March 25, 2013

This edition of the Minesing Moments is not an easy one to write.  Our community has suffered three tragedies in the last week and a half and as a community we offer sincere sympathy and support to those touched by these unfortunate losses.

The Pearson family of Minesing, Ron and Joan, lost their beautiful 19 year old daughter, Brittany in a motor vehicle accident.  Brittany was a loving sister to Mike and Geoff (Carley) and an adored granddaughter to June Pearson (Jim Young), the late Russell and Rita Coulson and the late George Pearson.

The Hoffman family of Snow Valley also suffered the loss of Ralph in a snowmobiling accident.  He was the beloved husband to Lisa and cherished father to Victoria and William.  Ralph was the loving son of Dorotte and the late Herbert, loved brother of Bruce and his wife Laura and loving uncle to Alexandra and Amanda. Ralph will be forever loved and missed by his sister in-law Lezlie.

I hope the wonderful memories that the Pearson and Hoffman families have of both Brittany and Ralph will help them through this difficult time.

Smoke alarms saved the lives of the Wilkins Family who lost their home to a fire on Vespra Valley Road on the 18th of March.   Thankfully they were able to escape the home without injuries too severe.  At the time of print, I am unaware of anything that the family needs, but if anyone reading this has any information please let me know and I will get a message out in the next edition and also to our website at

Easter Services at Minesing United Church…Thursday March 28th we celebrate the Last Supper at 6 p.m., Good Friday Service is at 10 a.m., Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7:30am and Easter Celebration Service is at 10am.

Spring Tea April 13, 2013 – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Enjoy a nice lunch and touch base with your friends and neighbours after this long never-ending winter!  For tickets call June Haley at 705-722-3646 or buy one at the door.

Are you looking for something different? Try our new Wednesday activity; Minesing United, together with Dalston-Crown Hill and Midhurst present a relaxed and open exploration of spirituality. We meet at Midhurst United Church and we begin with a meal at 6 p.m. and then there are activities at around 6:45.  All ages, stages, and beliefs are welcome.  The only rule is the golden rule: We treat everyone as we would want to be treated.

As Easter approaches this weekend, enjoy time with family and friends and travel safe wherever you may go.

Until next time, please ensure that your smoke detectors are working, and the batteries have recently been changed.

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