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C MacKenzie (#47190915)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 23 days
Lorne Cooper
Margaret (Taylor) Hogue
Thank you for promptly transferring this FindaGrave site to my management within a day of my posting the request on your public message site. I appreciated your achieving this despite the current demands on your energies and time you described in brief in your email to me.
As stated earlier your willingness to take the time to document family histories and in particular Marguerite Taylor Hogue on FindaGrave so that others like myself may stumble across the information is greatly appreciated.
Take care,

Added by Lorne Cooper on Nov 17, 2015 9:46 PM

Lorne Cooper
Margaret Hoque aka Marguerite Taylor 1805-1885
Hi C. Mackenzie:

Thank you for taking the time to document our family history. I am requesting transfer management of this site to me as this is direct a relative of my niece's father. My initial request was made through the edit section as per instructions on this site however I has yet to receive a response of any kind so I have updated and copied the request, made on November 8, 2015 below. If C. Mackenzie is not the active manager of this site could you please direct me to the person who is responsible for it. This information on her metis heritage is very important to her and our family.


My niece had me tracing her Metis background for her application to enter Law at University when I came across this site about her honoured 4th great grandmother. I manage 63 other relatives' sites and I would like to do a significant update of her information as she and Amable had a very large family. And of course there are the Simpson boys to add as well.

Lorne Cooper

PS You likely already know that in 1868 Canada recognized the custom of 'country wife' as legal marriage in Canada hence George Simpson was her 'legal' spouse. The marriage was 'legally' ended in divorce when George arranged for her to marry one of his HBC employees, a stone mason named Louis Amable Hogue.

Added by Lorne Cooper on Nov 16, 2015 2:55 PM

Patricia Casjens
RE: Garrett family - Union Cemetery
I do not have any direct connections to the Garrett family that I know of. I do have a couple of Garrett's in Ohio but haven't looked for any connection between the two. Maybe I should look for that connection; would love to have a Bible with history like that. I'll let you know if I find something. Thanks, Pat

Added by Patricia Casjens on Aug 31, 2015 10:53 PM

Murdock McLennan
Thank you very much for the picture of Murdock McLennan's memorial. I really appreciate it.


Added by Robert on Sep 02, 2013 5:02 PM

Garth Woodward
Thanks for adding the plot numbers to the memorials you have in Brookside Cemetery. It helps me try to keep track of what stones have already been photographed, in this huge huge cemetery. P.S. The years 1882 to about 1909 for this cemetery are not on-line, and it seems the vast majority of burials in this cemetery back then did not have gravestones.

Added by Garth Woodward on Sep 01, 2013 6:46 PM

Garth Woodward
Manitoba "counties"
I looked it up and Manitoba has something like 150 Rural Municipalities. And it is actually kind of difficult to find a map of where they are located, and the early census's did not really use the Municipality borders either. Oh well. Most of my Manitoba relatives are in four Municipalities, however they are in only one Find-a-Grave "County" which works out to be quite convenient for me.

Added by Garth Woodward on Sep 01, 2013 6:18 PM

Garth Woodward
Gilbert Harvey
Thank you for the quick update on Gilbert Harvey :)

Added by Garth Woodward on Sep 01, 2013 4:10 PM

Brookside was a mess and it has now been straightened out. I realize that caused a bit of a hassle for some but we'll get all the info back on. Please feel free to send me info as well and I will be glad to update the memorials.


Added by Christina on Aug 29, 2013 2:04 PM

Beth Street
permission to use photo
I would also like to use Thomas's wife's gravestone photo... I can't believe the difference between yours and the one someone else put up there...I will most definitely give you the credit for the photos...
Please and thank you
Beth Street

Added by Beth Street on Aug 12, 2013 11:18 PM

Beth Street
permission to use photo
I was wondering if I could have your permission to use your photo of the gravesite of Thomas Foulds June 26 1846 died Jan 30 1921 in Winnipeg.
Memorial #46399386 on my personal site and on The has one but it is almost unreadable while yours is as clear as bell!
Thank you so much

Added by Beth Street on Aug 12, 2013 9:56 PM

Elaine Proctor
Francoise Plante #70924580
Hi there
Just thought I would send this info on Francoise. Her full name is Madeleine Francoise Plante. John Palmer Bourke and Francoise were married 11 July 1882 in St Francois Xavier
Thank you.

Added by Elaine Proctor on Apr 22, 2013 10:57 AM

Elizabeth Ann Fitzhenry Cary
Thank you for your message. I'm not actually related to this family but kept running into these interesting people while looking for my Cary's and thought I'd put it together for someone's future use. If you are related to Elizabeth and/or George Marcus I can transfer management of the memorial over to you so other interested parties could contact you in the future or you could amend the info if you like.

