Alphonse Belanger was born on May 7, 1911 to parents Eusebe Belanger and Alexina Galipeau. At age 6 Alphonse and his family moved to Girouxville AB where his parents farmed and he lived much of his life. After he served in WW II, he helped farm until he married his first wife, Noellis Cailla in 1957. Tragically she died from smoke inhalation from their house fire in 1959. In 1960 Alphonse married Germaine Savoie, and they had 4 children: Clement, Albert, Aldor and Denise. He owned a quarter section of land. Alphonse sang in the church choir for many years.