Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another — show us partnerships.

I can show you one of the greatest partnerships ever conceived. I must say that Jack and Angie Edgerton were outstanding partners. I was very blessed to be able to meet them and spend some time with them. They were the most loving people I have ever had the privilege to know. Everyplace they went a feeling of good cheer and well-being was left behind them.

John Thomas Edgerton was born in Good Earth County Mankato, Minnesota on November 10, 1904. At the age of two years, his parents moved to Canada settling on a farm near Hanley, Saskatchewan. He received his education at Box Elder and Farmington School. He worked on farms in the area then decided in 1927 to go west, he came to Alberta, when harvesting was done at Rocky Mount House. Jack spent the first winter at a logging camp, the next spring, he returned to Saskatchewan, but the Prairie didn’t appeal to him after his abundance of trees and the lush green of the Alberta country.

He came back to Rocky Mount House in 1929 and bought the dray line. Jack had four matched blacks which was hard to beat. He later bought an old truck the Lightning Express. As time passed, Jack had a fleet of trucks and hired men, he was in the cartage business until his retirement in 1975. Always interested in the affairs of the community Jack served 20 years on the town Council, ten of them as mayor. He was appointed justice of the peace and served ten years in that capacity. He was involved in many other civic and church activities. Jack passed on in 2005 at the age of 101 years.

On August 14, 1938, Jack was united in marriage to Angeline Karlson at Memorial Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J. D. Black. Angeline was a granddaughter of Eston Hoel Olson and Marie. Angie received her education at the Oras country school, Confluent School of Rocky Mount House and Business College in Red Deer. She started her career as a telephone operator, then worked in a store before her marriage. Then in later years as City Office assistant Secretary. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Rocky Mount House Union, Historical Society. She gave freely of her time as librarian of the chapters Memorial Public Library for many years.

Jack and Angie liked to dance but they loved to square dance. Being Canadians they took special pride in being some of the square dancers taking part in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games at Calgary, Alberta, in 1988. They square danced all over the United States and Canada. Dance and stay young, for sure!

EDGERTON, Mildred Angeline
Charlotte Angie
October 8, 1907 July 6, 2011
Mrs. Angie Edgerton, long time resident of
Rocky Mountain House, passed away
peacefully on July 6, 2011 at the age of 103.
she was born in Ryder, North Dakota on
October 8, 1907. Angie married Jack
Edgerton on August 14, 1938 and they were
blessed with one son Barrie. She worked as a
telephone operator for the first AGT office in
Rocky and for Vital Statistics Alberta issuing
marriage licenses. She was also a long
standing member of the IODE which she took
great pride in.
Angie had many interests, including square
dancing, gardening, traveling, reading and
bird watching.
Angie is survived by her grandsons John of
Stony Plain and Ryan (Christine) of Calgary,
one great-grandson Alexander; and her
daughter-in-law Fay of Rocky Mountain
House. She was predeceased by her husband
Jack in 2005 and her son Barrie 2010 and
Barries first wife Anna Bella.


6 thoughts on “Partners

  1. Pingback: Partners (Ditches in triple) | What's (in) the picture?

  2. I remember square dancing in my teens. It was a fun family event. Now adays that seems to have gone by the wayside and they do something called “Contra” Dancing. My 26 year old son has gone to one of those dances in recent months, and plans to return. – Nice article.


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