Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
In 2010-2018 Iserved in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Friday, May 25, 2018

Mom's Obituary

Dorothy May Buchanan
May 5, 1920 – May 20, 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother and friend on the evening of Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the remarkable age of 98 years. For the past few years, Leduc had become her home, but the majority of her years were spent in the Breton area. Together, Dorothy and her husband George worked extremely hard and were blessed to have raised five children. 1975 was a difficult year for Dorothy and her family, as they grieved the loss of her husband George. In time, the family grew to include 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dorothy will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Bill (Judy), Reg (Carol), Lloyd, Ed (Michelle) and Judy (Bernie) Tetreau along with their families; sister, Myrtle (Evans) Carson, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many life-long friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, George; sisters, Marion and Violet and brothers, Walter and Charlie.  Funeral Services will be held at Breton Community Hall on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Breton Cemetery.  For those who so desire, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s honour may be made directly to the Breton Community Hall Building Fund or to the Breton Golden Age Club  Condolences may be sent to  Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at:

There will be a viewing at 12:00 noon.
The casket will be closed during the funeral service.


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Happy 98th Birthday Mom!

On Saturday we had a little birthday party for my mother. Eighteen members of her family were there, including one son from Cranbrook, one from Calgary, a grandson for High River, and the rest of us from the Edmonton area. This gave us a chance to get caught up on the family news and my youngest brother showed us the photos he took last month in China. It was also the first chance in a long time to take photos of Mom with her five children.

Mom was tired, as you can see in the photo. After an hour and a half she asked us to take her to her room. We love you Mom, thank you for being the wonderful person that you are!