazard investigation into Chatham-Kent water wells contaminated with black sediment, acting on a promise made a year ago by Premier Doug Ford. McNaughton was joined by Chatham-Kent Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls, right, and Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey.

ity, I want an admission, I want it to not happen to other communities like up in North Stormont. I don’t want anyone else to go through this. I want people to believe what we’re saying,” Angela said. Jim added he wondered what good the Ministry of the Environment was if it doesn’t do anything when the environment is “wrecked.” The Leveilles have been waiting months for the report on their well done by an agent of the wind company to be released from June of 2018. Angela said she had to file a Freedom

of Information request to get a copy of the report from the ministry. The five-member panel doing the investigation is tasked with determining if the well water and the sediment it contains are safe for human consumption. Members include local geologist Dr. Keith Benn, environmental health scientist Dr. Glenn Ferguson, epidemiologist Dr. Shelley A. Harris who specializes in exposure measurement, toxicologist Dr. Ron Brecher and toxicologist Mark Chappel.

Denise Shephard, representing Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns, said she was thankful the government was acting on its principle of safe drinking water for all Ontarians and thanked McNaughton for following through on his promise. “This study is expected to ensure that chemical analysis of the composition of the black shale particles in the well water is done and reported in a public manner. We will be closely following the studies to ensure its legitimacy and stan-

dards,” Shephard said in her remarks. “The people of the former Dover and Chatham townships have experienced groundwater quality and water interference problems quite long enough. These families have sadly experienced health effects and a decrease in their quality of life and deserve the support of municipal, provincial and federal governments.” There was no timeline given for the how long the panel will take to release a final report.

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Health-care model could soon change By Bruce Corcoran

Chatham-Kent is one step closer to having an Ontario Health Team. According to officials with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, the province named our area as one of 31 that have been approved for the full application process. Local health organizations came together this spring to work to apply to have a C-K Ontario Health Team (OHT). The OHTs will in some ways replace the Local Health Integrated Networks (LHIN) put in place by the previous government. Lori Marshall, president and CEO of the CKHA, said an OHT, however, is much different than a LHIN. “A major difference is an OHT is made up of organizations that currently deliver care and service. While the LHIN does deliver home and community care, its overarching role is about planning for the system,” she said. “Health teams are truly made up of front-line providers.” Marshall said a key reason the Ford government is setting up the OHT system is the concept of following medicine. “OHTs will potentially break down some of the barriers to collaboration that

have existed in the past,” she said. “This is about seeing if there are different things that can be done to allow patient flow and transitions to improve.” When fully functional, the OHT model will include; primary care, hospital care, rehabilitative care, home and community care, long-term care and mental health and addictions. Marshall said the province indicated the C-K OTH application was able to demonstrate a strong commitment to varied components in the service model. “They felt we had a high degree of readiness. It’s been a collaborative process involving multiple organizations and community partners,” she said. “The strength of our proposal relied on the strength of the collaboration and trusting relationships that have been fostered across Chatham-Kent.” Marshall said the initial application involved assessing what services were offered by which organizations. Now, the work is to understand what is involved in the full application process to the province. “This is going to challenge us to think about how we take the great foundation we have and build on it and say what we are actually going to do,” she said. “We will

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Finally It took a year, but the Ontario government has kept its promise to get some answers for contaminated well owners in Chatham-Kent on the safety of their water. It has been a long, emotional struggle for people who are hauling water in to cook and bathe with after their perfectly good wells began clogging with black sediment after the wind farm companies began construction in Dover and Chatham township. Fear of what the black shale, which is known to contain toxic heavy metals, is doing to the long-term health of them and their children has been incredibly stressful for families. Add to that having to haul water during cold winter months because the expensive water tank you bought is frozen. All they want is answers and they are tired of being shoved from one level of government to the other to get them. Now that an expert panel of toxicologists has been convened, their analysis of the water and black shale particles – and its short and long-term health effects – should answer the biggest question. While a local geologist is on the panel, there is a glaring absence of experts who have already started the process of confirming the presence of black shale, and more importantly, the amount of black shale in the water samples. Dr. Joel Gagnon and the GLIER Institute at the University of Windsor is already working on the black shale issue, but was not included in the announcement. With his specific expertise and his graduate students looking at study grants, we hope the panel will reach out to him for the data he has already collected. The answers people are looking for also need to address the why in addition to the what. Why did perfectly good wells get clogged with black sediment after turbine construction began and why are they still going down? Is the source water aquifer permanently damaged? Why has the Ministry of the Environment blatantly ignored the problem? If the damage is permanent, who is going to pay to have water lines installed so these people can begin to live normal lives again? People in Chatham-Kent shouldn’t have to live in Third World conditions when it comes to water. All levels of government should be concerned when it comes to drinking water, and our medical officer of health shouldn’t blow off the concerns of more than 189 well owners.

