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North Pacific Lumber Co. Barnet, B.C.

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Item No.
539-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
539-001
Accession Number
2007-04
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
Photographer
Timms Photographic Co.
Subjects
Industries - Forestry
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Logging/lumber industry
Names
North Pacific Lumber Company
Notes
Title on recto of photograph in red reads: "438. North Pacific Lumber Co. Barnet, B.C."
Stamped in red on verso: "Timms Photographic Co., Vancouver, Canada."
Stamped in black on verso of photograph: "Post Card / Correspondence / Name and Address / Place Postage Stamp Here"
Note in pen on verso of photograph reads: "Alan Fish / 604 733 0459"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8059 Texaco Drive
Burnaby - Texaco Drive
Burnaby - Barnet Village
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 539
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 539
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
History/Biography
John Lawrence Fish was born in 1904 at Oldham, Lancashire, England. His father, Samuel, first immigrated to Canada 1909, eventually bringing his family to Davie Street, Vancouver in 1919. In 1924, John Lawrence Fish started working for the Barnet Lumber Company. After working six months at Hanbury Lumber Company in Vancouver in 1926, John came back to the Barnet Mill until 1927 when he began working for the Nichols Chemical plant. Lucy Isabelle Currie was born in Vancouver in 1911 to Harvey and Jane May “Jennie” (Laidlaw) Currie. After graduating from Magee High School, she studied teaching at the Normal School, then went to work at the Compensation Board. In 1942 John Lawrence Fish and Lucy Isabelle Currie were married at Ryerson Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. After John and Lucy married, they moved to an apartment at 4095 East Hastings Street in Burnaby. Their daughter, Rosemary Ann Fish was born 1943 and their son, Alan John Fish was born in 1945. In 1947 or 1948 the family of four moved to an apartment at Barnet. Before long, they moved into a house at Nichols Road. By 1956, they were living in house number 28 on the Nichols property. Alan Fish and his sister Rosemary grew up at Barnet, roaming freely with the other Barnet children around the area of Nichols and the beaches west of the plant. The Fish siblings were taken to school on the Barnet school bus; they attended Rosser Elementary School, Westridge Elementary School, Sperling Elementary School, Kensington Junior High School and Burnaby North High School. As a young adult, Alan worked weekends as a boiler house fireman at the Bestwood shingle mill from 1963 to 1966. He worked at the Nichols Chemical plant from 1966 to 1967. John Lawrence Fish worked for the Nichol Chemical plant for over forty years. On November 3, 1968 he was in an accident at the plant from which he suffered first, second and third degree burns. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital on December 16, 1968. Rosemary Ann Fish married Larry Meech. They were living together at Barnet while finishing college when Rosemary’s father died. The Meeches then bought a house in Capitol Hill and Rosemary’s brother Alan and mother Lucy moved to an apartment at Westridge. Lucy Isabelle (Currie) Fish passed away in 1974.
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