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Siddoo and Teja Families

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription15210
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Teja and Siddoo families at the Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Family members are identified from left to right, front row: Hardev Siddoo and Harjeet Teja Sangara; middle row: Diljeet Teja, Lakhbeer Siddoo, Gurdeb Siddoo, Baldev Siddoo and Gurmeet Teja; back row: Gurdial Sing…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Teja and Siddoo families at the Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Family members are identified from left to right, front row: Hardev Siddoo and Harjeet Teja Sangara; middle row: Diljeet Teja, Lakhbeer Siddoo, Gurdeb Siddoo, Baldev Siddoo and Gurmeet Teja; back row: Gurdial Singh Teja, Tara Siddoo and Kashmir Siddoo.
History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Kaur Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Kaur Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Siddoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), Runjeet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill. Gurdial Singh Teja (1909-1972) and Harbans Kour Teja (1912-1972) were born in India and emigrated to British Columbia in the early 1930s. Gurdial and Harbans had three daughters, Diljeet, Gurmeet and Harjeet and one son, Hardev. Gurdial worked in sawmills on Vancouver Island until he moved the family to Barnet in 1938 to work at the Kapoor Sawmills Limited. The family lived on the site of the mill and the children attended Barnet school. While living at the mill, the Teja children took lessons in the teachings of Punjabi from Besant Kaur Siddoo. Following the fire in 1947, the Teja family moved to North Vancouver.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Siddoo, Lakhbeer
Siddoo, Gurdeb
Siddoo, Baldev
Siddoo, Kashmir
Siddoo, Tara
Teja, Diljeet
Teja, Gurdial Singh
Siddoo, Hardev
Sangara, Harjeet Teja
Teja, Gurmeet
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Barnet Marine Park
Accession Code
BV019.32.30
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 70 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "..Siddoo and Teja families at Kapoor sawmills, c. 1940s. Back: Gurdial Teja, Tara Siddoo, Kashmir Siddoo. Middle: Diljeet Teja, Lakhbeer Siddoo, Gurdev Siddoo, Baldev Siddoo, Gurmeet Teja. Front: Hardev Teja, Harjeet Teja.
Photograph was mistaken in identifiying "Hardev Siddoo" as "Hardev Teja" (proper identification provided by family member)
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Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact29019
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.95
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV973.41.95
Description
Rectangular metallic, magnetic silver painted with "DONT PLAY WATER ON LIVE WIRES" painted in red. A blue sticker with "KS-K5" glued on the bottom. Four mounting holes in the corners. Length: 19.3 cm Width: 12.7 cm Thickness: 1 mm
Object History
key system S.F. California.
Marks/Labels
"DONT PLAY WATER" "ON" "LIVE WIRES"; Blue sticker "KS-KS";
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
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Sikh man on deck at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription15197
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified South Asian Sikh man working on the deck of Kapoor Sawmills Limited.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified South Asian Sikh man working on the deck of Kapoor Sawmills Limited.
History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Kaur Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Kaur Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Siddoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), Runjeet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Occupations - Millworkers
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Barnet Marine Park
Accession Code
BV019.32.18
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Sikh man on green chain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription15196
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified South Asian Sikh man sorting freshly sawn lumber on the green chain at Kapoor Sawmills Limited.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified South Asian Sikh man sorting freshly sawn lumber on the green chain at Kapoor Sawmills Limited.
History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Kaur Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Kaur Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Siddoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), Runjeet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Occupations - Millworkers
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Barnet Marine Park
Accession Code
BV019.32.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 63 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "A workman sorting freshly sawn lumber on the "green chain", c. 1940s"
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Sikh man with large log at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription15198
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified South Asian Sikh man standing next to a large log at Kapoor Sawmills Limited. A large cable is strapped around the log and the man is balanced on a wooden beam.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified South Asian Sikh man standing next to a large log at Kapoor Sawmills Limited. A large cable is strapped around the log and the man is balanced on a wooden beam.
History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Kaur Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Kaur Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Siddoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), Runjeet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Occupations - Millworkers
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Barnet Marine Park
Accession Code
BV019.32.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Simon Gezos, Holly Kennedy and Stephanie Simmons

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription80531
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 6, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Simon Gezos, Holly Kennedy and Stephanie Simmons rehearsing for the play “California Suite”.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 6, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-0809
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Accession Number
2012-11
Scope and Content
Photograph of Simon Gezos, Holly Kennedy and Stephanie Simmons rehearsing for the play “California Suite”.
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Gezos, Simon
Kennedy, Holly
Simmons, Stephanie
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "NW 1528 Mario / Bby p. 8 58%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Standard Oil Company / Chevron

