By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #276
These items were taken from the August 21, 1958 issue of the Graphic.
– Front page – We are sorry about the delay in this issue of The Graphic but Mr. Hamilton was taken to the Taber Hospital last Thursday.
– Our sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. V. Corraini and family on the sudden passing of her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Corraini had been at the West Coast on a holiday and were in Medicine Hat on their return home. Walking from the CPR to the bus station, Mr. Corraini collapsed in front of the Club Café on 2nd Street. According to the doctors report he suffered a heart attack and passed away en route to the hospital in an ambulance. Many relatives and friends gathered together Thursday morning to pay their last respects to an old timer of Bow Island, the late Vittorio John Corraini at Requiem Mass at St. Michael’s Church at ten a.m. The Rev. Father T. Keily officiated. Mr. Corraini was born in Italy in 1883, he would have been 75 next December. He and Mrs. Corraini were married there and came to Canada from Ville lel Monte, Trente, Italy in May 1912 to Lethbridge, and shortly after moved to the Bow Island District where they have continued to make their home. He is survived by his wife, Sabrina, four sons, Primo of Nanaimo, Tulio of Bow Island, Bob of Bow Island and Paul of Cold Lake; four daughters, Virginia of Edmonton, Christine of Calgary, Doreen of California and Annie of Lethbridge. Interment followed at the Bow Island Cemetery and pallbearers included Gino and George Corraini, George Degenstein, Gordon Irwin, Jack Simpson and Oreste Zonolli of Taber.
– Bob Peterson has taken over the business at the North Star Service Station commencing August 12. We would like to wish him every success in this new venture.
– Congratulations are extended once more to Steve Hadnagy. Steve represented the Bow Island 4H Grain Club at the Provincial Eliminations held in Olds last week and placed first in the judging; this fact along with his good record in 4H work won Steve an expense paid trip to the Royal Winter Fair which will be held in Toronto this fall. Pauline Pahl and Robert Lyczewski also competed in the eliminations in the 4H Dairy sections.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– Quon Chong, local merchant, lost 140 gallons of gas recently. He does not know if it was stolen or if it leaked from the tank.
– George Zacher has several earth moving machines employed this week repairing the dam in his pasture.
– The A and B Gang of the CPR arrived here on Sunday from Seven Persons. They will replace the glass in the section house, and the station, which was broken during the hail storm.
This has been a Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen