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A History in Photos 44 (FGK 201)

This is the end of the photos. Every time I’ve said I’m done something else has shown up in an unexpected place – so we shall see! There is still a freezer full of mom’s treasures from when she went away to school to sort through – but that will be done first with my sister. I’ve sure enjoyed sharing this with everyone! Who knows what will be next! Oh wait- I know – I’m putting this together into a book! Enjoy…

Donald, Marjorie, Roy, Joanne, Susan, and Wendy Copithorne. Clarence and Irene’s family.
Grandma and I think her friend Jean McKenzie-Grieves
Who knew Grandma went camping!! Not just a hard working ranch wife or a super glam downtown woman, or the prayerful powerhouse behind mom recovering. Edna Copithorne camping on a fishing trip with Percy
This photo was in with some of the letters to mom from the hospital: this was taken the day I picked up your new skirt at Daytons. Sept 1958. Met Heather Scott there.
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A History in Photos 43 (FGK 200)

Today marks the 200th instalment of From Grandma’s Kitchen. I had no idea last year that this would become what it has – I have loved exploring the history of our family and the area. I figured what better way to celebrate 200 posts than to look at old wedding photos! Young couples so full of love and hope for the future ❤️

Grandma and Grandpa (Edna and Percy Copithorne)
Harvey and Margaret Buckley’s wedding. Left to right: ?, Sheila Burger, Clarence Buckley, Harvey Buckley, Margaret Buckley, Lawrence Copithorne, Ruth Patterson, Brian Lepard, ?
Jim and Margaret Syme. Circle S Ranch. Dog Creek BC
Marvin and Pat Bedry June 1972
Jean and George McKenzie-Grieves married. Percy and Edna at dance? With Miriam Allan.
When I get some new pictures of the cart? Cake? I will send you one. Jean and Geo McKenzie-Grieves wedding. Percy and Edna and Miriam Allan
Mmmm cake
Now Mrs Bud Williams and am proud of it too (I love this)
Ken and Freida Copithorne
Bob and Marjorie Richmond’s wedding
Dave and Wendy Hawes wedding
I think this is Jean and George McKenzie-Grieves
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A History in Photos 41 (FGK 198)

Sam Copithorne’s Family. Left to Right: Beatrice (Blach) Sam’s wife, Irene Robinson (Sam’s oldest daughter) Louis Copithorne, Bill Copithorne, Dorthy Young (Sam’s youngest daughter), Sam Copithorne (1904).
Let’s Rodeo
Sophia (Richard’s wife – my great grandmother) in front of the old house.
Slim (aka Ken Knoughtson? Aka the RCMP stock detective)
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A History in Photos 39 (FGK 196)

This photo is not labeled, but when I look at it I see my sister having somehow time travelled back to the 1940s and found a dress up costume. So I wonder if it was mom in a Halloween costume?
Miriam and Dan Donnelly home. Taken from across the road last January when they had the “big snow” the olympics are in the background.
Miss Norris (Buckler) School teacher 1940s. Jumping Pound School
9 months
Summer 1948
Ellen Buckler (maybe this is the school teacher?)
Kathleen and Grannie June 8th 1954
Mary Jane!!! Gosh she was such a great part of my childhood. With her dog Hazel.
Mary Jane’s dog Hazel.
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A History in Photos 38 (FGK 195)

There’s something about old photos. Even so many of these ones where i don’t know the people in them. I wonder about their lives, what did they do? Were they happy? As my cousin Jen pointed out these photos really make me aware of my own mortality. Some day I too could be an unknown face in a pile of old photos. It sounds depressing, but I think it’s kind of cool – we all share connections in ways we can’t quite comprehend.

John and Eunice Catterall Blake 3.5 years and Bruce 2.5 years. 1965
Part of the Mormon Temple at Cardston
Left to Right: Larry age 3, a playmate, Ricky age 5. The Syme(?) Cowboys. Jim and Marg Symes – Circle S Ranch 1954
Watermelons at Constance’s (?)
Bush Sprayer
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A History in Photos 35 (FGK 192)

We’ve got some random photos the next few days- a few of them I have no idea who the people are. So if you recognize anyone let me know!!

