The Thomson family came to Canada, and to the end of steel at Wembley, on April 10, 1927, leaving Scotland on March 26, 1927 by boat. The family included parents, Alex and Margaret, and children, Alex, Jock, Jessie, Andrew, Chris, Hank, and Bob. Martin and Angus were born in Wembley. Alex Jr. was born in Polmont, Scotland.
Alex farmed on land from the Veteran’s Land Act in the Wembley district from 1927 to 1946 and then in the Dimsdale district from 1946 to 1971, when he moved into Grande Prairie. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Alex married Peggy and they had a son Neal.
Alex passed away January 16, 1975 in Grande Prairie at the age of 75 and is interred in the Grande Prairie Cemetery. Peggy passed away in 1970.
Source: The Daily Herald-Tribune: January 18, 1982, Page 3; Along the Wapiti; For King and Country poster in Wembley