Marlene's Family Tree

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Gerald Arthur SPRIGGS

1Information provided by Fredda Karbonik, formerly Spriggs (nee Sim), Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

2Civil Registration, Death - Canada, Alberta.

3Civil Registration, Death - Canada, Alberta.


Arthur Douglass SPRIGGS

1Civil Registration, Birth - England, .
"Registration District - Wycombe
1893 Birth in the Sub-distrcit of Wycombe in the County of Buckingham
Bo. 413
When born - Twenty third March 1893
Where born - 39 Brook Street High Wycombe
Name - Arthur Douglass
Sex - Boy
Father - Thomas Spriggs, Grocer Master
Mother - Sarah Annie Spriggs formerly Barton
Informant - T. Spriggs. Father, 39 Brook Street High Wycombe
When registered - Third May 1893."

2Parish Registers - England, Buckingham, High Wycombe.
"Page 8
Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of High Wycombe in the County of Bucks in the Year 1893
No. 60
When baptized - 1893 April 30
Name - Arthur Douglass
Parents - Thomas and Sarah Annie Spriggs
Abode - Brook Street
Father's occupation - Grocer
By whom ceremony performed - R. Chilton, Vicar."

3Newspaper - name unknown.
"SPRIGGS - The death of Arthur D. Spriggs age 87 years of 57 - 320 - 5th Avenue North occurred in a local hospital on February 5th, 1981. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home conducted by The Rev. Fred Davies (Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated in lieu of flowers). Surviving are: his wife Elsie; 1 son Gerald, Mississauga, Ontario; 1 daughter Mrs. Mervin Smith (Gladys), Saskatoon; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; also 1 sister Mrs. Alice Hancock, North Hampton, England. Mr. Spriggs was born in High Wycomb Bucks, England. Coming to Canada in 1911 he settled at Duck Lake, Sask. A veteran of the First World War he served overseas with the 5th C.M.R.'s Canadian Army from 1914 to 1918. Returning to Saskatoon following the war Mr. Spriggs joined the Canadian Postal Service and served in the Saskaton Post Office for over 39 years prior to his retirement in 1958. Mr. Spriggs was a life member of Lodge Progress No. 92 A.F. & A.M. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery (Courtesy parking area south of the Saskatoon Funeral Home Chapel on 4th Avenue at 25th St.)."

4Funeral Sheet.
"In Memory of
ARTHUR D. Spriggs
1893 - 1981

Funeral Service
Monday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m.
Chapel, Saskatoon Funeral Home

Officiating
The Rev. Fred Davies
St. Luke's Anglican Church

Hymns
"The Lord's My Shepherd"
"Blest Be The Tie That Binds"

Pallbearers
A.C. Faulkner
Delisle Thompson
Mike Steckler
Charles Spriggs
Herb Spriggs
Rolph Spriggs

Interment
Woodlawn Cemetery."

5Cemetery Index - Canada, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Cemeteries.
"Name - SPRIGGS, Arthur Douglas
Block - 51A
Lot - 110
Sec - S 1/2
Grave - 37521; Feb. 9 / 81
Flat Marker."

6Civil Registration, Marriage - Canada, Saskatchewan.
"Record of Registration of Marriage
Groom - SPRIGGS, Arthur Douglass
Groom's occupation - Postal Clerk, Saskatoon P.O.
Groom's condition - Divorced
Groom's age - 36
Groom's religion - Anglican
Groom's residence - 914 - 5th Ave N., Saskatoon
Groom's place of birth - High wycombe, England
Groom's father - Thomas Spriggs
Place of birth of groom's father - England
Groom's mother - Sarah Ann Barton
Can groom read? - yes
Can groom write? - yes
Bride - PRESTON, Elsie Elizabeth
Bride's occupation - Stenographer
Bride's condition - Spinster
Bride's age - 25
Bride's religion - Anglican
Bride's residence - 901 - 5th Ave. N., Saskatoon
Bride's place of birth - London, England
Bride's father - Edward Bennett Preston
Place of birth of bride's father - England
Bride's mother - Elizabeth Crawley
Can bride read? - yes
Can bride write? - yes
When married - 14th day of Sept. 1929
Place of marriage - 901 - 5th Ave. N., Saskatoon
Witnesses - Fred Cocks, 918 Eighth Ave, Saskatoon; and Frances A. Preston, 901 - Fifth Ave. N., Saskatoon
Clergyman - Jas. C. MacKenzie
Clergyman's address - Saskatoon
Clergyman's religious denomination - United Church."

