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Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1999-2010
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
23 cm textual records - 68 photographs. - 1 CD-ROM + 5 scrapbooks + 1 photograph album + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual material and photographs documenting the society's fundraising, restoration and official opening of the Interurban Tram 1223. The records include the society's Certificate of Incorporation, research and publicity materials, correspondence, meetings and reports along with …
Administrative History
The Interurban 1223 tram ran in the lower mainland for the British Columbia Electric Railway from 1913 to 1958, after which it became the property of the Burnaby Historical Society. The tram was put on display at Kingsway and Edmonds, and moved to Heritage Village (later Burnaby Village Museum) in …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
23 cm textual records - 68 photographs. - 1 CD-ROM + 5 scrapbooks + 1 photograph album + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual material and photographs documenting the society's fundraising, restoration and official opening of the Interurban Tram 1223. The records include the society's Certificate of Incorporation, research and publicity materials, correspondence, meetings and reports along with financial registers, volunteer lists, scrapbooks, one photograph album and textual chronologies created by Cice and Dennis Brown (volunteers with Friends of the Interurban Tram 1223). There are four scrapbooks titled “Friends of the Interurban 1223” (books 1 -4) documenting the history and restoration while one small album “Friends of the Interurban 1223” celebrates the volunteers who took part in the restoration along with archival images of BCER rolling stock and stations. Two historical chronologies titled “The Near Death and Resurrection of 1223” document fundraising and restoration while another historical chronology is titled “BCER Archival Reports” and includes copies of original BCER records and newspaper clippings (1910-1985).One file of records includes memoirs from both Cice and Dennis Brown reflecting on the significance that the Interurban 1223 had on their union along with two endorsement letters for the restoration of the tram from the Mayor of Burnaby and Friends of the Interurban (2002). The Interurban 1223 tram ran in the Lower Mainland for the British Columbia Electric Railway from 1913 to 1958, after which it became the property of the Burnaby Historical Society. The tram was put on display at Kingsway and Edmonds, and moved to Heritage Village (later Burnaby Village Museum) in 1971. Don Wrigley was president of the Friends of the Interurban 1223 society. The tram was restored between 2001 and 2007. Fonds is arranged into four series: Treasurer / Project Manager; Friends of the Interurban 1223 albums; Research notes and Society records.
Administrative History
The Interurban 1223 tram ran in the lower mainland for the British Columbia Electric Railway from 1913 to 1958, after which it became the property of the Burnaby Historical Society. The tram was put on display at Kingsway and Edmonds, and moved to Heritage Village (later Burnaby Village Museum) in 1971. The tram slowly decayed from disuse, vandalism, and exposure to the elements. In March, 1999, an Ad Hoc Committee for the Interurban Tram 1223 was formed within the Burnaby Historical Society. The original members of this committee were Don Wrigley, Cicely (Cice) Brown, Carol Rush, Diane Heberts, and Margaret Matovich. The committee made a presentation to the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission, which adopted three recommendations related to the restoration of the 1223. This group then established the Friends of Interurban 1223, a non-profit society, in May of 1999 in order to undertake the restoration of the tram. At its incorporation the society’s board of directors consisted of President Don Wrigley (who had previously coordinated the restoration of Burnaby Village Museum’s Parker carousel), Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator Cicely Brown, Treasurer and Project Manager Dennis Brown, Recording Secretary Margaret Matovich, Corresponding Secretary Dorothy Wrigley, and Director Carol Rush. Ed Eckly headed the Fundraising Committee, and Carol and Bob Rush visited community events with an information program promoting the restoration to raise funds. The Friends, after a public awareness campaign in local media, convinced Burnaby City Council that a full restoration was necessary and that it should be done by a Burnaby group. (There had been a proposal that the tram be sent to Richmond so that a group that had been restoring another tram there could also restore the 1223.) The City agreed to let the Friends of Interurban 1223 raise funds and organized skilled volunteers for the restoration, and