Adele Grunau (Adfeldt)

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Adele Grunau (Adfeldt)

Also Known As: "Ady"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
Death: Died in Toronto, ON, Canada
Cause of death: stroke
Place of Burial: Toronto, ON, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Juhan Adfeldt and Lidia Adfeldt
Wife of William Gordon Gibson
Ex-wife of Martin Grunau
Half sister of Miralda Adfeldt; Laura Õunpuu Niinemets (Adfeldt); Rande Grunau and Lydia Soomet (Adfeldt)

Managed by: Lilian Puust
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About Adele Grunau (Adfeldt)

Winnipeg Eesti Selts "Side" üks asutajatest. Aastal 1929 esimene juhatus: Vold.Rosin (esimees), Julius Blande (abiesimees), Gustav Koost (kirjatoimetaja), Adele Grunau (kassapidaja), Ragna Peterson (majvalitseja). Seltsi sihiks oli "eesti rahvast, keelt ja kõik mis sellega ühes on, alal hoida ja neid koondada." Püüe oli registreerida kõiki eestlasi, kes Winnipegis läbi käisid teel idast läände ja vastupidi.

G. Koost viis oma kogumused Torontosse kus ta korraldas uue seltsi.

Adele Grunau läks 1931. aastal Montreali kus ta kasutas oma kogemusi uue Montreali Eesti seltsi rajamisel aastal 1933. Ta oli mitmeid aastad selle juhatuse liige. Esimees kuni umbes 1950.

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Winnipeg Estonian Society "Side" founding member and treasurer 1929-1931.

Montreal Estonian Society founding member, member of the board for many years. President until 1950.

Canadian Handicrafts Guild member. Well-known for her weaving and designs.

Birthdate old calendar in Estonia: March 5, 1908. She celebrated it according to its new calendar March 18th. LP

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Adele Grunau (Adfeldt)'s Timeline

1908
March 18, 1908
Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
1927
June 18, 1927
Age 19
Quebec, QC, Canada

Ady left Estonia at the age of 19. She went at the same time as some acquaintances from Kuressaare, who knew how to go about getting documents, etc. Ady wanted to see the world and she also hoped to meet up with Harri Meier with whom she had a romance while he attended the Merekool (Marine Academy) in Kuressaare. He was now a sea captain who travelled the world and was based in New York city. Ady started her voyage from Hamburg on the Empress of Scotland and arrived in Canada June 18, 1927. She could not remain there, most likely since there were no jobs. The group had to continue to the prairies, to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1930
November 15, 1930
Age 22
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
1939
June 3, 1939
Age 31
1991
April 16, 1991
Age 83
Toronto, ON, Canada
April 1991
Age 83
Toronto, ON, Canada
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