Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shining Moments in Fredericton - October 18-19

We were blessed to spend the last days of our mission where we Fredericton. Here are just a few shining moments there that few by too quickly.

We stopped in Moncton on the way to Fredericton to visit with our dear friends, Jean-Marie and Anne-Marie Goguen and Max, the Prince of New Brunswick. They were in Moncton looking after his mom for the weekend. So glad we got to see them and we will miss them so much!

We found the Sexton family at NAPA, but didn't get a picture. However, Sister H. bid a final farewell to Frenchy's, the "French Bargain Boutique" where she spent happy hours with Anne-Marie and other friends.

We couldn't say goodbye to Fredericton without connecting with Manida and Camelle Currie, the first family we taught when we arrived. They are friends and stalwarts now in the Fredericton Ward. We picked up Elder H's suits that Manida did a beautiful job of altering. So talented and loving!

Enjoyed a night out with Barry & Louise Hatt and Theresa Anderson. We met the Hatt's the day after we arrived in Fredericton, but we were all in Bathurst for a meeting presented by the Orange Blossom Concert missionaries. They are amazing friends and member missionaries and Christians. They referred both Julie Goguen and the Curries to us. Friends eternally!

We were happy to visit with Donna Clark, another of our neighbors from our apartment on Douglas Avenue. Such a marvelous friend and extraordinary cook.

Our adopted mom, Theresa Anderson. She and her husband Bob lived across the hall from us in our Fredericton Apartment. We have never had finer neighbors and friends. We all miss Bob, but will always remember his love and humour and stories.

The Fab Four of Fredericton:  Elders Davidson & Waldie and Sisters Hughes & Drew. They are dynamic.

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Elder Waldie was reunited with Veone, who we were taking home with us. We even got to do a number in sacrament meeting on Sunday. So many memories of concerts and music and friendship.

Louise, Jessica, Sam & Joseph Hatt

Had a wonderful time at Pat & Sam Hatt's new home. Sam was a counselor in YW and is now the president. We love the entire family so much and were so glad that Allyson arrived in time for us to meet her.

Michael, Carin, Jacob, Mason & Liam Sexton at their new home.

We did manage to remember pictures when we went to see the Sextons and their beautiful new farm. They are so excited to have this dream come true and are pioneers in every sense of the word. Our hearts are forever changed from knowing them.

We also got to visit and hug many other members in Fredericton, but missed getting photos. Some of those were Emmeline Barnett, Rachel Mattice, Naoise Moeller in YW, Dave & Carol Ray, Gerta Kadisch, Jim Thibeau, David Airey, Elias Doiley, Susan Gorman and many more.

We will never forget our shining moments here and the people who made them shine! How great was our joy here.

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