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Chartrand, Dorothy

  • MHM
  • Person
  • 15 Aug. 1918 - 6 Sept. 2013

Dorothy Chartrand (née Bellerose) was born on August 15, 1918 on the Bellerose family farm near St. Albert. Her parents were Pierre and Justine Bellerose. Chartrand grew up on Sturgeon River Lot #38 with her twelve siblings. After graduating from high school, Chartrand worked for the Alberta Government, Department of Trade and Industry. In 1941, she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and was deployed to London, England, in late 1944 to work as an administrator in London’s Canada House. Chartrand met her first husband, Canadian Sergeant Robert Atcheson, while in London. They were married on July 26, 1945 and had four children: Anita, Joyce, Tom and Theresa. Robert Atcheson passed away in Edmonton in 1958, and Chartrand remarried in 1963 to Eli Chartrand (d. 1991). Chartrand conducted genealogical and historical research and contributed greatly to the St. Albert history book, The Black Robe’s Vision. On Nov. 11, 2011, Chartrand became the third person to receive the Aboriginal Veterans Society of Alberta Patron’s Award in recognition of her heroism. Chartrand passed away in Edmonton on September 6, 2013.

Chevigny, Octave

  • MHM
  • Person
  • 4 May 1938 - 24 Mar. 2014

The Chevigny family is one of the pioneer families of St. Albert. Octave Chevigny was born 4 May 1938 to Octave Chevigny Sr. and Dellamen Plamondon. He married Claire Plamondon.

Octave Chevigny Sr. married Julie Froment and had Prosper, Godfrey, Doree, Marie-Ange, and Cheri Chevigny. After Julie Froment's death, Octave Chevigny Sr. married Dellamen Plamondon, the widow of his brother Albert Chevigny, and had two sons Octave and George Chevigny.

Citizens' Ad Hoc Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1977 -

The Citizens' Ad Hoc Committee for the St. Albert Community Services Advisory Board was formed in 1977 to document facility needs in the area of cultural activities. The facilities included a new library, a new museum, and visual arts and crafts. The first members of the committee were Louise Zuk, Les Graff, Shirley Martin, Lois Falkins, Sandra Vanelvik. As a result of the work begun by this committee, a building named St. Albert Place was completed in 1984.

City of St. Albert

  • Corporate body
  • 1904 -

Founded in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe, St. Albert is the oldest, non-fortified community in Alberta and was the largest agricultural settlement west of Winnipeg. Father Lacombe, one of the earliest missionaries in the west, proclaimed Mission Hill home to the St. Albert mission settlement. He built a log chapel for ministering to the Cree and Métis. Father Lacombe Chapel, the oldest building in Alberta, is now a Provincial Heritage Site and has been restored to its original appearance. It is located on the north hill of the river and is open to tours from June to September.
St. Albert was incorporated as a village in 1904 followed by town status in 1962. St. Albert officially became a city in 1977.
Today, St. Albert is a city with over 64,645 residents. With more than 85 kilometres of trails, 1,100 acres of green space, the Arden Theatre, the visual arts studios, the Musée Héritage Museum and numerous special events.

Crouse, Nolan

  • MHM
  • Person
  • 24 Nov 1953 -

Nolan Crouse was born on 24 Nov 1953 in Viking, Alberta, to Lois and Aaron Crouse. He attended Irma High School and received a Masters of Business Administration from Cape Breton University.

After his post-secondary education, he spent 30 years in management and executive roles within the Forest Products industry in Slave Lake, Grande Prairie, Edmonton and Pennsylvania (USA). Crouse held these leadership roles with Procter and Gamble, West Fraser Timber and Alberta Energy Company (EnCana), followed by several years as a small business owner of a sawmill and wood packaging manufacturing plant employing 30 staff in west Edmonton. Crouse also was the co-founder of the Grande Prairie Indoor Ice Society, an organization that raised funds for the Canada Games Arena that hosted the 1995 Canada Winter Games. Crouse is also a former hockey coach for Fort Saskatchewan Traders, Brooks Bandits, and St. Albert Merchants.

