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NESBITT, Doug

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June 6, 2024

On June 6th, in his 95th year, Doug, a lifelong resident of Rupert and 4th generation farmer, passed away, peacefully and on his own terms surrounded by family.

Beloved husband of the late Irma McGarry. Loving father of Faye (David Edwards) and Mark. Treasured Papa to Ashley Edwards (Jean Rene Leblanc), Justin Edwards (Brittany Cook). Jaimily Drouin (Anita Chanthavong), Tyler Cross Nesbitt (Kayla Hoogeveen). Adored Great Papa to Alexandre and Adelle Dionne and Colton Edwards. Friend of Mary Udd and niece “extraordinaire” Gail Nesbitt.

Family and friends are invited to the farm at 88 chemin McCrank on Saturday, June 15th, 1-4 p.m. to share stories and memories. Please bring a chair.

Donations, if desired, to the Rupert Union Cemetery. www.rupertunioncemetery.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

News

A fiery 40th

Wakefield’s treasured wooden bridge – a village icon that had spanned the Gatineau River for 69 years – was a fiery inferno. Villagers were out on their docks or scattered along the riverbank, watching the structure crack and bust apart span by span – many of them, like Garnett and her partner, Norma Walmsley, aghast as the violent flames tore through the nearly 90 metres of wood in a matter of minutes. It was precisely 40 years ago from this edition’s publication date. 

Sports

Rapids sauce free hockey gear to aspiring Crosbys

Organized by the Paugan Falls Rapids hockey team and Next Shift Hockey, the “Gear up for glory” event on the Heritage Hall lawn in Low on July 6 will provide new or lightly used hockey equipment for free to youth aged three to 18.

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