Upper Canada East Branch News

April 15th Meeting cancelled.

  Tentatively booked for May 13th, 2020

 Cardinal United Church in Cardinal.

Hello Ladies,

I trust this message finds you all well and respecting the government’s mandate of social distancing. On that note, the Upper Canada East Executive have decided to postpone our April meeting until May 13th. Hopefully, our June meeting will remain the same as always, but we are attempting to push the Stone Crop Acres Winery event to the third week in July. We will continue to monitor the information and requests forthcoming in the weeks ahead and if necessary push or cancel the meetings in order to keep our members safe and healthy.

I hope you all understand that our focus is on halting this virus in its tracks and keeping our members safe. So, we are taking these actions in light of increasing risks of group gatherings over 50 people. If this virus is stopped in the next month or so, perhaps we can plan to meet and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and fearless environment in May.

We will keep you informed and if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our Executive members by phone or email. If you need assistance or just need to talk, we’re only a phone call away.

The Executive meeting planned for next week will be postponed until Apr. 28th. If the Iroquois/Cardinal group could meet before then to plan the May 13th meeting, the information from that meeting will be available for us to discuss on the 28th. Thanks.

The extra luncheon that was planned for tomorrow at Yefsi’s is of course, postponed as well. We will meet again sometime when it’s safe to do so. Won’t we have some unprecedented stories to share!!

Thanks to all for your input, guidance, and suggestions, especially my Executive. These are difficult times so, let’s also continue to pray for all Canadians and people around the world. We are in this together and with patience, help, and support from each other, we will make it through.

Stay safe and be well!!

Yours in Caring and Sharing,

Diana McKendry

Upper Canada East Branch
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Our group is enthusiastic and generous in giving time, talent and monetary gifts to the needs of the community.

2019-2020 Program

Meeting September 2017

Social Time before the meeting

Left-Right: Barb Mackey, Marsha Moulton, Annette Angus, and Rosemary Rutley


Left-Right-Marg Reynolds and Marion DeGray

School Supplies brought in my members to be distributed to House of Lazarus, the Food Community Sharing and Naomi Family Resource Centre

UCE’s Children’s Storybook Author, Lynda Leader; holding up her latest book

“The Empty Bird House”

 UCE’s Editor- Bonnie Gaylord; holding her latest book ” Stones of Augusta” Her family homestead was chosen to adorn the cover of this book written by the late Sandra H. Robertson.

 UCE’s Humour Lady, Sharon Richardson, telling her usual funny stories.





Birthday Celebrations

Summer Birthday Gals receiving a carnation.

Left-Right- Marie Stephenson, Joan Casselman-Rutley, Alice Laushway, Beth Conlin, Annette Angus, Barb Mackey, Isabel Hume, Betty Lou Casselman, Bev Comfort, and Joyce Millard, our birthday Convenor.
 Another Birthday Gal, celebrating her summer birthday. Bonnie Adair

Quarter Frenzy

All of these ladies bid on items and won them at our annual Quarter Frenzy
Margret Lelievre, Bev Comfort, Anne Presley, Lynda Leader, Jean Mills and Sandie Decker
.Shirley Alguire, Lynn Gilmour, Sharon Bell, Betty Lou Casselman, and Jane Domanko.
Sharon Richardson, Barb Mackey, Pat Stewart and Eileen Webb
Brenda and Joyce Millard, Marg Reynolds and Rosemary Rutley

150th Celebration


These are the ladies who planned and worked hard

to make this 150th Celebration a very successful event!

Front Row L-R; Brenda Millard, MaryEllen Garlough, Diana McKendry, Wanda Sloan

Back Row L-R; Marion Degray, Betty Lou Casselman, Bonnie Adair, Karen Koivumaki, Lynda Leader, Colleen Howard, and Susan Williams 

Winners of the Gift Sharing; a Flower arrangement donated by Cardinal Flowers of Morrisburg. Playhouse tickets donated from Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg and four 150th Canada pins donated by the Chamber of Commerce also in Morrisburg.

Front Row L-R; Patsy Gillis-Playhouse tickets, Shirley Hodgins-pin, Sandra Shouldice-flower arrangement

Back Row- L-R; Lois Lannin-pin, BettyLou Casselman-pin, Linda Larkin-pin


Evelyn Workman (Code)

July 21,1945 -May 6, 2018


Ruth Alguire,

Marion Laton,

Freda Mellan

Dolores Prosser-Morris