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EPSOM & UTICA by Faye Ashton

Another week of Covid-19 has passed and I hope many of you were able to be vaccinated. That certainly would be a bright spot in a rather dreary week. We are so fortunate to have so many nurses and doctors caring for our health here in this beautiful area.

Lloyd Morden has been very busy making pine bird houses as a project to raise money for a new CT scanner for the Lakeridge Health Port Perry Hospital. Nancy and Lloyd have sold a few already for $25 each. All the money received goes to the fundraiser. You can contact them on their cellphone at 905-432-4578, or home phone at 905-985-9443. You can also contact them via email at Such a wonderful idea as all our little feathered friends need a home too.

A really amazing birth took place for the family of Gladys and Wilfred Evans of Bethesda, 80 years ago, on May 2nd,1941, when Gladys gave birth to triplets Doris, David and Doreen. They were born at Mrs. Allen’s nursing home in Uxbridge where many of us were born in those days. Dr. Mellow stated that it was such a rare natural event and that it would probably be 80 years before it happened again in Uxbridge. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Doris, David and Doreen, on this very special occasion.

Our community sends their sympathy to Mick Mole on the recent passing of his partner, who suffered through declining health. Mike has always been a great neighbour to all us farmers. His phone rings when there is an implement or tractor tire to be repaired someplace on the farm or at his shop, depending on the size.

It was sad to learn of Norma Elizabeth Cornelius’ passing on April 26th. Norma just celebrated her 96th birthday and we all enjoyed wishing her birthday congratulations through Facebook. Our sincerest sympathy to daughter Judy and Doug Taylor where Norma has been residing and to granddaughter Lisa Taylor Brown and family, Grandson Andy and Frazier, and Carolyn Puterbough and family. Beautiful memories of a lovely lady.

On Thursday, May 13th, Durham Farm Connections on Facebook will be hosted at Westport Robot Dairy Farm, the Wilson family on Medd Road. Tune in to view this modern dairy operation working. If you have missed any of the previous farms just go to durhamfarmconnections on Facebook and they are still there for viewing.

The days ahead will become warmer and brighter so stay safe and well, as you enjoy each day because they only come once. Send news items to

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