Wilberforce team wins ladies’ bonspiel
Published Feb. 13, 2018
Though halfway around the world from here, the Winter Olympics seem to be so near with such great TV coverage. Even at the bonspiel at the Wilberforce Curling Club this past weekend Olympics were part of the fun.
Ten teams competing in the Don Fevreau Memorial Ladies Bonspiel all had team outfits and were encouraged to make and wave a team flag. Along with five local teams there were guest teams from Ottawa, Toronto, Woodville, Lakefield and Newmarket. Each team played a game Friday evening and two games on Saturday. All seemed to be having fun when I dropped in just before the last draw. And men from the club were busy with most of the chores making sure the women were having fun.
The winning team skipped by Kathy McQuigge with vice Ruth Strong, second Mary Sue Martin and lead Joanne Coumbs was from the home Wilberforce club.
The Woodville team of skip Lisa Mortson, Cathy Burren, Jen Crane and Tamara Misner placed second.
And in third place another home team. It was skipped by Andrea Donaldson with Abby Cadieux, Marsha Sweet and Megan Shaw.
The club appreciates all the help they receive especially the businesses and individuals that made donations. Nice to see Donna Fevreau and friends taking part. A fine ‘spiel. Don would have approved.
The Wilberforce Heritage Guild combined their AGM which had been ice stormed out and their February regular meeting last week. Joining the board is Luann Coughlan. Continuing to serve the WHG are Flo Elliott, Jill Lee, Joan Noble, Cathy Agnew, Linda Nottage, Hilda Clark and Linda Cameron. Highlands East council rep is Joan Barton. Lots of work ahead to keep our Outpost Historic House preserved and promoted.
Many in the community and beyond were saddened this week by the death of Kym Murray, adult daughter of Wilberforce residents Ann and Rev. David Watson. Though Kym lived in Kingston many in this area knew her from visits here to the Watson cottage/home. Kym with support from loving family members and friends fought the cancer battle valiantly this past year.
Kym will be greatly missed by husband Jason, daughters Marley, Breanna, Courtney and Ashley, brothers Ryan, Robb (Jaye), nieces and nephews, big “sister” Theresa (Glen) and mom and dad Ann and Dave. Daughter of a United Church minister, educator and mother. Kym went to elementary school in Elmira, high school in Brantford then McMaster in Hamilton, Sheridan College in Oakville and cottaged in Wilberforce making friends everywhere. Different work experiences including church work in Jamaica finally had her settle in Kingston, Ont.
Family and friends from near and far celebrated her life on Saturday, Feb. 10, there in the chapel of the Wartman Funeral Home. Condolences are extended to her family and friends.
-Hilda Clark, Wilberforce Community News