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August 26, 1957 – November 16, 2012
We are saddened by the loss of Trenton, who was a strong supporter and made a considerable contribution to our project in the inception and founding years.
In 2002, when Trenton was Executive Director of the Prairie Gallery in Grande Prairie, he contacted a small group of interested people from all walks of life whom he felt might be able to take on the stewardship of the Homestead and preservation of the legacy of artist Euphemia McNaught . In order to see this idea through, he spent over two years chairing monthly meetings in the Beaverlodge area and did much of the administration work needed to have the property transferred to the Society, to attain Provincial Historic status and to establish our non -profit Society. He guided our project through the long range planning, strategy, funding and feasibility studies necessary to proceed. Without his assistance, this may have taken us much longer and left the Society much less prepared to handle the diversity of projects necessary to develop and maintain this site and the legacy.
Once our Society became official in June 2005, he stepped down, but he remained interested in our progress. His patient guidance, his connections, knowledge, organizational and motivation skills as well as his “hands on” approach throughout his time with us was an immense benefit to all who had the privilege of working with him. We are indebted to him for the important role he played in our journey forward.