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Date: 2016-05-08
Your Hometown Tofield, AB
It is with fond memories that I occasionally do a search of the old Panarctic days in the high arctic. I just found this site and it is a really great collection of pictures and memories! Great job of putting this together Don. I spent a couple of years involved with the whole northern exploration thing starting with PKOC loading the Electras in Edmonton and unloading the Crosby, the freighter that brought supplies to Eureka. Then setting up a shop there for Canadian City Services. While at Eureka I travelled by land to Adeco Rig 4 on the Fosheim Peninsula, Via Romules Lake. I knew I loved the north and when those jobs ended I landed a job with Commonwealth Hitower on Rig 3 roughnecking for Stu Borden and Ed Peters. Len Brennan worked derrick, Jim Merkley motors and Rick Farlinger and I on the floor. Jerry Korth and Bill Olsen were the pushes. We moved the new Rig 3 that had just completed the well on King Christian after the fire to Brock Is. and did a deep hole there. Also did a couple of shifts on Corwallis Is. on ComHi Rig 1. With PKOC we got as far north as Greely Fjord, not that far from Alert. About as far north as you can go on land! Lots of really good memories and really good people up there. Does anyone know if the movie about the fire on KCI and how they put it out is still around? Would love to see it again. Great site! Barry.

Name: Dana moleschi <>
Date: 2016-02-23
Your Hometown Edmonton
Hi just looking at the web site,my dad was the forman at tea point knat moleschi ,my dad is in his 80 know and still talks a lot a bought the work we did up there

Name: dean redhead <>
Date: 2016-01-28
Your Hometown edmonton ab
just checking out the great stories

Name: dean redhead <>
Date: 2016-01-19
Your Hometown edmonton
hi don I am doing research on going back up there can u call me@780 807 4378 a big hello to all my friends email me any time thanks


Name: dean redhead <>
Date: 2016-01-19
Your Hometown edmonton
hi don I am doing research on going back up there can u call me@780 807 4378 a big hello to all my friends email me any time thanks


Name: George <>
Date: 2016-01-16
Your Hometown Regina
I surveyed on Melville Island in 1977, for about nine weeks, I think from the end of Feb to April. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

Name: dean redhead <>
Date: 2016-01-15
Your Hometown edmonton ab
hi don hope all is well. I have spoken to bill moleleshi and ed langivan in the past. do u know how to get a hold of grey alexander or chris and robin how about gary Hansen I want to go to the arctic again. iam fine I am now a crane operator. and like it a lot.


Name: dean redhead <>
Date: 2016-01-11
Your Hometown edm
my brain is still thawing out.


Name: Roslyn Smith <>
Date: 2016-01-01
Your Hometown Cromer Heights Sydney NSW
Dear Don,
My daughter Sarah and I have been delving into our family tree.My husband Peter is son on Charles Edward Smith 1905-1978. Charles is the son of Joseph Ignatius 1874- 1953...and he is your great uncle. Peter came to Australia in 1969 via Malaysia where he worked for 6 years. We have so appreciated finding out about Ralph and his father Henry. I have not been able to find any more about Henry. Greetings from Sydney and what a family! regards Ros


Name: Bill Meyer <>
Date: 2015-12-13
Your Hometown Richmond, BC
URL of your Homepage
I met you in 1981 working on an Adeco rig in the Adolf Gustav Sea. I remember we both had Apple II+ computers. You had written a program to calculate the distance between the different rigs.

Name: Rod Stumpf <>
Date: 2015-11-01
Your Hometown Chilliwack BC
It was great to find this site, thanks for sharing. It's very nice to see someone actually took some pictures. I even found one of myself standing in the rear gallery area of the Electra. I'm wearing our very large Arctic issue parka and fu manchu mustache. I was a Loadmaster on PAK from 73 to the end of the Electra operation in 76. Thanks again for sharing the website, I'm really enjoying the read through your guest book.


Date: 2015-10-22
Your Hometown Chetwynd BC
Thks for the photos, you have done a wonderful job of putting this history together, I welded on rigs around BEAVERLODGE AND GRANDE PRAIRIE Ab during 1978-1984 and welded on WEST-HI TOWER 5E when it came out of the arctic to its first hole in the south, it was a Herc rig , the boys told lots of stories about drilling up there. I have some photos you might be interested in. My younger brother Dave spent many years up in Tuk and Inuvik during 1983-to late 90's-worked with contractors working for Dome Canmar , Beaudrill, Esso, Shell to name a few companies up there. thks again John

Name: Randy Green <>
Date: 2015-08-24
Your Hometown Chilliwack B.C.
Hi....I worked for M&R Trucking from 1978 to 1982. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I started swamping and in three months I was an operator on unit #305 (track machine division). I loved every minute. I even worked on Doug Bowmans ranch on Pidgeon Lake in the winter falling timber and clearing land.I use to just love those huge rig moves around holidays when thirty or forty trucks would hit a lease. What a thrill that was. Keep up the good work.

Name: Tyler Brown <>
Date: 2015-08-17
Your Hometown Calgary AB
Loved going through your albums, Im 26 and would love to ask a few questions about Panarctic the the exploration you guys were doing up there. Thanks a lot, Enjoyed every pic.

Name: mark pyper <>
Date: 2015-07-30
Your Hometown Edmonton
liked the pictures. With Env Can and have installed and worked on weather stations throughout the arctic, including one at Rae Point early 90's.

Name: Stephanie Bussell <>
Date: 2015-07-14
Your Hometown Lucerne Valley
This is quite an impressive site. I was looking for my lost relatives. My great great great grandpa was Jean Baptist¨John¨ Labossiere. He emigrated from Quebec to Washington County New York in 1850. He might be related to Francois and Angelique Labossiere. He had a son John Baptiste Labossier Bussell around 1834. I'm not sure where the Bussell came from but, I did notice some Boisels in your site. Thanks for all your work putting this site together

Name: vance mcdonald <>
Date: 2015-04-09
Your Hometown grande prarie ab
Thank you so much for your great web-site

"I was there"

Winter '77/78, green roughie
Gustavson Drilling Rig #12, A full view Ideco derrick over a 80B National draworks if I remember correctly. A beautiful rig.

Great to read all the comments


Name: vance mcdonald <>
Date: 2015-04-09
Your Hometown grande prarie ab
Thank you so much for your great web-site

"I was there"

Winter '77/78, green roughie
Gustavson Drilling Rig #12, A full view Ideco derrick over a 80B National draworks if I remember correctly. A beautiful rig.

Great to read all the comments


Name: Gwen Meeks <>
Date: 2015-04-08
Your Hometown Garden City, MO, USA
Found my husbands ancestry on through your family roots web pages, my husband Christopher Meeks is descended from Herbert Meeks son of John Meeks and Minnie Brown

Name: vance mcdonald <>
Date: 2015-04-07
Your Hometown grande prarie ab
Great pix of the Gustavson rig and crews

Name: kimberly edwards <>
Date: 2015-02-25
Your Hometown davison michigan usa
i am at work and cannot send emails too mr smith. i would appreciate it if you could contact me. i have a bible tht i aquired from has the switzer family tree info hand written. if you are able to contact me please feel free too. i have several other items and feel there must be a family member missing these things i. it belond to the switzers.thanks

Name: John Tilson <>
Date: 2015-02-20
Your Hometown Marion, VA
On Rowland's creek ten miles south of Marion, VA there is an old homme site referred to as the Peck place. My uncle who passed away at 93 told me he remembered them. If any Pecks are interested I could show them the place. I have just always wondered about them. The place is now on National Forest property by about 300 yards.

Name: Dennis Bell <>
Date: 2015-01-31
Your Hometown Grande Prairie, Alberta
Great to see all the posts on here from alot of familiar names! Another good spot is Pacific Western Airlines has a site on Facebook. I posted some video on there that im sure will bring back a few memories. Go to


Name: Hank Holowaychuk <>
Date: 2015-01-05
Your Hometown Smoky Lake
URL of your Homepage N/A
Always Great to go back to your site. Have been telling other old Oilpatch truckers etc to check it out! I hope to scan all my pictures and put them on a Facebook Page


Name: Joe Hessberger <>
Date: 2014-12-10
Your Hometown langley
Thanks for your website. The memories come flooding in. I was one of the Bow and later Okanagan helicopter pilots involved in flying the ice movement stations out onto the ice. I was on the Bell 212. Registrations FBHX and FBHF.
I also flew the Bell 206 in the summer time.


Name: Lauren Ongman <>
Date: 2014-07-29
Your Hometown Santa Cruz, CA
I found your page on the Lake family while searching for my great-grandfather Alonzo Cooper on Google, and was happy to find that it was comprised of several of my ancestors! My grandmother Maude Cooper Taylor passed when my mother was very young, and we know essentially nothing of my maternal side of the family. I was very happy to come across some information on them, and found the fact that one of my ancestors (Alice Lake) was executed for witchcraft to be incredibly interesting! Thank you for your hard work and research. :)

Name: Colleen Walsh Puglisi <>
Date: 2014-06-02
Your Hometown Orlando, FL
I stumbled across your site while researching my maternal grandmother, Georgina Lackey. Georgina married Edward Walsh. I am the daughter of Martha Walsh. Can you please tell me how you are related? Also, I see that you have my mother and her sister listed, not my grandfather. Do you have any information related to the marriage of Georgina Lackey? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!!

Name: Hank Holowaychuk <>
Date: 2014-05-12
Your Hometown Smoky Lake Alberta ,
What a great site! Great pictures, great history! Glad somebody had a camera in those days and managed to capture the moment for History!

Name: Hank Holowaychuk <hankholowaychuk>
Date: 2014-04-22
Your Hometown Smoky Lake Alberta
Love the site. Spent some time up there for Adeco Drilling and running bed trucks for Panarctic out at Banks Island, Cape Mamen and Rae Point

Name: Allan Grayson <>
Date: 2014-03-02
Your Hometown Bruno, Sk
Hi Don, Wonderful website you have put together, very nice. Brings back memories of when I worked at Rae Point and points beyond in the Kitchen, then for awhile on the construction crew at KCI and Rae Point. Remember getting my mitts wet and drying them out in front of the Herman Nelson in the shop, they come out looking like wee little boxing gloves. Great job, Don, super treasures here.



Name: Alain Fugere <>
Date: 2014-02-22
Your Hometown Drummondville...Quebec
Good to see pictures of Rae Point.. I worked in the radio shop from 1980 to 1982

Name: Sherry Mcdonald <>
Date: 2014-01-31
Your Hometown Ontario
Have been researching my family tree. I was adopted and was pleased to come across this page when I typed my grandfather and my grandmothers' names. Wow. Still trying to find out about Charles J Mcdonald's family. Any info please email me. Thanks

Name: Andre Binette <>
Date: 2014-01-07
Your Hometown Cornwall Ontario, Canada
So awesome to see pics of Rea Point. Though I've lost track of dates and years ;-) , I was a cook with Crawley and McCracken in the base camp as well as in 2-3 rigs in the area in 1980 or 1981. What an opportunity it was to be there and prepare meals for y'all.

Name: Joanie Maktar <>
Date: 2013-12-27
Your Hometown Pond Inlet
awesome pictures I never thought I'd rig 4 thanks

Name: george <>
Date: 2013-12-15
Your Hometown regina
i was at rae point in the mid 70 s, i was surveying. all i can say is i am glad i was there, and boy it was cold, i think in april it warmed up to -20 LOL. i think i went up in late Feb


Name: Alex Webster <>
Date: 2013-12-15
Your Hometown Woodstock
Nice looking at the pics and reading the stories. I worked in Rae Point at the base camp as a welder. I reworked the blow out preventers in the little fab shop. As well as other fab work. I forget the guys names I worked with,I think we called my boss Sledgehammer. That was in 78 or 79 Thanks!

Name: Jerry Cutler <>
Date: 2013-12-01
Your Hometown Delta
Thanks for building this site. I flew Bell 212's and Sikorsky 61's/76's in the Arctic for 8 years. This included 5 years doing the winter "ice station" set out and hauling the equipment to build the offshore ice pads for Pan Arctic. We usually worked out of Pat Bay and ranged as far as Drake, Cisco, Noice Peninsula and King Christian. This work took place between early November and late December - dark and cold as I recall :) Cheers, Jerry

Name: Margaret <>
Date: 2013-11-24
Your Hometown Exeter, Devon
Hello, we share ancestors from Henry Stansfield and Grace Hartley back. One puzzle to me: you have Henry Stansfield b. 1790 died 1815 age 25 but I think he married and had a son called Hartley in 1822 so maybe he died in 1825? Hartley then married Mary Cardwell and their son was called Henry! Thanks so much for all the work you've done and making it available.

Name: Mike Wedge <>
Date: 2013-11-18
Your Hometown Houston texas
Hi Don,

You have put together a real nice site for all that enjoyed the adventure of the Canadian Arctic.
I was the chief mechanic for Sonics in 1980 (I think or 81 when we mobilized at a rig site. I worked the next 3 years, winter and summer maintenance.
It's funny, I was mentoring a young engineer today on Design for Maintainability, looking at arctic pictures and I was explaining to him the difference between Prudhoe Bay and the Canadian high Arctic. The crews in Alaska could drive the track unit to an ice road and drive the Suburban to pick up parts; we had to order everything, including toilet paper from Calgary.

Anyway, great website,

Mike Wedge
Schlumberger (SLB acquired Sonics in 1989)


Name: Wayne McEachern <>
Date: 2013-10-19
Your Hometown now in Nanaimo B.C.
good to see all the posts and memories of the North . Lots of my own memories of the Arctic .Thanks Don for getting this site up and running and off the ground.Wayne

Name: Colleen Meeks Dureski <colleendureski@LIVE.CA>
Date: 2013-10-04
Your Hometown Cranbrook, BC, Canada
I'm not sure how I ended up on your guest book. I was looking for information on my Family. Davis Hawley Meeks is my Great Grandfather. Allen Retan Meeks, his son is my Grandfather. You can let me know if I'm on the right tree.

Name: Dave Bakker <>
Date: 2013-08-12
Your Hometown Calgary, Alberta
Hi Don,
I remember spending some time in Rea Point, and Lougheed Island working for Kenn Borek Air as an AME. I was especially impressed with the heated hangar. The door would roll up and we could literally drive the Twin Otter in. This was pretty posh for a guy used to snowbank maintenance.
Thanks for sharing the pictures and jogging the memory:)
Dave Bakker


Name: Paula Green <>
Date: 2013-06-12
Your Hometown Belleville Ontario
I am so glad I found this site. I will be sharing any information I have on the Asselstine family.

Name: Frank Surgeoner <>
Date: 2013-05-26
Your Hometown Now = Coral Spring FL
I worked for HOFAM Catering between 1982/85?
One of the sites I worked at was
+ Rea Point

Any word or pics would be great.
I stopped being a 2nd cook / campie and went on to be a Programmer/Analyst
Any word from Jepide of either Pond Inlet or the other Inuit town?

At 1 time I had a set of pics
At 1 time I had t shirts
At 1 time I had a lighter with map from Edm

I still have at least 1 soap stone carving
I still have 1 belt buckle

God Bless


Name: Kurt Sorensen <>
Date: 2013-04-14
Your Hometown Sorrento,BC,
Hi Don.
A big hello to all who worked at Rea Point from 1980 to 1986.I was a camp
attendant up there.I was one of the passengers on the last jet to leave Rea Point when they closed the camp.I miss Rea Point and all the nice people we
had up there.I'm now 75 years old and live in a seniors home in Sorrento,BC.
Thank you to you all,Kurt.


Name: kenneth o. Smith <>
Date: 2013-04-13
Your Hometown Denison, Tx
Dear Don and members of the Smith family,we are searching for our Ancestors, any information will be helpful, thank you.


Name: Leo Mucktar <>
Date: 2013-04-10
Your Hometown Pond Inlet
URL of your Homepage facbook
Nice to see you Don and good memories and good pictures

Name: Rene Maktar <>
Date: 2013-04-10
Your Hometown Pond Inlet, NU.
Hi Don,

I was googling, seen your name, you were my boss at Buckingham Island, then I broke my arm about a week later, then came back two years later on my way to a different camp, but you stop me at your camp...and staryed working for you again....nice pic


Name: Richard Filipchuk <>
Date: 2013-04-06
Your Hometown Thorhild AB
Drilled on Adeco Rig #4 Bent Horn A,Cisco.Mamen straight. Herc moved & rig up to spud Adeco/PanArctic Rig A&C Off Shore Buckingham Island.Rig A crewed with a lot of new crew members for that winter drilling season. It was a challenge to move & rig up 2 rigs at the same time.
I helped Rig A crew pin together racking floor & instructed everyone to call me when they were ready to raise back end - derrick & racking floor as racking floor was very tricky to fall over centre with out slamming into pin pockets. Guess what no phone call as I was on Rig C. I did get my call after they pulled into slings to hard & pulled slings out of sockets.At this point in time is when the DO-DO hit the fan. Racking floor dropped to ground and disintegrated toes of pony sub. Racking floor and toes shattered from force & weight of floor & cold temperature. New racking floor & toes were needed. This episode set back the drilling program where original TD was not reached and full value of drilling program was not achieved. Many stories to tell.Many mistakes made.Many goals & achievements reached.


Date: 2013-03-14
Hi. very glad to find your site. I had a few trips to Rae Point when I worked for Rapid Camp doing camp repairs. We had two of our guys up there when PAB went down and it was a long three days before we found out it crashed on the way into Rae Point, not on the way out as our boys were scheduled to return on that flight.
Like you, I love the country north of 60, having spent two years in the Yukon at Parkin Base with Chevron, one season out of Tuk with Teledyne on Eskimo Lakes and a year with Globe 5, again in the Yukon plus my 10 or 12 trips to Rae Point in the late 70's and early 80's. I'm sorry I don't remember any of the people I met there, but I'll always remember the camp and the food.
Thank you again for bringing back some memories.
Brian Johnson
Dixonville, Aberta
March 14, 2013


Name: Brett Rutherford <>
Date: 2013-03-07
Your Hometown Ontario, Canada
Hello, if I am understanding the info I found I am the one referred to @

Thank you for helping me trace my family.


Name: Nadine Crabtree <>
Date: 2013-02-25
Your Hometown Brighton England & Melbourne Australia
I have some photographs of a gentleman dressed in WW1 uniform RAMC - but he has a slouch hat - which is unusual - he is either a Pickup or Stansfield family - the photos were given to me by a Pickup member but George Pickup married Ada Stansfield - so it could be either. Anyone interested in looking at these please let me know and I will forward them. Thank you - I would love to put a name to this man.

Name: glenn johnson <>
Date: 2013-02-01
Your Hometown burnley lancashire
very interesting site i am the decendant of jon stansfield you
might like to look at stansfields tower in blacko on youtube there
is also a brief history of the tower on google.

regards glenn johnson


Name: opbabu <>
Date: 2013-01-17
Your Hometown india ap
god bless you

Name: Dale G. Moore <>
Date: 2013-01-06
Your Hometown Redcliff, AB
I spent some time working with the communications people in the summer of 1975. Hired out of SAIT, the experience has left a lasting love of the north and I have been proud to boast that I was there. Do you have a picture of the camp from that time frame? I must have some slides, but am not sure were they are. Too many moves, I guess. Thanks in advance. dale

Name: Randy Hobbis <>
Date: 2012-12-09
Your Hometown Vermilion Alberta
I am the brother in law of Raymond Gamblin who died on the Oct 30th flight. Thank you for your information. it brings back memories. I found his picture in one of your sections.

Name: Grant Gibson <>
Date: 2012-12-06
Your Hometown Langley, BC.
URL of your Homepage
A search for info on the Rae Point Electra crash brought me here to your website! I worked in Resolute Bay in 73-74 for Narwhal Arctic Services loading the rigs, etc. into the Herc's, Electra's, DC-3's, etc. for about a year(at the age of 19). One of the radio operators that I worked with went to work at Rae Point after I left Resolute and was one of the passengers that perished on that flight. Remember the day it happened like it was yesterday. Thanks so much for putting together this site with pictures. Wonderful memories... All the best! GG

PS. I know why I enjoy scotch...I am still today after all these years trying to warm my bones from those piercing cold arctic wind chills.


Name: Alan <>
Date: 2012-11-26
Your Hometown Brandon, MB
Really a lot of work put into this.

Name: Garry wiltse <>
Date: 2012-11-22
Your Hometown Lodgepole alta
I think I was on some of the moves in your Picts. A young cat skinner 40years ago ,I enjoyed the Picts. Took me back to simpler times .

Name: Gary Chambers <>
Date: 2012-10-25
Your Hometown Fredericton N.B.
Enjoyed viewing your " Arctic Experince" section. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I was a member of Dean Speight's crew during 77/78 at Rea Point. Quite an experince for a 18 year old; learned a lot from lads such as Dean, Tony, Steve, Mark, Greg, Chris, Tony B, Ed, Dean(?). Where have the years gone?

Name: lenny nanaquawetung <>
Date: 2012-08-27
Your Hometown edmonton alberta
URL of your Homepage google
Hello Don, WOW, just the other day I was wishing I would connect with PAO personnel and it was just in front of me.I grew up on Adeco 4 shortly after the 74 plane crash till 1985.Drilled on rig A & B. Great stuff, now to connect with my old gin partner Al Anger. Thanks alot. Lenny.

Name: Gary Kane-Bernard <>
Date: 2012-07-03
Your Hometown Calgary
Worked out of Rae Point starting in 1978. I worked for Dresser Olympic out of Calgary and we subcontracted through PanArctic on a Seismic Crew working throughout Mellville Island and Cameron Island. Got lost 1 year coming back across the ice to Rae Point. It was June 1st my birthday and I remember the guys put a flare in a can of corn and that was my birthday cake. We finally got back after the white outs quit after a guide from Richardson point which I believe was an old cat camp came and found us heading for open water in the wrong direction. A long time ago and my memories aren't that clear anymore but it was an exciting life back then. Appreciate you reminding me of those days!



Name: Darrell stephenson <>
Date: 2012-05-03
Your Hometown ST.Walburg Sk
Awesome pics,Interesting to see how so much of the equipment on the rigs is still the same now as it was 30 yrs ago.Good job on the web site.

Name: Ray Odland <>
Date: 2012-04-21
Your Hometown Oliver.BC
Great site. I plan to come back here and do more reading at a later time. I was the operation geologist in Calgary for PanArctic 1981-86. Best job of my oil patch life. Retired now in Oliver,BC. Thanks for the memories.

Name: Howard Bradley <>
Date: 2012-04-19
Your Hometown delta b.c
What a great web site, pictures and history , I worked out of Rae Point base with a sub contractor (peter kiss oilfield contractors)for Pan Artic Oils in may / june 1968 what an experience I had at 17 years old I worked with 4 native boys supplying water melting snow in a barrel with a propane torch and packing it in buckets to the main water tank in side ,I also self appointed myself to supervise the older men when they went to shower ,as they would turn the shower on and then go and have a shave at the sink leaving the water running,you can imagine how that went! part of my time up there was on a cat train crawling across the tundra to level off drill sites, got to see a Bristol land on its belly with a Cat Tractor inside ,arctic wolves resting up against our cat train bunkhouse in the early morning, and the two pilots who scared the heck out of me in the twin otter when they came to pick me up off the cat nick name was Twiggy.

Name: Katya ponich <>
Date: 2012-04-08
Related to Tonasko "Tom" Ponich, he was my great grandfathers brother

Name: elizabeth pond <>
Date: 2012-02-20
Your Hometown phoenix, AZ
Wow what a great history. You go back beyond Hilgonda ...thats as far as my dad researched. I am a related to Ela Emmet Van Frank. After he married Mary Ann Walker they had 7 children (I have all their names and Birthdates)-One of the children, Mable Marguerite Van Frank b 4/11 1892 and passed 7/7/1937 was my grandmother. She married Stanley C. Pond and they had my father Stanley Joseph Pond. I really appreciate the pictures of the Van Frank graves. Feel free to reach out if you want more information.

Kind regards,



Name: gary lingenfelser <>
Date: 2012-02-18
Your Hometown terre haute in
my 3rd great grandfather was Jacob Wingler 1808 N.C

Name: Sharon Peck Veer <>
Date: 2012-01-07
Your Hometown Freeport, IL
I have been doing genealogy for a few years and am looking for relatives my ancestors start with Joseph Peck coming from England

Name: Colin Campbell <>
Date: 2011-12-20
Your Hometown Sydney Australia
Hi Don I have just signed in having been directed from a family search link.

I am researching my Campbell, Moir and Smith lines from Aberdeenshire Scotland


Name: Jeff Penney <>
Date: 2011-12-08
Your Hometown toronto
hey Don,
Revisiting the past via your website was great. I worked for a geophysical company that was contracted to build the ice platform for the rigs in 1977-1979.
Great work. I enjoyed it !


