Keith Creaser

    CREASER, Keith "Pops"

    I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Carolyn (2018), and dearly-missed son, Stuart (1988). Much-loved Dad to Steven (Karen) and Leanne (Brian). Much-loved Poppa to Melissa (Liam), Abby (Kevin) and Nathan. He will be missed by great-grandchildren, Maddie and Elyse. Predeceased by his brother Max. Survived by his siblings, Mona (Ron), Harry (Joanne), Ellen (Fred) and Billy (Diane). Dad was born and raised in Riverport, NS, worked in Toronto and retired with mom in Lakefield. Pops was a multi-sport athlete and member of the Tam Heather Curling Club. He worked for forty years in the general insurance industry and was a loyal Toronto sports fan. Missed by many friends and extended family.

    To watch a great video of Pops, please visit:https://bit.ly/krCreaser

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    This reminder is to all tennis players who have NOT yet picked up their new Fob or made arrangements with the office for pick up. 

    The bubble for the tennis court is now ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY FOB. If you have not yet picked up your Fob, you will not be able to enter the bubble. 

    Before booking any courts, please make sure you have picked up your new Fob in order to have access to the tennis courts. 

    The office will be open starting on Monday May 16 at 10am, when you can come and pick up your Fob during business hours . If you are unable to come to the office for pick up, please call the office (416 284 9251) to arrange a pick up time that’s convenient for you. 

    Thank you


    With great sadness, I am passing along some news on behalf of my Dad, Terry.

    He was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ALS in February of this year. Specifically Bulbar ALS. In the last few months, his health has deteriorated rapidly; and he is unable to speak, swallow and is in tremendous pain. He will be receiving MAID (Medically Aided Dying) this Thursday at noon, with Suzanne, Meaghan, and I at his side. While we are devastated to be losing him, we are so grateful for the incredible staff at the ALS clinic at Sunnybrook who have been so kind through his diagnosis and treatment. We are also very relieved that he won’t have continue to suffer. He promised he would hang on, so long as his quality of life was greater than the pain he was in and unfortunately, the pain is too great for him to continue. As I’m writing this, Suzanne is at the hospital with him with some acute pain he couldn’t tolerate this morning, likely related to the feeding tube he recently had installed. As always, she is at his side through the worst of things, and I could never articulate what that means to Meaghan and I. Because of Covid, we haven’t been able to be here as often as we would have liked, but we knew he was being cared for. I know he was also well entertained by Mark and Mary, who became the only people besides Suzanne to see him regularly through Covid. The Repol family has been able to visit again; and I know how much it means to Dad, Dave, and Janice. Also his own grandchildren, he has said how much he will miss his girls. They will miss him just as much. We all will.

    He has written about his life, his cars, jobs, hobbies, friends, and his family. If you would like to read in his words, what has meant the most to him, please look at the website my daughter Kayla prepared for him to share. There is a page where you can share memories and pictures. There is also a straight to pdf version if you wanted to print it off to read on actual paper. Life and Times of Terry Repol

    He wanted to make sure he thanked all his friends, co-workers, and family for their parts in his life, and asked me to send out this email. I know he’s most saddened to be leaving Suzanne behind, but Meg and I will make sure she’s not alone. We’ve both got incredible support at home, which we will be relying on heavily over the next little while, and we are incredibly grateful for. He has made sure to impress upon us the importance of being happy in your own life, so you can never sit at the end of it and wish for anything more. When he was first diagnosed, I asked if there was anything on his bucket list he wanted to do, anywhere he wanted to go. He said that there was nothing left, he’d done it all, and had probably driven a sports car to it...

    I’ve cc’d my email address, in case there is anyone who would like to be included in the celebration of his life that will be upcoming. He will also be able to hopefully see any responses over the next couple of days, but I suspect his priority will be spending time with Sue and seeing family. I hope I’ve included everyone from his contact list who should be seeing this (I’ve left the list closed as to not share everyone’s email address publicly) please pass this along to whomever you like.

    Please keep him, and us in your thoughts this week.

    Sincerely

    Maire


    April statements are now available ​in the office.

    If you are unable to come into the office:

    • Payment can be made over the phone via credit card. Call the office​(416 284 9251), choose extension 3 for payment.
    • If you are on pre-authorized payment, your statement balance will be charged to your credit card on or about the 15th of the month.

    Summer - Office Hours:

     Monday to Thursday : 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
     Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

     

     


    Tam Heather is pleased to announce that the new Fob system is now in place and newly programmed Fobs are ready to be picked up.  If you haven't already dropped off your previous Fob, please be sure to bring it with you to exchange it for your new Fob.  

    There are 3 scheduled days available for Fob pick up, please see pick up dates/times below:

    Monday, May 9th - 11:00pm to 3:00pm - Office pick up

    Tuesday, May 10th - 11:00pm to 3:00pm - Office pick up 

    Wednesday, May 11th - 4:00pm - 8:00pm - Pick up in the bubble 

    If you are unable to pick up your Fob during these times, you are invited to call the office to arrange a pick up time that’s convenient for you.   

    Before booking any courts, please make sure you have picked up your new Fob in order to have access to the tennis courts. 

    In addition, Tam Heather is pleased to share that tennis members are now able to bring in guests once again. Guest Fee of $15.00 +HST will apply.

    We wish you an exciting and satisfying summer tennis season at Tam Heather! 


    Tam is happy to announce that the FOB system for the club is being updated and upgraded. All members will be issued a new FOB moving forward after system installation in the coming weeks.

    This new system is at no cost to members if the FOB fee has already been paid. However, all tennis members that were issued a FOB previously, will be required to return it to the club.

