The Stockmen's Memorial Foundation

The Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation was officially organized in 1980 by fifty founding members comprising of ranchers, farmers and individuals who wanted to commemorate the Canadian livestock industry.

The organization was incorporated as a non-profit association and was established as a foundation by an act of the Alberta legislature. It is also approved as a charitable organization by Revenue Canada.

Objectives of the Stockmen's Memorial Foundation are:
  • to identify, honour and remember the builders of the livestock industry and others who have made outstanding contributions to its progress
  • to provide historical and business information relating to the livestock industry
  • to familiarize the public with the lore of the cattle industry
  • to encourage a general appreciation of the sociological and economic significance of the livestock industry.

  • Reiny Kristel – President
  • Don Hepburn – Treasurer
  • Jane Mason – Secretary/Director
  • Bill Bateman – Director
  • Jim Burns – Director
  • Erik Butters – Director
  • Ian Airth – Director
  • Bill Janzen – Director
  • Rod Morison– Director
  • Maureen Marston – Director
  • Jolene Airth – Stockmen’s Administrator
  • Scott Grattidge – Executive Director
  • Kelly Klyne – Bookkeeper

Membership is available to anyone interested in preserving the western heritage through our special collections of library materials and artificats. For more information on how to register to become a member of the Stockmen's Memorial Foundation, please call the librarian at (403)932-3782 or e-mail her at The membership form is also available for download in PDF format.


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Stockmen's Memorial Foundation
101 RancheHouse Rd
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 2K8
Phone: (403) 932-3782