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1957: Do you remember Bob Duffy?

Posted on November 24, 2015 by 40 Mile Commentator

Down Memory Lane #227
By Fred Mellen
These items were taken from the September 19, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Bow Island
– Mr. and Mrs. Tony Millar have moved into the Noel cottage this week. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schlachter who previously lived there have taken up residence in the house formerly occupied by the Dann’s.
-Mr. and Mrs. B. Adolph and Mrs. T. Seredinski attended the annual banquet of Railway employees and their wives held at the Marquis Hotel in Lethbridge on Saturday.
-Sharon Bissett plans on attending the U of A this year, beginning her courses next month. She will take up Education.
September 26, 1957
Bow Island
-On the front page is a picture of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. (Bob) Duffy who celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, September 20th. Mr. and Mrs. Duffy were married in Dunnville, Ontario in 1893, and to our knowledge this couple has been married longer than any other in the district. I remember Bob Duffy. Do you?
Etzikom – Mrs. Grace Stromsmoe
– Parks construction of Taber are at present laying down new sidewalks in town.
-Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Larson and son moved in to the new home of the U.G.G. as Mr. Larson is the local agent.
– Mrs. Leonard Johnson has returned home from Banff where she has been employed for the past three months.
Bow Island
– Clifford Gray Killed in a fall at Waterton Park. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Bertha Gray and Bill, on the sudden passing of her husband, Clifford. Mr. Gray was killed instantly when he accidentally fell over the cliff into Red Rock Canyon at Waterton Lakes National Park, Tuesday evening about six o’clock. “Hutch” Ferrel was with Mr. Gray at the time of the accident. Both men had been working at Pincher Creek on a plumbing job.
– Norman Chuen has entered the University of Alberta this term to study in Pharmacy. The staff of the Bow Island Drug enjoyed a steak fry at the Lions Park in Medicine Hat as a farewell to Norman, who has been on staff there this year.
– A Farewell Testimonial was held Sunday evening at the LDS Church for Barry Pratt who leaves shortly on a mission to Africa. His grandmother Pratt from Lethbridge was present as well as his aunts and uncles. The Elders Quorum Presidency from Taber came for the special evening service.
– Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Adair attended the funeral in Medicine Hat Thursday of Roy Muir, late President of the Club for the Blind at Medicine Hat, of which Mrs. Adair is a member. Following the services they were guests at the home of Mrs. Muir’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor.
– Tuesday evening, Mrs. E. Brosz, Mrs. O. Mitchell, Mrs. C. McNeely and four local Guides who attended Guide Camp this summer, Joanne McNeely, Sharon Beesley, Cheryl Ell and Karen Knapik motored to Medicine Hat where they met with others interested in Guide work at the Salvation Army Citadel. Films of the camp were shown and an account of the camp itself, by Capt. Pelfenier of Medicine Hat.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane wit Old Fred Mellen

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