February 1, 2018, 4:03 pm
Toni Leverett says
February 2, 2018 at 8:47 pm
Brenda Shaw…. so what year was the main house built? I’d love to see any pictures you may have of the original house/cabins/outbuildings. I loved the big old garage and spent lots of time playing in there. We thought there must have been horses or tractors there at one time.
Brenda Shaw says
February 4, 2018 at 12:04 pm
Hi Toni..the original house was built around 1922 and was remodelled after Jim and Nora sold it. I have several photos of the house and outbuildings and will try and send them to you on my other computer. It was a flat roofed spanish style house when they built it. In the early years they did have horses…I have a photo of them stooking hay with the horses and wagon. We went on many a sleigh ride in the winter as they also had a sleigh they brought from Alberta. Jim also had a tractor later on and yes, the garage was always a place to explore!!
The outbuildings were not originally meant to rent but for orchard workers but as Paul Tribbick has mentioned, at least one was rented to non workers. The Tribbick family became part of our family and that relationship has continued through all these years. We spent many happy hours at that farm as it was the biggest for large family gatherings.
Jim and Nora Shaw had three children: Earlis ( Duffie Trombley), Hazel (Bruce Collen) and Everett, known as Sonny (Edna Williams).
Will have a look at my photos and send you a few of them when I have the time later on this week.
And a quick question..are you sure it was 1964…Auntie Nora died on July 1st of 1964 and we held the funeral at United Church and the family wake at the farm. I remember this clearly as we had family from the prairie come out to the funeral.
February 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm
yes it was 1964 because I started grade 1 in Sept 1964. I just talked to my mom and she says we moved in to that house in Oct.1964. (I had thought it was in June, but that’s when we came to Oliver and lived across from Roys Grocery for a few months before buying on Tucelnuit Dr.
thanks for the history, looking forward to seeing some photos. I have a very few of when the roof line was spanish style… what I called “a castle”. haha.
February 5, 2018 at 4:35 pm
Toni..October makes sense as I know we were all gathered there July 3, 1964 after the funeral. I have a photo of a large gathering and it is dated 1964. I believe the property was in the process of being sold before Aunt Nora passed away. Have been going through photos and will get them out to you in the near future. Good memories for both of us.
February 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm
yep, that’s my family home that we moved in to in June 1964. Many great times there, and my kids came each summer to visit their grandparents there. It’s the end of an era but it became too much to manage for my mom after my dad died a few years ago. It’s sad seeing this picture as it was the perfect place to grow up.
Paul Tribbick says
February 2, 2018 at 11:54 am
I lived in one of the small 4 roomed cabins on this property with my dad mom bother and sister until I was13/14 yrs old. Lots of good memories of growing up on a farm. Nora and Jim were our adopted grandparents.
February 2, 2018 at 9:06 am
The original homestead of Jim and Nora Shaw, brother of my grandfather Josias (Bessie Hill) Shaw..the two farms bordered each other. Tucelnuit School and grounds now on their original orchard and the Pentecostal Church is at the back of my grandparents’ farm. They came from Forestburg, Alberta in 1921 and settled there, planted their orchards and worked on the Ditch. Wives were daughters of William and Mettie Hill..owner of Mrs. Hill’s Cafe now the site of the Interior Savings Credit Union on Main Street.
Keith Johnson says
February 1, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Goal posts – Tuc el Nuit school. Fortis vehicle in the background. Cherry Grove Estates visible. Tuc el Nuit Lake pump house. Photo taken off of Merlot looking ESE?
Lia Pinske says
February 1, 2018 at 5:20 pm
The old Leverett property behind Tuc el Nuit school!!
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