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Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony Held at Blackville Park

The first annual Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, December 3 at Blackville Park. About seventy-five people were in attendance.

The evening kicked off at 6:30pm. Attendees socialized and enjoyed hot chocolate and candy canes, a bonfire and Christmas carols. Blackville Foodland Manager Clem Savoie was the master of ceremonies for the event, hosted by the Blackville Mango Health & Wellness committee.

Mayor Christopher Hennessy welcomed the crowd and Reverend John Stewart said an opening prayer, followed by Committee Chair Wendy Vickers who recited a listing of names that bulbs were purchased in memory of.

The crowd then joined in the singing of “It’s Christmas” and “Silent Night”, followed by a moment of silence. The memorial tree, with its twelve hundred lights, was then lit while the singing of “O Christmas Tree” rang out.

The Blackville Mango Health & Wellness committee wishes to thank the following individuals, groups and businesses for their contributions towards this event:

  • Blackville Foodland (sale of bulbs)
  • Blackville Pharmasave (sale of bulbs)
  • Clem Savoie (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Father Barry Knights of Columbus (refreshments)
  • Gary McLaughlin (event assistance)
  • JAC Logging (Jennifer, Allan and Chloe Furlong) (refreshments)
  • Jon Walls (PA System)
  • Kyle & Breanna Coughlan (fire pit)
  • St. Raphael’s CWL (refreshments)
  • Village of Blackville

Bulbs were purchased in memory of:

