VIVIAN CHITWOOD, 52, prominent Blue River area farmer was killed
in an automobile accident. Mr. Chitwood was a life long resident of
the Blue River, Wisconsin area. He was one of the organizers, and
at the time of his death was secretary of the Southwest Wisconsin
Antique Power club. This was sent to us by the Godager-Volkmann
Funeral Home in Boscobel, Wisconsin.
ALBERT PARKER BERNEY
The death by accidental drowning of Albert Parker Berney of
Angusviile, Manitoba, Canada, occurred at a small lake 6 miles from
his farm home on Nov. 8, 1967.
Albert Berney was born Sept. 20, 1902 in the Silver Creek
Municipality and lived all but three years of his life in that
area. He was married in 1934 to Marion Copping, who survives him.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Breekenridge,
Foxwarren, Manitoba, and Mrs. Andrew Moan (Anne) of Rossburn,
Manitoba; two brothers, Edward of Rossburn, Manitoba, and Leo of
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Funeral services were held at Westminster
United Church at Foxwarren, Manitoba, with Rev. Gordon Fulford
officiating, with interrment at Foxwarren cemetery.
Mr. Berney took an active part in community affairs and was an
ardent sports enthusiast, following local baseball and hockey clubs
for many years. From boyhood he was a devotee of the steam engine
and custom threshed throughout the neighborhod for twenty-three
years. This led, in time, to his interest in the Agricultural
Museum of Manitoba located at Austin, Manitoba, Canada. A member of
the Board of Directors for almost twelve years, he devoted much
time and effort to the museum. Mr. Berney kept alive the old custom
of stook threshing in his neighborhood, using a 25 H.P. Cock of the
North Steamer, and a 42-64 inch Minneapolis separator and each year
held a threshing day which drew friends to share the revival of
pioneer days. Sent to us by Thomas Lobb, Helston, Manitoba,