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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original)-1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs taken by Freeman Donald N. Brown while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities and textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the subseries are documents and photographs from his involvement with vari…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original)-1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and other material
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Donald N. Brown subseries
Accession Number
BHS1987-03
BHS2003-04
BHS1992-20
BHS1995-09
BHS2000-10
BHS1991-41
BHS2001-12
BHS2004-01
BHS2004-12
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs taken by Freeman Donald N. Brown while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities and textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the subseries are documents and photographs from his involvement with various community groups including the Oakalla Lands Citizens' Committee, renovations of Burnaby Village Museum, and the restoration of Interurban tram no. 1223.
History/Biography
Donald Neil "Don" Brown was born in Birmingham, England. In 1922, while still an infant, he and his family moved to Winnipeg, Canada. On September 8, 1939, Don left his Senior Matriculation classes to join the Royal Canadian Engineers. Two weeks later, he eloped with his high school sweetheart, Helen J., just months before he was to be shipped overseas with the 3rd Contingent of Canadian Troops. He served in the army with the Royal Canadian Engineer’s 12th Field Company and saw action in both Sicily and Italy. In 1945, Don returned to obtain his Senior Matriculation and a year of university studies before re-enlisting in the army as a Second Lieutenant. He spent the next two years stationed in Chilliwack with Helen and their first child. In 1947, he left the army to join the ranks of the British Columbia Provincial Police force, embarking on a three-decade long career. His first assignment brought him to Burnaby where he served from 1947-1954, first as a member of the BC Police Department and then as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. In 1954, Don was transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan and then to Ottawa, Ontario to serve in the Crime Detection Laboratories. He became a qualified Examiner of Questioned Documents and provided expert testimony in handwriting, counterfeiting, graphic arts, and alterations. He attained the rank of first Corporal, and then Sergeant in the RCMP. He was transferred to Vancouver to be the Second in Charge of a new laboratory and head of the Document Section in July, 1963. On December 9, 1967, Helen Brown ran as an independent for the position of Alderman on the Burnaby Council. She was not elected. In May 1970, Don was promoted to Sub-Inspector and transferred to Edmonton to take command of the new Crime Detection Laboratory. By 1972, he was promoted to full Inspector. Transferred back to Vancouver in 1975, Don became the Officer-in-Charge of a new Crime Laboratory and took over the National Police Services pilot project for British Columbia. He was rewarded for this work with a promotion to Superintendent in September 1975. In 1976, after a distinguished 35 years combined service to the armed forces and the police, Don retired and founded his own laboratory to carry on his work in the field of questioned documents. He became a Fellow (Emeritus) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Life Member (Emeritus) and Past Director of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, a Member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners. After his retirement, Don became involved in local politics and, with the blessing of his wife and six children, joined the Burnaby Voters’ Association as their Secretary. In 1978 he was elected to a two-year term as a Burnaby School Trustee. During the next municipal election in November 1979, he successfully ran for Alderman. Don Brown served Burnaby as Alderman from 1979 to 1985. During this time, Don also became a member of the Community College for the Retired, the Horsemen’s Society and the Burnaby Historical Society. He also gave his support to Arts Council programs and numerous other community functions over the years and author "Why?: The Last Years of the British Columbia Policy 1858-1950" about the BC Provincial Police. In 1991, Don was appointed as Chair of the Burnaby Centennial Committee, dedicating himself to making Burnaby’s Centennial celebration a memorable success. His contributions were always supported by his wife Helen, and their work during the Centennial Year was just one example of the strength of their 66-year partnership. They were both formally recognized for their efforts when they were chosen to receive the Kushiro Cup and named the Citizens of the Year in 1992. Also that year, Don was a recipient of the Canadian 125 Medal and one year later, in March 1993, Donald Brown was awarded Burnaby’s highest honour and was made a Freeman of the City of Burnaby. Don passed away in 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Creator
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
PC194, PC241, MSS098, MSS148
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Don Brown and Ainsly Lubbock

