At this time, as Grande Prairie and District Branch President, I am asked to prepare a few words of wisdom for publication in Heritage Seekers. At the same time, as Editor of HS, I need to prepare a few words from the editor. Two hats, two jobs, and so, two bits of writing for each issue.
This month's newsletter is overflowing with interesting and informative articles. We are grateful to all our members sending submissions to be published. There is value in submitting snippets of your genealogy project for publication in HS. You never know just who will read your article and believe they have further information for you, or better yet, have a connection with your family. This is your newsletter. Let it work for you.
We are very proud of Paulette Hrychiw a year 2001 recipient of a Special Mention Award from AGS. CONGRATULATIONS PAULETTE. We are both pleased and fortunate to have you as a member of our branch.
I would like to extend a special thank you to Maxine Maxwell for all her hard work in organizing and supervising our quilt raffle sales. It is probably a much bigger job then Maxine thought it would be when she consented to look after this for us. Fund raising is an important part of our society. We want to keep our library collection growing! Thank you Maxine.
I would also like to thank the many members who contributed their time and talents to ensure a successful evening for our Dr. Colin Chapman lecture in May. Although we had short notice of his availability to travel to Grande Prairie, there was a great turnout of genealogists eager to hear his words. Without the help of our volunteers we would have all missed out on a fantastic evening.
And so as summer officially gets underway, I hope you all have a great summer. Whether your genealogical hobby takes you on summer travels or your travelling is done in an armchair, I hope you all have some success with your research in this summer of 2001.
See you in September.
We would like to welcome three new members to our Branch. This brings our current membership to 51.
CRONKITE 1820 1855 NY>WI
CROSWELL 1808 now HAM+YKS,ENG>ON,CAN>WA,USA>AB,CAN
FRIEND 1820 1970 VA>IN>KS>OR
HENDERSON 1820 now FIF,SCT
HENRY 1820 1870 NY>WI>MN>KS
KEPKE 1831 2000 CSK>WI,USA>WA,USA>BC&AB,CAN
KRUSE 1879 now LPD,DEU>NE,USA
LAPPENBUSCH 1674 2000 LPD,DEU>NE&SD,USA>WA,USA>AB,CAN
LARMER 1800 1900 ANT,NIR
MUMMERT 1706 now DUE>PA>IL>MO>IA>KS,USA>AB,CAN
ORR 1870 now IRL>DUNDAS<ON,CAN
POPE 1804 1880 LIN,ENG>IL,USA>BC,CAN
RAEBURN 1770 now BAN,SCT>ON>AB,CAN
SCHEBLAK 1830 1900 CSK>WI,USA
STUEKE 1750 1900 LPD,DEU
THOMPSON 1870 now IRL>DUNDAS
Any connections, please contact me.
Note: Bill has also forwarded his interests to our webmaster to be included on the Branch webpage. This service is open to any member whether or not you have an email address.
Contact the Branch to have your interests included. View interests already submitted at:
For as long as I can remember my grandfather, Ross WALES, told me family stories - about where he lived before coming to the Grande Prairie area, who he was named after, that my generation is the sixth generation of the Wales family in Canada, and about the early days as a pioneer in Glen Leslie where he, my grandmother, his parents and sisters and relatives of my grandmother settled in 1912 - 1913. Like most children I loved a good story and enjoyed his talks.
It was not until years later that I realized that most of the family history was in danger of being lost as older family members died and many of the younger members dispersed. I started collecting information from family members, saving bits and pieces over the years, but a demanding career gave me little time to devote to genealogy. It seemed to me that the only hope of having as much time as I wanted to spend on family history would have to wait until retirement.
Retirement came and I moved back to Grande Prairie after almost forty years of living in various cities in Canada and the United States. I quickly learned that the idea of having plenty of time after retirement is a fallacy. However I was determined to pursue genealogy interests as much as possible. Three factors helped me further my search.
The first big boost occurred shortly after I returned to Grande Prairie. The local museum wanted to feature the Wales family as part of an on-going series honouring early settler families of the Grande Prairie area. The family decided that they wanted a 'complete' family tree prepared as part of the display. I could supply information on the older generations back to the mid 1700s but did not know or have records of all the current descendants. We had about a month to prepare so the pressure was on.
