Donison, Ambrose

Ambrose Donison was born in Readlyn, SK on February 28, 1915. In 1940 he moved with his family to Elmworth AB area. He found farming work in the Buffalo Lakes area for Ed Gummer, and married Ed’s daughter, Flora Jean, on June 16, 1943. First the new couple lived in Sexsmith where Ambrose worked at the Ford Garage. In 1945 they settled in Buffalo Lakes where Ambrose set up his own garage and service station business, and farmed on the side. After selling his farm in 1962, he bought a half section in Valleyview. The Donisons sold their house in Buffalo Lakes in 1969, and moved to Grande Prairie. Ambrose was employed by the County of Grande Prairie until his retirement. Predeceased by his wife, Ambrose passed away in Grande Prairie on December 10, 2008. Ambrose and Jean had 2 children: Judy and Ken.

Source: La Glace Yesterday and Today p. 315 (Name in list of WW 2 Veterans)
Buffalo Trails p. 64
SPRA Family and Personal Life Reference Files – Obituary
Herald Tribune (Grande Prairie) June 24, 1943 p.2 c.7 and p.6 c.2 (marries)