Ethel Blanche Pace

5 April 1896–
Smith Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Ethel Blanche

When Ethel Blanche Pace was born on 5 April 1896, in Smith Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Alexander Wallace Pace, was 28 and her mother, Lucy Elizabeth Jewers, was 26. She married Sydney Durance on 12 March 1924, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She lived in Smiths Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1896 and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Sydney Durance
Ethel Blanche Pace
Marriage: 12 March 1924

Spouse and Children

12 March 1924
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Wallace Pace


    Lucy Elizabeth Jewers




    James Arthur Pace


    Mary Ofreta Pace




    Mary Pace


+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 13

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 25

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 49

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis ( see Pascal , Italian Pasquale ).2 nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pace, pece ‘peace’, ‘concord’, ‘amity’ (via Anglo-Norman French from Latin pax, genitive pacis).3 Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace, used for both men and women, from the word pace ‘peace’ (see 1).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Blanche Pace, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Ethel Blanche Pace, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Brenda Pace in household of Alex Pace, "Canada Census, 1911"

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