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- Forbes, Alexander
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In 1917, Agnes Sorrel Forbes, who had been faithful to her charitable duties to the end, died suddenly and is buried in the Grande Prairie cemetery. By 1920, the Presbytery of Peace River had been formed and named Rev. Forbes, their moderator. On May 10, 1921, Rev. Forbes married Christine Elizabeth Smith, a nurse with extensive experience in hospitals, with Alberta public health and with the University of Alberta. In 1924, the Presbyterian congregations voted to join the movement with the Methodist and Congrgational churches to form the United Church and Rev. Forbes, strongly opposed to the motion, resigned his post and he and Christine moved to Teeswater, Ontario. He returned to Grande Prairie in 1931 to dedicate a newly erected Presbyterian Church on the corner of 101 Ave and 100 Street. He died in 1945 in Paris, Ontario, and is buried in Toronto. Christine Forbes predeceased him, Aug. 18, 1944.
The church records were collected by Ed Leslie, donated to the Grande Prairie Museum in 1992 and transferred to the Grande Prairie Archives in 2000.
The photographs attributed to Mrs. Forbes are contained in an album presumably acquired by Isabel Campbell and maintained as part of her collection at the Grande Prairie Public Library. The photographs were transferred with the rest of Isabel Campbell's collection to South Peace Regional Archives in 2013.
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These records were transferred to South Peace Regional Archives by the Grande Prairie Museum in 2000.
The photographs were transferred to South Peace Regional Archives as part of the Isabel Campbell collection by the Grande Prairie Public Library in 2013.
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