Name: Mark Smith <mgs@live .ca>
Date: 2011-12-02
Your Hometown Little Current, Ontario Canada
Hi Don
Very impressed with the site. You will be able to keep up the good work now that you are retired.
Your Brother, Mark


Name: Lesley Martin (nee Mcgaw. Nee Nee McCrum) <>
Date: 2011-11-10
Your Hometown Banbridge Co Down
Find this very Interesting as I am new to Researching family history

Name: Richard Small <>
Date: 2011-11-01
Your Hometown Portland, Oregon
URL of your Homepage
Hi Don
I am the one that asked about your webpage for Robert & Esther Mills. I have been digging around in your site and needed a break so thought I would check out what else you have. Really nice work. I am going to spend some quality time on your arctic site tonight and more later. Thanks for investing the time to present the stories and pictures... very nice.

Richard Small


Name: Elizabeth Trueland <>
Date: 2011-10-18
Your Hometown Edinburgh Scotland
I was browsing the net tonight to look for references to the war record of my grandfather, Captain Leveson Granville Byron Alexander Campbell, and of my uncle, Robert Cambpbell of Fairfield ( until the estate was sold). I came across your family tree and realised that we are distantly related through the Bethunes. With regard to your photos of graves, you probably realise that the Fairfield burial ground at Monkton, Ayrshire contains the graves of various Campbells. My grandparents had three children: Robert ( born 1907) Mary Eleanor ( born 1909) and Cynthia ( born 1920). Mary, my mother married a Patrick Coates - which was my maiden name. I have lots of family trees charting various Bethunes, although I have not researched this myself.

I must spend longer looking at your genealogy!


Name: Jeanette Freeland <>
Date: 2011-10-16
Your Hometown Mississauga, Ontario
My name is Jeanette Freeland I am a grandaughter of a Yok my grandmother is Ethel Rose of Saskatchewan and her parents were John and Margarett and her maiden name was Hutton. They are from Ireland belfast I think.

Jeanette Freeland.


Name: Barbara Kennedy <>
Date: 2011-09-05
Your Hometown Winnipeg,Manitoba ,Canada
hi Don
I am a direct descendant of Agnes Rosina St Germain if you contact me I can fill in the blanks for you .,as I live here in Surrey also known as Cloverdale
BC. My Dad worked for Eldorado on Edmonton for many yrs.
Contact me when you can. Nice work on your site.
BG Kennedy


Name: Norma Callicott <>
Date: 2011-08-21
Your Hometown Sherwood Park Alberta
Interesting to read about people's posts about the PanArctic air crash. A FirstAir crash in Resolute is in the news today, reminded me about the PanArctic crash. My father, Ian Johnston was chief pilot for PanArctic at the time and I remember him coming home, getting my Mom, and leaving to visit the pilot's wife, and probably others, to break the news. Was a horrible time. My dad is still alive, not well though. Visited him today, asked him about the crash, he said "fog". He has a hard time figuring out his TV remote control but can sum up any air crash and tell you what likely went wrong.

Name: Harold "BONES'' Watkins <hwwatkins>
Date: 2011-08-08
Your Hometown Kamloops BC
Further to my other comments.
I was also one of the persons that was supposed to be on that ill fated flight.
I was supposed to go to Rig 3 as Night Cook/Baker.
I didn't go because an uncle I hadn't seen for a while was in Edmonton from Australia.
John McCormick who was a Supervisor with Fortier Caterers, wanted me on that flight, and he asked me four times to go.
I usually would go after he asked me 3 times, but, not this time
I told him we were going out to dinner with my uncle from Australia, and that I would go first thing the next morning, but, he said that would be too late.
I told him I was sorry, but, this time I was staying.
I heard about it early the next morning as I was staying with another uncle at Namao Aiforce Base in Edmonton, and, he was a Herc Pilot on"standby rescue".
I know also that John McCormick was also slated to go and changed his mind at the last minute.
I also heard about 2 or 3 rig hands had a Flat tire on the way to Westcan, and missed the flight.
I know there were one or two others, but, I can't remember who.
I knew all of the rig hands that were killed, as I had cooked up in the Arctic since 1969.
I was at Rea Point the first time in May 1969 when Rea Point Camp was some old trailers.
It only had about 15 or so working there.
We were stuck there for a whole week as it was storming real bad.
We were on our way to Eureka, NWT for a job that was Geological Survey.
I was known up there as "BONES", and, must have been a pretty good cook as I worked all over the arctic islands from then until the late 70's.
I was also one of the Chefs on Rig 1 on Prince Patrick Island up there.
One of the best camps I was ever at.


Name: Harold "BONES" Watkins <>
Date: 2011-08-08
Your Hometown Kamloops, BC
I was slated to go on that fateful afternoon to Rig 3 as Night Cook/Baker when PAB crashed in October 74.

Name: julie robinson <>
Date: 2011-07-01
Your Hometown barrowford
Hi Just googled one of my relatives and found your site James Nutter Roberts was my Great Great Grandad and Mary Ann my GG Grandmother........Willie Roberts who was an alcoholic (he diad of cancer of the throat )was their son and my G Grandad Samuel Roberts was my Grandad ( Never drank with ex of Christmas ) sadly he was killed in a rock climbing accident in the lake district when I was only 5 but I have vived memories of him.
Your web is great by the way


Name: Allan Anger <>
Date: 2011-06-25
Your Hometown Alberta Beach, Ab
Great site Don. I still hear from some of the old Panarctic crew from time to time,not so much any more, as many of them have went to that big ice platform in the sky. I am still drilling supervisor, and still traveling some with it. Spent the last year in the Ukraine working. Loved it.
God Bless.


Name: jim mc dowell <>
Date: 2011-06-20
Your Hometown duncan bc
April 1996 last trip out of the arctic for me, two years on the field , 10 years working base camp Ray point. Still keep in touch with Henry Ferh

Name: Sherry Hennessey <>
Date: 2011-06-19
Your Hometown Bonnyville, AB
Thanks for the picture of the memorial to those who died in the Crash on Melville Island. One was my Uncle and one was my Dad's cousin. I heard it existed, but had nevver seen it. Thanks again!

Name: Ron Desrosiers <>
Date: 2011-05-17
Hey Don,

Great pictures, great memories, great people.


Name: Chris Hinners <>
Date: 2011-05-05
Your Hometown Canmore, AB

I Googled Rae Point during a commercial break in a show about Buffalo Airways and their ancient aircraft and found Walter's site. I worked as a field clerk on a seismic crew out on the ice in spring '82. We based out of Sherard Bay. I remember flying in on a modified DC3 that visited one of the rigs on its way to Sherard. Part of my duty was to unload the groceries off the Twin Otters when they landed at our ice camps. My other favorite job was driving the skidozer that towed the ice checker during camp moves. I know I've got some pics of the crew somewhere and will send them when they surface. Thanks for the memories!


Name: Bob Pearson <>
Date: 2011-04-24
Your Hometown Sylvan Lake
Hi Don
I am impressed with your web site. I worked for Gustavson Drilling in the arctic on rig #11 & #4. The rig in your web site is Gustavson #14. It is now Akita #44. I was up there from June 1970 - July 1976. I was home when PAB went thru the ice.I just about did not go back. I had a cousin flying a Herc for PWA moving rigs up there at the time and that,s where I developed the passion for flying as well. Been flying my own aircraft ever since. I am still in the patch sitting wells as a drilling supervisor. Pretty soon time to retire as it,s time for the younger guys to take over.It sure is good to see pictures from up in the arctic, as I never was one to take pictures.


Name: David M. Hall <>
Date: 2011-03-24
Your Hometown Grand Junction, Colo.
You have a nice website. I haven't had a chance to check it out in detail yet but I am interested in information related to Bernard Francis Weil and Anna Elizabeth Jones. They were my great grandparents and Theresa Josephine Weil was my paternal grandmother. Some of my data is different from yours. Some I am sure of (e.g., Theresa was born 06 July 1881) but some related to Bernard is less firm. I would be interested in knowing your sources. My work is related to Hall, Hinman, Charlton, Ross, Rosecrans, etc. By the way, I have recently switched to Family Tree Maker on the Mac and like it a little better than Reunion, especially for working with

Name: Kiel Fforest <>
Date: 2011-03-24
Your Hometown Edmonton. AB. Canada
Hi Don. Well i think you have an interesting site here and i enjoyed clicking through it. Its not easy to research the Smith family. My father was Raymond Smith, born in Toronto. Canada 1922 approx. My Mother was Doris May Revitt, born in Cuckfield, Sussex. UK 1925 approx, she and her Mother Isabella Revitt (nee) Tyrrell set sail for Canada on the Aquatania, not sure which year but between 1946-1952. My parents married in Toronto, but eventually they both went to UK. I dont know much about my Fathers side of the family, i never met his parents and dont know their names. For some reason i get more information on the Revitt and Tyrrell families and think i should probably concentrate on that, otherwise it gets too confusing. By the way i legally changed my name from Roger Raymond Smith.
Keep up the good work and best wishes for all the Smiths in the world.


Name: Jan Craig (nee Robinson) <>
Date: 2011-02-16
Your Hometown Auckland, New Zealand
How fascinating your site is!! Have found I have forefathers and foremothers in the Stansfield and Wilkinson families living in Blacko and Colne, Lancashire, England in the 1500s-1800s. Thankyou for allowing me to copy this information. My New Zealand roots on this side of the family start in 1920.
I certainly am willing to share any information you think may be relevant to your site. Jan Craig.


Name: kurt sorensen <>
Date: 2011-01-30
Your Hometown Sorrento B.C.
Hi Don.Thank you for the wonderful work you have done on this web site so that
persons from the pan arctic oil days can keep in touch with others.I found out
about your web site from Walter Isaacson.I remember you from Rae Point where i
worked for 7 years as a camp attendant.I was on the last jet in 1986 that left
Rae Point.I miss that place so much that i wish i was back there again.So many
nice people but i can hardly remember their names.Only one thing bothers me.I
do not have any pictures of me from the Arctic(Rae Point).I know for a fact that a lot of people were taking pictures when i use to feed the dogs and other
stuff.If any of the guys who read this and you have any old pictures of me at
Rae Point i would sure like to buy some.(Please note that i'm not looking for a
freebie,thank you.)I do have a book about the Arctic with a picture of me standing in front of the main entrance to the Rae Point camp with two dogs but
i'm looking for something different.I do not have a printer with my computer so
you cannot send any pictures that way.
I'm retired and live at the "LIONS MANOR" in Sorrento B.C.and i love it.I'm 73
years old.By the way,the name of the book about the Pan Artic Oil is "QUEST" by
Tom Kennedy.Thank you again Don and a big hello to all you guys for being so
nice to me at RAE POINT.Thank you,KURT.


Name: Craig Mariacci <>
Date: 2011-01-25
Your Hometown Calgary, Alberta
Don, have enjoyed your site and it brought back many fond memories. My father, Martial Mariacci, was a pilot for Panarctic for many years and both my brother and I worked during the summer at various locations. Great job.

Name: Rick Kowalik <>
Date: 2011-01-19
Your Hometown Calgary
Hi Don - I'm not sure if we ever met. I flew the Twin Otter for Panarctic from 79 until 82. I came across your site looking for Panarctic's old downtown address.

You may have known my dad Ed (Captain Eddy) Kowalik or my brother Ted. Dad was flying the other Electra south from Rea Point that night in Oct '74. He passed PAB opposite direction airborne well north of Edmonton on his way to Calgary. I'll never forgot the night PAB crashed. In the early morning hours I was awakened by dad's screams of dispair when he got the call shortly after he arrived home. He was Panarctic's Air Transportation Manager in those days and I remember October 30th, 1974 was the worst day of his life. He went on to fly for Kaiser, Wardair and Canadian. He retired in '91, then built over a hundred homes in Calgary before his death in '97. We miss him terribly. I hope you knew him.

Ted spent a lot of time in the arctic and his highlight was offshore in the early spring digging out and repairing the other Electra after it had run off the end of the ice strip. He and the other mechanics were racing the melt to get the A/C repaired and airborne.

I've often wondered what goes on now in Rea Point - if anything. A couple years ago I was on my way from New York to Hong Kong and talked to the radio operator in Resolute as we flew overhead. He thought everything was completely shut down. Do you know for sure?

Thanks for the wonderful pictures Don. I appreciate all your efforts on your Arctic site.

Rick Kowalik


Name: Ron Wallace <judyron@i-zoom,net>
Date: 2011-01-07
Your Hometown Peterborough Ontario
Hi Don

Sorry , but I made a keyboard error when I entered my e mail address.

The = should have been - Thanks Ron


Name: ron Wallace <>
Date: 2011-01-07
Your Hometown Peterborough Ontario
Hi Don A very well done website ! My interests include Jones of Newtonville ont. Kennedy's of Omemee ,

Fowlers of Fowlers Corners Smith Tshp. , Tully ( Tulley ) of Fowler's Corners , Madill , Deyell of Fowlers Corners ,Sanderson of Cavan & Smith tshp.

My Fowler gg grandparents were James & his wife Elizabeth Dodds of Eckford Scotland. They came to Port Hope in 1818 & pioneered through rhe bush to establish farms at Fowlers Corners. Let's keep in touch ! Ron


Name: John Irwin <>
Date: 2011-01-05
Your Hometown Barrie, Ontario
I am the 4th great grandson of Little Irwin & Mary Ann Wilson. Through Little, David John, Roland Herman, and David James. I would love to hear from you, and maybe I can expand your tree somewhat.

Name: Richard Clark <>
Date: 2010-12-28
Your Hometown Calgary
Incredible history of the Arctic and Panarctic. Just stumbled on to your web page. I and a group of us were up there during the wintersw, doing ice reasearch and motion studies. Was scheduled to be on PAB but our equipment wasn't ready so we cancelled for that flight.
A few notes/memories/observations:
- those plastic palm trees that greeted us
- pumping water at minus..
- Sikorsky 58
- using GPS that was in two suitcases
- Trolls Lund, Dennis Beaudais
- Canada has soverienty because we drove between all the islands
- pressure ridges and fixing tracked vehicles
- standing watching the sun peek up (Feb 4?)

Thanks for the site. Am short on time right now but will return. Richard


Name: Chris Buck <>
Date: 2010-12-16
Your Hometown Nanaimo
Hi Don
Just saw your web site. Don't know if you remember me but we worked together on one of the ice platforms about 1984. It was interesting looking at your website.


Name: Jeff Eno <>
Date: 2010-12-16
Your Hometown Ross River, Yukon Territory
Hi Don - Amazing photo history record of the last great resource exploration program in Canada's High Arctic. I was up there with Glenn on the inspections back in July 2008 and thanks to your photos we can see how things were back when the sites were active. Great job on the website!!



Name: Glenn <>
Date: 2010-12-15
Your Hometown Yellowknife (Current)

I had the privledge of conducting inspections of Panarctic's sites in the Islands now in NWT. I stumbled across your site during my research and found it both informative and humbling, I went in July not January....hahaha. I am sure you have many stories to tell.

Thanks for posting your photos and stories, there was a Day when Canada was a world leader in Arctic Exploration, sadly guys like you are harder to find.




Name: Susanne Day <>
Date: 2010-12-10
Your Hometown Sydney, Australia
I found your site when I typed my grandfather name Rowland Timson Day into my search engine. Great Site

Name: Darrin Burechailo <>
Date: 2010-12-07
Your Hometown Edmonton
We had recently signed the guest book on behalf of Ron Burechailo.It is with regret I inform you whom knew Ron that he passed away Dec 6/2010 of complications of a chronic lung/heart disease.He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Name: John Irwin <>
Date: 2010-12-03
Your Hometown Barrie, Ontario
I am the second great grandson of Little Irwin & Mary Ann Wilson

Name: Dennis Bell <>
Date: 2010-11-30
Your Hometown Grande Prairie (Fawcett)
Hi Don and all former PanArctic employees. Just talked with Charlie Ross tonight, and he was telling me about Len Storvold passing. Rest in peace Len. I would like to see if there is any interest in anouther "Arctic Islands Reunion - working in the North". Please contact me if anyone is interested, and we will go from there. It will take some planning, but it would be great to see some old friends again. I'm sure Charlie would be in!!!

Name: Vicki Simpson Jones <>
Date: 2010-11-18
Your Hometown Smithville, WV
Hey Don... working on a Lil' Smith history...

Name: Meg Amor <>
Date: 2010-10-24
Your Hometown Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
URL of your Homepage
Aloha, Thanks for this wonderful gathering of information - it is fantastic! I have just found it and no doubt being spending days picking it over. :-)

Our line is Stansfield - James 1833 = marr Annie Stirret BARR 1857. (my Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandparents)
Parents: David Stansfield and Mary Hartley.

They went to Dunedin in New Zealand, sometime after 1871 (still working on the landing date) I have most of that line sorted out and now are going back through to Lancashire. Please let me know if you would like any of the New Zealand info.

Thanks again for a marvellous site - what a lot of work! Well done. I am going to enjoy poking through all the info and adding it to my chart. :-)

Thanks and aloha (now living in Hawai'i) but from New Zealand - Justine (Meg) Amor


Name: Jim Cardinal <>
Date: 2010-09-20
Your Hometown Edmonton A.B.
URL of your Homepage Yahoo
very nice i also work with some of the people that were in the plane crash a Rae Point i was one of the bed truck and nodwell opeaters
thanks for old memores
jim Cardinal


Name: anna dahlstrom <>
Date: 2010-09-18
Your Hometown alberta, canada
How are you related to Richard Petherbridge and Moriah Howard? Because they are my great grandparents

Name: Kelly Walker <>
Date: 2010-09-12
Your Hometown Winnipeg
Thanks for sharing these great pictures Don. I was on the PWA Hercs from 1980-82 and got to know Rea Point and some of the rig sites quite well. Seeing them was a good trip down memory lane.

Name: Michael Martin <>
Date: 2010-09-02
Your Hometown Montreal
Good Day,

Wonderful site. I sailed the Percy M. Crosbie to Rea Point on resupply missions in the summer of 74 from Montreal. I never had the chance to see any installations so this site has provided an interesting insight to the activities of Pan Arctic.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

Michael Martin


Name: Cathleen (Hellems) Warboy <>
Date: 2010-07-16
Your Hometown Ann Arbor
I accidentally found reference to WARBOY (my husband's name) and when I clicked it brought up a huge list of names. Being an anylitical pain in the rear, I had to glance through them alphabetically and found reference to someone in my line (Hellems). Now I'm going to have to check it (your site)out further. :)

Name: Darrin Burechailo <>
Date: 2010-06-25
Your Hometown Edmonton
Hi, My father Ron Burechailo spent many years working with Panarctic oils on various sites.Ron is now 73 years old and trying his best to enjoy retirement with a few health issues in between.He was very pleased to see this site and see some of the memories made during the times with Panarctic oils.We are very happy we found this site.

Name: Patrick Malone <>
Date: 2010-05-28
Your Hometown Toronto, On
Like meny of the guys I found your site by accident. I arrived at Rea Point 18 years old and still wet behind the ears in 1980 (and from Toronto) but the boys in the yard Truls, Bill, Henry, Pat, Paul, old Doby, Ken took me in and tucked me under there wing and taught as much as they could. I stayed for a year went traveling then came back for one more year in 1982. I finaly settled back in Toronto building houses. I have meny great memories of my time at Rea Point, thanks for the great site

Name: Brent Winnitoy <>
Date: 2010-05-26
Your Hometown Shawnigan Lake,B.C.
Found your Canadian Arctic website by accident - well done. The pictures were a lot of fun to see. Fond memories of a place that had a way of getting under your skin for both good and bad reasons. What no one can take away from us is how we were part of something no one had done before in a place where no one had been before.
All the best Don,


Name: John Irwin <>
Date: 2010-05-19
Your Hometown Barrie,Ontario
Enjoying the site--would love to share information on the Irwin family

Name: Ken McAllister <>
Date: 2010-05-03
Your Hometown Hong Kong
Hi Don,

I have not thought about my Pan Arctic days much in the past 25 years, however once every few years I do like to watch the only video I have from Rea Point, which was taken in 1984 by Gerry Varney who was a Geologist that I met in 1984. He came up in that summer and had his video camera which was great because he gave me a copy of about 2 hours of around the Pan Arctic operation, and I can see what I looked like in those days flying the Twin Otter. The video shows me backing the Twin Otter out of the hanger and loading up at the fueling area. Unfortunately I accidently copied over the last half of it a few years ago, so some video from Rea Point and Resolute Bay was lost. Oh well I still have some video left with Nat M. Rea Point base camp mgr. and Gary Hanson chatting in his office.

I was flying the Twin Otter from 1981 to 1986, and I'm sure I remember you were there those years also. I have been flying a B747-400 for 15 years and also B777 and Airbus A330-300 for 17 years out of Hong Kong, so have not been in Canada for that entire time.

It was very nice to see your photos. Watching the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the Rig burnt down reminded me of the Rig we lost at KCI many years ago, so I did a web search for Pan Arctic and I found your web site photos. It has been fun to look at them.
Let me know if you get my message.

Ken McAllister


Name: Kathy Marconi <>
Date: 2010-04-24
Your Hometown Massachusetts
Im looking for John Merle McEhose he was born on July 23,In Pa and died on July 5,1942 in Burnaby BC, Canada if any knows anything about him would you please email me.
Thank you


Name: Peter Miller <>
Date: 2010-04-15
Your Hometown Calgary
I worked for United Geophysical from 1975-1985 and spent 7 seasons working on seismic crews for Panarctic Oils on the ice and islands centred on Rea Point as our supply point. Just wanted to say hi, I'll cruise your site and add more later.


Name: Beth Hallam <>
Date: 2010-04-11
Your Hometown Gold Coast Australia
amazing pages. Congratulations.
Looking for Mahood connections from Dromore Ireland. Many Thanks


Name: sandra shaffer <>
Date: 2010-04-01
Your Hometown burkburnett Tx.
URL of your Homepage
I am amazed at the extent of surnames on your index. Although I didn't find any that I was hoping to find I did find Lindsay and Ford. Thank you for allowing me to view the pages.

Name: Ron Adam <>
Date: 2010-03-24
Your Hometown St. Pierre, Mb.
Great site Don. Ah Peachland. Stayed there one night about 2 years ago along the highway. Cost me about $200.00 just for an overnight bed. We ate at McDonalds down the road.haha.

Name: Delton Henrich <>
Date: 2010-02-10
Your Hometown Campbell River,B.C.
URL of your Homepage
I worked in the Arctic the spring of 1970 for Commonwealth Hi-tower Rig 2 at Towson Pt. Melville Island. Would like to find the toolpush for that rig,don't remember his name. I ran a D6 with gin poles, unloaded Hercs,rig and camp moves, thoughly enjoyed myself. Was chased by a Polar bear, photographer by the name of Gus Jorg from Chinook Films,Calgary caught it on tape. Would like to find Gus to. Don you have created a wonderful website, good thing you packed a camera. Thank-you.

Name: diane fraser <>
Date: 2010-02-10
Your Hometown brisbane qld australia
fraser is my married name.My husband is peter fraser,his great grandfather was Charles spence fraser.

Name: sindy layh <>
Date: 2010-01-31
Your Hometown bonnyville
Hello was looking at all the pictures there and it reminded me of my dad working way up there his name was knat moleschi do you know him, my brothers also worked there for a few years. great sight thanks Sindy

Name: Cathy Lumsden Nunnelly <>
Date: 2010-01-22
Your Hometown Atlanta, GA
I am in Sikeston this weekend for a family (Alsup) funeral. I drove our to Canalou/New Madrid/Morehouse to look around. I was hoping to find more details about where the Lumsdens lived. I know I went there as a child but do not remember where. I looked for silos because I have many pictures of James William and family working on silos, etc. James William was my paternal great grandfather. My grandfather was his son, David. My father was David's son, Orville William. Your website did give me a township so I will go back to Morehouse in the morning before the funeral and look around some more.

Name: Bailey Joan Venem <>
Date: 2010-01-15
Your Hometown Coon Rapids, MN USA
Hello, I have some Information that may help you with completing the surname Belland. My Grandmother was Joan Ida Belland, she married Lawrence McCain. Her mother was Ermine Belland. Paul Belland was her father. Joan's DOB is 8/29/1933 DOD is 5/6/09. Her children were in order:
Robert Lawrence McCain-4/3/1955
Ronald Joseph McCain-12/25/1957
Michael Pond McCain-5/26/1960? (middle name is a typo of Paul on his birth cert.)
Mary Ann McCain-1/9/1964
James Chet McCain-3/11/1965
Jodie Ann McCain (Venem)-11/1/1968
Dyan Joan McCain (Grossklaus)-5/15/1975

Ermine and Paul has another daughter Gurtrude Belland and she had 2 children with Joe Beaubeau. They were Sandie and Luann. I am not sure on DOB's or spellings!
Also, Myrtle Belland (Bayr) married John Bayr. They had 2 sons, one of which I have heard of John Jr. Again, I don't know DOB's or middle names.

