Date: December 1, 1996
Dear Family and Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
to your family from mine. This past year has been an eventful one.
On January 25th, Lloyd Jacober died.
Lloyd was the brother of my wife Gloria and was 54 years old when he
passed away. The funeral
service was held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in Medicine Hat,
on Wednesday January 31st 1996.
On April 18th my mother died. I was
at the airport in Medicine Hat when I received the news. I was hoping
to make it to her bedside, but it was not to be.
for my mother appeared in the Manchester Evening News on April 19, 1996.
It shown her name as Green, a name she never liked and from a marriage
late in life that was not a happy one. It was members of her immediate
family, me included, that suggested she marry Arthur Green. We all thought
the company would be great for her, but it was not to be. There was
only one man in her life and that was my dad, she loved him to the end
and thought of him every day.
The funeral service
for my mum was held at Overdale Crematorium in Bolton on Thursday 24th
April, 1996. The reading was given by her granddaughter, Julie Hayes
On April 26 my brother Brian, my niece
Debra (Audreyís daughter) and myself laid my motherís ashes to rest
in the plot at Weaste Cemetery where my dad is buried. We also placed
Audrey ashes there too. In fact we blended them together. Finally Audrey
had her wish be buried with her dad and my mum had both of them next
to her again. We said a couple of words each and had a moment of silence
to remember the good times. If ever you wish to visit the grave, the
plot number is 872N and is marked with a stone with Scahill on it. May
they all Rest in Peace.
In February we finally received our
new Doberman pup. We named her Maia, although her kennel name is "Jurassic
Park Sleeps Late". This name was given to her by the breeder, not
us! As you probably know we are Doberman people and this is our third
one. We had to get her from Edmonton, which is a six-hour drive north
of Medicine Hat. We were lucky enough not to have to drive there and
back, Shakespeare, Maiaís brother was bought by a young lady her in
the "Hat" and she picked them both up. Sherry, the owner of
Shakespeare has now become a good friend of ours and both siblings meet
On July 20th Gloria reached that magical
age of 50. I was able to get my own back on her for what happened to
my last year. The week before her birthday we had a surprise party for
her. The party was held at my sonís place. The premise was to baby-sit
our grandchildren for about an hour prior to going to the Moose Lodge.
The look on her face when we walked into the garden and she saw all
the people was precious. I have to thank Holly, my daughter-in-law and
Jackie my niece for making all the arrangements and cooking some good
food. On Gloriaís birthday we went to Kalispell, Montana. We made it
a long weekend and stayed at a golf resort. I think Gloria was glad
to get out of town, before something else happened. Weather, food, accommodation
and company were great. My golf, well thatís another story...
On November 16 I went to Atlanta, Georgia
for a week on a computer conference. It was for the computer system
we use at work. I managed to buy some Olympic souvenirs at fire sale
prices and a good supply of Cajun and Creole spices. While I was there,
the weather here in Medicine Hat turned quite cold. In fact it the temperature
in Atlanta was a balmy 16 Celsius and back her in the Hat it was minus
31 Celsius. I really felt kind of guilty for not being here :-)
Well, Iíll close now and hope we can
all meet again sometime. Do keep in touch.
For any of you that are on the "Net"
my e-mail addresses are at the top.
With love and best wishes. Merry Christmas and a very
Happy New Year.
Best wishes from Allan and Gloria.
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