The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wallace Donald at 88

     This article about Wallace Donald appeared in the West Prince Graphic on September 8th, 1982.  He comments about living in Alma - "This has been a good community to live in.  There's lots of kindness and that means everything.  The old people my age are getting scarce but I find the young people are kind too."

Friday, May 18, 2012

Edna T. Dunn


     At the Maplewood Manor, Alberton, on Thursday May 17, 2012, of Edna Theresa Dunn, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Dunn (predeceased 1997) formerly of Alma, age 90 years.
     Born at Alma on July 5, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Theresa (nee Walsh) Kinch. Loving mother to Florence Dunn of Alberton and Clarence (Carolyn) of Alma. Dear grandmother to Eric (Ashley) Allain and Donnie (Lacey) Allain, Jamie, Stephen and Christopher Dunn. Great grandmother to Keenan and Kenton Allain and Axel Starling. She is also survived by her sister, Mae Cameron of Nova Scotia, and by her sisters-in-law, Mary Kinch of New York and Deloris Dunn of Alberton, as well as her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased a daughter Velda (late Robert) MacRae, a twin son in infancy, and Cecil at age two, and by brothers Stephen, Willaim and Hilary Kinch.
     Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home Alberton. Visiting hours Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral on Saturday afternoon from the Sacred Heart Church, Alberton, for funeral mass at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Michael Painchaud, Celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. If so desired memorials to the Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund or to the Sacred Heart C.W.L would be gratefully appreciated. The Sacred Heart Council of the C.W.L will hold a prayer vigil at the funeral home Friday evening at 6;45 p.m.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Alma Women's Institute On The Go 30 Years

cf. Journal-Pioneer Newspaper c. 1978
From the left, Mrs. Edna Dunbar, president of Alma Women's Institute, Doris Duggan, Mildrend Dunbar and Daisy Barbour were presented with life memberships in the Alma WI at the 30th Anniversary meeting held recently in the Regional Service Center in O'Leary.  The four ladies had each been WI members for over 25 years.

ALMA – The 30th anniversary of Alma Women's Institute was celebrated recently when present and former members met at the Regional Service Center in O'Leary. 
            Many of the members were in attendance including the first president, Mrs. Archie Barbour, the first secretary. Mrs. Muriel Dunbar, who read the minutes of the first meeting.
            Life memberships were presented to the current president, Mrs. Isaac Dunbar.  Doris Duggan, Mildred Barbour and Daisy Barbour who have been with the group for over twenty-five years.  Mrs. Olive Wilkie, Alberton, read the citation.
            The meeting was presided over by the current president, Edna Dunbar.  Attending the meeting was Ann MacFarlane, provincial safety convener from Bedeque.
            Membership pins were presented to Gertrude MacNeill, Carrie Smallman, Margaret Kelly, Verna Jeffery and Mary Dunbar, by the president.
            Institute spoons were presented to former members, Blanche Bowness, Zena Yeo, Muriel Dunbar, Wilma Warren, Blanche Rennie, Blanche Clark, Lulu Rennie, Lulu MacAssey, Catherine Profit, Jean Rennie, Ferne Gordon, Martha Gordon, Eva Jeffery, Geraldine Murphy and Marion Donald.
            Entertainment was provided by Garth MacKay, Geralda Arsenault and Miss Gillis.  The guest speaker was Mrs. Don King.  Carrie Smallman led the memorial service for the five departed members.
            Muriel Barbour thanked the guest speakers and Doris Duggan presented a flower.  A poem was read to the members containing the names of each, by Mary Dunbar.
            Grace was said by Daisy Barbour and a decorated cake by Verna Jeffery, was served.  The meeting was closed with all singing Blest Be The Tie That Binds.

Friday, May 4, 2012

1935 Aerial Photo of Alma Corner

     The Prince Edward Island Government has posted on their maps website a variety of aerial photographs dating as early as 1935 - see below image of Alma Corner. 
     The following is more information about their maps.
     Several complete aerial surveys of Prince Edward Island may be browsed from this page.
     The first set of photographs -- the most recent -- was produced in 2000 by the
Department of Agriculture and Forestryas part of the 2000-2002 Corporate Land Use Inventory Project. The copyright of the images is retained by the Province of Prince Edward Island. You can read more information about these photos, including information on how to purchase prints or CDs.

  Four additional sets of photographs were produced in 1935, 1958, 1974 and 1990. The1935 and 1958 sets are copyright Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, reproduced from the collection of the
National Air Photo Library with permission of Natural Resources Canada. The copyright of the 1974 and 1990 images is retained by the Province of Prince Edward Island

     The 1935 Aerial Photo of Alma Corner - if you zoom in you can see the buildings and if you know what you're looking at even the apple orchards....