A community of volunteers helped a grieving family complete their harvest on Friday.
They came to the rescue after Gordon Glaze of Riceton, Sask. was killed in a collision.
“The Glazes suffered the unfortunate loss of Gord, the farmer, the husband of Viola, and of course, they were not done harvest,” said neighbour and family friend Lee Moats. “This was one way that people in the community could help them out.”
Neighbours showed up with seven combines. The weather was good and they were able to quickly harvest the crop of durum wheat.
“Started off with lots of sun, and not much dew, and a group of Glaze’s close neighbours came together to harvest their durum wheat, and it was a very good experience,” said Moats. “We completed their durum by supper time.”
Moats wasn’t surprised by how easy it was to round up support.
“It’s just so gratifying to see a community that is so, I think, committed to helping one of their members. And yesterday’s harvest was a gratifying experience,” he said.
Moats described the late 55-year-old Glaze as one of the pillars of the community.
“He was a great community builder. He was our fire chief, he was the president of the Recreation Society,” he said.
“The family has generously asked that anyone wishing to make a donation could do that to Riceton Co-op’s Recreation centre in Gord’s memory. And you know, that’s the type of people the Glazes are, always trying to help their community.”
Donations in Glaze’s memory can be made to the Riceton Co-op Recreation Centre, or RCRC, Box 72, Riceton, Sask. S0G 4E0.