7Newspaper - Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Page 8, 16 Sep 1929.
"WEDDINGS

SPRIGGS - PRESTON
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Preston 901 5th Ave., on Sat. afternoon Sept. 14th when their eldest daughter, Elsie Elizabeth, became the bride of Mr. Arthur Douglas Spriggs, son of Mr. Thomas Spriggs, High Wycombe, England.
The Rev. J.A. MacKenzie of Knox United Church.....Bridesmaid - Miss Frances Preston....Best Man - Mr. Fred Cocks....left by motor for Winnipeg and points East....to reside at 914 5th Avenue East Saskatoon."


Elsie Elizabeth PRESTON

1Information provided by Elsie Spriggs (nee Preston).

2FreeBMD Index (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com), Birth Sep 1904; Camberwell; 1d; 923.
"PRESTON, Elsie Elizabeth."

3Parish Registers - England, London, Camberwell St Mark, 1904 Baptisms; page 78; No. 697.
"Baptism solemnized in the Parish of St. Mark Camberwell in the Diocese of Rochester, County of London in the Year One thousand nine hundred and four
Alleged date of birth - 22 August 1904
Date of Baptism - Sept 13
Name - Elsie Elizabeth
Parents - Edward Bennet & Elizabeth
Surname - Preston
Address - 38 Kempshead Rd
Father's occupation - Painter
By whom ceremony performed - Charles E.J. Chennell."

4Newspaper - Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
"SPRIGGS - Elsie Elizabeth Spriggs passed away on Sunday, May 24, 1998 at the age of 93 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home (courtesy parking south of the Chapel. Please use the 25th st. entrance) conducted by the Rev. Stewart Dingwall. Elsie was born to Elizabeth and Edward B. Preston on August 22, 1904 in London, England. She came to Canada in 1908 and has resided in Saskatoon since that time. She attended King Edward School and the Saskatoon Business College. In 1929 Elsie married Arthur D. Spriggs and they spent 51 years together. Else was predeceased by her parents; brother, Edward M. Preston; husband, Arthur; son, Gerald; and son in law, Mervin Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory, sister, Frances Smith (Calgary); daughter, Gladys Smith (Saskatoon); daughter in law, Fredda (Nick) Karbonik (Nanaimo); five very dear and devoted grandchildren, Marlene Cosgrave, Arthur and Robert Spriggs, Richard and Stephen Smith; and five great grandchildren. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Saskatoon Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 255-5577."

5Funeral Sheet.
"In loving memory of
ELSIE ELIZABETH SPRIGGS
August 22, 1904 - May 24, 1998

FUNERAL SERVICE
Thursday, May 28th, 1998 at 3:00 p.m.
Chapel, Saskatoon Funeral Home

OFFICIATING
Rev. N. Stewart Dingwall

SOLO
"Wind Beneath My Wings"

HYMN
"Beyond The Sunset"

INTERMENT
Woodlawn Cemetery

Friends are invited to a time of fellowship with the family following the service at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre

APPRECIATION
The family of Elsie Elizabeth Spriggs wish to express their gratitude for your many acts of kindness evidenced in thought and deed, and for your attendance at the Funeral Service."

6Civil Registration, Marriage - Canada, Saskatchewan.
"Record of Registration of Marriage
Groom - SPRIGGS, Arthur Douglass
Groom's occupation - Postal Clerk, Saskatoon P.O.
Groom's condition - Divorced
Groom's age - 36
Groom's religion - Anglican
Groom's residence - 914 - 5th Ave N., Saskatoon
Groom's place of birth - High wycombe, England
Groom's father - Thomas Spriggs
Place of birth of groom's father - England
Groom's mother - Sarah Ann Barton
Can groom read? - yes
Can groom write? - yes
Bride - PRESTON, Elsie Elizabeth
Bride's occupation - Stenographer
Bride's condition - Spinster
Bride's age - 25
Bride's religion - Anglican
Bride's residence - 901 - 5th Ave. N., Saskatoon
Bride's place of birth - London, England
Bride's father - Edward Bennett Preston
Place of birth of bride's father - England
Bride's mother - Elizabeth Crawley
Can bride read? - yes
Can bride write? - yes
When married - 14th day of Sept. 1929
Place of marriage - 901 - 5th Ave. N., Saskatoon
Witnesses - Fred Cocks, 918 Eighth Ave, Saskatoon; and Frances A. Preston, 901 - Fifth Ave. N., Saskatoon
Clergyman - Jas. C. MacKenzie
Clergyman's address - Saskatoon
Clergyman's religious denomination - United Church."

