St. Isidore was founded as a co-operative by the "Companion's Society" in 1953. A group of ten farmers from Quebec set up an agricultural co-op to buy land, share equipment and settle land in the area. They also established a co-op for services and products and eventually evolved into what is now St. Isidore Co-op (Grocery and agro services) The Companion's Society still exists with a mandate to further develop and support economic and cultural ventures in the community. The community was named after St. Isidore, who was a patron saint of farm workers who was a hard worker.
HISTORY OF ST ISIDORE, ALBERTA