Cole / Richard ancestors as of Nov 17, 2005

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  • Name: VICTOR (Vic) Charles COLE 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Vic /Cole/
  • Birth: 1 DEC 1918 in Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 1 2 3
  • Residence: 1939 , , CA, USA 1 2 3
  • Residence: 1940 Montreal, , QC, Canada 1 2 3
  • Residence: 1945 Buenos Aires, , , Argentina 1 2 3
  • Residence: 1947 Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 4 2 3
  • Residence: 1950 Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 5 3
  • Residence: 1954 Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 6 3
  • Residence: 1963 Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 7 3
  • Residence: 2003 Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 8 3
  • Residence: 2004 Moose Jaw, , SK, Canada 9 3
  • Reference Number: 211
  • Note:
    [E_Cole5H17.GED]

    [Cole5H17.GED]

    SOURCE=FTREE# 45
    DC0001
    Before retirement, Vic Cole was a businessman, alderman and citizen of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. As a child, Vic suffered from asthma, often being bedridden. Art WOOLGAR began living with the Cole family when Vic was in public school. See the notes for Vic's mother Florence KINGSLAND for more information about Art WOOLGAR. Art was 6 years older than Vic and was like Vic's friendly big brother. Vic's nickname for Art was "Doc" because he preferred to have Art give him adrenalin injections to check his asthma. (Eventually, his asthma was controlled by special drugs developed in the latter part of the twentieth century.) Vic attended Prince Arthur public school and then Moose Jaw Technical Collegiate (now known as Peacock), where he first met Earl NANT. In 1936, his friend, Earl Nant, and then Vic began their business careers working at Great West Battery at 48 High Street E in Moose Jaw. Shortly after graduating from high school, Vic's boss suggested to Mr Al (or Hal) Berry that Vic would be a good employee at the electrical power station in Moose Jaw, so Vic changed jobs.

    But Vic decided to learn about airplanes, certainly the most interesting technology of that era. So Vic went to California to study airplane instruments at the American School of Aircraft Instruments in Glendale, May to October 1941. This was just after the Great Depression, so Vic didn't even have enough money to pay for his meals on Sundays. (His mother arranged for some spinsters in California to look after him every Sunday.) Upon graduation, he worked at Ferry Command in Montreal during the second World War. It was in Montreal, in 1941, that he met his future wife: Marion GOATCHER. They were married in Montreal, QC in 1942. Marion's parents and Vic's mother travelled to Montreal to attend the wedding. The five of them went to Niagra Falls together (on Vic and Marion's honeymoon), probably because none of them had ever been to Niagra Falls before. A photo of them on the "Maid of the Mist" testifies to this effect.

    Vic and Marion began their married life in Montreal in 1943,where their first child, David, was born. After the war, they moved to Argentina, where Vic helped set up a new Argentine airline. Around this time, the unrest around PERON became more and more dangerous. At the end of their 2 year contract, they decided to leave Argentina. Vic and Marion returned to Montreal and went to Noranda, QC for a short visit with Marion's mother, Daisy, and Marion's younger sister, Doris. Then they moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to join Vic's life-long friend and business partner, Earl NANT. Vic's parents were still living in Moose Jaw at that time. Vic, Marion and David moved into the family home at 1027 Ominica St. E, where Vic had grown up. His parents had moved downtown to be closer to Zion church where Vic's father, Charley, was the caretaker.

    In their early business life, Vic and Earl owned and managed the Great West Auto Electric, an automotive parts and service store. They also invested in other start-up business ventures such as television set sales. In Moose Jaw, Vic and Marion's family grew to include Charles (Chuck) COLE and Christine (nTe COLE) WARD. Vic's non-business activities included weekends at Buffalo Lake and membership in various local service clubs such as the Kinsmen, Rotary and Shriners Club. The NANT family (Earl and Olive) and the COLE family (Vic and Marion) owned neighboring cottages on the north shore of Buffalo Pound Lake. They enjoyed many years of happiness with their many friends in and around Moose Jaw. For a number of years, Vic served as a Moose Jaw alderman taking special interest in the expansion of Moose Jaw's industrial businesses. When someone was needed to manage their newly acquired bowling alley business, Vic and Earl decided that Vic would manage their Moose Jaw Bowling Center. Earl NANT and his son, Ed, would continue to operate their Great West Auto Electric business. Eventually Ed NANT became the primary owner of the Great West and Chuck COLE became the primary owner of the bowling alley.

    During the middle and more recent part of his life, Vic suffered a few accidents, a heart attack in 1970, cancer and numerous eye-related problems. Nevertheless, Vic continues to enjoy life to the fullest. Vic and Earl were successful enough to be able to easily retire in their late 50's, while they could still travel and have fun. After retirement, Vic and Marion (and Earl and Olive) spent their summers in the Moose Jaw area and their winters in Mesa, Arizona. In Mesa, Vic and Marion soon made new friends with couples from all over the northern states of the USA and Canada.

    When Earl NANT died, Vic deeply missed his best friend with whom he had been all his life, ever since their high school days. During retirement, Vic actively manages his financial investment portfolio and has helped a small number of other close friends with theirs. Marion suffered a debilitating stroke around the turn of the century. Through physio-therapy and endless hours of practice, Marion was able to regain much of her mobility. But she and Vic were forced to curtail their winter vacations in Mesa, Arizona. Their many friends helped Vic and Marion cope with their illnesses, mostly by being there to visit with them.