I agreed to enter all the family information into a genealogy computer program so that a wall display could be made. The greatest sources of information were the great-grandmothers. They all had little books with the birthdays and anniversaries of all their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They usually knew everyone's full name and where they were born or married. We decided to include all the wedding photographs we could of the older generations. Many days were spent in the museum, which kindly offered the use of their workroom for our project. The great-grandmothers insisted that the display must include pictures of all the family members, down to the great-grandchild that was only a few months old. Maps, pictures of homes and farms in Ontario and Grande Prairie, and pictures of early pioneer work, school, and families were included. Family articles from the early pioneer days, many that I did not know existed, were sought out for display. My father's cousin from Washington arrived, bringing some wonderful old pictures that her mother had collected. It was a lot of work, but in the end we had added a great deal to our family history.
The second activity that helps me with genealogy is participation in the Grande Prairie & District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society. The members are eager to offer assistance and point out items of interest in their genealogical collection. Smaller branches facilitate meeting members, learning of their areas of interest, and exchange of ideas, questions, and successes.
A third project that is helping me develop my knowledge of genealogy is the internet-based courses offered by the University of Toronto and the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. I have complete seven courses, am presently taking the eighth, and am signed up to take another eight over the remainder of the year. Although all the courses are interesting and informative, I find the methodology courses the most helpful. The methodology courses concentrate on organization, proceeding in an orderly manner, and recording 'everything', all of which are sadly lacking in my own research.
Lesson Learned: Seize every opportunity to add to your family history and genealogical knowledge. If opportunities do not present themselves, make some.
Speaking of making opportunities to further family research, I am researching the following families:
WALES, WAILES, or WELLS
John and Mary SYMENSON, m. 1782, Terrington,
North Yorkshire, England.
Robert (1799-1860) and Ruth ROBINS (1815-1900), m. 1834 Halton County, Ontario.
Robert (1836-19098) and Ann ROSS NESBITT (1834-1914), m. ca 1860, Halton County, Ontario.
Alfred (1863-1937) and Alice VAN ALSTINE (1869-1943), m. 1885, Ontario.
Settled in Grande Prairie in 1913.
Mads Peter (1881-1960) from Biersted-Enge, Denmark and his wife Laura CHRISTENSEN (1880-1956), from Brohuset-Skeave sogn, Denmark; immigrated to Magrath, Alberta in 1910.
Theophilus and Honor HARKEY, m. 1754 in Liskeard,
Robert (b.1755) and Ann RESCORLA, of Liskeard, Cornwall, England
Henry John (1788-1870) and Mary ROLLING; immigrated from Cornwall to Medonte Township, Simcoe County, Ontario in 1832.
Charles ROLLING (1858-1904) and Elizabeth MCPHEE; m. 1880; Elizabeth moved to Edmonton, AB with 9 children in 1905; moved to Grande Prairie in 1913.
MCPHEE, MCFEE, or MCDUFFIE
Neil MCDUFFIE (1780-1850); Kilmney, Islay, Scotland. Wives: Martha MCKECHNIE (1806), M. Margaret SINCLAIR, Janet MCDOUGAL (1792-1887). Others died in Islay; Janet immigrated with family to Ontario ca 1850.
Archibald MCDUFFIE (1821-1897) and Ann REID (1822-1899), both born in Islay; immigrated to Ontario ca. 1850; moved to Spruce Grove, AB in 1892. Surname changed to MCPHEE.
VAN ALSTINE, VANALSTINE, or VAN ALSTYNE
Jacob VANALSTINE (1829-1885) and Alice NORRIS (1831-1881) m. 1855 in Brock County, lived in Norwich, Oxford, Ontario.
I would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in these families to compare and share data.
A sequel to "Across the Smoky", has just arrived from the printers. It covers the local areas of Goodwin, DeBolt, Crooked Creek, Clarkson Valley, Sturgeon Heights, and the Puskwaskau.
"Across the Smoky" covered the years 1918 to 1940. "Bridges to the Past" carries on from 1940 (with some update stories) to the present. As well as personal stories, this new book covers things not told in the previous book - such as the twelve one room schools and the many sawmills (approx. 53) that were a way of life for many people years ago etc.
Fran Moore, member of AGS and the Grande Prairie and District Branch of AGS, worked very hard (about six years) with several local residents to get this book together and published.
