Fonds - Martindale family fonds

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Martindale family fonds

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  • 197- (Creation)
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    Martindale, Cecile

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9 cm of textual and technical materials

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(6 May 1931 - 14 July 2012)

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Cecile Martindale (nee Laplante) has been a prominent member of the St. Albert community, especially in the arts. She was born on May 6, 1931 to Therese St. Arnaud and Emile LaPlante on a farm near Vimy, Alberta. In 1950, Martindale received a scholarship from the School of Agriculture in Vermilion to attend the University of Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1955 with a major in home economics and a minor in art and French. She married Larry Martindale on July 16, 1955 at St. Anthony Pro Cathedral. Larry Martindale was born April 7, 1932 in Prince Albert, Sask., to Jo Samson and Charles Martindale.

Cecile Martindale began teaching full-time in St. Albert in September 1955. The Martindale family later moved to live in St. Albert in February 1960. She was a founding member of the St. Albert Arts and Crafts Guild in the 1960s and has remained involved in the arts guilds and the Laubenthal studios She was also an important member in the St. Albert Pottery Guild and received a lifetime membership to that guild. In 1961, Cecile Martindale was asked by the parish priest to start a kindergarten; she taught French, while her friend Claudette taught in English. She taught kindergarten until 1966, when she started teaching home economic classes in regular schools and worked as a substitute teacher for St Albert high. Martindale had four sons: Darrell, Glen, Ken, and Neil. She passed away on July 14, 2012 and is buried in St. Albert Cemetery.

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Materials from the Martindale family, particularly Cecile and Neil Martindale.

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Fonds consists of weaving materials associated with the Martindale family. Including weaving projects and samples, weaving materials, flower arrangements, and a news article about a handicrafts competition.

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    2013.05

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