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37245
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
342-019
Scope and Content
Photograph of Don Brown talking to Ainsly Lubbock outside a horse corral.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Lubbock family subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
342-019
Accession Number
BHS1994-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Don Brown talking to Ainsly Lubbock outside a horse corral.
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Lubbock, Ainsly
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Don Brown riding carousel at opening

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto18299
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Centennial Commission Chair Don Brown riding the carousel with guests during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Centennial Commission Chair Don Brown riding the carousel with guests during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Recreational Devices - Carousels
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Accession Code
BV022.2.153
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
1200
Scan Date
2022-02-17
Photographer
Kallberg, Kent
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Negative number 4 of Roll #5
Images
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Don Brown unveiling commemorative citation during opening ceremonies for carousel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto18284
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Centennial Committee chair Donald N. "Don" Brown unveiling commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation ac…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Centennial Committee chair Donald N. "Don" Brown unveiling commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation acknowledges the support of the Burnaby Centennial Committee for the "Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel".
Subjects
Events - Openings
Ceremonial Artifacts - Plaques
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Accession Code
BV022.2.138
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
1200
Scan Date
2022-02-16
Photographer
Kallberg, Kent
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Negative number 13 of Roll #3
Sticker on verso of accompanying contact sheet reads: "Kallberg / Kent Kallberg Studios Ltd. / Studio & Commercial Photography / 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver / Canada V6B 2X6 / Studio (604) 689-5115 / Fax: (604) 685-6886 / FILE: BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM / EVENT CAROUSEL OPENING / DATE: SAT 27th MAR, 1993 / ROLL # 3"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 21, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 23 cm
Item No.
535-0756
Scope and Content
Photograph of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown examining a can of lithium, one of the main ingredients in the drug Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), the apparatus used to make the drug is assembled behind him.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 21, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0756
Accession Number
2012-11
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 23 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown examining a can of lithium, one of the main ingredients in the drug Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), the apparatus used to make the drug is assembled behind him.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1189 Bby Mario / 76% Bby p. 3"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 2, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 23 cm
Item No.
535-0979
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 2, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0979
Accession Number
2012-11
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 23 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Public Services - Policing
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "11/02 Mario Bby p. 1 2468 66%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s education and career in forensics in the RCMP, and the changes he saw in Burnaby between 1954 to 1975, which were emphasized by absences from Burnaby in this period. He talks about the appearance of the first high rises and the difference in devel…
Date Range
1947-1990
Length
00:06:00
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s education and career in forensics in the RCMP, and the changes he saw in Burnaby between 1954 to 1975, which were emphasized by absences from Burnaby in this period. He talks about the appearance of the first high rises and the difference in development between north and south Burnaby
Date Range
1947-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:06:00
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Education
Buildings
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_3
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory505
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s memories of what familiar places were like in 1954 and how they had changed when he returned to Burnaby in 1963, particularly mentioning Kingsway, Grandview, and the Lake City industrial park on Burnaby Mountain
Date Range
1954-1963
Length
00:05:41
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s memories of what familiar places were like in 1954 and how they had changed when he returned to Burnaby in 1963, particularly mentioning Kingsway, Grandview, and the Lake City industrial park on Burnaby Mountain
Date Range
1954-1963
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:41
Subject
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial - Drive-In Theatres
Industries
Transportation - Automobiles
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Maywood Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_4
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory506
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s description about what crime was like in Burnaby between 1947 and 1954. He talks about catching the criminals in a 1952 bank robbery.
Date Range
1947-1954
Length
00:07:16
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s description about what crime was like in Burnaby between 1947 and 1954. He talks about catching the criminals in a 1952 bank robbery.
Date Range
1947-1954
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:07:16
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Crimes
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_5
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory507
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the paving and widening of Kingsway in 1953, the development along main roads, and the end of the Interurban tram system
Date Range
1947-1954
Length
00:05:44
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the paving and widening of Kingsway in 1953, the development along main roads, and the end of the Interurban tram system
Date Range
1947-1954
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:44
Subject
Accidents - Automobile Accidents
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_6
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory508
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s memories about what his neighbourhood looked like in the early 1950’s, his salary as a policeman, housing costs, buying vegetables from the Chinese market gardens, and what he and his wife and friends did for entertainment. He talks about the night…
Date Range
1947-1954
Length
00:09:03
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s memories about what his neighbourhood looked like in the early 1950’s, his salary as a policeman, housing costs, buying vegetables from the Chinese market gardens, and what he and his wife and friends did for entertainment. He talks about the nightclubs and liquor laws in Burnaby at that time
Date Range
1947-1954
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:09:03
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_7
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 8