    In the late summer of 2002, Vic and Marion travelled back to Montreal, where their first great-grandson, George VAVOUGIOS had been born (on June 08, 2002). George's mother is Theresa COLE, Vic and Marion's eldest granddaughter. George's father is Tommy VAVOUGIOS, who was born in Montreal, QC of Greek descent.

    In 2003, Vic and Marion celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Moose Jaw. Approximately 150 people, all friends or family, joined them for a reception and supper on the first Saturday after their wedding anniversary. Vic's sister Gladys (nee COLE) PAUL attended the anniversary. Marion's sisters (Doris NORTH and Hazel HIBBARD) and Marion's brother Jim GOATCHER also came to the wedding anniversary. So many of their friends attended that it was more like a big reunion or a wedding rather than a wedding anniversary reception.

    In autumn 2004, Vic and Marion moved from their 50 year-old house on Henry Street in Moose Jaw to a nearby retirement home on Mulberry Lane, also in Moose Jaw. They enjoy a 2 bedroom apartment and join the other residents for meals in the dining hall. They are on the ground floor and have a private entrance. Their phone number and email addresses remain unchanged. Vic and Marion's youngest children, Chuck and Christine, still visit them very often. Vic has recovered from a recently broken ankle. Whenever they are able, Marion and Vic take trips to visit their friends, in Moose Jaw, elsewhere in Saskatchewan or in the neighbouring states and provinces. In 2004 they both travelled to Ontario to visit their son David, his wife Yvette, their 2 grandchildren and their 3 great-grandchildren. In 2004 they also took a multi-day trip by car to visit friends in Alberta.
    /DC0001

    DC0001
    To read the text of the "Toast to Marriage" by Vic COLE,
    see the notes about Barbara COLE in this database.
    /DC0001




    Father: CHARLES (Charley) Percy COLE b: 13 MAY 1884 in Sandridge, , Hertford, Eng.
    Mother: FLORENCE (Florrie) C. KINGSLAND b: 24 MAY 1880 in Islington, London, Msex., Eng.

    Marriage 1 MARION Isabelle GOATCHER b: 28 JAN 1922 in Regina, , SK, Canada
    • Married: 12 JUN 1943 in Montreal, , QC, Canada 1 2 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Living COLE
    2. Has Children Living COLE
    3. Has Children Living COLE

    Sources:
    1. Title: DC0001 (Personal Archives: Cole & Richard)
      Author: David Cole
      Note: Secondary Sources: Irene (nee Travil) Jezek Paul Delaney Steven Gibbs Victor Cole and Marion Goatcher Ann Cole Lydie Arsenault Archives: Bedfordshire Herts. Internet Tichborne Royals
      Note: Medium
      Repository:
      Note: 53 Westpark Dr., Gloucester, ON, Canada, K1B 3G4
      Media: Other
    2. Title: Cole5H17.GED
      Repository:
      Note: WorldConnect DB:davidcole3
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Date of Import: Apr 11, 2004
    3. Title: E_Cole5H17.GED
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Aug 19, 2005
    4. Title: DC0001 (Personal Archives: Cole & Richard)
      Author: David Cole
      Note: Secondary Sources: Irene (nee Travil) Jezek Paul Delaney Steven Gibbs Victor Cole and Marion Goatcher Ann Cole Lydie Arsenault Archives: Bedfordshire Herts. Internet Tichborne Royals
      Note: Medium
      Repository:
      Note: 53 Westpark Dr., Gloucester, ON, Canada, K1B 3G4
      Media: Other
      Text: Street Address: 1027 Ominica St. E.
    5. Street Address: 1138 Monk Ave.
    6. Title: DC0001 (Personal Archives: Cole & Richard)
      Author: David Cole
      Note: Secondary Sources: Irene (nee Travil) Jezek Paul Delaney Steven Gibbs Victor Cole and Marion Goatcher Ann Cole Lydie Arsenault Archives: Bedfordshire Herts. Internet Tichborne Royals
      Note: Medium
      Repository:
      Note: 53 Westpark Dr., Gloucester, ON, Canada, K1B 3G4
      Media: Other
      Text: Moved to 943 Henry St., Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
    7. Title: DC0318 Phone Book 1963 (Moose Jaw)
      Author: Saskatchewan Government Telephones (SGT) now SaskTel
      Repository:
      Note: Archives of David Cole
      Media: Book
      Text: Telephone: (306) 692-4632
      Street Address: 943 Henry St.
    8. Title: DC0001 (Personal Archives: Cole & Richard)
      Author: David Cole
      Note: Secondary Sources: Irene (nee Travil) Jezek Paul Delaney Steven Gibbs Victor Cole and Marion Goatcher Ann Cole Lydie Arsenault Archives: Bedfordshire Herts. Internet Tichborne Royals
      Note: Medium
      Repository:
      Note: 53 Westpark Dr., Gloucester, ON, Canada, K1B 3G4
      Media: Other
      Text: 943 Henry St., Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
    9. Title: DC0001 (Personal Archives: Cole & Richard)
      Author: David Cole
      Note: Secondary Sources: Irene (nee Travil) Jezek Paul Delaney Steven Gibbs Victor Cole and Marion Goatcher Ann Cole Lydie Arsenault Archives: Bedfordshire Herts. Internet Tichborne Royals
      Note: Medium
      Repository:
      Note: 53 Westpark Dr., Gloucester, ON, Canada, K1B 3G4
      Media: Other
      Text: #119 220 Mulberry Lane, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
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