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Gillis family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription66689
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914-1940 (date of originals), copied 2011
Collection/Fonds
Gillis family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpeg)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scanned photographs of the members of the Gillis family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914-1940 (date of originals), copied 2011
Collection/Fonds
Gillis family fonds
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpeg)
Material Details
Records exist only in electronic format
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2011-10
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scanned photographs of the members of the Gillis family.
History
Duncan Gillis was born on March 25, 1892, in Vancouver, B.C., to James Gillis and Isabelle (Adams) Gillis. He had four older siblings: Isabel, Allan, James, and Marion. Duncan died on April 2, 1985, in Kamloops, B.C. James and Isabelle were from New Brunswick and lived in Minnesota for a time, which is where the three oldest children were born, and then came to British Columbia and pioneered in Yennadon (Maple Ridge) in 1890. Florence Ethel Denton was born on December 9, 1894, in Vancouver, B.C. to Edwin Denton and Elizabeth Anne (Zinn) Denton. She had three siblings: John, Edwin, and Beatrice. Florence died on February 28, 1962, in Kamloops, B.C. Edwin Denton was born in England and met Elizabeth in Ohio were she was born. They were married in 1890 in Vancouver. Florence’s older brother, John Montague Denton, was born on August 7, 1892. He enlisted on October 6, 1915, as part of the Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) 72nd Batalion and was killed in France on November 1, 1916, at the age of 24. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Duncan married Florence on June 27, 1914, in Eburne, B.C. Florence was the first schoolteacher at the newly built school in Yennadon (Maple Ridge), which was built by Duncan’s father James in 1913. This is how they met. Duncan was working as a carpenter and saw filer before enlisting on January 8, 1916, at the age of 23. He served overseas and was captured as a prisoner of war (POW) for a time. When Duncan returned to Canada, he and Florence had three sons: Boyd Leslie “Bud” born on January 7, 1920; Norman Montague born on August 20, 1921; and Donald Allan Gillis born on February 23, 1923. They raised their family in Burnaby, B.C., and lived there until 1960, then moving to Kamloops, B.C. Bud served overseas as a Flying Officer (Wireless Gunner) during World War II for the 428 (RCAF) Squadron. He was on his fifteenth operation and took part in the raid on Aachem on the night of July 13 (14), 1943, when the plane was shot down over Holland. It was later determined that he had been captured as a POW at Stalag 6 and wasn’t released until May 14, 1945, returning home in August of 1945. He married Mary Irene Thoen and had five children: James, Steven, Donna, Gregory, and Pamela. Boyd was also a carpenter and saw filer and had a saw shop in Kamloops where he raised his family. He also enjoyed woodworking in his spare time and built three airplanes. Boyd died in 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta. Norman Montague served overseas as a Flight Engineer Sergeant during World War II for the 138 RCAF Squadron. His plane crashed in the woods while attempting to land at RAF Woodridge, England, returning from an operational flight. He was pronounced dead on admission to hospital, December 17, 1943, at the age of 22. He is buried in Rushden Cemetery, Northamptonshire, England. Donald served in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve during World War II. He enlisted on May 9, 1942, and was a Signalman on a Corvette in the Atlantic. In 1944, after hearing of the loss of his two older brothers, the RCNR moved him to the Pacific, where he was until November 9, 1945. He married May Yule Ferrier and had two children, Robert and Barbara. Donald graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1951 with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering. He worked for the City of Burnaby for five years and for the Greater Vancouver Regional District for 32 years, while living in Burnaby, B.C. and raising his family. He retired to the Sunshine Coast, Halfmoon Bay, B.C. in 1988, where he still lives today.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Gillis family
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 524
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William Martin family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription66694
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927-1940 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
William Martin family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
26 photographs : 1 original photograph + 19 jpegs + 6 copy prints
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the William and Ellen Martin family, pioneers of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927-1940 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
William Martin family fonds
Physical Description
26 photographs : 1 original photograph + 19 jpegs + 6 copy prints
Material Details
2 copy prints + 1 jpeg are duplicates to the original; 3 copy prints are duplicates to a larger copy print
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-11
2006-03
2012-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the William and Ellen Martin family, pioneers of Burnaby.
