WELCOME PATRICK Shaun Hudson
to our Parish
Congratulations to the parents and grandparents
On Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, Athens DHS recognized its student award recipients and two alumnae who were inducted into the Hall of Distinction: Kathryn Hudson and Dr. Glen Lockwood. Kathryn delivered a wonderful summation of what it means to be a volunteer and community member. I am a proud Trustee for the Upper Canada District School Board. .
Kathryn Hudson inducts Mary and John dancy into the Athens D.H.S. Hall of Distinction during the Commencement Ceremonies on June 29, 2017
Her remarks follow:
Today is a day that has been too long coming. John and Mary Dancy are such deserving recipients of this plaque which will be placed in the ADHS Hall of Distinction.
John Dancy is well-known for his charismatic demeanour, his wicked sense of humour, his common sense approach to life, his entrepreneurial spirit and his enterprising determination.
At ADHS, he was Minister of Boys’ Athletics and a member of the football team.
John served in the Canadian Army for 6 years, spending 3 years in Germany.
He was owner and operator of Dancy Milk Transport for 32 years.
He was an Athens Village Councillor for 14 years, Reeve for 9 years and Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
John was instrumental in the restoration of the Athens Town Hall, a volunteer firefighter, member of Athens Lions Club, Centre 76 Building Committee and proud sponsor of many hockey and baseball teams.
John really put his hometown on the map when he founded the Athens Mural Project. It was only the second of its kind in Canada and attracted thousands of visitors to Athens. Our little village became famous for the art on our walls.
When many men his age were retiring, John developed the Layng Subdivision in Athens and built and operated the Village Golf Course. He did nothing halfway. He always gave his best to whatever he did. What he started, he finished.
Mary Dancy, formerly Mary Flood, of Athens is a graduate of ADHS and became a registered nurse who worked in Cornwall, Brockville Psychiatric and Brockville General Hospitals.
She and John married in 1964 and raised 5 children, Ted, Kim, Steven, Roger and Jason.
Mary was a key figure in the management for Dancy Milk Transport, co-founder of The Village Green Golf Course where she was restaurant manager.
She remains active at St. Denis Church, a long-time judge for Athens Christmas Parade, and volunteered for many years at Athens Lions Farmersville Exhibition.
Her kindness and thoughtfulness are legendary as is her fun-loving spirit.
For John and Mary Dancy, however, their family’s welfare and interests were always paramount.
They have 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and continue to support their activities. It’s not at all unusual to hear that that they have been to three or four hockey games in an afternoon.
A friend of mine once said to me: “I want to leave Athens a better place than it was before I came”.
That friend was John Dancy. He and Mary have both fulfilled that hope to a very high degree.
We are very thankful for all you have done to make this community a better place. Please accept this plaque which will be put in The Hall of Distinction in your old school.
Welcome Baby Kayleigh and congratulations to the Clancy Family.
Sunday April 30, 2017
Baptism of Sebastian Langlois (the Mensen family)