The hamlet of Westerose, Alberta was named after Västerås, Sweden, where the Norström family immigrated from. Axel Norström was the first of the Norströms to emigrate to North America. He left Västerås in 1903. He spent a couple of years living in Minnesota, then moved to the South Pigeon Lake area in the spring of 1905. Axel Norström initially lived with the Christenson family until his house was built on the property he homesteaded. Axel's parents, John and Johanna Norström, arrived shortly after, on New Years Day 1906, along with their granddaughter, Edith. More Norström family members relocated to the Westerose, Alberta area in the next few years. The Norström home became a stopping place for travellers, offering food and lodging. Church services were also held at their home until the local church was built.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "Lakedell School." Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11. Retrieved on September 13, 2018.
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