For anyone wishing to purchase "Bridges to the Past", contact Fran Moore at 780-957-3957, or by faxing Fran at 780-957-2934. The cost of the book is $50.00. Postage (approx. $5.00) is extra if it is to be mailed.
Copies of the issues listed here are in the Grande Prairie & District Branch collection in the Isabel Campbell Room at the Grande Prairie Public Library.
Everton's GENEALOGICAL HELPER - Nov/Dec 2000
FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE - Nov 2000
FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE - Dec 2000
FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE - Feb 2000
EAST EUROPEAN GENEALOGIST - Fall/Winter 2000
Powell River, BC TREE TALK - Feb 2001
Drayton Valley PAST FINDER - Feb 2001
Fort McMurray NEWSLETTER - Dec 2000
Lethbridge YESTERDAY'S FOOTPRINTS - Jan 2001
Red Deer THE TREE CLIMBER
Brant CO, ON BRANTCHES - Feb 2001
Bruce & Grey CO, ON NEWSLETTER- Feb 2001
Halton-Peel CO, ON NEWSLETTER - Feb 2001
Hamilton Branch - Feb 2001
Kingston, ON RELATIONS - Jan/Feb 2001
Kingston, ON RELATIONS - Mar/Apr 2001
Lambton CO, ON LAMBTON LIFELINE - Mar 2001
LEEDS & GRANVILLE Branch NEWS & VIEWS - Jan/Feb 2001
London & Middlesex CO, ON LONDON LEAF - Feb 2001
Niarara Penninsula, ON NOTES FROM NIAGARA - Feb 2001
Norfolk CO, ON NORFOLKS - Feb 2001
OTTAWA BRANCH NEWS - Jan/Feb 2001
OTTAWA BRANCH NEWS - Mar/Apr 2001
Oxford CO, ON THE TRACER - Feb 2001
Perth County PROFILES - Feb 2001
QUINTE KIN - Mar 2001
SIMCOE CO, ON SCAN - Feb 2001
Saskatchewan THE BULLETIN - Mar 2001
NOVA SCOTIA DIRECTORY OF MEMBERS & SURNAME INTERESTS 55 pages
PEI NEWSLETTER - Feb 2001
Births, marriages and deaths as contained in the "Grande Prairie Herald" newspaper. Continued from the March 2001 issue of "Heritage Seekers".
Jan. 1, 1924 Issue:
- "Died at the Grande Prairie Hospital on Dec. 21, 1923, Isabelle Gillespie AMES. Body to be shipped to Manitoba for internment."
- "Died on Dec. 26, 1923 at the Grande Prairie Hospital, Peter LOVELAND formerly resident of Valhalla district, age 62 years."
- "Died on Dec. 25, 1923 at the Grande Prairie Hospital, John FRITZ, formerly resident of the Grande Prairie district, age 40 years."
- "Died on Dec. 10, 1923 at Montreal, the Right Honourable Lord SHAUGHNESSY (First Baron SHAUGHNESSY of Montreal and of Ashford, County Limerick, Ireland). Born 1953 at Milwaukee. Became President of the Canadian Pacific Railway." (Picture of the funeral in the Jan. 22, 1924 issue of the Grande Prairie Herald).
Jan. 8, 1924 Issue:
- "Died Jan 2, 1924, Daniel BAILEY, bachelor, age 47, at the Grande Prairie Hospital, formerly resident of the Red Willow district. Funeral service at the Halcourt Church. Internment at the Halcourt cemetery on Jan. 7, 1924."
- "At St. Joseph's Church, Jan 1, Beulah Marie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. JOHNSON of Grande Prairie, married Jack James MACDONALD of Edmonton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Angus MACDONALD of St. Joseph's Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Ceremony performed by Rev. Father BOCQUENE Ö Miss Marian DUNBAR was Maid of Honour. Mr. Charles SHIELS was groomsman Ö Mr. and Mrs. MACDONALD will reside at 10117-87 Ave., Edmonton South. Mr. MACDONALD is connected to the Alberta Government Telephones."
Jan. 15, 1924 Issue:
- "Died Jan. 5th, Alexander "Shorty" BARTON, age 65 at the Ranch of Captain BROADLEY, south of the Wapiti River. Born at Province of Quebec and came to the district about seven years ago. Was in the cattle business and was operating a livery barn in Grande Prairie. Had one daughter and one son living in the East."