History
William Martin and Ellen Ward met while attending school in Glasgow, Scotland. They married in 1916 while William was on leave from the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. After the war, they immigrated to Canada with their two-year-old daughter, Margaret. They spent a few years in Vancouver where three more daughters were born: Barbara (later Punnett); Juanita (later Safarik); and Sally (later Forbes). With their four small daughters, they moved to Los Angeles where William worked as a craftsman for Samuel Goldwyn Studios. In 1926, they returned to B.C., where William purchased five acres of land on Spruce Street in Burnaby. Much of the land had been logged but not cleared. Dynamite was used to remove the large, burnt stumps. While William prepared the land for a new house, the family lived in a temporary building that was later used for a garage. The seven-room house that William built was one of the first houses on Spruce Street. During this time, William and Ellen’s two sons, Bill and Jackie, were born. The Martins made good use of their property. They kept chickens, ducks, and a goat, planted fruit trees, and had a large raspberry patch. The children enjoyed their large playground, much of it still heavily forested. In the winter they walked to Deer Lake to ice skate. They hiked Burnaby Mountain and sometimes walked to Capitol Hill where there was a recreation centre. All six children attended Douglas Road School and South Burnaby Secondary School. Margaret became a schoolteacher; Juanita and Barbara did office work after attending Sprott Shaw Business School; Sally became a public health nurse; and Bill and Jackie became doctors. Margaret taught in Burnaby schools for 27 years. Before her marriage, Sally served as a public health nurse in Burnaby for three years. Bill had an ophthalmology practice in Burnaby until his retirement. Margaret married Jack Greenall, the eldest son of another Burnaby family who lived on Nursery Street on a large property with a garden, greenhouse, and chicken house. Margaret and Jack had three children: Dr. Martin Greenall, Sharon (later Ingalls), and Diane (later Macnair). Margaret later married Peter Andrusiak and had two sons: Gordon and Peter. All of her children were raised in New Westminster. Margaret was active in her community and was awarded the New Westminster Citizen of the Year award in 1992. She died July 26, 2006, at the age of 89.
Formats
Records from accession 2011-11 exist only in electronic format - copied 2011
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Martin family
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 525
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Robert Bailey fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription66714
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1965-1970
Collection/Fonds
Robert Bailey fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
39 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the construction and opening of the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, taken by Robert Bailey.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1965-1970
Collection/Fonds
Robert Bailey fonds
Physical Description
39 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2011-14
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the construction and opening of the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, taken by Robert Bailey.
History
Robert Bailey worked as the Parks Superintendent in Burnaby until 1975. He died in 2002.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Bailey, Robert
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 526
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Maurice Phillips collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription66716
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-1950
Collection/Fonds
Maurice Phillips collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 maps + 1 brochure
Scope and Content
Collection consists of three maps; 1936 Burnaby lot map, 1950 map of the Fraser Valley, 1950s map of the Fraser Canyon and one brochure entitled "Corporation of Burnaby Attractively Priced Lands."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-1950
Collection/Fonds
Maurice Phillips collection
Physical Description
3 maps + 1 brochure
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-13
Scope and Content
Collection consists of three maps; 1936 Burnaby lot map, 1950 map of the Fraser Valley, 1950s map of the Fraser Canyon and one brochure entitled "Corporation of Burnaby Attractively Priced Lands."
History
Maurice Phillips was born in Victoria in 1919 and moved to East Pender Street in Vancouver during the 1930s. As a young man, he served as a cadet in the Seaforth Armory. When World War II broke out, Maurice was sent overseas with the First Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. This is where he met his future wife, Betty Joyce Thomas, who was herself serving as a member of the British Woman's Land Army (WLA). Maurice and Betty were married in Brighton, Sussex, in 1943. Betty (Thomas) Phillips travelled to Canada via the Queen Mary and stayed with Maurice's sisters and mother in Vancouver so that her daughter, Judith Phillips, would be born in Canada in 1944. Maurice was in Europe until 1945 and ended up as a Captain in the army. After the war, Maurice returned to work at Woodwards but, through his army contacts, went to work at Barber-Ellis, a wholesale paper and envelope manufacturer. He and his wife and daughter moved to Burnaby in 1948 or 1949, first on Royal Oak and then to a house on Waltham. This is where their son, William George Phillips, was born in 1950 and their second daughter, Susan Maureen Phillips, was born in 1953. The Phillips family often took trips to the Okanagan after the Hope-Princeton highway opened. Maurice also took William to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh along the "new" highway when it first opened. The Phillips family lived in Burnaby until Maurice was transferred east in 1960.
