Our story: Tribute to Mickie & Rudy Haase
Making a difference since 1954
Story and photos by Sandra Dumaresq, FON board member
The rain held off and there was a good crowd attending the dedication in honour of Mickie and Rudy Haase.
A couple of years ago, the Cove Garden, which is owned by the Chester Garden Club, had to be dug up because of a crumbling drainage pipe. This meant the loss of a couple of spruce trees.
Through the initiative of the Friends of Nature, these were replaced with three fruit trees and a hemlock.
To honour the many and varied contributions that Mickie and Rudy Haase have made to the Chester community and all over the world, a plaque was placed on a rock in front of those trees.
The dedication took place September 19, 2011 – Mickie’s 85th birthday. She was not able to attend, but their son, Bruce, and his wife, Viktoria were there in her place.
A congratulatory letter from Elizabeth May, Leader of Green Party, was read by FON President Syd Dumaresq.