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Laurie Drackett was born on November 20, 1899 in Milton, County of Kent, England to Albert Freeman Drackett and Olive Edith (Stewart-Trevelyan) Drackett. He had one brother Victor. The family came to Canada in 1905, and homesteaded in Thomson’s Lake and City View districts. Later they started Drackett’s Auction Rooms in Moose Jaw. Laurie took over the business in 1923 and called it Laurie Drackett Agencies and Auctioneers.
Laurie was auctioneering at the age of 16. He also farmed in the Archive district. Laurie was an accomplished sportsman and an awarded professional wrestler. He also was a life member of the Moose Jaw Elks Lodge.
Laurie married Eileen Allward and they had two sons, Gordon and Murray. Eileen passed away in 1956.
Laurie Drackett died in February, 1971 at the age of 71. He was survived by his second wife Hazel, his children, and 12 grandchildren.
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