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Other Name
MILITARY LANYARD
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1974
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ZARI, NYLON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090008000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY LANYARD
Date Range From
1966
Date Range To
1974
Materials
ZARI, NYLON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
82.6
Width
5.0
Description
MILITARY LANYARD, GOLD AND MAROON CORD, BRAIDED AND TWISTED IN AREAS, HANGING ENDS OF CORD DECORATED WITH GOLD COLORED BRASS TASSELS, TOP OF TASSEL IS SPHERICAL COVERED IN BRAIDED WIRE, END OF TASSEL IS CONICAL, DEPICTS CEREMONIAL AXE.
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
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POLITICS
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR IRIS ASPESLET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE AIGUILETTE WAS WORN BY HER HUSBAND, A. O. (TONY) ASPESLET, WHEN HE SERVED AS AIDE-DE-CAMP FOR GRANT MACEWAN WHO WAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM 1966-1974. THE DONOR SAID HE WORE THE AIGUILETTE DURING EVENTS SUCH AS A BOY SCOUT INSPECTION AND THE OPENING OF THE NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDENS. ACCORDING TO WWW.NIKKAYUKO.COM, "ESTABLISHED DURING CANADA’S CENTENNIAL IN 1967, NIKKA YUKO WAS BUILT TO RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY TO THE MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, AND AS A SYMBOL OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP. ITS NAME WAS CREATED FROM THE JAPANESE WORDS NI (FROM NIHON MEANING JAPAN), KA FROM KANADA OR CANADA, AND YUKO, WHICH TRANSLATES AS 'FRIENDSHIP' TO MEAN 'JAPAN-CANADA FRIENDSHIP.'" THE EVENT WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY PRINCE AND PRINCESS TAKAMATSU. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO RECALL HOW OR WHY THE AIGUILETTE SURVIVED. AIDES-DE-CAMP ACT AS LIASONS BETWEEN THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND ORGANIZATIONS; PROVIDE ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO HOSTS OF OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; ENSURE THE CORRECT LEVEL OF PROTOCOL IS ADHERED TO AT OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS; AND ATTEND TO THE NEEDS OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. THE POSITION IS SELECTED FROM MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCES, RESERVISTS AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ACCORDING TO "LETHBRIDGE AT WAR," "LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET FIRST JOINED THE ARMY IN 1941 AS AN INFANTEER. ONE YEAR LATER, AND NOW IN ENGLAND, HE WAS A CORPORAL WITH THE 29TH CANADIAN ARMOURED RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT. AFTER OFFICER TRAINING AT SANDHURST, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET WAS COMMISSIONED AND HE SERVED IN EUROPE UNTIL RETURNING TO CANADA FOR DEMOBILIZATION ON 10 JANUARY 1946. NOT TOO LONG AFTERWARDS HE WAS BACK IN THE ARMY, THIS TIME WITH THE 19TH ALBERTA ARMOURED CAR REGIMENT IN EDMONTON AND LATER THE CALGARY TANKS. UPON ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET FIRST JOINED THE ENGINEERS UNTIL THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMAND THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT PRESENTED ITSELF. ALL THROUGH HIS RESERVE SERVICE IN ALBERTA, HE WORKED IN THE DAIRY PROCESSING INDUSTRY AS A DAIRY SPECIALIST. LIEUTENANT COLONEL ASPESLET CONTINUED TO COMMAND THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT UNTIL JANUARY 1967 WITH MAJOR JACK CLEWES AS HIS SECOND-IN-COMMAND FOR MUCH OF THIS TIME." A.O. ASPESLET PASSED AWAY IN MAY OF 2007. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090008000
Acquisition Date
2008-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980054017
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
57.9
Width
48.8
Description
HEAVY UNBLEACHED COTTON APRON. CUT FROM SINGLE PIECE OF FABRIC, WITH BOTTOM TURNED UP AND STITCHED TO FORM TWO POCKETS; ALSO INCLUDES BIB SECTION. COTTON NECK TIE AND WAIST TIES, APP. 46CM (L). BLUE DECAL ON FRONT OF APRON, WITH "KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL" LOGO AND "SOUTHWEST CALGARY MEMBER" PRINTED ABOVE. TWO VERY SMALL BROWN STAINS AT UPPER LEFT BREAST.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
DOMESTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980054017
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MASONIC LODGE SET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE
Catalogue Number
P19651586000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MASONIC LODGE SET
Date
1905
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 CASE. 2.8 CM HT. X 21.3 CM WTH. X 46 CM LTH. LEATHER, STEEL, FLANNELETTE. LINEN ON INTERIOR OF CASE IS SOILED ANDSTAINED. 1 PIECE. "J. COWIE" IN GOLD ON FRONT FLAP. STEEL SNAPS. "CARR F. CO. CANADA" ON INSIDE OF SNAP HEAD. BLACK LEATHER COVERED CASE FOR MASONIC LODGE APRON. 3 STEEL SNAPS ON FRONT FLAP. LINED WITH WHITE FLANNELETTE. .2 MASONIC LODGE APRON (SET). 35.0 CM WTH. X 40.3 CM LTH. SATIN, BRASS, LEATHER, RIBBON. 1 PIECE. SOME AREAS SOILED AND FADED. TWO BOOMERANG SHAPES JOINING TOGETHER WITH "G" IN MIDDLE, IN BRASS COIL BRAID ON TOP FLAP. 2 STARS ON FRONT. BLUE SATIN, GOLD BRAID TRIM, WHITE KID LEATHER CENTRE, BRASS BALL AND CHAIN DECORATIONS. BLUE WEB TIES, BRASS SNAKE CLASP. BLUE TIES HAVE BEEN MENDED. .3 BUTTON "GRAND LODGE" SET. 1.9 CM DIA.BRASS. 2 PIECES. BRITISH COLUMBIA GRAND LODGE, 2 BOOMERANG SHAPES CROSSING WITH "G" INMIDDLE, AF & AM 50 YEARS", ON TOP. BLUE ENAMEL. ATTACHES TO BELT OF MASONIC APRON. .4 CERTIFICATE "GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND" (SET). 23.5 CM WTH. X 7 CM LTH. HEAVY PAPER. 1 PIECE. TO JOHN COWIE RE: MEMBERSHIP IN GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND "LIVINGSTON EST. ANDREW MOTHERWELL".