Now, my mother is Jodie Ann McCain/Venem she married Brian Gene Venem, now divorced. They had 3 children as follows:
Bailey Joan Venem-7/29/1987
Travis Gene Venem-7/26/1988
Emmey Sue Venem-1/20/1990

Emmey Sue Venem had 2 boys not married, yet!
Braxton Gene Venem(Twin)- 3/18/2009
Brayden Joseph Venem(Twin)-3/18/2009

I hope this Information is helpful in helping you complete this surname. I find the information that you already have on here very inspiring. I have always wondered where exactly things started. I wish you sucess in finishing this project! Thank you, and if you have any questions please contact me at


Name: Chuck Leathers <>
Date: 2009-12-19
Your Hometown Frisco, Colorado
URL of your Homepage
Hadn’t really thought about Melville Island and Rae Point in several years. Your site brought it back.
I worked for Shirley Helicopters in Edmonton and one January day in 1979 or so the chief pilot told me to show up at dawn for a flight to a job “up Northö. About 3 and a half hours into the PWA flight sitting behind a load of drill pipe with my brand-new official arctic parka in my arms in case of emergency, I began to wonder just where the hell Rae Point was.
Arriving safely, I spent a couple of months or so flying rock doctors around in a strictly VFR Bell 206. The compass wouldn’t work up there, of course, so I learned to figure the sun’s true bearing in my head so I could set the DG whenever I could see the damn thing (the sun, that is). We couldn’t even imagine a GPS back then, navigation was all TOM (thumb on map).
The biggest adventure was flying up to Mackenzie King Island in the fog and snow, trying to find the fuel barrels before heading out over the ice to Mackenzie King Island.
We spent a night on the ice in our emergency tent when I had to set down to wait for some visibility. During the 15-minute window I got the next day, I could see that we had been about a half mile from the camp we were headed for. Finally getting there, we spent a week inside waiting out a blizzard. By that time, the geologists were out of time and had to get back to Rae to catch the flight. We got no work done at all.
At the end of the job, I somehow got picked to lead a flight of 5 machines back to Inuvik, once again having to find fuel barrels in the middle of the Arctic Islands by dead reckoning to a latitude and longitude received (from the smartass Twin Otter pilots who kicked them out the door without really stopping) over a scratchy HF radio at the Rae Point com office. I guess no one else wanted to get blamed for getting 10 guys and 5 machines lost in the Arctic Ocean so I got stuck. We flew many hours in single-engine helicopters over slushy ice with the occasional bloody seal hole below us. We saw the bears several times. They waved hello.
Having been to the Arctic Islands once and not having died, I now became the Shirley Helicopter Company “Arctic Expertö and got sent back to Mould Bay, Tuk, Inuvik and elsewhere several more times. Usually in winter.
I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything, ever.
Thanks for putting this site up.


Name: Leonard Mickalyk <>
Date: 2009-12-05
Your Hometown Bonnyville, Alberta
Hi Don:
Nice to see the pictures of Pan Arctic Oils. Was there winter of 79 / 80 to the spring of 85. I was the Rig A construction mechanic known as Lightning Len and parts shack was called Len's Den. I still see Knat Moleschi, Gary Armagost and Bill Perry. Was through your town this last summer and if I would have known then, I would have tried to look you up and vist for a moment on old times.
Don, thanks for having me there and giving the memories of the Arctic and I would go back in a heart beat.
Thanks again, You are the best, Leonard Mickalyk


Name: Ernie Lyne <>
Date: 2009-11-27
Your Hometown Bonnyville AB
wowgreat photo's my father Ernie sr also worked up north for scandia, falcon and I think panartic also he worked for many outfits there before he came here to Bonnyville, he also told me about he was supost to be on a plane that ended up crashing for panartic oils and went through the ice, good thing he missed it or I wouldn't be here today either.

Name: Robert Gary Nichols <>
Date: 2009-11-26
Your Hometown High River Alberta
Mr.Smith: As I was siting here in the early morning hours on my current drilling rig I was watching a TV program (ice pilots) and they were testing a new (to them ) Electra. Got me thinking about "another life" many ears ago. In fact I didn't remember it was 73-75 when I flew in PAB/PAK. Thank you so much for all your work making up the site. I too made many a trip up there. Great memories /sad memories. { I was on, I think, Adeco 9 (?) on Vanier when the electra crashed.} I worked for Frontier Mud Logging as a junior Geologist and tonight recall my time through your photos. I believe I was only on Adeco rigs as I recall. I laugh when I remember "Cadilac Jack" trying to sell me back my own boots as I had left them unattended at the entrance way on Rae base camp. The "theater" waiting on a flight home. (and "learning" cards losing my money to a pack of sailors in residence). I had forgotten all the great guys. Once I return home I will dig through my old photos and send copies if you wish. I remember the 35 millimeter movies that we would pick up at Rae for our viewing, (Bonzo Goes To College with Ronald Reagan LOL), but it was our only entertainment on Ellefringus / was it Cameron (?), Vanier Island, Banks, Sophie Point, Ids Fjord, oh gosh it WAS forever ago. You really made my night. Thanks so much. So few left who do remember. I will write again and, as mentioned, send what I have for your website. Again Thank You Don

Name: Jodie Venem <>
Date: 2009-11-14
Your Hometown North Branch Mn.
Ermine and Paul Belland had another daughter named Joan Ida Belland. She was born Aug.29 1933. Married Lawrence Joseph McCain and had 7 children. Larry passed on Dec.12 2003 and Joan passed May 6 2009

Name: Mona Price <>
Date: 2009-11-07
Your Hometown Nokomis Fl.
what a nice site. I am researching my late husband's family for our children. He is relatd to the Urquhart family who lived in Barbour Co. Al. The Prices/Corbins moved to Grand Rapids, Mich in the i920's.

Name: Kim Cropley <>
Date: 2009-10-18
Your Hometown Warburg AB
Hi, photos bring back good and sad memories. Was at Rae Ponit on the night of crash. Almost got bumped from my flight to the one that didn't make it to the air strip. Worked with Ross Pennington blasting the rig sumps.

Name: Joe Steinhage <>
Date: 2009-10-13
Your Hometown Leduc, AB
Great to see the photo's of the adventureland of my early adulthood. It always amazes me when I can look back on days of gruelling hard work, punctuated by periods of exhausted sleep, with such fondness.

Name: Bruce Butler <>
Date: 2009-09-21
Your Hometown Innisfil, Ontario
I enjoyed looking at you web site. Happy to see my grandparents also shown.
Wish it was a bit more complete on them.


Name: Don Priest <>
Date: 2009-08-20
Your Hometown Sunshine Coast, B.C.
Hi Don,

I have been looking over your oil field website pictures for years. I've also been reading the related posts over the years. I also worked in the high arctic from '72- '75. Then I was around the Inuvik and Tuk area 'til '77

I was one of the medics that came up to Rae Point to help with the PAB recovery. It haunts me to this day. Too many details to describe. Still vivid.

I noticed I was in your gallery of arctic shots, Chapter four. I think the location is Dome Crocker, on Meighan Island. It was as far north as I'd been. I remember the radio shack, the weather sheets and those calls guys would make home through the "Edmonton Operator"!

I also have some pictures I will scan and send you. They are in storage, could be a while.

Thanks very much for putting your site together. Through the posts I was able to find the names of the men who were killed. It's helped me ease some of the pain and remember that beautiful land and wildlife. I used to watch the wolves right out the radio shack windows in chapter 4. Thanks again.

Don Priest


Name: Cathy Lumsden Nunnelly <>
Date: 2009-07-30
I am the daughter of Orville William and Hilma Alsup Lumsden. Dad died on 27 Oct 2006. I have done a bit of genealogy myself. How are we related?

Name: john cromarty <>
Date: 2009-07-19
Your Hometown edmonton
hey it was great seeing these pics let's get a reunion a going

Name: Roy Craig <>
Date: 2009-06-17
Your Hometown Sylvan Lake
I'm the son of Barrie Craig he worked their for most of my childhood. He was the Radio operator. He even got me a job there in 1996 for a summer as a labourer while the camp was being torn down. It was one of the most intersting things I have ever done or seen.
It's to bad they shut down. Your pictures were a reminder of what it was like.


Name: Ed Langevin <>
Date: 2009-05-22
Your Hometown Edmonton
Hello Don
Searched Rea Point and there you were.
Great memories. Left the Panarctic world July 87 and then worked as a Pipefitter
around Alberta till last fall when I retired.
Looks like life has been good to you. Thank you for the pictures and memories on your site.
Hope to meet up some day.


Name: Wanda Corn <>
Date: 2009-04-26
Your Hometown Burbank, California
I am the great granddaughter of John A. Arthur 3rd. His mother was Charlotte Ann Smith who married John Arthur Jr in Franklin County , VA. and his aunt was Francis Jane Smith who married Greenberry (GB) Griffith. John 3rd was the founder of Saltillo, Texas and that's where I was born in 1941. I like to check in here once in a while to see if there's anything new since I added my family to the Smith family. Thanks so much for this website.

Name: curtis <>
Date: 2009-04-08
Your Hometown okla
URL of your Homepage

Name: Larry Dahl <>
Date: 2009-04-05
Your Hometown Beaverlodge, Ab
Hey Don

I was also at Rea Point back then. I was a radio tech. Made it to all the rig sites eventually. I started in 1971 and left a few months after the crash. I first landed at Thor island. Thanks for the pictures and memories.


Name: Jack Eads <jacke@wavecable,com>
Date: 2009-04-01
Your Hometown Port Orchard, WA
I'm looking for Merritt Peck in Illinois and Colorado USA

Name: Marc Roberts <>
Date: 2009-03-27
Your Hometown Camrose, Ab
I worked for Pan Arctic from 82 to 84. We worked briefly together at 2 locations if my memory serves. It was great to see the pics on your site. Take care.

Name: janet kiernan(nee Calvert) <>
Date: 2009-03-14
Your Hometown longridge preston
Don - Thank-you for giving me your web site it is going to be a lot of help to me in the future and it is really easy to move around it to find out information - regards janet

Name: sharon gallup <>
Date: 2009-03-05
Your Hometown rosemary, alberta
good work !!

Name: Dennis Bell <>
Date: 2009-02-14
Your Hometown Grande Prarie AB.
Hello Don
Its been many years since we were up in the arctic. Great effort on your part to keep us all informed. I'm still in the const. industry, building roads and leases for the oilfield. Dad passed away in 02. Very special years spent with him working up north. Last week, i also had bad news that Roy Mitchel had passed away in Debolt Ab. Great guy and radio operator Roy. Thanks again Don. Hope all is well with you.
Dennis Bell


Name: Shirley Warawa <>
Date: 2009-02-13
I am looking for relatives of Fred Warawa and Mary Woytiuk (my grandparents). I am the daughter of Marcel Warawa and Polly Ponich. I was born on July 4th, 1960. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2008, and have agreed to a genetic study with the Uof A hospital in Edmonton. They are looking for a gene that would pre determine if an individual was a candidate for either breast or ovarian cancer. It would help if I could find any cousins, etc who also had cancer, because the cancer rate in the Warawa family is very high. We have already lost quite a few members of the family to cancer, and this study might be able to help us or future generations. If anyone has any information please contact me at Once the study is in place, all blood relatives will be able to benefit from it.
Thanks in advance
Shirley Warawa


Name: suzanne hodgkinson <>
Date: 2009-01-16
Your Hometown stoke on trent staffordshire england
My line is connected to the Burrows of Windle St helens Lancashire. My ancestors walked with two small children from Lancashire to Staffordshire around 1870 william Burrows born 1838 son of Joseph Burrows and hannah Myatt his wife Elizabeth Campbell born 1838 daughter of John campbell and Esther Mooreof Marshalls Cross Sutton St Helens . Elizabeths two brothers Henry and James Campbell and families also came to work in Stoke on Trent .Also a nephew Joseph Davenport, they all worked in the pottery industry

Name: Henry fehr JR. <>
Date: 2008-11-18
Your Hometown winnipeg

What a great site,memories plus.If I had a scanner I could send you pictures
Of more guys you worked with.Now that I am ready to retire,at a young age of
" 61" I would go back in a minute.


Name: Ronald J.D. Lackie <>
Date: 2008-11-08
Your Hometown
URL of your Homepage
My Lackie came from Ireland. My William came to Canada to fight in the war of 1812-14, fought between the British and the Americans. Interesting conflict. Prior to Ireland the Lackie/Lackey came from Scotland as a sect of the MacGregor Clan.

Name: Caroline Clare McKinley <>
Date: 2008-09-27
Your Hometown York, England
I'm the daughter of Hilary Grace Bolton and Julian Mary Brookes-Smith (Bolton) is my Grandmother. An interesting site. I have taken the family tree quite away back on Julian's side. If you would like any info let me know!

Name: Hank Holowaychuk <>
Date: 2008-09-08
Your Hometown Smoky Lake AlbertaI
Stumbled upon your pictures of panarctic by accident. Worked on Banks island in 1981 hercing arig in. also worked with some of the crew that perished in the plane crash off Rae Point I was working for Adeco drilling at the time of the crash but got sent to another adeco rig instead of adeco 4 at Rae Point

Name: Thelma Gamblin <>
Date: 2008-08-27
Your Hometown Lac La Biche
I hope you don't mind if I leave a message on your web site, but this is the only thing that comes up for anyone looking for information on the Panarctic plane crash. I have made a memorial for them at - click on searach 25 million grave records, - type in Panarctic Plane Crash Memorial - Canada. You can leave a flower or a note, but you have to sign in first, it's free and it's a reputable website. I am trying to do a personal memorial for each man that died that night as I did for my brother. You can find him by typing in Raymond Gamblin - Canada. If anyone has information about the other men, please contact me.
Thank you.
Thelma Gamblin


Name: Thelma Gamblin <>
Date: 2008-08-26
Your Hometown Lac La Biche
I very much enjoyed your site. Especially the pictures of Rae Point, my brother was killed in the plane crash in 1974. It's nice to see someone is keeping those memories alive. Thank you.

Name: Tim Hensch <>
Date: 2008-08-01
Your Hometown Stoughton, WI
I roughnecked on Adeco 4 in the late 1970's. Even made it up to assistant driller but could never really work derrick properly. Spent some time on Canmar Explorer 3. Eventually I became a geologist and spent time directional drilling on the Kulluk.

My wife and I presently live in Stoughtonm Wisconsin. I don't believe many people here have any concept of the great adventures we had up north. My wife is a professor at the University in Madison and I work as a consultant dealing with pharmacy medical insurance issues.

Your website brought back many memories. Thanks.



Name: virginia l. fitzhugh <>
Date: 2008-07-18
Your Hometown augusta ar.
URL of your Homepage none
i am the grand daughter of thomas watson lessley and carolina r. lackey i am tring to trace my lackey line. i have my dads line back to king malcom the canmore of scotland. not much on her except that a holmes [my moms side married a lackey in ireland]so i have a lot of research to do. thanks for letting me look.virginia.

Name: Cassandra D'Artagnan <>
Date: 2008-07-12
Your Hometown Joshua Tree, CA
I am also a Peck Family member. My family is from Burley, Idaho and Salt lake City, Utah. It would be nice to join the two histories. As far as i know, ours has not been put into the computer yet.

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Date: 2008-06-30
Your Hometown FlSAUpoXpJOLELbqXcX
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Name: don <>
Date: 2008-06-19
Your Hometown Peachland, BC, Canada
URL of your Homepage
Just testing. Rootsweb changed the code required for the guestbook.


Name: Debbie Yeung <>
Date: 2008-04-01
Your Hometown Edmonton, Alberta
Can anyone tell me what happened to Panarctic Oils Ltd.? Does it still exist? Is it still active? Where is it located and who are the people in charge?

Please e-mail me directly if you have news about this. I can't seem to find reference about it after 1986!

Thanks in advance to anyone who would get back to me.


Name: Joan Pontin Adler <>
Date: 2008-03-19
Your Hometown Consecon, Ontario
URL of your Homepage
Comments: Howard Cazaly. I stumbled onto your site by accident, looking up the plane crash which took the life of a very close friend of mine. It is a wonderful site. Now I am hopeful that someone might contact me, if they knew Howard Cazaly, from Thornhill, Ontario. Perhaps someone has pictures of Howie? He used to love to race cars, had an English accent and was a wonderful guy. He was 29 when he died. We sure miss him!

Name: sally walker <>
Date: 2008-03-03
Your Hometown England, Cheshire, Northwich
My Husband is from the Bailiff line, Elizabeth Bailiff married William Leech, her brother Christopher married Mary Wood. Graham is from that line.
Always good to find more family members and to extend the familytree!!!

Good Hunting All


Date: 2008-03-02

Name: Darrel Sterkenburg <>
Date: 2008-02-27
Your Hometown Lloydminster AB
I can't believe i found something about Rea Point like this on the web. I had the pleasure of working there in the summer of 1980, and the winter of 82-83. too cool thanks for the memories. ds

Name: Barb Phayre <>
Date: 2008-02-17
Your Hometown Greenbank, ON
I would like to update some of your information re: the Ginn family. If you contact me @ my e-mail address, I'll send you what I have.

Name: Cal Devitt <>
Date: 2008-02-01
Your Hometown Rochester, Michigan
Hello Don. Saw your message courtesy of Catherine Nelson, who forwarded it. We are cousins, researching our Ginn connections. You have in your list Clarence Ginn who married Amy Dickey. I have some info. about them, including newspaper clippings, including a nice picture, when they celebrated their anniversary. Let me know if this would be of interest, I could mail you a photocopy. Cal

Name: Lynn Branchflower-Saprikin <>
Date: 2008-01-29
Your Hometown Calgary, Alberta
While researching my Hunter Clan I called up on, Esther Maria Hunter, who was married to John Ball [b] 1874 [d]1946 and curiosity got the best of me, so I went into your home page. Guess we are related and are probably 5th or 6th cousins. Hope that you are having better weather than we are right now.
Best regards,


Name: Clint Guirr <>
Date: 2007-11-18
Your Hometown Vancouver
Hey Don, Chapter 6 on the oilfields doesnt work. Trying to get a look at the statue made and the name plate about the guys on the airplane that crashed. Trying to see my dads name. Thanks..hope all is well...



Name: Caroline Bryant (McKinley) <>
Date: 2007-10-31
Your Hometown Helperby, York, England
I am a descendent of the Smiths of Olrig House. It was fascinating to read the biography by Richard Paxman. My great grandfather was Colin Hector W Brookes-Smith.

Name: Pamela Casey McFarland Willson <>
Date: 2007-10-27
Your Hometown Eufaula, OK
URL of your Homepage
On a whim I began searching for an old friend with Google. The name Wesley Bethune showed up as one of the names on your site.
If anyone knows a Wesley Bethune who would be about 50 years old now and was in Oklahoma about 1978/79 I'd love to hear from him.
Life separated us and he was someone that meant a great deal as a friend. I'd like to know what happened to him.
Thanks! BTW Lovely site!


Name: Elissa Taylor <>
Date: 2007-10-12
I some how got onto this page of the Lackeys. My grandmother Dorothy Lavern Lackey was born and raised by her dad, and mom which where lackeys. My Great Grandmother Lackey died a couple years after 1990. Are we related? If so I can give you the history from my Grandmother Dorothys side of her story of her family as she remembers. Please email me and let me know

Name: Jo Stracener <>
Date: 2007-10-06
Your Hometown Oak Ridge TN
I am trying to contact John Lackey from chattanooga who was looking for info on Maxwell or Mac Lackey. Email is good if you remove the 1.

Name: Allan Lannon <>
Date: 2007-09-24
Your Hometown Thurso
URL of your Homepage
Enjoyed this site as I have spent many years researching amongst others the Pope families who are connected to the Smiths of Olrig.

Name: Daniel <>
Date: 2007-08-31
Your Hometown Christchurch, New Zealand
I see some of my ancestors here, specifically the Labossiere family. Always interesting to see info in others' trees that matches your own.

Name: Dennis & Diane Allen <>
Date: 2007-06-04
Your Hometown Anchorage, Alaska
Thank-you so much for taking the time to bring our keys to us from Liard Hot Springs Lodge to Anchorage, Alaska. We never expected to see them again and it was a real surprise when you called and said you had a package for us. You are such a gentleman and we enjoyed meeting you and our short visit at Alaska Mountaineering and Diving in Anchorage.

Name: Peter Belland <>
Date: 2007-05-21
Your Hometown Campbell's Bay, Quebec

Name: James L. Ward <>
Date: 2007-05-20
Your Hometown Oxnard, CA
URL of your Homepage N/A
Mr. Smith:

My reaction when I find a portion of my family tree in someone's site is usually one of interest as to what I might discover, but in the case of your database I was shocked to see my mother, father and grand mother and grandfather listed. I am James L. Mundell, son of Earl L. Mundell, Jr, grandson of Earl L. Mundell of Lake Dumphries, Scotland. My father was killed over Cooke's Inlet, Alaska in 1948. My mother, Bette Louise Huffman, was the daughter of Linnaeus Huffman, who must be linked to your family tree through his mother, who was a Lackey. My grandmother, Frances, died before I was born, and since I grew up in California, and my mother's family lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I really didn't have much contact with family stories about her.

I am the adopted son of William Hamilton Ward, who is my father's cousin. Both my mother and my adopted father are still living. My father was known as "Bud" to friends and family. When he died, he was a captain in the Army Air Corps.

My adopted father is the son of Jasper I Ward and Mary Arnita Caulkins, whose family is from Illinois, and is related to the Ebersole family. She was devorced and remarried to Bernard J Lydick of San Diego, California. When he was growing up, my adopted father was known as Bill Lydick, but he decided not to change his given name, and he became Bill Ward when he entered the US Marines during the War in the Pacific.

I have an uncle, Myron Huffman, who is the son of Linnaeus and Francis Huffman. I have two sisters. There is a mistake on the site, that is probably engendered by my father's date of death. My sister Joanna Louise Clevenger is a Mundell. She has been married twice. She was first married to Gary H. Lackey, which I put down here as shock number one. My niece, Christina Rochelle Lackey was a child of this marriage. She was also married to Stephen Clevenger, of the middle Tennessee Clevengers, but they did not have any children. She is currently single.

My other sister, Carol Ann Call, is married to Richard Call, and she is a Ward. Her husband is a member of the "Savon Drugstore Calls" family. His father founded and ran the business until his death. They have two children, Geoffrey Call and Christopher Call, my nephews.

I have been married to the former Elizabeth Ann Hosta for thirty eight years in October. We have one daughter, Marissa Megan Ward. If you was birth days and years of birth for any or all of this cast of characters, just send me an email, and I'll flesh things out for you. Through my wife, you are also now related to the Senas of Bernillio, New Mexico and the Hostas of Detroit Michigan. She has, I believe, 23 aunts and uncles and at least 100 cousins, so that is a complete research project in and of itself.

Send me an email, if I can be of more help. The Wards and Mundells were Norman families. The de Vard family arrived in Britain before 1066. The Mangevilles were with William's invasion force. In England, the Mangeville family became the Mandevilles (and all the variants). In Scotland


Name: Carl R. Mauck <>
Date: 2007-05-18
Your Hometown Bristol
My family owned the Bonneyville Mills since 1897....It is now a county park. Edward Bonney and Nathan Whipple built the mill in 1837.

Name: Tony Price <>
Date: 2007-05-06
Your Hometown Preston
Hi, Fantastic site, lots of hard work here !
My Mother is Georgina Price (Stephenson) she said it was worth a look, it certainly is.


Name: claire <>
Date: 2007-04-18
Your Hometown Seattle
Pierriche Parenteau's first wife was NOT Marie Anne Caron. It was Josepht Delorme. He also was born in l817. You've omitted not only his first wife and their children, but the subsequent lines as well.


Name: richard scheffler <>
Date: 2007-04-14
Your Hometown Edmonton
Hi Don.
I wanted to compliment you on your website especially the Panarctic pages. My father worked up in the islands as a cook for Dale Payne which was a seismic company. My best friend as a kid was a fellow by the name of Dennis Bell and his dad was Ron Bell. Ron has passed away now but I am sure you knew them. I also had a friend who died in the crash at Rae Point and his name was Willy Hoffman. I found your site by trying to see a list of the casualties but have never been able to find one.
I also worked in Delta on Adeco rig 5 for a short while and in the islands on a Gustavson rig which I can't remember the name of.
Thanks again.. Richard


Name: Kyle Lackey <>
Date: 2007-04-10
Your Hometown 100 Mile House
I enjoy the picture i wonder if i have any relations to this one family

Name: Wanda Corn <>
Date: 2007-02-24
Your Hometown was Sulphur Springs, TX
I am the great great granddaughter of Charlotte Ann Smith and John A. Arthur Jr. Charlotte's sister Francis married my great great grandfather Greenberry Griffith. They are buried at Old Saltillo Cemetery, Hopkins County Texas. has the Old Saltillo Cemetery listing and The Arthur Family Cemetery in Franklin County, VA. I now live in Burbank, CA

Name: Cheryl Perrett <>
Date: 2007-02-23
Your Hometown Westbank, BC, Canada
Really enjoy the site. Especially the pictures of Christine & Mark's wedding. That was a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing, very interesting family history and stories. All the best, Cheryl :)

Name: Ken Malterer <>
Date: 2007-02-17
Your Hometown Ponoka,Ab, Canada
I work with Ed Tatarnic at Nova Chemicals.He showed me the site and it brought back a lot of rig memories.I started in "the patch" in '79 on the rigs working on Adeco rig #1 and have worked through the entire industry from drilling the holes in the groung to puttin'it in the pipeline to processing it to making it into plastic.Got a kick out of the old equipment and rig trucks-guys were pretty tough back then.Hope anyone I used to work with(Simmon's drilling,Cactus and Esso)would drop a line-see where "old rig pigs" wind up.

