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WIGGINS, Colleen Margaret (née Wright)

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February 9, 2024

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Gatineau Hospital on February 9, 2024 at the age of 61 years old. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 45 years, Larry Wiggins Sr. Loving mother to Larry Jr (Veronique Lafleur), Robert (Ashley Miles) and Ashley (Nicolas Lortie).

Special Grandma to Lexie and Bryson. Dear daughter to Ella Cyr and the late Frederick Wright. Dear sister to Diane, Patricia, Fred and Suzanne. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects at the McGarry Memorial Chapel, 176, Route 105, Wakefield, Quebec on Friday, February 16th from 6 – 8pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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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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