also agreed to build a car barn to house and display the 1223 when it was restored. The City’s proposal that the tram be moved to a city owned warehouse on Royal Oak Ave. while it was being restored divided the Friends. Many members saw the warehouse as a reasonable place to complete the work; others wanted the work to be done in front of the public at Burnaby Village Museum. When the Friends of Interurban 1223 passed a motion at the April 2001 AGM to support the option of using the city warehouse, Don Wrigley resigned from the society’s board. Pixie McGeachie was elected President following Wrigley’s resignation. The 1223 was moved to the Royal Oak warehouse in September of 2001. The tram was first disassembled and parts inventoried. The restoration involved welding a new frame, having new brass parts cast, rebuilding the wooden body, stripping and refinishing wooden parts, rewiring the tram’s electrical components, having custom rattan seats and fabric roof seal made, and replacing windows and fittings. Many parts were sourced from other restoration groups that had worked on 1223’s sister trams, and were either donated or loaned to make patterns for new parts. The Southern British Columbia Railroad (corporate descendant of the BC Electric Railway) provided maintenance documents and Elisabeth Czerwinski, Burnaby Village Museum Conservator, acted as liaison with the Friends to ensure that the restoration met museum standards. More than 20,000 volunteer hours and over $550,000 in cash and in-kind donations were contributed to the project. The restoration was completed in 2007, when the tram was moved to its new tram barn back at Burnaby Village Museum. Burnaby Village Museum and the Friends of Interurban 1223 were the recipients of a 2007 BC Museums Association Award of Merit for the project, and the museum also received a 2007 Heritage BC Award of Honour. The Friends of Interurban 1223 was dissolved in 2008 following the completion of the restoration.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Friends of Interurban 1223
Accession Code
BV011.53; BV014.30; BV013.27; BV020.5.712
Date
1999-2010
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Photograph
Arrangement
Arrangement of scrapbooks and album by Cice and Dennis Brown
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
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Tram memories : in celebration of the restoration of Interurban 1223

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McGeachie, Pixie. Burnaby: City of Burnaby , c2007. (Book) 388.460971 TRA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
Call No.
388.460971 TRA
Author
McGeachie, Pixie
Contributor
Friends of Interurban 1223
Place of Publication
Burnaby
Publisher
City of Burnaby
Publication Date
c2007
Printer
City of Burnaby Printshop
Physical Description
91 p. : ill., map ;,20 cm
Subjects LoC
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Electric railroads -- Cars.
Local transit -- British Columbia -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Vancouver Metropolitan Area -- History
Notes
Editor : Pixie McGeachie
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Tram 1223 move from Royal Oak warehouse to Burnaby Village Museum

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
February 2007 (date of original), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocasette (58 min., 33 sec.) : miniDV, 29 fps, col., sd.
Scope and Content
Film footage created by Harry Pride documenting the move of BC Electric Interurban Tram 1223 from Royal Oak warehouse (6857 Royal Oak Avenue) to the Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Avenue). Restoration of the tram was undertaken by the "Friends of Interurban 1223" between 2001 and 2007 at th…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
February 2007 (date of original), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.5.712
Physical Description
1 videocasette (58 min., 33 sec.) : miniDV, 29 fps, col., sd.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Film footage created by Harry Pride documenting the move of BC Electric Interurban Tram 1223 from Royal Oak warehouse (6857 Royal Oak Avenue) to the Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Avenue). Restoration of the tram was undertaken by the "Friends of Interurban 1223" between 2001 and 2007 at the Royal Oak warehouse before being moved to the newly built tram barn at Burnaby Village Museum. The top portion of the tram and two tram trucks were loaded onto flatbeds and early Friday February 16, 2007 the tram was moved to the museum arriving just before 5 am. Members of the Friends of Interurbran 1223 along with Burnaby Village Museum staff gathered at the museum in anticipation of it being moved to its final destination. A 200-ton crane and a crew from Nikel Brothers house movers hoisted the Interurban 1223 into position before it was winched inside the tram barn.
