Guay, John Wilfrid

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Guay, John Wilfrid

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John Guay's father, Wilfred, moved his family to the Perryvale area from Peace River in [1933]. John was the eldest son of 7 children born Aug. 23, 1925 in Donnelly, Saskatchewan. He was responsible for the farm work. He joined the Canadian Army in WWII and was wounded in Italy. He worked for the City of Edmonton Transit System from 1946 to 1979. In 1948 he married Margaret Busby of Edmonton with whom he had 3 children. They retired to Perryvale where John pursued his hobbies: building working models of a 1915 75hp Case steam engine, 1919 Model T coupe and a Civil War black powder cannon. He built a stagecoach for Athabasca's 75th Anniversary in 1986. He was a member of the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association and helped to salvage and restore the streetcar in Fort Edmonton Park. He was also an oldtime fiddler. John Guay died March 10, 2012.


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