Media Type
Textual Record
Cartographic Material
Creator
Phillips, Maurice
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS158
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Bill Jeffries fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription70266
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977-1978
Collection/Fonds
Bill Jeffries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
129 photographs : b&w negatives + prints
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of black and white negatives and (first generation) prints of the Lougheed Drive-in swap meet in the summer of 1978 depicting vendors and their wares.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977-1978
Collection/Fonds
Bill Jeffries fonds
Physical Description
129 photographs : b&w negatives + prints
Material Details
119 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm 34 photographs : b&w prints ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm 7 photographs : b&w prints ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm 3 photographs : b&w contact prints ; 20 x 25 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2011-01
2013-16
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of black and white negatives and (first generation) prints of the Lougheed Drive-in swap meet in the summer of 1978 depicting vendors and their wares.
History
Bill Jeffries was the Director/Curator at the Simon Fraser University Gallery from 2005 to 2012. From 2001 to 2005, he held the same post at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. Bill was born in New Jersey, emigrated from the U.S. to Canada in 1970, and was just finishing his B.F.A. at UBC around the time these photographs were taken in the summer of 1978.
Formats
As part of the donation, each negative was scanned as a TIFF; these scans were then compressed into jpegs for use on heritageburnaby.ca as access copies
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Jeffries, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 528
3 accompanying contact sheets
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Gail Yip fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription70540
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949
Collection/Fonds
Gail Yip fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photograph showing the Chinese Market Gardens on southeast Marine Drive.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949
Collection/Fonds
Gail Yip fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2012-04
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photograph showing the Chinese Market Gardens on southeast Marine Drive.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Yip, Gail
Notes
Photo catalogue 529
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Shearer Family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription70545
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Shearer Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photograph of Jim Shearer, his wife Katherine (Dormer), and their daughter, Katie, posed in front of the temporary shelter erected at 5573 Buckingham Avenue during the construction of their home on that site, which was commissioned by Katherine's father, Francis Joseph Dormer.…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Shearer Family fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-05
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photograph of Jim Shearer, his wife Katherine (Dormer), and their daughter, Katie, posed in front of the temporary shelter erected at 5573 Buckingham Avenue during the construction of their home on that site, which was commissioned by Katherine's father, Francis Joseph Dormer. The image was taken shortly before their son James Francis was born.
History
James Dykes (Jim) Shearer, his wife Katherine (Dormer), and their daughter, Katie, immigrated to Canada in 1910. Their son, James Francis Shearer, was born on April 11, 1913, and died Aril 24, 1997, in London, England. Their house at 5573 Buckingham Avenue was commissioned by Katherine's father, Francis Joseph Dormer, who published newspapers in South Africa. The couple later divorced and returned to the U.K. around the end of the decade.
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Photo catalogue 530
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Kantonen Family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription70549
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Kantonen Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one class picture which is believed to have been taken at Riverway West in Burnaby. The donor's aunt, Terttu Ulriki (Bertha) Kantonen, is pictured in the second row, fourth from the left.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Kantonen Family fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-06
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one class picture which is believed to have been taken at Riverway West in Burnaby. The donor's aunt, Terttu Ulriki (Bertha) Kantonen, is pictured in the second row, fourth from the left.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Kantonen family
Notes
Photo catalogue 531
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Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription71181
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
15 cm. of textual records.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seventeen files of textual records pertaining to the operations of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Physical Description
15 cm. of textual records.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seventeen files of textual records pertaining to the operations of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
History
The Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club was formed in Burnaby in 1963 and became a chartered member club of the Lapidary Rock and Mineral Society of British Columbia on June 15, 1965. Meetings were held at Bonsor Hall on the third Tuesday of every month. The club became a registered federation member of the Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada in 1978. From 1978 to 1985, Marguerite “Mary” Skinner was the recording secretary. Mary and her husband John Skinner were members for 21 years, and during that time, John organized all of the “big shows” with the help and support of fellow members. On December 15, 1985, the general membership of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club voted to close the club. They had a final dinner meeting on February 18, 1986, at the Copper Kettle on Kingsway.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS160
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Mcfarlane family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription71290
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1910 and 1915]
Collection/Fonds
Mcfarlane family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photograph of John Albert "Mac" Mcfarlane and an unidentified friend.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1910 and 1915]
Collection/Fonds
Mcfarlane family fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photograph of John Albert "Mac" Mcfarlane and an unidentified friend.
