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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