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A very pleasant St. Patrick’s party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Conroy, when neighbours and friends met to welcome Francis home. Mrs. Harry Mollison read the following address:
Dear Francis: It is with great pleasure that we have arranged this gathering tonight, for two reasons. First, to welcome you back after seeing service overseas with the Irish Regiment. Second, to welcome you as a newcomer to our community. It is not long since we first met your family, but in the short time that they have been here they have proved themselves to be the very best of neighbours, and so from this standpoint we feel that you too shall prove yourself to be an asset to our community. And so it is with great pleasure that we ask you to accept this small gift along with our best wishes for a bright future in civilian life.
Miss Jean Strycker presented him with a beautiful cigarette lighter. Francis thanked all for their kindness.
Progressive euchre was played, ladies’ high prize going to Mrs. J. McIntosh and gentlemen’s high, to F. Kroeger.
A dainty lunch was served by the ladies and a social hour was spent.
The Wellington Advisor
At Frank Conroy’s surprise 90th birthday party, held recently at the University of Guelph, he walked into a room full of family, friends and neighbours and said aloud, “I didn’t know I knew this many people!”
But one cannot be as loved and respected as Conroy and not be well known.
Together with his family, Conroy, who was born and raised in Puslinch Township, has built a legacy in the area that will extend far beyond his years, rooted in the acres of local land his family has farmed and in his dedication to his country on the battlefields of the Second World War.