- "At St. James Church, Jan. 1, 1924, Margaret Leila BROWNRIGG, daughter of the late George Herbert BROWNRIGG of Whitewood, Saskatchewan and Mrs. BROWNRIGG of 225 Main St, Saskatoon, Sask., married Herbert FUNNELL, son of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas FUNNELL of Halcourt, AB. Rev. R.H.A. HASLAM officiated. Miss Mable KUHN played the music. Bride given in marriage by her brother Pat BROWNRIGG. Bride attended by Molly MUTEH, Groom supported by Mr. W. JAMIESON."
- "At the Presbyterian Manse, Edmonton, on Dec. 22, 1923. Robert Austin TROUT of Three Hills, AB., son of Mr. and Mrs. David TROUT of New Westminster, BC. Married Miss Helen G. FORD of Grande Prairie, daughter of Janet FORD of Wetaskiwin, AB. Rev. Dr. MCQUEEN officiated. Mr. TROUT is a teller at the local Union Bank and Miss FORD, secretary at the Town Office."
Jan. 22, 1924 Issue:
- Contains details of the funeral of Daniel BAILEY.
Jan. 27, 1924 Issue:
- This issue is missing from the microfilm of the Grande Prairie "Herald" newspaper.
Feb. 5, 1924 (Tues) Issue:
- "At St. Joseph's Rectory, Friday, Rev. Father BOCQUENE officiated in the marriage of Mrs. Dora CASHMAN and J.A. WEICKER. Bride attended by Mrs. George PIPPIN, and Roy MITCHELL supported the groom. Mrs. CASHMAN operates a millinery and ladies wear store. Mr. WEICKER came here in 1918 and is a livestock dealer."
Feb. 12, 1924 issue:
- "Hillhead News: On Jan. 23, 1924, Mrs. HOWARD, widow of the late James HOWARD, married Alex MUIR. Ceremony at the bride's home with Rev. FINDLAY officiating. Miss Nellie MCDOUGALL attended the bride, and Mr. MATES supported the groom."
- "On Jan. 16th, at the Christ Church in Vancouver, Rev. W. CRAIG officiated in the wedding of Captain W.W.H. BROADLEY, rancher of the Wapiti district, and Miss Nellie MCNESS of England. Captain BROADLEY came to the district about four years ago from Cork, Ireland Ö "
Feb. 19, 2001 Issue:
- "Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.B. OLIVER, a daughter at the Grande Prairie Hospital, Feb. 12, 1924."
Feb. 26, 2001, Issue:
- No births, marriages or deaths found.
A news item of interest in the Jan. 8, 1924 issue of the Grande Prairie "Herald" newspaper reads as follows:
Inspector Montizambert, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, of Peace River is in Grande Prairie in connection with the detachment of the R.C.M.P. that will be located here in the future. The detachment will be in charge of Sergt. Baker who quite recently came down from Herschell Island. Const. Kells will also be located here for a short time. Sergt. Baker and Mrs. Baker will take up their residence on the Boulevard.
An assessment of the contributions toward a society cookbook has been done and we have some very good recipes and a few stories. There were only 15 contributors to date.
At our meeting on May 15th it was decided that we should think of this book as an 'in-house' project and not as a fund raiser. It will be for our members (past, present and future) and include items of interest to our membership. The book should be done up at just-above-cost, and with extra copies made to sell to future members. Past members are encouraged to contribute.
It was felt that it should be done in about a 5 x 7 format, with a coil binding and that it should include:
Please mail your contributions to Fran Moore, Box 447, DeBolt, Alberta T0H 1B0, as soon as possible, and with the final deadline of October, 2001. The book will be printed up next winter.
The following recipe is an example of items received.
"Each fall, due to our short growing season, that we end up with a lot of green tomatoes. One fall my next door neighbor suggested I make green tomato mincemeat with some of my green tomatoes. The idea of getting rid of some green tomatoes was a great idea, but I, who like mincemeat, couldn't swallow the idea of mincemeat tasting at all good made from green tomatoes. However, based on my neighbor's word, I tried it and, to my amazement, it was very good! Give it a try. I don't think you will be sorry."