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Don’t forget concerts in the park Sir: It is interesting that there is so much to do in C-K. As Town Crier, I am aware and make known that there is so much in our back yard. We have a cadre of tremendous volunteers with smiling faces. I would like more citizens and guests to know that there is another jewel that is part of the crown of C-K. Each

Wednesday in the summer at 7:30 p.m., there is a free concert in Tecumseh Park by the Chatham Concert Band. This has been happening for over 90 years. The band is under the direction of maestro Vaughn Pugh for over 30 years. No, he wasn’t the

original bandmaster but followed in the footsteps of Sid Chamberlain and Dad Worth of the Chatham Kiltie Band. The music is always different each week with special focus on various musical renditions of time and place. They play music, not just notes. They vol-

unteer their time and talents for the betterment of the municipality. You should go and hear them several times in this summer. It will be time well spent on a Wednesday evening in Chatham-Kent. Make it a good day and a better place. George Sims Town Crier

Support greatly appreciated by church Sir: We at Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church wanted to extend our gratitude to staff and the readership of The Chatham Voice for the support we received for our roof fundraiser. We are happy to report that the dinner was a

great success and exceeded our expectations, so we can complete the work that needs to be done. If you recall, June 1 was quite a weather day and we appreciate everyone coming out despite the

rain. We were actually able to sell out! This is truly the spirit of support in this community and we wanted to particularly acknowledge TekSavvy, its employees and the numerous individuals who also donated

money. Again, we are truly grateful and greatly blessed. Thank you. Rev. Tracey Thomas, Pastor for Members and Friends of Campbell AME Church

Thank goodness for the people of C-K Sir: Re: The letter to the editor from John Cryderman, “Time to put taxpayers first,” in the July 4 Chatham Voice. Ain’t going to happen. Along the way, accountability and integrity have been lost.

The “ Haves” are making sure it stays that way. I have lived in the city of Chatham since 1935. I came to work and raise a family. I’ve been a taxpayer since 1940 when we

bought our first home. Times and things change but I believe accountability and integrity should be the way to go. The people living in the Chatham-Kent are caring,

as we have seen from recent events. They always come through when the call comes in. They make this a great place to be and live Agnes Male Chatham

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Wonderful 4 BR, 2 bath home overlooking Rondeau Bay. Detached 1.5 car garage. Beautiful half acre lot in a special location. $398,000.

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A novel way to beat the heat in C-K Bruce Corcoran/The Chatham Voice

The folks at Chatham Chrysler came up with a fun way to beat the heat Friday afternoon by placing a tarp in the back of a pickup truck and filling it with water. From left, Jonathan Glass, general manager Mike Hogue and Jeremy Kowalchuk cool off on the blistering day, drawing laughs from anyone stopping by.

