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Mrs. Una Adams at 105-years-old: Gracious and Witty

Margot Blackman & Egbert Gaye Congratulations and much love and respect are in order for Mrs. Una Adams who celebrated her 105th birthday on October 15. Mrs. Adams was born in Barbados on October 15, 1913, and came to Canada in 1948 to join her husband Mr. Fred Adams who served in the Canadian military during WWII. They settled in the Rosemont district where they raised their sons Dr. Robert Adams and Neil Adams. Speaking to the CONTACT by phone, Mrs. Adams was gracious and engaging. A lifelong member of the Salvation Army, which she joined growing up in St. …

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Life & Style

Accolades for Eula Williams

Margot Blackman Congratulations to Eula Williams of Cote-de-Neiges who was recently honored by the directors and staff of Maison Shalom when she retired after 23 years of faithful duty. Maison Shalom is a  home for the intellectually and physically challenged children and adults, and Eula’s performance working with them has been outstanding. In their recent newsletter, Benjamin and Vanda Treiser, co-presidents of Maison Shalom, wrote the following about Eula: The staff and residents will miss her enthusiastic demeanor, warm smile, and loving care. In appreciation of her many years of devotion to the lives of our residents, a party took …

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Intercultural Choir back in a great performance

By Margot Blackman On October 26, The Montreal Intercultural Choir gave a concert at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Cote-des-Neiges. It was a benefit concert, a “thank you” to the rector and church members for the privilege of rehearsing on the premises. The lively and enthusiastic choir captivated the audience with their magnificent performance, which they sang a cappella with the occasional drum. The exception was the final item, the Hallelujah Chorus, when the choir was accompanied on the organ by Christopher Grocholski. Some members in the audience remarked that the performance caused them to experience “goose bumps”. The Montreal …

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