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No.: PR3723
TITLE: Jeanne and Tharcis Forestier Fonds
CREATOR: Jeanne and Tharcis
DATE RANGE: [190-?]-2012
EXTENT: 2.02 m of textual records and other material
The fonds includes also: 207 photographs, 3 plaques, 2 paintings: oil.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Jeanne Keroack was born in Edmonton in 1918 to Emma (Baril) and Albert Keroack. Tharcis Forestier was born in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, in 1914 and he died in Edmonton on April 26, 1982. Tharcis was one of the first three employees of Radio-Edmonton CHFA. Jeanne married Tharcis Forestier on August 12, 1952. They had two boys, Michel and André. André died in 1996 in a car accident.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:The records were kept by Jeanne Forestier and donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by Michel Forestier in 2012 and 2013 on behalf of his mother.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds includes memoirs, personal and professional correspondence, a diary of Jeanne, sewing class notes and patterns, music sheets, programs of artistic activities, financial records, genealogical records, newspaper clippings, eulogies and obituaries, reports from CHFA Radio, weekly chronicles written and broadcast by Tharcis for CHFA for the program “Cette semaine à Edmonton”, as well as two paintings by Tharcis Forestier.
SOURCE OF TITLE: Title based on the content of the records.
ARRANGEMENT NOTE: The fonds includes the Jeanne Forestier sous-fonds and the Tharcis Forestier sous-fonds.
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in French and English.
USE CONDITIONS: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.
FINDING AIDS: File list is available.
ACCRUALS: Further accruals are not expected.
RELATED RECORDS: Other records pertaining to Radio Edmonton CHFA are available in the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta fonds (PR0015) and the Radio-Edmonton Limitée fonds (PR3332) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch is from the records.
For the French version of this description, click here.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: French-Canadians - - Alberta
Radio stations -- Edmonton
RELATED SOUS-FONDS: PR3723.001SF (Jeanne Forestier sous-fonds)
PR3723.002SF (Tharcis Forestier sous-fonds)
RELATED ITEMS: PR2013.0693.0067.0001 (Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and Tharcis Forestier)
PR2013.0693.0067.0002 (Jean Béliveau and Tharcis Forestier in Edmonton)
PR2013.0693.0067.0003 (Phil Esposito and Tharcis Forestier at Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton)
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