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/landmark673
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1935
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Willingdon Avenue North
Associated Dates
1935
Heritage Value
In 1935 the announcement that the California-based Standard Oil Company was going to build a huge "million dollar" refinery in Burnaby was greeted with cheers by residents who were eager for employment and good news during the Great Depression. The refinery, named Stanovan (aka: Standard Oil - Vancouver) was officially opened in 1936 with the ability to produce 2000 barrels per day. During World War Two, the capacity of the refinery doubled to assist in the war effort. In 1976, the company's name was changed to Chevron Canada Limited.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Street Address
355 Willingdon Avenue North
Images
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Standard Oil Stanovan Refinery

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription34566
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27.8 x 35.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Standard Oil Company Stanovan Refinery process area, Burrard Inlet. The area is lit up at night. Photograph of the Standard Oil Refinery at night. After the government broke up Standard Oil in 1911, its West Coast operations became the Standard Oil of California (SoCal), owning t…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 27.8 x 35.3 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
052-002
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduce for fair dealing purposes only
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Standard Oil Company Stanovan Refinery process area, Burrard Inlet. The area is lit up at night. Photograph of the Standard Oil Refinery at night. After the government broke up Standard Oil in 1911, its West Coast operations became the Standard Oil of California (SoCal), owning the Standard Oil Company of British Columbia Ltd, and adopting the name Chevron in the 1970's.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Refineries
Names
Standard Oil Company of British Columbia Limited
Chevron Corporation
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Industrial Photographers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Eton Street
Street Address
4403 Eton Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Standing beside the bus

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription3531
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1926 and 1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing beside the rear end of a bus. The man is in his shirt sleeves with his tie tucked in his shirt front but wearing a hat. He is holding a small hacksaw and a pipe. In the background is an awning with the word “HOTEL”. The awning is similar to the awnings sho…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 13 x 8 cm
Material Details
Photograph has faded due to age
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man standing beside the rear end of a bus. The man is in his shirt sleeves with his tie tucked in his shirt front but wearing a hat. He is holding a small hacksaw and a pipe. In the background is an awning with the word “HOTEL”. The awning is similar to the awnings shown in The bus has the word "Pacific Sta __ / LTD" visible in the rear window (Pacific Stage Lines, owned by B.C. Electric Company, consolidated bus service in the Fraser Valley from July 1, 1926). This bus is a model built by the Fogel Bros, California and used by other transportation companies also owned by B.C. Electric.
Subjects
Transportation - Buses
Accession Code
HV975.33.3av
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[between 1926 and 1930]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2/2/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Image from personal photograph album of Tom Irvine (Tommy Irvine).
For related images see: HV975.33.3ad; HV975.33.3ay and HV975.33.3ao
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Stewart School of Irish Dance's annual Feis

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription96949
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sarah Smith and her mother, Deborah, preparing to compete in the Stewart School of Irish Dance's 21st annual Feis at Bonsor Community Centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2504
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sarah Smith and her mother, Deborah, preparing to compete in the Stewart School of Irish Dance's 21st annual Feis at Bonsor Community Centre.
Subjects
Clothing - Costumes
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Events - Competitions
Names
Bonsor Recreation Complex
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a June 2001 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Sarah Smith, 12, gets a last-minute trim to her curls from her mother, Deborah, prior to competing at the Stewart School of Irish Dance's 21st annual Feis, at Bonsor Rec Centre. More than 700 dancers, from as far away as California and Winnipeg competed in solo and group dances."
Geographic Access
Bonsor Avenue
Street Address
6550 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
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Sunkist recipes : oranges-lemons

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary2305
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Bradley, Alice, 1875-1946
Publication Date
c1916
Call Number
641.3 BRA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
HV977.37.140
Call Number
641.3 BRA
Author
Bradley, Alice, 1875-1946
Publisher
California Fruit Growers Exchange
Publication Date
c1916
Physical Description
64 p. : ill.
Library Subject (LOC)
Cooking
Cooking, American
Cookbooks--1910-1919
Notes
Includes index.
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Training Seminar Los Angeles, California 1978 March 06 and 07

