Page 16 [ SUMMER 2017 ] The Source In Memory Peter Campbell McPherson passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2016 after a five month long battle with lung cancer. Peter passed away at the age of 54 with his loving wife, Vicki McPherson, by his side. Together they had two beautiful children, Paige Lee McPherson and Cole Campbell McPherson. Peter was born in Brantford, Ontario, and was the loving son of Lorna McPherson and the late John “Bob” McPherson. Peter enjoyed spending his summers at the family cottage on Three Mile Lake, visiting his late grandparents Jean (McEachren) and Peter McPherson, later deciding to permanently reside in Muskoka. Peter was son-in-law to Rita Young (Lawrence Brandridge) and brother-in-law to both Debbie McQuain (Don Beeley) and Paula Young (Al Ebrahim). Peter was a selfless man with a big heart and an unique sense of humour. Peter had a passion for motor racing and enjoyed spending his winters snowmobiling with dear friends and family. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, November 12th, 2016, at the Raymond Community Hall. As expressions of your sympathy, donations can be made to the cancer society. Messages of condolences can be made at www.reynoldsfuneral.com. The Board of Directors and staff of the Ontario Ground Water Association offer our deepest condolences to Pete McPherson’s family and friends. Sadly, we were not aware of Pete’s passing until this summer and our message of sympathy goes out to his colleagues. He will be missed by the ground water industry. http://www.reynoldsfuneral.com/book- of-memories/2758496/McPherson- Peter/obituary.php Life Story of Peter McPherson Free Water Well Workshop Held March 8 in Cambray CAMBRAY, ON – February 27, 2017 – Homeowners, residents and business owners shared an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop on March 8 at the Fenelon Township Community Centre. The Managing Your Well During Drought workshop was held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fenelon Township Community Centre (Cambray) and covered a number of topics of interest to the local community. “We heard from a number of concerned residents and business owners about their wells as the region experienced a prolonged period of below average precipitation throughout much of 2016,” explained Stewardship Outreach Technician Greg Bunker. As a result they brought together staff and experts to help address questions and provide valuable information in an open forum. Eades Well Drilling Well Technician Greg Bullock joined Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark for the evening’s workshop. Ms. Shipclark provided an up to date introduction about current watershed conditions and the concerns that have arisen as a result, while Mr. Bullock helped well owners better understand their wells and how to maintain them. Ward 4 Councillor Andrew Veale said the free workshop would be a great opportunity for local residents to hear about best practices for managing their wells during dry conditions. “This is a great opportunity for area residents that are new to having a well, as well as those who have always had a well, to hear about best practices for managing there wells during periods of low precipitation,” Coun. Veale said, prior to the event. This was a second Water Well Workshop. More than 60 people attended a similar workshop in Blackstock in December. Mr. Bunker explained that a series of workshops in March and April were provided “to further help area residents with the challenges of low water in Blackstock and in Lindsay on water harvesting.” For more information, please contact Greg Bunker at 705-328-2271 Ext. 242 or email gbunker@kawarthaconservation.com.