Margaret Symes (Rolland). Jim Symes. Circle S Ranch Chilicolten BC
Kathleen Norah Age 1 year. Taken June 8th 1954
Tom and Jerry (hahahah) Barron. Shell Oil Superintendent @ Jumping Pound Gas Plant. April 1965
Don’t know who they are- but don’t you wonder what happened for her to give him the side eye like that?
Christian Lathion Villa Ida 1961 ? And Elyse
Chris Lathion 1961 Switzerland and Alyse
Taken in Olds the day after we were married. Hazel Stringer, Mr Bjork, Mildred Stringer Bjork
I flatly refused to have mine taken in a bathing suit. These are all taken just in front of Chippy’s Camp.
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A History in Photos 34 (FGK 191)

As you can tell from my face I was super happy to share my grandpa with my new little sister. Me, Gillian, and Grandpa (Percy)
I’m so glad someone took a photo of this – this was my “best day ever”. The day I won dressage, individual, and team first place at the D Rally at Buckley’s. Back when Pony Club was an extreme sport.
Gillian and me with Grandma on the shore by Sidney. Grandma was such a great sport and used to walk logs with us for hours.
Our house near Sidney
One of my happy places. Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island.
The Sunken Garden
Sunken Garden – imagine it being so empty! We are wearing the same clothes as the photo that was used for the Copithorne History book, and that photo was taken in these gardens – must be the same day.
The Japanese Gardens.
This is in the Italian Garden, or as my kids call it “the place where we get ice cream at the end”
More of the gardens
The Cedarwood Hotel in Sidney. We still stay there. Mom in the front, Gillian making faces, me and Grandma further back.
Mom and Grandpa in Florida
Mom and Grandpa in Florida
Margie and John on their wedding day.
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A History in Photos 33 (FGK 190)

The Ramsay family!!

Margaret Jean Copithorne. 5 weeks old, 1940. I think it’s Grandma holding her.
Look at this cute kid. Too bad she was forced to wear the curtains as clothes. Perhaps it’s where my love of The Sound of Music began!!!
Me and my first horse
My first ride. Mom, Dad, and Grandpa in the back
Margie Copithorne
Me out playing in the snow – life before wifi
Me (or maybe Gill) enjoying some forced family fun time with Dad
Margie and her dog Sandy – cocker spaniel.
Gillian – not sure who she is with.
Gillian on Peanuts. The other rider looks like me – and is using and English Saddle – but I don’t recognize the horse. Is it Walleye? Why would I be riding him? Mystery….
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A History in Photos 32 (FGK 189)

Today we are taking a walk through nature. Cameras have sure come a long ways – but some of these photos date back at least to the 1940s. You know the Arrogant Worms song Rocks and Trees? In case you don’t here is the chorus:

‘Cause we’ve got
Rocks and trees
And trees and rocks
And rocks and trees
And trees and rocks
And rocks and trees
And trees and rocks
And rocks and trees
And trees and rocks
And water

The shape of this lake makes me think Waterton, but I’m not sure.
I’m guessing this is the same beach where Grandpa was standing on the rock – this would have been 1940.
Rocks
Trees
Trees and rocks
Rocks and Trees and Water
A bear heading off to do whatever it is that bears do.

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A History in Photos 31 (FGK 188)

CL Branding. Ryan Copithorne in red coat. I’m pretty sure it’s Gail Davis in there with him.
Michelle.
Jennifer
Edna Copithorne and Jennifer
Cherie, Kathy and Michelle. Halloween 1974
Jennifer Copithorne 1979
I actually have no idea who is in this photo of why it’s in this bunch. But here it is – anyone know who these people are? Or recognize the buildings in the back?
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