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Thomas & Jane Sincock House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7349 Eleventh Avenue
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1912
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7349 Eleventh Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This small Edwardian-era bungalow home was built and owned by Burnaby resident Jane Sincock (1848-1940) and her husband Thomas Sincock (1844-1916) as an investment rental property. By 1916, the couple was living in New Westminster, on Bole Street, where Jane, who was born in Cornwall, remained until her death. This substantial bungalow is distinguished by its bellcast hipped roof and dormers, an octagonal corner bay, and a small front verandah supported by square tapered columns. The house retains its original lapped wooden siding though the windows have been replaced.
Locality
Edmonds
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Area
807.78
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 11th Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[189-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.8 x 16.51 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man in a kilt with a jacket, fur sporran and a feathered cap. He has a shawl hanging over his left shoulder, and is holding a staff with his left hand. He is wearing gillies, and is standing against a painted backdrop of an outdoor scene of the country with a path wind…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.8 x 16.51 cm
Material Details
printed on the card, recto, l.l. "Thomas Laflour", l.r. "Cornwall, Ont.", verso, "c. "Thomas Laflour/ Artistic/ Photographer,/ CORNWALL,/ ONT./ DUPLICATES/ OR/ ENLARGEMENTS CAN BE/ MADE AT ANY TIME"
The photograph is mounted on a card supplied by the photographic studio
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man in a kilt with a jacket, fur sporran and a feathered cap. He has a shawl hanging over his left shoulder, and is holding a staff with his left hand. He is wearing gillies, and is standing against a painted backdrop of an outdoor scene of the country with a path winding around the field. This photograph was taken in a photographic studio.
Subjects
Clothing
Accession Code
HV983.42.166
Date
[189-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
29-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Thomas Laflour
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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The Museum of Costume picture book

