The Emmett family at the Castor Lodge Gathering Room Fountain Dedication on Aug. 24. Seated is Mrs. Shirley Emmett, Debra Emmett, Brian Makin, Mae Domingo, Stephanie Kuxdorf and Dale Emmett. Contributed photo

Castor’s Paintearth Lodge holds dedication service

Addition celebrated

The Castor Lodge held a dedication of its Gathering Room Fountain Dedication on Aug. 24

The guests of honour were the Emmett family, Shirley Emmett, caregiver Mae, Dale and Stephanie and Debbie and Brian.

Other honoured guests included – past board members, all of whom worked with Don Emmett on this board and many other board committees: Herb Rock, Walter Weber, Melody Kent and Garry Devloo. Regrets and well wishes were sent from Boyd Jackson and Sherry Jamieson. Three current board members – Tyrrill Hewitt, board chairman, Doris Cordel, vice chairperson and George Glasier, along with Castor Mayor Richard Elhard were in attendance.Don was appointed to the board in November 1986. He served the four years as a board member under the direction of board chairman Arthur Turner. In November 1991 – Don became the chairman of the lodge board. Don was known for his quiet, but methodical ways. He was very business-minded but always considered all the needs of the community and seniors. With Sylvia Wold as CAO, and Don as board chairman, the wheels started rolling for the 25 unit addition along with this beautiful room. The reality of asking the municipalities and its voters to take on a $2 million loan was tremendous – but Don never waivered. The need was there and the time was now. In 2008, the grand opening was held for this lovely addition to the Paintearth Lodge.

– Contributed

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