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Atlin Biographies from 1947

    This page contains a wide variety of brief biographies and death notices related to people buried at the Atlin Cemetery (1947-today). The information on this page has been copied primarily from The Whitehorse Star. When the information available is extensive enough, it is posted on a separate page.

ALDERSLEY, Ernest (1901-1969)

Whitehorse Star, December 24, 1969:
    Funeral services for the late Ernest J, Aldersley, 68, were held on Monday, Dec. 8th at St. Martin's Anglican Church in Atlin. Canon Ray Clennett of Whitehorse officiated.
    Pall-bearers were Gordon Crum, Cyril James, Robert Carnie, Jack Nelson, all of Atlin and Art Smith and Russ Rose of Whitehorse. Interment followed in the Atlin Cemetery.
    Ernie, who was born in England, had spent many years in Canada, coming to Atlin to work in the L. Schulz Store. The Aldersleys spent a few years there and then made their home at Whitehorse.
    In recent years Ernie had worked for the Vocational School. He is survived by his wife, Grace, and one son Bill, both of Whitehorse. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

CRAFT, Sidney Richard (1872-1972)

Whitehorse Star, October 2, 1972:
    Funeral Services for the late Sidney Richard Craft, 100 years, were held at St, Martin's Anglican Church here on September 25 at 2 pm. The Rev. John D. Watts officiated.
    Pall-bearers were Luigi Piccolo, Bob Carnie, John Backlund, Cyril James, Ira Bennett and Ron Bowden, About 50 local folk and a few from Whitehorse were there to pay final respects to Atlin's oldest old-timer.
    Mr. Craft came to Atlin in 1926 and lived in the area continuously since that time, He leaves a son Richard who also makes his home here. Interment was in the Atlin cemetery.

GASH, George E. "Scotty" (1874-1957)

Whitehorse Star, March 7, 1957:
    Oldtimer Scotty Gash spent some time last week in the hospital recovering from another bout of pneumonia. He has moved down from Discovery and is now a resident of town.

Whitehorse Star, December 12, 1957:
    Another old timer has passed away. George (Scotty) Gash was found dead in his home at Discovery camp. He had apparently passed away peacefully in his sleep November 22. Scotty was in his elghties and came to the district about 1912 or 1913. He prospected and mined on Birch Creek most of his years in the Atlin district. Funeral services were held in Atlin, November 26. Interment was in the Atlin cemetery, funeral arrangements were handled by Bruce Morton, undertaker of Atlin.