Added by Carolyn on Mar 07, 2013 6:05 PM

gone_fishing - unless_you_email
Allen Bristow's parent's links
Thank you for making the links! So speedy, too! -Charles

Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Aug 10, 2012 7:33 AM

Janice Klafehn
Angus Polson
Thank you for the photo of Ann Polson. I have added her husband angus to findagrave will you please add your picture of their headstone

Thanks Janice

Added by Janice Klafehn on Jun 27, 2012 10:48 AM

re; Magnus Flett
Thank you for posting info and headstone photos. I am researching this family and am curious as to how Magnus Flett and his family are designated Metis. Some records show his father David Flett as Metis but as far as I can tell David's father John Flett and his wife Isabella Murray were both born in Scotland. John Flett born 1786 in Firth and Stenness, Orkneys, Scotland and Isabella Murray in 1797 In Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland. is there a problem with my research?

Added by roseyposey on Jun 04, 2012 2:23 PM

RE: Flett Brothers
Are you saying these brothers are not Metis or that they are not the children of David Flett and Catherine McLeod?

Added by cgpeanut on Dec 15, 2011 2:13 PM

roderick Mcleod Flett
information on Roderick

Magnus Linklater Flett.

(b. 1878)Metis hockey player Magnus Flett from Kildonan was born on September 1, 1878,the son of David Flett and Catherine McLeod. Both Magnus and his brother Roderick played for the 1901 and 1902 Stanley Cup champion Winnipeg Victorias. He playedcounter point position, now known as right defense. The brothers were good-sized men,Rod stood 6' 3" and Magnus was 6'1''. The 1896 and 1901 Winnipeg Victorias areinducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fameand Museum in the team category. Another Metis, Antoine Gingras also played with the1901 and 1902 Victorias.

Roderick McLeod Flett.

(1873-1927)Metis hockey player Rod Flett from Kildonan was born on February 27, 1873, theson of David Flett and Catherine McLeod. Rod played forthe first Manitoba team to win the Stanley cup, the 1896Victorias. Both Roderick and his brother Magnus playedfor the 1901 and 1902 Stanley Cup champion WinnipegVictorias. In 1896 they defeated the Montreal Victorias forthe cup, in 1901 they defeated the Montreal Shamrocks andin 1902 they defeated theToronto Wellingtons. PreNHL the Stanley Cupwas a challenge trophywhere any championshipteam could challenge thecurrent Stanley Cupchampion. In 1896 TheWinnipeg Victorias challenged the Montreal Victoriaswinning the game 2-0. Winnipeg was the first teamoutside Quebec to win the Stanley Cup. Rod playedpoint position, now known as left defense. The brotherswere good-sized men, Rod stood 6' 3" and Magnus was6'1''. The 1896 and 1901 Winnipeg Victorias areinducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fameand Museum in the team category.

Added by cgpeanut on Dec 15, 2011 12:38 PM

Jessie Primrose Dawson
Thanks for taking the time to send her correct name. I have made the changes

Added by Alison on Jul 28, 2011 3:51 PM

Elaine Proctor
RE: Edwin Bourke
That was fantastic, I love it. believe it or not, they are all related. Now I just have to get busy don't I.
Thank you so much Mr. McKenzie

Added by Elaine Proctor on Jun 06, 2011 7:27 PM

Elaine Proctor
RE: Edwin Bourke
Hello Mr MacKenzie
I just started putting on people on this site and I'm new to the computer. For some reason I can't input pictures of the tombstones. Could you please help. I'm doing something wrong but don't know what??
I'm very sorry for bothering you.

Added by Elaine Proctor on Jun 04, 2011 11:39 AM

Elaine Proctor
RE: Edwin Bourke
I have a lot more info on the Bourkes and related and would like to input so everyone has availability to it. do I have to send you the info first?

Added by Elaine Proctor on Jun 03, 2011 6:50 PM

J P Dawson
Hello again

I checked the Edmonton Cemeteries database and found Jessie Dawson interred 4/29/1940 and IF i read the inscription correctly her middle name is Primrose. I will know for sure when I get to the cemetery in a couple of months. PLEASE remind me that I have promised you that I have to send the photo to you OH her plot # is E 0045 0007
Hope this helps

Added by Alison on Feb 24, 2011 2:20 PM

RE: Herbert Dawson -Edmonton Municipal
If you could email me at
I could send you the high res photo. I have added his name to my list of photos to take once the snow clears because I believe you are right and there is another name on the stone but it is realy hard to decifer.

Added by Alison on Feb 24, 2011 2:06 PM

MK Surbey
RE: J A Isbister grave
Hello--thanks so much for getting back and permission to use the photo. I would be interested in your other photos of Isbister graves and sharing info about the Isbister family--not sure how to reach you privately--but you can google me and find my e-mail or I can send. Would love to get a high-quality version of the JAI photo. Many thanks again. Michele

Added by MK Surbey on Nov 22, 2010 6:52 PM

MK Surbey
J A Isbister grave

JAI was my ggggfather and it is great to see a photo of his grave--hope to see it in person sometime soon. It is a beautiful photo and I am wondering if you would give me permission to use it--say in a family album, slideshow, article, etc. until I am able to get my own--but it may not be as nice as yours.

What is your relationship to JAI? I am doing some family history research and if you'd like to get in touch and share info--please write back. cheers, Michele

Added by MK Surbey on Nov 19, 2010 9:15 PM


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