Name: Cassandra <>
Date: 2007-02-02
Your Hometown Peachland BC
thanks for the pics and history, was great to see everything and know someone that has been there and not just from a book or a tv program.

Name: Alex McQuaid <>
Date: 2007-01-28
Your Hometown Oakville Ontario Canada
URL of your Homepage
Hi Don,
Great site..Looks like we share the much of the same genealogical background.


Name: Carol Rudolph <>
Date: 2007-01-27
Your Hometown Mechanicsville, VA
My grandmother's maiden name was Belland. She was Emily Belland, originally from French Canada, but lived in her youth in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. She died many years ago after living her later years in Costa Mesa, CA where her ashes are buried under a lemon tree. Now my son't middle name is Belland.

Name: Mark Smith <>
Date: 2007-01-22
Your Hometown Little Current, ON

Best genealogy site I've seen. Great job, brother.
Mark & Rachel


Name: Wayne Pohl <>
Date: 2007-01-13
Your Hometown Millet AB
Awesome to come across your good work and the pictures! I always wondered about Rea Point. Brings back some old memories as this was the 1st main civilized place we would fly into and overnight, depending on weather coming in and out from Prince of Wales, Ellef Ringnes, Ellesmere, or wherever.(earlier 70's) Thanks

Name: Dick Cameron <>
Date: 2006-12-27
Your Hometown Ponoka, Alberta
Well done Don Home #403-783-5206 Cell 403-783-0614. Jim Stewart was here visiting today.

Name: Charles Clement <>
Date: 2006-12-26
Your Hometown Calgary, AB
Great to see somthing about Panarctic Oil.

Name: Lyle The Welder <>
Date: 2006-11-24
Your Hometown Still Red Deer
This really brings back memories. I don't remember being so good looking. Thanks for the site. It was really nice to see Sam ans Kim agian.

Name: Clint Guirr <>
Date: 2006-11-21
Your Hometown Edmonton but now on west coast

Maybe you remember Paul Guirr? He was my dad, he died in the planecrash in 74, this is the VERY first i have seen of anything of the north as he used to tell me when he wuold get home after a couple weeks away. The wolves, the bears...I was hoping to see some pics of him, perhaps you have some you could email me? As well, Ken Redel was supposed to be on that plane that night, does that name at all ring a bell? My mom used to work as well in Thompson at a place called the "Remakee" do you at all recall that place? Anything you could do to enlighten me i wuold be indebted forever! Thanks so much and please drop me a line when you get the chance!


Clint Guirr


Name: Taziah Lackey <i dont have>
Date: 2006-11-18
Your Hometown Downey,CA
dear poeple,
i'm a 12 year old girl and i want to know where my family came from and all i know is my grandma is linda lackey and my grandpa died a year after i was born . i was born in dec.3.1993 and my grandpas name is gene lackey


Name: Jason Spates <>
Date: 2006-11-09
Your Hometown Lumby

My father is Dean Spates, and I have heard interesting stories about Rae Point and Dad's experiences in the Arctic all my life. It was really interesting to see all the great pictures of life in those days.

You have a great site here, thanks!

Jason Spates


Name: Bobby Sanders <>
Date: 2006-11-04
Your Hometown Brooks Alberta
URL of your Homepage
Hey nice site.

Name: Mike Armour <>
Date: 2006-10-16
Your Hometown Thornton, Lancs, UK
Arrived here via a Google search for my Great Great Grandfather (Alexander Carus JP KSG b.1842) after perusing an old family tree of the Carus family. Have met John Smith (b 1930) a few times (mostly at funerals, rather unfortunately!). Heard a story via my mother (nee Carus) that my G.G. Grandfather, as mayor of Darwen, once jumped out of a window several storeys high to demonstrate the efficacy of a new fire-fighters' safety net. I can't see the Health & Safety crowd allowing such a stunt these days!

Name: wayne beaupre <>
Date: 2006-09-20
Your Hometown ketchikan,alaska
great pics of the westbourne rig on vessy 1979..i roughnecked on that rig there that summer...thanks for the memory.

Name: Angie <>
Date: 2006-09-05
Your Hometown Alberta
Hey, great work. I really enjoyed takeing a look around.
I did see an error.
I.Parenteau who married Jack McDonald
Their kids names are ok but his name is wrong

Actually his name was Charles (Charlie) he is my G Uncle and is still Living. If you please correct the mistake that would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Mary E Tyson <>
Date: 2006-08-31
Your Hometown Hemet, CA. USA
Parents of Harriet Louise Weil Anna Elizaabeth Jones and Bernard Weil.
Parents of Wesley Lackey: Eliza Campbell and Andrew Lackey.
My family come from Harriet's line. As far back as 1755 Elijah Adams who was in the Revolutionary War.
I found your site very interesting


Name: Janelle Belland <>
Date: 2006-08-25
Your Hometown Longview, WA
Very Neat!!

Name: JoAnn Greene <>
Date: 2006-08-17
Your Hometown Morristown, Tennessee, USA
Just looking at the Lackey Family. I am a descendent of Bennie Elizabeth Lackey she was born at Mt. Sterling, North Carolina. The Lackey Children sure look a lot like your Lackeys I think my GGrandfather's name was Harrison Lackey
Well I have really enjoyed your site. Thank you JoAnn


Name: JoAnn Greene <>
Date: 2006-08-17
Your Hometown Morristown, Tennessee, USA
Just looking at the Lackey Family. I am a descendent of Bennie Elizabeth Lackey she was born at Mt. Sterling, North Carolina. The Lackey Children sure look a lot like your Lackeys I think my GGrandfather's name was Harrison Lackey
Well I have really enjoyed your site. Thank you JoAnn


Name: JoAnn Greene <>
Date: 2006-08-17
Your Hometown Morristown, Tennessee, USA
Just looking at the Lackey Family. I am a descendent of Bennie Elizabeth Lackey she was born at Mt. Sterling, North Carolina. The Lackey Children sure look a lot like your Lackeys I think my GGrandfather's name was Harrison Lackey
Well I have really enjoyed your site. Thank you JoAnn


Name: Donna Boyd <>
Date: 2006-08-12
Your Hometown Lakevale, Antigonish County NS
Very tastefully done, my son is working on a service rig and I find his stories quite interesting, will have to show him this sight. Thank you vey much.

Name: Rae Moleschi <>
Date: 2006-08-01
Your Hometown Prince George, BC
Interesting to look back on and show my son where I once worked.

Name: Tracy (Dykeman) Brannan <>
Date: 2006-07-09
Your Hometown Stoughton Massachusetts
My father's Cousin and I have been working on our family Genealogy and Emma dykeman is My Fathers Great GrandFather James Edwin Dykeman. I have found information on Emma Dykeman's family on Colchester county records. I hope all is well for your family.

Sincerely, Tracy


Name: becky smith <>
Date: 2006-07-02
Your Hometown Frankfort, IN
My maiden name was Smith and I married a Smith, I am checking your line to see if there are any tie-ins. In-laws seem to be from Virginia and North Carolina, Mine has been very diffcult, I have a Daniel Smith from Ohio, born about 1814, and haven't been able to trace him any futher. Becky Smith

Name: Marvin Peterson <>
Date: 2006-06-12
Your Hometown Airdrie, AB
Interesting photos - I was a DOT radio operator in Inuvik from 1973-75 so had lots of contact with Panarctic personnel then went back to the Artic as an Twin Otter aircraft engineer (C-GPAO) for Alcal Aviation during the cleanup years from 1989 to 1991 (approximately). If anybody knows where I can get a copy of Quest I would like to buy one.. Thanks.

Name: jesse bowler <>
Date: 2006-06-10
Your Hometown weyburn sask
Very neet pictures of drilling rigs. I am 26 &I work on rigs my self like my late grand father. My dad sells drill can say its in my blood. The oilfeild will either make you or break you.A person could write a book about wha they have done & where they have been all in the time of chasing a rig.

thanx again Jesse Bowler


Name: David Lackey <>
Date: 2006-06-08
Your Hometown Fresno,Ca.
URL of your Homepage
web site under construction.

Name: jessica <>
Date: 2006-06-08
Your Hometown Brantford
URL of your Homepage wat ever
i didn't find anything i was looking for but kool pics.

Name: Amy Banning Newman <>
Date: 2006-06-06
Your Hometown Burnaby, BC
I was looking for something on Forest Lawn and found your website – I was surprised to see the name of my friend Donald William Peck listed there. I have visited his grave many times over the years, partly because I lived a block from the cemetery until recently. I consider Donald to be my first sweetheart since we would walk around Douglas Road School at lunchtime holding hands. That’s a big deal when you are 10 years old! He was clever, funny and likeable. I think almost all of our grade 5 classmates attended his funeral. He is not forgotten.

Name: barbara martin <>
Date: 2006-05-19

Name: wayne sheridan <>
Date: 2006-05-10
Your Hometown hanna alberta
looks good

Name: Bev St Sauver <>
Date: 2006-05-03
HEllo there -
I Am happy to find you - and records for Anna Belland (sp Joseph Caplette) I am willing to provide information in exchange for your sources, etc. Impressive web site and very "searchable." THANKS!! Bev


Name: georgina price <>
Date: 2006-01-19
Your Hometown preston lancashire
I found the site very interesting,also to find relations that i did not know about.

Name: Cameron Parenteau-Longo <>
Date: 2006-01-02
Your Hometown Regina, Sk
It was neat to see the PARENTEAU family up on there. The descendants from Jean Parenteau dit Lafontaine and so where my great great great great great grandfather Joseph Victor Parenteau, born in 1776 Quebec and came to Manitoba and married Suzanne Crie Richard, a Metis woman...and from then on, there are thousands upon thousands of descendants...many of Aborigional blood.

I am hoping to have a PARENTEAU reunion in Summer of 2007 in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the descendants of Pierre Josue Parenteau and Virginie Chartrand, who were married in 1898 in and around Duck Bay, Manitoba.

Cameron Parenteau-Longo


Name: Cynthia Ann Mixon Beam <>
Date: 2005-12-31
Your Hometown JonasRidge ,NC
I really like the way this site is set up. Everything is so easy to find.Good Luck. If I can be of assistance,just e-mail me.

Name: Shelley Antonation <>
Date: 2005-12-26
Your Hometown Brandon, MB
Thank you so much for your pictures of Rea Point, NWT. My father was Morris Antonation, one of the 32 men killed on October 30, 1974 on the Pan Arctic Electra Crash. In memory of these men who lost their lives. Thanks again.

Name: Kelly Pitt <>
Date: 2005-11-25
Your Hometown Calgary
Cool Brings back a lot of menories

Name: Cam MacDonald <>
Date: 2005-11-24
Your Hometown Rabbit Lake, SK
You have some great pictures here. I worked for United Geophysical on Melville and area in 1980 and 81. I'll send some pictures if you want them. ( AS soon as I can find them )

Name: Terry Boos <>
Date: 2005-11-24
Came across your web site and it scared the crap out me, but had to say hello anyway. Its been awhile. Hope everythings ok in Chase.


Name: Jack Dale <>
Date: 2005-09-19
Your Hometown Cairns Queensland australia
Hi, Don, I was a flight engineer on CF-PAB and CF-PAK, the L-188 Lockheed Electras from 1972 to 1974.I worked on the twin otters prior to the Panarctic take-over of the Electras.We must have crossed paths along the way. I moved to Australia in Aug. of 1974 just before the crash of CF-PAB.

Came across your website by a fluke! It is a great reminder of the past.Cheersw, Jack Dale.


Name: Greg Cairns <>
Date: 2005-08-13
Your Hometown Cornwall P.E.I
awsome web pages wicket to see all the old rig equipenmt and the old wells that are probly still used today.Funny that the old service rig looks near the same as the one i spend the winters on out there lol. Awsome page hope that more people would post pics like at

Name: Chris Schindelka <>
Date: 2005-08-10
Your Hometown Edmonton, Alberta
It was a great experience from 1975-1978 working with great people at Rea Point. Most of my time was spent working with Dean Spates and crew as fuelman and loader operator. But Don Smith,Ed Bujak,John Mankow and Truls Lund were my foreman also. John Legris and John Murdoch(the other loader operators) took care of this 17 year old kid who didn't know a thing. The pictures bring back good memories of a rough but beautiful land that I miss and would love to see again.

Thanks Don Smith,

Chris Schindelka


Name: Dan faurie <>
Date: 2005-07-22
Your Hometown Bordeaux, France
I just sent you an email directly but thought I sign your guest book as well. I worked offshore Ellef Ringnes island starting the winter of 1973. Your oilfield pictures bring back a lot of memories, happy ones and also sad ones. I must say that over there, in the Arctic, I have met the best people I will ever meet in my life. Sadly some did not come back. Wonderful web site if you ever close it please contact me I would love to have some of these pictures. If youwant some of of mine please let me klnow. I will have to have them scanned and will be glad to send them to you.


Name: Denise Lavallee Hoekstra <>
Date: 2005-06-15
Your Hometown Ottawa, Ontario
Hi Don, Some interesting photo's. My dad and my Uncle worked the rigs out of Estevan. My uncle, Buck Dunn, has told me some wild stories about drillers and roughnecks. I like to think that the men were stronger than the steel they were sinking.

Name: Terry Weatherbe <>
Date: 2005-06-12
Your Hometown Edmonton, Alberta
What special memories this site brings back! I was medic at Rea Point in 1974 and only through a fluke change of posting did I avoid returning from Calgary on PAB. Instead, I became a part of the official Crash Recovery team the following day. I lost al ot of friends and some former patients on that day and it is something that will stay in my mind forever.Happier times were spent flying out of Rea Point to visit patients in the outer islands, usually with my good friend, Twin Otter pilot Clair Webb. Have lost track of him over the years and would love to find him again. Thanks again for the great memories (and the not so great.)

Name: Captain Retired Bud Husband <jana&amp;>
Date: 2005-05-19
Your Hometown Cobble Hill B.C.
Flew the Arctic for many years. Military (RCAF), Pacific Western Airlines. Was in and out of Rea Point with DC-4, Herc, Electra, B727 & B737 from 1969 to 1976. Marsh Mariacci was my best friend from 1960 until his death. He was my lead Radio Officer on 407 M/P Sqdn in Comox. I was his flight instructor for pilot training. He was a top notch pilot, as he was in all he undertook. Many memories from the High Arctic Adventures with Pan Arctic and P.W.A.--- What a great team, Too bad it was ended. Bud Husband

Date: 2005-05-03
Your Hometown AS OF 98 KAMLOOPS BC

Name: J.E. Smith <>
Date: 2005-05-03
Your Hometown Nanoose Bay B.C.
Was in Rae Point when it first stared An Engineer with PWA on Hercs DC4 D6
Electra Saw Rae Point too many Times


Name: Wray Tsuji <>
Date: 2005-05-03
Your Hometown Edmonton, AB
Hi Don,
Really enjoying your webpage and the memories. I flew north out of Calgary on International JetAir's (IJA)Electras in 1971 & 1972, and I remember how cold every place was as soon as we stepped out of the plane. I guess that is why I didn't get around to taking any photos during the turnarounds, and why I am enjoying yours. I was also a crew chief at Moore Aviation (which became IJA) in 1967-1968 when we installed the autopilot in CF-PAT, the first autopilot installation in a Twin Otter. I used to work & fly with Dave Hatton, who was the First Officer on PAB when it went through the ice. In fact, his Volvo was parked in my yard in Lethbridge when he went north.


Name: Kimberly Smoker <>
Date: 2005-04-17
Your Hometown Nanaimo, BC
Hello! Just so you know, you have J. K. SWIFT and Sharon being the parents of Luke. So you know, James and Camille (James second wife) are the parents of Luke. Also, they now have a daughter Alexandria.

I thought this might be helpful,

Thank you,



Name: Kimberly Smoker <>
Date: 2005-04-17
Your Hometown Nanaimo, BC
Hello! This is a fascinating page! I have found myself (born Kimberly Louise Wiebe--only one "e" in Kimberly!) and I have found my brothers and sister and my father and my mother! This is so very cool. All of us Wiebe children think so (so you know!) If you would like more information about my husband's family, if it is relevant to your tree, I can provide it! Thank you for doing this; it is wonderful to be able to look into one's past in such a way.

Name: Rene Truber <>
Date: 2005-04-16
Your Hometown Graz/Austria
Our family roots go back until Primus Truber in 1508


Name: Sarah Gaillard Peck <>
Date: 2005-03-02
Your Hometown Frederick, MD
Deacon Paul Peck m. Martha HALE In 1757 Samuel3 m. Ruth HOPKINS in CT. My paternal ggrandfather ran a hotel in Saratoga Springs NY. His cousin have ancestors married in Baldwinsville NY, born in Lysander NY.Love how you have used Reunion to create your web page. An inspiration for the future.

Name: v ernon myers <>
Date: 2005-02-22
Your Hometown salmon arm
Don, you work with my dad, Elton Myers, he talked about the arctic all the time, dad past away 3 years ago, great site brought back good memories.

Name: Angie Hague <>
Date: 2005-01-30
Your Hometown Grande Prairie

My husband and I visited this site looking for anything related to my grandfather, Wally Kuysters. He worked for Panarctic Oil in the early 70's and worked in Ellesmere Island I believe. My grandmother just gave us his old parka that he used to wear there and we became interested in what he was doing there. My husband works in the oil field now and would really like to hear from anyone who knew Grandpa. He was such a friendly and outgoing person, that someone out there has to remember him. We would love to hear from you....

Keith and Angie Hague


Name: Betty LaPalme Hamilton <>
Date: 2005-01-15
Your Hometown North Attleboro, MA
Great site! I enjoyed browsing. I descend from the Belland family. I thought my grandfather George B Belland,descending Joseph(Jan 11, 1804), Joseph Francois (Aug 14, 1176), Louis(July 10, 1750), Jean Baptiste(1711,Neuville) and Mathurin (Mar 25, 1678)Beland- tried to Americanize his name by spelling it with 2 ll's. Now I find there are lots of Bellands- most out in the northwest. Grandfather George worked on the railroad. His family came from Canada to Rutland, VT and then on to Massachusetts. He had 5 daughters and 2 sons. Son Arthur died of TB at the age of 30 and never married. Son George I can't find any information on. So I feel the Belland family name died out with this generation.

Name: Duane Fiorini <>
Date: 2005-01-07
Your Hometown Durango, Colorado USA
Very nice! Enjoyed the photos of the wolves, foxes and bears. Have made a couple of trips to Northern Canada..once to Great Bear Lake, summertime...Kasba Lake and into the Yukon and BC a few a lot of arctic books, enjoy the country immensely..enjoy fly fishing. Thanks!

Duane Fiorini


Name: Darren Rogers <>
Date: 2004-12-20
Your Hometown Calgary
Hi Don,
My name is Darren Rogers. I was a Twin Otter co-pilot from 1981 to 1984 for Pan Arctic. I am now Boeing 737 Captain for Aloha Airlines in Honolulu. My stepdad Spike Sheret was a Herc Captain for PWA from mid 70's to mid 80's. You probably met him. He was involved in many of Pan Arctic's rig moves and other operations. I think I remember you, but I was trying to remember what your job designation was. I have lots of pictures in my archives, mainly aviation related. I flew Chas Heatherington on their annual Arctic Char fishing expeditions two summers. It was a memorable time in my life, it's great you have a web site to reference the good old days. I'll try and e-mail you some photos.
Regards: Darren Rogers


Name: Nick James <>
Date: 2004-12-15
Your Hometown Chalfont St Giles, England
I am related to the James family that lived in Westminster Rd, Liverpool.
My grandfather was James Hawkesworth James and my father Austin. I am trying to track what happened to my father's sister - Gabby. I think she moved to Canada.


Name: Terry Lamb <>
Date: 2004-12-03
Your Hometown White Rock, B.C.
Thanks for the great pictures Don! I worked at Rea Point as a pilot on the PWA Hercules and also the 727 and 737. It is amazing what was accompished in that environment by a very dedicated group of men.

Name: Ken Machell <>
Date: 2004-11-26
Your Hometown Red Deer
Great pictures of the Arctic islands, the camps, the equipment, and the men. I was working on Adeco Rig 4 in 74 when the plane crash occurred. I had stayed home an extra week to attend a friends wedding and missed the plane ride that killed my whole crew ( and others ). I enjoyed the work in the harsh environment in the Arctic, but couldn't return after the crash.
I have some pictures hidden somewheres of that time, if I can find them I'll scan them and send them to you.
Thanks for setting this site up - it was great to see the photos.


Name: john shindelka <>
Date: 2004-11-05
Your Hometown edmonton
30 years ago this last Oct. 30th was the anniversary of the Electra crash; the plane I didn't get on as I was visiting in BC. I wouldn't have been able to make it back in time to catch the flight north, so all my family had assumed I was on the plane. My mom and I relived her thoughts of that day as if it was yesterday.Funny how some memories stay real.

Name: Pauline Braaksma <>
Date: 2004-10-29
Your Hometown Clearwater, B.C.
One more thing of interest I have noticed. The name of Mike Yacyshen comes up as family name . How is he related? My father , Michael Ewanyshyn 's mother's maiden name was Yacyshyn or Yacyshen . Her first name was Pauline and she had a brother Michael also. The family was originally from Ukraine but settled in Manitoba in the early 1900's and then went on to Saskatchewan in 1906. Small world!

Name: Pauline Braaksma <>
Date: 2004-10-29
Your Hometown Clearwater, B.C.
P.S. I think this a great site . Sure wish I had the talent , patience and energy to do something like this for my family some day. This has been an inspiration!! Say hello to Paulette and Carol for me , please. I believe Paulette met my brother Dan in town a while back.

Name: Pauline Braaksma <>
Date: 2004-10-29
Your Hometown Clearwater
Just stumbled across you family site. Fondly remember neighbours and friends ,the Peck family of Hardwick Street in Bby. in the 1950's. I lived done the street . There was a bunch of us! Carol and Paulette may remember the Ewanyshyn Family. Strange to see you are in Chase , as that is were my family...parents ended up We moved there in 1959. My parents owned a big old house down by the S.Thompson River at the end of Aylmer road!!! The family just sold it recently .

Name: Kent Mac Dougall <>
Date: 2004-10-23
Your Hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hi Don,
Enjoyed looking at your photo's, that is one thing I wish I had done when
I was working up their.
I don't know if you remember, but I worked for Panarctic from 1978-1980(and with Dome Pete from 1975-1978,in Inuvik) flying the Twin Otters.
We now live in Winnipeg, after leaving PanArctic i went to work for Air Canada flying the Airbus 319,320 & 321 out of Winnipeg.
I can not belive that was 26 years ago.


Name: ray winters <>
Date: 2004-10-22
Your Hometown fort yates, north dakota
my grandmother's name was esther belland, her father's name was charles, his
father was henri. i've found a family of the name belland who settled in the
vicinity of thunder bay, ontario around 1840's. from there the name trails
westward, descendants with the surname of belland have surfaced in northern
minnesota on the ojibway white earth reservation and also around the spirit
lake sioux reservation in northeastern dakota territory. it was at spirit lake
my grandmother was born.


Name: j.r.slaybaugh <>
Date: 2004-09-21
Your Hometown clovis,ca.
I pulled my first slips at 15 and the slips weighed almost more than me.
Roughnecked and drove boomtrucks in Venezuela and U.S.
Retired recently and happy to do so.Enjoyed the pic's.
Lot's of good memories. thanks- j.s.


Name: Jamie Moira MacPherson-MacDonald <>
Date: 2004-09-19
Your Hometown North Lancaster
URL of your Homepage
I came upon your tree when my name popped up as one of your sources in a google search.On further examination I see I connect to quite a few people in your tree.Catherine MacDonald,plus all the MacPhersons and quite a few of the Bethunes.
Fantastic site!Catherine MacDonald is my 2nd greatgrand Aunt.Her daughter Isabella was married to my greatgrand Uncle Findlay MacPherson.


Name: Jamie Moira MacPherson-MacDonald <>
Date: 2004-09-19
Your Hometown North Lancaster
URL of your Homepage
I came upon your tree when my name popped up as one of your sources in a google search.On further examination I see I connect to quite a few people in your tree.Catherine MacDonald,plus all the MacPhersons and quite a few of the Bethunes.
Fantastic site!Catherine MacDonald is my 2nd greatgrand Aunt.Her daughter Isabella was married to my greatgrand Uncle Findlay MacPherson.


Name: Paul Borzyak <>
Date: 2004-09-17
Your Hometown Melbourne, Australia
Dear Sir,
I found some reference to "Simon Borziak" and also E.Borziak on your site.
My family name is "Borzyak" which sounds the same in Ukrainian as "Borziak".
I know that all "Borzyaks/Borziaks" come from Ukraine and from particular place in Ukraine ( city of Zolotonosha, Kremenchug area )
The only information I have for the name "Simon ( Simeon) Borziak is that this person was born in 1867 and had 3 brothers ( Grigory, Ivan, Feodor ).
He had five sons ( Pavlo, which is my granddad, Mikola, Ivan, Simeon, Dmitro )
Simeon's father - Ivan, was born in 1819. He was a military officer, served in some Lancers Regiment, Russian army.

