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  • Name Almira May Hastings 
    Born 11 May 1909  Rouleau, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Nov 1909  Rouleau, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I05225  All
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2006 

    Father Clarence Beverley Hastings,   b. 19 Jul 1879, Elliots Falls, Laxton Township, Victoria County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1937, Rochester, Olmstead County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Eva Pearl Winter,   b. 5 Nov 1886, Orono, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1966, Regina, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1907  Regina, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Clarence Beverly Hastings was educated at Rose Valley, S.D. 191 and was raised on his father’s farm near Indian Head, Saskatchewan. In 1902 he moved with the family to the Rouleau district and a homestead entry was granted on December 13, 1901 to SW 20-15-21-W2. A patent was issued February 20, 1905. It was sold February 24, 1911 to Thomas J. How in consideration of $5,600.

      In 1908, in addition to the farming operations, he purchased from his brother, Hugh Alexander, the Rouleau Supply Company Ltd. which had been established in 1902 by his brother and Ernie Kissick for the purpose of “carrying on a business of general merchants, dealing in goods of every description”. From 1908 to 1915 it was known simply as C.B. Hastings; agricultural implements and licensed auctioneer.

      During this time he appears to have been a very successful Rouleau businessman, and played a prominent part in local affairs. He owned the first auto in Rouleau, a Brush Runabout noted for its coil spring suspension and wooden frame and axle. He was manager of the local hockey team that won the saline championship in 1906 and 1907. The first rink in Rouleau was constructed in 1905 by the Hastings brothers Hugh and Clare. It had a skating area and two sheets of curling ice with gas lights from the rafters for lighting. It became the winter social centre of the town. He was a member of Prince Rupert Lodge 24, I.O.O.F. However, in 1915, whether due to bad management or economic difficulty, or bother, the business interests entered bankruptcy.

      In 1915 and 1916 he was engaged during the summer months in road construction contracts in the Ponteix and Vanguard districts while the family resided in Moose Jaw during the winter months. In 1916 he established himself in Vanguard where he operated an implement business and local agent for the John Deere Plow Company and licensed auctioneer.

      In September of 1921 he and the family moved to Regina and resided at 922 Argyle Street. In 1922 he became local agent for the Cockshutt Plow Company, a position he filled until his death. In 1928 he sold more machinery than any other Cockshutt agent and was awarded an expense paid one month trip to Brantford, Ontario and other Ontario cities. In 1923 he purchased the family home at 629 Broadway Avenue where the family resided until 1938.

      “Clary” Hastings was active in curling and political circles. He was a member of the Regina Curling Club and participated in many provincial bonspiels. He was Bard of Saskatchewan Curling Association 1925 to 1937. He loved the fellowship of bonspieling. He enjoyed politics for the joy of the battle of “whipping Tories”. James G. Gardiner would recall many a political meeting ending with a rousing singsong led by Clary Hastings and his rendition of “The End of the Road”. Better to sing and enjoy the comradeship of Liberal friends than argue over the CPR and freight rates.

      On his death, Dave Dryburgh, Sports Editor of the Regina Leader Post commented:

      “Curlers down at the Regina club will miss Clary Hastings next winter. So will bonspiel visitors. Big Clary, as good-natured and frolicsome as he was weighty. The Regina clubrooms will not seem the same without 350-pound Clary there. Bonspiels will miss his booming voice, his amusing habit of picking up rocks and wiping them on his chest. This man was one of curling’s characters. He was a sportsman for the game’s sake. He was a grand guy.”

      While the newspaper observed editorially:

      “The passing of “Clary” Hastings will be deeply regretted in Regina and district. He was a big man in stature but big, too, in other ways. He was big in friendship, in goodwill, in adding to the gaiety of life. His arrival in any group such as a gathering of curlers, was the signal for a new heartiness and cheer. Mr. Hastings will be missed in many places in Regina but the blow will be sharpest in his family circle where the ties were strong and tender.”

      Clarence Beverly Hastings and Eva Pearl Winter Hastings are interred with their son, Clarence Ross, in Regina Municipal Cemetery.
    Family ID F1251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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