BREDESON Grave Stones

BREDESON, Emma: 1875 - 1933 {also on Clemetson grave stone page}

Emma Clemetson married Gus Bredeson

Block 45, Lot 8

BREDESON, Gustav B.: 1876 - 1959 {also on Clemetson grave stone page}

Block 55, Lot 5

BREDESON,  Mabel: October 24, 1908 - July 31. 1995 {also on Berg grave stone page}

 Mabel Constance Bredeson, 86, of Grande Prairie
   Mabel Constance Bredeson was born on October 24, 1908 in Viscount, Saskatchewan, and passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in the Pioneer Lodge on July 31. 1995 at the age of 86 years.
   In her younger years, Mabel lived in the Sexsmith area where she met and married Edwin Bredeson in 1927. A couple of years later Mabel and Ed settled in the Glen Leslie district where they farmed and raised their family.
    "Grandma" Bredeson had many talents including cake decorating, baking, and piano playing, and all of these skills were self-taught. Any visitor to her home could expect a cup of hot coffee, a hearty meal and lots of lively conversation.
   Mabel's main source of pride came from her family which includes three children: Evelyn (Bruce) Rycroft of Grande Prairie. Ernest (Ellen) of Glen Leslie.. Marian (Andy) Waldner of Clairmont; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
   Mabel is also survived by her one brother, Melvin Berg of Hythe, and sister, Margaret (Alfred) Bredeson of Grande Prairie.
   She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edwin of 67 years, on December 27, 1994.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Salvation Army, would be appreciated by the family.
   Visitation for family and friends will be held at Oliver Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 3, 1995 from 7 to 8 p.m.
   Funeral service will be held at Oliver Funeral Chapel on Friday, August 4, 1995 at 2 p.m.. Lynwood Walker of Salvation Army church officiating, Interment to follow in Glen Leslie cemetery.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 03 Aug 1995, Thu • Page 5

BREDESON, Edwin: June 16, 1903 - December 27, 1994 {also on Berg grave stone page}

Edwin Bredeson, 91, of Grande Prairie
   Edwin Bredeson, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away in Grande Prairie on December 27, 1994 at the age of 91 years.
   He was born in Goodrich, North Dakota on June 16, 1903. He came to the Peace River Country in 1915, over the Edson Trail, coining to Sexsmith, where he worked on the rail road. He met and married Mabel Berg in 1927 and they both worked in the sawmills for two years then took up farming in the Glen Leslie area. His biggest enjoyment was music and playing the violin at many local dances. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed baseball playmg for the Glen Leslie team.
   He is survived by his loving wife Mabel of 67 years; three children: Evelyn (Bruce) Rycroft of Grande Prairie. Ernest (Ellen) of Glen Leslie, Marian (Andy) Waldner of Clairmont; and 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, brother, Alfred (Margaret) of Glen Leslie; numerous nieces, nephews and Many other relatives and friends.
   Visitation for family and friends will he held at Oliver Funeral Chapel today at 7 p.m.
   Funeral Service will he held at Oliver Funeral Chapel on Friday, December 30, 1994 at 11 a.m. Lt. Dave Grice officiating. 
   Donation, to The Pioneer Lodge would be appreciated by the family.
   Arrangements by The Oliver Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. 10212-102 Street, Grande Prairie. Telephone 532-2929. "Dedicated service since 1915"
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 29 Dec 1994, Thu • Page 5

Edwin Bredeson married Mabel Berg
 Edwin is a child of Gus & Emma Bredeson

Block 55, Lot 8 & Block 55, Lot 7

BREDESON, Margaret Cecilia:  September 7, 1910 - September 26, 2000 {also on Berg grave stone page}

