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Tupper, William

I am looking for my father's birth father - William (Bill) Tupper. He worked in Nordeg, a small coal mining town outside Edmonton in the 1950s. May have passed away in 1977 from a heart attack. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Nicole Meister - 2014-01-13 21:41:09


Seeking info on Mom's cousin Lloyd St.Germain, born about 1922 in the Peace River area. He joined the armed forces and served in Korea. Married Edith __?____, they were living in Calgary in 1953.

Caron Paulovich - 2014-01-13 20:31:48

Searching for Father

My name is Michelle Gauvreau. My biological Mothers name was Terra Lynn Gauvreau. She was in the Army in Edmonton in around 1976. I have been informed my Birth Father was in the RCMP Stationed in Edmonton at the airport around the same time. I am in need of a name. I have since lost all my family and want to fill the empty part of me. I want nothing from this person but to find out where the other half of me comes from. I am now 37 years old with no family and to find information would help greatly.

Michelle Gauvreau - 2014-01-10 13:12:57

Edmonton !970's

Just an ad on to my last message, David A Smith Van Patten worked as a janitor when he met a young girl ether 1969-1971 south side Edmonton ,she tried to contact him by mail, his mother got it and hide it for years, she did say maybe she was from St Albert, my girls would like to meet the person .Still in High Level AB.

Mary Van Patten - 2014-01-06 10:25:31

alberta plaque1955

I am in touch with Wilson Akitt's grand daughter and would love to find family or friends who may have memories or PHOTOS of my gt uncle. A picture of his 1955 Alberta plaque would be a treasure.. Wilson emigrated from Chester,UK 1906,died 1949 He was granted his land rights in about 1911,farming at Ribstone,Battle River at 44.2.4. So looking foreward for any scrap to pass on as Elaine has no knowledge of her ancestors. Many thanks ,in anticipation, carolyn jones.

akitt,ribstone1949 - 2014-01-06 10:24:33

Information on Mother who passed

Hi, are you able to provide me with any information on my mother who passed away around 1975, 1976, she worked at the Charles Camsell Hospital as a registered nurse . . . ANYTHING! Please and thank you.

Sheryl Gurney (nee Foster) - 2014-01-06 10:23:24

Looking for Josef Tischler

Josef Tischler immigrated to Canada in 1963. He had a residence at : 7844 Hunterslea Cr., N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2K 4N2. He had this address for 10 to 15 years Any help would be appreciated, even if you know a relative of his to pass this on to.

Johnny Tischler - 2014-01-03 01:24:04

WW1 Nurses - obituaries

I am seeking obituaries for 2 WW1 nurses for a book I am writing...... Jennie Martin who took her training there in Edlmonton. At the time of her attestation in December 1918, she was working at the Strathcona Military Hospital. I suspect she took her training at the University Hospital before it was leased to the government to be used during the war as a military hospital, and I can only assume that she continued working there after the war, when the hospital reverted back to the University. Are there any documents still in existence that could tell me something about Jennie's work life there? Now that the 1921 census has been transcribed, I looked for her but could find her nowhere in Canada, and I'm hoping she was simply missed when the census was transcribed. I have no death date for Jennie, but most of her 'sisters' of the same age died in the 1940's or 1950's. I hope there are some newspaper obits indexes available for that timeframe. Secondly, I am looking for Morna Duckett Brunton who worked at one of the Edmonton hospitals, possibly in the 1930's and 40's. I have no idea which hospital she worked in ( I have not yet sent/paid for a search to be done of the obituaries at the library). She died at Edmonton November 11, 1949 at the age of 74, so I would imagine she had been retired a few years. She does not appear on the 1921 census because she went to the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in Seattle, Washington upon her discharge from the Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1919. I do not know when she returned to Canada or when she took up nursing at Edmonton. I have a feeling she may have trained at Edmonton Hospital in the early years of the 20th century. She married in 1906 to George Brunton, who was living at Edmonton at that time (they married in Ontario) and she may have moved to Edmonton for awhile ater the wedding and took nurses training there. Thank you to anyone who may have some answers for me.