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Museum of Costume (Bath, England). St. Ives, Cornwall: Beric Tempest , 1980. (Book) 391 MUS
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
Call No.
391 MUS
Author
Museum of Costume (Bath, England)
Place of Publication
St. Ives, Cornwall
Publisher
Beric Tempest
Publication Date
1980
Physical Description
16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 x 21 cm.
Inscription
"C P Clark", handwritten in pencil on cover. "Calra / Thought of you / while enjoying this / display / Love Mary / '78", handwritten in ink on inside of front cover.
Subjects LoC
Costume -- England -- History
Costume museums -- England -- Bath
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1942 and 1966]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 card
Item No.
42712
Storage Location
68-1-5-10
Scope and Content
Item is a greeting card containing a black and white photograph of the H.M.C.S. Cornwallis naval base. The interior of the card reads "With Best Wishes/ for Christmas / and the New Year / from / John"
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1942 and 1966]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 card
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42712
Storage Location
68-1-5-10
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Item is a greeting card containing a black and white photograph of the H.M.C.S. Cornwallis naval base. The interior of the card reads "With Best Wishes/ for Christmas / and the New Year / from / John"
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8.7 x 3.9 cm mounted on cardboard 10.7 x 4.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man, dressed in a suit, with a vest and a tie. Printed on the bottom front of card: "'Mikado Panel.' / Lafleur / Cornwall."
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8.7 x 3.9 cm mounted on cardboard 10.7 x 4.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man, dressed in a suit, with a vest and a tie. Printed on the bottom front of card: "'Mikado Panel.' / Lafleur / Cornwall."
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Accession Code
HV975.61.154b
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Lafleur
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photograph is taken out of the photo album HV975.61.154
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.48.8
Description
Postcard, colour photo of single-storey building, brick and plaster, with projecting two-storey entrance, balcony over door, empty parking lot in foreground; red "SAMBO'S" on roof at left; blue sky with clouds; white border at top with black "SAMBO'S PANCAKE HOUSE"; scalloped edges; on reverse in b…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.48.8
Description
Postcard, colour photo of single-storey building, brick and plaster, with projecting two-storey entrance, balcony over door, empty parking lot in foreground; red "SAMBO'S" on roof at left; blue sky with clouds; white border at top with black "SAMBO'S PANCAKE HOUSE"; scalloped edges; on reverse in blue up centre, "Pub. by Living Colour Advertising Agencies, 809 21st St., New West'r, B.C. - 526-6612; at bottom, maple leaf logo, "Made in Canada" "DEXTER COLOR, CANADA LTD." "CORNWALL, ONTARIO"; at left is preprinted handwritten message "Please surrender this card for 10% Discount on your next Visit to Sambo's 5550 Kingsway Burnaby Offer good until Sept 1st 1968 Your host Sambo's"; pencilled "READ" with arrow at top; pencilled "9-"; dotted outline of rectangle at upper right; glossy; unused
Maker
Living Colour Advertising Agencies
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
Ontario
Site/City Made
Cornwall
Title
Sambo's Pancake House
Publication Date
1968.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.41.6
Description
Postcard: colour photo, glossy; horizontal; shows two-storey building, brick and plaster; "SWEDISH CANADIAN REST HOME" in red above entrance, three flags; driveway visible, lawn in foreground, shrubs; on reverse in blue "SWEDISH CANADIAN REST HOME" "1800 Duthie Avenue -- Burnaby, B.C,." "INCORPORAT…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.41.6
Description
Postcard: colour photo, glossy; horizontal; shows two-storey building, brick and plaster; "SWEDISH CANADIAN REST HOME" in red above entrance, three flags; driveway visible, lawn in foreground, shrubs; on reverse in blue "SWEDISH CANADIAN REST HOME" "1800 Duthie Avenue -- Burnaby, B.C,." "INCORPORATED 1947," "Dedicated To Man And Woman Who In Twilight Of Life, Seek Comfort, Rest And Contentment."; at lower left, "Photo by Burnaby Photographers" "45243-C"; up centre, "Pub. by Colour Deluxe Photographers, 1353 East 41st Ave., Vancouver, B.C."; at bottom, maple leaf logo "Made in Canada" "DEXTER COLOR, CANADA, LTD." "CORNWALL, ONTARIO"; at right, "Post Card", and dotted outline of stamp at upper right, "PLACE STAMP HERE"; pencilled "$2" at upper left; lightly soiled, slight wear on corners; unused
Marks/Labels
Swedish Canadian Rest Home / 1800 Duthie Avenue - Burnaby, B.C. / Incorporated 1947 / Dedicated to Man and Woman.. / ..Seek Comfort, Rest, and Contentment
Maker
Dexter Color
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
Ontario
Site/City Made
Cornwall
Title
Swedish Canadian Rest Home 45243-C
Author
Burnaby Photographers
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Residences
Buildings - Residences - Apartments
Record Type
Artifact
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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory160
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's purchase of the Lochdale General Store and the community members that became his customers. He mentions the closure of the Barnet Mill.
Date Range
1928-1930
Length
0:09:18
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's purchase of the Lochdale General Store and the community members that became his customers. He mentions the closure of the Barnet Mill.
Date Range
1928-1930
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:18
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory161
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the controversial Shell Oil development at Lochdale.
Date Range
1930-1932
Length
0:07:38
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the controversial Shell Oil development at Lochdale.
Date Range
1930-1932
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:07:38
Name
Shell Oil Company
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory162
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of fellow Lochdale residents, based on the reading of 1929 address listings.
Date Range
1929
Length
0:08:02
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of fellow Lochdale residents, based on the reading of 1929 address listings.
Date Range
1929
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:08:02
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory163
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the development of the Lochdale Community Hall as well as continuing descriptions of residents from the 1929 address listings. He also begins discussing script as payment.
Date Range
1929-1932
Length
0:09:08
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the development of the Lochdale Community Hall as well as continuing descriptions of residents from the 1929 address listings. He also begins discussing script as payment.
Date Range
1929-1932
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:08
Name
Lochdale Community Hall
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory164
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's wholesaler dealings during the Depression. He discusses how he received payment from the municipality.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:09:01
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's wholesaler dealings during the Depression. He discusses how he received payment from the municipality.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:01
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory165
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's combination house and store site at Sperling Avenue as well as his grocer competition in the Lochdale area. He also discusses how dealing with rations affected business.
Date Range
1937-1939
Length
0:09:35
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's combination house and store site at Sperling Avenue as well as his grocer competition in the Lochdale area. He also discusses how dealing with rations affected business.
Date Range
1937-1939
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:35
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory166
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the outcome of the Depression as well as the politics of the time.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:05:58
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the outcome of the Depression as well as the politics of the time.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:05:58
Subject
Political Theories
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track seven of interview with A.W. Dow

