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OBIT - HOMME, Axel Friis - August 20, 1970

Contributed for use in Alberta Digital Archives by Darlene Homme


Funeral Services for Axel Homme, 82 - Funeral services were held at Burtonsville on August 23rd for Mr. Axel Friis Homme, 82, who passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 20th. Rev. George Harrison of Edmonton conducted the service and interment was in the Free Methodist Cemetery in Burtonsville. Mr. Homme was healthy and active up to the time of his death which occurred suddenly as he was walking with his wife. Born at Fevik, Norway on January 27, 1888 he came to Canada in 1909 and worked in logging camps in this area until 1912 when he returned to Norway for a year. Returning to Burtonsville in 1913 he went back to logging and river drives where he became foreman. After several years on the river he turned to farming and blacksmithing in the area. In 1916 he was married to Emma Walker of Burtonsville and the couple spent most of their lives in the district. He enoyed meeting people and had many friends throughout the area. He is survived by his wife, Emma; four sons, Bill of Alix; Melvin, Red Deer; Lewis of Stony Plain and Cecil, Burtonsville; three daughters, Mrs. A. Osbak (Bernice) of Warburg; Mrs. R. Wheadon (Lilly) of Whitecourt; and Mrs. Z. Petriko (Norma) of Edmonton; twenty six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and one brother in Norway.

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