Ivy Florence Annie Sackett

FatherPercy Ernest Sackett (1877-1910)
MotherRose (Hoare) Harlow (c 1878-)
Birth1907, Canterbury, KentG,1,2
Baptism1908, CanterburyG,3
Death2015, Guelph, OntarioG,4,5
Marriage1931, CanadaGWilliam Garnet "Bill" Alger
Ivy Florence Annie Sackett
Ivy Florence Annie Sackett, daughter of Percy Ernest Sackett and Rose (Hoare) Harlow, was born in Canterbury, KentG, on 11 April 19071,2 and baptized at St Mildred, CanterburyG, on 22 December 1908.3 She died aged 108 years 12 days in St Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CanadaG, on 23 April 20154,5 and was buried at Memory Gardens, Breslau, OntarioG. She married in CanadaG in about 1931, William Garnet "Bill" Alger, son of Charles F Alger and Ida O'Brien. Bill was born in Fenelon, Victoria County, Ontario, CanadaG, on 14 September 1906.6 He died aged 91 in St Joseph's Hospital, Guelph, OntarioG, on 21 April 19987 and was buried in the Memory Gardens, Breslau, OntarioG, on 24 April 1998.7
     In 1911 Ivy was living at 3 New Ruttington Lane, Canterbury, KentG, in the household of her widowed mother Rose, and was recorded in the census as Ivy Florence Sackett, aged three and born in Canterbury.8
     In 1921 she was living at Dr Barnados Village Homes, Ilford, EssexG, and was recorded as Ivy Sackett, an inmate, aged 13 [actually 14].9
     At the age of 14 Ivy emigrated from England to Canada. She sailed from London on the SS Minnedosa on 16 September 1921, arriving at Québec on 28 September. Her resettlement was arranged and paid for by Dr Barnardo's Homes. She was to continue her schooling in Canada but the object in going to Canada was stated on the passenger declaration to be "for domestic work." Her destination address was "c/o Mrs Hobday, Hazel Brae, Peterboro', Ontario."10
     Ivy is the oldest recorded Sackett.
Ivy Florence Sackett's 100th birthday, 2007
Ivy Florence Sackett at 107
Ivy Florence Sackett
Declaration of passenger to Canada, Sep 1921

Child of Ivy Florence Annie Sackett and William Garnet "Bill" Alger

  • William Beverly "Bev" Alger d. 1995

ALGER, Ivy Florence Annie—Ivy passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph at the age of 108 on Thursday, April 23, 2015, with her family and pastor by her side.
     Daughter of the Sackett family of England.
     Beloved wife of 68 years to the late William (Bill) Alger (1998). Also predeceased by her children, two at birth and William (Bev) (1995). Loved mother-in-law of Velma. Loving grandmother of Paul (Trudy), Mark and Gary (Sandy). A cherished great grandma to Cherri (Chad), Justin (Leah), Corina, Jenna (Johnny), Mike and Jamie. A great great grandma of seven loving children, all of Guelph. Over the decades, Ivy was employed at the Guelph Pickle Factory and the Board of Education (Victory Public School). Ivy was always an active member at her Baptist churches, now Royal City Baptist Church. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at St. Joseph's Health Centre (Guelph) for all the love and care she received. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (2-4 p.m.) Funeral service will be held at Royal City Baptist Church, 100 Ridgewood Ave., Guelph on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. In memory of Ivy, we ask that you consider donating to the Royal City Baptist Church.
     A tree will be planted in memory of Ivy F. A. Alger in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1907. Sackett, Ivy Florence Annie. Mother: Hoare. Canterbury. 2a:998."
  2. Email from Sandy Alger to Chris Sackett, April 2013.
  3. Baptisms Register, St Mildred, Canterbury, Kent (Findmypast image), "22 Dec 1908 Ivy Florence Annie Sackett d. Percy & Rose Sackett, of 1 Black Dog Square, tanner."
  4. Email from Sandy Alger to Chris Sackett, April 2015.
  5. Obituary.
  6. "Ontario, Canada, Births, 1832–1914" (Ancestry image), "Alger, William Garnet, b. 14 Sep 1906, s. Charles F Alger of Cambray, Fenelon, laborer, & Ida O'Brien."
  7. Obituary of William Garnet Alger, 1998, in possession of Sandy Alger.
  8. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 4335, schedule 91
    3 New Ruttington Lane, Canterbury, Kent
    4 rooms
    Charlotte Williams, head, 44, ["widow" struck through] married, ["m. 14y, no ch." struck through], hawker ["fish" added], own acct, b. Sussex, Peasmarsh
    Rose Sackett, boarder, 33, widow, ["m. 11y, 5 ch, 4 living" struck through], charwoman, worker, b. Kent, Chartham
    Rose Louisa Sackett, ["daughter" struck through] boarder, 10, school, b. Kent, Folkestone
    Percy Ernest Sackett, ["son" struck through] boarder, 7, school, b. Kent, Canterbury
    Ivy Florence Sackett, ["daughter" struck through] boarder, 3, school, b. Kent, Canterbury
    Robert William Sackett, ["son" struck through] boarder, 2, b. Kent, Canterbury.
  9. 1921 England census, Dr Barnardos Village Homes, Ilford, Essex
    Ivy Sackett, inmate, 13y 2m, father dead, b. Canterbury, Kent.
  10. "Canada, Ocean Arrivals, 1919–1924" (Ancestry image).
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Gary & Sandy Alger.
Last Edited31 Jan 2023

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