Margaret Cecilia Bredeson, 90, of Grande Prairie
Margaret Cecilia Bredeson  was born September 7, 1910 in Viscount, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully, September 26, 2000 at the Grande Prairie Care Centre at the age of 90 years. Margaret is the last of a family of 13.
   Margaret was predeceased by her son, Lyle Alfred and her husband Alfred.
   She is survived by her four children,  Eileen (George) Hodges, Wilfred (Agnes) Bredeson, Velda (Knut) Skarberg, Delbert (Evelyn) Bredeson, 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel (10005 - 107 Avenue) Grande Prairie. Interment to follow at Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   Lunch will follow at the Bezanson Senior Center at 3 p.m.
   In lieu of flowers donations to the Grande Prairie Care Center will be appreciated.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 29 Sep 2000, Fri • Page 5


BREDESON, Alfred: March 30, 1905 - April 20, 1996 {also on Berg grave stone page}

Alfred Bredeson, 91, of Glen Leslie
Alfred Bredeson, passed away on April 20, 1996 at the QE II Hospital, Grande Prairie at the age of 91 years.
   He was born in North Dakota on March 30, 1905. In 1915 he came over the Edson Trail with his parents and settled in the Peace Country.
   Alfred met Margaret Berg in 1926 and married in 1927. He filed on their home place in the Glen Leslie area a few years later and resided there until his passing.
   Alfred is survived by his wife of 69 years, Margaret, daughter Eileen Hodges of LaGlace, and Velda  Skarberg of Grande Prairie, sons Wilf (Agnes) of Winfield, B.C., and Delbert (Evelyn) of Grande Prairie; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
   Alfred was predeceased by one son, Lyle, one son-in-law George Hodges, one great-granddaughter-in-law.
   Funeral service for the late Alfred Bredeson will be held on Thursday, April 25, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie with Rev. Canon Isaac Graham officiating. Interment to follow in the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heritage Lodge in Grande Prairie.
   Oliver Funeral Chapel Licensed Funeral Directors and Crematorium.
   10212-102 Street, Grande Prairie
   Telephone 532-2929
   "Dedicated Service Since 1915"
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 23 Apr 1996, Tue • Page 5

Alfred Bredeson married Margaret Berg
Alfred is a child of Gus & Emma Bredeson

 Block 41, Lot 2 & 3

BREDESON, Lyle Alfred: 1935 - 1973

Lyle is a child of Alfred & Margaret Bredeson

Block 41, Lot 4

BREDESON, Agnas: 1911 - 1937

Agnas is a child of Gus & Emma Bredeson

Block 45, Lot 5

BREDESON, Oliver: 1913 - 1979

Oliver is a child of Gus & Emma Bredeson

Block 55, Lot 6

BREDESON, Ernest Marvin: April 20, 1931 - July 5, 2023 {also on Swanson grave stone page}