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/councilreport22306
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
14582
Meeting Date
13-Feb-1978
Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
12
Item No.
12
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
14582
Meeting Date
13-Feb-1978
Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
12
Item No.
12
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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The turning wheel : A little book of quotations about pre-existence and reincarnation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary5053
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
BV007.21.5
Call Number
129 WIL
Author
Wilkinson, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth)
Place of Publication
Sydney
Publisher
Theosophical Publishing House
Printer
Sydney J. Endacott
Physical Description
74 p. ; 14 cm.
Inscription
"Theosophical Publishing House / Krotona. Hollywood California" -- stickered on endpaper (front). "Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past." -- handwritten in pencil on last page.
Library Subject (LOC)
Pre-existence
Reincarnation
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Books
Education
Notes
"compiled by Mary E. Wilkinson."
"printed by The Galleon Press in Melbourne."
"published by the Theosophical Publishing House in Sydney"
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Two women with palm tree in California

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription18107
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified women standing next to a large palm tree along an unidentified boulevard somewhere in California. Two automobiles are parked along the side of the road behind them. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified women standing next to a large palm tree along an unidentified boulevard somewhere in California. Two automobiles are parked along the side of the road behind them. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased. The woman on the right could be Dora Robertson.
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Accession Code
BV022.2.37
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #10
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
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Wally and friends at Verdugo Hills

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1935]
Collection/Fonds
Westerman family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Bob Peterson, Walter "Wally" Westerman, Gordon Jones and "Doc" Kersulis at the peak of Verdugo Hills, California.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Westerman family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Bob Peterson, Walter "Wally" Westerman, Gordon Jones and "Doc" Kersulis at the peak of Verdugo Hills, California.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Mountains
Names
Westerman, Walter "Wally"
Jones, Gordon
Kersulis, "Doc"
Peterson, Bob
Accession Code
BV020.17.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1935]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
22-Sep-2020
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "LEFT TO RIGHT / BOB PETERSON / (SELF) / GORDON JONES / "DOC" KERSULIS / AT PEAK VERDUGO HILLS"
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Wally and friends outside of main entrance to Aero I.T.I.

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1935 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Westerman family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.2 x 7.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Walter "Wally" Westerman (far left) standing next to friends Bob Foley (middle) and Jim Hajek outside of the visitor's main entrance to "Aero I.T.I." (Aero Industries Technical Institute) Los Angeles, California.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Westerman family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.2 x 7.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Walter "Wally" Westerman (far left) standing next to friends Bob Foley (middle) and Jim Hajek outside of the visitor's main entrance to "Aero I.T.I." (Aero Industries Technical Institute) Los Angeles, California.
Subjects
Transportation - Air
Names
Westerman, Walter "Wally"
Foley, Robert "Bob"
Hajek, Jim
Accession Code
BV020.17.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[between 1935 and 1939]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
22-Sep-2020
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "MAIN ENTRANCE / AERO I.T.I / LEFT TO RIGHT / (SELF) / BOB FOLEY / JIM HAJEK"
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Waterfront Looking west from George Black's

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1890-1915
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm ; copy print
Scope and Content
Waterfront scene with land on left and water on right. Wooden dock/jetty in foreground. From left to right along the shore there are people wading, a maple tree, a slaughterhouse, a cattle yard, boating bathers, fishing. Trees and houses in background.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm ; copy print
Material Details
"Looking west from George Black's. Wading. Maple Tree. Marine ways. Saughterhouse. Cattleyard. Boating Bathers. Fishing. […]" written in black ink on bottom front of photograph. "Columbian files 1971" written on verso in black pen. "996" stamped on back.
Scope and Content
Waterfront scene with land on left and water on right. Wooden dock/jetty in foreground. From left to right along the shore there are people wading, a maple tree, a slaughterhouse, a cattle yard, boating bathers, fishing. Trees and houses in background.
History
Part of a set of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper, which operated out of New Westminster under this name starting in 1900 until its dissolution in 1988. Photographs found in the collection of the Burnaby Village are dated 1971. George Black (1831-1896). He was born in Aberdeen Scotland, and went to California, then to the Cariboo during the gold rush. He eventually settled on Hastings Street, and was well known in the surroundings of Vancouver.
Other Title Information
title based on content and note on front of photograph
Names
Black, George
Accession Code
BV018.19.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1890-1915
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
24-04-2018
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Westerman family fonds

