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Parade for Widdicombe
News, Posted on May 4, 2021

It’s not every day you turn 100 – a feat Russell resident Jack Widdicombe has achieved on Sunday, May 2. Widdicombe celebrated his birthday the best he could during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the morning, while he was golfing on the Russell Golf Course he was surprised when a bunch of planes flew over the course in his honor. Then, later on the day, approx. 30 cars led by RCMP and the Fire Department drove by Widdicombe’s home to extend birthday wishes to him at a safe distance. Once the parade was over, Russell Legion members circled back, sang Happy Birthday to him and took some photos with him and his wife Florence.

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