6 cups ground green tomatoes
6 cups chopped apples
3 cups raisins
1 cup butter or suet (I used a bit less than one cup of butter)
3/4 cup vinegar
4 cups brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp allspice
3/4 tsp mace
2 tbsp salt
1 cup mixed fruit (the type used in Christmas cakes)
Grind the tomatoes. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil then drain. Repeat this twice more.
Now add chopped apples, raisins, butter or suet, brown sugar, vinegar, spices and moxed fruit. Bring to a boil and cook for one and a half hours or until mixture is clear and thickened. It sticks and burns easily so make sure to have on low heat and stir frequently.
Place in sterilized jars and keep in cool place. (I freeze mine.)
This is my first report as your new branch librarian, and even though I do have big feet, Debby's shoes will be very hard to fill! I hope I can do the job justice. We still haven't had our get-together because of conflicts in our respective schedules, but hopefully she can bring me up to speed in the near future. For this reason, the library report is very short because I truly don't know what's going on.
Good news for those of you awaiting the arrival of the 1871 census - the first reels have arrived as has the branch copy of the 2001 GRD - Happy Hunting!
If anyone has ideas concerning the library or has requests for acquisitions please let me know.
Obituaries in the Grande Prairie "Daily Herald-Tribune" from January to December, 2000.
ADAM, Florence Della ( )
ALLAN, Edward Clayton
ALSTEAD, James Angus "Jim"
AMENDT, Johanna Maria Lugourio "Ann" (VREDEGOOR)
AMES, Edna Beatrice ( )
AMES, Samuel Robert
ANDERSON, Birgit Renee (CARLSON)
ARCAND, Allan Ambrose
ARSENEAULT, Marie Jeanne (PROUL)
BADGER, William Gordon
BALDWIN, Beulah Grace ( )
BALISKY, Ralph Allen
BALMER, Alice "Aagtje" (RENKEMA) [DELANEY]
BANMAN, Laura Lee
BARBER, Charmaine (FRASER)
BARTLETT, Alexander Kenneth Cecil "Alex"
BAYERS, Mary ( )
BECKER, Justin John Dorn
BEIM, Orville Christopher
BEST, Emily ( )
BEST, Emily (WAY)
BLATZ, Chadwick Daniel Randolf
BLIMKE, Ross Arthur
BLISS, Edith Lillian May (PETERSEN)
BOE, Elmer Bernard
BOGGS, Violet (BORTHWICK)
BOWMAN, Martha "Mattie" (GOOD)
BOYD, David Grant
BOYD, James Henry
BOYER, Deidre Ann (HEBERT)
BOZARTH, Mona (WILSON)
BRANDSATER, Christine (HORNLAND)
BREDESON, Margaret Cecilia ( )
BRIDGES, Ida ( )
BRYAN, Ann (NELSON) [TURNER]
BRYANT, Clayton Michael
CADIEUX, Evelyn May Nora (BEAULIEU)
CAMERON, Richard Lee "Dick"
CAMPBELL, Agnes ( )
CAMPBELL, Francis Paul
CAMPBELL, Pat ( )
CAMPBELL, Robert John "Bob"
CANNING, Ross A
CARDINAL, Doreen Dorothy ( )
CARDINAL, Yvonne Elizabeth ( )
CASPER, Charles Joseph "Pete"
CHALIFOUX, Howard S
CHAMPAGNE, Gill Edward
CHARBONNEAU, Leon "Bob"
CHEYNE, Gordon Patrick
CHRISTOPHERSON, Rose (AMUNDSEN)
COLLINS, Arthur L "Al"
COOPER, David George