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RECEIVED BY DONOR MAY 20 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A PIN DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM BY THOMASINA COWIE (NEE WHITE). ON 13 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK CONDUCTED A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH COWIE’S GRANDSON, STEWART JOHN CAMPBELL. HE IS THE SECOND SON OF ANNE ADAMSON CAMPBELL (NEE COWIE), THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THOMASINA AND JOHN COWIE. THROUGH REVIEW OF THE ARTIFACT DONATION MADE BY HIS GRANDMOTHER IN 1965, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THESE ITEMS WERE UNKNOWN TO STEWART CAMPBELL. HE WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE GREATER DETAIL ABOUT THE DONORS AND SUPPLIED THE MUSEUM WITH FAMILY RECORDS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THE INTERVIEW: “[THESE ITEMS] APPEAR TO BE ARTIFACTS LARGELY COLLECTED BY MY GRANDFATHER, JOHN COWIE. WE KNEW IN OUR FAMILY HISTORY THAT MY GRANDFATHER SPENT SOME TIME AS AN ENGINEER IN THE WHAT I WOULD CALL THE BRITISH MERCHANT MARINE, [WHICH HAD] COMMERCIAL VESSELS THAT TRANSPORTED GOODS. [THE COMPANY] WAS VERY LIKELY CENTERED OUT OF GLASGOW IN SCOTLAND.” WHEN EXPLAINING THE POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DONATION, CAMPBELL SHARED, “SO WHAT I BELIEVE HAS HAPPENED IS THAT AFTER MY GRANDFATHER [JOHN COWIE’S] PASSING [IN 1964], THOM (AS HE USED TO CALL HIS WIFE) SENT SEVERAL OF THESE ARTIFACTS OVER TO THE GALT MUSEUM.” LOOKING AT THE MASONIC LODGE APRON SET, CAMPBELL EXPLAINED, “I KNOW OF MY GRANDMOTHER BEING A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, WHICH WOULD IMPLY THEN THAT MY GRANDFATHER WAS ALSO A MASON, BUT I’M NOT AWARE THAT WHEN HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE THAT HE BECAME ACTIVE IN THE MASONIC LODGE HERE… BUT IT IS INTERESTING THE DATE ON [THE APRON] IS 1905, SO THAT HAD TO BE FROM HIS TIME BEFORE HE ACTUALLY LEFT SCOTLAND OR PERHAPS IT WAS HIS FATHER’S.” IN A DESCRIPTION OF HIS GRANDPARENTS’ IMMIGRATION STORY, CAMPBELL RECOUNTED, “THEY ARRIVED AT THE USUAL PORTS, I GUESS MONTREAL, GOT ON THE CPR RAILWAY. THEY GOT AS FAR AS WINNIPEG. [MY GRANDFATHER] HAD IN HIS HAND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION AND A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE HEAD OF THE CALEDONIA RAILWAY IN SCOTLAND. THERE IS SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO THE CALEDONIA RAILWAY IN THAT IT REALLY WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF SCOTLAND, PARTICULARLY IN AND AROUND GLASGOW. SO HIS TRADE WAS AS AN ENGINEER AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT HE BECAME WHEN HE CAME TO CANADA AND JOINED THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. HE HAD AN INTERESTING LIFE, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS WITH THE CPR.” “I FIRST BEGAN TO KNOW OF MY GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER WHEN THEY WERE LIVING FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN VANCOUVER AND THEN THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE,” CAMPBELL EXPLAINED, “SO THEY MOVED TO VANCOUVER WHEN HE RETIRED FROM THE CPR IN THE OGDEN YARD IN CALGARY AND THEY STAYED ONLY TWO OR THREE YEARS. I GATHER THE HUMIDITY THERE WAS NOT CONDUCIVE HIS OWN HEALTH AND HE NEEDED TO MOVE TO A DRIER CLIMATE, BUT ALSO TO MOVE CLOSER TO FAMILY AS WELL. MY PARENTS AT THAT POINT IN TIME WERE RESIDENT IN PICTURE BUTTE, AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY HAD MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. [AS A RESULT OF THEIR PROXIMITY TO WHERE MY FAMILY LIVED,] I KNEW MY GRANDPARENTS VERY, VERY WELL AS A BOY GROWING UP.” “THERE WASN’T A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THEIR TIME BACK