Maud and Bill Wenman spent 67 years devoted to each other

There wasn’t enough children in Sicamous to warrant the opening of a school so the family moved to Golden in 1906.

Thank you to everyone who has called or dropped by with comments and bits of information regarding the Women In History Month series.

It’s good to hear that many of you have either tried out the recipes or that you remember those recipes from your youth.

The last lady in the series is Maud Wenman. There were many to choose from but the reason I went with Maud is that she never had children who would have saved her recipes and shared them with friends.

Maud Reckard Maxwell was born in Revelstoke, B.C. on April 23, 1896 to parents Charles and Kate (nee Bagnall). At the time of her birth the family lived in Glacier, B.C.

Sixteen months later Maud would be joined by her sister Edith, who was also born in Revelstoke. Before the birth of their third child the family went on vacation to the Maxwell family home in Maine where brother Clement was born and a good thing that they went to Maine because that year a snowslide hit the village in Rogers Pass where the family lived and wiped it out completely.

When the family returned from Maine they took up residence in Sicamous where they remained for 6 years and it was here that Maud’s second sister Ida was born.

There wasn’t enough children in Sicamous to warrant the opening of a school so the family moved to Golden in 1906.

After a long courtship, that included many happy moments shared with family and friends picnicking and enjoying all that Golden has to offer, Maud married William Wenman Jr. Maud supported her husband with his many hobbies, which included philately, photography, taxidermy, mountaineering and hunting.

Maud was a life member of Yoho Rebekah Lodge No. 51. She was also a life member of the United Church Women and of the Women’s Auxiliary to St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Those who knew Maud will remember her as a gentle, agreeable and quietly competent person who devoted her energy and skills to support her family, her lodge, her church and community.

Maud and Bill were married for 67 years before Bill passed away and a member of the family said “There does not appear to be any indication that these two young people were intended, or intended themselves, for anyone else.”

Maud passed away on September 5, 1995 at the age of 99.

Eggnog Pudding

Melt 1/3 cup butter in 9” X 9” pan, then add 1/3 cup sugar and 4 cups of dry corn flakes. Mix until well blended, then press ¾ of the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the pan, reserving ¼ for topping. Chill while preparing the following.

Soak 1 tbsp of gelatin in ¼ cup cold water and set aside. Add 1/8 tsp salt to 1 ¼ cups milk and scald the milk, then add 2 beaten egg yolks mixed with ½ cup sugar and stir until frothy and add 2 stiffly beaten egg whites, ½ cup cream whipped, and 1 tsp vanilla.

Pour this over the chilled crumb crust, sprinkle with crumbs that you kept out and chill. Cut into squares at serving time. Maud Wenman.


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