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BFH 2ND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE How many times do we hear a story in Thorold that time just flies by us? Where do the days, months, years go? Indeed, it feels like yesterday when the couple shown here were photographed to celebrate with our community at their first open house in Thorold in March 2016. Now here is the rest of story. Two years ago, Kelly Liddycoat and her husband, Rick Westlake, came to serve the Thorold community as proud new owners of the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home.

John and Cathy Henderson joined Henderson’s Pharmacy staff Colleen Hughes to present a $10,000 matching gift to the Niagara Children’s Centre. Henderson’s Pharmacy made the holidays brighter with matching gift to the Niagara Children’s Centre. Niagara Children’s Centre is pleased to share that thanks to the generous support of Henderson’s Pharmacy, all gifts made to the Holiday Giving Campaign for 2016 were matched, up to $10,000.

For Kelly, it was a happy homecoming, since her father, Ted Liddycoat, was born and raised in Thorold and apprenticed under two of the town’s founding funeral directors, Noble S. Crowe and Bill Lamb, before establishing his own successful funeral home in VanKleek Hill.

“I have seen firsthand the impact that Niagara Children’s Centre has on so many children and families in Niagara. We were so happy to be able to contribute in this way,” shares John Henderson, owner of Henderson’s Pharmacy. Read more on page 3.

Her career began as a hairdresser, but she found “Because I’m serviceoriented, I had so much more to give.” Read more on page 2.

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“Coming to Thorold has been great,” says Kelly, who’s much closer to her family here.

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RICK & KELLY HOST OPEN HOUSE AT BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME

cards, arrangements regarding Canada Pension Plans and other government agencies, as well as a beautiful keepsake booklet, with photos of floral tributes sent to families along with donors’ names, mailing labels, thank you cards and an itemized list of charitable donations made, all custom printed on stationary that’s personalized to their loved one.

Kelly’s caring nature earned her a Compassion Award at Humber College. An animal-lover, she rescued twoyear-old Layla after the beagle had been adopted and returned to the humane society three times, and Anna Sophia, a dog of mixed breeds. Rick grew up in Bridgenorth, and began at a funeral home greeting visitors at the door, then did his apprenticeship and became a licensed funeral director in Lakefield and Peterborough, where he became opposed to the corporation funeral home philosophy. “I didn’t want any part of it, so I moved to a small funeral home,” Rick recalls, which is where he met Kelly. The two were married, and together managed two funeral homes before deciding to look for one of their own.

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4 - 6 PM “Thorold ended up fitting us best because of the family,” explains Rick. “I want to serve people, not be a salesman. The corporations have to maximize their profits and hit targets. The independent funeral home is more about serving the families and the community. We try to educate families so they make proper choices and don’t buy something they don’t need. With the corporation, there would be no choice. It was part of the package. I think our After Care package is one of the best around because some funeral homes don’t even do it and some charge a lot for it.” Included in the After Care is the cancellation of health cards and other

FERTILIZER SALE

WEDDING SHOW Look for Solace Hair and Esthetics and other vendors at the Club Capri Wedding Show, 36 Cleveland St. Thorold. March 19, 12 pm to 4pm. Free admission to general public. (photo courtesy of Solace)

The 8th Annual Fertilizer Sale promoted by John and Teresa Typelo will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 1st, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Buy bags of fertilizer at the truckload sale located in front of Rexall (Pharma Plus) Parking Lot, Pine Street Shopping Centre. Phone 905-227-9338 for details or email. Save the date, more details expected soon from John and Teresa.

The Bocchinfuso Funeral Home offers traditional, memorial and a variety of alternative services, from butterfly, dove or balloon releases to Celebrations of Life. As an added service, Rick has had boats all his life and currently offers his 32foot Express Cruiser to those who wish to scatter cremated remains on the water. In August of 2016, Krystal Riddell joined the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home team as the third licensed funeral director, happy to return to Thorold, which she considers home. Krystal was recently elected Vice President of the Niagara District Funeral Association (NDFA), and serves on several other local committees as well, as do Rick and Kelly. Each of them takes great pride in providing extra personal touches. Kelly finds it especially rewarding “getting all the little details right. For me, that satisfaction comes from even the smallest thing, like hearing someone say, ‘You got Mom’s hair perfect’.” And now you know the rest of the story about Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, a family owned and locally owned business servicing our community. All are welcome to help staff celebrate two successful years on Saturday, March 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.

SENIORS CENTRE SUPPORTS ALZHEIMER SOCIETY In honour of Alzheimer’s awareness month in January, the Thorold Seniors Association made a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. Shown from left, Elaine Damico of the Thorold Seniors presents a cheque to Laura Macklem of the Alzheimer Society. As of 2016, there are an estimated 564,000 Canadians living with dementia - plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. By 2031, that number is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 per cent.