CORRY, Linda Olivia (HOGNERUD) (BROWN) [CHAMBERS]
COYSH, Irene Mildred (BARTLETT)
CRAIG, John Dick
CRAMER, Robert Leslie
CRANSTON, George Frederick "Fred"
DAHL, Anna Alta (CAGE)
DETTLING, Andrew Anthony
DIXON, Elaine (DIXON) [WRIGHT]
DIXON, Jeannette "Nettie" (LOWE)
DOERKSON, Leota Inez (WILBURN)
DOUGLAS, Dorothy Evelyn (BURNAP)
DRIEDGER, Susan Florence ( )
DUNKLEY, Jennifer Lee
DYCK, Sarah ( )
EDGINTON, Gordon W
EGAN, Hilda ( )
EGGERS, Mary (WEBBER)
ELVERUM, Victor Norman
EMERSON, Ole O'Bryan
ENDERS, Ethel (WYCH)
ENG, Ralph Leonard
ESAU, George William
ESTABROOKS, Carol Maxine
EXNER, Doris May ( )
FARNHAM, Walter "Buddy"
FARRELL, Diana (LYLICK)
FEE, James Kenner "Ken"
FLATEN, Gilman Obert
FLETCHER, Wayne Wilkie
FORD, Dennis Ross
FORSTER, Phyllis Elizabeth (WHITAKER) [THETRAULT]
FRANK, Adam Anton
FRASER, Alexander Donald
FRIESEN, Lily "Lillian" (SCHARTNER)
FROST, Tammy Angeline (KING)
GALUS, Kelia ( )
GASS, Frank Edmund
GERMAN, Arthur Anson
GITZEL, George A
GITZEL, Martha M (HENNIG)
GLADUE, Arnold Douglas
GLADUE, Marie Adele "Adeline" (GLADUE) [DECOINE] [ARAC] [CALLIOU]
GORDON, J B "Benny"
GORMAN, Judith Maurine (LEAVENS) [JOHNSTON]
GOUCHEY, Caroline Noella
GOY, Freda May (BARNES)
GRAF, Harold George
GROSE, Marillynn Georgia (BEBEE)
GROTKOWSKI, Alphonce Felix
GROTKOWSKI, Genia (GROTKOWSKA)
GUSULAK, Arlene Francis (EVERETT)
HAAKENSEN, Aletha ( )
HAGEN, Geraldine Joyce (CONLEY) [OSSI]
HAGEN, Mabel Amelia (BEKKERUS)
HAGEN, Mark Lawrence
HANCHARYK, Irene Mary (GROTKOWSKI)
HANSON, Muriel "Joy" (SAMUELSON)
HARTMAN, Lorne Allan
HAUGEN, Gladys Anna (SOLHEIM)
HEIKEL, John W
HENNIG, Blaine Kennon
HEWITT, Irene Lila (KOKOSHA)
HINDMARCH, Herman James
HJELMELAND, Edna Mary ( )
HOLDER, Dorothy (BEAUCHAMP)
HOLMES, Eric Smith
HOLT, Frederick James "Jim"
HRYCIUK, Eva Elaine ( )
HUDEC, Andrew Melvin "Andy"
HUDZ, Wassily Fred "Wes"
HUNT, Gladys Naomi (BALCH)
IMES, Kenneth George
INKSTER, Christy (McLEOD)
ISAAC, Margreth (HIEBERT)
ISMOND, Eric Nathaniel
JACKSON, Etta P ( )
JENNER, Jarret Ali George (HOUSSIAN)
JOHNSON, Dale Henry
JOHNSON, John Wesley "Jack"
JOHNSON, Karen Kristine (VIKEN)
JOHNSON, Lillian Jeanetta (MacDONELL)
JOHNSON, Stuart Clair "Buddy"
JONES, Herbert G
JORDBRO, Mildred Pauline ( )
JUDKINS, Reta Victoria (PETERSON)
KACZKIELO, Martha ( )
KAPLAN, Mary (PORTERFIELD)
KINDERWATER, Robert Frank
KING, Alma Bertha ( )
KINNEY, Leland Clark
KJEMHUS, Kayde Nelson
KLOMSTAD, Anna (BRATT)
KLUKAS, Henry Malcolm
KOCHALYK, June Carroll ( )
KOWALSKI, Joseph Anthony
KROG, Hjalmar Joseph "Al"
LANCASTER, Gregory Allan
LANDRY, Elizabeth "Betty" (HEWITT)
LAVERGNE, Clifford C
LAY, Charles Thomas "Tom"
LAZORUK, Thomas Emil
LEMOINE, Mary (PURCHA)
LENES, Gerda (WANGSNESS)
LESLIE, Joyce Georgena (CLEVE)
LESLIE, Marion Elizabeth (SHIELDS)
LEWIS, David William
LIEVERSE, Cornelius Adrianus Leonarous "Case"
LOCKHART, Margaret (FRANZ)
LOGAN, Nellie ( )