History
John Albert "Mac" Mcfarlane came to the Vancouver area from Ontario and lived in Vancouver from 1910 to about 1915. After leaving for a short time, he returned to Vancouver and remained there for the rest of his life. Mac Mcfarlane had a daughter, Ruth (later Bromley).
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 533
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Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription71324
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1995-2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 4300 photographs : b&w and col.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting local events, sports, and people in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland that were taken for or collected by the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1995-2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
ca. 4300 photographs : b&w and col.
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2012-11
2018-12
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting local events, sports, and people in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland that were taken for or collected by the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper.
History
The Burnaby NewsLeader was established in 1989 and published on Wednesday and Friday. It was awarded Newspaper of the Year by Suburban Newspapers of America in 2009. Burnaby NewsLeader ceased publications in 2015.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Photo catalogue 535
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Hazel Simnett collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription71379
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910-1996]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Simnett collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
13 files of textual records : ill. (some col.) ; 9 paintings : colour print ; 2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of City-generated records, personal records, and political records collected by Hazel Simnett.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910-1996]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Simnett collection
Physical Description
13 files of textual records : ill. (some col.) ; 9 paintings : colour print ; 2 photographs : b&w
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-22
2012-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of City-generated records, personal records, and political records collected by Hazel Simnett.
History
Hazel Simnett was born in Burnaby in 1922 to Frederick and Mary Ann Simnett and grew up looking up to her father who was very involved in labour and unions. A politically active citizen, Hazel Simnett has supported the Canadian Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the New Democratic Party (NDP). She once ran as a New Democratic Party candidate for Burnaby City Council. Hazel attended Kingsway West Public School and Burnaby South High School in Burnaby. During the 1970s, Hazel was President of the Century Park Museum Association, which governs Burnaby Heritage Museum and published the work "Bygones of Burnaby". Hazel worked on the campaign team of Joan Sawicki from 1990 to 1991, which led Sawicki to be elected as Burnaby-Willingdon riding's MLA. Hazel volunteered her time to be a member of the Burnaby Advisory Planning Commission from 1993 to 1996. In 2006, Hazel won the Burnaby Local Hero Award for her volunteer work at the New Vista Society where she served as chair for a number of years. She also served as a member of the Burnaby Historical Society and established the Hazel Simnett Endowment with the Burnaby Public Library to bring a collection of books on Canadian history and social issues.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Graphic Material
Creator
Simnett, Hazel
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS167
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Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription71572
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Scope and Content
Fonds comprises the Burnaby Outdoor Club's monthly newsletter "Footnotes". The newsletter, started in June 1991, details the events and activities undertaken by the Club and includes information on membership and club development. The fonds includes June 1991 to January 2009 newsletters on paper an…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Description Level
Fonds
Record No.
MSS162
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2012-12
2016-13
2018-24
2020-17
Scope and Content
Fonds comprises the Burnaby Outdoor Club's monthly newsletter "Footnotes". The newsletter, started in June 1991, details the events and activities undertaken by the Club and includes information on membership and club development. The fonds includes June 1991 to January 2009 newsletters on paper and January 2009 to December 2020 in digital form.
History
The Burnaby Outdoor Club was formed in 1991 for the purpose of promoting the care and enjoyment of the outdoor environment through hiking, cycling, and skiing, supplemented by a variety of other sports and activities. The Club holds numerous sport and social events throughout the year and the monthly newsletter provides an overview of these events.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby Outdoor Club
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Warren Mulligan fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription71783
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1974
Collection/Fonds
Warren Mulligan fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
12 ledgers (hardcover) ; textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of ledgers created by Warren Mulligan, containing his daily logs while on duty at Oakalla Prison Farm.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1974
Collection/Fonds
Warren Mulligan fonds
Physical Description
12 ledgers (hardcover) ; textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2011-03
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of ledgers created by Warren Mulligan, containing his daily logs while on duty at Oakalla Prison Farm.
