Galbraith – One of the few members of the tiny group of pioneers who came to the western plains before the turn of the century. Florence Galbraith died March 30, 1976 in Newell Nursing Home. She was 88.
Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, she came to Maple Creek, Sask., with her parents in 1893, traveling in a covered wagon and bringing their livestock with them. They ranched in the Cypress Hills, a well-known ranching area in western Canada.
She was married July 12, 1912 at Maple Creek and came to Brooks in 1921 after living in the Patricia, Rolling Hills and Duchess districts before moving to Brooks in 1928, where she has resided since.
Mrs. Galbraith is survived by her husband, Charlie, of Brooks; two sons, Howard and Don of Brooks; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Friday, April 2 at two o’clock in Smith Memorial Chapel with the Rev. George G. Scott officiating. Interment was in Brooks cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dale Lendrum, Lou Lendrum, Burton Goods, Bob Galbraith, Jim Galbraith and Norman Trimble. Smith Funeral Home was director of arrangements.
If friends desire, donations may be made to Newell Nursing Home, Brooks, Alberta.