Sher Leetooze - 2013-12-02 18:07:18


Searching for any information on Edwin Buechler born around 1920/1 in Hanna, Alberta later died in 1954 Petersfield, Hampshire, UK. ideally birth certificate details where can i get them from. thank you.

Mrs Richardson - 2013-11-29 16:49:50

Charles Stiebritz

I am interested in any information about Charles Stiebritz and his family who lived in Halkirk, Alberta arround 1907. Charles moved later on to the Vulcan area but it is unknown where and when he died and where three of kids have gone to.

jan krijff - 2013-11-25 21:26:15

replying to Kay

This is reply to Kay regarding my search for my BF, David Alan Niven , BM Carol Jean Mcbride, and Brother. Born Calgary Oct 29 1956.Grace Hospital for unwed mothers. Bname, Ona Gail Mcbride They resided in Medicine Hat in the early 50`s renting a farm. She stayed at Grace Hospital during the last of her Pregnancy and apparently hid it from my BF. My brother is the son of both of them. She took a Business course in Calgary while she was pregnant and after. I did see a picture her from the Calgary Library with her Class at the School. She was Born in Goergetown Ontario on April 26 1936 ?

diane nicholson - 2013-11-25 21:16:49

Cornelius Garvey

Seeking information and death dates for Cornelius and Elizabeth Garvey. The last record that have of them was in 1944 when there son Connor Phelan Garvey was listed in a Winnipeg paper as a war casualty with his father Conelius residing at Stoney Plain Alberta. They were previously listed at Fort McMurray and possibly Battle River. Cornelius was a WWI veteran and may have served as a teacher for an aboriginal community after the war. He may be the same individual as "Charles Garvey" who was operating a store at Battle River in 1921. He married Elizabeth Sophia Phelan at Winnipeg in 1919. Any information would be appreciated.

Kevin Geraghty - 2013-11-15 06:47:20

HAITCHO, Marie Adele

Anybody related to my grandmother? Heard she was Cree - Married Johnny Deneyoua in Fort Simpson in the 1900's possibly? Any info, IBM

Pauline Deneyoua - 2013-11-15 06:46:41

looking for 3 girls with this name

Hi I am looking for my 3 half sisters. We have the same biological father, his name is FRED BAUMGARDT. Your mom's name was CAROL CHRISTINE PAULET, your grandfather on your mom's side was OMER PAULET. They were from CALGARY ALBERTA I was quite young when I met you. You would probably remember me by the name BILLIE. If anyone can help me find them it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

PAULET,CALGARY ALBERTA - 2013-11-13 15:43:31

Miriam Koren

I am looking for Miriam Koren who may have information about my birth mother, Margaret Mary Dow. I would be gratefull for any help.

Martin Leavitt - 2013-11-13 15:40:05

Looking for Ken Sargent

Ken Sargent was in Princess Patricia Light Infantry 1957-1959. If you have any information please email me.

Corinne Sproule (Kobeluck) - 2013-11-12 23:12:16

bob dixon

seeking half sister, Darlene Bittner. Brother Anthony woods, Father Bob Dixon. Urgent I contact Darlene re info.

joan nunweiler - 2013-11-02 18:08:42

Searching for Birth Father, brother

I have been searching for my BF and Brother for 30 years. My BM`s name was Carol Jean McBride. BF David Alan Niven? Brother born in 1953\1954. I was born at Grace Hospital in Calgary on Oct 29th 1956, named Ona Gail McBride. Any help would be great.

Niven David, 1956 Medicine Hat - 2013-11-01 10:34:31

Edmonton barber school

EDMONTON - Looking for information regarding Edmonton barber school between 1911 and 1915. Are there any records available?

