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Date Range
1925-2006
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Fonds
Accession No.
20111023
Physical Description
0.19 m of textual records
Scope and Content
2011023/001 Three booklets of poems 2011023/002 Map of Alberta 1952 2011023/003 Piano recital program June 2000; fashion show and tea program May 1998; descriptive pamplet of Lethbridge Herald [no date]; playbill of Pajama Game August 1969; International Dance Program February 1967; Anne Campbell S…
Date Range
1925-2006
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Betty Purkis
Physical Description
0.19 m of textual records
History / Biographical
Betty Thompson Purkis was born in on a farm near Thorpe, Washington. She came to Canada and Alberta with her parents Marion and Lottie Thompson and siblings in 1920 at the age of four. Betty grew up on a farm 2 miles south of Coaldale and took her education in the Coaldale Consolidated School. After graduation she went into teaching and held postions in country schools at Plain Butte, McMahon, Hardieville, Passburg in the Crowsnest Pass and Pincher City [Pincher Station]. Her musical ability was used in many school and community events. She married Lloyd Purkis in 1940 and they settled and raised their four children in Pincher Creek before moving to Lethbridge in 1956. To supplement the family income she taught piano in her home in Pincher Creek and Lethbridge from 1942 to her retirement in 1995. Extending her musical interests, she was a member of the Lethbridge Symphony Association Board for many years and enjoyed the yearly Lethbridge Community Band concerts.Betty was involved in many aspects of the Southminister United Church - choir, C.G.I.T, Tuesday Evening Women's Group, Trusteeship from the early 1960s until her death in 2009.
Scope and Content
2011023/001 Three booklets of poems 2011023/002 Map of Alberta 1952 2011023/003 Piano recital program June 2000; fashion show and tea program May 1998; descriptive pamplet of Lethbridge Herald [no date]; playbill of Pajama Game August 1969; International Dance Program February 1967; Anne Campbell Singers Program February 1974 2011023/004 Salvation Army Centennial music program May 1998; United Church service program August 1977; Centennial of First Japanese in Canada program 1977; Coaldale United Church Cornerstone dedication June 1961; typed history of Lethbridge Central Church of Christ 2011023/005 Obituaries and funeral programs 2011023/006 Mosaic of Miracles [brief manuscript] June 1973; United Church programs 1956; 1958; 1975; 1978; 1984 2011023/007 Sermon 1987; agenda for United Church Women 25th anniversary, 1987; sermon [no date]; Annual report for Southminster United Church 2006 2011023/008 Writings of Howard Y. Kennedy 2011023/009 Certificate of Appreciation 2004 2011023/010 Southminster United Church rosters 1983; 1986; 1994; 1997; 2001; 2004; 2008 2011023/011 The Chinook [yearbook of Calgary Normal School] 1934-1935 2011023/012 Olds School of Agricultural 1933-1934 2011023/013 Lethbridge Music Club programs 1967, 1968; Lethbridge Symphony Concert Programs 2001-2009 2011023/014 Lethbridge Musical Theatre Programs [various years 1970-2005] 2011023/015 Manuscript: The School Teacher by Trish Purkis 2006 2011023/016 Alberta Women’s Institue Girls Club 1933, 1935-1938, 1941 2011023/017 Canadian Girls in Training (CIGT) handbooks 1925, 1930, 1952; Mother and Daughter banquet programs 1961, 1965, 1967, 1968 [two prgroams with no date]; CGIT Affiliation Service 1960-1961; Lanyard Ceremony; Graduation Ceremony 1959; song sheet 1961; U of L playbill: A Little of This & A Little of That 2005 2011023/018 CJOC Dan’s Diary, Volume 3; Remembrance Day Programs 1980, 1982, 1983-1985, 1990, 1992, 1994-1995
Accession No.
20111023
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Archive
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