History
Warren Mulligan, son of Julia Mulligan and brother of Maurice Mulligan, was born in Semans, Saskatchewan, in [1921] and moved to Langley, British Columbia, in 1934. During his youth, he attended Langley High School and was a member of the first Tuxis group at the United Church in Langley. He was also an Assistant Scoutmaster of the Milner Troop under Reverend Daniel Donaldson. During World War II, he spent seven years serving in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired in 1947. In 1949, Warren married Mary Beulah Bush, who was also from Langley. They had two sons. Warren joined the B.C. Jail Service in 1949 as a guard at Oakalla Prison Farm, later becoming the Chief Custodial Officer for the Young Offenders' Unit. He also had experience in the Westgate Area. In 1955, he was named Deputy Warden of the Prince George Provincial Jail. He was appointed as Warden of the Prince George Provincial Jail in 1956. During his time at the P.G. Jail, Warren was involved in administration and professional program training. In 1963, he was appointed as Warden of Oakalla Prison Farm, a position he served in until 1974. During his time within the B.C. Provincial Jail Service, Warren was credited with innovations in the provincial penal system, particularly in relation to prisoners' group therapy and relations between prison staff and inmates.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Mulligan, Warren
Notes
MSS163
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George H.F. McLean fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription72150
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961-1970
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 optical discs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 23 short film segments on 6 DVDs. The films were originally filmed in colour using an 8mm film camera, they have no sound. The films provide insight into the McLean family in Burnaby, their daily activities, celebrations and travels during the 1960s.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961-1970
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Physical Description
6 optical discs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 23 short film segments on 6 DVDs. The films were originally filmed in colour using an 8mm film camera, they have no sound. The films provide insight into the McLean family in Burnaby, their daily activities, celebrations and travels during the 1960s.
History
George Henry Foster McLean was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in 1925 and lived with his family at their home located at the corner of Nelson and Burrard Streets in Vancouver. In 1942, at the age of 16, George enlisted with the Royal Navy at the HMCS Discovery located off Stanley Park. By the end of the war, he had been awarded numerous medals and awards, including the Italian Star, North African Star and the France/Germany Star and Malta Star. After the war, George returned to Canada, settling in Burnaby with his wife Edna. Together, the couple raised five children while George maintained a life of public service, becoming the Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1946, continuing his involvement until 1957. Following this, he was elected to Burnaby Municipal Council, serving as an alderman for 18 years, as Burnaby Parks Commissioner for 14 years, and as Burnaby Planning Commissioner for eight years. He also served on several civic committees including the Lower Mainland Planning Board, the Greater Vancouver Regional District Planning Committee, and the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water and Sewer Board. In his role as parks commissioner, he fostered the expansion of the Burnaby Parks system as well as the Burnaby Parkland Acquisition Program. George also found time for coaching sports such as minor hockey and softball and was an active member in community organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion, the Rotary Club, and the Burnaby Hospital Society. In 1987, George retired from municipal politics and was honoured in 1989 by the Burnaby Municipal Council, when he was bestowed the title of Freeman for the Municipality. George continued his commitment to public service and became an active participant in the Memory Project, sponsored by Veteran Affairs of Canada, to help bring history home to schoolchildren, sharing his wartime experiences with younger generations. He also participated in a project entitled From the Heart: The Freeman Legacy, which was a collaboration between the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University. A feature film was produced as one element of the larger multimedia project and was broadcast nationally in 2007. In 2010, the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission extended permanent recognition to Freeman George H.F. McLean by changing the name of Inman Green Park to George McLean Park in his honour. In his private life, George took pride in spending time with his family and was a successful businessman. George was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 83, The Burnaby Kingsway Rotary Club, and the Burnaby Hospital Society, and enjoyed working in his organic garden in his free time. George H.F. McLean died on May 7, 2015.
Media Type
Moving Images
Photographer
McLean, George H.F.
