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Andrew V. Smith and
Minnie Cowans Smith

Our Treasured Heritage
A History of Coalhurst and District
Page 513
by Andrew Smith Jr.

Andrew V. Smith and Minnie Smith (nee Cowans) were both born in Scotland, and immigrated to Canada in 1928, they were married in Drumheller, Alberta in June of 1929. They moved to Coalhurst in the early 1930's. Mr. Smith was employed at the Coalhurst mine for a short period of time, he was also employed with the Government, on the Highways and telephone department.

In 1940, he joined the Canadian Army, and saw action in Italy, Belgium and France, returning to Lethbridge in 1945. Mr. Smith passed away in 1957.

Mrs. Smith was both homemaker and disciplinarian. She was active in the church as well as the Women's group. She very much missed her native Scotland and her family. Many times she was heard to say, she would love to return home, however she never did. Mrs. Smith passed away in 1951.

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