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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

On January 19th, Jean and Ross Short will be moving to the Bethany area. Jean and Ross were both born in Seagrave, and have lived in this area on and off over the years. Jean (Stone) had one sister and three brothers, to parents Glady and Garfield Stone. Ross had three brothers to parents Beulauh (Frise) and William Short. Ross’ father William, helped deliver the bricks in 1906 to the Seagrave Church site for the building of the Church.

Ross and Jean both attended the SS17 Reach Township School, which was situated on River Street in the hamlet of Seagrave. They both attended the Seagrave United Church, where they were baptized and attended Sunday School and the Young People’s Group. They were married at the Port Perry United Church on August 26th 1967, and their reception was at Seagrave United Church. They raised four children, Debbie, Darryl, Donna and Steve, who were baptized at the Seagrave Church.

They have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. They also have a dog, named Bubba who brings them joy and company. They will not be too far away, but they will be greatly missed by many. If you wish to send them a Best Wishes card, their new address is 1115 Highway. 7A, Bethany, ON L0A 1A0.

Happy Birthday wishes to Verna Gagnon on January 21st, Craig Short on January 22nd, Katie O’Hara January 23rd and Glenda Owler January 23rd.

Unfortunately, the Greenbank United Church food drive on January 17th was postponed, due to the ‘Stay At Home’ Ontario Government rulings. This event will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.

February 20th, the ‘Coldest Night of the Year’ walk will take place. Actually this year the walking will be during the daytime. Anyone is invited to join. They are asking people to be safe and either walk on their own, or somewhere where you can physically distance. The proceeds will go to North House. For more information e-mail Rev. Stephanie Richmond at Jan. 17th was the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. The scripture readings were 1 Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51. In the presence of God we find hope and see the light. It is suggested you call someone and be the light for those who are lonely and isolated in thee days. Sunday virtual services can be viewed on websites, or or on You Tube. If you wish a personal prayer, a visit remotely or virtually, or to submit a photo for Coffee Time, contact Rev. Stephanie Richmond at 905-718-8086 or by e-mail at

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”. Mother Teresa Greenbank Lions are collecting tabs from cans. Contact Don at 905-985-3595 for arrangements. If you have news for this column contact Jean at

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