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown identifying old businesses and stores on Kingsway, and talking about the operation of the interurban, the lack of cars after the war, and the two vehicles used by the Burnaby police in 1948. He talks about the expansion of Burnaby in the 1950‘s and t…
Date Range
1947-1990
Length
00:11:47
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown identifying old businesses and stores on Kingsway, and talking about the operation of the interurban, the lack of cars after the war, and the two vehicles used by the Burnaby police in 1948. He talks about the expansion of Burnaby in the 1950‘s and the attempts to preserve heritage buildings and trees, historic records, and green space
Date Range
1947-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:11:47
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Transportation - Automobiles
Buildings - Commercial
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Maywood Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_8
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track eight of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 12

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s retirement from the RCMP in 1980 and the establishment of his business as a private document examiner. He talks about some of his cases and explains about his work.
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:05:42
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s retirement from the RCMP in 1980 and the establishment of his business as a private document examiner. He talks about some of his cases and explains about his work.
Date Range
1980-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:42
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Crimes
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_12
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track twelve of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 13

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview takes place while looking at photographs. Don Brown talks about the move from Provincial Police to RCMP, and how service was calculated. He also talks about the importance of owning his own home, and some information about the RCMP forensic labs he supervised
Date Range
1950-1990
Length
00:04:09
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview takes place while looking at photographs. Don Brown talks about the move from Provincial Police to RCMP, and how service was calculated. He also talks about the importance of owning his own home, and some information about the RCMP forensic labs he supervised
Date Range
1950-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:04:09
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_13
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track thirteen of interview with Don Brown

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Floor boards for the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1990 and 1992]
Collection/Fonds
Faye Diamond fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of floor boards for the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. Old flooring was removed and pieces stripped to frame, before new oak hardwood was installed. Restoration volunteers Faye Stebner Diamond and Don Brown are standing next to frame for flooring. Restoration work on the C.W. Parker no. 1…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Faye Diamond fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of floor boards for the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. Old flooring was removed and pieces stripped to frame, before new oak hardwood was installed. Restoration volunteers Faye Stebner Diamond and Don Brown are standing next to frame for flooring. Restoration work on the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel and the Wurlitzer band organ took place at the Texaco warehouse located at the base of Burnaby Mountain on Burrard Inlet.
Subjects
Recreational Devices - Carousels
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Diamond, Faye Stebner
Accession Code
BV012.1.186
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1990 and 1992]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2021-05-19
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 col. negative accomanying from Roll #6A
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Your questions -- but my answers : the scientific examination of questioned documents, with case histories

