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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
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpeg)
Material Details
Records exist only in electronic format
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scanned photographs of the members of the Gillis family.
History/Biography
Duncan Gillis was born March 25, 1892 in Vancouver, BC to James Gillis and Isabelle (Adams) Gillis. He had four older siblings; Isabel, Allan, James and Marion. Duncan died April 2, 1985 in Kamloops, BC. James and Isabelle were from New Brunswick and lived in Minnesota for a time 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 December 9, 1894 in Vancouver, BC to Edwin Denton and Elizabeth Anne (Zinn) Denton. She had three siblings; John, Edwin and Beatrice. Florence died Feb 28, 1962 in Kamloops, BC. 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 August 7, 1892. He enlisted October 6, 1915 as part of the Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) 72nd Batalion and was killed in France November 1, 1916 at the age of twenty-four. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Duncan married Florence Ethel Denton on June 27, 1914 in Eburne, BC. Florence was the first school teacher at the newly built school in Yennadon (Maple Ridge) that 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 January 8, 1916 at the age of twenty-three. He served overseas and was captured as Prisoner of War (POW) for a time. When Duncan returned to Canada, he and Florence had three sons; Boyd Leslie “Bud” born January 7, 1920, Norman Montague born August 20, 1921, and their youngest, Donald Allan Gillis born February 23, 1923. They raised their family in Burnaby, BC and lived there until 1960 then moving to Kamloops, BC. Boyd Leslie “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 and the plane was shot down over Holland. It was later determined that he had been captured as a Prisoner of War (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 Gillis 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 twenty-two. He is buried in Rushden Cemetery, Northamptonshire, England. Donald Allan Gillis served in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve during World War II. He enlisted 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 and was there until Nov 9, 1945. He married May Yule Ferrier and had two children; Robert and Barbara. Donald graduated UBC in 1951 with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. He worked for the City of Burnaby for five years and for the Greater Vancouver Regional District for thirty-two years, while living in Burnaby, BC raising his family. He retired to the Sunshine Coast, Halfmoon Bay, BC in 1988 where they still live today.
Creator
Robert Gillis
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 524
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Harry Stanley Bate fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet
Item No.
MSS143-001
Storage Location
71-3
Scope and Content
Item is a "Journal of Proceedings" for the "Fifth International Convention Northwest Association of Sheriffs and Police" which took place in Victoria, British Columbia at the Empress Hotel in July of 1925.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Harry Stanley Bate fonds
Physical Description
1 booklet
Material Details
Booklet consists of photographs and text
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS143-001
Storage Location
71-3
Accession Number
2010-09
Scope and Content
Item is a "Journal of Proceedings" for the "Fifth International Convention Northwest Association of Sheriffs and Police" which took place in Victoria, British Columbia at the Empress Hotel in July of 1925.
Media Type
Textual Record
Responsibility
Published by The Colonist Presses, Victoria, BC
Notes
White label inside front cover reads: "WITH COMPLIMENTS OF / JOHN FRY / CHIEF CONSTABLE / VICTORIA, B.C. /Kindly Notify me on Receipt of This Book"
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