IN SCOTLAND,” CAMPBELL RECALLED, “[THIS COLLECTION] REFLECTS [A PERIOD IN THEIR LIVES] WHEN THEY HAPPILY IMMIGRATED AND THEY’VE HAD A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE IN CANADA AND SPECIFICALLY IN LETHBRIDGE.” DESCRIBING HOW HIS FAMILY CAME TO SETTLE IN LETHBRIDGE, CAMPBELL SAID, “[MY FATHER], DON CAMPBELL, WAS BORN [IN DALKEITH, ONTARIO]. HIS FATHER, HIS MOTHER, AND HE AND HIS TWO SISTERS CAME TO PLENTY, SASKATCHEWAN, WHERE THEY WERE FARM WORKERS. AND THEN THEY MOVED FROM THERE TO JUST EAST OF SUTHERLAND. MY FATHER AT THE AGE OF 18 BECAME RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FAMILY AND FARM. HE WASN’T A FARMER, BUT HE WAS A MERCHANT. SO MY FATHER EVENTUALLY LEFT THE FARM AND BECAME A TRAVELLING SALESMEN FOR MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. AND THAT’S WHAT BROUGHT THEM TO CALGARY IN 1939 AFTER MY MOTHER AND FATHER GOT MARRIED IN SASKATOON. MY DAD, WITH HIS TRAVELLING FOR MARSHALL-WELLS, WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A SPOT HE COULD BUY [TO ESTABLISH] A HARDWARE STORE. HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE PART OWNERSHIP OF A HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE AND EVENTUALLY BECAME THE SOLE OWNER. AND HE WAS IN THAT HARDWARE STORE FOR 32 YEARS AS I RECALL.” “I WAS BORN IN 1947,” CAMPBELL CONTINUED, “AT THE AGE OF ONE, [WE MOVED] TO PICTURE BUTTE [AND] WE, AS A FAMILY, MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHEN I WAS 6 IN ABOUT ’53 OR SO. THE REASON FOR THE MOVE [TO LETHBRIDGE] WAS THAT MY MOTHER WAS MUSICAL. SHE HAD BEEN TEACHING AND CONDUCTING CHOIRS SINCE SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD. AND SO THE MINISTER OF SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH LEARNED OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT THE PICTURE BUTTE UNITED CHURCH, [SUCH AS] SOME OF THE OPERETTAS THAT MOM WAS PUTTING ON [THERE], AND INVITED MOM TO SING IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHOIR. ULTIMATELY, THEY INVITED MY MOTHER TO BECOME THE CHOIR DIRECTOR AND TO ESTABLISH A JUNIOR GIRLS’ CHOIR. AND SO THIS PROMPTED MY MOTHER AND FATHER TO MOVE FROM PICTURE BUTTE TO LETHBRIDGE EVEN THOUGH MY DAD CONTINUED TO WITH THE HARDWARE STORE OUT OF PICTURE BUTTE.” EXPLAINING THE EXTENT OF HIS FAMILY’S AND HIS OWN CONNECTION TO LETHBRIDGE, CAMPBELL SAID, “I WAS RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE ESSENTIALLY. SO I HAVE VERY, VERY FOND MEMORIES OF MY TIME THERE AS A BOY. THE COMMUNITY MIGHT HAVE BEEN 25,000 TO 30,000 PEOPLE. YOU KNEW A LOT OF PEOPLE, YOU DIDN’T KNOW EVERYBODY, BUT YOU KNEW AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE. AND CERTAINLY PEOPLE LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE KNEW MY MOTHER REALLY WELL. AND PEOPLE LIVING IN PICTURE BUTTE AND COALDALE KNEW MY FATHER VERY WELL. “MY MOTHER WAS A MUSIC TEACHER AND A VOLUNTEER CHOIR CONDUCTOR. WE HAD STUDENTS COME THROUGH OUR HOUSE FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THERE WOULD BE FAMILIES THAT WOULD DRIVE THEIR DAUGHTERS FROM [PLACES SUCH AS] VAUXHALL, CARDSTON, RAYMOND, AND FORT MACLEOD INTO LETHBRIDGE [FOR] THE PRACTICES OF HER CHOIRS. AND THE BASEMENT WAS A STUDIO, SO IN ANY ONE WEEK THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE FROM 60 TO 80 STUDENTS COMING THROUGH THE HOUSE,” CAMPBELL WENT ON. “THE MEMORIES ARE PRETTY DEEP INTO THE LIFE OF LETHBRIDGE. [AFTER I HAD MY OWN FAMILY, WE SPENT] SIX REALLY LOVELY YEARS LIVING IN LETHBRIDGE AS A FAMILY. SO MY DAUGHTERS – HEATHER ANNE, SHELIA JEAN, MARY LOUISE, AND MEGAN LEE – HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THEIR TIMES IN LETHBRIDGE AS WELL. PROVIDED ALONG WITH THE INTERVIEW WERE RECORDS COMPILED BY STEWART CAMPBELL USING THE GENEALOGY WEBSITE, ANCESTRY.COM. ACCORDING TO THE