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. postcard ; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
Item No.
201-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the exterior and parking lot of Sambo's Pancake House, Kingsway. Printed on the top of the front of the postcard is "Sambo's Pancake House," and a sign on the building read's "Sambo's." Written on the back of the postcard: "Please surrender this card for 10% discount on you…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
201-001
Accession Number
BHS987-10
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. postcard ; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the exterior and parking lot of Sambo's Pancake House, Kingsway. Printed on the top of the front of the postcard is "Sambo's Pancake House," and a sign on the building read's "Sambo's." Written on the back of the postcard: "Please surrender this card for 10% discount on your next visit to Sambo's, 5550 Kingsway, Burnaby. Offer good until Feb. 28th, 1969. Your host Sambo's."
Subjects
Geographic Features - Automobile Parking Lots
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Names
Sambo's Pancake House
Responsibility
Printed on back of postcard: "Pub. by Living Colour Advertising Agencies, 809 21st St., New West'r, BC - 526-6612" and "Made in Canada / Dexter Color, Canada Ltd., Cornwall, Ontario"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5550 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] -1995
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 textual record and 11 photographs
Storage Location
BHS316
MSS141
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Byrne family and a photocopied essay entitled "Life on the North Arm of the Fraser River: The Experience of the Rowling Family."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] -1995
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Physical Description
1 textual record and 11 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS316
MSS141
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Byrne family and a photocopied essay entitled "Life on the North Arm of the Fraser River: The Experience of the Rowling Family."
History/Biography
William Henry Rowling was born February 9, 1826 in Truro, Cornwall, England. His wife, Mary Russell Rowling was born November 19, 1832 in Strickland, Dorset, England. Their first child, Rosetta Mary (Rose) was born August 8, 1858 in Plumstead, Woolwhich, Kent while Henry was in Esquimalt working as a Royal Engineer. The family then moved to New Westminster, and grew larger; James William Russell (Jim) Rowling born October 14, 1862, Henry Soar Rowling born February 3, 1864, Priscilla Amelia Rowling (later Byrne) born February 24, 1866 and William Henry Kemp Rowling born September 2, 1867 before settling at their farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River in September of 1868. They raised livestock and grew produce on their property for their growing family; Thomas George Rowling born and on April 14, 1869 and Elizabeth Jane Russell Rowling born on August 24, 1847. The Rowlings were raised Presbyterian but Priscilla later converted to Roman Catholicism when she married her husband, Peter Byrne on May 15, 1892. As young adults, Priscilla and Peter lived on the North Arm, close to Priscilla's parents and youngest sister Elizabeth. Her brother Henry moved his logging operations near the Byrne residence but James lived in South Vancouver with a family of his own. Their other siblings, Rose and Thomas, had passed away by this time. Peter and Priscilla had six children; their eldest Margaret Gladys Byrne, born February 28, 1893, twin daughters; Mary and Norah, Kathleen, Ultan Patrick (Pat) and baby Elizabeth Laura Byrne (later Cyr). After their parents died in 1906, Elizabeth went to live with her sister Priscilla and her nieces and nephews.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Chapter Nine: Kingsway West School Neighbourhood, McKay District p. 277

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
gunnery school at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. From there he came back to Vancouver to join the "H.M.S. Nabob" aircraft carrier. Jack served as an able seaman on the Nabob which patrolled in the waters off Northern Scotland. He married Cartherine McLean in 1945 who was born in Burnaby and there they
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Wedding Photograph of Frances Mabel Lili (Patterson) Duke with her niece (flower girl) Doreen Nettie (Patterson) Reitsma

