Hansen and Livingston honoured for years of service to W.I.

Submitted by
Eleanor Wiersema

Forest Women’s Institute honoured two of their own with a Come and Go Tea at Rainy River Senior Activity Centre. Family, friends and WI members, past and present, gathered to celebrate with Rose Hanson and Peggy Livingston. Rose has been a member of Women’s Institute for sixty plus years and Peggy has done the Tweedsmuir History Books for the Branch for almost thirty years. Peggy was also turning eighty-nine years young on March 31st.
Branch President, Evelyn Nelson, presented Rose with a 60 year WI pin and Peggy with a Certificate of Appreciation. Joyce Penner did a tribute to Peggy in honour of her birthday as well as her contributions to WI. Rose’s daughter, Heather Anderson, read Rose’s memoirs from her childhood. Rose was also thanked for her many, many knitted toques and wash cloths for newborn babies and midwives, which are sent all over the world, wherever there is a disaster or a need. These items go through Canada Comforts, one of Women’s Institute’s international projects.
The Tweedsmuir History Books, which contain stories, pictures and newspaper clippings of people and events in Rainy River and District, some from as far back as 1900, are in our local Rainy River Library for viewing.