Cook, Minnie (Fletcher)

(1901 - 1994)

Minnie Cook loved to be with people. Her father, Arthur Fletcher was a councillor for the Municipal District of Westerdale and the family hosted a number of politicians and notables in their home.

Minnie Cook, like her father, was interested in politics and she attended every annual meeting of the County of Mountain View and its predecessor municipalities. She was a member of the Olds Hospital Auxiliary and later, the Sundre Hospital Auxiliary. For 59 years she was a member of the Eagle Valley Women's Institute, and as a member of the Sunshine Committee for 50 of those years she visited the sick, elderly and the newborns. In all these activities, she enjoyed the company of many people.

It was a common sight to see Minnie Cook with another lady hosting the registration table at the Women's Institute conferences where she could greet everyone who came. She liked nothing better than to present the service pins to the women who volunteered at the Sundre Hospital.

Category: Sundre