Unfortunately, I don't have any information on women, as my family tree only displays mens names.
If you could give me any information on "Simon Borziak" and "E.Borziak", I will be very grateful.

My intention is pure curiosity and I am trying to complete the family tree.
Paul Borzyak
Melbourne, Australia


Name: Frank Wright <>
Date: 2004-08-25
Your Hometown Grande Prairie AB
Brings back memories of growing up during the oil boom around Swift Current in the 1950's and 60's!

Name: Garry Weyman <>
Date: 2004-08-25
Your Hometown Sundre, Alberta
Hi Don:

Great web site. Enjoyed the Arctic pictures and brought back lots of memories for me. If you remember I was the Flight Engineer on PAB the night that we impacted the ice at Rae Point. Thank you for some super pictures. Keep up yhe good work.
Garry Weyman


Name: Rhonda Failing <>
Date: 2004-08-12
Your Hometown owensboro ky
i am trying to find my familytree and i am not geting vary far on my one any help would be vary nice. My grand father is Edward failing his brother is Jason failing there mothers madin name was mathewes i think that is how it is spelled am not shour.

Name: deborah colgate <>
Date: 2004-08-10
Your Hometown whitman,mass
hi don...this is quite the site...i came apon it looking for info on my grandfathers family on my moms side...his name is walter smith...he has some seminole indian in him.....i know its a long short but if you have any info, would love to see it....he lived in bridgewater ,mass...died in 1966 when i was 10....he married mary brown a nd they had 6 children...gertrude,walter,mary,agnes,beatrice,gloria...also my first marriage was to a wesley bethune, which the bethune name was another one i came across on your site, they were also from canada...his father was arthur edward bethune , he was one of 13 children...arthur had a brother named percy bethune...any info would be welcomed...this was interesting thank you...deborah colgate

Name: aleoko <>
Date: 2004-08-04
Your Hometown Szczecin
URL of your Homepage
Congratulations for you. Your site looks great. Good luck with your site ! I enjoyed the visit good stuff

Name: Donna Lackey <>
Date: 2004-07-23
Your Hometown Cartersville, GA
I was surfing the internet looking for the Lackey family crest. We have recently started making wine as a hobby and wanted the crest for the wine label. Thought I would sign your guestbook.

Name: Denise Delander <>
Date: 2004-07-07
Your Hometown Maple Grove, MN
Hi Don,
I came across your site while searching for info on the Neveux and Lavallee families. These are my husband's ancestors. I found your entry for Celeste Lavallee married to Joseph Neveux. You list children according to the 1880 census. In the 1900 census there are 4 additional children, Christine (b Nov 1882), Paul (b Oct 1884), Annie (b Dec 1886) and Geneva (Mar 1893). The 1900 census also shows that Celest had 10 children total of which only 6 were still living. Paul Neveux married Agnes Docherty and they had a daughter Grace who is my husband's grandmother. I purchased copies of death certificates for Joseph and Celest and they state that they were buried in Forest Lake. If I find there gravesites, I will take pictures and email them to you.


Denise Delander


Name: David Lamb <>
Date: 2004-06-13
Your Hometown Edmonton Alberta
Impressive site, Don.

I'm tracing a french-canadian ancestor I've just learned of, and it looks like she's descended from the Louis Banville and Marie Boudeau marriage you have on your tree from the mid 1700's.


Date: 2004-04-13
Your Hometown JONESBORO,AR

Name: Mugu Larry <>
Date: 2004-03-30
Your Hometown LA
Cant find john smith . good site I dey here o

Name: JoEllen LeVitre <>
Date: 2004-03-28
Your Hometown Minneapolis
Hello, I came across your site while researching my family. My great-great-great grandparents were Catherine Letendre and Antoine LeVitre. JoEllen LeVitre

Name: Mikki taylor <>
Date: 2004-03-15
Your Hometown Belpre, Ohio
URL of your Homepage none
What a wonderful site!
I came across.
Looking for a Mary Elizabeth Taylor Peck born Oct. 26, 1862
she married George Peck born Nov. 10, 1855
together they had three children that I no of
Thomas, Sarah and Ellen.
George's parents were Sarah and William.
all from Ontario, Canada
did'nt find them but it was fun looking.
mikki from Ohio


Name: Ted Mudge <>
Date: 2004-03-10
Your Hometown Southern California
I've stopped by your homepage around a half dozen times, in the past week or so, while I have been browsing around & looking at various genealogy homepages. I particularly like the graphics that you have. So I went to the DreamCatchers site & downloaded that same set of graphics. I want to give them credit for their work, but their homepage & email address have both suddenly disappeared. 'Too bad, as they have some really nice stuff. If you discover that they have a valid new address, please let me know, so that I can give credit. Thanks. (Nice homepage, by the way.)

Name: sherwood <>
Date: 2004-03-09
Your Hometown
URL of your Homepage
i didn't find any sherwood in here.

Name: Cindy <cindaberry1@yahoo>
Date: 2004-03-04
Your Hometown Brockway, Pa
Hello I found Your history very interesting.
I myself am also from a family of Smiths But I think a different one
on my mothers side. But, I'm having no luck finding anything on them
Thank you for shareing this with me
Cindy Steele


Name: Ken Ryalls Jr. <>
Date: 2004-02-29
Your Hometown Saskatoon Sask.
Hello Don, I just came upon your website this eve! I gave dad a call and I see he's posted on your guest book before I could get there! It was incredible seeing the old pictures of the Arctic and Rea Pt. I was looking on the internet for pictures of Pond Inlet, as I had just yesterday called my old friend Jesse Nuturak, who lives in Pond still. Looking back on those days in the Arctic, one realizes what an incredible experience it really was! I wish I would have appreciated it more when I was there, instead of just wishing and waiting to "go south"!
I remember well, all of the pictures you were always taking when we worked up there, ( I think I even have a couple) and I'm certainly grateful you put together this great website. Has anyone ever talked of planning a "reunion" of all the guys that used to work up there?? I'd certainly be interested in being at that one!!! All the best, and I hope to hear from some of the old crew from Rea Pt.! Ken


Name: Ken B. Ryalls <>
Date: 2004-02-29
Your Hometown 13504-136 Ave Edmonton AB.
Hi Don , long time no see. Where are you living now ? I would sure like to
see you again, and talk about our Arctic experiences.


Name: alison smith <>
Date: 2004-02-28
Your Hometown Sydney Australia
Thanks for the journey. I was looking for my fathers auntie may from blackburn and any other members of the family long since forgotten. I am not sure of auntie may's surname. Too many smiths in Blackburn to track the rest down.

Name: Suzanne Lackey Vaughn <>
Date: 2004-02-04
Your Hometown Hardwick, MA
What a wonderful site!
I have only begun to try to piece together my largely missing Lackey family. My father was Pierce Eubanks Lackey, Jr., his father was Sr. I recall as a small child a Hecht S. Lackey putting together an extensive record (in bound book form no less,) of the (my) Lackey family. Unfortunately the record is among the many missing artifacts of my childhood. I do know that Pierce E. Lackey, Sr. was possibly mayor of Paducah, KY at one time, and Hecht S. Lackey may also have been involved in McCracken County KY politics. Beyond that, I am in the dark. Would love to know if my Lackeys are related to you, or if any other Lackeys out there share the Pierce-and-Hecht connection.
Best wishes,
Suzanne Lackey Vaughn


Name: steve cooney <>
Date: 2004-01-21
Your Hometown smiths falls ont
worked in the patch lloyd minster area from 1977 to 1986 .

Name: Lisa <>
Date: 2004-01-15
Your Hometown Cleveland
You are missing many people from Canada that are descended from the Kittson and Waddin/Bethune lines. ALso - Dr. Henry Norman Bethune is descended from Rev. John Bethune. Rev. John Bethune was born in 1751 in Skye, was educated at King's College in Aberdeen and came to @ Goldsborough, North Carolina in 1773 and was taken prisoner by British soldiers for 2 years after being part of an uprising of a Scottish Highlanders. He moved to Canada and was married to Veronque Waddin, daughter of a Swiss Professor of Berne University. He built the first Presbyterian Church in Montreal and later lived in Williamstown. He died in September 1815 and his wife died in 1846 in Montreal. They had 9 children. The fourth of 9 children was Norman Bethune, born March 8th, 1789, in Montreal.He married at Sorel, Quebec, to Margaret Kittson. He died July 27, 1848, aged 59 yrs. He had been a merchant, Queens Auctioneer, and a colonel in the 1st regiment, Montreal 1837-38. He had 6 children.

I have a few pages more of information but this should help until I can send you the rest - Lisa (my grandmother was a Bethune descendant of Rev. John. There are many living descendants in Ontario, Quebec, Oregon, and Ohio.


Name: Ashlee <>
Date: 2003-12-29
Your Hometown Midland, MI
Hi! I thought your page was very interesting! I found it while I was at researching some of my family history starting at David Lake and Alice Backster (back in 1500s). Just to be sure if it was really the same David Lake and Alice Backster, I compared my grandmother's census sheets and David and Alice's children matched up with the members in my direct line (Thomas Lake, then Gershom Lake, then Asa Lake, etc.) My grandmother's maiden name was Lake, too.

Name: Gary <>
Date: 2003-11-28
Your Hometown Fraser Island Australia
URL of your Homepage
Thanks for this web site. I found what I was looking for. I'll be back.

Name: Lyle Richards <patnlyle@shaw>
Date: 2003-11-23
Your Hometown Red Deer AB
Hi Don;

Great site and thanks. I was a welder stationed out of Rea the winter of 79 and the summer of 1980. You got some of faverite memories capruted here. My memories are a little fussy. but when I saw the Rea Point Hilton just as remembered it. That was very cool. I'sorry, I can't say I remember you, but if you were yard foreman, I must of had to work for ya. I remember Mankuso(sp?). The ledgend was they nearly named Rea after him because he came up on one of the Cat trains.


Date: 2003-11-13

Name: john shindelka <>
Date: 2003-10-19
Your Hometown edmonton
There was to my knowledge 2 people that didn't make the ill fated Electra plane trip to Rea Point. One was a fellow that got bumped at the Wescan Terminal and myself who needed a week more in time off. My brother in laws, Ed Sidor and Kelly Macgregor; who were in Rea Point awaiting the flight; were quite relieved to know that I didn't get on the plane that day. As well Ed Sidor was supposed to be coming south and we didn,t know much about him either. I lost a lot of buddies too. John Shindelka, Edmonton, AB

Name: Brian Walters <>
Date: 2003-10-08
Your Hometown Lloydminster
I remember your name as we shipped materials to you from Wescan Terminal at the Edm Int'l Airport. I was one of the aircraft loaders. We loaded PAB, PAK and a few hercs in between. For me this was from '72 to '76. I was to Rea Point a couple of times and once up to Eureka, near the north pole. I will never forget those trips.
I moved over the the 'Delta after working for PanArctic and working in Tuk for Dome. This was alos very memorable.
Thankyou for the effort to put this together. I found this site a month ago.
Best Regards,
Brian Walters.


Name: Roger Peck <>
Date: 2003-10-03
Your Hometown Bunker Hill, Kansas

Looking for information about Great-grandfather George S. Peck from New York
birth-date @1844


Name: Dana Hyshka <>
Date: 2003-09-26
Your Hometown Chilliwack. B.C.
looking for any Hyshka's

Name: me <nunya>
Date: 2003-09-10
Your Hometown nunya
hey hey there i came here for home work but it did not help me i got this site from google!!

Name: Tracy Ullum <>
Date: 2003-08-06
Your Hometown Checotah Ok.
Your site is very nice I'm Looking for George Washington smith, lucretia Smith, Margret Pierce. any info would be greatful and thankful. Thank you Tracy Ullum

Name: shirley <>
Date: 2003-08-01
Your Hometown minnesota
Hi, I say the name of albert harron, listed in your family, and wondering if it is the same harron, from ontario, canada. I am trying to trace my family, (harron) and my grandfather had a brother named albert. thank you, shirley

Name: Wanda Powell <>
Date: 2003-08-01
Your Hometown Searsmont
Enjoyed but nothing on the Fraser family names I'm looking for they seem to be a mystery

Name: J.lackey <>
Date: 2003-07-26
Your Hometown columbus,mississippi

Name: Ms Bobbie Smith Leschingski <>
Date: 2003-07-20
Your Hometown Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas
URL of your Homepage None
New email address. Still searching for g-grandfather, Nip, N.W., Napoleon W. Smith, b. abt. 1835 in Ala. d. 1905 in Fannin Cty, Tx. Married Malvina Barrow in Mississippi in Apr 1865. I wonder if I will ever find what his parents' names
are, it's been some 20 years and I'm just stuck at Nip.
Thanks for your site, I find I just enjoy reading the comments from such a vast area. It's like I'm traveling there. Good Luck to all Smiths in their quests.


Name: Monique Belland <>
Date: 2003-07-20
Your Hometown St. Albert Alberta Canada
I found many Bellands on your web page who resided in the areas of Edmonton Westlock and Morrnville Alberta Canada. This is where much of my Fathers (Louis)relatives lives(lived). I was born Jan 27, 1982. (I also have 2 brothers), my father was born in Edmonton Oct 27, 1957 from Andre and Denis Belland of Edmonton. His Grandparents on his fathers side were Louis and Noelle Belland. If you have any more information or are interested in any more information from me please e-mail me. Thank-you

Name: chris <>
Date: 2003-07-04
Your Hometown sudbury
uncle don and paulette
have a good move.
nephew chris


Name: Terry Jesudason <>
Date: 2003-06-30
Your Hometown Trail, BC
Hi Don, Thanks for your great site. I have lived in Resolute since 1975 and was great friends with Lynn and Don Connelly so it was wonderful to see his picture in Chapter 2. I heard about your site from his daughter. It brought back lots or memories seeing the pictures and although I never went over to Rae Point, we were always very much aware of all the goings on in the industry during those hectic times and we did burn the crude in our community power generating station here for a while. I think it came from Cameron Island. I'll be leaving Resolute for good in Sept. - time to move south after 33 years in this marvelous High Arctic. Thanks for sharing your memories. Best regards, Terry

Name: Dena Leader <>
Date: 2003-06-18
Your Hometown Ada, Ok. 74820
I am trying to find a Don Smith that was raised in Wetumka,Ok: My sister Opal Yates, was engaged to marry Don Smith in 1949.
She would like to find out about him.


Name: Marjorie McQuay <>
Date: 2003-06-07
Your Hometown Barrie, Ontario
Since placing a message on this site last Nov., I have been in contact with my great uncle's daughter, Mary Cameron Murdock in Eugene, Oregon. It would not have been possible without someone who knows Mary seeing the message and contacting me. This just goes to show what a great tool the internet and family genealogy sites are.

Name: doug moston <>
Date: 2003-06-03
Your Hometown calgary,alberta
URL of your Homepage http://www
Its been many years that I have thought about up there and with all the stories from the men and women it would rival the encyclopedia in size.

Name: Kelly Thomas <>
Date: 2003-05-13
Your Hometown Peterborough, UK
Hi, I'm currently researching the Peck line in Wix in Essex England in the early 1900's. Interesting to see what information you have on the Peck Line.


Name: Lola (Smith) Angell <>
Date: 2003-05-12
Your Hometown Kellogg, IA
URL of your Homepage none
Don: Super website. I have been wondering what Reunion would look like, as that is what I use. Nothing but "Mac's" for me. It's so easy to go from one page to another, even though I didn't find my GGrandfather, William G. (Gordon?) Smith b. 1831 somewhere in PA. He married Catherine Logan b. 1831 in McDonough County, IL.

They had six children:

James Lockhart Smith b.30 Jun1859, d. 1910 in IA (my Grandfather)
Samuel W. Smith b. abt 1863
Mary P. Smith b. abt 1866
William T. Smith b. abt 1868
Ralph E. Smith b. 15 Sep 1870 in MO d. 1949 in MO
Emma Catherine Smith b. 10 Oct 1874 in MO

Thanks for the wonderful site, I will be back to visit again.



Name: Rob Wilson <>
Date: 2003-05-08
Your Hometown Lethbridge
URL of your Homepage
Great pictures Don! I was casually looking for Panarctic Info on the crash of '74. My brother and I were on duty at Rea Point that night, and were the first to find the crash site. Both of us went in the water over our heads looking for survivors at the edge of the hole in the ice. We found several. (They didn't make it in all the confusion. I knew the survivors quite well.) I was up there longer than my brother, and had worked at all the sites you have pictures of. You only mentioned the crash once... at the memorial. I didn't even know about that. I was fuelman... unloaded the tanker 3 times; equipment operator... ran the 966's pictured at Rea Point; labourer... my first job was unloading a Hercules during a rig move at Egglington Island.. the ice strip. I have some pictures... all about the same colour at yours... but not nearly so many, and not so well documented. Great job. Brought back a lot of memories.. good and bad.

I was the first man up the air stairs when Panarctic replaced PAB with the leased 727... and welcomed the first female stewardess into the arctic. I remember she was quite beautiful... but I had been in for 3 weeks by then!!!

I'm sending your link to my brother. I'm surprised I don't remember you. We were at the same place for a long time. I remember 'Bryce'. And a big Ukrainian forman named Don I think.. who flipped out at the wreck during rescue operations. He wasn't all that popular. He made us shovel out pipe racks on New Years eve in '73 after a big blizzard had covered them... as you say.. under a dozen feet of packed snow - just to keep us busy.

I wish I had taken a lot more pictures. That was a unique time in our lives, andn in the history of oil exploration. I will use yours. If you have to shut down the website for any reason, I would really appreciate hearing from you so I can grab copies of your pictures.



Name: Marge Rogers <>
Date: 2003-04-30
Your Hometown Sonora,CA
Great list--wish you had my Salmon and Anna Peck-- oh well!

Name: Michelle <>
Date: 2003-04-15
Your Hometown Edmonton
Just wanted to say that I did fieldwork on Melville Island last summer. Its strange to see pictures of Rea Point with all the buildings....all that's left now is the airstrip and a weather station. But otherwise it looks the same as it did 20 years ago.

Date: 2003-04-13
Your Hometown ELON, N.C.

Name: Lois Bett <>
Date: 2003-03-18
Your Hometown KAMLOOPS


Name: Timmy Proudfoot <>
Date: 2003-03-14
Your Hometown Gabriola Island, B.C.
What a thrill to view your site and see a picture of my brother Don Connelly in Arctic experiences. Donald passed away on January 18th, 2000. He had wonderful experiences in the Arctic.

Name: Pam Lowe (Connelly) <>
Date: 2003-03-14
Your Hometown Halifax N.S.
I really enjoyed your Panarctic memories. It was a very pleasant surprise to see a picture of my Dad,(Don Connelly) In one of your sea-lift photos. It is a real treat to see a picture of Dad that I didn't know existed. Unfortunately
he passed away in Jan 2000, I know he would have enjoyed the site. He loved
the time he spent with Panarctic, the people, the location and the challenge that came with oil exploration in the north.

Thanks again. Pam.


Name: Carol Swinehart Swanson <>
Date: 2003-02-26
Your Hometown Sacramento, Califonria
I was looking for Barbara Allspach and Johan George Swinehart. My ancestor is their child Benjamin. He was born after Johan George died. I am also doing research on my husbands side in Smithville, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.

Name: george lackey <>
Date: 2003-02-01
Your Hometown ilderton ontario Canada
URL of your Homepage N/A
Looking for info. on logan family name which is known to include references to Lackey and copperthwaite names which are parent and grandparent names

Name: francis h belland jr <>
Date: 2003-01-31
Your Hometown debary fl
URL of your Homepage
What information do you have on the belland family that can tie my grandfather in?

I'm looking for my grandfather parents.
This is the only information I have from my father.

We found information on my grandfather but someone put he was born in PHILA as well as his children, but my father and relatives tell me he was

Either born in Canada or NASHUA N.H. My aunts, children of my grandfather tell me they were all born in NASHUA N.H.

My Father, Francis H Belland, Sr. was born in Phila Penna, he was from a family of four (Betty, Agnes, Edward, Francis).

We believe my Grandfather EDWARD JOHN BELLAND (aka John Edward Belland) (born June 06, 1881, was listed as (June 4, 1881) was born somewhere in ST JEAN BAPTISTE SOCIETE NASHUA N.H THIS IS PLACE WHERE my father Francis h. belland, sr. said he WAS BORN and raised sometime in his early life is a French Monastery or mission.

EDWARD JOHN BELLAND aka John Edward Belland, died in New Jersey buried in PHILA), USA. died on June 10, 1971, in Cape May County, NJ, buried on June 14, 1971, at Holy Sepulchre in Philadelphia. he was Living with Daughter AGNES M. FEHN nee BELLAND Ocean City, New Jersey (married name Agnes FEHN).

some say he was born in the Alsace Lorraine region and immigrated to Montreal or Quebec, and was maybe educated by the Chippewa Indians in Quebec area. He was a farmer then carpenter --worked on the Boston-Maine Railroad, then worked on the Reading Railroad --bringing him to Philadelphia.

JOHN BELLAND (aka John Edward Belland) married MARTINA AGNES AICHER Abt. 1905 (married 05/05/1905).

If you can point me to a source to provide good information. You have my respect forever.

Thank you for any assistance.

Francis h belland, jr.


Name: Darrell Allen Peck <>
Date: 2003-01-26
Your Hometown Potosi,Mo.
URL of your Homepage
Looking for ancesters.

Name: Robert Lackey <>
Date: 2003-01-11
Your Hometown Corvallis, Oregon, USA
b. May 18, 1944

Name: Jeff Swain <>
Date: 2003-01-02
Your Hometown Witless Bay, Newfoundland
Hi Don,

Great website. As a young mechanical/drilling engineer in the oilfield I hadn't realized that so many holes were drilled so far north. Your pics are very informative of what it was like to live and work up there. And here I thought I had it bad when I worked on the Swamp Barges in Louisiana with Schlumberger. The Arctic seems to be having a little revival now. I guess everyone is trying to secure gas reserves for a new Mackenzie Valley pipeline. I am currently working out of Calgary and we are designing drilling facilities and performing feasibility studies for new exploration programs located in the Beaufort Sea. I doubt however that they will drill as far north as you guys did years ago.


Name: Richard Grynas <>
Date: 2002-12-31
Your Hometown Edmonton
December 31, 2002

Hello Don!

I was searching the net for pictures of Electras for a presentation I am scheduled to give to a friend's club in Edmonton. The topic being my aviation experiences. A search on "panarctic oils" yielded a link to a site by one Don Smith. Since there can't be that many Don Smiths in the world linked to Panarctic Oils I knew it had to be you. I've just spent the last hour looking with great enjoyment at all of your pictures, taking the time to explain them to my wife as she looked over my shoulder. It brought back a lot of very fond memories. Thank you for taking the time to put these things together.

I'm still flying. After Panarctic, Gerry Murphy and I spent a summer working for LIAT based in Antigua. I always think of Antigua as the time I flew a Twin Otter while wearing shoes! From 1987 to 1989 I worked for Brooker Wheaton in Edmonton. My neatest trip with them was when we flew Gray Alexander and Tom McPike to Resolute in the Lear. Gary Hansen picked them up in PAO and took them to Cameron Island while I hung around at Narwahl with Jim Wendlegas and Ralph Pendry. In 1990 I snagged a job in France as an F/O on an F-28 flying for the airline TAT. This was a subcontract through the Montreal airline Intair. In August 1990 I was offered a job with Canadian as S/O on the DC10. So we packed up and moved to Richmond. A year later layoffs came and in 1992 we moved back to our house in Edmonton. Recall came in 1994 and I spent 4 absolutely great years oiling on the '10. Drank beer on four continents! In 1998 I moved to F/O on the 737, and despite the turmoil associated with Air Canada, I am still enjoying flying this machine. While Canadian still did the north flying I even did a couple of trips to Resolute. It was kind of a dream fulfilling thing to sit on the ramp in YRB and think about how we used to charge around the North in years gone by.

Don, may I ask for your permission to use some of your images for my presentation. They would be very informative for the folks watching. Please drop me an email at your convenience.

Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family in 2003.

Yours truly,

Richard Grynas


Name: Francine Sitcoske Rosenberg <>
Date: 2002-12-24
Your Hometown Falls Church Va
I am looking for my father,Don Smith.I was born April 22,1945;in Newark NJ.
My mother's name is Helen Sitcoske Hope.


Name: Wanda Peck <>
Date: 2002-12-12
Your Hometown Issaquah,Wa.
Looking for roger Peck of Baltimore

Name: MarshaL. Smith <>
Date: 2002-12-08
Your Hometown Chipley, Florida
My grandfather was Cullen James Smith. My fathers name was James (Jack) Smith. If you have any information on this family line I would love to have it. I have next to nothing.



Name: Marjorie McQuay <>
Date: 2002-11-12
Your Hometown Barrie, Ontario, Canada
My great uncle married Elizabeth Cupples Lackey and we have lost contact with his family since the 1930's. This site is a fount of information and I hope to eventually make contact with someone in Mary or Ruth's families. I have pictures they may like to have.