Ernie Bredeson
Ernie Bredeson of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of the Crystal Creek/Glen Leslie area, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at the age of 92 years.
 Ernie was born on April 20, 1931, on the family's homestead near Glen Leslie. Ernie and his two sisters, Evelyn and Marion, would walk those miles to school till Ernie hit grade 8 and then it was decided to stay home and help on the farm. Once old enough, Ernie ventured off on his own to work, finding himself at Trutch Mountain in an army camp. That is where the union of Ernie and Ellen first began. They were married six months later at Royal Banner Church in Valhalla, AB, in a double ceremony with Ellen's sister Esther and husband Chic Einerson, on December 1, 1953. In Ernie's words, they were married 57 years 10 months, and 4 days till Ellen's passing.
Four children were born by 1963, and then they decided to move back to the family farm and make a go of it. Ernie took great pride in all his kids, his heart was full admiring his grandkid's zest for life, their gifts of kindness, strengths, and skills.
 While farming Ernie was employed for many years as a grader operator for Weyerhaeuser. Even though Ernie would make friends with whomever he'd meet, it was there he cultivated lifelong friendships. He took great joy in clearing and building new roads and was very honoured to have a road dedicated in his name. "Bredeson Trail" which is an hour south of Grande Prairie.
Ernie’s main hobbies were golf and fastball. Many years of chatter and skill playing 3rd base for the Crystal Creek diggers, then continued onto senior fastball. Once Ernie retired, he had best-laid plans creating beautifully landscaped flower beds. It was everything to watch wildlife and to listen to the birds while gardening. Bad weather would keep him indoors to read a Western novel or catch up on those Blue Jays!! Another hobby Ernie grew passionate about was cooking and he loved to share his meals with others.
 Ernie loved to visit and was always interested in your story. He would have the most amazing stories himself to share, a walking history book one could say. Nothing made him happier than to make someone smile or laugh, that was his daily goal. He was a gentleman who respected every living thing or being and enjoyed every one.
Throughout Ernie’s lifetime and union with his wife Ellen, they continued and carried a musical torch passed down from ancestors before them and gifted to their children and them to theirs. The family has played music for over 100 plus years throughout the Peace country.
 He enjoyed his new friendships, being able to spend more time teasing his sister Evelyn during the short time he resided at Wildrose Manor and the crazy fun card-playing Tuesdays with his nieces and sister. Ernie's playful nature and giggles will be missed by many.  
 Ernie will be sadly missed by his four children: Cheryl Thompson (Jim), Les Bredeson (Sonia), Robert Bredeson, and Wendy Lynn Bredeson; grandchildren: Erin Thompson, Kim Thompson (Denny), Kristin Rycroft, Travis Bredeson (Sandy), Steven Bredeson (Amy), Cassandra Bredeson, Devon Bredeson, Dusty Rowland (Robyn), Kylee Rowland (Diane), Shaia Bredeson (Adam), and Skyler Floen (Cassidy); great-grandchildren: Ashton (Logan), Matthew (Alyssa) Kieran, Hadley, Bri, Brett (Taylor) Jackson, Draper, Jace, Ava, Emmery, Thales, Nelli; great-great-grandchildren
Indigo and Iyla; as well as sister Evelyn his forever friend and cousin Wilf Bredeson.
 He was predeceased by his loving wife Ellen Christina Bredeson; sister Marion Waldner and brother-in-law Andy Waldner; brother-in-law Bruce Rycroft; as well as parents Ed and Mabel Bredeson.
 A private family Graveside service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2023.
Ernie's children will be hosting a Celebration of Life at the Crystal Creek Hall, on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Please bring musical instruments, stories, and laughter.
Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House (7726 107 St., Edmonton, AB, T6E 4K3).
CLIPPED FROM - Oliver's Funeral Home - Web Site -12 Jul, 2 023

Block 55, Lot 1

BREDESON, Ellen Christine (Swanson): February 15, 1932 - October 6, 2013 {also on Swanson grave stone page}