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Brown, Donald N. (Donald Neil), 1919-. Burnaby, B.C.: Pacific Forensic Science Consultants and Services , 1995. (Book) 363.2565 BRO
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969904002
Call No.
363.2565 BRO
Author
Brown, Donald N. (Donald Neil), 1919-
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
Pacific Forensic Science Consultants and Services
Publication Date
1995
Physical Description
173 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Inscription
"Compliments / of / Don N. Brown", handwritten in ink on dedication page.
Subjects LoC
Criminal investigation--British Columbia--Case studies
Evidence, Documentary--Canada
Notes
Signed by the author.
Includes index.
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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s three years working for the BC Provincial Police in Burnaby. He describes the communication and transportation challenges that separated neighbourhoods in Burnaby, and what the area looked like around his first house on Portland Street.
Date Range
1947-1950
Length
00:05:23
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s three years working for the BC Provincial Police in Burnaby. He describes the communication and transportation challenges that separated neighbourhoods in Burnaby, and what the area looked like around his first house on Portland Street.
Date Range
1947-1950
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:23
Name
Burnaby Police Department
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_1
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track one of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s first foot patrol area in the Royal Oak, Jubilee, McKay and Kingsway areas and about the difficulties responding to calls due to poor communication equipment, gaps in the road network, and inconsistent house numbers. He also talks about the size of…
Date Range
1947-1950
Length
00:05:19
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s first foot patrol area in the Royal Oak, Jubilee, McKay and Kingsway areas and about the difficulties responding to calls due to poor communication equipment, gaps in the road network, and inconsistent house numbers. He also talks about the size of the force and lack of office support.
Date Range
1947-1950
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:19
Name
Burnaby Police Department
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Crimes
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Marlborough Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_2
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track two of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 9

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s involvement in and description of the history of the South Burnaby Men’s Club
Date Range
1952-1990
Length
00:02:32
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s involvement in and description of the history of the South Burnaby Men’s Club
Date Range
1952-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:02:32
Name
South Burnaby Men's Club
Subject
Organizations - Men's Societies and Clubs
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_9
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track nine of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 14

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s involvement in the Burnaby Historical Society, serving as President in the 1980’s. He talks about challenges to attracting new members, about some of their activities, and the importance of making Burnaby’s history accessible.
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:09:38
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s involvement in the Burnaby Historical Society, serving as President in the 1980’s. He talks about challenges to attracting new members, about some of their activities, and the importance of making Burnaby’s history accessible.
Date Range
1980-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:09:38
Name
Burnaby Historical Society
Subject
Organizations - Historical Societies
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_14
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track fourteen of interview with Don Brown

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Donald N. Brown, Sidney Cumbers and Dale Lawrence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79640
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 13, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 18 cm
Item No.
535-0476
Scope and Content
Photograph of president of Burnaby’s Community College for the Retired, Don Brown, centre with teacher, Sid Cumbers, left, and Director Dale Lawrence, right, in the new location for the college, the basement of the renovated Edmonds Library.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 13, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0476
Accession Number
2012-11
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 18 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of president of Burnaby’s Community College for the Retired, Don Brown, centre with teacher, Sid Cumbers, left, and Director Dale Lawrence, right, in the new location for the college, the basement of the renovated Edmonds Library.
Photographer
Langdeau, Brian
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Cumbers, Sidney
Lawrence, Dale
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby p. 1 74% / Bby 2797 Brian B"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Don Brown and Mary Forsyth

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36442
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
271-010
Scope and Content
Photograph of Don Brown and Mary Forsyth talking to the crowd that has gathered at the opening of the Burnaby Community Archives at the Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Donald N. Brown subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
271-010
Accession Number
BHS1991-41
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Don Brown and Mary Forsyth talking to the crowd that has gathered at the opening of the Burnaby Community Archives at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Burnaby Village Museum
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Forsyth, Mary
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Don Brown and Hugh Mawby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46262
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 28, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 23 cm
Item No.
480-1150
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby school trustee Don Brown standing and talking with the first Progressive Conservative candidate for the federal Burnaby riding, Hugh Mawby; Hugh Mawby having just beat him out for the Tory nomination.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 28, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1150
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 23 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby school trustee Don Brown standing and talking with the first Progressive Conservative candidate for the federal Burnaby riding, Hugh Mawby; Hugh Mawby having just beat him out for the Tory nomination.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Elected Officials
Names
Mawby, Hugh
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "School trustee Don Brown (left) lost out to teacher Hugh Mawby for the Tory nomination in Burnaby."
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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory511
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s activities with the Parks and Recreation Commission, the relationship between community groups and the Commission, and the development of Central Park. He lists membership in other community groups such as the Historical Society. He also continues …
Date Range
1952-1990
Length
00:07:45
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s activities with the Parks and Recreation Commission, the relationship between community groups and the Commission, and the development of Central Park. He lists membership in other community groups such as the Historical Society. He also continues to describe the activities of the South Burnaby Men’s Club and its change of name to South Burnaby Metrotown Club to include women
Date Range
1952-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:07:45
Name
South Burnaby Men's Club
Burnaby Historical Society
Subject
Recreational Activities
Organizations - Men's Societies and Clubs
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_10
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track ten of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 11