Name: Kitty Kelton <>
Date: 2002-11-08
Your Hometown Richmond, VA
Hi, Don! Enjoyed looking over your site, though not certain we are related. My Lackeys came from the mountains of VA, Rockbridge County, to be exact. They did branch out after a few generations so who knows where everyone finally went. The first immigrant, Thomas Lackey I, came to the States via Ireland in 1748. I'd love to hear from anyone who believes they are connected to my line. Though still a novice, I've been researching since '96 and have accumulated quite a few ancestors. Thanks again for your dedication!


Name: Rudy Hiebert, <>
Date: 2002-11-04
Your Hometown Abbotsford, BC
URL of your Homepage
You've got a unique site here. It makes the oil filed a family affair. I invite any Amsoil Inc. inquiries if they spark any curiosity.


Name: Mike Wallace <>
Date: 2002-10-12
Your Hometown Hong Kong
Hi Don,

Thanks for the pictures of the Arctic! I too worked for Panarctic as a Radio Op from 81-85 and remember you from those days. These pictures and some of the names in the guest book bring back a lot of great memories.



Name: Betty Stover Ridling <>
Date: 2002-09-21
Your Hometown Fairhope, Al
Just reading site for first time. My grandmother was Beulah Mae Lackey and my grandfather was Horace Hamilton Smith of Roswell, Ga. Don't know anything about them before.

Name: Nick Barkett <>
Date: 2002-09-18
Your Hometown Vernon
Was on Melville Island in 1968 with United Geophysical.My brother,Doc Barkett,was Party Chief there and also on Elof Ringnes(sp),Axel Heiberg and Ellsmere.Great to see pictures,would love to see more.

Name: Norma Rosen <>
Date: 2002-09-16
Your Hometown Kamloops, BC
Hi Cuz!
My connection is to the Barnhill/Deyarmond/Spencer clan in Nova Scotia. Didn't know there were some in Chase!.

Your website is great. I'll have to get some instructions, if and when I ever get my courage up to try it.



Name: Joy Deal <>
Date: 2002-09-14
Your Hometown Niles, MI
Just ran across your website. I agree that it is awesome. The Owen Deal you

have in your genealogy is also in mine. He was the great grandfather of my ex-husband. I also have the picture from Jan Monnin. Have the picture of grave site and have visited it. I am doing genealogy also and have quite a large family of Deals. e-mail me if you want any more info on them.


Name: Ken Winder <>
Date: 2002-09-12
Your Hometown Whitecourt AB
Came across your site late one night and stayed up well past my bedtime reliving some of those Panarctic experiences. Started as a roustabout at Skate with Williams & Mankow for the 83-84 season. Skipped a season then was back in Aug 85 for sealift at Rea Pt until Apr 86. Never thought I'd be back again until Marty called in Aug 94. Stayed until Sept 99 & saw the demise of Drake Pt., Rea Pt. & eventually Bent Horn. Worked with McPike, Williams, Mankow, Allers, Moleschi,Brigham, etc. during the final reclamation years. Good times !

Name: Thomas Dufour <>
Date: 2002-09-07
Your Hometown McGregor, Ont.,
Very nice web site. Would love to share more on the Belland/Beland/Besland/Borland. I also took the liberty of searching your sign in and found some other people looking for the Bellands. I may be able to help them. God Bless.

Name: Omar C Peck <>
Date: 2002-09-01
Your Hometown Carlisle. Pennsylvania
I am trying to find the family of my grandfather who was born
in about 1870 and I think in Fulton County Pa. Married to Mary Pitman, probably in the same county.


Name: Barbara Weisenbeck <>
Date: 2002-08-17
Your Hometown Chesapeake, VA
Hi Don: Checking out your web site -- great job. I'm still looking for a connection to Thomas and John Duncanson. One of these days....... Barbara

Name: Gail M Larter <>
Date: 2002-07-28
Your Hometown Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (uk)
URL of your Homepage
Glad to see your web site on smith's on the net.
I am researching the name Smith here in England and would like to know if we could exchange any information on this surname.
As Smith is one of the name I am intested in as my grandmother was a Smith.
All info helps and any info I have is shared with others here in England to see if any links can be make with other parts of the World.
Hope to hear from you soon.

from G M Larter


Name: Ed Wilson <>
Date: 2002-07-26
Your Hometown Kelowna BC
Good stuf Don!!!

Name: Ted Warawa <>
Date: 2002-07-16
Your Hometown Regina, SK
Wow...This is the best website of my family and I am still not clear how we are related...our family is kinda big.
I would like to add some information on the Peter Warawa Family (son of Peter and Pearl Warawa). Peter Warawa born 1934, Smokey Lake Alberta; Wife Audrey Wells born 1934 in Maybutt Alberta

Lorne Warawa (born Oct 29, 1961, Red Deer Alberta)- Married Teresa Woodman - children Rianna and Max (Damen Warawa - not Damien - is son of Lorne and Veronica Semple)

Bruce Warawa (Born March 20, 1963 Red Deer Alberta) - Married Kimberly Knight- Daughters Dani and Simone

Ted Warawa (Born Jan 7, 1965, Moose Jaw Saskatchewan - Married Robin Lee Berg Children Peter Alexander (born June 26 1996), Jillian Marie (born Dec 28, 1998) and Ivana Elizebeth Anne (Born March 10, 2001) (all born in Regina SK)

Thanks for your site!


Name: Bernard Veness <>
Date: 2002-07-16
Your Hometown Airdrie formerly of St. Albert
Great Website

Name: Carole Davis DeWald <>
Date: 2002-07-07
My mother's name is Glenda Lucille Smith Davis. Are you related to her?

Name: Bill Knowles <>
Date: 2002-06-29
Your Hometown Lunenburg, NS
Hi Don -- Just saw the photo of you and your wife at Rea Point in 1976 -- I was there at the time so remember it well. I'm working for Air Canada Jazz in Halifax now -- moved here from Vancouver a year ago April. Hope to be moving back to the west coast by next spring. I often wonder if anything is happening up north these days. Would be fun to see it again. Hope you're well.
Regards, Bill.


Date: 2002-06-17
Your Hometown phila penna
URL of your Homepage
father: francis henry belland sr
me: francis henry belland jr
grandfather edward john belland aka john edward belland french indian
grandmother last name aiker (german)


Name: philip meehan <>
Date: 2002-06-15
Your Hometown norwell mass
great site

Name: Joey Stopanski <>
Date: 2002-06-15
Your Hometown Medicine Hat Alberta Canada
Hello great site . I work on drilling rigs myself so i really enjoyed the pictures.

Name: Rick Benko <>
Date: 2002-06-11
Your Hometown Calgary
Thanks for the great pix Don. Now I start to under stand what old Bill (Samuel)
was talking about!!! You guys were the real STUD HANDS!!


Name: Gregoire Belland <>
Date: 2002-06-02
Your Hometown Calgary Alberta Canada
I've sent you an e-mail

Name: Leanne Carol Phinney Knox <>
Date: 2002-05-27
Your Hometown Lyman NE
Daniel Zina Phinney was my paternal grandfather and Mary Ellen Voris Phinney was my paternal grandmother.

Name: Dennis Wolstenholme <>
Date: 2002-05-25
Your Hometown Woodbridge, VA,USA
URL of your Homepage
Excellent Web site. It must have taken a lot of work and tons more research to put it together. Makes my site look pale in comparison. Great work. If you run across any more Wolstenholmes let me know.

Name: stacy thacker <>
Date: 2002-05-22
Your Hometown dundalk
URL of your Homepage dont have one
i think your site is so awesome and imformative.

Name: Maurice Denis <denis__maurice>
Date: 2002-05-21
Your Hometown mississuaga Ontario Canada
congratulations on all the work you have done,my intrests were the Denis Family and fraser Family.the Denis family are dit Veronneau from les cedres or st joseph soulange Province of Quebec .and Frasers are Catherine Fraser from Inverness.she was born in a town called Foulis she died between 1871&1878 I believe in Inverness she was Married to William Pittendreigh on the 1871 census she lived at 3 shore street Inverness .one of her daughters married a James Duncason.and were living in Glasgow.keep up all the nice work you are doing .

Name: Maurice Denis <denis__maurice>
Date: 2002-05-21
Your Hometown mississuaga Ontario Canada
congratulations on all the work you have done,my intrests were the Denis Family and fraser Family.the Denis family are dit Veronneau from les cedres or st joseph soulange Province of Quebec .and Frasers are Catherine Fraser from Inverness.she was born in a town called Foulis she died between 1871&1878 I believe in Inverness she was Married to William Pittendreigh on the 1871 census she lived at 3 shore street Inverness .one of her daughters married a James Duncason.and were living in Glasgow.keep up all the nice work you are doing .

Name: Dale Margery Rutherford Lupish <>
Date: 2002-05-13
Your Hometown St. Catharines, Ontario
URL of your Homepage
Hi Don:

Great site!!! You have done a tremendous amount of work. The layout is great as one can move easily from one page/person to another.

I have more information on the Rutherford side if you are interested.

My best always,


Name: Richard Wayne Fraser <>
Date: 2002-04-29
Your Hometown Mansfield, Texas 76063
My name is Richard Wayne Fraser, and I am new at genealogy research and looking for my ancestors. First your site is very impressive and helpful. I know that my ancestors have gone out all over the world, so I'm searching different sites looking for help. If it is okay with you leave some of my information on your site. Any help will be appreciated. So Thanks ahead of time!
I will list my father's name and his fathers on back to Scotland. My ancestors were William P. Fraser, William Benjamin Fraser, Lewis Hipkins Fraser, William A Fraser Jr., William A Fraser Sr., Daniel Fraser was born in Scotland around 1727 and he was eduicated at Edinburgh and spoke three languages. His father was Thomas Fraser and his wife was Mary McCloud, and his brother was Simon Fraser the 12th lord of Lovat. I was told the Frasers came to Scotland around the 1100 from Anjou, France, and their names may have been LaFraseliere or LaFrazeliere. Daniel's wife was Mary Beall and their son was William A Fraser Sr. Daniel Fraser came from Scotland to Virginia. Some of the family moved to Kentucky and other states. William A. Fraser Jr. was married to Mary Reinzel (or Rencil or Rensil). When Daniel Fraser died his wife, Mary Reinzel Fraser married a Mr. Harrison in Alexandra, Virginia. Thomas Fraser family was to have gone all over the world, Canada, Australia and etc.
I'm looking for any and all connection with the Frasers.
Thanks for your space and time!

Richard W. Fraser
2606 Brookwood Drive
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 473-0922


Name: Bobbie Smith Leschingski <>
Date: 2002-04-20
Your Hometown Ladonia, Fannin County, ^TX
URL of your Homepage none
Looking for my gg-grandfather, N.W. (Nip) Smith, wife Melvina Barrow.

Name: Henry S.Minich <>
Date: 2002-04-09
Your Hometown Anchorage Alaska
My father was born in Northstar Alberta,he broke out with Kaps Trasnsport in the early 50s.He still tells stories of what your pictures show.Ill show him your site. Thanks Henry Minich

Name: Charles Smith <>
Date: 2002-04-07
Your Hometown St. Louis. MO
I was looking for information on John F. Smith,1848-1911, and Joseph Smith, 1808-1863.
You have a very nice site.


Name: Joe Lackey <>
Date: 2002-04-04
Your Hometown Rexburg, ID
I enjoyed your site. I have my geneology back to Ireland (County Antrim 1750's) but maybe they're cousins?? It's not a very common name.


Name: Murray Decker <>
Date: 2002-03-28
Your Hometown Saskatoon
Hello Don,I just took tour of Stephanie's wedding I enjoyed the pictures,I was at wedding in Thompson,and have been friends with Alan since 1975 when he was just a "cat".Have not had chance to look for picture of Stephanie and her first car ride from Hosptial,hope I didn't give Alan both.Murray & Joan, Cheers!


Name: Sandra M Smith <>
Date: 2002-03-24
Your Hometown Evansville Ind

I hope can find my roots.


Name: shirley <smpeppin>
Date: 2002-03-24
Your Hometown Grasston,Minnesota
I am looking for information on the Harron family, Thomasena Dickey, married Albert Harron, do you have any info, I sure would like to hear from you,


Name: Jamison W. Lackey <>
Date: 2002-03-22
Your Hometown Birmingham, AL
Lackey of Irish descent, From Talladega Alabama before settling in Birmingham ( a much larger city).

Name: Charles <>
Date: 2002-03-16
Your Hometown Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii
Enjoyed your site, especially the Places section, great idea. My Smith ancestor was William Smith who came to Kohala, Hawaii in the early 1800's had Samuel and Louisa Smith (both born 1829), by Kamalanikapu.

Name: gladwin <>
Date: 2002-03-15
Your Hometown bombay
i like oilfield pics

Name: Kim Robertson <>
Date: 2002-03-14
Hi Don: Came upon your site by accident while doing some research for my son. He's doing a grade 4 school report on his Dad's experiences in the Arctic. What a coincidence - we were even using one of your photos (of Sam & Kim with the wolves) in his presentation. (You were kind enough to give me a copy about 1977). Just 10 minutes before I found your site I told my three kids about how the huskies would jossle with the wolves. As with many of my Arctic stories, they didn't believe me. So I had a good chuckle when I discovered your picture/explanation. Now they don't think their old man is so crazy after all.

Keep up the good work Don. I enjoyed my years flying for Panarctic. It's nice to have some of those memories brought back. (Except for a few. We loaded our share of loads into that cramped Twin Otter didn't we). I'm flying left seat for Air Canada on A320's right now (along with a number of Panarctic's old pilots). We meet from time to time and talk about our Panarctic days with fondness.

Kim Robertson


Name: Phillip&Sheila Nabors <>
Date: 2002-03-12
Your Hometown paris tx.
looking for a marsetta smith that married a john l. nabors in siever county arkansas about 1890 are you related to this marsetta thanks, phillip nabors

Name: Thelma Wood <>
Date: 2002-03-09
My sister is researching a Lackey connection with our Allen family. She will have fun with your site, Our Lackey family was in NC, then moved with the Allen family to Tn, then further west, Tx, etc.

Name: Christine Gillies <>
Date: 2002-03-06
Your Hometown Calgary
Thanks for posting my escape story from the World Trade Center. Now six months after the tragedy, my husband Craig and I are enjoying a quiet new year in New York City. I am so grateful to all my immediate and extended family for their support and words of comfort in the days and weeks after 9/11. Although rountine has returned to our lives, we are changed forever -- we will never forget the people taken on that day. Peace to you all.



Name: Geraldine Smith Meade <>
Date: 2002-03-05
Your Hometown Hiawassee, Ga
I am the daughter of Pauline Needham Smith and Gerard Francis Smith. My father died before I was born of appendecitis. And my mother died when I was 7 years old I would like any information I can get on my father he worked for "Sun Ships in Phila. when he died. His home is in Scranton, Pa. I do not have any information to go with. So any help will be appreciated. Many Thanks...

Name: chrisanne <>
Date: 2002-03-03
Your Hometown Fort McMurray, AB
I wonder is it possible that you have pictures of the actual oil and what it looks like. My son is doing a project at school where he has to get a picture of five natural resources. One of them has to be oil. I have tried every web site on the internet and not one has a picture of the actual oil. If you could help us we would really appreciate it...Thanks!

Name: Dave Venus <>
Date: 2002-02-26
Your Hometown Duncan, South Carolina

I am looking for information on Emma Jane Crouse married to (UNKNOWN) Fraser. They had a daughter named Madeling Cushing Fraser. This would have been in Nova Scotia or Massachusetts (or New England area).

Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am willing to share the information I have.


Dave Venus


Name: Ken Warawa <>
Date: 2002-02-26
Your Hometown Lac la Biche, AB, Canada
Each individual is a part of something Greater.

Name: Beth Budlong DuBois <DUBOISBM@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-02-19
Your Hometown Rochester,N.H.
I am trying to locate b. Mable Theola Smith dau. Thomas Smith She was born in Greensboro, Maryland and is my grandmother. Great site!

Name: Taylor Fraser <>
Date: 2002-02-18
Your Hometown Tonawanda,NY
I would like to thank the Individuals involved in this site. it is very informative and full of very good documentation on the present names. I have been researching my ancestry and am finding all these sites very helpful. I only wished Id new of these sites sooner in my life. I am very grateful for the hard work to keep and maintain them for our use in the rituals of ancestry search. Thank you

Name: Mary (M.A) <>
Date: 2002-02-17
Your Hometown Grand Junction, CO.
I am the off-spring of Robert B. Cooper and Mildred Crawley.Have been searching for the Cooper family for years. No luck till now and with the internet I have found names of this large family but still no living relatives. I do have a picture of my parents. I celebrated my 79th birthday 02-16-02 so I really don't have much time to get all this information together for my family.
Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerly, Agnes M.Dunn Entries


Name: Karen <>
Date: 2002-02-16
Your Hometown Vancouver via Montreal
We have just started to study our Smith family tree. We are in search of our father, John Nicholas Smith born Feb 9,1932 in Montreal. Parents John Alfred & Jesse Smith of Montreal(MacKayville). Sister Eva, brothers George and Alfred. Married Maude Stephens in April 1954. We have no other information to follow. We would appreciate any guidance that fellow Smith's may offer. Your work is amazing and inspiring. Thank You for the opportunity to explore!

Name: Pat Whitley <>
Date: 2002-02-13
Your Hometown Odessa Texas
Don nice to see pictures of the patch in other parts of the world

Name: Jackie <>
Date: 2002-02-06
Your Hometown Crossville,Tn
I am just starting to look up My family ancestry. My G.grandfather, and G. grandmother are both Peak's. They were from Paduach, Ky. then later moved to Mississippi.I will be back to visit again.

Name: Bob Goltz <>
Date: 2002-02-02
Your Hometown Red Deer

I came across your site quite by accident, but having worked in the oilfield for 22 years I really enjoyed the pictures. I look forward to coming back and seeing what you have in the future.


Name: Dale Lung <>
Date: 2002-01-31
Your Hometown Wakaw, Sask
It was nice to look at all of your pictures of the Arctic. I only spent 1970 and pqrt of 1971 in the Arctic, having passed through Rea Point a few times while heading for Dumbell Dome and back to Edmonton. I loved the arctic and would like to go back up there to work, but I can't track down anyone who could put me in contact with a company doing work there now.
Again thanks for the memories.


Name: Richard Graham <>
Date: 2002-01-30
Your Hometown Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Am seeking information on a Flora Bethune who was married to John Bethune and lived for a time lived in the Shelburne area of Nova Scotia. Flora's maiden name may have been Baton. This family appears to have moved from the Shelburne area as no record of death in the area has been found by me. John and Flora had a daughter, Catherine who married into my MacKay line. It is believed that they immigrated from the Sutherlandshire area of Scotland. If you can see any possible links I would appreceiate hearing from you. It's possible they may have immigrated around 1816.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Regards, Richard Graham, 4th great-grandson of John & Flora


Name: James E. Smith <>
Date: 2002-01-19
Your Hometown St.Augustine,Fl.
Just another Smith looking for folks on lower Simpson creek,Harrison county,W.V.
Related to the Smithville bunch.
Great site,


Name: Norma Karpman <nkarpman@attbicom>
Date: 2002-01-04
Your Hometown Bedford Texas
Very interesting

Name: sarah smith <>
Date: 2001-12-31
Your Hometown clifford pa
I was just on the internet looking up family trees and stumbled upon your web site. I was struck by how much my husband, Bill, looks like the young man in the picture. Strong jaw lines and their faces are the same shape. Bill is a very handsome man too. I'm not sure if we are at all related but I just wanted to say hi.

There is another Don Smith in the Clifford area. He is a real nice guy.
Well hope you have a great 2002.

Sarah Smith

P.S. I have a joke for you. I work for Fleet Bank and when on the phone with a customer whose last name was Jones he said to me. " Do you know why there are so many Smiths and Jones?" I said "No, why?" He said it is because Adam was a Jones and Eve was a Smith. Ha Ha.
Hope you enjoyed the joke.


Name: Cindy Mefford <>
Date: 2001-12-27
Your Hometown Fayetteville Tn
I am looking for Rheuben Lackey. He married an Elizabeth Taylor. They were in Lincoln County Tn in the 1860's. Possibly around 1864.

Name: Ron Lackie <>
Date: 2001-12-23
URL of your Homepage
I am working on the Burchill family tree right now. Burchill is my Mothers maiden name. I shall return..............To the Lackie/Lackey side it looks like you have a nice site, thank you.

Name: christopher smith <>
Date: 2001-12-20
Your Hometown canada
so many beautiful memories

Name: Samantha Swift <princess13234>
Date: 2001-12-15
Your Hometown Cape Coral
its a wonder ful site and if ever need more info i would refer to it again

Name: Bruce D. Allcorn <>
Date: 2001-12-11
Your Hometown Mississippi
No Comment

Name: Joyce Williams <>
Date: 2001-11-30
Your Hometown Royse City,Tx.
i'm sorry push a wrong button. I love the way you have this site. I look in small spot on theSmith'sy mother was a SmithOn her side of the family is Smith,Flannagan,Green, Laduke,and O'Reily.and they lived in New York.Around Cooperstown.I'm not so smart to do something like this ,so good luck.

Name: Tom Frook <>
Date: 2001-11-19
Your Hometown CYXE
Spent many years with PanArctic, radio operator at Zeus, then Rea Point, moving to Resolute Bay with Kenn Borek Air about two months before C-FPAB impaced at Rea Point. Really enjoyed the photos, what a good time we used to have. Remember Sam McKinley, Don Connelly, what a crew. Keep it up.

Name: Jeff Sutton <>
Date: 2001-11-08
Your Hometown YOW
Hi - enjoyed your photos! I was up in that part of the world in 1983 when I did a trafficability study for the sesmic crew cat trains near Lougheed Island. I was lucky enough to spend many months all over the Arctic, Greenland and Alaskz over 10 years in support of drilling and exploration. My specialty was radar image interpretation for Dome and other companies. Looks like you enjoyed yourself up there!

Best Regards!


Name: Chris Smith <>
Date: 2001-11-07
Your Hometown Ithaca, MI
Smiths there are way too many

Name: William Drayton Smith <>
Date: 2001-11-04
Your Hometown Durham, North Carolina
Didn't know if I was related or not if i am would love to know

Name: bradford smith <>
Date: 2001-10-31
Your Hometown bedford kentucky
I am the great great great grandson of harley barley smith from henry county
.he was married to an indian known as white dovealso known as margeret downs.
my grandfathers name is orville smith, magistrate of trimble county kentucky and as for my father he is orville wayne smith and he owns a farm eqpt. bisuness in lagrange ky and is almost ready to pass it on to me I would be ever so grateful if you could help me find out more about my family history and the (KENTUCKY) SMITH FAMILY TREE. thank you: E MAIL ME AT


Name: Christopher A. Levingston <>
Date: 2001-10-30
Your Hometown Orange, Tx
I am the son of Melvin Dudley Levingston and Linda Ann (Lackey) Levingston.
My mother Linda is the daughter of William Otis Lackey and Etta (Smith) Lackey


Name: Joyce Ann Hardy <>
Date: 2001-10-22
Your Hometown San Diego, CA
My grandfather, Willard Bethune was raised in Paris, Arkansas. I am very interested in the Bethune family and am planning a trip to Scotland to research his family there.

I would appreciate any information regarding his family. Please send any corresponsence to

Thank you very much. Joyce Ann Hardy


Name: Rodolfo Marin <>
Date: 2001-10-12
Your Hometown Venezuela
Beautiful photos.

Name: Melissa Ryan <>
Date: 2001-10-09
Your Hometown Thompson Manitoba
I know the Smith Family here in Thompson Manitoba I have been close with the family for atleast 10 years...this is the best family web site that i have seen before keep up the good work and the pictures of both of the weddings are great

Name: Graeme Faris <>
Date: 2001-10-05
Your Hometown Courtenay BC
Came upon your page tonight while noodling around the Google image site.
Brought back lots of memories. I worked for United Geophysical from 1973 to 1975 mostly on Bathurst and Melville but we did pass through Bent Horn while the well was being drilled. Surveyed for the first year and then worked on a drill rig (seismic) for the rest of the time. Most of my pictures are of life in a mobile seismic camp. Miss the arctic but I don't miss 12 hour days in a Nodwell.

Anyway it was good to see what transpired after I left. Graeme Faris


Name: David Quentin Peck <>
Date: 2001-10-05
Your Hometown Yates Center, Ks. 66783
URL of your Homepage
Israel Harris Peck was the older brother of my great, great grandfather,
George A. Peck. Israel Peck married Violet Smith in Monroe Twp, Licking Co,
Ohio on October 14, 1841. She is said to have come from Luzerne Co., Pa. and
was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith who came to Ohio in Fall 1832.


Name: Rick Fraser <>
Date: 2001-10-01
Your Hometown Texas
I'am looking for information on Mordicia Fraser/Frazer/Frazier/Frasher.He is my Greatgrandfather.I have information of him being on record of being in 1830,and in 1840Hamilton Co. Ill.
Any information would be of great help.
Hi to all the Fraser's in the world.
Good site.


Name: Greg Wall <NIL>
Date: 2001-09-29
Your Hometown Red Deer, AB ( Fillmore,Sk.)
I've moved rigs in S.E. Sask., all over Alberta, Northern B.C., and the Northwest territories, enjoyed your pictures and hope to see more!