This month’s fun for seniors! Maple City Retirement Residence, 97 McFarlane Ave., Chatham. Everyone Welcome Thursday, August 1: Living Hope Reformed Church Service 6:45pm Tuesday, August 6: Boutique Grand 10:00am-2:00pm Wednesday, August 7: Church service 10:30am Friday, August 9: Church with Dan 1:00pm Tuesday, August 13: Hearing Clinic 1:00pm Music by Ralph Garlic 1:30pm Wednesday, August 14: Church service 10:30am Avon Calling! 1:00pm-3:00pm Thursday, August 15: Fifth Avenue Jewelery 11:00am-2:00pm Wednesday, August 21: Church service 10:30am Tuesday, August 27: Open House 1:30pm Live Music by Randy Grey Wednesday, August 28: Church service 10:30am Friday, August 30: Anglican Church Service 10:30am Monthly Birthday Party 1:30pm Music entertainment by Don & Bonnie Hudson Manor Retirement Living, 36 Lawson St., Tilbury. Tuesday, August 6: Knitting Club 3:00pm Essential Oil Classes 6:30pm Wednesday, August 7: Alzheimer’s Family Support Group 2:00pm Thursday, August 8: Hearing Clinic 10:00am Friday, August 9: Music by Don & Bonnie 6:30pm Tuesday, August 13: Knitting Club 3:00pm Wednesday, August 14: Diabetes Outreach 8:00am-4:00pm

Friday, August 16: Music by the Hokee Fun Time Band 2:00pm Monday, August 19: Essential Oil Classes 6:30pm Tuesday, August 20: Knitting Club 3:00pm Music Entertainment by Steve & Friends 6:30pm Friday, August 23: Accordion music by Tim 2:00pm Tuesday, August 27: Knitting Club 3:00pm Wednesday, August 28: Monthly Birthday Party 2:00pm Music entertainment by Ted Bachmeier Eden Villa Retirement & Assisted Living, 190 Stanley Ave., Chatham. Thursday, August 1: Art Therapy 10:30am VON Exercises 2:00pm Friday, August 2: Current Events 10:30am Bingo 2:00pm Saturday, August 3: Movie 2:00pm Sunday, August 4: Trinity Church Service 3:30pm Tuesday, August 6: Trivia 10:30am VON Exercises 1:15pm Horse Races 2:30pm Wednesday, August 7: Mass 10:30am Patio Lunch 11:30am Music with Misty Melodies 2:00pm Thursday, August 8: Nail Spa 10:30am VON Exercises 2:00pm Friday, August 9: Water Colour Painting 10:30am Bingo 2:00pm Saturday, August 10: Movie 2:00pm Sunday, August 11: Ebenezer Church Service 3:30pm Monday, August 12: Hymn Sing 10:30am

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Feds announce family benefit increase here By Bruce Corcoran

The federal government picked Chatham-Kent as the place to announce an incremental increase in its Canada Child Benefit (CCB) July 17. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, made the announcement in the gymnasium of the Chatham-Kent YMCA, with young members of the summer camp program at the Y looking on. In fact, he briefly played games with the kids before making the announcement. Duclos said the riding of Chatham-Kent Leamington, where Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren is retiring this year, was an excellent place to make the announcement the Trudeau government is upping the CCB two years ahead of schedule. “This is a perfect example of a middle class community that

has grown its economy in the past couple of years,” he said. “About nine families out of 10 receive it (the CCB) in Chatham-Kent alone.” Those nine families will receive an average of about $200 more a year, he added. Duclos said a typical family with two children earning a combined $55,000 a year received about $700 per month from the CCB. That will go up another $30 per month. The benefit is designed, Duclos said, to provide lower and middle-income parents with more money to help pay for things such as food, sports programs and music lessons for their children. “Young families typically have lower wages as they start their careers. This is when the money is tight and we want to help them. The price of everything is going up and the plan is to index it (the CCB) to keep increasing it with the cost of



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Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, discusses an incremental increase to the Canada Child Benefit at a recent announcement at the YMCA in Chatham as local summer camp kids look on.

living.” For the 2019-20 benefit year, the maximum benefit will be $6,639 per child under age six,

and $5,602 per child aged six through 17. Across Canada between July 2017 and June 2018, more than

3.7 million families received in excess of $23 billion in annual CCB payments.



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Victor Wainwright and The Train will headline Shrewsbury Ribs & Blues Festival Saturday.

