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Winners of Library Draw

Children who read thirty-five books or more in the Bradford Public Library's Summer Reading Program were eligible for the Grand Prize Draw. Winners, from left: Marcella Knibbe, 8, Amy Kany, 10, Cynthia Belanger, 9, Ramona Rouhani, 8, and Melanie McIlroy, 7 1/2. Chief Bookaneer Anita Sikma (in the hat) organised the program. Summer 1991.

Wintario winner

"A happy Bathurst St. resident recently won $1,000 in the Wintario Lottery. Ladislaw [Walter] Dyrda, who has lived in Bradford 26 years, won the money with a ticket he purchased at Davis Pharmacy. Mr. Dyrda, an employee at Sterling Drugs in Aurora plans to use the money for a trip to his native Czechoslovakia next summer. "It is the first time I have ever won anything," the happy winner said. Above, Mr. Dyrda and Ross David hold a copy of the check for $1,000."

Art Chamberlain

Winter damage

"Miraculously, the driver of this truck survived. The flat bed tractor trailer had been carrying a load of steel south on Highway 400 when just south of the Highway 88 intersection it spun around and overturned in the west ditch facing northward. The car was demolished, the seat and windshield being forced out."

George Jackson

Wiring Town Hall

Documents pertaining to supplying the Town Hall (& fire station) with hydro-electric power. Includes a tender from W. J. Dunn, electrical contractor.

John Harrison

W.I.'s cake

"Bradford Women's Institute last Wednesday celebrated 50 years "For Home and Country", the motto of the world-wide organization. Long time member Mrs. H.L. Blackwell cuts the anniversary cake fashioned in the shape of the figure 50, as Bradford W.I. President Mrs. Dan Clements looks on."

George Jackson

Wishing Bradford a Happy 150th Birthday

"Last Sunday, May 27th, the town of Bradford launched 14 months of celebration, marking the 150th year since its incorporation.
In fact, the "actual receiving of Royal Assent incorporating the village of Bradford... was done on May 27th, 1857 by Queen Victoria," said Bradford Sesquicentennial Committee Chair Del Crake, "ten years prior to Confederation." ..."

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Wishing Bradford a Happy Birthday

"A Silent Auction, a supper of Penne and Spicy meatballs, with salad and garlic bread, and funnel cakes for dessert - and a hilarious look at Bradford's history, presented by the Bradford District High School Drama Club... The Gwillim Group put together a fundraiser that was filling and fun, last weekend at the high school." ...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Wist , John Sr. obituary

Event Date : Tuesday, August 28, 1979
Event Type : Death

Description : One of the Holland Marsh pioneers, John Wist Sr. died last Tuesday (August 28) at York County Hospital in Newmarket. He was 83. Born in Yugoslavia, Mr. Wist emigrated to Canada in 1927, residing first in the west, then moving to the Leamington area. He and his wife Elizabeth worked on a sugar beet farm weeding for $12 an acre - tough work that lasted from sunup to sundown. Forty years ago, Mr. Wist and his family settled in the Holland Marsh where he cleared a five-acre parcel of land. He built a home on the King Rd. near the Fourth Concession, carrying every piece of lumber for the house the distance of one mile. Back in those days work really meant work" his son John Jr. commented. While he officially retired about 30 years ago Mr. Wist still kept busy on the family farm near the Muck Research Station. He helped with the back-breaking job of clearing the land and his son recalled one incident where his father had fallen during the clearing operations. Shrugging off the pain Mr. Wist suggested more work could be done on the drainage ditches. It was only later that he discovered he'd cracked two ribs in that fall. For the past two years Mr. Wist and his wife lived in retirement in Bradford. He became ill about one month ago. Mr. Wist leaves his wife Elizabeth Ernst and his son John Jr. He is predeceased by his son Frank. He also leaves a brother Mike of Toronto, grandsons Jim, Rick, Gary, and Paul, and great-grandchildren Kim, Teressa and Jaimie. Friends called at the Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home in Bradford and funeral mass was held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Roman Catholic Church last Friday. He was buried at the Holy Martyrs Cemetery in West Gwillimbury Township."

Bradford Witness

Wist, Frank J. obituary

Event Date : Monday, February 21, 1972
Event Type : Death

Description : Died suddenly. Of R.R. 1, Kettleby, beloved husband of Marjorie Wist and dear father of Gary of Bradford, Paul of Kettleby and the late Glen. Loving son of John Sr. and Elizabeth Wist of Kettleby, loving grandfather of Teressa. Resting at the Lewis Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe St., Bradford. Requiem high mass in the Church of the Holy Martyrs of Japan on Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment McGann's Cemetery. Recession of the Rosary, Wed., at 8 p.m.

Bradford Witness

Wist, Gary obituary

Event Date : Wednesday, August 21, 1996
Event Type : Death

Description : Suddenly at Barrie in his 52nd year. Formerly of Bradford. Father of Teressa Caradonna Wist of Newmarket. Son of Marjorie Wist-Sloane of Collingwood and the late Frank Wist. Brother of Paul Wist and his friend Laura Robbins of Dundalk. Nephew of Eleanor and Andy Hay of Orillia, John Wist Jr. and Marie of Bradford, Dave and Ruth Pattenden of Harrowsmith. Cousin of Rick Wist and his wife Jane of Holland Landing. Visitation at the Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford. Funeral Mass at Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, Bradford. Interment in Holy Martyrs Cemetery.

Toronto Star

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