Robert John Campbell Lee

Roche Percee, Saskatchewan

Robert John Campbell Lee

Robert J. Lee was the Government Mine Inspector, for the Dominion Government, for all the Coal Mines in this area.
When you view most of the mine plans you will see this man's signature with R.P.E. after his name.
He was a Registered Professional Engineer

Robert John Campbell Lee
b- Oct 17, 1872 in Glasgow Scotland
d- May 14, 1941
Buried in Estevan City Cemetery

married Mary Haughie, May 14, 1898, in Kilmarnock, Scotland
b- Nov 11, 1876
d- May 14, 1948
Buried in Estevan City Cemetery

Robert Lee immigrated to Canada, in 1906, from Ayrshire.

He was Manager of the Alexander Mine near Roche Percee. I haven't been able to find info on this mine.

His wife, and 5 children followed in 1907 (1908 in another article)

Homesteaded in Roche Percee area, on the extreme edge of RM #5, 2 miles N of Roche Percee.

Profession was a Mining Engineer.

5 children born in Scotland:

Edward Lee,
b- Mar 15, 1898 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland,
d- 1969 in Regina?
buried June 17, 1970, age 71 in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina
Served in Canadian Army
Enlisted in Edmonton AB, Mar 31, 1916
next of kin his father, at Elcan AB, where Edward lived as well.
Edward shown as a mining student, not married.
wife- Matilda Lee, son Judge Robert E. Lee, in Estevan in 1980.

William “Bill” Lee,
b- 1901 in Scotland
d- Sept 13, 1937, after a serious Mine accident
Buried in Estevan City Cemetery
He had his own coal mine in Roche Percee
3 brothers, Edward, Bill and John worked at this mine.

Isabella “Bella” Lee,
b- Bef 1907 in Scotland
d- aft 1980
married Ubald LaCoste in 1930,
Attended nursing school in Swift Current
finished her career in Calgary
She had 4 children

Catherine Lee,
b- Bef 1907 in Scotland
d- 1918 in Alberta

Mary Lee,
b- Bef 1907 in Scotland
d- Bef 1948 in Alberta

5 more children, all born in Canada:

John Lee,
b- Jan 22, 1909 in Pinto, SK
d- 1966
Attended ECI 1926-1930, and Campion College in Regina
Owned Lee Funeral Home in Estevan and in Regina
wife- Margaret Spelliscey, married Aug 3, 1943
5 children: Margaret Rose, Mary, Jane, Kathy, and Bill.

Helen Lee,
b- Dec 24, 1910 in Grassy Lake, Alberta.
d- Jan 19, 1977 in Estevan
Grassy Lake is just East of Taber AB.
Attended ECI 1925-1929
Graduated from University of SK., in Education.
taught Elementary, Junior Grades, and finally at ECI,
Became Teacher at ECI- 1956-1969
She served as a member of the Canadian Women's Army Corp in WWII
Estevan Legion Member

James Lee,
b- Aft 1910 in Alberta
d- 1918 in Alberta

Albert Lee,
b- Aft 1910 in Alberta
d- 1918 in Alberta

Rose Lee,
b- 1915 at Elcan, Alberta
d- Aft 1948
married William Blackett
Attended school in Estevan, ECI 1930-1934
took nursing training in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC
She was a nurse in Vancouver BC
Had 2 sons

Robert J. Lee Family moved to Alberta ca 1910-11
Robert J. Lee was a Mining Engineer with the Alberta Government Dept. of Mines.
He was also manager of various coal mines there as well.

1919 family moved again.
1921 the family moved to Estevan, where Robert J. Lee was employed as the Mines Inspector for the Dominion Government
He retired in 1931
Worked as a Mining Consultant in the area after he retired.

He helped in organizing the SK Branch of The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, which held their annual convention in 1923 in Estevan


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