Sam Waller Museum
Photograph showing the Krempeaux family in their yard on the corner of Edwards Avenue and 1st Street. The Krempeaux’s were one of the first members in The Pas Order of the Eastern Star, becoming the first Worthy Patron and first Worthy Matron. The Worthy Patron is a Master Mason who is in charge of general supervision, and the Worthy Matron is the presiding officer. Pictured from left to right are Charlie Krempeaux, Dorothy Puttick, Helen (Kerr) Krempeaux, grandmother Mary Kerr and Audrey Krempeaux (Murray). Pictured in the background are various early businesses including a laundry, a garage and the Opasquai Hotel.
Mr. Krempeaux was born in Paris, France and came to Canada in 1902, and worked as a cook in a lumber camp in BC. He married Helen Kerr in 1916; her father was Robert Kerr, a Herb Lake miner. Mr. Krempeaux later became the Customs Officer c. 1926 in The Pas, with his office in their home on the corner of Edwards and First. His office was later located in the upstairs of the Post Office. He held this position until September 1955, when the family moved to Vancouver.