Cote, Alphonse Byron

Regimental Number: 4040213
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st/2nd Quebec Regiment

Alphonse was born in Notre Dame de Levis, Quebec on February 18, 1890. He came west with his parents in 1909, and settled in Donnelly in 1916. Alphonse opened the first store and post office in Donnelly in 1917. In January of 1918, he was drafted. His brother Zoel was drafted as well. Alphonse married Aurore Allard in 1920 and the couple had five children. Aurore died in 1927, and two years later Alphonse married Eva Dansereau. He died in an Edmonton hospital in August of 1934.

Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace, p. 252