RECORDS, JOHN COWIE WAS BORN ON 7 NOVEMBER 1883 IN MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND TO HIS PARENTS, ISABELLA (NEE LAIRD) AND ROBERT COWIE. HE WAS THE ELDEST OF APPROXIMATELY TEN CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY. COWIE WAS MARRIED TO THOMASINA COWIE (NEE WHITE) IN MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND OF 26 JULY 1910. THOMASINA WAS BORN ON 13 SEPTEMBER 1884 IN LOCHMABEN, DUMFRIESSHIRE, SCOTLAND TO JOHN AND ANNE (NEE ADAMSON) WHITE. THE COUPLE EMIGRATED FROM SCOTLAND TO CANADA IN 1910, WHERE JOHN BEGAN WORKING FOR THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. THIS WORK TOOK THE FAMILY TO SASKATOON, SK, AND SUTHERLAND, SK, TO GLACIER STATION, BC, AND FINALLY CALGARY, AB WHERE HE RETIRED. UPON RETIREMENT, JOHN AND THOMASINA MOVE TO VANCOUVER, BC AND BY 1955 THEY HAD SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE, AB TO BE CLOSER TO THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER, ANNE ANDERSON CAMPBELL (NEE COWIE), AND HER FAMILY. THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER WAS NAMED ISABELL WRIGHT (NEE COWIE) WHO LIVED IN SASKATCHEWAN. JOHN COWIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 31 DECEMBER 1964 AT THE AGE OF 81 YEARS. THOMASINA COWIE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1976 AT THE AGE OF 91 YEARS. FOR COMPLETE IMMIGRATION STORY AND EXTENDED FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE, WHICH INCLUDES THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, GENEALOGY RECORDS, AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANNE CAMPBELL, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORDS OF HER PREVIOUS DONATION P20000018000.
Catalogue Number
P19651586000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, THREAD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990038035
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1970
Materials
RUBBER, THREAD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
3
Height
0.5
Diameter
10.0
Description
THREE CIRCULAR ELASTICS. EACH ELASTIC IS COVERED WITH TURQUOISE THREAD. THERE ARE SPECKS OF GOLD THROUGHOUT THE TURQUOISE. EACH HAS A SMALL SECTION THAT IS COVERED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC, TO HOLD BANDS TOGETHER. ONE OF THE BANDS HAS HAD SOME OF ITS ELASTIC STRETCHED OUT. THE OTHER TWO BANDS ARE BASICALLY THE SAME SIZE. SOME OF THE TURQUOISE ON ALL THREE HAS BECOME DISCOLOURED, TO A YELLOWISH COLOUR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO FRED A. EWING. A MALE CLOTHING ACCESSORY, USED IN 1800S/EARLY1900S. SEE P19990038001-GA FOR HISTORY. RELATED CATALOGUE NUMBER P19990038036-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING ARMBANDS AND A BELT DONATED BY W.F. AND JULIA EWING. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. FREDERICK ANDREW EWING WAS BORN IN KINGSTON MILLS, ON AND LIVED ACROSS CANADA AND THE US, INCLUDING: MANITOBA AT THE AGE OF 12, RIVERSIDE, CA IN 1890, ONTARIO IN 1893, AND FINALLY LETHBRIDGE IN 1898. HE WORKED FOR W.D. “CURLIE” WHITNEY FOR TWO YEARS, BEFORE BUYING LAND WEST OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. WITH HIS FIRST WIFE MONICA EWING (NEE MCCAUGHTERY), HE HAD TWO CHILDREN: BILL AND TOM EWING. FREDERICK PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 ON JULY 29, 1972. MONICA EWING (NEE MCCAUGHTERY) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 25 IN NOVEMBER 1918, SUCCUMBING TO PNEUMONIA, FOLLOWING A BOUT WITH INFLUENZA. HER SISTER, MRS. MABEL (HARRY) PATTERSON, DIED JUST A WEEK BEFORE MONICA. BILL AND TOM EWING WERE CARED FOR BY MONICA’S SISTER, EDNA FORBES, UNTIL FRED REMARRIED IN 1921. FRED’S SECOND WIFE WAS ELIZABETH EWING (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1889 WITH HER FAMILY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON NOVEMBER 12, 1978. WILLIAM “BILL” EWING PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 94 ON DECEMBER 27, 2006. HE WAS THE SON OF FREDERICK AND MONICA EWING. HE WAS MARRIED TO JULIA SABINE EWING (NEE BOND). JULIA SABINE BOND EWING WAS BORN ON JULY 29, 1915 IN VULCAN, AB, THE THIRD OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN AND BLANCHE BOND. AS A CHILD, SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO HIGH RIVER, AB, WHERE SHE LIVED UNTIL 1949 WHEN SHE MOVED TO A FARM NEAR CARMANGAY, AB. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1966 AND LIVED THERE UNTIL HER PASSING AT THE AGE OF 95 ON JUNE 24, 2011. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990038035
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
PAIR OF ARM STRAPS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ELASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990041008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR OF ARM STRAPS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1940
Materials
ELASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.5
Length
12.3
Width
0.1
Description
TWO ELASTIC ARM BANDS. THEY ARE BURGUNDY WITH A YELLOW STRIPE BETWEEN TWO GREY STRIPES. THEY ARE EACH LOOPED THROUGH TWO METAL PIECES WHICH ALLOW THEM TO BE LENGTHENED AND SHORTENED. ONE END IS LOOSE (TO ALLOW FOR SIZE ADJUSTMENT); THIS END IS CAPPED WITH A PIECE OF SILVER METAL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
A MALE FASHION ACCESSORY WORN AROUND ARMS, ALONG WITH LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS; EARLY 20TH CENTURY. MURIEL NUGENT WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1915 IN WINNIPEG. THERE, SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM T. NUGENT AND IN 1946, WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY CAME TO LETHBRIDGE. THEY MOVED IN ORDER THAT WILLIAM COULD TAKE UP A JOB WITH WESTERN CANADIAN HARDWARE IN LETHBRIDGE. PRIOR, HE HAD SERVED WITH THE NAVAL RESERVES IN WINNIPEG DURING WORLD WAR II. MURIEL PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8, 2002 AND WAS PREDECEASED BY HER HUSBAND IN 1989. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF ARMBANDS DONATED BY MURIEL NUGENT. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MURIEL AGNES WILSON NUGENT (NEE COLLIN) WAS BORN ON MARCH 20, 1915 IN WINNIPEG, MB. SHE LIVED THERE UNTIL MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1946. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON OCTOBER 8, 2002. MURIEL MARRIED WILLIAM TELLUS NUGENT IN ST. JAMES, MB ON MARCH 17, 1934. WILLIAM WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1913 ON CARTER FARM, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BROKENHEAD, MB. HE WORKED FOR MERCHANTS CONSOLIDATED LTD., AND WALTER WOODS HARDWARE IN WINNIPEG BEFORE SERVING IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE IN WINNIPEG AND NOVA SCOTIA DURING WWII. IN APRIL 1946, WILLIAM AND MURIEL MOVED WITH THEIR FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT WILLIAM COULD WORK FOR WESTERN CANADA HARDWARE. HE PASSED AWAY ON MAY 16, 1989. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990041008
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, DENIM
Catalogue Number
P19990088003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
FELT, DENIM
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.4
Length
46.4
Width
10.1
Description
RECTANGULAR. FRONT OF ARMBAND IS MADE OF RED FELT, WITH A STRIP OF YELLOW FELT SEWN ACROSS TOP AND BOTTOM. IN THE CENTER THE LETTERS "RNWMP VA" ARE SEWN ON IN NAVY BLUE FELT. ARMBAND IS STIFFENED WITH INTERFACING, AND BACKED WITH A PIECE OF BLACK DENIM TYPE MATERIAL.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 TO 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN.