7Newspaper - Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Page 8, 16 Sep 1929.
"WEDDINGS

SPRIGGS - PRESTON
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Preston 901 5th Ave., on Sat. afternoon Sept. 14th when their eldest daughter, Elsie Elizabeth, became the bride of Mr. Arthur Douglas Spriggs, son of Mr. Thomas Spriggs, High Wycombe, England.
The Rev. J.A. MacKenzie of Knox United Church.....Bridesmaid - Miss Frances Preston....Best Man - Mr. Fred Cocks....left by motor for Winnipeg and points East....to reside at 914 5th Avenue East Saskatoon."


Nicholas KARBONIK

1Information provided by Nicholas Karbonik.

2Newspaper - Calgary Herald, 21 Aug 2018.
"KARBONIK, Nicholas - It is with sorrow-filled hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dynamic, loving father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle, great- grandfather and great-uncle Nicholas (Nick) Karbonik on August 17, 2018, at the age of 82 years. Nick was born on February 10, 1936 in Calmar, Alberta, to Nicholas and Mary (Yawney) Karbonik. Nick was predeceased by his first wife of 25 years, Marion; his parents; brothers John, Steve, Bill, Fred, Eugene; sisters Anne, Stella, Evelyn, Kay, Leona; and a brother and sister in infancy. Nick is survived by his loving family; his wife of 26 years, Fredda; daughter Charlene (Brian), grandchildren Connor, Aidan, Laurissa; daughter Karen (Lynne); son Murray (Janet); Fredda's family: daughter Marlene (Jim), granddaughter Heather (Norm), great-grandchildren Nolan and Kinley; grandson Will (Daryl); Fredda's son Art and grandson Alex (Justine); Fredda's son Bob (Beth) and grandchildren Byron, Ashley and Claire. He is also survived by brother Richard (Ann), sisters; Helen, Mary and Nadia, sisters-in-law Loretta and Janet and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Nick retired from Gulf Oil Canada in 1986 after long term service in the accounting and auditing departments. He was an active member of the Probus Club of Nanaimo, a former member of the Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club and the Nanaimo Golf Club. He was extremely dedicated to his family and friends and passionate about everything he did, be it golf, gardening, photography, fishing, cooking, travel, or card games. At Nick's request a private family service will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2018. Donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Canada or other charity of your choice."


Frederick William SIM

1Civil Registration, Death - Canada, Saskatchewan, Death Certificate; No. 74-07-005301.

2Civil Registration, Birth - Scotland, 1907; 159/00 0043.
"Page 15
1907 Births in the Parish of Keith in the aCounty of Banff
No. 43
Name - James Stuart McIntosh (illegitimate)
When born - 1907 March seventh 6 h 30 m P.M.
Where born - 177a Mid Street, Keith
Sex - m
Name of father - {blank}
Name of mother - Isabella McIntosh; domestic servant; Newlands Lane, Buckie
Informant - Isabella McIntosh; mother
When registered - 1907 March 28th at Keith

The Register of Corrected Entries contains a reregistratio of his birth with a change in his name, as follows -
Registration District No. 152; Keith
R.C.E. 13/1969/BN
Register of Births in the parish of Keith (159) in the County of Banff for the year 1907, Entry No. 43
James Stuart McIntosh - change of name and surname
Annotate the margin space of the above-noted entry as follows - R.C.E. 13/1969/BN
Extracts and special-purpose certificates: Copy into space provided: - Col (1) Change of name recorded by Registrar General 31/3/1969. New name and surname :- Frederick William Sim
Abbreviated certificates and short special-purpose certificates: Copy into the space provided:- Space (1) Change of name recorded by Registrar General 31/3/1969. New name and surname:- Frederick William Sim
General Register Office, Edinburgh, 2. 31st March 1969."

