The mystery of Hy has been solved. In case you’ve forgotten, Hy is listed in From Irish Roots,… as the tenth child of James Cust and Rose Allen Cust. I found the abbreviated name Hy on the list of names of Rose Allen Cust’s children on the passenger list of the Pretorian and concluded Little […]
Last week my sister and I visited the Riviere Qui Barre Cemetery. It was my first visit there in many years. We walked up and down the rows of gravestones reading them aloud and remembering who people were and where they had lived in and around the community. I was very surprised to come across […]
February 11, 1924 – January 25, 2013 Annunciation Catholic Church, Edmonton, Alberta January 31, 2013 My Uncle Mike once said, “Life is like a story, and in a good story, you’re always looking forward to the next chapter.” He has now gone ahead to discover the next chapter in his life story.
In 1901, two young men travelled from Ireland to Strathcona in the Northwest Territory of Canada to meet their great uncle Bill Cust, and to prepare the way for their parents and the rest of their family to come to Canada. In 1903, Rose Allen Cust, now a widow, left County Derry in Ireland and […]
This photo was taken by my daughter, Bernadette, when she and I travelled to Ireland in the summer of 2011. The photo shows the land in the part of County Derry where the Custs lived. The water is Lough Foyle and the land in the background is the coastline of County Donegal.