Lorna Eggert - 2013-10-30 21:03:20

Norma Jane Mercredi

Looking for parent's names of Norma Jane Mercredi (married name Cummings).

debbie daigle - 2013-10-28 06:59:02

looking for birth family siblings

born August 1926 Edmonton lived in Viking

Thomas Patricia - 2013-10-25 11:19:35

Birth Mother Surname Tilley

Tilley, Vancouver Grace Hospital, baby boy birth name David Brent Tilley. November 26, 1950 Birth mother born 1931 was Stenographer or Telegrapher for railway. Father was also Telegrapher. Transferred from another town in BC, or another province in Canada to have baby. Searching for any birth family. Birth mother had two older sisters, and two younger step-siblings. Her father was killed in auto accident. She was a descendent of Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley

Lois - 2013-10-25 11:19:17


I am trying to locate members of Ronald Potts family who I have been told lived in Athabasca and died there! Can anyone be of assistance> Cheers from South Australia Danielle

Danielle Thompson - 2013-10-19 22:55:54

Berry, John

am looking for information on my birth father whose name was John(Jack) Berry and he worked for the railway plus drive a delivery truck in Edmonton(Jasper Place) area I was born Nov. 15, 1948 and my birth mothers' name was Alice Cowie

NIELSEN - 2013-10-14 13:36:12

Baby Boy Keding

Searching for our half brother. Mother: Traute Keding. Baby boy born between 1942-1945. Likely in Convent in Edmonton. Mother was of German decent. If you see this, you have six younger brothers who'd love to meet you.

Keding - 2013-10-14 13:35:25

Searching for family of Mary Clark Kipling Saskatchewan

Frederick Clark Graham deceased looking for My father is deceased, but I am seeking information about his birth family,mother Mary Clark Kippling Saskatchewan gave him up August 1924 Edmonton He was the eleventh child born to Mary Clark. A brother was a professor of agriculture at the University of Saskatoon. (from what we have obtained so far. I am just seeking information for a family tree. Thanks.

Lynda Graham - 2013-10-14 13:33:01


MYER, MEDICINE HAT, DECEMBER 2, 1960... Born 1:19 p.m. to 23 year old Alberta born birth mother and Alberta born birth father.... Placed in foster home 11 days later and adopted June 26, 1962..... any information would be greatly appreciated.

Laurel - 2013-10-07 12:48:42

Looking for grandfather

I am looking for a birth certificate or any information on my grandfather George Neil Kovan who was supposedly born April 23, 1897 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We can not find anything about him. His Father was said to have been born in Russia and his mother in Germany so the name may have been changed when leaving Europe. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Kovan, Edmonton, 1897 - 2013-10-07 12:47:55

Violet Clara Colbreay

Trying to find Betty Clayton from Alberta who is the gt gt granddaughter of the above. I am the gt gt niece of Violet.

June Hawkins - 2013-10-02 04:02:12

BARBER, David Albert 1890-1947

I am doing a history of the 153rd Wellington Battalion CEF (my grandfather's WWI Battalion). Records indicate David Barber died 12 March 1947 at University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton and he was buried City of Edmonton Cemetery. I would like any information on David Barber and, if possible, a picture of his headstone. Thanks for any help you can give me. Bruce

Bruce Gilbert - 2013-09-26 08:23:00

Peter Shearer

Hello, I am looking for information relating to Peter Shearer, who was buried in the Beechmount Cemetery on Jan. 2, 1963. I would like a photo of the gravestone or a copy of the obituary, which appeared in the Edmonton Journal on Dec. 29, 1962 and/or Dec. 31, 1962.

C - 2013-09-07 18:04:46


Hi , I am researching my family tree and I am stumped. I am looking for any info on George William Lajimodiere born in 1931 Frog Lake, and his parents Jean Baptiste Lajimodiere and Caroline Trottier. Caroline was born in Onion lake or maybe Medicine Hat around 1902...?? That is all that I know so any info would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you

Tracy - 2013-09-02 10:01:41

Balthazar (Boldy) Matia

Am seeking information concerning the death and resting place of the above individual. He was from Czechoslovakia, and died in Edmonton about 1991. Thanks in advance for your help.

John Toth - 2013-08-31 23:41:41


Hi Bert - If you see this message, please reply as I have lost your email address and as you can see I have a new one. Thanks, Kay

Catherine Johanson - 2013-08-23 22:54:39

Edmonton Cemetery - Soldiers Plot

How big is the Soldiers Plot of Edmonton Cemetery and would anyone fancy having a wander through it to see if my relative is buried there?

