Christian (Chris) Dahlie was born in Ringsaker, Norway, on January 1, 1896. He came from a family of farmers and spent most of his life farming along with various other jobs. Else Widing was born in Oslo, Norway, on July 27, 1901. Chris and Else married in Oslo on July 1, 1922. They lived on the Nyhus farm near Ringsaker and had three children: Martha (born November 24, 1922), Hallvard (b. 1923), and Jorgen (b. 1924). In the late 1920s, Chris Dahlie emigrated to Canada with Else and the children following shortly after in 1929. The family lived in Holden, Alberta until 1932 and moved to Smithers in 1933. Eventually, they settled on Dahlie Road in 1938.
Chris Dahlie became well known for his participation in ski competitions. In 1935, Chris Dahlie won the Western Canadian Ski Championship. In 1940, Chris enlisted in the Canadian Army at the age of 44 to support his family. He was first stationed in Prince Rupert, B.C., and then transferred to Jasper, Alberta, to train Lovat Scouts, a troop from Scotland being trained in skiing to patrol Northern Europe borders. Chris also worked for the British Columbia Forest Service until his retirement in the early 1960s.
Martha Dahlie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women’s Division, as a Medical Clerk in Vancouver, B.C., from June 1942 until the end of 1944. Martha married John Aldred Goudy, a gunner for the Royal Canadian Navy Fisherman’s Reserve (RCNFR), on December 24, 1943 at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver. They had four children: Linda (b. 1945), Sylvia (b. 1951), Norman (b. 1954) and Kathryn (b. 1955). She received Canadian citizenship on March 29, 1972. John Aldred Goudy passed away February 7, 1999.
Christian Dahlie passed away in 1989. Else (Widing) Dahlie passed away on October 23, 2001.
Records were collected by Martha Dahlie and passed onto her daughter, Linda Goudy.
Scope and Content
Fonds is arranged into two series: Martha Dahlie and Photographs. Records include school reports, certificates and photographs of both Dahlie and Goudy families.
Textual records have been artificially arranged as no original order existed when received.