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Ron C. Johnston (#47961888)
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Bio Photo I have been doing research for the past 30 years in (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada). I have been retired from the (R.C.M.P.) Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 35 years. Enjoy doing research, did 25 years of working on the history of the oldest existing Junior Hockey Team in the World (Regina Pats). Finally having the history published as a book in 2010.

I have been a member of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society for over 25 years and have been doing my family for approximately 40 years.

I worked on my family research and was able to go back to the 1600's on my Dad's side. Nottingham, England.

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** DUE TO HEALTH PROBLEMS - NOT ABLE TO GET TO THE REGINA CEMETERIES THIS SUMMER, 2014 or 2015 **

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I had two serious car accidents, one resulting in a neck problem and four years ago found out I have Post-Polio Syndrome, resulting in fatigue and tiredness. So need to exercise as much as I can. Try getting to Cemetery at lease once a week to take pictures. Love helping others as much as I can in research.

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(REGINA CEMETERY): Vandalism Hits Cemetery - 1993 and 2011

Unfortunately, the careless act of vandals who entered the secured Regina Cemetery on May 13, 2011 has left a number of headstones damaged. In some cases damage is only minimal and headstones can be put back in place. Other cases are more substantial. The responsibility for fixing or replacing the headstones is the responsibility of the next of kin or a designate.

At least 70 headstones were damaged, with some simply toppled while others were broken altogether.

(I have the complete list of damaged tombstones)

Due to the damage, some head stones are still on their faces. One shows were a portable saw removed half of the printing.

(REGINA CEMETERY) - EACH BLOCK (Has 2 Rows) - Their are some that have only one row.

ALSO: Have come across a lot (about 50 or more) of tombstones that are unreadable and damaged.

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(REGINA JEWISH CEMETERY) - WE HAD ALL PHOTO'S of the tombstones. A lady wanted the Jewish Cemetery to be separate, so we lost all the photo's.

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Linda Herman
Jack A. Wessels
I think the date of birth for Jack is Nov 5, 1907. He has a brother James Mortimer who is born 1903 and is in the 1906 census age 3, and in the 1916 census age 13. Can't find them in 1911. Little Jack also had two other brothers born after his death...Archie b. 1909 and Allan b. 1911.

hermanjl@comcast.net

Wessels Reseacher and descendant
Added by Linda Herman on Jun 28, 2015 9:44 PM
Yolli
Tunison Transfer
Hi Ron,
Thank you so much for the transfer and all the work you do on Find a Grave.
Yolande
Added by Yolli on Jun 26, 2015 7:11 PM
Dale Updike
Elizabeth ARMOUR UPDIKE
Hi Ron,

Thanks for posting the info and photo of my grandma Lizzie (actually Britannia Elizabeth Findlay Armour) UPDIKE. She was my grandmother. I was able to visit her grave myself for the first time last year and just uploaded a photo to Find-A-Grave too.

She died Feb 20, 1946 in Moose Jaw, SK, about 6 months before I was born. Tracking down my grandfather, Abner Grover Updike (b. Sept 12, 1868) has been my life's project for over 50 years. He was grandma Lizzie's husband, and my dad's dad. I've found a lot of info about him, but NOT where he ended up or anything at all after 1910, where he's in the Elgin, Illinois U.S. Census that year.

My cousin, Jack McFarland also played with the Regina Pats many years ago. His mom, Mary (Updike) McFarland was my dad, Ryburn R. Updike's older sister.

I have my genealogy online at Ancestry: UPDIKE 2015.

Dale A. Updike,
North Battleford
Added by Dale Updike on Jun 23, 2015 4:37 PM
Sharon Fulton
Fred Eade - Mary Sproxton
Thanks for the wedding date Ron. I had that along with a picture of the actual marriage certificate. I've been in touch with Fred and Ada's g-granddaughter and she is looking into the marriage to Mary to see if we can clear up the confusion. Will keep you posted.
Added by Sharon Fulton on Jun 20, 2015 4:20 PM
Janet Currie Chubb
RE: EDNA COOPER
Sorry I did, I checked and did not see it, I had posted at 8:30 this morning. Will remove it.
Have a good day
Added by Janet Currie Chubb on Jun 20, 2015 11:53 AM
Jennifer Neilson
Memorial # 114062624
Hello Ron,
Thank you for your time volunteering. I have a question about this memorial. I read on your bio that some of the Markers have been damaged. Not sure if this is one of them but it seems rust has made it hard to read. I am wonder if the names are Joan and Muriel. I am researching for a Brass family member to connect the memorials and this info would be helpful! Thank you in advance! If you could, please email me at jennwrkoa@gmail.com!
All the best, Jenn
Added by Jennifer Neilson on May 14, 2015 9:25 PM
Dean Weckman
RE: Re: Ingram - James & Viola
You Are welcome Ron. We knew them both, they were very nice people. Dean
Added by Dean Weckman on Apr 24, 2015 10:25 PM
Lane Hogaboam
RE: Clifford Harry Haskins
I posted a picture for Martha, let me know if it is ok, if not I can change it and make something else.
Added by Lane Hogaboam on Apr 24, 2015 5:58 PM
Lane Hogaboam
RE: Clifford Harry Haskins
Regarding the grave site for Martha Mae Johnston Payne, it appears she is buried in the same plot as Clifford Harry Haskins and there is no marker, do you wish for me to post Mr. Haskins picture again and make a note they share the plot?
Added by Lane Hogaboam on Apr 23, 2015 1:03 AM
Dean Weckman
Ingram
Hi Ron. I believe Viola is buried in Moosomin South Cemetery. I will check for marker in spring on way back from Arizona. Dean
Added by Dean Weckman on Mar 30, 2015 10:42 AM
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