Basil Peace was born on February 6, 1910 in Firth, on the Orkney Islands. In April, 1929, Basil immigrated to St. John, New Brunswick, landing there on March 23, before travelling to Deloraine, Manitoba to look for work.
Basil arrived in the Peace country in 1930 to work on the railroad. He worked on the line from Hythe to Dawson Creek. On December 21, 1933, in the Red Deer area, Basil married Mabel Pollitt (also from the United Kingdom). They worked in the Albright area. They had two sons.
In November, 1941, Basil enlisted in the army at Calgary. He returned to Albright in time for Christmas, 1945. Through the VLA, Basil bought land in Albright and began farming.
Basil Peace passed away in 1997; his wife passed away in 2013, age 103.
Source: Beaverlodge to the Rockies pp 29-33