BOYER – One of Alberta’s pioneer homesteaders, Mrs. Ida May Boyer died in Brooks General Hospital on June 2, 1977 at the age of 91.
Born in Alcona, Michigan on March 3, 1886 she was raised in that community. Marrying Curtis Landon in 1908, they moved to the Bow City district where they homesteaded until 1910. They moved to Brooks, then to Travers in 1917 where they operated a livery stable.
Mrs. Boyer was predeceased by her husband in 1927. She married Ted Boyer in 1929 and they resided in Travers until 1932, and resided in Smith for three years before returning to Brooks in 1935 where she has resided since. She was a member of Immanuel Assembly Church.
Predeceased by a daughter, Evelyn, in 1945 and a son Melvin in 1976. Mrs. Boyer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Stewart of Brooks and Mrs. Audrey Farnham of Clive, Alta.; three sons, Leslie Landon of Trail, B.C., Lyle Landon of Kelowna, B.C., and Murl Landon of Kamloops; 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lulu Heatherington of Forest, Ont.
Funeral service was conducted by the Rev. A.G. Gill in Smith Memorial Chapel on Monday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. with Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in Brooks Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eli Farnham, Gordon Johnson, Ken Lintott, Oswald Schalm, Gerry Pelchat and Joe Dumontel.
Brooks Bulletin June 08, 1977 Roll 26 Image 232