Ellen Bredeson
Our beloved wife and Mother passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in Grande Prairie, at the age of 81, with her husband holding her hand until the end. Ellen was born in Consort, AB, third child of Swedish immigrants Karl and Elin Swanson. Her parents settled in the Valhalla area to raise their growing family. Three more children followed until tragically, her father died in a farming accident saving her oldest brother Swen's life. Her mother was left to raise six children and an unborn child alone. They endured many hardships, but with the help of neighbors and the strength of family, they stayed at the farm with their mother until they ventured out to begin their own lives. Ellen and her sister Esther went up the Alaska Highway to cook in the camps and it was there that they each met their future husbands. Ellen caught Ernie's eye at supper one night and after losing at horseshoes to her a couple of times, he figured that a girl with an arm like that he’d better marry her. Ellen and Ernie were married December 1, 1953 in a double ceremony with her sister Esther and her husband Chic. They enjoyed many activities while on the Alaska Highway. Both were avid curlers with many trophies, one of them still in the Alaska Highway museum with their names on it. In 1963, they gathered their four children and moved to the Glen Leslie area to take over the family farm. Ellen worked many years at the Plywood Mill in Grande Prairie to supplement the farm income. She and Ernie grew up in musical families and they spent many weekends playing for dances in the community. She passed her musical abilities on to her family, who are very gifted. Ellen was probably most known for her love of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They meant the world to her and she always had hugs and kisses for them whenever she saw them and they in turn adored her. She was officially the #1 pancake maker in the world. Family flocked to her home anytime word got out she was making them. Phone calls on a Saturday night from grandkids asking for pancakes on Sunday were common occurrences. These mornings were often followed by a heated dice game or vociferous card game with them. They loved these times with her. Ellen excelled at her baking and was in demand as bun baker for all family functions. She made many trips to town with steaming bags of buns, raisin bread and cinnamon buns. Ellen enjoyed the three B's – bingo, bowling and babysitting. Until a few weeks before her passing she was still visiting her friends at bingo and having sleepovers with her great-granddaughter Emmery. Ellen will be forever loved and missed by her husband of almost sixty years, Ernie. Their four children and their families: Daughter Cheryl (Jim) their children: Erin, Kim (Denny) and their children Ashton, Matthew, Kieran, Fallon and Hadley; Kristin and her sons Brett and Jackson. Son Les (Sonia) and their children Travis (Sandy) and son Draper, Steve (Amy) and son Jace. Son Rob and his children Cass and Devon. Daughter Wendy and her children Dusty, Kylee and his partner Clarissa and their son Thales; Shaia and her daughter Emmery; and Skyler. Her two sisters Esther and Ruth and many more extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents Karl and Elin, brothers Swen and Carl, sisters Anna and Lil. Ellen's wish was to be cremated. A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Bezanson Hall. Please bring your memories. In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated made in Ellen's name, to the Canadian Cancer Society (103 9805 97 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9). In Ellen's memory, if you would, please hug your children and grandchildren and tell them you love them. "Job well done."
Condolences may be sent by visiting
CLIPPED FROM - Oliver's Funeral Home - Web Site - 2013

Block 55, Lot 2

The following are on this page as the Wife’s Maiden name or previous married name belongs on this page.

Often the husbands details are included.

OLSON, Alfred: December 28, 1886 - April 28, 1966 {also on Bredeson grave stone page}

Alfred Olson
   Funeral services were held this afternoon from Trinity Lutheran Church in Grande Prairie tor Alfred Olson, 79, who died April 28 in Grande Prairie hospital.
   Born in Sweden, and living in the city since his arrival in the Peace River Country, Mr. Olson is survived by his wife Inga, daughters Mrs. Carl (Edna) Flohr of Grande Prairie, Mrs. Bob (Elsie) Ray of Beaverlodge, Mrs. Bill (Violet) Griffiths of Kitimat, B.C., Mrs. Walter (Angie) Waldner of Bezanson, Mrs. Irving (Alice) Ames of Bezanson, sons Donald of Grande Prairie and Gordon of Beaverlodge, 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Pastor H. Severtson officiated. Interment was in Glen Leslie cemetery, Pallbearers were John Pike, Stan Griffiths, Douglas Stark, John Stark, Milfred Patterson and Meryle Patterson.
DHT Tuesday May 3, 1966 pg 10 col 1

Click here for some of Alfred's history

OLSON, Inga Matilda: July 9, 1899 - September 8, 1990 {also on Bredeson grave stone page}

