Alida Weekly News

The Alida community extends sincere sympathy to Shirley Bendtsen on the passing of her sister-in-law Ellen (Peacock) Desmarais on Feb. 9 at Glenboro Personal Care Home in Manitoba. She is survived by her daughter Darlene (Rick) Wood and family, brother-in-law Art Shier and sister-in-law Shirley Bendtsen, as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Ellen was predeceased by her husband Fred, son Stan, sisters Audrey (Hugh) Armstrong, Isabelle Shier and Phyllis (Bill) Isleifson and brother Edgar Bendtsen. A graveside service will be held at a later date. 

Congratulations to Ian McKinna and Breanne Loose on the birth of their son Dawson Ross who arrived safe and sound on Feb. 14. First grandson for Scott and Leona McKinna, Congratulations to them as well, spoil that little fella grandma and grandpa. 

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On Feb. 17, Gray and Edel Cowan travelled to Regina, where Edel had a medical appointment. They also visited with son Jeff and Raylene for a while before heading back home. 

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mitch and Chris Beriault, Mark and Cindy Beriault and their families on the death of their mother/grandmother Mary Beriault, late Weyburn (formally of Redvers and Alida), who passed away on Feb. 17 at the age of 96 years. She will be remembered by her family as well as her daughters Paulette (Bill) Ozmun and family, Angelle Beriault. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Peirre/Gabrielle Leveille, husband Joe Beriault, infant son Richard, brothers, Paul, Peter and Victor Leveille and granddaughter Jasmine Ozmun. A private graveside service was held February 22 at St Raphel Parish Cemetery. 

Tim, Shelly and Ainsley spent a day in Regina on Feb. 19, and the following day, Tim and Ainsley spent the day skiing at Mission Ridge Park before they returned home. 

Please remember folks to keep me posted whenever you have news – simply contact me anytime, either call me at 306-443-2496, text 306-485-8561 or e-mail on the happenings that are going on in and around Alida as well as within your own family circle. I will see that your news gets into a paper.  

I do know that COVID is playing havoc with any plans for doing anything exciting, but we are moving on, being very cautious and safe. Continue to keep a safe distance and wear your mask – we will beat this pandemic.   

I do appreciate all your input as it does help keep this column interesting. 

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