Catalogue Number
P19990088003
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
“CANADA CD HEALTH”
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20150012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“CANADA CD HEALTH”
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1965
Materials
CANVAS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.75
Length
16
Width
9.5
Description
KHAKI-COLOURED CANVAS ARMBAND WITH BUCKLED STRAP. PRINTED DESIGN ON FRONT IS YELLOW CIRCLE WITH BLUE LOGO READING “CANADA CD HEALTH”. TEXT STAMPED ON BACK READS “FINNIGANS LTD. Y.A. 5.000”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
MILITARY
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS ARMBAND WAS RECOVERED IN SPRING 2015 FROM A STORAGE AREA IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ENMAX CENTRE SPORTS ARENA, WHERE SUPPLIES RELATING TO LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS/RISK MANAGEMENT HAD BEEN STORED FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS PRIOR. DURING MARCH AND APRIL 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CURRENT AND RETIRED CITY STAFF THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLIES AND DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JESSE KURTZ, RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF MIKE ROSS, FORMER CITY DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES JOE KARL, FORMER CITY EMERGENCY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR DENNIS JOBE, AND FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER/RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE OFFICER LEO VANDENHEUVAL. PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTO THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE WAS CONDUCTED IN 2009, WHEN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROBERT GARDNER, A FORMER C.D. POLICE MEMBER (SEE RECORD P19870044001 FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE AUXILIARY CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE WAS ORGANIZED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AFTER THE PROVINCE APPEALED TO ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES TO PREPARE DEFENCES IN CASE OF AN ENEMY ATTACK, INCLUDING A NUCLEAR STRIKE. THE C.D. POLICE WERE NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS DID, HOWEVER, RECEIVE TRAINING FROM THE CITY POLICE AND WHEN CALLED OUT BY THE C.D. DIRECTOR, CAME UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHIEF CONSTABLE JAMES H. CARPENTER.THE C.D. POLICE DISBANDED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS IN 1963. GARDNER WAS 33 WHEN HE JOINED THE C.D. POLICE IN 1960, AND EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATION TO VOLUNTEER WAS BASED ON HIS PERCEPTION THAT A FUTURE WAR WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR – ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PERIOD’S EVENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. GARDNER REMEMBERED TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE CHIEF AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE, BUT MAINTAINED THAT OUTSIDE OF INITIAL TRAINING, C.D. POLICE OPERATIONS WERE NOT DIRECTED BY THE CITY POLICE. GARDNER SAID THAT MOST C.D. POLICE VOLUNTEERS WERE “MIDDLE AGED AND STAYED ON DUE TO THE THREAT OF WAR”. JOE KARL SAID: “[IN] LATE 1972 THE CITY MANAGER… [ASSIGNED ME TO] LOOK AFTER DISASTER SERVICES/CIVIL DEFENCE… IT’S HAD DIFFERENT NAMES AS TIME WENT ON… THIS EQUIPMENT… IS A CASUALTY COLLECTING UNIT, WITH WATER BOTTLES, BOOTS, RAIN GEAR, COVERALLS. THERE WERE STRETCHERS [AND] BLANKETS. THESE WERE ALL STORED AT THE OLD MUSEUM [ORIGINAL GALT MUSEUM BUILDING, BEFORE THE 1985 EXPANSION] NEAR THE BOILER ROOM… THAT’S WHERE I FIRST INHERITED THE STUFF. THERE WAS REALLY NO RECORD KEPT OF ANYTHING… [WHEN] WE FOUND OUT WE COULDN’T PUT [THE SUPPLIES] BACK INTO STORAGE [AT THE MUSEUM], BEING SAFETY OFFICER I KNEW AND SCOUTED ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. THE SPORTSPLEX, DOWN IN THE DEEP BASEMENT, HAD A ROOM THAT WAS DRY AND UNOCCUPIED… SO I PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE IT WOUND UP… AT THAT TIME EACH MUNICIPALITY RECEIVED A MERE PITTANCE OF DOLLARS TOWARDS DISASTER SERVICES… 12-1500 EMPLOYEES AND THE ONLY SAFETY PERSON WAS ME… THEN AS THE MUNICIPAL ACT CHANGED, THE EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON POLITICALLY BY THE PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH A PEACETIME SCENARIO … IN THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE, THERE [WAS] A ROOM WHERE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE WITH ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN SET UP… FOR GAS, WATER, SEWER, MAYOR, DEPARTMENT HEADS… [THE STRETCHERS AND BLANKETS] WERE USED IN HOSPITAL EXERCISES… TO SEE HOW PREPARED [STAFF WERE], HOW THEY COULD HANDLE MASS CASUALTIES… WE WOULD DO UP 30/40 KIDS IN BROKEN ARMS, AMNESIA, BURNS, FRACTURES, LOSS OF LIMB… THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY GOOD, [DOING] TRAINING AND MOCK SCENARIOS.” ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RANGING FROM 1957 TO 2006 DESCRIBE MOCK DISASTER EXERCISES TAKING PLACE ON A SEMI-REGULAR BASIS, TO TEST THE PREPAREDNESS OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL, AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. DENNIS JOBE SAID: “SHORTLY AFTER THE EDMONTON TORNADO [IN 1987] THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DECREED THAT EVERYONE, COUNTIES, CITIES, SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN… SO THE CITY WAS INSTRUCTED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT ONE TOGETHER… I WORKED FOR THE CITY MANAGER… WE WERE AWARE… THAT WE HAD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PREPARATION… SO WE KNEW WHERE [THE SUPPLIES] WERE [AND] COUNTED THINGS… AND WE DID USE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES [WHEN] WE HAD AN EXERCISE.” LEO VANDENHEUVAL SAID: “WE USED TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT HOUSE… THE REASON IT WAS THERE IS THAT THEY HAD ROOM [AND] IT WAS QUITE A STRONG, FULL CONCRETE FACILITY THAT COULD PERHAPS WITHSTAND A LOT OF DAMAGE… I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BACK IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT AND BECAUSE I WAS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY WHENEVER THINGS WENT SIDEWAYS. THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM [AS WELL AS] THE FIRE CHIEF, POLICE CHIEF, ALL THE DIRECTORS… COMMUNITY SERVICES… ENGINEERING… THE MAYOR… THAT WHOLE TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER IN A DISASTER SITUATION… NOTHING OF [HIGHLY EMERGENT] SIGNIFICANCE HAS EVER HAPPENED IN LETHBRIDGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD TO OPEN UP HOUSING CENTRES LIKE THE CIVIC CENTRE OR THE AREAS TO ACCOMMODATE THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER HAD A DISASTER THAT BIG… THE BIGGEST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE 1995 FLOOD… AT THAT TIME THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT WE WOULD GET THE MILITARY INVOLVED… BUT BACK THEN IT REQUIRED APPROVAL FROM OTTAWA, SO IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO BRING THE MILITARY IN… TO SOME EXTENT WE KNEW THAT [THE CIVIL DEFENSE] EQUIPMENT EXISTED… [SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT] MIGHT HAVE COME INTO THE SYSTEM IN THE LATE ‘80S WHEN DENNIS JOBE WAS AROUND… BECAUSE HE HAD CERTAIN CONTACTS WITH THE MILITARY, BECAUSE HE WAS A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER… [IT IS IMPORTANT THAT] SOMEBODY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION [IS] AWARE [AND] THAT IT’S INVENTORIED AND KEPT UP TO DATE.” MIKE ROSS SAID: “WHEN I BECAME DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN 1998 [THAT POSITION] WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS… WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET AND [ASKED] ‘WHAT’S THIS $1000 WE PAID TO THE ENMAX CENTRE?’ BECAUSE THERE WAS A RENTAL [FEE] THAT NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT… WE DID SOME INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT WAS STORED IN THE DEEP BASEMENT… WE STARTED TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS PART OF A MOBILE HOSPITAL UNIT DATING BACK TO THE COLD WAR… IT [HAD BEEN] BASICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT… [IN 2006/2007, HEALTH CANADA] CONTACTED THE CITY AND SAID ‘ON OUR BOOKS THERE IS A [MOBILE] HOSPITAL IN LETHBRIDGE. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IT IS?’ AND THIS MESSAGE CAME TO ME AS THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CO-ORDINATOR … SUGGESTED THAT [THE SUPPLIES] HAD COME TO THE CITY IN THE ‘50S OR EARLY ‘60S… THE MATERIAL THAT’S THERE NOW IS PROBABLY A THIRD OF WHAT WAS THERE WHEN WE DID THE AUDIT… WE FOUND THINGS LIKE RADIATION BURN DRESSING THAT HAD A ‘BEST BY’ DATE… IV BOTTLES AND IV SOLUTION [THAT] INSTEAD OF BEING CLEAR, WAS CLOUDY… WE KEPT THE STRETCHERS [AND] A BUNCH OF BLANKETS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT… THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND WE COULD USE THEM IN A CURRENT DAY EMERGENCY… SO I REMOVED SOME OF THAT STUFF AND PUT IT OVER [IN] THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE [AT] THE OLD COURTHOUSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPLY INVENTORIES, AND RESEARCH MATERIAL ON LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. FOR OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE IN LETHBRIDGE, SEE RECORDS P19870044001, P19870044002, P19960112110, P19960112111, P19970094001, AND P20090038000.
Catalogue Number
P20150012003
Acquisition Date
2015-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20150022002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
2010
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
43
Width
8.9
Description
WHITE ARMBAND WITH DIAGONAL STRIPES OF LIGHT BLUE, MEDIUM BLUE ON ONE SIDE AND GREEN ON THE OTHER END. IN CENTRE OF ARMBAND IS A SILK-SCREEN OF THE VANCOUVER 2010 OLPYMICS: "TORCH RELAY/RELAIS DE LA FLAMME - VANCOUVER 2010 - PRESENTED BY/PRESENTE PAR COCA-COLA, RBC, CANADA". FASTENS WITH BLACK VELCRO, WITH A LARGER LOOP SECTION (MEASURES 10.2CM WHILE THE HOOK SECTION IS ONLY 4CM). ON REVERSE OF HOOK SECTION IS ANOTHER SILK-SCREEN: "HUDSON'S BAY CO." WITH HBC COAT OF ARMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
History
