Providence Bay News & Notes

The community is mourning the passing of Blair Sullivan who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in his 95th year. He and his late wife Lillian were an integral part of Providence Bay hosting many guests at Sullivan’s Cottages over the years and then volunteering in the community and sharing his war stories with many. A graveside burial service has been planned for Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11 am at the Providence Bay Cemetery. A celebration of Blair’s life will be held in August. Details to follow. 

Our condolences also go out to the family of former Providence Bay resident Robert “Bob” Payette who passed away May 31, 2019. He had been living in Windsor.

Volunteers planted three more flower beds at the Village Square so be sure to drop by and take a look. There should be a beautiful rainbow of colour throughout this coming season. We’re all so thankful to have such a wonderful volunteer base in our community. Without all of the volunteers who’ve donated their time, equipment, material and monies this project wouldn’t be where it is today. Thank you to all!

The weather certainly cooperated for the annual Bluegrass in the Country Music Festival. And they enjoyed a fantastic turnout. Thank you to the organizers for choosing to host this event in our community. The music and fun was enjoyed by all who attended.

All of the flowering shrubs, fruit trees and lilacs are blooming in their splendorous glory emitting beautiful floral scents attracting monarch butterflies and bees. All of this rain will only contribute to more growth and glory.

Don’t forget to buy something for your Dad. Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16. For last minute shoppers, you can visit the outdoor farmers’ market at the Harbour Centre on Saturday. It’s being held every Saturday morning throughout the summer.

Did you know that in 1935 you could get a well drilled for just $1 per foot? For a 60 foot deep well, it cost $104 and that included the steel well casing, sucker rod, cylinder and hand pump. In those days a heavy steel slide called a jar bumper was used to dislodge a stuck drill bit in the well.

If you have something that you would like to contribute to the Providence Bay News and Notes, please let us know. We know the amazing people and things that happen in our community but lets’ help everyone to know. If there is an upcoming birthday, anniversary, fundraiser or celebration, please let us know. If there is someone that you would love to give a shout-out to because of the things they do for, in or around our community let us know. You can email Cheryl at or call her at 705-862-1613. Submissions must be received by each Sunday at 3 pm for addition to the following Wednesday publication of the paper. We look forward to hearing from you.