Wainwright returns to C-K

By Bruce Corcoran

Bluesman Victor Wainwright can’t wait to come to Chatham-Kent again, this time to play outdoors as the headliner for the Shrewsbury Ribs & Blues Festival. Wainwright, who performed in late March at the Kent-Belgian-Dutch-Canadian Club at the invitation of the Canada South Blues Society, brings his band The Train with him again. “That was a wonderful time,” he told The Chatham Voice of his last visit. “Those people treated us super well. We loved the enthusiasm of the crowd. We’re looking forward to getting that again.” Wainwright is a Grammy nominated performer who grew up in Savannah, GA watching his grandfather perform, and ultimately followed in his footsteps. “He covered a lot of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. All that stuff was considered roots music,” he said. For Wainwright, those roots go deep and are the foundation for so much more. “I’ve equated the blues to a church. It wouldn’t be the walls or the steeple or the bells that make a church. It’s the people inside that make it a church,” he said. “For the blues, it’s not any particular

note or an experience; it’s what’s inside; what you are trying to say with your emotions. That’s where it’s coming from.” His heavy influences naturally gravitate to his family members, but extend beyond. He cites BB King and other “guitar heroes” as influences as well, but admits the “iconic piano players” held his attention the most. From there, he expanded his scope. “Through the discovery and the grace of the Internet, I was able to look up people such as Pine Top Perkins and others to see what influenced those people,” he said. Wainwright said he sets his tour dates and locations to the seasons. He now calls Memphis, TN home, and enjoys being a little further north at this time of the year. “I’m from Memphis. It’s about 100-plus degrees right now,” he said. “That’s why we like to tour further north in the summer.” On Saturday, Wainwright said The Train will perform as a fivepiece, adding a sax to the fun. “We’re going to be performing a lot of songs off our Grammy-nominated record, the self-titled ‘Victor Wainwright

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and The Train.’ We’re touring heavy with those songs,” he said. “But there will also be a few crowd favourites. We stretch around.” Expect to hear classics from the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Cab Calloway, among others. “It’s usually a whole lot of fun. We include humour in our show,” he said. “I hope the crowd gets up and gets dancing right up to the front of the stage. Wainright said the summer brings with it family time, and a chance for musicians such as himself to perform to a more diverse age group. “One of the things I love about outdoor festivals is we get the opportunity to see whole families. We don’t get that in bars or other venues,” he said. “We get the chance to see children getting interested in music. It’s awesome.”

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Thursday, July 25 • It’s All About the Weather at 7:00pm at the Ridgetown branch of the CKPL, 54 Main St. W., Ridgetown

Monday, July 29 • BarryO Kidshow! at 12:30pm at the Ryder Hall, 55 Bond Ave., Tilbury. Ventriloquism, magic skills and more. All ages.

• Summer Slam in Space at 10:00am at the Thamesville branch of the CKPL, 3 London Rd., Thamesville. All ages welcome.

• Euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome.

• It’s All in the Rings at 12:30pm at the Tilbury branch of the CKPL, 2 Queen St., Tilbury. Ages 6+. Learn about a tree’s life.

• Free Brown Bag Lunches available for pick up at Christ Church, 80 Wellington St. W., Chatham between 11:00am and 12:15pm.

• Nature is All Around Us, 1:00pm at the Blenheim branch of the CKPL, 16 George St., Blenheim. Ages 8+. Let’s make art with nature objects.

Tuesday, July 30 • Music & Movement Storytime, drop in at the Chatham branch of the CKPL, 120 Queen St., Chatham. 10:00am. Best suited for children 0-6 years of age.

• Euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome. • The Active Lifestyle Centre, 20 Merrit Ave. “Christmas in July”. Full turkey lunch and all the trimmings, dessert and coffee or tea. $12/person. Call 519-352-5633 to reserve. Space is limited. • Fun stories under the big tree for the whole family at the Dresden branch of the CKPL, 187 Brown St., Dresden. 6:30pm. All ages welcome! • Pie and Politics with Rick Nicholls. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tilbury Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Dupuis Ave., Tilbury. Rick Nicholls speaking at 7:00pm. Refreshments to follow. Submit your questions in person from 6:30pm-6:50pm (at the event). For info please call Carol 519-809-3040. Friday, July 26 • Professional Engineers of Ontario, Chatham-Kent Chapter, is going to help us explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with an awesome activity! Drop-in to the Chatham branch of the CKPL, 120 Queen St., Chatham at 10:00am. • Love Those Leaves at the Highgate branch of the CKPL, 291 King St. S., Highgate. Create colourful leaf patterns with us! 10:15am. • In the Garden! at the Bothwell branch of the CKPL, 320 Main St., Bothwell. Explore the world of bugs. 1:00pm. • Drunk Parents - Free Movie. All Welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:00pm. Snacks available. Wallaceburg and District Museum. • Summer Slam at the Dresden branch of the CKPL, 187 Brown St., Dresden. Crazy summer stories and fun games. Best for ages 5-13. 1:00pm. • STEAM+ at the Chatham branch of the CKPL, 120 Queen St., Chatham. For children 6 years and older. 10:00am. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts & math. • Meal (5:15pm-6:30pm), open darts (7:30pm) and Catch the Ace (drawn at 6:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Choice of liver & onions, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. We will be accepting can goods for the local food bank. Everyone Welcome. Saturday, July 27 • Summer meat draw (4:00pm-6:00pm) and dance (4:30pm-9:30pm) featuring the Marquis. At The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome. • Roller Skating at Tilbury Memorial Arena hosted by the Tilbury Area Action Team. 7:00pm10:00pm. $20/family. $8/adults and $5/youth under 13 includes skate rental. Family skate from 7-8:30pm. Adult skate, 13 and over 8:30pm10:00pm.

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• Get Ready to get Your Ducks in a Row at the Merlin branch of the CKPL, 13 Aberdeen St., Merlin. 3:00pm. • Going to the Birds! at 1:00pm at the Ridgetown branch of the CKPL, 54 Main St. W., Ridgetown. • The Notebook (PG) starring James Garner & Gena Rowlands will be shown at the Chatham branch of the CKPL, 120 Queen St., Chatham at 2:00pm. A $2.00 donation is suggested at the door. • Euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Everyone Welcome. • Safari Day Camp, ages 5-12 from 9:00am4:00pm at the Wallaceburg and District Museum. Cost is $20/camper. Register prior to camp date. Call 519-627-8962 or email Wednesday, July 31 • Art Splash - interactive stories, music and crafts at the Dresden branch of the CKPL, 187 Brown St., Dresden. Ages 2-5. 10:00am. • Mother Goose at the Chatham branch of the CKPL, 120 Queen St., Chatham. Songs, rhymes and stories for children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Drop-in. 10:00am. Bring a blanket! • Pepper (1:00pm), fun darts (7:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham.

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In Memoriam

Come and join us to celebrate the glorious occasion of 90th Birthday of Jenny Wrotkowska.

It will be ten years on Monday since you left us Mary. We all miss you more each day. We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but i know, we’ll meet again some sunny day. Keep smiling through, just like you used to do, till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away. Absence makes the heart remember. T.T.F.N. All my love, B.

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 from 12 pm to 2 pm Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall. 490 St. Clair Ave, Chatham.

Kari Ann German July 26th 1970 – February 18th, 2017


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Love Always, Mom & Dad, Ben & Quade, Kelly & Shell & Jack

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Missing you on your Birthday and Always



John turning 80 July 20th Brian turning 55 July 30th

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Help Wanted

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Dresden is looking for someone to plan and co-ordinate Sunday School/childcare on Sunday and to work with our Wednesday after-school program. This is a paid position 5-7 hours per week, September-June. For more info email or call 519-683-2442.

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My sincere thanks to relatives, family and friends for the flowers, cards and chocolates and to anyone who helped in any way to make my 100th birthday a huge success. A special thanks to my son Alan and grand daughters Sherry & Terry. Sincerely Dorothy Chapple.

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The Chatham Voice, July 25, 2019  

The July 25, 2019 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.

The Chatham Voice, July 25, 2019  

The July 25, 2019 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.