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 icons like those above to share the information, as you like. If you have suggestions or information that I should include, please message me with the envelope icon above.

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What’s New

July, 2010 Map

A map of key locations.
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/ My Blog

Location History

Maps based on my Google Location History.
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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

Gladstone Crescent

Gladstone Crescent in St. Albert, Canada
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/ Areas, Gardens, Photography

Photography

Various categories of photographs.

Flowers

Flowers from our travels.
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/ Photography

Miscellaneous

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

Gardens

Yards, gardens & homes.
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/ Photography

Toys

Small toys.
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/ Photography

Favourites

A gallery of Bret's favourite pictures.
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/ Photography

Places

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

Machines

Planes, trains, automobiles.
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/ Photography

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

The Courts

A compilation of court documents & transcripts.
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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

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

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

Podcasts

Sessions with several podcast authors.
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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

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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Radio

Sessions from local and national radio stations.
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/ Missing