THIS ARMBAND RELATES TO THE 2010 OLYMPICS IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, ANINE VONKEMAN, CONDUCTED BY KEVIN MACLEAN IN JUNE 2015, ANINE SAID I “WAS HONOURED TO BE ACCEPTED AS A VOLUNTEER, A MEDIA HANDLER VOLUNTEER, ALONG WITH BOB COONEY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS AT THE TIME, WHO I REALLY RESPECT AND HE’S RESPECTED BY THE LOCAL MEDIA. AND SO HE AND I WORKED TOGETHER TO BE THE MEDIA HANDLERS FOR THE TORCH RELAY, WHICH IS A HUGE EVENT ... FROM A LOGISTICAL POINT OF VIEW AND IN TERMS OF DEALING WITH MEDIA IN THAT WAY. LIKE WE DO MEDIA PREVIEWS OF OUR EXHIBITS AND THEY’RE JUST TINY COMPARED TO WHAT AN UNDERTAKING THIS IS, BECAUSE IT WAS TELEVISED NATIONALLY AND ALL OF THAT AND ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WAS SET UP FOR THE CELEBRATION AT HENDERSON LAKE.” THE ARMBAND ALLOWED ANINE ENTRY TO THE MEDIA PIT AND VOLUNTEER TENT AT HENDERSON LAKE. ANINE CONTINUED, SAYING THAT SHE WAS “EXCITED ABOUT BEING PART OF THE TORCH RELAY AND BECAUSE THE OLYMPICS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE AND SPORTS EVENTS IN GENERAL, DUTCH PEOPLE GO A LITTLE NUTS. SO, YOU KNOW, TO BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF THAT AND ALSO TO DEAL WITH THE MEDIA IN THAT WAY, WHICH WAS A BIG DEAL, WAS KIND OF REALLY INTERESTING.” ANINE KEPT THE ARMBAND, SAYING “IT’S AN IMPORTANT REMINDER OF BEING PART OF THAT. AND IT WAS AN IMPORTANT EVENT IN LETHBRIDGE TO BE ON THE TORCH RELAY ROUTE FOR THE OLYMPIC FLAME.” ANINE WAS BORN IN HOLLAND IN 1967 AND EMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH HER PARENTS (WIM AND TRUDY) AND TWO BROTHERS (ALWIN AND HERWIN) IN NOVEMBER 1981, FOLLOWING A FAMILY VACATION TO CANADA IN 1979. HER FAMILY SETTLED IN THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA TO FARM. HER FATHER HELPED TO ESTABLISH THE DUTCH-CANADIAN CLUB AND THE GALT 8 MINE SOCIETY. ANINE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1986 TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE (U OF L) AND STARTED WORKING AT SAAG IN 1992, TWO WEEKS AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE U OF L. SHE BEGAN AS THE PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR AND “WAS DOING MEDIA STUFF, VOLUNTEER COORDINATION, SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATION AND STARTED THE ART AUCTION.” BY 2004 ANINE WAS WORKING AT THE GALT AS MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS AND SEE P20150005000 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE VONKEMAN FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P20150022002
Acquisition Date
2015-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
NAZI SWAZTIKA
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SATIN RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19738868000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAZI SWAZTIKA
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON, SATIN RIBBON
No. Pieces
1
Length
42.5
Width
10.8
Description
BLACK SATIN RIBBON SWASTIKA ON WHITE CIRCLE ON RED BACKGROUND.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR'S FATHER'S FAMILY CAME TO AREA IN 1910, MOTHER'S SIDE ABOUT 1918. DONOR'S FATHER SERVED IN W.W. 1 WITH 20TH FIELD BATTERY R.C.A.. OTHER MATERIAL IS FROM HUDSON'S FARM - DATES POST A.D. 1925. MR. HUDSON'S FATHER AND GRANDFATHER SETTLED FIRST IN LETHBRIDGE. FATHER AND GRANDFATHER BOTH WERE TRAVELLING SALESMEN IN EARLY YEARS. HIS FATHER THEN SETTLED IN TABER, AFTER W.W. I. HE STARTED FARMING IN IRON SPRINGS IN 1925. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO KENNETH ALLAN HUDSON’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “HUDSON PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1993 AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. FLORENCE HUDSON OF PICTURE BUTTE ALBERTA. BORN IN TABER, ALBERTA ON JANUARY 28, 1922, KEN MARRIED FLORENCE ANGLE ON JANUARY 19, 1949 IN LETHBRIDGE. KEN SERVED OVERSEAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITH R.C.A.S.C.. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE RETURNED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. KEN RETIRED IN 1987, AFTER SELLING THE FARM AND HAS RESIDED IN PICTURE BUTTE UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS PASSING. KEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION AND ACTIVE WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA IN HIS EARLIER YEARS.” ACCORDING TO THE LEGION MAGAZINE ONLINE, HUDSON WAS ISSUED THE SERVICE NUMBER M105776. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19738868000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
NAZI ARMBAND
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19860045001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NAZI ARMBAND
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1945
Materials
COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Width
8.9
Diameter
38
Description
GOLD OR YELLOW COTTON BAND SEWN TO FELT BACKING. STAMPED IN BLACK LETTERING: "DEUTFCHE WEHRMACHT". STAMPED IN PURPLE INK ILLEGIBLE LETTERS IN CIRCLE WITH GERMAN EAGLE & SWASTIKA.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
USED BY THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES TO IDENTIFY CIVILIAN & NON-MILITARY UNIFORMED PERSONEL ATTACHED TO OR WORKING CLOSELY WITH ANY BRANCH OF THE MILITARY FORCE. DONOR ACQUIRED WHILE SERVING IN HOLLAND WITH 1ST DIVISION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (VANCOUVER) AS A MEDIC. ACQUIRED FROM GERMAN ARMY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB." SEE PERMANENT RECORD P19860042001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19860045001
Acquisition Date
1985-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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