The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

James Grant Bryden

Male 1932 - 2006  (73 years)


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  • Name James Grant Bryden 
    Born 27 Jun 1932 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 2006  Mannville, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mannville Cemetery, Mannville, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9163  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 

    Father John Bryden,   b. 27 Oct 1880, Kaladar, Lennox and Addington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1944, Mannville, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Rowley,   b. 25 Apr 1893, Oakfield Twp., Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1977  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1913  Mannville, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shirley M. Svenson 
    Last Modified 13 May 2015 
    Family ID F1847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 2006 - Mannville, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mannville Cemetery, Mannville, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Western Producer, Aug. 24th, 1995

      MANNVILLE, Alta., - A heavy horse tradition came to an end near the place of its birth.

      Jim Bryden's famous Clydesdale eight-horse hitch team was auctioned off amidst the tears and cheers of the western heavy horse fraternity in Vermilion last week.

      Undisputed heavyweight champions of the summer fair circuit and the symbol of its sponsor, the United Farmers of Alberta, the Brywood Clydes were sold to several different buyers, breaking up Canada's largest heavy horse team. It was apparent from the tears shed by some in the crowd, as well as the Brydens and their staff, that the sale stirred deep feelings.

      "It was time. Time to get on and do other things," said Jim Bryden, moments after the auctioneer's gavel sent his last horse to a new home.

      Since 1908, the family has raised and shown horses from their Mannville, Alta., farm and has built a heavy horse tradition and population in eastern Alberta.

      The impact of the Brywood Clydes will continue in Vermilion with a heavy horse barn on the exhibition grounds designed by Bryden. As well, the Brywood tradition will carry on though all of Western Canada through the numerous foals from the bloodline living in barns, pastures and fair grounds.

      source: http://www.producer.com/1995/08/prized-clydesdale-team-disbanded-at-auction/
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      James "Jim" Grant Bryden
      He leaves to cherish his memory

      His loving wife Shirley; 4 sons: James W. (Marilyn) of Brooks, Glen (Julie) of Beaumont, Ben (Donna) of Lacombe and Neal (Angela) of Mannville; his grandchildren: Amanda, Grant, Joshua, Kayla, Colby, Clay and Ty; 1 brother: Robert of Calgary and 1 sister: Betty (John) Cornish of Surrey, B.C; 1 sister-in-law: Dorothy Bryden of Mannville, Alberta. Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Margret, and his brothers Jack and William.