Thursday, 9 February 2017

Three of the Pioneers in the Esther and New Brigden communities, Len Westerlund and Jim Pratt hauled the first two loads of grain to the Esther Alberta Wheat Pool elevator in 1926. Len also hauled the last load of grain to the Esther Elevator before it closed. Charlie Wilson was one of the first School Trustees when the Acadia School division was first created. These three gentlemen have all passed on but will always be fondly remembered by their families and the community for their unique sense of humor and willingness to help anyone in their respective communities. I am proud to have known all three of them, Jim Pratt was our closest neighbor at the farm and I had the honor to sit in the Masonic Lodge with both Len and Charlie.

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