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory512
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s service as Alderman (1979-1985), his support for Bill Copeland in 1987 and conflicts with Mayor Bill Lewarne, and some of the issues he dealt with such as illegal suites, density planning and highrises for Hastings
Date Range
1979-1990
Length
00:09:05
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s service as Alderman (1979-1985), his support for Bill Copeland in 1987 and conflicts with Mayor Bill Lewarne, and some of the issues he dealt with such as illegal suites, density planning and highrises for Hastings
Date Range
1979-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:09:05
Name
Copeland, William J
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Subject
Officials - Aldermen and Councillors
Planning
Elections
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_11
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track eleven of interview with Don Brown

Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
480-062
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-062
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 12.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Aldermanic candidate Donald N. Brown

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45155
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1978
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
480-052
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Aldermanic candidate. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1978
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-052
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Aldermanic candidate. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Croton Studio Limited
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer identifies photograph as no. 10909 - 1
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 28, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
480-053
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, when he was a Burnaby School Trustee. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 28, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-053
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, when he was a Burnaby School Trustee. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Alderman Donald N. Brown

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45160
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
480-056
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown sitting at a table with a microphone in front of him when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-056
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown sitting at a table with a microphone in front of him when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Alderman Donald N. Brown

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45162
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
480-058
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown sitting at a table with a microphone in front of him when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. His hand is covering his mouth, in a look of concentration. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 an…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-058
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown sitting at a table with a microphone in front of him when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. His hand is covering his mouth, in a look of concentration. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Alderman Donald N. Brown

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45164
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
480-060
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-060
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Alderman Donald N. Brown questions

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45161
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 16.5 cm
Item No.
480-057
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown sitting at a table with a microphone in front of him when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. His hand is raisied, signaling that he wishes to ask a question. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 19…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-057
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 16.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown sitting at a table with a microphone in front of him when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. His hand is raisied, signaling that he wishes to ask a question. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 5, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
480-1259
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people seated at a round table. This is believed to be a School Board meeting where the budget was discussed. Identified at the table are; Barry Jones (wearing a dark vest, with his face towards the camera), Gary Begin (in profile, wearing a dark suit jacket), and Don Brown…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 5, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1259
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people seated at a round table. This is believed to be a School Board meeting where the budget was discussed. Identified at the table are; Barry Jones (wearing a dark vest, with his face towards the camera), Gary Begin (in profile, wearing a dark suit jacket), and Don Brown, (at the bottom, center, wearing a plaid suit jacket, and facing away from the camera. The other members of the School Board at this time were (not identified); Joanne Beamish, Elise W. Dean, B.R. "Doc" Street, and J.N. Williams. The people at the table are surrounded by a crowd of teachers and citizens of Burnaby concerned about budget cuts.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Elected Officials
Names
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby School Board
Jones, Barry
Begin, Gary
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Donald N. Brown gives a speech

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45158
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
480-054
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, gesturing with one hand as he gives a speech, as a Burnaby Voters' Association Aldermanic Candidate. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-054
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, gesturing with one hand as he gives a speech, as a Burnaby Voters' Association Aldermanic Candidate. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Donald N. Brown gives a speech

