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Glenwood’s William and Kate on vacation

Glenwood’s Kate and William. Peggy deWitt photo

The Glenwood Cemetery is beginning the process of moving geese William and Kate to the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre while work is being done on their pond.

“The process to move them takes a considerable amount of time as they need to be trained to go into their ‘goose house’ so they can be confined pending pickup and the move to Sandy Pines,” said Sandy Latchford, chair of the Glenwood board.

Work is expected to begin this fall but Latchford said it is desirable to move the geese now so they can get used to their temporary home.

“We will keep the public updated as to how they are enjoying their temporary home and when they will return.”

For Kate, it is a return to home as she arrived from Sandy Pines in 2015 as “Kate the second”. William and the original Kate had lived at the pond for about 15 years. She was killed by youth in a tragic incident at Glenwood in 2015. William stopped eating and continued to cry out for his mate until the new princess arrived. Kate the second had also lost the love of her life, the same year, to a hungry fox.

The two were smitten at first honk.

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