Name: Jackie Depper (Coquet) <>
Date: 2001-09-26
Your Hometown Saskatoon, SK Canada
Scott I was totally surprized to find this websit. When I looked at your wedding pictures I recognized people in there. Like my mom and grandpa. Nice pictures. Sorry that we didn't make it after all Tanner was just 1 and I was pregnant with Brianna and Don had no job at the time. I'm sure mom or dad told you and you'd understand. Well congratulations on the baby coming up and hope to hear from you.


Name: Linda Lackey Campbell <>
Date: 2001-09-24
Your Hometown Virginia

Your website is really great. Alot of good information. Unsure if any of it pertains to my family history. I am just getting starting on trying to look up any information. My dad is Frank C. Lackey (still living). His dad and mom are Roy E. Lackey and Mary Madgeleen Lackey (both deceased). Roy E. Lackey parents were Henry Crawford Lackey and Nora Ann Lackey. Mary's parents were Will and Ira Perdue. I have several relatives that are still living: Eldrid L. Lackey, Shirley Lackey, Elmer Lackey, Cecil Lackey, Leslie Lackey, and Beatrice Lackey Setliff. These relatives are getting on up in age. They are not a lot of help. I was told that my ancestors originated from Ireland. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for any help...

Linda Lackey Campbell


Name: Margaret Blissett nee Fraser <>
Date: 2001-09-09
Your Hometown Offord Darcy, St. Neots, Cambs. England
Just having a look at your Fraser names - my ancestors from Gillingham/Dover (Kent)Surrey, I am originally from Warwickshire, England.

Name: Patricia Bennetts <>
Date: 2001-09-05
I AM CURRENTLY TRYING TO TRACE THE fAMILY hISTORY OF MY Grandfather Walter Nelson Smith,his father was Frederick Kershaw Smith who married Edith Ellen Wright. Their childrens names are Walter, Edith, Rose, Florence and Ethel. Rose and Florence were sent from England to Canada to stay with Fredericks sister Rose in the early 1900's.

Name: wesley allen fraser jr <>
Date: 2001-09-04
Your Hometown Biddeford Pool Maine
The last positive connection in my Fraser line is great grandfather Wesley John Fraser who was born in Pennsylvania in the 1800's, lived in West Virginia, Ohio and Iowa before his death in 1880's

Name: Adrian and Tracy <>
Date: 2001-09-03
Your Hometown Vancouver, BC
Just came back from Brookmere, enjoyed your pix!!

Name: Taryn Smith <>
Date: 2001-09-03
Your Hometown Cape Town
URL of your Homepage -
I tried to contact you on your web page, but it didn't work. I wonder if you know anything about a new family of Smiths. We have a story that goes back 4 generations when our Smith line was created. Apparently one of my grandfathers worked for royalty, but he stole the jewls and moved to S.A. where he bought a farm and changed his name to Smith. (because the name is so common)
The story has got an air of reality as the farm was sold by my grandfather's father recently. Do you know anything about the above, I would love to know what our family's first surname was and where I come from...


Name: Scott LaRue <>
Date: 2001-08-30
Your Hometown Terlton, Oklahoma
I have enjoyed your visual history of your time spent in remote parts of Canada. I know it must have been hard to be away from your family, but what a wonderful place to be. Great work and thanks for sharing it with us.

Name: John A. Mehring <>
Date: 2001-08-21
Your Hometown Littlestown, Adams Co, PA
URL of your Homepage ?
My Mother-Anna Laura Smith; b. 1907 between Narrows & Midway, Giles Co., VA.
Belongs to VA Southwestern Smith's: dau. of John Robert (1877-1949) & Effie MAUDE Bouldin (1888-199-); gddau. John W (1837 Franklin Co., VA; m. 3-30-1858 Floyd Co., VA, SARAH A. Bowers (b. 1835 Roanoke Co., VA, dau. David & Nancy Bowers); gt.gddau. Luke (b. ca. 1816 of Franklin Co., VA) & Nancy (Polly) NAFE
dau. of Jacob Naffe); 2nd gt.gddau. Philemon (b. 11-29-1756 (Twin) Lunenburg Co., VA.; m. 2-10-1795 Franklin Co., VA) & Nancy Abshire (dau. of (?)Luke Abshire, bro. of Edward Abshire; d. 1822 & Diana Short; 3rd gt.gddau. of Col.
John Smith & Susannah Raison (Ranson) of Lunenburg Co., VA.; 4th gt.gddau.
of Rev. Guy Smith; b. ca. 1675 Ely, County Cambridgeshire, England & ------

John A. Mehring (1-717-642-8153)
28 Tree Top Trail, Fairfield, PA 17320-8237
E-MAIL: imi


Name: Dolores Ruth Coles <>
Date: 2001-08-15
Your Hometown Hemet, California
I'm new at sending files by E-mail. When I find out how I will send
my Lake files.


Name: Winona Fraser <>
Date: 2001-08-12
Your Hometown Grandview
Hi i am a 18 yr old girl just wondering about my family history. both of my grandparents are died my grandmother just past away this summer and i never really talk to her about my great grandparents. i was just wonderin gif anyone could help mefound out a little more about my grandfather Warren Fraser. if there is anything about him or my family please e mail me thank you very much!

Name: Gerald Anthony Smith Jr. <>
Date: 2001-08-07
Your Hometown Americus, GA 31709
URL of your Homepage
My greatgrandfather, A.W. Smith came from Oconee county in Georgia and moved to Americus around 1915. His sons were Joseph Harrison, Broughton, Hoke, John, and one I only knew as uncle Bully. My grandfather, Joseph Harrison Smith married Mildred Booker whoes mother was a Stephens and Houston. Sam Houston was her great uncle. Let me know if you can link any of this to your family. Thanks, Jerry Smith

Name: R Peck <>
Date: 2001-08-06
Your Hometown Logan UT
I have a lot of Peck Ancestry going back to Joseph Peck SR., b 1587 in England but don't recognize any of the names in your index.

Name: Dave Boychuk <>
Date: 2001-08-05
Your Hometown Calgary
This is an amazing portfolio you've managed to put together and post. I was on your crew in the Arctic with you at Desbarates Straits. I was also in Rea Point, Noice Penn and Drake during my time in the Arctic. Wow, talk about reliving some old memoriesafter seeing these. Trying to describe some of the conditions to anyone who never worked up there was difficult to say the least. If you don't mind, I'll direct them to your site for a look.

Great Job on your site and Good Luck with your future posts!


Name: Josh Woodward <>
Date: 2001-07-25
Your Hometown Stoughton, SK
Very interesting...looking forward to more!

Name: Tara Belland <>
Date: 2001-07-25
Your Hometown Sudbury, Ontario
I was just surfing the net and came upon your site, very interesting and it was great to know that there are other Belland's around!

Name: nephew chris <>
Date: 2001-07-20
Your Hometown montreal
Great work uncle keep it up...if you need any thing from me just e
love chris


Name: Winston Smith <>
Date: 2001-07-12
Your Hometown Eunice, LA
Surfing the net and found your page. I have a cousin named Donald Smith. Wonder if we are related? Most of my cousins live in Louisiana, St. Landry Parish!

Name: Mike Montejano <>
Date: 2001-07-08
Your Hometown El Centro Ca
I am a descendant of a line of peck's that I can trace back to Hawkins county Tn. Jesse Peck b. 1836. I am new to looking this stuff up and I enjoyed you page. Thanks.

Name: Wayne Lackey <>
Date: 2001-06-16
Your Hometown Munford , Alabama
Great Website. I never knew there were so many Lackey's around.

Name: Moira Stevenson nee Beaton <>
Date: 2001-06-14
Your Hometown Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
I enjoyed visiting your site. I have only begun to trace my ancestors. My father was a Beaton whose grandfather came from Skye. He was named Malcolm Beaton but HIS father was Alexander Bethune who married Christian MacLeod in Snizort Parish, Isle of Skye around the 1820's. I have only traced one other child, Marion who was born in 1825. Its a fascinating subject and you appear to have done such a lot. I am stuck now but will press on.

Date: 2001-06-09
Your Hometown COOLEEMEE, NC

Name: Ken Chapman <>
Date: 2001-06-06
Don; Thanks for the pics and commentary. I enjoyed them very much. Having been to Inuvik in the summer of 2000 I yearn to head north again. To the NWT this time. The vastness and uninterrupted beauty (and uninhabited) impressed me the most. We do live on a beautiful planet. See you soon.

Name: Sharron Mary Lackey <>
Date: 2001-06-05
Your Hometown Co Kilkenny
Loved the site!

My grandfather was Robert Lackey b1893 Kilkenny, Ireland
His father was George Lackey also born in Kilkenny
and his father was Robert Lackey again born in Kilkenny
and his father was Robert Lackey b1770-d 17th December 1837 aged 67

Most of this information I have got from grave headstones.

Anyone who thinks they may be related, I would be glad to hear from you
Sharron Mary Lackey


Name: carol roberts <>
Date: 2001-06-02
Dear Don...Don Labossiere here....with Carol...noting the rather extensive work you have is amazing and we thank you for it...truly!

My only comment is on the family is Labossiere ... I will also send you a photo for the record....I need to be seen to be appreciated...or so Carol tells me. (Isn't she the teller of all truths?)

If you find time to come visit West Vancouver Carol could use your help with her is Saturday night and I am here trying to solve her hard drive problems...take that for what you will.Thanks again...aon and carol


Name: Ken Wiebe <>
Date: 2001-05-31
Your Hometown Victoria BC
URL of your Homepage
Interesting website. A family tree diagram would sure help figure out who is related to who, and how.

I have some old photos of my great-grandparents (Joseph Alexander BELLAND and Omerine Celoise PELLTIER. If you are interested, I can scan them and e-mail them to you.


Name: Jill Hays <>
Date: 2001-05-28
Your Hometown Walled Lake, MI
Hello! I am just beginning my adventure into my ancestry. My Greatgrandparents Frederick and Christina Fraser immigrated here in the early 1900's (Christina stepped thru Ellis Island in 1923). I am told that Frederick was one of 12 children born in Fraserborough Scotland. I know of John and Peter but the remaining 9 siblings are a mystery. If anyone has any info to share I would love it! I know that many of the siblings immigrated far and wide including Canada, Africa, and Australia...

Name: Jonathan Warawa <>
Date: 2001-05-21
Your Hometown Abbotsford, BC
Hi there! I am listed on your site, and have given you some info in the past. I am wondering if you have an output in a family tree format? I would also love to help you fill in any gaps that I can.


Name: zeeshan afzal <>
Date: 2001-05-17
Your Hometown islamabad,pakistan
its a wonderful site.
everyone has to visit here.


Name: C.Ross <>
Date: 2001-05-14
Your Hometown Calgary
Glad to hear from you . Keep up the good work.

Name: Eric Belland <>
Date: 2001-05-11
Your Hometown Escanaba, Michigan
Wow, I have never known anyone else with the same last name as I until today. Thanks

Name: Al Hasley <>
Date: 2001-05-09
Your Hometown West Vancouver, BC
You have done an outstanding job. It's interesting to anybody who enjoys reading about personal history.

Name: Cathy Syddall <>
Date: 2001-05-07
Your Hometown seattle, WA
I am impressed with your web site. It was well thought out. I am looking for any information on Dorse or Dorce Lackey, born in North Carolina around 1906. He married an Annie Rae Mull around 1930. He died in the 50's or 60's.
Thank You very much,
Cathy Syddall


Name: Bob Johnson <>
Date: 2001-04-29
Your Hometown Calgary
Don, I got to visit this page for the first time this weekend, and I must say it brought back many fond memories. Like you, I worked for Panarctic for a lot of years (1972 through the ending in 1986). Even the shot of old unit 211 brought back smiles.

Great job...thanks for taking the effort


Name: Lyndall Smith <>
Date: 2001-04-25
Your Hometown coonamble
I'm 12 years old and I want to know about my family tree. I've looked just about everywhere and none of the websites on this internet is helping me. So if you come from William and Harriet Smith tree please contact me from the above address. I know there is probably a million smith's out there but these one's are special,so if you know them or are relies please contact me because I'd love to hear from you. Just for your infirmation they came the district area Coonamble
a small country town!


Name: Carol Jean Fraser Dykes <>
Date: 2001-04-21
Your Hometown West Monroe,Louisiana
URL of your Homepage n/a
Daughter of Julius Wareen Fraser Born 1-21-1882 Rye Beach New Hampshire.

Name: Adam Ashurst <>
Date: 2001-04-21
Your Hometown North Vancouver
First time visitor.

Name: Gillian Day (Nee Bethune) <>
Date: 2001-04-20
Your Hometown Wonthaggi, australia
URL of your Homepage N/A
Was interseted to read the info on Bethune. I am descended from a Norman Bethune married to a Marion Sarah McLeod. Marion (then a wdiow)and a grown up family came to Australia on the Hercules in 1952. I have not been able to connect back to the Bethunes in Skye and I keep hoping that one day I will find the link.


Name: Bernice + Fred Lorenzen <>
Date: 2001-04-15
Your Hometown Grimshaw, Alberta
Did you have info. and picures of the Oil Patch of Peace River\Mackenzie River area? We are attempting to put together a book on the Oil Patch of Northern Alberta. More specifically a Social History of the People who were there throughout the years.It is difficult to find pictures of that era, I guess that not too many carried a camera. We also need personal stories.
Your pictures are fantastic!!!!! Thank you


Name: Christine Belland <>
Date: 2001-04-13
Your Hometown St.Paul AB
Thanks to you I have been able to find the Belland family history, and believe me that searching for a name that changes every time you look for it can cause a lot of fustration. Thanks alot.

Name: Thomas Gilbert <>
Date: 2001-04-13
Your Hometown Mooresville, N. C. 28115
My great=grndfather was Thomas Preston Lackey. He died in 1934. He and his wife (Margaret "Maggie" Stamper Lackey - d. 1929) lived and are buried in Stony Point, N. C. My only question is the name of Maggie's father. High doubts that anyone would know. Have hunted and hunted.

Name: Scott Bethune <>
Date: 2001-04-10
Your Hometown Calgary (previous Wainwright)/Alberta
he there - great site - want to trade family info's - I'll trade a complete one of mine (bethune/mclean/lindber/mellesmoen) for a complete one of yours.....

Name: Betty White Morgan <>
Date: 2001-04-03
Your Hometown Salem, OR
Looking for my lost Eleanor Lackey, but alas you do not have her. A nice site you have tho. Betty

Name: Amanda Cook <>
Date: 2001-04-01
Your Hometown Georgia
Seraching for the family of Alexander (A. A. )Fraser and wife Julia Meadows Fraser. Last "seen" in the 1900 Census in Laurens Co., GA. Can't get any farther back! Thanks for letting me look at your research!

Name: Lila <>
Date: 2001-03-26
Your Hometown Grande Prairie, Alberta
I have enjoyed looking at your web site. My cousin Roy Mitchell suggested that I check it out. I understand you and Roy are good fiends.

Great pitures but I didn't have time to look at all of them. I'm going to get Roy over and we'll check out your web site together.
Great job and good luck with your family tree search.


Name: john newton <>
Date: 2001-03-23
Your Hometown halifax

I am a naval officer drafting a research paper on changes to arctic shipping as a result of changes to the arctic ice regime. Part of the subject reflects on past and future resource exploitation in the arctic basin. I am very interested in obtaining photographs of the Bent Horn facility, rig or resupply. I enjoyed your site, and as a former geologist with Canadian Hunter, the whole subject of the arctic and oil and mineral exploration interests me considerably.

Lieutenant Commander John Newton
Canadian Forces Command and Staff College
Toronto, ON M5M 3H9
416 952-1931


Name: Carol Inscho Falaro <>
Date: 2001-03-21
Your Hometown Watervliet, NY
Just was wondering who is the Inco?

Name: Cynthia Belland <>
Date: 2001-03-20
Your Hometown Lakeview
I hope that you all may be some of my long lost family. cindy

Name: Dave Blackman <>
Date: 2001-03-18
Your Hometown New Orleans (Slidell) LA
Oh boy! I only had to look at a few pictures to remind me why I went offshore 20 years ago! I'm still makin'hole, in the the Gulf of Mexico now. I've worked Texas , Oklahoma, ofshore California and now the gulf. you've built a great site. I'll come back and check it all out when I have the time.


Name: Chris Alexander <>
Date: 2001-03-12
Your Hometown High River, Alberta
Hi Don. I worked for PA as well for 11 seasons. My brother Robin worked for you personally, but I think I missed you by a year or two. Lots of memories eh?

Name: Peter Lussier-Figg <>
Date: 2001-03-06
Your Hometown Norfolk,U.K
I've just decided to look into my family history, my Fathers family name is Figg and my Mothers are Smith's. I seem to remember mum saying that her side of the family were related to the Finney's of Scotland????
Anyway, great site, many thanks.


Name: Roy Emmett <>
Date: 2001-02-20
Your Hometown Watford, Herts., England.
My mother was Margaret Bethune- CARLYLE (B. Glasgow, 1929). My g-Grandmother,
Margaret Bethune, is a descendant of Donald Bethune and Jane Campbell (or
McIver in Rosshire). Lines of this family can be found in Alness, Dingwall
(my Bethunes have a family plot there in St Clement's Churchyard), Tain, Strathpeffer (Fodderty parish) and Wester-Ross (Applecross- opposite Skye).
A cousin of my mothers (also Margaret Bethune)states that family legend holds that we have our roots in Bethune, Picardy (N.France). We were driven south from the Highlands by the infamous 'Clearances' of the McKenzies and esp. the
Duchess of Sutherland.My G-Grandmother could only speak the 'gallic', a language
intentionally suppressed by the 'Dounhamers' (lowlanders) and English merchant


Name: Charlie Ross <>
Date: 2001-02-15
Your Hometown Calgary AB

Don: Enjoyed looking at your site . It was sent to me by Dave Chaudey Will talk to you later thanks Charlie


Name: martin c peck <>
Date: 2001-02-10
Your Hometown dunstable beds u.k.
URL of your Homepage u.k.

Name: G.Peck <>
Date: 2001-02-05
Your Hometown Knoxville ,Tennessee
Enjoyed,But looks like you are not the Pecks I am connected too.

Name: Karen Lackey Hamm <>
Date: 2001-02-01
Your Hometown Parsons, Tennessee
I'm trying to locate any information on my great, great grandparents - Robert
Simonton Lackey - born 5/27/1826, married to Susan Elizabeth Martin, born
1834. I know he was a confederate chaplain. Found were Susan is buried -
can't find Robert. This is as far back in my ancestry that I have - if
anyone has info on him or any further back, please email me.

I really enjoyed this site.


Name: Karen Lackey Hamm <>
Date: 2001-02-01
Your Hometown Parsons, Tennessee
I'm trying to locate any information on my great, great grandparents - Robert
Simonton Lackey - born 5/27/1826, married to Susan Elizabeth Martin, born
1834. I know he was a confederate chaplain. Found were Susan is buried -
can't find Robert. This is as far back in my ancestry that I have - if
anyone has info on him or any further back, please email me.

I really enjoyed this site.


Name: kenny peshlakai <>
Date: 2001-01-27
Your Hometown ohio
Great pictures,I enjoyed all of them.I also roughnecked in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico and Colorado area in 1989 to 1997. I first started swamping on rig-up trucks and could have been In any of those pictures. Feel free to write back as I am on the search for rig news.Once a roughneck always a roughneck.

Name: Frank Lackey <>
Date: 2001-01-21
Your Hometown Leamington, Ont.
Can't find any connections to my ancestors.

Name: Kenneth Bethune <>
Date: 2001-01-14
Your Hometown San Antonio, TX
URL of your Homepage
Finding all of this Bethune history that I am totally unaware or unrelated too is kinda of different. I was pretty suprised to come across this at all. I wish I knew more about that line of my history

Name: Elizabeth Ann Smith Deisher <>
Date: 2001-01-11
Your Hometown Mt.Carmel,IL.
I am trying to start a family tree on my family which would be the smith's name.

Name: Ruth Campbell <>
Date: 2001-01-10
Your Hometown Fayetteville
I am researching Frasers from Canada! Emily Jane McGinnis Collins married to JW. Collins died in Winnipeg with 11 surviving children. I have newspaper clipping with no date/no place and names of surviving children. She came from Ontario to Emerson, Man. in 1881-1909 then moved to Winnipeg. Her daughter Frances Victoria Collins 1st husband was John Griffith Smith. Frances married Isaac Charles Fraser 2nd husband. Any info on these people please help me. Thanks. Ruth

Name: Janette Lackey Switzer <>
Date: 2001-01-04
Your Hometown Kerrville, Texas
I looked over your list of names but am not sure they are any relation to me. My folks came from Ireland then Illinois. Good luck on your search. Also we have a lot of William Lackeys.

Name: Eisa Borgatti <>
Date: 2001-01-04
Your Hometown New York
Hi! I am searching for the PECK family of New York, whom I believed moved to South Carolina, possibly in the 1960's or very early 1970's. I was born to a woman on April 11, 1972, whom I believe has this last name. I was told that she is originally from New York, of Lithuanian heritage, blonde, blue eyes, and a high school grad. Her parents and grandparents were from New York, also. It states that my grandfather was 52 years old in 1972 and a turbine supervisor (whatever that may be!). I was born in the South Carolina Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC and adopted through Catholic Charities of Charleston, SC. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Eleanor <>
Date: 2001-01-02
Your Hometown The Isle of Man
It is very helpful for my project on Oil Fields, thank you very much for the pictured and information.

Name: Craig A. Belland <>
Date: 2000-12-21
Your Hometown Encinitas, California
Nice site, I sure hope I can get some information about my surname.
Any other lost Bellands out there?


Name: chrissmith <chrissmithtoronto&quot;>
Date: 2000-12-18
Your Hometown sudbury
some really great work don

Name: Jerry Davis <>
Date: 2000-12-09
Your Hometown calgary

I stumbled on your webpage while looking for information on Rea Point. I worked with Shell Canada in the late 1970s as an electronics technologist for their survey department. At that time Shell was providing electronic survey systems to monitor ice movement using satellites (precurser to the currently used GPS system). We would load all the equipment into shacks including thermoelectric generators fuelled by propane. I was up there to debug and rectify problems with the electronic hardware in the shacks.

It was SO GREAT to see the pictures you posted on this site. It really brought back a lot of memories. I flew in some of the helicopters shown, and am pretty sure that Sam the dog was the mascot at Hoodoo Dome on Ellef Ringnes Island when we were there in 1978(?). He got into the baked Alaska the cook had put out on the roof to keep frozen and the scene of the cook chasing the dog with a broom was like something out of a cartoon. Anyway, I would be interested in receiving notification of your Chapter 4 postings when they become available. Once again, thanks for the memories and congratulations for a very good job of putting this together. --JD


Name: David Astell <>
Date: 2000-12-09
Your Hometown Liverpool / England
An excellent site....found by pure chance whilst looking for the name Astell keep up the good work...

Name: jeff clark <>
Date: 2000-12-06
Your Hometown san juan county new mexico
been there done that. interesting pictures.

Name: Susan Morgan <>
Date: 2000-11-23
Your Hometown Ottawa, Ontario
I can only be greatfull that with Alan as a brother-in-law that I have no Smith blood in me, ha ha!!! No, realy Don you did a great job. That picture of your mom with the grandchildren is a great tribute to a wonderful lady who will always be missed, even if it dose remind us of how geekey Christa was when she was young.

Name: Linda Bethune Addlesperger <>
Date: 2000-11-15
Your Hometown Midwest City, Oklahoma
I am trying to complete my family tree. The name is Beaton/Bethune. They came to North Carolina, USA from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. My gggggrandfather is Martin Bethune, Born 1740 in Scotland. My gggggrandmother is Barbara Urrquhart, Born 1745 in Scotland. They were married 1766 in Scotland. I believe that they came to the USA before 1774. They lived in Cumberland County in North Carolina. They had five children: John, Lauchlin, Margaret, Sarah and Daniel. I am a decendent to there son John who married Cherry Little. Can anybody give me anymore history on my family? My grandmother said that Martin bethune's father is named Colin. I can't find the connection to the relaatives on the Isle of Skye. I would also like to know who the parents are for Barbara Urquhart. My grandmother said that she had a "title" of "Lady Barbara Urquhart".

Date: 2000-11-14
I have just begun to research my family tree. Iam looking for information on Archibold Smith who married Marget Meek,and had a son called Stanley john in about 1919.

Date: 2000-10-27
Your Hometown Leyland, Lancashire
I found your pages very interesting. I am just starting to research my family tree and I know my great grandmother's maiden name was Margaret Smith and she lived in Bamber Bridge near Preston and so I was interested in the Preston record you have of Smith.

Name: Christine Belland <>
Date: 2000-10-23
Your Hometown St.Paul AB Canada
Looks good so far keep up the good work.

Name: Dorothy Donna Parker <>
Date: 2000-10-20
Your Hometown Duncan, BC, Canada
I had no idea this information was on the net. I am Meal Roger and Dorothy Parker's daughter. I assume you obtained this information through the Lackey's? You may contact me anytime at my E-mail address.