LORENZ, David Keith
LOW, Tilda "Tillie" (WEISS)
LYMBURNER, Jane (SECORD)
MacDONALD, Joyce (JAQUE)
MACK, Ralph Emerson
MacLEOD, David Calvin
MAH, Peter Wai
MAKROCKI, Doris Marian (GABOURY) [THOMPSON]
MARCY, Miles Irwin
MARION, Gerry (DORICE)
MARKOVICH, Nicholas Carl
MARSH, Raymond Lee
MARTINEAU, Clara (JOACHIM)
MARTINEAU, Leonard Alphonse
MATHESON, Donald Torquhil
MATHESON, Heather Mary (WEBBER)
MATHESON, Samuel Henderson
MAZER, Beatrice "Bea" (THEROU)
MAZUREK, Ted John
McARTHUR, Donald Arthur
McCONNELL, Brian Randolph "Buzz"
McCONNELL, James Alexander
McDONALD, Andrew Gordon
McKEEMAN, Wray William
McKEEVER, Leslie Joan (ALLEN)
McKENZIE, Phyllis Elizabeth ( )
McKINNON, Erin Diane
McLEAN, Corey Michael Scott
McNAMARA, Claries Margaret ( )
MEYER, William Bertholt "Bill"
MICHEL, Robert Gordon "Bob"
MICKELBERRY, Arvida Louisa Alexandra (BECK) [NICHOLSON]
MINALL, Beatrice Mae (COTTIER)
MISKULIN, Elizabeth "Mary" ( )
MITCHELL, Helen Ann (KUENZL)
MITCHELL, Raymond David
MOODY, Dianna Joyce (ARMSTRONG)
MORKEN, George Edward
MORLEY, Edward W "Ted"
MOUSSA, Hussein "Sam"
MUNRO, Murdo Alan
MURCHIE, Alexander Hamilton "Alex"
NADEAU, Marie Laura
NADON, Linda May (GLENN)
NADOROZYNK, Alfred Henry
NELSON, Lucille Margaret ( )
NEWMAN, Nora Kathleen ( ) [MENARD]
NILSSON, Johanna Mathilda "Tillie" (HANSEN)
NOVELSKY, Helen Mary ( )
NYBAKKEN, Donald Albert
OATWAY, Gordon Wilson
OLSON, Bruce H
OTTERHOLM, Deborah Grace (ROBERTS)
PATTERSON, Charles Andrew "Pat"
PAUL, Margith (HAUPT) [NAGY]
PAWLUSKI, O J
PENNER, Lydia Margaretha (BROWN)
PENNEY, Kathleen Elliott
PERRY, Harold Atkinson
PETERS, Frank George
PETERSON, Denise (LANDRY)
PLANTE, Rosemarie (SCHNEIDER)
PLEDGER, Dora Elizabeth (FISHER)
POLEGE, Stanley David
POULIN, Russell Dean
PRATT, Stanley Irvin
PRATT, Vivian Jean ( )
RADCLIFFE, Etta Louise (BICKNER)
RASMUSSEN, Marie Gudrun ( )
REBER, Hugh Guthrie
REID, Douglas Charles
REID, Wilmer Shadlock
REIMER, Gordon Blaine
REISWIG, Bernie Douglas
REMPEL, Wilhelm "Bill"
RENSPIE, Edward Frank
RICHARDS, Dolly ( )
RICHARDS, Earl John "Ted"
RIDLEY, Karen (ZEYHA)
RIGLER, Raymond Vincent
RIPKENS, Kurt Friedrich
ROMANCEWICZ, Piotr "Peter"
ROSS, Jacob Michael
ROULEAU, Mary Delvina Eva (jacques)
RUDGE, Harold "Bud"
RUNKA, Ruth Gertrude (NIEBELING)
RUPTASH, Mary ( )
RYAN, Nora A (BLACKBOURN)
RYCROFT, Gordon H
SALLOWS, Connie Marie
SAMUELSON, Florence (HAUGEN)
SANDBOE, Gina Mae (CARTY)
SANDHU, Gurdial Kaur (BAINS)
SANDUL, William "Bill"
SCARFF, Dorie E (McLAUGHLIN)
SCHARTNER, Adrian Dale
SCHMIDT, Charlotte Pauline ( )
SCOTT, Florence (MARPLE) [POCKETT]
SEDORE, Maxine Mary (YATES)
SEITZ, Michael Kenneth
SEVERSON, Arne Hjallen
SHADECK, Leona (ZELING)
SHEEHAN, Doreen Elizabeth "Betty" (BENNETT)
SKIRZYK, Eva ( )
SLEN, Garth Peter
SMASHNUK, Debbie Louise
SMITH, Donald Laurence
SMITH, Elsie Jean (SMITH)
SMITH, Ethel May (WHITE)
SMITH, Jean Alice (HOWELL)