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Item No.
326-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Frances Mabel Lili (Patterson) Duke (pictured in her wedding gown) became the first PBX switchboard operator for the Municipality of Burnaby in the early 1920’s. PBX, or Private Branch Exchange, was the term used for an internal telephone system. Frances later became president of the Professional W…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
326-004
Accession Number
2010-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Frances Mabel Lili (Patterson) Duke (pictured in her wedding gown) became the first PBX switchboard operator for the Municipality of Burnaby in the early 1920’s. PBX, or Private Branch Exchange, was the term used for an internal telephone system. Frances later became president of the Professional Women’s Association of New Westminster, and volunteered her time with the May Day celebrations in New Westminster. She was also a dedicated lodge member. Frances Mabel Lili Patterson was born on June 9, 1905 and was the fifth child born to Dugald Campbell Patterson Sr. and Frances Mabel (Webb) Patterson. Frances enjoyed her career as a telephone switchboard operator, and engaged in numerous fundraising efforts in and around Burnaby as a member of the Rebekah Lodge (the women’s division of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows). While in the lodge, she met her future husband, Walter Duke and they married on July 12, 1939. Frances moved to Wenatchee, Washington after her marriage, and relocated to Victoria after her husband died. Frances died on January 13, 1974. Doreen Nettie (Patterson) Reitsma (pictured as the flower girl) was the younger daughter of Charles Bruce Patterson and Elva Eleanore (Elliott) Patterson. Doreen at age 23 became the first woman from British Columbia to enlist in the new Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service. Doreen Nettie Patterson was born on December 12, 1927. In the fall of 1951, she had become a Wren in the Royal Canadian Navy. She received her basic training at HMCS Cornwallis and became a radio intelligence operator for the wireless communications base at Naval Radio Station Coverdale near Moncton, New Brunswick. In 1953, she was chosen to serve a term at the naval base in Churchill, Manitoba. She was one of only eleven women to ever serve there. After her career in the navy, Doreen worked in the accounting division for Simpsons-Sears in Burnaby, (known today as Sears at Metrotown Centre) near her grandparent’s original family home at Patterson Avenue and Kingsway. Doreen married Gerard Reitsma on August 18, 1960. Doreen died on April 30, 2000.
[Biography provided by Raymond Reitsma].
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Duke, Frances Mabel Lili Patterson
Reitsma, Doreen Nettie Patterson
Images
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Chapter Nine: Kingsway West School Neighbourhood, McKay District p. 356

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
PHYLLIS SANDERSON (FIELD) Father: William J. Field. Born in London, England; brought up in Liverpool. Mother: Laura Field (nee Tonkin). Born in Cornwall, England; brought up in Cardiff, Wales. Children: Phyllis L. Field (1910) born in Cardiff, Wales, John William Field (1914) born in
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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The Moore Family's Environment p. 30

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
around we got the first frost, and all the tomatoes would blacken on the vine, which was a few days before they would turn pink. Eventually she gave some of the seeds to a rancher .. Cornwall Ranch... at Cache creek. These tomatoes thrived there and eventually developed into the Okanagan Beefsteak
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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's childhood years living in Burnaby, through her first years of marriage.
Date Range
1899-1923
Length
0:08:23
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's childhood years living in Burnaby, through her first years of marriage.
Date Range
1899-1923
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:08:23
Subject
Occupations - Grocers
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's memories of living through the Depression with her husband's job loss, three children and an unfinished house.
Date Range
1931
Length
0:05:37
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's memories of living through the Depression with her husband's job loss, three children and an unfinished house.
Date Range
1931
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:05:37
Subject
Construction - House Construction
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne and her daughter Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell's memories of Ethel's survival strategies during the Depression.
Date Range
1931-1935
Length
0:08:52
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne and her daughter Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell's memories of Ethel's survival strategies during the Depression.
Date Range
1931-1935
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:08:52
Subject
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's shopping habits during the Depression and memories of being on relief. Ethel and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell discuss the occupations of their neighbours.
Date Range
1931-1938
Length
0:05:42
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne's shopping habits during the Depression and memories of being on relief. Ethel and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell discuss the occupations of their neighbours.
Date Range
1931-1938
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:05:42
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track four of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell's memories of Nelson Avenue School, including enrolment boundaries during the Depression. Ethel describes making clothes and other items from flour sacks.
Date Range
1934
Length
0:09:06
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell's memories of Nelson Avenue School, including enrolment boundaries during the Depression. Ethel describes making clothes and other items from flour sacks.
Date Range
1934
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:09:06
Name
Nelson Avenue School
Subject
Buildings - Schools - Elementary School
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track five of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 6

