NOW HIRING: CURATOR
A position is now open for a seasonal Curator for the Massey Area Museum starting 2021.
Job overview includes but is not limited to: acquisition, cataloguing, presentation and displaying of artifacts, grant applications, overseeing of educational programs within the community, administration duties.
Candidates should possess strong computer skills, the ability to work alone and should have a working knowledge of genealogy and the history of Sable Spanish River area.
Secondary education preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Board of Directors will respond.
REMEMBERING FLORENCE ERICKSON
Florence died peacefully aged 92 years at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, on December 11, 2020.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wilfred Erickson of Massey, her daughters, Deborah Gerow (Charles) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, and Kim Erickson (Tony) of Thunder Bay, her grandchildren, Robin Gerow, Edmonton, AB, John Gerow (Helen), Bruderheim, AB, Jennifer Johnston (Jeremy), Sherwood Park, AB, Reija Roberts, Vancouver, BC, Lesya Roberts, Canmore, AB, and Roisin Roberts (Pete), Canmore, AB, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives, particularly in the Sudbury area.
She was predeceased by her parents, Grace and Charles Johnston, and her siblings, Jean Janakowski, Bill Johnston, Rosemary Johnston, and Margaret Redden.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandparent and she will be greatly missed.
Florence was always engaged in her community. When she lived in Thunder Bay, she was a member of Broadway United Church, leading youth groups, organizing the Sunday school, serving on the church board, and leading the choir. After her retirement from McKellar Hospital as director of public relations and volunteers, she and her husband returned to Massey where they built a home in the Birch Lake area. In Massey, she led the choir and played the organ at St. Andrew's United Church, was a member of the Massey Players, managed the Massey Fair, was a member of the Massey Area Museum board, volunteered at the Learning Centre, and founded the Voices of Spring choir. In 2012, she was awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal to recognize her community service.
Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and all the other wonderful staff at the Espanola Hospital and at Health Sciences North for the care Florence received. A very special thank you to her niece, Gloria Richer who was with her when she passed.
Florence's remains have been cremated, and there will be a celebration of her life in the spring. Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Massey Area Museum, 150 Sable Street, P.O. Box 237, Massey, Ontario, P0P 1P0.