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45159
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 28, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 18 cm
Item No.
480-055
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown giving an impassioned speech. His left fist is clenched in a fist as he stands in front of the Canadian flag. This photograph was taken when he was a Burnaby School Trustee. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee i…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 28, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-055
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 18 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown giving an impassioned speech. His left fist is clenched in a fist as he stands in front of the Canadian flag. This photograph was taken when he was a Burnaby School Trustee. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Alderman Donald Brown at the microphone

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45163
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
480-059
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, standing and speaking at a microphone, his left hand in a fist, when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-059
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, standing and speaking at a microphone, his left hand in a fist, when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Alderman Donald Brown at the microphone

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45165
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
480-061
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, standing and speaking at a microphone when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-061
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Donald N. Brown, standing and speaking at a microphone when he was a Burnaby Voters' Association Alderman. He served on the Burnaby council from 1979 to 1985, as well as being a Burnaby School Trustee in 1978 and 1979.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Burnaby School Trustees
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Plaque dedictation for Frank W. Macey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36374
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Item No.
254-001
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ann Macey, Nick Volkow, Hazel L'Estrange, Don Brown and Lane Macey at the plaque dedication for the architect Frank W. Macey taking place inside the Hart House. Lane Macey is the grandson of Frank W. Macey.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
254-001
Accession Number
BHS1991-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ann Macey, Nick Volkow, Hazel L'Estrange, Don Brown and Lane Macey at the plaque dedication for the architect Frank W. Macey taking place inside the Hart House. Lane Macey is the grandson of Frank W. Macey.
Subjects
Events
Names
Macey, Frank W.
Macey, Ann
Volkow, Nick
L'Estrange, Hazel
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Macey, Lane
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6664 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Plaque dedictation for Frank W. Macey

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36375
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Item No.
254-002
Scope and Content
Photograph of Don Brown, Ann Macey, Hazel L'Estrange, and Lane Macey at the plaque dedication for the architect Frank W. Macey taking place inside the Hart House. Lane Macey is the grandson of Frank W. Macey.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
254-002
Accession Number
BHS1991-13
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Don Brown, Ann Macey, Hazel L'Estrange, and Lane Macey at the plaque dedication for the architect Frank W. Macey taking place inside the Hart House. Lane Macey is the grandson of Frank W. Macey.
Subjects
Events
Names
Macey, Frank W.
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Macey, Ann
L'Estrange, Hazel
Macey, Lane
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6664 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Burnaby Voters Association elected candidates

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46285
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 20, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-1173
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Voters Association elected candidates; Don Brown, Doreen Lawson, Dave Mercier, Charles Archibald, Vic Stusiak, Gary Begin and Bill Lewarne standing together in front of Burnaby's election results, most of whom have their hands raised in the sign for victory.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 20, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1173
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Voters Association elected candidates; Don Brown, Doreen Lawson, Dave Mercier, Charles Archibald, Vic Stusiak, Gary Begin and Bill Lewarne standing together in front of Burnaby's election results, most of whom have their hands raised in the sign for victory.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Officials - Elected Officials
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Lawson, Doreen A.
Mercier, David M. "Dave"
Archibald, Charles
Stusiak, Victor V. "Vic"
Begin, Gary
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Burnaby Voters Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on recto of photograph reads: "BVA Slate elected"
Note on verso of photograph identifies each individual
Images
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Mayor Lewarne and Council Members

