Fonds PR3046 - Adolph Fimrite fonds

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Adolph Fimrite fonds

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    • 1958 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    Adolph Fimrite was born in Kingman, Alberta on February 15, 1913. His family moved to the South Peace region of Alberta in 1916. He managed the Valhalla Co-op and the general store at Hythe before establishing Fimrite's Department Store in Wanham in 1947. He served as the chair of the Wanham Board of Trade and was a member of the Rycroft Elks and Spirit River Masonic lodge. He married Helen Farewell (1909-2002) in 1948, and together they had two children: Penelope Ingrid (1950-2012) and Earle Alexander (1955-2018).

    He was elected as a Social Credit MLA in 1952 for the Spirit River electoral district. He was appointed deputy chairman and, later, chairman of the Northern Alberta Development Council, serving from 1963 to 1971. While serving as Chair, he oversaw the creation and the building of the Alberta Resources Railway as well as the Highway 34 Bridge and the Highway 2 Suspension Bridge. He served as Minister without Portfolio (1968-1971) with responsibility for northern issues. He was defeated in the 1971 provincial election.

    After provincial politics, he moved to Calgary in 1972 and returned to the private sector in the retail clothing sector. He later moved to Creston, British Columbia. He died in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1990.

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    The fonds consists of material pertaining to Adolf Fimrite's political career and includes a letter in Ukrainian from Adolph Fimrite to residents of the Spirit River Constituency regarding the plans of the Social Credit Government for the next five years and a letter in English to the residents of the Spirit River Constituency addressing the need for the former letter.

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    In 1971, Roman J. Ostashewsky donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. It's unknown how he obtained the material.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: Votes and Proceedings of the 26th Legislature No. 6\_files/docs/houserecords/vp/legislature\_26/session\_2/20060302\_1200\_01\_vp.pdf (Accessed Sept. 29, 2008).

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        Includes accession PR1971.0174.

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