Dewhurst, Edward A.

Eddie Dewhurst lived in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, and in 1928 he dreamed about becoming a wheat farmer in Alberta. This dream came true when he and his mother and sister moved to Canada, arriving in Ribstone AB on March 6, 1929. In April 1930 Eddie went off on his own to Grande Prairie, and in January of 1931 he filed on a homestead in Sturgeon Heights area, where he built a log house. Eddie’s sister and mother joined him in 1933. Three years later, in December, they left Sturgeon Heights for Victoria BC, but after a few months Eddie returned to the Peace Country, where he built a frame house on his homestead. Unfortunately, in spring 1941 a fire burnt his log house and barn. Soon thereafter, in May, he enlisted in the army in Calgary, and he served until March 1945. He married Ruth Wilson, and they settled in BC.

Source: Across the Smoky pp. 180 – 181, 347 (Name listed in Roll of Honour)