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1917-1959]
Collection/Fonds
Westerman family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
17 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting Walter "Wally" Westerman's life while growing up in Burnaby, his time spent in California while training as an engineer, his time in Montreal during his service with the R.C.A.F., Wally with his wife Gwendolyn (nee Brocklesby) Westerman and Wally in his lat…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Westerman family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
17 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting Walter "Wally" Westerman's life while growing up in Burnaby, his time spent in California while training as an engineer, his time in Montreal during his service with the R.C.A.F., Wally with his wife Gwendolyn (nee Brocklesby) Westerman and Wally in his later years outside of his home in Burnaby.
History
Walter "Wally" William Westerman was born in London, Ontario in 1916. A few years later he moved with his parents to Vancouver. Around 1921 his parents, Albert Edwin and Louisa (nee Williams) Westerman bought a double lot at 4797 Georgia Street in District Lot 122 in Burnaby. On the lot they built a house and bowling green. Wally's father Albert worked as a proof reader for the Daily Province newspaper and retired in 1938. Walter attended Gilmore Avenue school and North Burnaby High School. After graduating from highschool he enrolled in engineering school in Glendale, California. Wally was married to Margot Florence Patry from 1943 to 1952. When World War II began, Wally joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Wally suffered from arthritis and after being declared unfit for combat he was discharged. He returned to Burnaby and became a foreman in the engineering department of Boeing Aircraft of Canada. In 1944, while employed by Boeing, Wally was recoginized with awards for his ingenuity of "Jig Design for Bomb Torpedo Adaptors" and "Bomb Release Scissors". When Wally's father Albert became ill and had to have his leg amputated, Wally attended to his needs and sold the family's Georgia Street house to a buy a house at 5277 Spencer Street in Vancouver. Wally's father died in 1944 and his mother died in 1966. Following his first marriage, Wally met Gwendolyn "Gwen" Brocklesby and they developed a long term relationship eventually marrying in 1969. Gwen had a daughter named Barbara from her first marriage and Wally became her step father. Between 1960 and 1963, Wally was admitted to membership in the Canadian Power Squadrons with qualifications in seamanship, engine maintenance and weather and Gwen was awarded a certificate of qualification in piloting and seamanship. In 1969 Gwen, Wally and Barbara moved to a brand new home at 2171 Duthie Avenue in Burnaby which was within walking distance to Lenkurt Electric on Lougheed Highway where Wally worked. Wally was a machinist and foreman of the sheet metal shop at Lenkurt and later at Microtel. Walter Westerman died in Burnaby in 2000 and his wife Gwen died in Burnaby in 2016.
Responsibility
Westerman, Walter "Wally"
Accession Code
BV020.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1917-1959]
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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woman's suit

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.20.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.20.1
Description
Woman's suit, c.1917. Black silk brocade with a large collar decoration of ivory wool with black lace. Long sleeves with wool and lace cuffs, ankle length skirt. The neckline of the jacket has a large flat triangular ivory wool collar with black floral lace applique. On the back bodice there is an overlapping extension of the collar in a large square shape. The jacket opens in centre front with five self fabric buttons, ending slightly below the natural waistline. A belt that starts at the natural waistline, between the last two buttons, from the side front seams and continuing around the back. It is tacked to the jacket in several places. The sleeves are long with ivory wool cuffs that reach up to a point on the outside, and a black floral lace applique. The jacket is constructed so as to flare out from the waist. At each side front, there are two panels with a godet in between them. There are four back panels, with a godet on either side of the two centre back panels. There are also two godets at each side seam. There was originally off-white silk brocade, but it was replaced with silk charmeuse in restoration as the original lining was disintegrating. On the inside edge of the front closure, there is a facing under the buttons that continues around the back of the neckline in a thin strip. The shoulder seams are also set further into the back of the jacket. The skirt is made of seven gores, unlined. The front is somewhat gathered. The waistband has a grosgrain ribbon, and closes in the back with two hooks and eyes. the rest of the opening closes with six snaps. The hem extends to the ankles, and the seams are finished by pinking.
Object History
The suit belonged to the mother-in-law of a friend of the donor, named Dougan from Montana. It went to California from there, then British Columbia.
Subjects
Clothing
Clothing - Costumes
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Working on the green chain

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified Chinese Canadian men working on the green chain of Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Burrard Inlet and the north shore mountains are visible in the distance.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified Chinese Canadian men working on the green chain of Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Burrard Inlet and the north shore mountains are visible in the distance.
History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Kaur Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Kaur Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Siddoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), Runjeet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Occupations - Millworkers
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Barnet Marine Park
Accession Code
BV019.32.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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