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Bear Hugs (#47810210)
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Bio Photo Each time I create a memorial I delight in thinking that it may someday provide valuable information to a genealogist or comfort to a loved one.

Transfers - Please use the "Edit" tab on the memorial, send a "Suggest any other correction" message including your "ID number", I'm more than happy to transfer memorials as per FAG rules which are your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If your relationship to the deceased is not listed, please consider adding the memorial to one of your virtual cemeteries, and use the edit functions to add additional info to the memorial I created.

If FAMILY MEMBERS wish to have a memorial deleted I will do so, no questions asked.

Some dates/names on the headstones are hard to read. If you can help, please click the Edit tab at the top and input the changes. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in the completion of "Unknown" and incomplete memorials.

Volunteer contributors spend countless hours creating memorials after visiting cemeteries, photographing headstones and obtaining burial information. I am sure everyone would like to know their efforts are appreciated. I know I do.

A big "Thank You" goes out to everyone who sends any info and links for the memorials I've added.

Thank you to:
- Alberta Genealogical Society Lethbridge Branch for:
- Lethbridge, AB grave locations and unmarked grave details.
- Foremost, AB death records.
- Fort Macleod, AB cemetery records.
AGS (Lethbridge) has a phenomenal amount of info on file including neatly catalogued obituaries - please support them, if possible. Ph: (403)328-9564

- Vulcan & District Historical Society for access to all of the Vulcan County Cemetery records. They also have a huge amount of info on file and are incredibly helpful. Ph: (403) 485-2168

- Granum for providing plot numbers and unmarked grave details.

- everyone that made it possible for the creation of memorials for burials at Mountain View and Garden View Cemeteries in Calgary.

- everyone that made finding and documenting all the cemeteries in Forty Mile County possible. Thank you Kathie, you made the dusty gravel roads we travelled fun!

- Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Genealogy Club their support plus all the Pincher Creek Newspaper articles & Obituaries

CEMETERY RECORDS- for St Patrick's in Lethbridge & both Pincher Creek cemeteries were destroyed in the 1950s - separate incidents - water damage & fire. Records have been partially reconstructed from memory, newspaper obits/reports and funeral home records.
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Russell Lerum
Maiden Name Entry
Thanks for all your time and effort entering information on Findagrave. I find the site very useful, especially when people like yourself have taken the time to establish relationships within families.

I entered Marie Johnson's maiden name in the wrong field, and it was rejected. Sorry for the error on my part. I am hopeful I got it right this second time.
Added by Russell Lerum on Apr 27, 2016 8:12 AM
Luella Cousins
Dixson family
I will be sending you a large amount of information so that you can link some of the graves you have already done. I think it is a good idea, especially for anyone working on a family history. I will get the info to you in the next week. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Luella Cousins on Apr 25, 2016 12:23 PM
Chesterfield & District Crematorium
Hi - I live near this crematorium and will have a look for any memorials but I don't think there will be anything from 1959. The Chesterfield Borough Council website states there is a 10 year limit on memorials.
I did find an entry in the Book of Remembrance for Elizabeth Seaton. To access the book follow
and find her page by searching for her month and date ofdeath.
I don't think we're allowed to post the entries on Find a Grave though
Kind regards
Added by Jan on Apr 25, 2016 3:47 AM
Alexander Scougall 160276569
Hi bear hugs. Thanks for the additional information for the above I've added it to the memorial.
Added by Finches on Apr 23, 2016 2:27 AM
D. Goodboe
Sjolund, Burney - # 142718963
Hi Bear Hugs, thanks for creating the memorial page for Burney Sjolund. I've sent you a correction on his first name via the Edit function so you should have that shortly.

I'm a friend of his sister in Oregon, we get together two or three times a week. I told her I'd check to see if Burney's gravesite had been photographed and posted to Findagrave and was puzzled as to what kind of grave this is. Is there just a plain marble slab over the grave? No headstone or other marker? I've never seen such a thing before so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks so much for the time and effort you've devoted out at this cemetery.

Added by D. Goodboe on Apr 19, 2016 9:16 PM
Linda Rhoadarmer
John Baggaley - 74777003
Hi Bearhugs,
I have a different request that you may be able to give me some advice regarding John T. Baggaley, born in 1884 and died in 1960 and who is buried in the Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod.
While visiting Canada a few years back and walking through the Union Cemetery and taking random photo's of headstones, I happen to take the above individual's grave photo and posted it on Find A Grave.
I received a request a few days ago from a Charles Swenson from Sweden. His mother was Isabella Baggaley and she had been born in Moose Jaw but Isabelle's mother took her to Sweden to show her off. Due to financial circumstances, she ended up being raised in Sweden for a number of years but did come back to Canada to live with her father. Since Charles lives in Sweden, I am thinking his mother married over in Sweden and came back to Canada in later years. Isabelle's mom and dad were divorced.

Anyway, Charles thought I lived in Canada, and could help him. Since I do not, there isn't much foot work I can do. I was going to send a letter off to the Alberta Genealogical Society, Edmonton, Alberta, to see what they could come up with but then noticed Bearhugs and remembered the help you have given me in the past.

I did find through the AGS in their Lethbridge Newspaper site that there was an article for John Baggaley dated August 27, 1960 in the Lethbridge Herald.

My question for you, is there anything that you can do on your side of the border?
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Apr 19, 2016 8:53 AM
Margaret Wasmuth
Anton & Tillie Risling
Thanks so much for providing pictures. Tillie just died April 12th this year - 2016. We were at Anton's funeral. This is very much appreciated since the headstone was not there that day naturally and we haven't been back since.
Added by Margaret Wasmuth on Apr 16, 2016 8:59 AM
Annette Hynman
RE: Katherine Miller Love Gravestone
Added by Annette Hynman on Apr 08, 2016 8:13 PM
Annette Hynman
RE: Katherine Miller Love Gravestone
Hi Yvonne,
I just discovered the reason for the confusion concerning Bertha Boles Love. She is buried in the Highland Cemetery under her second married name of Bertha Stein. She had remarried after my Great Grandpa (Thomas Love) died to a Jim Stein.

Is there anyway we can merge the two records?
118253073 and 160726633

Thanks again and sorry I never thought of this before.
Added by Annette Hynman on Apr 08, 2016 8:56 AM
Bev Dowson
RE: Emma Jane Clare Ketcheson
Thank you so much !
Added by Bev Dowson on Apr 05, 2016 4:58 PM
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