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The campaign was titled “The Best Gifts Aren’t Always Under the Tree”, because for many Centre families, the best holiday gifts are the moments and milestones they experienced over the course of the year; the long awaited child’s first steps, first words, or even the gift of hearing for the first time thanks to a cochlear implant. In total, $28,627 was raised in support of the over 3,200 children who receive therapy and supports at the Centre each year. “The month of December is a time of year when people are in the spirit of giving. The

gift of a donation has an impact year-round, and we were thrilled that Henderson’s Pharmacy stepped up to offer this incentive to encourage donations at this critical time of year for fundraising,” stated Oksana Fisher, CEO of the Centre. “The Centre relies on community donations to ensure we can provide therapy services and programs to help as many children as possible.” Niagara Children’s Centre provided rehabilitation and support services to over 3,200 children and youth last year across the Niagara Region with physical, developmental and communicative delays. Children cared for include those with developmental speech and language delays, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, brain injury and neurological conditions and developmental delay. The primary source of funding is the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

MEMORIAL CELEBRATES RECONCILIATION AT DECEW HOUSE PARK The Government of Canada has awarded the Friends of Laura Secord a Canada 150 Fund grant of $132,500 towards the construction of a memorial designed by world-renowned architect Douglas Cardinal in DeCew House Heritage Park, Thorold. The memorial celebrates reconciliation with First Nations peoples and is intended to generate a deeper understanding of the important role First Nations peoples played in the founding of Canada. “On behalf of Thorold City Council, I am thrilled to hear the news of the funding received by the Friends of Laura Secord from the Canada 150 Fund to construct a memorial at DeCew House Heritage Park in Thorold,” said Ted Luciani, Mayor of the City of Thorold. Douglas Cardinal, Siksika (Blackfoot), is celebrated for his signature architectural style resulting in spectacular buildings recognizable by their curvaceous lines, organic forms, and nature-inspired aesthetics. Monumental in their own presence and power, for example, are the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, First Nations University in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the masterwork St. Mary’s Church in Red Deer, Alberta, among many others. “This monument will serve as a physical reminder of the reconciliation process that has begun between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. We thank and commend Caroline McCormick and the Friends of Laura Secord for their determination and commitment to see this project to fruition; it will leave an indelible legacy long into the future.

We are very proud that Thorold will be the site of the memorial which also symbolizes the courage shown by the indigenous people who were integral in the Battle of Beaverdams,” said Luciani. DeCew House was the final destination of Canadian heroine Laura Secord in her fateful journey to warn British and allied leadership of an impending American attack in the War of 1812. Late in her journey, Secord encountered First Nations warriors in nearby DeCew’s Field. They escorted her the final kilometre to the British headquarters at Decew House. The monument is located 5.3 km from the site of the Battle of Beaver Dams, which was fought and won almost entirely by Kanahwake Mohawk and other Native allies. “We are honoured and absolutely thrilled by Douglas Cardinal’s gracious partnership and the brilliant design he produced for this monument,” said Caroline McCormick, president of Friends of Laura Secord. “That someone of his stature and reputation for architectural excellence would contribute his time and talent to our humble project is beyond anything I could have imagined.” Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, congratulated the Friends of Laura Secord for its efforts to advance public understanding of underrepresented peoples in Canadian history. “This exquisite monument will serve as a symbol for our community educating Canadians on the role that Indigenous groups courageously exhibited during the Battle of Beaverdams, while also raising awareness of the vital contributions that First Nation peoples have made in building our great country,” he said.

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MARCH 8 SENIOR’S DAY Seniors Day at Henderson’s Pharmacy. 9am to 9 pm. Senior’s get 20% discount at Henderson’s on first Wed. of every month. This is a bonus date on March 8 at Henderson’s, 15 Front St. S., Thorold.

MARCH BREAK FREE SKATE

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Enjoy two hours of FREE skating from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of the March Break! Grab your skates and head to the Thorold Community Arena to spend some time with friends and family during the break. The City of Thorold strongly recommends that all participants wear a CSA approved helmet.

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BFH NEW OWNERS OPEN HOUSE

SOLACE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

Come to an Open House at Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, 2 Regent St. Thorold. All are welcome to help staff celebrate two successful years with new owners Rick and Kelly on Saturday, March 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. See article on page 1 for details.

Visit Solace Hair and Esthetics to celebrate 16 beautiful years in Thorold. Come to the 16th Anniversary Open House at Solace, Sat. March 18, 1 to 5 pm. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, special offers and say hello to owner / operator Sarah Barrett. Meet the Solace team.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

207 Keefer Road. Phone 905-227-3111 or solacesalon.com

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Meet the Knights of Columbus Thorold council at Holy Rosary Church Hall, Queen St. S., Sat., March 25, 12 noon to 8 pm., Sun., March 26, 8 am to 2 pm. See historic displays of the Knights assistance to World War I soldiers. Learnhow Knights support to local charities today. The event plan which is being finalized also includes ideas such as the Knights on Bikes and other interesting displays to show the fraternal organization’s new forms of community involvement. Light refreshments. Free admission for people of all ages. Phone Bob Merrill at 905-324-2919 for more information on this community event.

MARCH 28 SPORTS RUNWAY OF RECOGNITION 11th annual awards banquet at Club Capri. Doors open 5 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, menu: rolls & butter, pasta, chicken breast parmagiana, mixed gardens salad, dessert, coffee. Tickets cost $20 per person. See Tim Whalen at Thorold Community Credit Union. Find list of inductees on shopthorold.com

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