SMITH, John Montgomery Allan
SMITH, Margaret Jean (BOWERS)
SORENSEN, Margaret (CREIGHTON)
SORKEN, Carl Ingmar
SPRY, Dorothy Elizabeth "Betty"
STANLEY, Everett Russell
STANLEY, Miriam (NEWTON)
STEINKE, Stanley Martin
STEWART, Richard Walter Lawrence "Dick"
STRIEB, Wayne Fred
STRONG, Harold John
STUDENT, Emilie (LANGE)
SWALLOW, John Manford "Mac"
SWANSTON, Pauline A ( )
SYLVEN, Kenneth Harold
TERNOWAY, John William
TESAR, Frank Joseph
THIESSEN, Isaac "Ike"
THOMPSON, Fred L
THOMSON, Andrew "Andy"
THORBERGSON, Iris Mae (BLUM)
TINK, Rachel Mary (BROWN)
TISSINGTON, James Ernest
TOEWS, Annie Elizabeth [JANZ]
TURNER, Mildred Florence ( )
VAN STRAATEN, William
VandenBERG, Janeen (POSTMAN)
VINCENT, Gerda Marie ( )
VOSHALL, Vernon Raymond "Vern"
WAKELIN, Ruby Alice (HUTCHINSON)
WALKER, James Glen
WALKER, Norma Aileen (WENZEL)
WALPER, Ettie Margrette (MARTINELL)
WALROTH, Roy Allen
WALSH, Matthe L
WATT, Eric Harvey
WEBERG, William George "Bill"
WEIS, Mary [GOUCHEE]
WELLS, George Firzgerald "Jerry"
WELSH, Emily Margaret "Peggy" (ESSON)
WERT, Ruth Eleanor (MILLER)
WHARTON, Christine ( )
WHITE, Colin Fred
WIDEMAN, Samuel B
WILDE, Dorian May ( ) [THOMSON] [JENSEN]
WILSON, Nellie ( )
WOOD, Mable (DRYER)
WOODS, William "Bill"
YEOMANS, David L
YOUNG, Charles Franklin
YOUNG, Rosemary "Rose" (TOEWS)
ZACHARIAS, Norma (McCARTHY) [GOODENOUGH] [ROSIN]
ZOLKEWSKI, Margaret (FENIAK)
ZUROCK, Olga (HORYN)
The obituary index (1978 - 1998) consists of index cards, on which the actual obituary from the "Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune" has been pasted. As well, funeral cards, thank you notices, memorials and notices to creditors & claimants have been included where available. If there were other news articles containing information of the deceased, these have also been collected.
Starting in 1999, only the index has been compiled. Obituaries can be obtained from the microfilms of the Grande Prairie "Daily Herald-Tribune" on file in the Isabel Campbell room of the Grande Prairie Public Library.
This obituary file covers the period from 1978 to the present. Issues of "Heritage Seekers" which contain indexes of these obituaries are:
Vol. 11, Nos. 1,2,3,4 Mar-Dec 1988 1978-1987
Vol 13, No. 2, Jun 1990 1988
Vol 13, No. 3, Sep 1990 1989
Vol 14, No. 1, Mar 1991 1990
Vol 15, No. 1, Mar 1992 1991
Vol 16, No. 1, Mar 1993 1992
Vol 17, No. 1, Mar 1994 1993
Vol 18, No. 1, Mar 1995 1994
Vol 19, No. 1, Mar 1996 1995
Vol 20, No. 2, Jun 1997 1996
Vol 21, No. 2, Jun 1998 1997
Vol 22, No. 1, Mar 1999 1998
Vol 23, No. 2, Jun 2000 1999
Vol 24, No. 2, Jun 2001 2000
Our Research Committee will search any surname for a SASE (self addressed stamped envelop). If copies are requested, you will be notified of the number of entries available and copying costs (approximately $2.00/copy).
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