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Josh and Rebecca Telford are thrilled to announce the arrival of Forrest Alin, born on August 8, weighing in at 7lb. 11oz. and length of 21 inches. The 20 hour labour ended with a C-section but further complications were thankfully resolved with surgery and Mom is home recovering happily with her new expanded family. Big sibs Callum and Ayla are very happy to have a new little brother and can’t wait for him to be a playmate. Forrest was Josh’s grandfather’s name, and Alin is Josh’s original Romanian name before being adopted.
On a beautiful day, June 6, 2020, Josh Telford and Rebecca Leslie were married at Telford Farms in Abbotsford, with just immediate family attending. Josh is the son of Jim and the late Julie Telford of Telford Farms, Abbotsford. Rebecca is the daughter of Frank Gaal and Carollyne Evans. They will reside in Abbotsford where Josh will continue working at Argovia Dairy Ltd. (Mike Meier) while also being an ABS rep and co-host of the new Bulls, Beers and Barn Talk podcast!
         Ron and Kathy Beck, formerly of Beckhope Farms Ltd, Dewdney, would like to announce the marriage of their daughter Mary Beck to Alex Odintstov. They were married May 28, 2020 with only parents and a small number of other attendees. Grandma Dyck got to be at the wedding as this is something she told them, “You have to get married before I am gone.” So, they did! Mary belonged to Mission 4-H Dairy Calf Club, Pitt Meadows 4-H Dairy Calf Club, and North Fraser 4-H Dairy Calf Club. Her family’s farm, Beckhope,
Theo and Brenda Stoker (Melinke Farms, Deroche) and Dale and Sophie Jansen (H.S. Jansen & Sons Farm, Armstrong) are thrilled to announce the marriage of their children Stephanie and Devan. The wedding took place on July 3 at Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church in Matsqui with a reception following on the farm of the parents of the bride. Two weeks later, a reception was held at the groom’s parents’ farm. The couple honeymooned in Banff, and are now settled on the farm in Armstrong, where they both work.
Matthew vanBoven, son of Ben and Margie vanBoven (Vanvalley Farm) and Darbi Aitchison, daughter of (Ian) and Debbie Aitchison were married on July 25, 2020. After a busy week of haying and bottling milk for Cowichan Milk Company, they were able to enjoy a week-long honeymoon. They had a small wedding on the farm with immediate family and hope to have a large celebration next year. Matt and Darbi live in a little house across the farm although Darbi is finishing her last year at UBC to get her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. BC Ferries will be happy with their new frequent customers visiting each other!
was a regular showing at most local fairs and at shows in the US for many years. Mary has now established her own wine tour company, Beyond Bubbles Wine Tours, her way back into agriculture by promoting it. Her new husband is one of her biggest supporters. After their wedding, they went on a mini honeymoon, wine touring in the Okanagan. Their original plans were to go to Europe and visit Alex’s family in the Ukraine. They are now residing in their new home in Hatzic.
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