Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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Annie Hopper was born near Ottawa, Ontario in 1898, and came west to Mather, Manitoba in 1905, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A.


Annie Hopper married Leslie Armitage, a veteran of World War I. They had a family of two, Harold and Thelma.

They came to the Brookdale district in 1930 and worked for Mr. E.S. McDonald.

The family moved to Caroline, Alberta about 1938. After Leslie''s death in 1957, Mrs. Armitage and Thelma moved to Calgary.

Harold worked overseas for a number of years with an oil company. He spent three years in Indonesia, four years in Pakistan, and five years in Libya. In 1950 he married Betty Carr. They make their home in Calgary. Harold has now retired.

They have four sons.

Thelma married Allan Dray in 1964. Allan was in the oil business in Calgary. They bought a resort at Shuswap Lake, B.C., where they spend the summers. They spend their winters at Tylor, Texas, where Allan is also in the oil business.

Mrs. Armitage resides now in Trinity Lodge, Calgary.


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