3Civil Registration, Death - Canada, Saskatchewan, Death Certificate; No. 74-07-005301.
"Name: Sim, Federick William
Sex: Male
Place of Death: 16 - 150 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Usual residence:16 - 150 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Marital Status: Divorced, Elsie Roas Woods
Occupation: Retired Maintainence Foreman, National Research Council
Birthdate: March 7th, 1907, age 67
Birthplace: Keith, Scotland
Father: Sim, Frederick William, born Scotland
Mother: McIntosh, uniknown, born Scotland
Disposition: Cremation, August 1st, 1974
Date of Death: July 30, 1974."

4Civil Registration, Marriage - Canada, Saskatchewan, Record No. 2954; 1929.
"Groom: SIM, Frederick William
Groom's trade: CNR Labourer
Where Groom employed: Warman, Saskatchewan
Groom's Status: Bachelor
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Religion: Presbyterian
Groom's Residence: Warman, Saskatachewan
Groom's Place of Birth: Keith, Scotland
Groom's Father: Frederick William Sim
Groom's Father's Birthplace: Keith, Scotland
Groom's Mother's maiden name: Isabella McIntosh
Can Bridegroom Read: yes
Can Bridegroom Write: yes
Bride: WOODS, Elsie Rosa
Bride's Occupation: Domestic Servant
Bride's Status: Spinster
Bride's Age: 15
Bride's Religion: Anglican
Bride's Residence: Warman, Saskatchewan
Bride's Place of Birth: Warman, Saskatchewan
Bride's Father: Ernest Charles Woods
Bride's Father's Birthplace: St. Thomas, Ontario
Bride's Mother's maiden name: Rosa Le Blanc
Can Bride read: yes
Can Bride Write: yes
When married: 3rd July, 1929
Place of marriage: St. Andrews Manse, Saskatoon
Licence or banns: Licence no. 97602
Witnesses: Isabella Sim, Warman, Saskatchewan; Ernest C Woods, Warman, Saskatchewan
Clergman: WS Brown, St. Andrews Manse, Saskatoon
Religion: Presbyterian."


Elsie Rosa WOODS

1Civil Registration, Birth - Canada, Saskatchewan.
"Record No. 149 of 1914
Registration of birth
Registration Division of Rural Muncipality # 374
Date of Birth; 21st day of Dec. 1913
Place of Birth: SE 20-38-4 W3
Nearest Post Office; Warman
Name: Elsie Rose Woods
Sex; Female
Father; E.Cc Woods
Native Country of Father; St. Thomas, Ontario
Occupation of father; Farmer
Maiden surname of Mother; Rose LeBlanc
Native Country of Mother; Three Rivers Que.
Occupation and P.O. of Informant; Clerk, Warman
Name of Doctor; D. Valcuse, Saskatoon."

2Information provided by Elizabeth Julia Nichols (nee Woods) of Saskatoon, Canada, Verbal information, 24 Aug 2000.
Information provided to Marlene Cosgrave at Memorial Service.

3Information provided by Elizabeth Julia Nichols (nee Woods) of Saskatoon, Canada, 24 Aug 2000.
Information provided to Marlene Cosgrave at Memorial service.

4Civil Registration, Marriage - Canada, Saskatchewan, Record No. 2954; 1929.
"Groom: SIM, Frederick William
Groom's trade: CNR Labourer
Where Groom employed: Warman, Saskatchewan
Groom's Status: Bachelor
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Religion: Presbyterian
Groom's Residence: Warman, Saskatachewan
Groom's Place of Birth: Keith, Scotland
Groom's Father: Frederick William Sim
Groom's Father's Birthplace: Keith, Scotland
Groom's Mother's maiden name: Isabella McIntosh
Can Bridegroom Read: yes
Can Bridegroom Write: yes
Bride: WOODS, Elsie Rosa
Bride's Occupation: Domestic Servant
Bride's Status: Spinster
Bride's Age: 15
Bride's Religion: Anglican
Bride's Residence: Warman, Saskatchewan
Bride's Place of Birth: Warman, Saskatchewan
Bride's Father: Ernest Charles Woods
Bride's Father's Birthplace: St. Thomas, Ontario
Bride's Mother's maiden name: Rosa Le Blanc
Can Bride read: yes
Can Bride Write: yes
When married: 3rd July, 1929
Place of marriage: St. Andrews Manse, Saskatoon
Licence or banns: Licence no. 97602
Witnesses: Isabella Sim, Warman, Saskatchewan; Ernest C Woods, Warman, Saskatchewan
Clergman: WS Brown, St. Andrews Manse, Saskatoon
Religion: Presbyterian."