Name: Boye Skudstrup <>
Date: 2000-10-19
Your Hometown 8900 Randers, Denmark
2000.10.19 ok!

Name: Christoper Peck <>
Date: 2000-10-19
Your Hometown Cambride
Hi well i was just surfing around trying to find out the meaning of my surname, Peck, and i found your site which is great well done.

Name: clinton matthew lackey <>
Date: 2000-10-08
Your Hometown hacienda heights ca.
just surfin around found some lackey's in your family.

Name: Jim LaBossiere <>
Date: 2000-10-02
Your Hometown Kitimat B.C.
URL of your Homepage

Great home page. I enjoyed the Artic photos.

Well done.

Jim LaBossiere


Name: billie jo smith <>
Date: 2000-09-25
Your Hometown Ridgecrest
i dont know where to begin. i need some help finding my sister Joann's dad.
his name was Kenneth wayne Smith. he was born in aug 22 1950. he died in jan 18
1983. if you could please help in any way i would be thankful.

billie jo smith


Name: christa <>
Date: 2000-09-25
Your Hometown hell................... gillim
hi uncle,hows it going,dad sent family home page to me . It great thanks for reminding me what a geek i drop me a line sometime at chris

Name: Pat <>
Date: 2000-09-21
Your Hometown Chase
How neat to find someone from Chase on the Genealogy page!
Your page is lovely and easy to navigate in.


Name: Tina Moore (formaly Smith) <>
Date: 2000-09-17
Your Hometown Uckfield England
Hi Don
Great site, I am trying to trace my family tree.

All I have todate is my father Keneth Alexanda Smith born 1919 in West Ham London alive, his brother Frank Stanley Smith born 1915 West Ham London whereabouts not known, their father Frank Smith middle name maybe George ?
imigrated to Canada sometime before 1915 worked for or on the Candian Pacific Railway, married in Canada possibly to a Canadian indian called Florance Nevill
who lived in Saskatoon, Saskatewan, later move to England and had a family.

If you can help in anyway I would be most grateful.




Name: Lloyd Dronen <>
Date: 2000-09-15

Great to see your photos! I worked for a year in the Arctic (ca. 1980), while I was with Schlumberger of Canada. What a nostalgic trip back!

Thanks for reviving some rare memories!

I'm from Vancouver, BC. Have lived here in Bergen, Norway for many years.


Name: Colin Baumgartner <>
Date: 2000-09-12
Your Hometown Estevan Sk
Don I just wanted to say that I extremely enjoyed all of your oilfield related pictures. Myself I am in Petroleum Engineering student in Regina, and whenever I see anything oilfield related I like to stop and appreciate it.



Name: Sharon Kislingbury <>
Date: 2000-09-09
Your Hometown Winslow, Arizona
Hi I would like to know how the Peck family fits into your heritage? I am a cescendent of Charles Fellows Peck b.1853 m. Mary E Whitney b. 1851 d.1925. I have no information on Charles F Peck's parents unless his father was Scottoway Peck. Charles and Mary had at least one son. John Frank Peck b. 1875 d. 1967. Would love any information you might have. Thanks and very nice site, Sharon

Name: dean peck <>
Date: 2000-08-31
Your Hometown ashford,kent england
I have just started tracing my family tree peck i will keep you informed of any information i find that may help you.

Name: Debra Smith <>
Date: 2000-08-29
Your Hometown San Diego California
Stopped in to visit to see if any relation. My maiden name & married name are Smith. My relatives from the eastern shore of Maryland, my husband's from Oklahoma. Very nice job with pictures & research. Your family is very blessed to have someone like you to put this together.

Name: MRS M.E.Smith <smithme33@webtv,net>
Date: 2000-08-25
Thought this Smith line might be part of ours,
We too have a cousin Donald Smith who has traced back the Smith family line to Virginia, 1795 Starting with Henry Smith. We do not know his parents names or where they were from. It was thought that his father was a Francis.
What a Great job you have done.


Name: Leisa Denington <>
Date: 2000-08-21
Your Hometown Fresno,ca
URL of your Homepage pappy enterprises new image plus
first time checking this out I hope that you can help me and I will do the same for you i will get more info from my family and send it to you. I hope to hear from you soon..

Name: L. Deane Smith <>
Date: 2000-08-20
Your Hometown Kaysville, UT
I am currently looking for information on Dr. George Smyth UEL and his brother Patrick UEL (1760-1820) and Patrick's son William Bayard Smyth of Kingston, Ontario. I am also most interested in Dr. George's son Terence who died as a relatively young man following the American Revolutionary War.

Name: Alan, your brother <>
Date: 2000-08-16
Your Hometown Thompson, Manitoba
These were very nice pictures and a lot of work went into this and
very informative.
Alan and Karen


Name: Diane Akenhead <>
Date: 2000-08-15
Your Hometown Queensland. Australia
Hi There!,

It seems that I cannot help you nor can you help me. I am looking for a lead of a John Smith born in London England, marrying a Rebecca Parrott on 26 April 1857. John Smith's father was James Smith. Like looking for a needle in a haystack.... Any way have a great day...Diane Akenhead.


Name: Catherine Louise Smirth <>
Date: 2000-08-08
Don, you did an amazing and beautiful thing here, for our family. Especially, for me. If I ever decide to have children, I hope I can always bring them to this site. WOW. If you need more information for my web page contact me.
Catherine XOXOXO


Name: Jo-Anne Barber <>
Date: 2000-08-04
Your Hometown Saskatoon
I am the Great Grandaughter of James Dobbs Smith of Callendar, Ontario. His
family came from Golden Valley , Ont.


Name: W.H. Smith <kbsmith@>
Date: 2000-07-24
Your Hometown Lansing, Mi
Loking for Edmond E. Smith or could be using middle name Eugene, my uncle , fathers brother, his father John O. Smith,., Mother Zerada Hopkins smith, I have found all family but Edmond

Name: Maggee Smith <>
Date: 2000-07-23
Your Hometown San Francisco, CA, USA
URL of your Homepage not finished yet
Just looking around at other pages to get finishing ideas for my webpage. I have already done a webpage (for rootsweb, at and now want to start my own. I really liked the way yours is done. Very nice and neat.


Name: Ken Smith <>
Date: 2000-07-13
I am researching the FRASER's and have traced to colonial in New Jersey, I would be interested if you have any connection to a FRASER in NJ during the colonial war.

Thanks Ken


Name: Chris Perron <>
Date: 2000-07-06
Your Hometown N.Easton MA. is where I grew up. I live in Somerville now
URL of your Homepage
Just started trying to figure out my family tree

Name: Chris Perron <>
Date: 2000-07-06
Your Hometown N.Easton MA. is where I grew up. I live in Somerville now
URL of your Homepage
Just started trying to figure out my family tree

Name: Mary E. Sangster <>
Date: 2000-07-05
Your Hometown Campbell River BC
Hi Don. I am a novice at this family tree search. I thought I would have trouble finding information because Smith is such a common name but I can't even find any information on Smith's at all.My mother Elizabeth came to Canada about 1910 at the age of 2 1/2 with her father William Smith and mother Mary Ellen (Gornall) Smith and infant sister Agnes. They came to St. Thomas,Ontario. There were 4 more girls, Iasbelle, Alice, Helen and Francis. They came from Preston,England. My grandfather had a sister Alice who settled in New York and married a Jack Shaw. Their only child was killed in the war. My grandfather had a brother Tom who lived in Preston but I have no info on him. His only other sister Alice married a Johnston and had one daughter That is all I can find out except that his brother or uncle was the first Catholic to become Lord Mayor of Preston Or else it was my grandmother's brother or uncle who became mayor. That would be a Gornall.Does any of this sound familiar to your family tree or can you set me on the right path to find my branch of the Smith family tree. Thanks for any help you can give and I await a reply at your earliest convenience. Mary Sangster. My e-mail is

Name: Pat Minot <>
Date: 2000-07-02
Your Hometown Fort Myers
URL of your Homepage soon!
I hope our web page will be as good as yours.

Name: Bradley Baer Nickey <>
Date: 2000-06-29
Your Hometown Calimesa, CA
Have some information on a Roy Howard Smith (13 Sept. 1897 - 25 May 1970). He was married to Elise Florence Baer (28 Mar. 1897 - 25 May 1970). I also have some limited information on descendants. If it is any help, contact me.


Name: Sherry Fraser Barker <>
Date: 2000-06-29
Your Hometown Cordele, GA
Great Job! I was looking for information on the


Name: Valerie McIntyre <>
Date: 2000-06-21
Your Hometown Langley, B.C.
I really enjoyed my little tour here, Don. Good work - there's a lot of interesting information and the photos are terrific! I feel like I know you all better now. Cheers, Valerie

Name: Carleen Lightbody <>
Date: 2000-06-19
Your Hometown Spring Hill, FL
Thanks for such a nice site. My Smith's start with my paternal grandmother, Addie Smith b. 1892 md. Earl Wiley. Ggrfather William T. Smith b. 1874, gggrfather Samuel Smith b. 1849 and Jesse Smith b. about 1815-20. Carleen

Name: Angela Martin <>
Date: 2000-06-19
Your Hometown Mississauga, Ontario
Just popped into your family tree to see if there was any traces of a Harold W. sMITH? bORN in Ontario Canada 1948.

Nice to see photo's of actual people. A great tool for future generations.


Name: carl smith <>
Date: 2000-06-18
Your Hometown chapel arm trinity bay ,nfld canada
just wondering if we are related in some way or another

Name: chris smith <>
Date: 2000-06-17
Your Hometown waterloo
Don this is great stuff.
nephew chris


Name: daniel bashall <>
Date: 2000-06-06
Your Hometown broadstair's kent england
hope betty smith is in your tree and married richard bashall

Name: Christine <>
Date: 2000-06-06
Your Hometown Alberta
I stumbled across your site and found it very interesting. My husband works for Precision Drilling, I'll have to forward this site to him! All the best.

Name: Rob McPike <>
Date: 2000-06-01
High Don. Hows things.

Name: Richard&JaneTucker Smith <>
Date: 2000-05-26
Your Hometown Michigan
Very nice and interesting pages, thanks.

Name: keith fraser <>
Date: 2000-05-21
Your Hometown chatham,kent,UK
looking for frasers to seach family tree

Name: Everett Decker <>
Date: 2000-04-28
Your Hometown Westfield, MA; U.S.A.
Nice page. Looking for info on John & Margaret (URQUHART) BETHUNE who were from Resolis, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. They m. 25 FEB 1825 in Resolis. They had ch. Margaret b. 11 MAR 1823; Isabel b. 08 MAY 1825; Ann b. 19 MAY 1829; and Duncan & Mary (twins) b. 26 JUL 1831 (all b. in Scotland). They stopped appearing in parish records c. 1841 and likely went to Nova Scotia. Most of their children were in Providence, RI by 1850.

Name: John Lackey <>
Date: 2000-04-23
Your Hometown Chattanooga, TN
You have done a geat job with lots of help for many of us looking for families. I am trying to locate anyone that knew Maxwell Lackey, my father. His family lived in Alamaba, Texas, back to Alamaba. Maxwell "Mac" was living in PA at the time of his death. He had 3 other sons, David, Mark, Skip, then there was Robert and myself, John. Anyone that has any information I would geatly appreciate your help.

Name: Deanna A Harepr <>
Date: 2000-04-18
Your Hometown Denver Pa
URL of your Homepage Netcenter
My Grandmother on my mother's side was a peck from PA Born 1904. Can't seem to find antthing on the family .I know that her father died in Perry County .Don;t know any more . Could use some help Please Thank you Daenna A Harper .

Name: llani <>
Date: 2000-04-13
Your Hometown Brisbane Australia
Searching for James Smith anfd Mary Bell, lacemakers from Nottingham U.K. and Calais, France. Emigrated to N.Z. Anyone help?

Name: Bill Pechumer <>
Date: 2000-04-13
Your Hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan
URL of your Homepage
Read your guest book and listing of names. My mother, sister & I have been searching for Duzity Belland (mother's grandfather), born about 1837 in Canada, died in Michigan.
Nothing about his life is none other than he had 19 living children; after the mother (Vera Murray) died during childbirth, he placed all the children in an adoption home and disappeared for many year. He reappeared and lived and died in Ludington, MI. A major search of church records in Canada do not show his name or parents.
Would love to find more info.


Name: Larry I. Smith <>
Date: 2000-04-10
Your Hometown Lake Charles, Louisiana
Very nice site. Was looking for relatives of Clyde D. Smith after He moved to the state of Washington sometime after 1917. He was born ? 12Oct1879 and died in Seattle,King Co.,Wash on 5Dec1933.

Name: larry dale lackey <>
Date: 2000-04-08
Your Hometown garfield nj
URL of your Homepage ?
I'm seeking info on the lackey name. Unfortunately I haven't much to go on. I do know my father John Lewellyn Lackey was born in Alabama. Any info would be apprecciated.

Thanks Larry Lackey


Name: jeffrey a smith <>
Date: 2000-04-07
Your Hometown madisonville kentucky
i am trying to get history of smith family roots

Name: Alan <>
Date: 2000-04-06
Your Hometown Thompson,Manitoba
URL of your Homepage My sympatico
Thanks for these pages and the
work that went into it.
Iam spending a lot of time here.


Name: liz holtsman <>
Date: 2000-04-05
Your Hometown saskatoon
great site. I am just starting to search my mother's family.Hugh Smith born March 1989 at Inch, Scotland to John Smith & Agnus Conchie. He married Margaret Holmes at Barrie Ont. March 1911. she was the daughter of James Fyfe Holmes and Elizabeth McLure of Kilmacolm, Scotland. Any one with info please contact me. I have quite a bit on my grandmother ( Holmes) but not much on Hugh Smith. His siblings were Jennie,William,George,Jack,Peter,James,Robert & Mary. Thanks again for this site it has given me a start.

Name: Jason C <>
Date: 2000-03-31
Your Hometown Grande Prairie, Alberta
It's not easy to find pix from the oil patch on the web--I appreciate your efforts.

Name: Judy (Martin) Hildebrandt <>
Date: 2000-03-27
Your Hometown Grandview, MB
Nice site.

Name: Dennis Loy <>
Date: 2000-03-23
Your Hometown Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Very nice site. I'm looking for some different Lackeys (I think)from Brantford and Toronto. My father in law, Edward, was born in Brantford, then moved to Toronto and later to Detroit. His father was Edward (wife Charlotte Jane Mulligan, of Wilsonville, Ontario). My father in law's Lackey uncles were Eugene, who moved back to Ireland, and Thomas, and his aunts were Rose (unmarried) and Mary Barrett. His grandfather was Robert Lackey, of 16 Walnut, Brantford. Interested in hearing from anyone with information on any of these Lackeys.

Name: Linda Forte <>
Date: 2000-03-22
Your Hometown Duluth, MN
I'm looking for my Smith ancestors. John J. Smith, my grandfather, came over from Scotland in the 1920's and settled in Duluth, MN. I am just starting my search and I don't know where to start. I was hoping your page could help me. Good luck.

Name: christine fraser <>
Date: 2000-03-19
Your Hometown oldtown ME
But i live in CT now

Name: Iain Fraser Munro <>
Date: 2000-03-12
Your Hometown Toronto
Lots of info. I;m looking for The Frasers from Scotland who moved into England in the 1800's and on, and on, I don't see any familiar names on your page. Good work though ! keep it up.


Name: Maryanne Miller <>
Date: 2000-03-12
Your Hometown Altoona, Fla , USA 32702
URL of your Homepage
researching Lackey

Name: Robert Emory Smith <>
Date: 2000-03-11
Your Hometown Berkeley, CA, USA
Thank you for the opportunity. I'm fishing for Smiths--Johns and Henry's and Solomons descended from Capt. or Col. John Smith PA -> VA 1730's. Descendents moved south & west to WV, SC, KY, IL. I can prove back to my ggfather around Farmer City, IL 1850 or so. His father, also Henry, came from VA to ? via ?
Thank you again for the space on your excellent web page


Name: Rollin (Jim) Peck <>
Date: 2000-03-11
Your Hometown Westbank, B.C.
Hi Don I finally got to enter your guest book, I notice that you have a great deal of info that I don't have, but there are a great many areas I can fill in for you as far as the Peck side of the family is conserned. We will have to go over these the next time we are together. Jim

Date: 2000-03-10
Your Hometown ROCHESTER,NY
URL of your Homepage NONE

Name: Charlene Johnson Lackey <>
Date: 2000-03-06
Your Hometown Benton, MO
I have only been working on Lackey family genealogy for a short time,
but looks like you have done an excellent job. I was not able to
associate any of my family members with the names listed, but my
greatgrandfather was John S Lackey who as far I can determine was
born in NC. He may possibly be linked to one of the John Lackeys
listed. I will find a missing link some day and bring it all together.


Name: Elizabeth A Reynolds <>
Date: 2000-03-02
Your Hometown Muscle Shoals, Al.
Dear Don:
I am still searching for info on my John Bethune and Christian McCaskill Bethune. If the ones you listed, are mine also, then I have their children's
names, etc. My mom was a Bethune. She is still living. I believe my John and
Christian were married l799-lived in N.C. One of their children Allan was my
ggggrandfather. If the John Bethune you listed was mine also, then I would
have his parents names. I haven't been able to go further back from John.
Thank you for your time. Your site is imformative and very nice. When I saw
the picture of the Smith's, I thought I was looking at myself. The lady on
far left (viewing screen) looks like me. Thanks again.


Name: Linda Duckett <dlaladuck@webtv.ney>
Date: 2000-02-23
Your Hometown Gardena
URL of your Homepage none
I am trying to find anything out about Charles Joseph Smith, born in Michigan about 1899. Moved to Washington State (not sure when but was living there in 1920) married Arminta Copeland around 1921, had 4 children,3 boys and 1 girl (who was my birth mother)
I believe he died in either the late 60's or 70's
From what I have learned he was mainly Irish with a little French thrown in. Since I just found my birth family after 22years of searching I am very interested in going back in the family history. A sad twist of fate was that my birth mother died in 1976, and her eldest brother died less then one month after I found him without our getting to meet. I did find out I had a brother living 10 min away and he too is very interested in the smith family. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Name: Amy <>
Date: 2000-02-09
Your Hometown Erie,Pa
I enjoyed this website very much!Look forward to some Fraser family history help!Here's what I know so far from alittle research.My Nana was a Fraser.Her name is Edith Fraser.She had the following sibling's:Annie Fraser(deceased in 1922),William Fraser(deceased),John Fraser(deceased),Mary Fraser(living in Scotia,N.Y.)Their parent's names were:William&Margaret Lowe Fraser.The Father(William)had a 1/2 brother named Hector McIntosh.In Scotland,their was a cousin named;Christina Cuthill.There also was a cousin whose name can't be remembered but the cousin's Father was named Murdoch fraser who died in WW1 in 1916.Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!!!

Name: Laura Conner <>
Date: 2000-02-09
Your Hometown Waynesville,NC
My name is Laura Conner.After the death of our father,John Taylor,we discovered we were not Taylors after all.I found out my dad was born Charles Taylor Lackey.He had changed his name sometime prior to marrying my mother.There is so much hush-hush on the matter. Nobody wants to talk about it.From what I have dug up(which wasn't easy to say the least)my daddy was born in a place called Big Creek on Little Cataloochee,N.C. He also resided in a Tennessee county called Hartford.TN.In my search it looks like they changed their name either from Phillips to Lackey or Lackey to Phillips.My dads fathers name was George Lackey(or Phillips) and my grandmothers name was Essie.If any one can help me solve this mystery I would sure love tto talk to them.I would just love to know exactly who I am.I don't care if there is a shaddy past or what not.Any inquiries or information would be highly appreciated.

Name: Rita Smith <>
Date: 2000-02-02
Your Hometown kelowna,b.c.
My grandfather Thomas Kinnear Smith was killed in w.w.1 His mother was Agnes Fraser[smith] from Coupar Angus,Perthshire,Scotland. I just noticed that this was a Smith/Fraser too

Name: Cynthia Fraser-Powell <joeloucyn@sympatico. ca>
Date: 2000-01-30
Your Hometown Brampton, Ontario
great site, I was looking for more info on the Fraser family. I didn't see anything. My father was born in Scotland and came over when he was a babe in arms. He was born in a large family, that came over to Canada. When they arrive in Montreal they asked the conductor on the train going west how far the sum of money they had would take them. The conductor said Hamilton Ontario. So they went to Hamilton, with nothing but the clothes on their back, found a house to stay in the day that they arrived, and had food also. Those were the days, none of us would dream of doing that nowadays. Best of luck cfp

Name: Karen Smith <>
Date: 2000-01-24
Your Hometown Pembroke, Ontario
This is great so far and I haven't even gotten very far. I am trying to do some research on my own family. I was just surfing when I came to your site which caught my eye because my mother is a Lackey and my father is a Smith. What a coincidence eh?

Name: Jane Lackey Carter <>
Date: 2000-01-19
Your Hometown Vidor, Tx.
URL of your Homepage Southwestern bell
I am a decendent of Fount Lackey and Mary Smith of Tennessee.
My father was their son Clarence.


Name: Katherine Lackie(Longhurst) <>
Date: 2000-01-19
Your Hometown Ontario
URL of your Homepage none

very good page presently we are researching the following names for our family tree. LONGHURST AND LACKIE OR LACKEY AND FORGE These all tie into one family tree. tHANKS KATHERINE LACKIE(Longhurst0


Name: Marge Smith Ward <>
Date: 2000-01-19
Your Hometown Smallwood NY
URL of your Homepage
I have both Smith and Peck in my lines though on opposite sides. I found quite a bit on the Smiths but not the Pecks. We have Brucher in our line too and feel all must be related as there are so few, but I think the name was changed a lot. I finally found a Dodderl after years of searching, but find no more, name was probably changed to Dodd.

Name: Paul Lackey <>
Date: 2000-01-19
Your Hometown Stirling, Ontario, Canada
I'm glad I found your homepage, lots of info. Great work Don!
I am a decendent of Hamilton Lackey Sr. (born 12 feb 1826, County Down, Northern Ireland)and Sarah Mahood (born 1830, Northern Ireland). Hamilton's parents were Robert Lackey (Born 15 Jul 1803)and Agnes Parker (born 1808).
Is there any more information on the Lackey, Parker and Mahood lines?


Name: Sharon <>
Date: 2000-01-16
Your Hometown Modesto, California
My Grandfather's name was Nathanial Leonadist Lackey. He was married twice. I don't know his first wife's name but they had 1 son named Henry. He married my grandmother, Sarah Tilley and they had 6 boys and 1 girl. My father's name is Rufus Lackey and his sister's name was Leona. His brothers names are Woody, Tilley, Everett, Raymond and Leon. I don't know where my grandfather was born or his parent's names. My father was raised mostly in Texas and New Mexico and his Parents (Nathanial) are buried in Texas. Please let me know if you would like more information. I can get a little more from some of my relatives.

Name: Mary Ann Jenkins <>
Date: 2000-01-13
Your Hometown 2120 Snowmass Cir Broomfield, Co 80020
Andrew Lackey and Isabella Cupples are my direct ancestors also. Wish we could find more about them. I learned in a trip to County Down, Ireland, Banbridge area that there were three Cupples brothers that moved to Ireland. Two settled in Co. Antrim (there are many Cupples there) and one settled in Co. Down. She was related to the millionaire Cupples of St. Louis, Mo. He helped many of her children settle in the US. Do you have any further information on the Cupples or Lackeys? Do you have names of people actively doing research on this line?
This is my first time using the internet so I hope I send this OK.


Name: DyAnn <>
Date: 2000-01-02
Your Hometown USA
I came onto to site because it mentioned there may be information on the Peck line. I am looking for information on Anna and Sarah Young, sisters who both married Thoirt Peck in Utah in 1850's. There parents were James Ross Young and Elizabeth Seeley of Canada. Can anyone help? Thanks so much. DyAnn

Name: Donna (Smith) Mindek <>
Date: 1999-12-26
Your Hometown USA
Looking for William Smith's parents - The Wiliam I am looking for, married Elizabeth Kendall (I believe they married in England) and one son known to me was Joseph Smith born 1890 and died 1965 in Pennsylvania, USA
Any connection?


Name: Louise Bascom Smith <>
Date: 1999-12-20
Your Hometown Woodbridge,NJ
Interested since my Mother was born in Canada and I have had and still have many relatives their, You have a beautiful family. Will stop in from time to time.

Name: Mark warren <>
Date: 1999-12-17
kinda kool Don!

Name: Patty Adams <>
Date: 1999-12-15
Your Hometown PA
I'm Sarah C. Buckleys granddaughter from her second marriage to James Reed. Would be interested in any info you might have on her or her marriage to Reubin
Phinney. Thank you. Patty


Name: marcella mulder <>
Date: 1999-12-12
Your Hometown michigan
I am looking for my G-Grandfather Jonathan J Smith who was born in Conn around 1800's. came to Indiana, married Elizebeth, she was from New York. Had a son Judson J Smith.

Name: Pam Dickey <>
Date: 1999-12-09
Your Hometown Buckhorn, ON
Great site, a lot of hard work..and heart and the love for family history