Notes
Transcribed title from miniDV case
Label on minDV case reads: "Tram 1223 Move from / Royal Oak Warehouse to / Burnaby Village Museum / Harry Pride / 604-433-4797"
Label on miniDV reads: "Tram 1223 Move / to BBY VIll Muse. / H Pride"
Creator
Harry Pride
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Pride, Harry
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - 6857 Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Video Tracks
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Rob Rush and other guests drinking coffee in Ice Cream Parlour at Burnaby Village Museum.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Rob Rush and other guests drinking coffee in Ice Cream Parlour at Burnaby Village Museum.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Rush, Rob
Accession Code
BV019.20.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10279
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Bev Sandercock in tram barn at Burnaby Village Museum.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Bev Sandercock in tram barn at Burnaby Village Museum.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Sandercock, Bev
Accession Code
BV019.20.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10280
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Bev Sandercock waving from Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Bev Sandercock waving from Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Sandercock, Bev
Accession Code
BV019.20.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10281
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Dwight and Lynda Carson in Interurban 1223 tram. The Carson's were donors to the Interuban 1223 restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Dwight and Lynda Carson in Interurban 1223 tram. The Carson's were donors to the Interuban 1223 restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Carson, Lynda
Carson, Dwight
Accession Code
BV019.20.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10282
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Dwight and Myrtle Carson in Interurban 1223 tram. Dwight is a donor to the Interuban 1223 restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Dwight and Myrtle Carson in Interurban 1223 tram. Dwight is a donor to the Interuban 1223 restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Carson, Dwight
Carson, Myrtle
Accession Code
BV019.20.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10283
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Helen Brown in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Helen Brown in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Brown, Helen
Accession Code
BV019.20.6
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10284
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Margaret Matovitch in Interurban 1223 tram. Margaret was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Margaret Matovitch in Interurban 1223 tram. Margaret was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Matovitch, Margaret
Accession Code
BV019.20.7
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10286
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Roy and Carol Brainerd in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Roy and Carol Brainerd in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Brainerd, Roy
Brainerd, Carol
Accession Code
BV019.20.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10287
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Reine Hitchen in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Reine Hitchen in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Hitchen, Reine
Accession Code
BV019.20.10
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10288
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Michael Corbett and Rita Michaelson in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Michael Corbett and Rita Michaelson in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Corbett, Michael
Michaelson, Rita
Accession Code
BV019.20.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10289
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Carol Rush in the Interurban 1223 tram. Carol was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Carol Rush in the Interurban 1223 tram. Carol was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Rush, Carol
Accession Code
BV019.20.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10291
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Kay Copeland in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Kay Copeland in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Copeland, Kay
Accession Code
BV019.20.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10292
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Fred and Marie Donatiello in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Fred and Marie Donatiello in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Donatiello, Marie
Donatiello, Fred
Accession Code
BV019.20.15
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10293
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
David McGeachie in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
David McGeachie in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
McGeachie, David
Accession Code
BV019.20.16
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10294
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Goldie Carr in Interurban 1223 tram. Goldie was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Goldie Carr in Interurban 1223 tram. Goldie was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Carr, Goldie
Accession Code
BV019.20.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10295
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Janice Benna in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Janice Benna in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Benna, Janice
Accession Code
BV019.20.18
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10297
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Katy Alkins-Jang in Interurban 1223 tram. Katy was Commisioner, Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Katy Alkins-Jang in Interurban 1223 tram. Katy was Commisioner, Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Alkins-Jang, Katy
Accession Code
BV019.20.20
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10298
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Rob and Carol Rush in Interurban 1223 tram. Carol was a member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Rob and Carol Rush in Interurban 1223 tram. Carol was a member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Rush, Carol
