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ADELARD JOSEPH CHEVREFILS (1894-1970)

Post by gnstill » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:40 am

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Re: ADELARD JOSEPH CHEVREFILS (1894-1970)

Post by loubel » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:38 pm

Adelard, eldest of eleven children of Greziella and Jean -Baptiste was born at home June 18th, 1894 in East St. George Manitoba. He attended school for a few years but left to help his father on the farm . After the death of their father in 1924 Adelard and his two brothers, Isidore and Herve continued farming together until both Isidore and Herve moved to the north side of the Winnipeg River on their homestead, the land they inherited from their father.

Adelard met Lillian Gordon (daughter of Charles Hugh Munroe Gordon and Louisa Isabella Corston) at Fort Alexander where her father was Hudson's Bay factor. They were married Oct. 15th 1928. Four children were born of this marriage, Charles born Oct. 18th 1931, Died Feb. 21 1996, Horace born Jan. 6th 1935, died Aug. 1947, Roland born Jan. 4th 1936, died Sept. 2nd 1998 and Louise born Jan. 16th 1939.

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Re: ADELARD JOSEPH CHEVREFILS (1894-1970)

Post by loubel » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:08 pm

Adelard and Lillian continued to live in the family home with Adelard's mother , Greziella, until her death on Dec.25th 1935. During the depression, Adelard and Lillian had a dairy farm and supplied a good part of Powerview with milk and cream .Adelard also worked in the pape rmill in Pine Falls.

In 1946, Adelard decided to homestead a new area that the government was opening. Fatima or Grand Prairie , as most people called it was approximately fifteen miles west of St. George Adelard acquired 160 acres and built a log house. The nine years spent in Grand Prairie (Fatima) were hard years , but there were many good memories. Money was raised to build a hall, which was also used as a church and school. This hall was build on a small piece of property donated by my father Adelard. We should also mention that the first school in Grand Prairie (Fatima) was in a room of Adelard's house with Mrs Chales Desbien as teacher.

In October of 1955 the farm was sold and the family moved back to Powerview and lived in a rented house on his old farm which he had sold to his cousin Joe Vincent in 1946. In the summer of 1956 , Adelard, his wife and son Roland left on a holiday to Port Alberni B.C. and while there, found work. Adelard worked on the Pulp Mill expansion, church janitor and night watchman until he retired.

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Re: ADELARD JOSEPH CHEVREFILS (1894-1970)

Post by gnstill » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:46 pm

Thanks so much Lou! I have updated the narrative accordingly.

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Re: ADELARD JOSEPH CHEVREFILS (1894-1970)

Post by loubel » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:05 pm

Gary

My brother Horace died August 6th 1947.

Louise

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