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Acaster, David W., 1919-2018

  • Person
  • 1919-2018

David Warris Acaster was born November 11, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the fifth son and ninth child of John and Florence Acaster of Brokenhead, Manitoba. Acaster had sisters Fanny Madill, Margaret Cubbon, Jessie Horrell, Catherine Puff; and brothers George, Arthur, Walter, Douglas and Fred. His family moved to a farm near North Battleford in 1922 where after attending Mount Hope School and completing his Grade 11 by correspondence, Acaster attended Saskatoon Technical School to pursue machine shop and welding. Thereafter, he travelled to Fort William for work at Canada Car Foundry and then in November 1941 enlisted in the Royal Canadian Force. Following training, he embarked for England in the fall of 1942 where he was attached to 428 "Ghost Squadron" and posted at Middleton St. George as part of No. 6 Bomber Command. He returned to Canada in 1945 and was discharged from the Air Force that fall. Upon his return Acaster completed Grade 12 at the Canadian Vocational Training School in Saskatoon and entered the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Acaster subsequently became employed in various positions in Lloydminster, Regina, Victoria, Winnipeg, and Vancouver, but returned to North Battleford in 1958. In North Battleford, he was a car salesperson for a local dealership until 1969 and then went to work for the Saskatchewan Hospital as an accounting clerk and then payroll clerk until his retirement in 1984.

In his retirement, Acaster volunteered for Meals On Wheels, enjoyed gardening, camping and travel, carpentry and photography, as well as working at the home farmstead. He also worked on a local history book and published two of his own books. Acaster died in North Battleford on January 29, 2018.

Adams, Hugh David

  • SCAA-PAS-F519
  • Person
  • 1889-1992

Hugh David Adams was born on March 4, 1889 in Beckenham, Kent, England to Charles and Emily Frances(Laurie) Adams. Educated in England, Adams left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice, clerk and farmer.
In 1911, Adams emigrated to Canada and settled in the Chaplin, Saskatchewan district. In 1914, he returned to England to enlist for service in World War 1 but was declined for health reasons. On May 11, 1916 Adams enlisted in the Canadian Forces, City of Regina 195th Battalion. He traveled overseas with the 195th Battalion to France and served as a stretcher bearer. In 1918 Adams was transferred to the Army Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium after Armistice. He was demobilized on August 27, 1919 in Quebec.

After the War, Adams resumed farming in the Chaplin district. He later worked in Shamrock, Saskatchewan as a postmaster, village secretary treasurer and implement agent. He also acted as a first aid station for the community. In November, 1945 Adams moved to Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1971 and resided there until his death on January 13, 1992.

Adams' interests included music, drawing, photography, gardening and letter writing.

Adams married Eva Mary Peck in 1919. After Eva Adams' death in 1969, Adams married Violet Goodfellow. Adams did not have any children.

Adams, Hugh David, 1889-1992

  • PA 432
  • Person
  • 1889-1992

Hugh David Adams was born on March 4, 1889 in Beckenham, Kent, England to Charles and Emily Frances (Laurie) Adams. Educated in England, Adams left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice, clerk and farmer.

In 1911, Adams emigrated to Canada and settled in the Chaplin, Saskatchewan district. In 1914, he returned to England to enlist for service in the First World War but was declined for health reasons. On May 11, 1916 Adams enlisted in the Canadian Forces, City of Regina 195th Battalion. He travelled overseas with the 195th Battalion to France and served as a stretcher bearer. In 1918 Adams was transferred to the Army Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium after Armistice. He was demobilized on August 27, 1919 in Quebec.

After the War, Adams resumed farming in the Chaplin district. He later worked in Shamrock, Saskatchewan as a postmaster (1924-03-15 to 1946-05-06), village secretary-treasurer and implement agent. He also provided first aid services to the community. In November, 1945 Adams moved to Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1971 and resided there until his death on January 13, 1992.

Adams' interests included music, drawing, photography, gardening and letter writing.

Adams married Eva Mary Peck in 1919. After Eva Adams' death in 1969, Adams married Violet Goodfellow. Adams did not have any children.

Adler, Rose, 1919-2010

  • Person
  • 1919-2010

Rose Anisman was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario on June 30, 1919. Following her marriage to Rabbi Rudolph J. Adler in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including stints in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida beginning in 1960.

Rose Adler died on December 16, 2010 in Florida.

Married Rabbi Adler on February 24, 1946 and together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).

Adler, Rudolph J., 1920-2016

  • Person
  • 1920-2016

Born March 26, 1920 in Kassel, Germany, Rudoph Adler managed to escape to England before the German borders closed to Jews after the Nazis took power, and thereafter found his way to Canada. After marrying Rose Anisman (of Toronto) in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including spending time in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida in 1960 where he would lead Congregation Ohev Shalom until 1990. Rabbi Adler continued performing services (such as officiating at funerals) for several more years after "retirement" as Rabbi Emeritus. Adler also founded the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis, wrote a weekly column in the Heritage Florida Jewish Newspaper for many years, and served as a chaplain at the Orlando Naval Training Center and a Winter Park nursing home. In addition, Adler frequently visited and provided council to Jewish inmates at jails in central Florida.

Adler remained in Florida until his death on September 19, 2016 at the age of 96.

Rudolph Adler and his wife Rose met at a Young Judaea meeting in Toronto, and married on February 24, 1946; together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).

Agnew, Arnold LePage

  • SCAA-PAS-F574
  • Person
  • 1891-1982

Arnold LePage Agnew was born on January 8, 1891 in Prince Albert, North-West Territories (later known as Saskatchewan) to Thomas James and Ida Mary (Hyslop) Agnew. He worked in the real estate and insurance industry in Prince Albert until his retirement in 1960.
Active in the Prince Albert community, Agnew was a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr and served as a lay delegate to the General Synod of the Anglican Church. He was also active in the Prince Albert Historical Society and Prince Albert Little Theatre. A Freemason, Agnew was a Past Master and Life Member of the Kinistino Lodge No. 1 A.F. and A.M. at Prince Albert and an affiliated Past Master of Shellbrook Lodge No. 171 G.R.S. A.F. and A.M.

Agnew died in Prince Albert on August 12, 1982.

Agnew and his wife, Kathleen Dewdney, had five children: Ivan; Daphne; Patricia; Thomas and Arnold.

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