Rush, Rob
Accession Code
BV019.20.21
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10299
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Ray Loop in Interurban 1223 tram. Ray was a Donor on the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Ray Loop in Interurban 1223 tram. Ray was a Donor on the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Loop, Ray
Accession Code
BV019.20.22
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10301
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Colleen Jordan in Interurban 1223 tram. Colleen was a City of Burnaby Councilor.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Colleen Jordan in Interurban 1223 tram. Colleen was a City of Burnaby Councilor.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Jordan, Colleen
Accession Code
BV019.20.24
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10302
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Rosemary Cooke in Interurban 1223 tram. Rosemary was a Donor and volunteer with the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Rosemary Cooke in Interurban 1223 tram. Rosemary was a Donor and volunteer with the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Cooke, Rosemary
Accession Code
BV019.20.25
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10303
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Sidney Cumbers in Interurban 1223 tram. Sid was a volunteer of the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Sidney Cumbers in Interurban 1223 tram. Sid was a volunteer of the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Cumbers, Sidney
Accession Code
BV019.20.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10304
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Dian Holt in Interurban 1223 tram. Dian was donor and volunteer of the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Dian Holt in Interurban 1223 tram. Dian was donor and volunteer of the tram's restoration.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Holt, Dian
Accession Code
BV019.20.27
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10305
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Elisabeth Czerwinski, Burnaby Village Museum Conservator, in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Elisabeth Czerwinski, Burnaby Village Museum Conservator, in Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Czerwinski, Elisabeth
Accession Code
BV019.20.28
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10307
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Carol Rush outside of the Interurban 1223 tram. Carol was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Carol Rush outside of the Interurban 1223 tram. Carol was a Member of the Volunteer Committee.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Rush, Carol
Accession Code
BV019.20.30
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1987-2012]
Collection/Fonds
Donald Wrigley fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
108.5 cm textual records + photographs + other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, and other material relating to Don Wrigley's role as board member and later president of the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel [Friends of the Carousel] and the Burnaby Village Museum Association. Fonds has been arranged …
Administrative History
Donald (Don) Wrigley was Chairman and Chief Fundraiser of the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel from 1990 to 1993 (when the restored carousel was officially opened at the Burnaby Village Museum). Wrigley has remained active in the "Friends of the Carousel" since t…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Donald Wrigley fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
108.5 cm textual records + photographs + other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, and other material relating to Don Wrigley's role as board member and later president of the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel [Friends of the Carousel] and the Burnaby Village Museum Association. Fonds has been arranged into the following two series: 1) Lower Mainland Associaton of the Friends of the Carousel; 2) Burnaby Village Museum Association.
Administrative History
Donald (Don) Wrigley was Chairman and Chief Fundraiser of the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel from 1990 to 1993 (when the restored carousel was officially opened at the Burnaby Village Museum). Wrigley has remained active in the "Friends of the Carousel" since that time, serving as President for the majority of the group’s history since 1993 (as of January 2015). Wrigley was President of the Century Park Museum Association (later known as the Burnaby Village Museum Association, the governing society of the Burnaby Heritage Village – now Burnaby Village Museum) when the Lower Mainland Friends of the Vancouver Carousel approached the group in May 1989 to see if they could provide a home for the carousel. At their board meeting on May 27, 1989, the CPMA agreed to give space to the carousel, pending the approval of Burnaby Municipal Council. Wrigley was asked to join the board of the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel as a liaison. At that time, Wrigley recalls the board of the group was its entire membership – Venus Solano, Doug McCallum, Wayne MacKay, Hazel Martin and Elio Luongo. They acquired two horses from the carousel, Julius and Belle, for use in fundraising over the summer of 1990, at which time the carousel was operating again at the PNE. Julius was restored by William Dentzel III (a descendant of one of North America’s original carousel manufacturers), and Belle was partially stripped and repaired so they could serve as “before and after” examples. The second AGM of the LMFOC was held in June 1990. Don Wrigley became president, VP was Monica Woldring, Secretary Hazel Martin, Treasurer Ross Stringer, and Directors Venus Solano, Wayne MacKay, Doug McCallum and Michele Reid. They had $10,850 in cash donations and pledges of $20,000, plus offers of in-kind donations of $11,500. They decided to ask for pledges, as they were not yet certain if they could make it happen. They had four months. Don Wrigley took on the task of Chairman of Fundraising. Harry Sumner joined the board in August as Volunteer Coordinator, and later Vice President. Good news came in September 1990 when a GO BC award of $200,000 was received from the provincial government.
