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Lion David Harper (1933-2022)

   

May 2, 2022 By Egan Funeral Home

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David (Dave) Harper, who passed away
suddenly at his home in Nobleton on April 30, 2022.

Devoted husband of 61 years of Greta (nee Pearson) (deceased), loving mother of Cynthia (Bill),
Kevin and David. Proud grandfather of Matthew and Meghan.

Dave was a strong believer in giving back to his community, having volunteered for many years
at Diabetes Canada, Mackenzie Health, Epilepsy York Region and most recently at Maple
Health Centre. He was a founding member of the Nobleton Lions Club, serving in leadership
positions at the club, zone and district levels, as well as acting as co-Chair of the Lion’s
community “Walk for Dog Guides.”

In recognition of his dedication to the community, Dave was the recipient of a Senior Citizen
Award of Merit from the Township of King in 2018.

A visitation will be held at Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S (Hwy 50), Bolton (905-857-
2213) Thursday, May 5th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday morning, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church,
14485 Jane Street, King City.
Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 91 Church Street, Schomberg.

In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider volunteering for a worthy cause or do something
good for your community and think of Dave. Condolences for the family may be offered at
www.EganFuneralHome.com

2022 Dog Guide Walk - Sunday, May 29

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Annual Golf Fundraiser - Sunday, June 5

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Nobleton Lions Club - 60 Years of Community Service

This year we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Club. For a trip through time with us, please read the Full Story here.

Tribute to Lion Olav Anderson

Lion Olav on his 80th Birthday

Lion Olav joined the Nobleton Lions Club in January of 2002. Lion Olav was a very active member - willing to help with any function or fund raiser. He was especially skilled in food handling. This talent had been developed throughout Olav's life. In the early 60’s, Olav ran a family style restaurant in Nobleton that was attached to Jim Reeves B A Gas Station at the four corners in Nobleton where the present day PetroCanada gas station is. Olav managed this restaurant, as the cook, from the 60’s to the early 70’s.

After selling that business, Olav next ran another family restaurant “Tiny Todds“attached to a Texaco gas station on Hwy 27 between Nobleton and Schomberg by the 18th Sideroad. Also during this time Olav started working with Harold and Eva Westbrook at Holly Park Meats on the 10th concession where it intersects the 16th sideroad. Eva’s husband died suddenly in 1961 leaving Eva and Olav to run Holly Park Meats. In 1969 Olav and Eva became partners and in the early 70’s built a house on the 16th just west of the 10th, on a parcel of land severed from the Holly Park Meats farm. Together they lived there and eventually sold Holly ParkMeats to a firm from Toronto that process sheep.

Eva suddenly passed away in 2012. Olav lived in the house till 2016 when he sold and moved to a condo in Schomberg. During his life, a hobby that Olav pursued was raising and competing with Homing Pigeons. Olav's pigeons were often winners, “Best Pigeons “, homing from timed drop- offs in the north - places like North Bay and Kapuskasing. Among others, Olav competed for years with friends like Jake Kamstra, Rolf Bachman and Helmut Huber and their pigeons. During his retirement years Olav’s eyesight deteriorated and he was no longer able to drive. So it was that the Lions assisted Olav and Eva with transportation to and from Lions functions. It was fitting then that Lion Olav was awarded the Helen Keller Award in Lionism. For Lions meetings, Lion Jim Casator and occasionally myself Lion Elwood (and others) would pick up and drop off Lion Olav from his house and later his condo. Lion Jim and myself greatly enjoyed this time with Olav whose sense of humour and wit produced many a good laugh!

Lion Olav spent many hours selling Raffle tickets with other retired Lions members like Lion Joe Tasca and Lion Ken Hodgson and others. Lion Olav was always eager to help with food preparation for any Lions functions. Lion Olav was a great Lion for just shy of 20 years. He was a recipient of two prestigious awards in Lionism - the Helen Keller Award and the Melvin Jones Award. Throughout his years as a Lion, Olav was always an active member who contributed a lot to our club! He will be missed by all of us!

Lion Olav passed away on November 28, 2021.

Respectfully submitted by Lion Elwood.

 

Thank You for your Support of the Online Auction

The recent auction ended with distribution of winning bids on December 12. Proceeds will be used to support the overall work of organizations to which the Club provides funds.

Thank You for your Support of the King Township Food Bank

The 2021 Reverse Advent Calendar initiative sponsored by the three Lions Clubs in King Township resulted in food donations valued at approximately $10,000 being received on December 4. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.

 

Nobleton Community Street Sale - October 16,17

The Zacchigna Real Estate team organized a Nobleton community street sale which included a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses. Proceeds of $840 were allocated to the Nobleton Lions Club to thank them for all that they do for our community. Pictured, left to right, are Mike Redgers, Susan Zacchigna, Dave Zacchigna, and Stephanie Zacchigna.

 

                      THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

 

The news of the tragic situation in India motivated three Nobleton and area service clubs to join forces to purchase seven Oxygen Concentrators. These life-saving machines will be donated to India in support of its COVID-19 relief efforts. Representing their respective clubs, from left to right. are: Rick Evans, President, Nobleton Lions Club: Elizabeth Douglas, President Nobleton Women's Institute: Roy Vokes, Past President, Rotary Club of Kleinburg, Nobleton, and Schomberg.

For more information about supporting this worthy cause, please contact Lion Manny Pereira at 416-557-8047. If you would like to donate please see this Letter of Appeal.

 

January 2021 Club Awards

Lion Earl Groombridge receiving his award as Club President 2018-2019 from current Club President Rick Evans

Lion Earl receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award