Dave Guiry honoured by his friends
Downeyville, Sept. 26—Some two hundred friends and relatives from Ennismore, Emily, Ops, Lindsay and Toronto assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guiry, Downeyville, to honour their son, Sgt. Dave Guiry, RCAF, who has been spending the past two weeks at his home on leave.
During the evening an address was read by Edward Perdue and a well-filled money belt was presented by Edward Herlihey and Fabian O’Neil.
Dave spoke feelingly in reply to the address and thanked all for their kindness to him and for the valuable gift with which he had been presented.
Mr. Guiry, in a few well-chosen words, extended a hearty welcome to all present and thanked them most sincerely for their kindness to Dave.
Mr. Wm. O’Brien, 91, one of Emily’s eldest and most highly respected residents, expressed his pleasure at being present on this special occasion and said:
I am proud of Dave.
Other speakers were Peter Perdue, Jos. O’Leary, and Reeve Paul McGuire.
All joined in singing the Maple Leaf Forever and
He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.
A dainty lunch was served by the hostess, Mrs. Guiry, assisted by the ladies of Downeyville.
The remainder of the evening was spent in games and dancing to the music of The Fox Orchestra.