Rose - 2013-08-23 22:53:51

ona gail mcbride

searching for any info on a Son of David alan Niven, Carol jean Mcride. born 1952/53 in Calgary or Medicine Hat.. Alberta. Any help would be great. They rented a farm in Medicine Hat in the early 1950`s

diane nicholson - 2013-08-21 13:32:02

RCAF Airmen - WR West and DE West

WEST, EDMONTON, 1941 - I am looking for information on two RCAF airmen from WW2 who came from Edmonton. They are WR West and DE West (I do not know if they were brothers). They were in the first graduating class from No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta, August 1941.

E. Neil Taylor - 2013-08-21 13:31:20


Looking for details and relatives of Ronald G Morgan son of Kenneth and Nancy Morgan and grandson of Thomas and Katie Morgan of Edmonton

kmorgan - 2013-08-11 23:30:18


I am looking for information on family with the last name of AVERY in the Wainwright area around the 1930.s ---it was a family of 4, parents with a son and daughter---possibly the father worked on the railway. thanks

NIELSEN - 2013-08-09 00:23:40

My Uncle

SEAMANS, EDSON, 1934 ,, Our family lost touch many years ago and I'm hoping to find out details of when he died, if he has any living decendants, etc.

Fay Burnett - 2013-07-29 11:02:05

Paul Legersky or Hedwega Legersky

Hello I am looking for any descendants of Paul or Hedwega Legersky. They were both my great grandparents. My grandmother Alma also had two sons one I know was named Edward and lived in kelowna bc. I know he changed his name to Thomas edwards. Desperate to know more info thankyou

Paul and Hedwega Legersky - 2013-07-19 07:17:02


I am looking for informaion on Fanshawe Wild LITTLEWOOD b. 1856 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, d. 7 Jul 1933 Edmonton, Alberta. He and his wife Lydia Ellen Coke Littlewood (Smith) came to Canada about 1910/11. There Childeren were William, Cemma, Benjamin, Grace, Winifred and Gladys. Where the family may have lived (Edmonton?)and how, where they are buried etc. Thank you.

L.T. - 2013-07-03 17:10:58

Locate a person (or descendants)

Maurice William McLaughlin, b October, 1917 on a farm. In WW ll, he was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross by the RCAF. He was in Squadron 419. I have reason to believe that he is/was related to me. Thanks very much...in advance

Jim McLaughlin - 2013-06-24 23:20:07

Hilda Porter Wright

I am searching for information about Hilda Porter Wright. Hilda came to Canada in the early 1900's as a Barnardo Child and married Mr. Albert Wright

Janice Elkiw - 2013-06-20 11:23:05

Date and location at death

Do you have records for the death of Lula Davis Michael? She may have died at Bonneyville, Cold Lake, or Meadow Lake, Alberta. Sh was born in the 1880s and lived to be a very old lady, perhaps died in the 1960s? She had a homestead near Therien, AB.

Butler, Lorna Michael - 2013-06-13 22:51:48

James Auchinachie Boyd

Does anyone have obituary for James Auchinachie Boyd died circa 1995

David McSevney - 2013-06-13 22:51:29

Oswald Henry Willett/Marie Mason/Potvin

I am looking for info on my great grandfather's second marriage around 1921Hilda/Medicine Hat area. Believe he homesteaded in the Hilda area after coming up from Michigan with 1st wife,Louise Amelia Paulson, she passed in 1918 and is buried in Medicine Hat. He remarried to Marie in about 1921.They eventually moved to the Wavy Lake area and in later years out to Vancouver, B.C. Would also like more light shed on Marie where she was born and when.

Ginger Martens - 2013-06-13 22:51:08


Looking for Donna Hewlett . She lived in Base Borden Ontario. Shes a childhood friend. I have since married and wish to find her. I knew her in the 70s.

susan shaw - 2013-06-13 22:49:34



susan shaw - 2013-06-13 22:49:11

Jacobsen, Johannes, of Westlock, Dapp, arrival 1928 died 1969

Family of Johannes Jacobsen from Vejle, Denmark and arrived in Canada 1928. Lived in Westlock, Dapp area with wife Rose Ellen Thomas and children. Johannes was born 1905 in Denmark and died 1969. His wife was born 1919 and died 1994. Not sure about any details about wife or dont know children

Chris Burditt - 2013-06-13 22:48:47