Creator
McLean, George H.F.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo/MI catalogue 567
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Alan Fish collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription72547
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-04
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
History
John Lawrence Fish was born in 1904 at Oldham, Lancashire, England. His father, Samuel, first immigrated to Canada 1909, eventually bringing his family to Davie Street, Vancouver in 1919. In 1924, John started working for the Barnet Lumber Company. After working six months at Hanbury Lumber Company in Vancouver in 1926, he came back to the Barnet Mill. In 1927 he began working for the Nichols Chemical plant. Lucy Isabelle Currie was born in Vancouver in 1911 to Harvey and Jane May “Jennie” (Laidlaw) Currie. After graduating from Magee High School, she studied teaching at the Normal School, then went to work at the Compensation Board. In 1942 John and Lucy married at Ryerson Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver and moved to an apartment at 4095 East Hastings Street in Burnaby. Their daughter, Rosemary Ann Fish, was born in 1943 and their son, Alan John Fish, was born in 1945. In 1947 or 1948 the family of four moved to an apartment at Barnet, followed by a move to a house at Nichols Road. By 1956, they were living in house number 28 on the Nichols property. Alan and Rosemary grew up at Barnet, roaming freely with the other Barnet children around the area of Nichols and the beaches west of the plant. The Fish siblings were taken to school on the Barnet school bus; they attended Rosser Elementary School, Westridge Elementary School, Sperling Elementary School, Kensington Junior High School and Burnaby North High School. As a young adult, Alan worked weekends as a boiler house fireman at the Bestwood shingle mill from 1963 to 1966. He worked at the Nichols Chemical plant from 1966 to 1967. John worked for the Nichol Chemical plant for over 40 years. On November 3, 1968 he was in an accident at the plant from which he suffered first, second and third degree burns. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital on December 16, 1968. Rosemary married Larry Meech. They were living together at Barnet while finishing college when John died. The Meeches then bought a house in Capitol Hill. Alan and Lucy moved to an apartment at Westridge. Lucy passed away in 1974.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Fish, Alan
Other Title Information
Title was changed from Alan Fish fonds to Alan Fish collection to better reflect the nature of the materials.
Notes
Photo catalogue 539
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LaFavor Family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription72548
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-]; 1953-1955
Collection/Fonds
LaFavor Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.5 cm. of textual records (newsprint) and 59 photographs : sepia postcards ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographic postcards (some are duplications) depicting the village of Barnet in Burnaby along with newspaper clippings pertaining to Barnet Village from the 1950s.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-]; 1953-1955
Collection/Fonds
LaFavor Family fonds
Physical Description
0.5 cm. of textual records (newsprint) and 59 photographs : sepia postcards ; 8 x 13 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographic postcards (some are duplications) depicting the village of Barnet in Burnaby along with newspaper clippings pertaining to Barnet Village from the 1950s.
History
Orville Glen LaFavor was born in Willow City, North Dakota, on May 31, 1903, to Harvey M. LaFavor. On April 20, 1924, Orville married Cathryn Arlou "Kate" Lewis. In that same year, Orville and Kate moved to Barnet Village to join Harvey and his wife. Orville and Kate had five children who were all born in Barnet: Lewis in September 1925, Irene in December 1927, Clyde Martin in July 1930, Florence Alice in March 1933 and Cathryn Bernice on April 24, 1934. Orville worked as a trimmer for the Barnet Lumber Company. He and his family lived at Number 10 on the Barnet property. In 1924, he began working at the mills and retired in 1960. During the war, he made blackout blinds and worked as a warden or home guard in Vancouver. Kate LaFavor stayed at home to look after the five children. All of the children went to Barnet School until grade five, when they had to bus up to Capitol Hill in North Burnaby. Once evictions began in Barnet in 1953, Orville bought the house from the municipality and moved it to Port Coquitlam. Orville's brother, Vern Victor LaFavor, married Irene Winnifred "Winnie" Warner on August 6, 1928. Clyde and Lou LaFavor also worked in the mill. Fred Marshall and his brother Roy Marshall lived and worked at the mill and were uncles to the LaFavor children. Harvey, the grandfather of the children, worked as a millwright and had a section in the village for gardening, which he tended to regularly. He had horses that worked with him at the mill and later on the construction of Barnet Road, allowing him to make money during the Depression. During a strike for higher wages at the Barnet Sawmill, Harvey was badly beaten. Murray Glen "Bud" LaFavor was born on December 13, 1944, in New Westminster. He had four sisters: Irene, Catherine, Carol, and Rene. He worked as a volunteer fireman for 25 years and was employed by the District of 100 Mile House. He died in 2009. Lewis LaFavor, son of Orville and Kate, joined the navy and survied World War II. Catherine Bernice (LaFavor) Nelson, daughter of Orville and Kate, died July 7, 2011, in Nelson, British Columbia.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
LaFavor family
Notes
Photo catalogue 540, MSS166
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Elizabeth Hart Bird collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription74173
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Elizabeth Hart Bird collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken during Elizabeth Cross Hart Bird's time as a nanny for the Frederick Hart family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Elizabeth Hart Bird collection
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2012-19
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken during Elizabeth Cross Hart Bird's time as a nanny for the Frederick Hart family.