    FOBs can be returned in the following ways:

    • Drop FOB into the brown lock box that's on the table in the tennis vestibule
    • Drop FOB in the mailbox at the east entrance to the club
    • FOBs can also be dropped off by coming into the club during regular office hours
    • The Bubble and east entrances will remain open during regular play hours until this new FOB system is in place.
    • Stay tuned for further updates on when new FOBs will be issued.

    Thank you in advance for your support and assistance in moving forward with this system upgrade.


    The tournament will be held on Monday June 20th and is limited to 120 golfers.

    This year the goal is to raise $5,000.00 for the ALS Society. As well, some proceeds will go towards supporting the work of the West Hill United Church Community Outreach Program.

    Please email Janet Gammon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mel Crossley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to register. Please include the names of your foursome along with everyone’s email addresses.

    NOTE: single registrations are also welcome.

    The cost per person is $110.00.

    You may pay by cash or by cheque payable to Janet Gammon, or you may e-transfer your registration fee to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Cheques or cash may be given to either Janet or Mel.

    We’re looking forward to a wonderful, sunny, fun and successful day!

    Mel and Janet

    Golf Flyer


    TAM HEATHER CLUB MEMBERS “BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND”

    PLACE YOUR ORDER STARTING - Tues. April 12th LAST DAY TO ORDER – Wed. April 27/2021
    Email Selection & Quantities with PHONE # directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (Items come frozen so they can be thawed, reheated & served).

    Signature Baked Beef & Chicken Pot Pies (single serving)

    pie
    $8.00
    (Reheat thawed @ 325 degrees for 40-45 mins.)

    Freshly Made Frozen Beef Lasagna Foil Pan (9x13)
    (when ordering your lasagna please indicate if you want it unfrozen)

    lasagna1 $24
    (Reheat thawed @ 325 degrees for 40-45 mins.)

    Payment Options: CASH upon pick up or E-TRANSFER prior to pick up to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Note: An email will be sent out when your order is ready for pick up at the Tam Heather Kitchen Window

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE TAM HEATHER KITCHEN


    Many of our members like the convenience of being on pre-authorized payment, meaning their statement balance is charged to their credit card on or about the 15th of each month. They can then pick up their statement any time after the 15th.

    Many don’t even bother to pick up their statements regularly. In these instances, their statements just accumulate for when they do decide to pick them up. Anyone not currently on pre-authorized payment is encouraged to consider signing up. What could be easier? Below is a link to the form. Just fill it out and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it off in the office.

    Credit Card Pre-Authorization Form

    For anyone not on pre-authorized payment, here are your statement pickup options. The statements for March are now available for pickup. When the office is open, just come to the office window. And when the office is closed, your statement will be available for pickup at the bar. If you are picking up your statement at the bar, we ask that you time your pickup strategically (i.e. please don’t ask for your statement when the bar is busy).

    Payment can be made over the phone via credit card, even if you haven’t yet picked up your statement. When you call to pay, please choose extension 3. Cheques sent by mail are also acceptable if that’s your preference.

    Thanks,
    Jason


    save the date golfWe are pleased to announce that, in honour of Terry Repol, the long-awaited return of The Wayne Crossley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday June 20, 2022 at Winchester Golf Club.

    This year the tournament will be in support of the ALS Society as well as supporting the work of the West Hill United Church Community Outreach Program.

    Please make note of this June 20th event on your calendar now!

    Details will follow.


    beer mug 4 1Hello Tam Heather Members, 
     
    Just in time for our return to curling on Monday March 28th - Tam Heather is pleased to announce the winning name for our new draft beer at the club:

    "On The House"

    Congratulations goes to Lianne Robertson's team on picking the winning draft beer name with 66 votes.  

    Honourable mentions go to the team of Rhonda Welch for Granite Gold with 61 votes, a close second, and Rocks and Rackets came in third place with 53 votes.  We’d like to thank all who participated and there was a total of 240 survey responses - way to go Tam Fam!

    Order yourself a pint of "On The House" next time you're at the club…and NO, it is not on the house, nice try!


    princessauto playerschampionshipIn another bit of fun Tam news, we would like to invite all members to drop by the bar or office and purchase raffle tickets for a pair of full event passes to Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling from April 12 - 17.

    *The winning raffle ticket wins both passes.

    Don’t miss your chance to buy your tickets - $5.00 each.   Tickets will be available from Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 8th.  Hurry hard, before they’re all gone!

    *Please be reminded to continue self-monitoring for Covid symptoms. Masks must be worn at all times while moving around the club.  Masks will not be mandatory when playing tennis or when curling. Masks are also not required when seated, eating and/or drinking in the lounge.

    We are excited to move safely through the next 5 weeks and appreciate everyone's understanding and flexibility in making Tam Heather a fun and healthy place to play and socialize. 




    Tam Heather Members,

    Although the Province will be lifting mandatory masking as of March 21st, Tam Heather will continue with the masking protocols already in place at the club for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Masks must be worn at all times while moving around the club. Masks will not be mandatory when playing tennis or when curling. Masks are also not required when seated, eating and/or drinking in the lounge.

    Our primary concern is always the health and safety of the Tam Heather club members and staff. These continued masking protocols are aimed at keeping us all protected and healthy as we move forward.


    Please do not enter the club if you are experiencing any symptoms.  If you test positive, or have had close contact with a positive case, please see Ontario's guidance HERE

    What to do if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 - COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario

    • Step One: Confirm if you need to isolate.
    • Step Two: Get tested for COVID-19 if you are eligible
    • Step Three: Inform others of your exposure
    Covid app

    Visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed for more details


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