November update on the Health & welfare of our Club.

Barrie Pratt has knee problems and is now walking with the aid of a cane. More seriously though he has a pain which he first thought was a heart attack. That was discounted but the pain is still there in and around his stomach area. Right now he does not know the reason for his discomfort. Barrie is scheduled for more tests in early December so hopefully he will find the answer to his problem. Since late summer he has lost 46 pounds so hopefully he can find an answer since the weight loss was not planned.

Rae Graham  is very positive about his prostate cancer. He has had 5 radiation treatments with more to come. Pat (his wife) is at home and doing well according to Rae with physiotherapy she is receiving for her hip replacement.

 Jim Roberts a former member of our club and a Past International President of Gyro who now resides in North Vancouver with his wife Jean and also usually winters in Palm Springs. In mid October Jim had a heart attack and had 2 stents put in however shortly after he was still experiencing some pain so another operation was required. On November 4th Jim had bypass surgery and was released from the hospital this past Sunday. I talked to Jean yesterday afternoon, Jim was resting, and she said he is doing well but tires easily. Hopefully quite soon he will be put on a walking regimen which will help get him fully back to feeling better. I asked Jean to pass on to Jim the clubs good wishes and that we are all thinking about them at this time.

Now some good news!

Roger Delveaux had a hole in one on the 5th hole on San Gorgonio one of the Mountain Vista courses at Sun City Palm Desert. The 147 yd hole (gold) is a plateau green hidden behind a trio of sand traps. This happened for Roger on Remembrance Day (Nov 11) one day before his big birthday. He won’t forget this day. Congratulation Roger.


About Lawrence Zalasky

I was born and schooled in Two Hill, Ab. Upon graduation I moved to Edmonton, got involved in finance and followed that path for 10 years. In 1973 I formed a partnership in a very successful mortgage firm that culminated in our getting a "Trust Company" entitled Colonial Trust. In 1984 we sold the Trust Company and it is today known as Peoples Trust. Marge and I married in 1968 after a 5 year courtship, moved to Sherwood Park where we still reside, have 3 lovely married daughters, 3 great sons-in-law and 10 grandchildren. After semi retiring in 2004 I joined the Sherwood Park Gyro Club. I co-chaired the District VIII Convention in Sherwood Park in 2010, served as a director in 2011, then Vice President in 2012 and became the club President for the 2013-14 term. Gyro is relaxing, exciting and rewarding. Gyro shares a value that the world strives for on a daily basis. That value is one of "Equality". To Gyros "Equality has no boundaries". To Gyros ethnicity, religious educational or work background is never an issue. To a Gyro there is no "back seat" on the bus. For this I am richer and proud of my Gyro friends and friendships.
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1 Response to November update on the Health & welfare of our Club.

  1. Jim Copeland says:

    Details on Bernie Kropp’s Father’s Funeral

    KROPP, Leonard Frederick
    It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our father Leonard Frederick Kropp on March 30, 2014, a mere 55 days after the loss of his wife (our mother) Lydia in early February. Leonard passed away peacefully at the Grey Nuns Hospital after a four year battle with kidney failure and numerous other ailments. Born on February 27, 1923, the 91 plus years he lived was a period of incredible change in history.
    He leaves behind four sons Ken (Ardy), Bernie (Brenda), Randy, and Myron; daughter-in-law Dawne; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Larry in August 2013, his parents, sister Alma, brother Robert, and daughter- in-law Debbie.
    The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Bradley and his team at the Grey Nuns Renal Unit for 4 years of tremendous care he received there, as well as to the nursing staff on Stn. 54 at the Grey Nuns during his brief stay there. A special thank you to his wonderful home care provider Jane who for her stay with him was there 24 hours/7 days a week. She was a pillar and became his best friend.
    A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 9909-90 Street, Fort Saskatchewan with Interment to follow.
    If desired, a donation to Christ Lutheran Church building fund or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Gord and Cindy Kadatz managing directors. –

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