Image: A film still showing a group of children on a dock (SPRA 0198.02.04, Fonds 198: Ward-Marcy family fonds)
Movie Monday highlights videos from the Archives’ film collection. Every week, an archival film will be featured on our YouTube channel and here on our blog. The Movie Monday project is made possible with the generous funding support of Swan City Rotary Club of Grande Prairie
Today we are featuring the final Movie Monday film. It is rather a bittersweet moment, but we hope you have enjoyed this project as much as we have enjoyed sharing it with you! This final film comes from the Ward-Marcy family fonds and was filmed in 1964.
Miles and Marion Marcy and their five children (Ken, Marilynne, Greg, Kevin, and Colleen) have been featured in six of our Movie Monday posts. We have traveled with them, watched Miles’ work at the lumber mill, and in this film see footage of camping, farm work, getting bulls ready for a show, and more. Because the Marcy family has had a significant presence on our blog throughout this past year, we thought you might enjoy hearing what happened to the family in later years.
Ken, the oldest of the Marcy children, spend much of his life in the gardening business. He married and had a daughter, and passed away in 2006. Marilynne, the second Marcy child, became a certified nursing assistant and in 2008 was in her 38th year of working at the Grande Prairie hospital. She and her husband, Mike Turner, married in 1970 and raised three children. Greg Marcy became a teacher and together with his wife, Laurie, had two children. As for the youngest Marcy children, Kevin became a drummer, and Colleen a skating instructor, LPN, and mother of two children.
Miles Marcy died in 2000, and Marion remarried John Yurychuk in 2005. In 2012, at the age of 85, she also passed away.
It is the donation of textual records, photographs, and films such as the Marcys’ that make the work of the Archives possible. Through these glimpses into the everyday lives of local individuals, we can better understand how the region came to be what it is today.
We will miss sharing Movie Mondays with you, but remember that you can watch all the featured films (and many more!) on our YouTube channel at any time. Thank you for following along with Movie Monday and for your ongoing support of the South Peace Regional Archives.