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Beverley Burrell's memories of school activities such as sports days and band trips, instruments she and her sister played and the types of parties they attended.
Date Range
1934-1936
Length
0:07:41
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Beverley Burrell's memories of school activities such as sports days and band trips, instruments she and her sister played and the types of parties they attended.
Date Range
1934-1936
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:07:41
Subject
Recreational Activities
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
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Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_6
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track six of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell's memories of the programs they attended such as PROREC (Provincial Government Organization for Recreation) and going to the Digney movie house.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:09:30
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell's memories of the programs they attended such as PROREC (Provincial Government Organization for Recreation) and going to the Digney movie house.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:09:30
Subject
Recreational Activities
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_7
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track seven of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell 24-Jun-75 - Track 8

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory57
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell's thoughts on how the Depression years impacted their family.
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:06:16
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell's thoughts on how the Depression years impacted their family.
Date Range
1929-1938
Photo Info
Leer family; Ethel Leer Lewarne is standing on the far right, 1911. Item no. 204-052
Length
0:06:16
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
24-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Ethel (Leer) Lewarne and Beverley (Lewarne) Burrell by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Ethel Cecilia Leer was born in 1899 in London, England to George Frederick and Sarah Ann Leer. In 1908, the Leer family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. George Frederick Leer began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ethel’s younger brother George Leer was born about this time. A third child was born but unfortunately did not live past infancy. The Leers arrived in Burnaby in 1911 and bought two lots in Alta Vista at the corner of Portland and McGregor. George Frederick and Sarah Ann were active members of the All Saints Anglican Church on Royal Oak. Ethel went to Dundonald school from 1911 to 1913 with Miss Bowell as her teacher, then on to Britannia High School from 1913 to 1915. Ethel’s father, George Frederick Leer died March 23, 1919 at the age of forty-one. Ethel Cecilia Leer married Alfred Lewarne on December 26, 1921 in Burnaby. Alfred was born February 9, 1893 in Cornwall, England. Before marriage he worked for a creamery in Vancouver. After marriage, Alfred began his own ice cream business in Burnaby. The Lewarnes bought a lot along Nelson Avenue and built a house. Their first child Patricia "Tricia" (later McCleod) was born in 1923, their second was Beverley “Bev” (later Burrell). Their third child, William A. “Bill” Lewarne was born in 1926. Bill grew up to become one of the most popular Mayors in Burnaby’s history, serving from 1981 to 1987. He also served as a member of Council from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1981. After Alfred Lewarne’s death on May 5, 1962 at the age of sixty-nine, Ethel continued living in the family home. Ethel’s mother, Sarah Ann Leer died May 11, 1963 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:00:59
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, Ethel Leer
Burrell, Beverley "Bev" Lewarne
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-13_Track_8
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track eight of interview with Ethel Lewarne and Beverley Burrell

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Chapter IX: Police on the Job p. 62

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
, flashing Cameron’s badge and posing as a provincial police officer, walked into the confectionary store owned by Harry Royle on East Hastings Street. He asked to be given the use of a touring car that was parked outside. The car belonged to Roland Chasney of 2366 Cornwall Street, Vancouver, who was in
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