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37331
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1981 and 1983]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Item No.
351-001
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor William Lewarne and Council members, 1981-1983. Back row (l to r): Alan Emmott, Egon Nikolai, Vic Stusiak, Donald Brown, Doug Drummond. Front row (l to r) George McLean, Tom Constable, William Lewarne, and Doreen Lawson. The photograph was taken in Council Chambers at Burnaby…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1981 and 1983]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Municipal record subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
351-001
Accession Number
BHS1997-11
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor William Lewarne and Council members, 1981-1983. Back row (l to r): Alan Emmott, Egon Nikolai, Vic Stusiak, Donald Brown, Doug Drummond. Front row (l to r) George McLean, Tom Constable, William Lewarne, and Doreen Lawson. The photograph was taken in Council Chambers at Burnaby Municipal Hall.
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Emmott, Alan H.
Nikolai, Egon
Stusiak, Victor V. "Vic"
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Drummond, Douglas P. "Doug"
McLean, George H.F.
Constable, Thomas W. "Tom"
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Lawson, Doreen A.
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Opening of the Fraser Wilson Room

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36335
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
250-003
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Annie Boulanger subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
250-003
Accession Number
BHS1991-05
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front row and holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Seated beside him are Evelyn Salisbury and Violet Eagles. Fraser Wilson was the first Director of the Burnaby Historical Society
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J.
Strut, Helen
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Mitchell, John
Peter, Nancy
Wolf, Jim
Derreck, Ethel
L'Estrange, Hazel
Matovich, Marjorie
Forsyth, Mary
Salisbury, Evelyn
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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British Columbia Police

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34562
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 7, 1949
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.2 x 24.6 cm mounted on 30.4 x 35.5 cm cardboard
Item No.
049-001
Scope and Content
Photograph of the British Columbia Provincial Police, Burnaby Detachment at Burnaby Municipal Hall. The caption above the photograph reads, "British Columbia Police / Vancouver District - Burnaby Detachment / Burnaby, B.C. - May 7th, 1949. The members are, front row, left to right: Cpl. R.C.B Foo…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 7, 1949
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
049-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.2 x 24.6 cm mounted on 30.4 x 35.5 cm cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the British Columbia Provincial Police, Burnaby Detachment at Burnaby Municipal Hall. The caption above the photograph reads, "British Columbia Police / Vancouver District - Burnaby Detachment / Burnaby, B.C. - May 7th, 1949. The members are, front row, left to right: Cpl. R.C.B Foote (No. 215), Cpl. A.M. Millar (No. 575), Sgt. J.A. Henry (No. 414 i/c Detach.), Insp. C. Clark (i/c District), Det./Cpl. G.J. Emsley (No. 509), Cpl. G.S. Pearson (No. 579), and Cst. C.E. Estlin (No. 914). Middle row, left to right: Cst. R.G. McKay (No. 1071), Cst. B.L. Johannson (No. 1019), Cst. N.C.B. Nelson (No. 733), Cst. H. Twist (No. 607), Cst. A.E. Gibbon (No. 947), Cst. E. Turtle (No. 959), Cst. H.E. Klick (No. 923), and Cst. J.H. Bishop (No. 1031). Back row, left to right: Cst. S. Service (No. 1152), Cst. J. McCowan (No. 1133), Cst. L. Brown (No. 1150), Cst. J.E. Clark (No. 1142), Cst. L.J. Tabbutt (No. 1053), Cst. V.H. St. Pierce (No. 1153), Cst. D.N. Brown (No. 1149), Cst. B.O. Mayne (No. 1136), and Cst. Q.W. Wenaus (Special).
Photographer
Balkin, Jack
Subjects
Public Services - Policing
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Bishop, J.H.
British Columbia Provincial Police
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Brown, L.
Clark, J.E.
Clarke, C.
Emsley, G.J.
Estlin, C.E.
Foote, R.C.B.
Gibbon, A.E.
Henry, J.A.
Johannson, B.L.
Klick, H.E.
Mayne, B.O.
McCowan, J.
McKay, R.G.
Millar, A.M.
Nelson, N.C.B.
Pearson, G.S.
Service, S.
St. Pierce, V.H.
Tabbutt, L.J.
Turtle, Eric
Twist, H.
Wenaus, Q.W.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7282 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
Less detail

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