History
Elizabeth "Bess" Cross Hart was born in Newfoundland in 1885. She came from Trinity Bay to visit her uncle Frederick "Fred" Hart just prior to the start of World War I and stayed on as a nanny to her cousins at the Hart House. While in Burnaby, she was the organist at the St. Albans Anglican Church. Sidney Arthur Bird was born on July 30, 1886, in Stamford Lincolnshire, England. After apprenticing as a carpenter and carriage maker in England, Sidney arrived in Canada in 1910 at the age of 24 and settled in Burnaby near Edmonds and Kingsway. He and Elizabeth met at Saint Albans Church. Sidney served overseas during World War I with the first contingent Expeditionary Forces and returned in 1918. Elizabeth and Sidney were married in Prince Rupert on June 28, 1920. Their daughter Mary Louise was born November 14, 1921. Their son Albert Walter was born March 1, 1923. They raised their family in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and ran Bird's Confectionery. Elizabeth Cross Hart Bird died in July of 1951. Sidney died in September of 1975. Albert married and had a family; his daughter Patricia (Bird) Tuchscherer and her husband Ray currently live in Langley, British Columbia.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
Bird, Elizabeth "Bess" Cross Hart
Notes
Photo catalogue 541
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Gordon McDonald collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription74188
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 1941
Collection/Fonds
Gordon McDonald collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the 1941 train wreck that took place in the North Road cut due to a head-on collision between Canadian National Railway (CNR) and Great Northern Railway (GNR) trains.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 1941
Collection/Fonds
Gordon McDonald collection
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-23
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the 1941 train wreck that took place in the North Road cut due to a head-on collision between Canadian National Railway (CNR) and Great Northern Railway (GNR) trains.
History
Gordon McDonald worked for the City of New Westminster. He was a steam and railway enthusiast.
Media Type
Photograph
Creator
McDonald, Gordon
Notes
Title based on contents of photographs
Photo catalogue 542
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Jackson family collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription74500
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 7, 1925
Collection/Fonds
Jackson family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
32 p. of textual records.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the 1925 Official Opening booklet for the first Second Narrows Bridge.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 7, 1925
Collection/Fonds
Jackson family collection
Physical Description
32 p. of textual records.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-28
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the 1925 Official Opening booklet for the first Second Narrows Bridge.
History
James Francis Coho Jackson and his wife, Willena May (Campbell) Jackson, moved from Ontario to Vancouver, settling in West Vancouver in 1922. They had four children together: Ruth Helen Jackson (later Thompson) born in 1910 in Lethbridge, Alberta; James F Jackson born in 1912, also born in Lethbridge; their second son John R Jackson born in 1921 in Kamloops; and their youngest daughter, Dorothy Jackson (later Maclaren), born in North Vancouver in 1925. After serving overseas, James Francis Coho Jackson worked as a Court Clerk in the City of Vancouver. Ruth married Robert Alexander “Bert” Thompson and had Betty Anne Thompson (later Yuill) and Robert R. “Bob” Thompson. Ruth died in 2009 just shy of the age of 99. Dorothy married John Philip “Phil” Maclaren and settled on the North Shore. Phil commuted to work in Burnaby at Lenkirk Electric (now Telus) from 1960 to 1975. They retired and later moved to Sydney, British Columbia, where they currently live. Dorothy and Philip Maclaren’s daughter Susan Maclaren lives in Vancouver with her husband Alan Boysen and commutes to British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby to teach Interior Design. Alan grew up in Burnaby and attended Burnaby North Secondary School.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Jackson family
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS169
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