Fonds 0528 - Andre & Jeanne Pivert fonds

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Andre & Jeanne Pivert fonds

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CA GPR 0528

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  • 1928-[1938] (Creation)
    Pivert, Andre & Jeanne

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6 pp. of textual records
11 photographs

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Andre Pivert was born in France in 1895, and after his mother died, came to live with an uncle in Big Valley, Alberta, in 1907. In 1928 her married Jeanne Marcil, who was born in 1906 in Quebec but raised in Castor, AB, and met Andre at a community gathering there. Their first two children, Roland and Suzanne, were born in Big Valley. Andre's brothers, Maurice and Joe, told them about the Peace country and they moved there in 1934. Yvonne was born in 1935. At first they lived in Grande Prairie while Andre worked as a mechanic, but in 1939 moved to the farm in the Flying Shot district (north half section 36-7-7-W6, south west of Grande Prairie) that Andre’s cousin, Gaby Basly, was renting. They built on to the existing house to accommodate their growing family. In the summer of 1943 their twins, Paul and Paulette, were born. Roland, Suzanne and Yvonne attended Flying Shot Lake School, which was three miles northwest of their home. Lucky Tree School opened in time for Paul and Paulette. In 1950 the family bought a farm in the Millarston district (four miles south of Dimsdale), the north half of 21-70-7-W6, with a log house on it. That fall Suzanne married Bill Carll and Roland joined the Armed Forces, later spending 15 months serving in the Korean War. Yvonne married Walter MacAlister in 1951. In 1963, Paulette married Colin Hrychiw from the Lake Saskatoon district and they made their home in Grande Prairie. They have four daughters, Colleen (1964), twins Karen and Glenda (1965), and Lynette (1971). Paul was a well-known community photographer and owner of Panda Camera. He also lives in Grande Prairie.

The sub-series consists of photographs and documents related to the marriage of Andre Pivert and Jeanne Marcil, who were married October 30, 1928 at "Our Lady of Grace" Catholic Church in Castor, Alberta. The documents include copies of the marriage certificate (church and vital statistics), a congratulatory letter to Jeanne from "The Children of Mary"; and a transcript of the newspaper article about the wedding from the Castor Advance. The photographs are of the couple and the families.

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The records were donated in 2013 by Paulette Pivert Hrychiw, daughter of Andre and Jeanne Pivert.

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The fonds consists of some personal papers and photographs related to the marriage of Andre & Jeanne Pivert in 1928, and copies of eight photographs relating to the Town of Grande Prairie from 1935 to ca. 1938.

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The records were donated by Paulette Pivert Hrychiw.


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Accession numbers: 2011.32; 2013.015

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South Peace Regional Archives

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