In 2004, Crouse ran for office and was elected to the St. Albert City Council. He then served three consecutive terms as Mayor of St. Albert from 2007-2017. Crouse also served as the chair of the Capital Region Board (CRB) and the chair of the CRB's Transit Committee.

Crouse is a past recipient of the prestigious Pulp and Paper John Bates award, was awarded a “Key to the City” in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, received the Rotary Paul Harris Award and was recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medallion.

Crouse is married to Gwen (m. 1975) and they have three children: Curtis (b. 1977), Celina (b. 1979), and Dalen (b. 1985).

Damase [Dan] Bouvier

  • Person
  • 1898 - 1977

Damase Bouvier was born July 23, 1898 in St. Damase, Québec. He had eight siblings and his family moved to Massachusetts. At approximately age 14, Bouvier moved to Lac LaBiche, Alberta.

Early in his career, he worked as a train operator for the railroad on the line between Edmonton and Waterways, which has now been amalgamated into Fort McMurray. He later went into the poultry business in Northern Alberta until W.W.II. broke out.

Damase Bouvier had married Cecile Wilson and they had four children; one boy and three girls.

On January 10 1942, Bouvier was hired by the National Film Board (NFB) as a rural circuit projectionist to show NFB films to communities in Northern Alberta. In this position, he discussed with parishes what films were needed, advised film councils and taught people how to use film projectors. He later acquired professional recording equipment and produced a program named "Talent from the Towns." The program captured folk music from Northern Alberta and was aired on CKUA at the University of Alberta on Friday evenings. He was active in helping orphans during his time at the National Film Board as he would volunteer his time to show films for free to orphanages around Northern Alberta where he was working. He worked for NFB until he retired at age 65. In his retirement he made souvenir discs from his recordings and the souvenir discs were distributed to the people he recorded.

Damase Bouvier died November 23, 1977.

Dixon, Richard

  • Person

Richard Dixon is from Edmonton, Alberta. For the last 30 years he has created paintings that are historical dramas of life in Western Canada during the eras of the fur trade and native occupation of the land, many of which hang in major corporate, government, museum and private collections worldwide. His project "Alberta History Project" included 100 fully developed paintings of the Alberta region from 1754 to 1905, and was presented at the 100th anniversary of the Province of Alberta. His series "The Canadian Spirit Series" was the official gift presentation at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Edward Callihoo family

  • Family
  • 1910 -

Edward Jonas Callihoo (Callihoe) also known as Buck Jone, was born 18 Nov 1910 in Villeneuve, Alberta. His mother was Rosalie Campion, born on Turtleback Reservation in North Dakota, and his father was Adelaide St. Pierre Callihoo (nephew of Michel Callihoo). Nora Mae Borris was born 2 Dec 1914 to Annie Callihoo (daughter of Victoria Belcourt and Louis Jerome Callihoo) and Stoney Borris. Edward and Nora met at the Grey Nuns Convent in St. Albert and they were married on 10 May 1932 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Villeneuve when Edward was 23 and Nora was 18 years old. They had six daughters: Evelyn Mary, Theresa Vivienne, Patricia, Loretta Germaine, Audrey Virginia, Linda Donna; and one son, Garry. Edward Callihoo passed away on 6 Dec 1978. Nora Callihoo died on 24 Jan 1993 from a heart condition. They are both buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Villeneuve.

Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories

  • Corporate body
  • 1852 -

In 1852, Father Faraud arrived at Fort Resolution and built a mission house on Moose Deer Island. The mission was moved to the mainland site of Fort Resolution in 1890 and named St. Joseph’s mission. In April 1903, three grey nuns left Montreal to work at Fort Resolution. The nuns opened the school and orphanage in September 1903; however, another account states that a residential school was opened in 1867. The school was one of the largest mission schools in the North West Territories and was attended by children from the areas of Great Slave Lake and the Mackenzie River.

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