Senior of the Year has been chosen

Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The 2020 Senior Of The Year is Arlene Rea.

Every year our municipality asks for residents to put in their choice of a senior they feel contributes to rural area.

Before Covid, Arlene served lunches at the Emo Hospital Cafeteria for people that live in the Golden Age Manor apartments, attached to the hospital. She has done this twice a month for about four years. The number of meals served varies from eight to 20.

When this was still able to happen, the meals had been opened up to the public. Sometimes more than 20 meals would be served.

Arlene really missed connecting with the folks she saw on a bi-weekly basis.

Arlene also has donated several crafts and wood working creations to The Spirit Of Christmas. She also keeps track of the types of birds she feeds every winter and sends her findings into Bird Watch Canada.

Over many years Arlene has made unique looking crocheted teddy-bears. She started by giving to her staff when they had babies, but that snowballed into giving to people in poor health and even sending to poor countries, if there was a call for them.

Congratulations Arlene on this award. Thanks for all you do to make out community a better place to live.

Arlene Rae has been named LaVallee Senior of the year, for her dedication to the Golden Age Manor lunch program.

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Bob Meyers. Such a friendly and kind man. Our paths crossed occasionally and I always enjoyed our conversations. He always had a ready smile and made your day a better one. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and the many lives he touched.

Also sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Marlin Baker. Your community is holding you all in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve. He was a kind man, hard worker and he definitely left his memories in the many people that shared his life.

Congratulations to Justin Allen and Melanie Carruthers in the birth of their first born child. Alainna Clara-Lee was born April 29. Proud and happy grandparents are David and Shelley Allen and David Carruthers and Diane Lefebre. Proud great grandparents are Jim and Sharon Allen.

Robin’s 2 cents

How To Say Good Bye in Canada

– Make your way to the doorway, and chit-chat for another 10-15 minutes

– Walk to the driveway while host walks with you.

– Stand in front of the car, while you chat another 5-10 minutes.

– Get in car and roll window down, chat another 2-3 minutes.

– Ask questions about, “How your car’s running.”

– One last chat, and yell, “Drive safe, watch for deer!”