Welcome



My name is Bretton Myles McCann. With my wife, Mary-Ann, we have created this site to record our memories. For us, for our family, and for future generations.

After my parents passed, I found a lot of photographs, documents and other items from my heritage in their home. Mary-Ann’s mother had also compiled genealogical records from her Zetsen and Hurkens family roots. I became quite interested in curating all of this, and started with the Family Albums, included in the Genealogy section.

Collaborating with Mary-Ann’s aunt Toni and sister Annie, there are currently over 6000 individuals documented in our family tree.

For several years, I recorded these genealogy records on the MyHeritage Family Tree site. In early 2019, I migrated all of the family tree information to this website. For privacy purposes, you will need to login to the site to see information about living individuals.

Of late, I have been organizing photographs into albums of people, families, and other categories.

I encourage you to explore this site. Feel free to click the Twitter and Facebook icons to access my pages on these social media sites. If you have suggestions or information that I should include, please message me by clicking the email icon.

What’s New

Location History

Maps based on my Google Location History.
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/ My Blog

What’s New

Recent posts. Start browsing here!
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July, 2010 Map

A map of key locations.
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/ My Blog

Genealogy

Heritage items.
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/ Collection, Photography

Matong Road

Matong Road in Mount Eliza, Australia
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/ Areas, Gardens, Photography

Coachman Terrace

Coachman Terrace in Sherwood Park, Canada
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/ Areas, Gardens, Photography

Photography

Various categories of photographs.

Gardens

Yards, gardens & homes.
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/ Photography

Places

We've been everywhere. (Not yet.)
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/ Photography

Flowers

Flowers from our travels.
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/ Photography

Genealogy

Heritage items.
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/ Photography

Baby Items

Small baby items - clothing, shoes, etc.
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/ Photography

Favourites

A gallery of Bret's favourite pictures.
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/ Photography

Toys

Small toys.
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/ Photography

Miscellaneous

My best pictures that don't really fit another category.
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/ Photography

Machines

Planes, trains, automobiles.
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/ Photography

Missing

Radio

Sessions from local and national radio stations.
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/ Missing

Podcasts

Sessions with several podcast authors.
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/ Missing

Darling

We repurposed the $60k Crime Stoppers reward, which was never claimed, into public art located in Grandin Park in St. Albert.
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/ Missing

McCanns’ Law

On March 1, 2019, Dane Lloyd, the MP for Sturgeon River - Parkland, introduced McCanns' Law in the House of Commons.
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/ Missing

Zombie Law

On September 15, 2016, Justice Denny Thomas convicted Travis Vader of 2nd degree murder for causing the death of my parents, Lyle & Marie McCann.
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/ Missing

The Odyssey

A compilation of all news media links following the tragic odyssey. From the initial disappearance on July 3, 2010 through the search, the Vader man-hunt, arrest, prosecution & conviction. And the sentencing, post-sentencing, incarceration, appeal and parole phases.
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/ Missing

The Courts

A compilation of court documents & transcripts.
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/ Missing

Video

Links to video related to the case. From a variety of sources: news outlets, surveillance cameras, and messages of support on social media.
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/ Missing

Candlelight Vigil

On July 24 2010, a Candlelight Vigil was held on the plaza in front of St. Albert Place.
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/ Missing