In Memory of Mrs. Geraldine (Gee Gee) MacLeod

In Memory of Mrs. Geraldine (Gee Gee) MacLeod

The Whiteside Church Preservation Society wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Geraldine (Gee Gee) MacLeod upon hearing of her passing, which occurred on Monday January 28th at Milford Haven Home for Special Care in Guysborough. She was the wife of John A. MacLeod, of Evanston, and formerly Point Tupper. A Memorial Mass for her will be held at 11:00 o’clock on Friday at St. Francis de Sales Parish. St. Patrick’s Church in Whiteside is very honoured that she has directed Memorial Donations to the Whiteside Church Preservation Society. She will be remembered in all our Parish Masses.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace.

“Come Home to Your Roots!” July 13-14, 2019

“Come Home to Your Roots!” July 13-14, 2019

Save the Date!
“Come Home to Your Roots!” July 13-14, 2019.

St. Patrick’s Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and there will be a special Mass on Sunday the 14th of July 2019 to honour our ancestors. Do you have roots in the Whiteside, Lower River, Evanston, Walkerville area? We hope to see you, so tell all your family and plan now to attend. More information will follow this fall.

A very special thank-you to so many!

A very special thank-you to so many!

A very special thank-you to so many!

What a wonderful summer Mass and luncheon it was on Sunday, and there are so many people who made it all happen.

* to all those who participated in the liturgy: Carol White MacCallum, Jackie White, Richard Cook, Frank Meagher, Barbara White Malcolm, Paul Tyrell, Tom Chisholm, Francis White, Joan MacDonald Arsenault, Betty McNamara King, Duncan White, and Billy Proctor.

* to Roddie and Michelle Hayes for ensuring the grounds of the church and cemetery looked so nice

* to Father Duncan for officiating. What a wonderful homily!

* to Richard and Elaine Cook for preparing the programs and arranging Mass participants

* to the Whiteside Church Preservation Society for preparing the hall and church, and providing food donations

* to Elizabeth Finnigan for leading the congregation in the Rosary before Mass.

* to Marilyn Demers for the lovely window flowers in the church

* to all those community members who cleaned the church last week

* to Frank Meagher for a donation to offset the cost of the luncheon

* to the Riverdale Community Centre for the hall rental. What a fabulous facility!

* to Kay Jeffery and Marie King for set up and management of the luncheon

* to all those who were involved in the music ministry for the Mass (Wayne Mcnamara, Terry McNamara, Elizabeth McNamara, Richard Cook, and the St. Francis De Sales Choir) The music, as always, was beautiful!

* And most importantly, to all of you who attended and made the day so memorable! We thank you and can’t wait to see you at next year’s summer Mass.

Thank you!

Thank you!

A wonderful thank-you to Elizabeth Finnigan for the donation of a beautiful statue of St. Joseph. The statue has been placed in the church for all to see.

 

In Memory of Roseann Proctor

In Memory of Roseann Proctor

The Whiteside Church Preservation Society wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Roseann Proctor upon hearing of her passing. She was a resident of Evanston and a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales parish. Roseann was well known in the area for her outstanding community contributions, including her involvement as a Lay Minister in her parish of St. Francis de Sales, and in the Catholic Women’s League. Burial is at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Whiteside.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace.