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Obituaries 2005 – 2010 in Museum Scrapbook

In Alix, Alberta, Genealogy, Obituaries on July 31, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Obituaries 2005 – 2010

Gould, Madeleine Jarvis, Paulette Matier, Wayne
Bascombe, Margaret Jean Bascombe, Roy Alexander Anderson, Bill
Anderson, Ruth Gould, Brenda Depauw, Maurice (Butch)
Marshall, Howard “Smokey” Shupe, E. Douglas Rogers, Harold Charles
Russell, William Norman Mattie, Roger Clandinin, Ruth Gladys
Guynup, Irene Elizabeth Booth, Vernon Ralph Roy, Robert Bennie
Haustein, Gerhart Lyle, Delena Marie Robinson, Jim
Ray, Bernice Kathleen Johnson, Allan Leroy Stingel, Margaret Rose
Soltermann, Robert Shupe, E. Douglas Olsen, Gareth

Cobbler’s Tools

In Alix, Alberta on July 31, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Contents of Museum Scrapbook #4

In Alix, Alberta, Business, Dairy Pool, Genealogy, Museums, Organizations, Pioneer Farming, Sports Teams on July 25, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Scrapbook No. 4

Central Alberta Dairy Pool History

1963 Alix Dial Telephones

1910 Baseball Team

1905 Legislative Assembly

1942 – Alix Report

Won Lung (1961) 50 Years Ago In Alix

1953 Photos

Alix Ambulance


Content Bridge

Lisa Sergeant

Museum Board

Tall Spruce

Jim Gadsby

Community Hall

B. Parlby (Agriculture Hall of Fame)

Alix Gator

Keith Mann


Betty Burgh

Mushroom Plant

Westcan Malting (Rahr)


In Alix, Alberta on July 25, 2019 at 9:53 AM
Summer Students 2019 with Blaine Calkins MP at the M.A.G. Red Deer
Thanks to: Blaine Calkins MP for hosting this tea
Canada Summer Jobs Program (Government of Canada)
Young Canada Works Program (Government of Canada)
STEP (Government of Alberta)

Do you recognize these men?

In Alix, Alberta on July 23, 2019 at 3:02 PM
We need your help! Do you recognize any of these men? or have any information about where or when this photo was taken? let us know.

Alix Directory and Cockshutt machinery ad 1913

In Alix, Alberta on July 21, 2019 at 3:10 AM

from the Alix Free Press Jan. 3, 1913

The Macey Story – by Andy Macey

In Alix, Alberta, Genealogy, Haynes, Heatburg, Railway, Sargent District, Settlers, Stone School District, World War I, World War II on July 20, 2019 at 5:47 AM

From “The Macey Story – by Andy Macey”

Pioneers and Progress, Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

My father and mother, Steve and Barbara Macey, lived in Czechoslovakia, Europe.  My father was killed in 1918, about two weeks before the end of the First World War.  My brother Mike was two years old.  I was born after my father was killed.  We also had a sister Barbara.

An agent came around promoting Canada.  My mother was so impressed she and three others decided to come over.  She left us three children with our grandmother.  Mother ended up at Gleichen… for four years.  Language was a trial for her but she made out.  She came to Alix where she met and married Fred Bonderchuk.  He wanted the children so he made arrangements for mother to come over to get us and bring us back to Canada.  We arrived here May 29, 1933.

We bought the Fred Hunter place and lived there.  Fred was section foreman at Heatburg and Haynes; he died around 1937 from infection. I had finished schooling in the Old country, as had Mike.  However, Barbara and I went to the Stone School to learn English. I didn’t go long, but Barbara finished her schooling here. Barbara married Howard (Pip) Hamilton…. Mike married Ila Lyn and they had two girls.  He was accidentally shot in 1947.

I married Evelyn Rottenfusser in 1944, and we have three children, Mary…Larry …and Lorna.  We live [1974] on NW ¼ of 23-39-23-W4th Meridian.  I bought it from Mrs. Palmer in 1943….

My mother married John Svitana and he came to live on her farm and did her farming.  Eventually she bought six acres from Sargents and put a small house on it.  She built a new house on the north side of Highway 12 and lived there until she passed away in the fall of 1965….

In Canada in the winter of 1940 or ’41 I was training for a month during the war, the same as so many young men. I remember that Eldon McGonigal, Ray McKibbin, Irving Peterson, Joe Vogal, Walter Buelow and I were in training at the same time.

Evelyn remembers – Andy wanted some bread like his mother made.  So she tried to make it.  She was a bit green about it and didn’t keep it warm enough with the result that it didn’t rise.  Rather than be teased by her husband she buried it behind the building.  Later she looked and the bread had finally raised, dirt and all.

Alix Free Press Oct. 28, 1948

In Alix, Alberta, Ripley on July 18, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Alix Free Press May 30, 1930

In 1930s Depression, Alix, Alberta, Business, Churches, Entertainment, Organizations, Pioneer Farming on July 16, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Harbottle, Robert Edward

In Alix, Alberta, Business, Genealogy, World War I on July 10, 2019 at 2:37 PM

From “Harbottle, Robert Edwin – By Inez Harbottle Ditto”

Pioneers and Progress Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

Robert Edwin Harbottle was born in Burford, Ontario in 1876, married in 1907 to Tressa Mary Brethour in Brandon, Manitoba.  They moved to Carstairs in 1908 and to Didsbury in 1910 where he operated a Blacksmith business which at the time included the shoeing of oxen.  One daughter was born in Didsbury (Mrs. Dorothy Kennedy….) The family moved to Alix in 1912, where he continued with the Blacksmith trade.  A second daughter, Inez, was born in 1913 and was married to John Ditto in 1936….

R.E. Harbottle enlisted in the 50th battalion in Calgary and served for four years in the first war, returning to Alix in June of 1919 and, in October of the same year, the family moved to a farm south of Alix where he remained until his passing in February of 1935.

The livestock brand registered and used was YH.