The Copithornes: the pioneering family who inspired Harmony.
A long trek from Cork County, Ireland
Samuel Copithorne was the youngest of three brothers who made their way to Springbank from Cork County, Ireland, and whose direct descendants own the property upon which Harmony is now being built.
Starting from humble beginnings, Samuel and his two older brothers grew to establish ranches and farms from as far west as Jumping Pound Creek near Cochrane and spanning throughout the Springbank area.
Farming and ranching in Springbank and Jumping Pound.
Samuel married local Springbanker Beatrice Ethel in 1915, three years before Springbank was officially named the M.D. of Springbank in 1918. They had four children, including son William (Bill). Bill continued the family business and traditions, and with beloved wife Harriette, raised a family of six children in the area.
Many of the Copithorne descendants across multiple family branches remain active in the agricultural and ranching industries.
Harmony was created with intensive consultation with the family of Bill and Harriette Copithorne. They determined the time and location were right to support the vision of a new kind of residential community, and today remain a valued partner in bringing Harmony to life.