  • Doug A (no last name given)
  • Arnold Adams
  • Stacy Alice
  • Janessa Anderson
  • Baby (no name given)
  • Anna Barry
  • Bliss Barry
  • Ronnie Beek
  • Lacey Bell-Colford
  • Jordan Bell
  • Thomas Brennan
  • Baby Clyde Brophy
  • Darren Brophy
  • Karla Brophy
  • Mary Brophy
  • Melvin Brophy
  • Pat Brophy
  • Baby Patrick Brophy
  • Eddie Brown
  • Elwood Brown
  • Nancy Brown
  • Elery Buckingham
  • Lawrence Burke
  • Lucy Burke
  • Tessie Burke
  • Maggie Jean Burns
  • Mary Cady
  • Moi Campbell
  • G.F. Charles
  • Iva Cliff
  • Estella Colford
  • Floyd Colford
  • Marie Colford
  • Susan Colford
  • Yvonne Colford
  • Alonzo Connors
  • Arnold Connors
  • Rhoda Connors
  • Anita Cooper
  • Brian Cooper
  • Frank Cooper
  • Gerald Cooper
  • Tyson Cooper
  • Floyd Coughlan
  • Darla Crawford
  • Murray Crawford
  • Lynn Croft
  • Armond Curtis
  • Arnold Curtis
  • Gwen Curtis
  • Hallam Curtis
  • Helen Curtis
  • Jason Curtis
  • Jayden Curtis
  • Larke Curtis
  • Mabel Curtis
  • Marcus Curtis
  • Marshall Curtis
  • Murray Curtis
  • Perley Curtis
  • Perley Curtis Jr.
  • Raymond Curtis
  • Viona Curtis
  • Daddy (no name given)
  • Verna Davidson
  • William Davidson
  • Patrick Dewolfe
  • Aloysius Donahue
  • Dora Donahue
  • Perry Donahue
  • Archie Donald
  • Robbie Donovan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Donovan
  • Doris (no last name given)
  • Kippy Duffy
  • Marguerite Dumont
  • Thomas Dunn
  • Edith (no last name given)
  • Ruth Flett
  • Gram Fogan
  • Marion Fogan
  • Nanny Fogan
  • Bridget Furlong
  • Carmel Furlong
  • Florence Furlong
  • Frances Furlong
  • Joseph Furlong
  • Joseph Furlong Jr.
  • Lorenda Furlong
  • Willis Furlong
  • Winona Gallan
  • Blair Gillespie
  • Cody Gillespie
  • Colleen Gillespie
  • Patty Gillespie
  • Joseph Grady
  • Greta (no last name given)
  • Blake Hallihan
  • Flor Hallihan
  • Jillian Hallihan
  • Kay Hallihan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Hallihan
  • Gerry Hayes
  • George Hayes
  • Paul Hayes
  • David Hennessy
  • Jeanine Hennessy
  • Weaver Hennessy
  • Susan Hollier
  • Amy J. (no last name given)
  • Amy Jardine
  • Carrie Jardine
  • Clara Jardine
  • Ephriam Jardine
  • Pearl Jardine
  • Poppy Jardine
  • Regronal Jardine
  • Silas Jardine
  • Grace Keenan
  • Hugh Keenan
  • Joe Keenan
  • Noreen Keenan
  • Oscar LeBlanc
  • Raymond LeBlanc
  • Wilma Lee
  • Jim MacDonald
  • Louise MacRae
  • Margie Maillet
  • Julie McCormack
  • Karl McCormack
  • Malcolm McCormack
  • Herb McEvoy
  • Brian McFarlane
  • Baz McGean
  • Leslie McKenzie
  • Greta McLaughlin
  • Patrick McLaughlin
  • Stanley McLaughlin
  • Burton Mersereau (Junior)
  • Trent Mersereau
  • Barry Milligan
  • Moira (no last name given)
  • Lindon Mountain
  • Bunny Muck
  • Helena Muck
  • Gayle Mullin
  • Byron Munn
  • Elmer Munn
  • Lawrence Munn
  • Nanny (no name given)
  • Kathe O’Donnell
  • Gerald Olsen
  • Christopher Parks
  • Claude Peterson
  • Patricia Peterson
  • Georgina Pleadwell
  • James Preston
  • Annie Ramsay
  • Donald Ramsay
  • Ross Family
  • Harold Ross Sr.
  • Rita Ross
  • Anna Saunders
  • Roy Saunders
  • Fred Stewart
  • Greta Stewart
  • Janet Stewart
  • Tom Stewart
  • Rudy Storey
  • Blaine Sturgeon
  • Blake Sturgeon
  • Dana Sturgeon
  • Dave Sturgeon
  • Elwood Sturgeon
  • Falon Sturgeon
  • Farren Sturgeon
  • Fearon Sturgeon Sr.
  • Fenton Sturgeon
  • Josie Sturgeon
  • Lill Sturgeon
  • Sheena Sturgeon
  • Shirley Sturgeon
  • Sterling Sturgeon
  • Tom Sturgeon
  • Vida Sturgeon
  • Audrey Taylor
  • Clarence Taylor
  • Alton Underhill
  • Brent Underhill
  • Burton Underhill
  • Dale Underhill
  • Floyd Underhill
  • Harold Underhill
  • Jim Underhill
  • Reg Underhill
  • Ruth Underhill
  • Terry Underhill
  • Amy Vickers
  • Ben Vickers
  • Dale Vickers
  • Jacqueline Vickers
  • Margaret Vickers
  • Marlene Vickers
  • Terence Vickers
  • Ken Walls
  • May Walls
  • Jean Williston
  • And Pets: Casey, London and Wolf

Bulbs were also purchased in honour of Cathy Adams, Eleanor Donald, Aldean & Dave MacVicar, Judy & Ken Roy, and Lucas Sturgeon.

View photos of the event below. Click an image to enlarge.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

5 Comments

  1. Avatar Colleen McLaughlin on December 18, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Wonderful idea and very nice pics! Thanks to the Mango Group for all they do for our community!

  2. Avatar Bernice MacDonald Hulan on December 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I see my Uncle Arnold Conners and cousin Jim MacDonald were mentioned. Wish I knew. What a lovely idea.

  3. Avatar Phyllis Drier on December 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    What a beautiful way to remember our loved ones at Christmas! Heartwarming!

  4. Avatar Tracy on December 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Next year could someone please contact me? I’d like to purchase bulbs in memory of family.

  5. Avatar Sarah Ginnish on December 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    So healing. Eel Ground needs to invest in one too.

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