Inga Matilda Olson, 91, of Grande Prairie
Inga Matilda Olson, a long time resident of Grande Prairie, Alberta, passed away at Mackenzie Place, Grande Prairie, on Saturday, September 8, 1990, at the age of 9l.
   She was born at Lake Park, Minnesota, U.S.A. on July 9, 1899, and came over the Edson Trail to the South Peace area with her parents, settling in the Sexsmith area. Inga was an accomplished seamstress, and talented musician, playing the violin, guitar, and piano. In later years, Inga loved to play bingo, and made many good friends.
   She is survived by her 7 loving children: Edna Flohr of Grande Prairie, Elsie (Bob) Ray of Beaverlodge, Violet (Bill) Griffiths of Salmon Arm, B.C., Angie (Walter) Waldner of Bezanson, Allie (Tyke) Ames of Bezanson, Don (Maxine) of Grande Prairie, and Gordon (Glenda) of Grande Prairie: 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred in 1966, and by an infant son.
   Funeral service for the late Inga Matilda Olson will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 1990, at 2 p. in., at the Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie, Alberta, with Rev. Dennis Aicken officiating. Interment to follow in the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   Memorial tributes to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
   Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Oliver Funeral Chapel, Funeral Directors‚ and Licensed Crematorium, Grande Prairie. Telephone 532-2929.

CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 10 Sep 1990, Mon  •  Page 2

 Block 33, Lot 7 & 8

Inga Bredeson married Alfred Olson (7 October 1916)
Inga is a child of Gus & Emma Bredeson

WALDNER, Marian Louella (Bredeson): July 18, 1933 – September 7, 2015 {also on Waldner grave stone page}

Marian Waldner
In the early morning of Monday September 7, 2015, our precious and adored mother, Marian passed away at the QEII Hospital to be reunited with her beloved husband Andy, her oldest son Wayne Waldner and her parents Ed and Mabel Bredeson.
   Our Mother’s life was her Children, her musical friends and the man who made her complete; Andy. She cherished her 11 Grandchildren and her 20 Great Grandchildren. Marian leaves behind a legacy of love, forever cherished in our hearts and thoughts.
   Mom will be remembered by her musical talents that she shared with her Husband; Country Sound and the people who danced to her music. Marian will be lovingly remembered by her children Joanne (Norm) Ingalls, Allan (Carrie) Waldner, Lori (Terry) Cameron, Elaine (Dale) Reid, her grandchildren Shaney Clough, Jodey Ingalls, Laine Ingalls, Jamie Waldner, Paul Waldner, Ian Waldner, Cole Cameron, Mitchell Cameron, Cody Cameron, Rylon Reid, Kirsten Reid, her sister Evelyn (Bruce) Rycroft and Ernie (Ellen-deceased) Bredeson .
   Funeral services for Marian Waldner will be held at the Church of Christ Highland Park (9602 92 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB) on Friday September 11, 2015 at 1PM with Pastor Allan Jones officiating. There will be a luncheon following the service with the interment to follow for all family and friends at Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   There will be no visitation as requested by the family. A kind gift in Marian’s memory to the QEII Foundation (10409 98 Street Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 2E8, please specify Palliative Care in memo line of cheque) or the Canadian Liver Foundation (Suite 801, 3100 Steels Avenue East, Markham, Ontario L3R 8T3) are welcome.
Posted on Bear Creek Funeral Home (web site)

Marion Bredeson married Andrew Waldner   
Marion is a child of  Ed & Mabel Bredeson

WALDNER, Andrew: December 7, 1929 – February 21, 2011 {also on Waldner grave stone page}

Andrew Waldner
   Our hearts are broken with the passing of our dear father Andrew Waldner. He passed in the arms of his loved ones February 21, 2011 at the age of 81 years. Andy was born in Grande Prairie December 7, 1929. He was a humble man with wonderful talents. His greatest gifts to many people in this community were his carpentry and his music. Those were his passions in life. He dearly loved his wife and children. He will be sadly missed by the love of his life and soulmate Marian; his children, Joanne (Norman Ingalls), Wayne, Allan (Carrie), Lori (Terry Cameron), Elaine (Dale Reid); his sister Olga Green; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, and his six siblings, Walter, Annie, Maggy, Tina, Sarah, and Johnny.
   Fellowship service will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Golden Age Centre in Grande Prairie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, or Alberta Diabetes Foundation.

CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 25 Feb 2011, Fri  •  Page 47

Block 75, Lot 5 & 6

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