Richard William Winston SIM

1Cemetery Index - Canada, Alberta, City of Edmonton (http://coewebapps.edmonton.ca/cemeteries/default.aspx).
"Name - SIM, Richard
Burial date - 02/26/1970
Cemetery - Beechmount
Block - 511
Plot - 15."


Felix SHEWCHUK

1Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, 04-Jul-2007; Obituary.
"FELIX (PHIL) SHEWCHUK (published on July 04, 2007)

FELIX (PHIL) SHEWCHUK Felix (Phil) Shewchuk, born in Arnes, MB passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness at the age of 77, in Bridgewater, NS on Sunday, July 1, 2007. As a young man Phil headed west to Alberta to seek his fortune, and returned home to Manitoba with a priceless treasure, his wife Nancy. They lived in Arnes where they farmed and Phil raised his beloved horses, along with a daughter, Sandra. The family moved to Winnipeg, as Phil pursued a career in construction and carpentry that took him to Gillam, MB where he worked on the Kettle Rapids Hydro Dam, and latterly at Standard Aero in Winnipeg. Phil retired from Standard Aero, and he and Nancy moved to Nova Scotia so that they could be closer to their daughter, son-in-law and grandson. Watching his grandson grow up into a young man was one of Phil's greatest joys. Phil is survived by his loving wife Nancy, who was also his primary caregiver throughout his illness; daughter Sandra Spriggs, son-in-law Arthur and grandson Alex, all of Nova Scotia; sister Elizabeth (Betty) Dzuba (Toronto); brother Peter (Gladys) of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Ollie, and aunts, Carrie Hillcoff (Winnipeg), Bernice Kissenko (Arborg) and many cousins, nieces and nephews from coast to coast. He was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Josie (Arnes), and his brother Paul (Winnipeg). Cremation has taken place, and funeral mass will be said on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Arnes, MB. The family would like to extend a note of appreciation to all who helped during this time, specifically Dr. Abriel of the Lunenburg Palliative Care Unit, Dr. Eddy Kinley of Halifax, the V.O.N. and homecare workers who all in their way helped Phil to celebrate each and every day of his life, and Patrick Sweeny, of Sweeny's Funeral Home in Bridgewater who helped us in his passing. On-line condolences can be placed at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice."


WHITMORE

1Information provided by Robert Spriggs, 14 Feb 1993, .
Identified that his father in law's parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 19 December, 1992, making their marriage date 19 December, 1932.


Alexander William POTTER

1Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, 17-Dec-2005; Obituaries.
"ALEXANDER WILLIAM POTTER March 5, 1912 - December 14, 2005 Peacefully at home on December 14, 2005, Alex, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away in his 94th year. Alex will be lovingly remembered by Evelyn, his wife of 69 years; daughter Florence (Don Whitmore), son Murray (Marjorie Mitchell), son Ron, and son Clifford (Elaine Berglund), eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, brother Don (Velma) and many nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his Father in 1931, Mother in 1941, two brothers in infancy, brothers Melvin in 1986, Wilbert in 1992 and Weldon in 1994. Alex was born in Springhill, MB, the third of seven sons, to George and Mary Potter, and grew up in that region on the family farm. On the death of his Father in 1931, when Alex was only 19, he remained on the farm with his Mother and assumed responsibility for the farm operations. In 1936, Alex married Ev; the love of his life. In 1937, they bought their own farm and under the guidance of his father-in-law, Stanley Baker, built a new home in 1938. With this experience, Alex and Stanley then began to do custom carpentry work to supplement the farm income. There are many buildings in Neepawa and surrounding area that Alex worked on, and it was work that he enjoyed. Alex was active in the community serving on Church, School and Elevator Boards. He was a member of Springhill (later Neepawa) United Church, Orange Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. Alex and Ev left the farm and moved to Neepawa in 1962 where he worked until his retirement in 1977. Alex loved the great outdoors, especially fishing at Sandy Lake and his many trailer trips around Canada and the United States. His travels culminated with fourteen winters spent as a Snowbird at Magic Valley Trailer Park in Weslaco, TX where he made many friends. Alex and Ev loved dancing and were members of the Neepawa Whirlaways Square Dance Club. An avid fisherman, Alex earned his Master Angler award for a trophy pickerel. He enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles and reading Westerns, but his favourite pastime was playing pool. When Texas travel was no longer an option for Alex he settled year-round in Neepawa until 1999 when he moved to Winnipeg to be closer to specialized medical assistance and family support. The family is grateful for the excellent medical care that Alex received from all his doctors and nurses both in Neepawa and in Winnipeg. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Victoria General Hospital who gave him wonderful care during his several stays. Alex will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and his many friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation in the memory of Alex may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6, or to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held in Neepawa United Church in Neepawa, MB on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.. Interment to follow in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery. White's Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry in care of arrangements."

2Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, Obituaries, 17 Dec 2005.
"ALEXANDER WILLIAM POTTER March 5, 1912 - December 14, 2005 Peacefully at home on December 14, 2005, Alex, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away in his 94th year. Alex will be lovingly remembered by Evelyn, his wife of 69 years; daughter Florence (Don Whitmore), son Murray (Marjorie Mitchell), son Ron, and son Clifford (Elaine Berglund), eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, brother Don (Velma) and many nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his Father in 1931, Mother in 1941, two brothers in infancy, brothers Melvin in 1986, Wilbert in 1992 and Weldon in 1994. Alex was born in Springhill, MB, the third of seven sons, to George and Mary Potter, and grew up in that region on the family farm. On the death of his Father in 1931, when Alex was only 19, he remained on the farm with his Mother and assumed responsibility for the farm operations. In 1936, Alex married Ev; the love of his life. In 1937, they bought their own farm and under the guidance of his father-in-law, Stanley Baker, built a new home in 1938. With this experience, Alex and Stanley then began to do custom carpentry work to supplement the farm income. There are many buildings in Neepawa and surrounding area that Alex worked on, and it was work that he enjoyed. Alex was active in the community serving on Church, School and Elevator Boards. He was a member of Springhill (later Neepawa) United Church, Orange Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. Alex and Ev left the farm and moved to Neepawa in 1962 where he worked until his retirement in 1977. Alex loved the great outdoors, especially fishing at Sandy Lake and his many trailer trips around Canada and the United States. His travels culminated with fourteen winters spent as a Snowbird at Magic Valley Trailer Park in Weslaco, TX where he made many friends. Alex and Ev loved dancing and were members of the Neepawa Whirlaways Square Dance Club. An avid fisherman, Alex earned his Master Angler award for a trophy pickerel. He enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles and reading Westerns, but his favourite pastime was playing pool. When Texas travel was no longer an option for Alex he settled year-round in Neepawa until 1999 when he moved to Winnipeg to be closer to specialized medical assistance and family support. The family is grateful for the excellent medical care that Alex received from all his doctors and nurses both in Neepawa and in Winnipeg. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Victoria General Hospital who gave him wonderful care during his several stays. Alex will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and his many friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation in the memory of Alex may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6, or to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held in Neepawa United Church in Neepawa, MB on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.. Interment to follow in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery. White's Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry in care of arrangements."

3Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, 17-Dec-2005; Obituaries.

4Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, 17-Dec-2005; Obituary of Alexander Potter.


Florence Evelyn BAKER

1Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, 10 Dec 2016.
"EVELYN POTTER (nee BAKER) August 10, 1918 - December 3, 2016 Florence Evelyn, beloved wife of Alex Potter, who predeceased her in 2005, passed away peacefully at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter Florence (Don Whitmore), and sons, Murray (Marjorie Mitchell), Ronald, and Clifford (Elaine Berglund), as well as eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at the Neepawa United Church, Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are respectfully declined but donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. White's Funeral Home, Neepawa-Carberry is in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848."

2Newspaper - Winnipeg Free Press, 17-Dec-2005; Obituary of Alexander Potter.