Names
Wrigley, Don
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Friends of Interurban 1223
Century Park Museum Association
Accession Code
BV014.30
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1987-2012]
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Arrangement
Files were arranged by Don Wrigley before donation.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Includes 58 drawings, 43 photographs and 1 needlework piece
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Tram Memories : In Celebration of the Restoration of Interurban 1223

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58513
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2007
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 books
Item No.
40147
Storage Location
73-1-3-15
Reading room
Scope and Content
Publication entitled "Tram Memories" as compiled by the Friends of Interurban 1223 to celebrate the restoration of the tram.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2007
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Physical Description
2 books
Description Level
Item
Series
Planning - General Files
Item No.
40147
Storage Location
73-1-3-15
Reading room
Accession Number
2009-08
Scope and Content
Publication entitled "Tram Memories" as compiled by the Friends of Interurban 1223 to celebrate the restoration of the tram.
Media Type
Textual Record
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original)-1998
Collection/Fonds
Ed Eckley fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 1 album (19 photographs)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and collected by Edmund Eckley on the history of the Oakalla Prison Farm in Burnaby. Included in the fonds are various documents; notes for an oral presentation, photocopies, maps, plans, contracts, memorandums and Oakalla policies, rules and regulations. Also incl…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original)-1998
Collection/Fonds
Ed Eckley fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 1 album (19 photographs)
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and collected by Edmund Eckley on the history of the Oakalla Prison Farm in Burnaby. Included in the fonds are various documents; notes for an oral presentation, photocopies, maps, plans, contracts, memorandums and Oakalla policies, rules and regulations. Also included is an album containing photographs of the Oakalla Prison Farm just after it was closed down and some photocopied images and text.
History/Biography
Edmund R. Eckley is believed to have worked as a logging manager in Tahsis, British Columbia. Later, he and his wife Teresa lived at 7810 Rayside Street in Burnaby. Ed was a volunteer interpreter at Burnaby Village Museum in the 1990s. He wrote the interpreters’ notes for the first temporary exhibit held in Stride Studios [1995] at the Burnaby Village Museum entitled “Captive Heritage Oakalla Revealed” which traced the history of Oakalla Prison from construction to closure. He also designed his own walking tour of the Oakalla site prior to it being torn down. On January 14, 1998 Ed presented "A Short History of the Oakalla Prison Farm" for the Burnaby Historical Society. Ed also served as vice-president and fundraising chair for the “Friends of Interurban 1223" until the project's completion in 2008. Teresa worked as a school teacher for the Burnaby School District until her retirement in 2004. It was then that Teresa and Ed moved to Vancouver, where they currently reside.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS120, photo catalogue 511
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and e…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS996-06
BHS996-08
BHS999-13
BHS992-39
BHS989-28
BHS2004-02
BHS996-16
BHS991-7
BHS992-56
Scope and Content
Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and essays penned by her. Also included are a series of research files (mainly newspaper clippings) collected and organized for her own personal use.
History/Biography
Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. She served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." Pixie also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. The residents of Burnaby suffered a great loss when Pixie McGeachie passed away in August of 2010. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading room at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collectiion
BHS299, BHS237, BHS332, BHS460, MSS054, MSS065, MSS135, MSS136
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory237
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie's introduction of the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself, telling the story of Archdeacon Richard Small. She begins by reading the book's forward, as well as the beginnings of the first chapter.
Date Range
1849-1872
Length
0:09:04
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie's introduction of the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself, telling the story of Archdeacon Richard Small. She begins by reading the book's forward, as well as the beginnings of the first chapter.
Date Range
1849-1872
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:04
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ 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.
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes the earlier the impact of the gold rush on British Columbia and the formation of Lytton, BC.
Date Range
1803-1884
Length
0:09:29
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes the earlier the impact of the gold rush on British Columbia and the formation of Lytton, BC.
Date Range
1803-1884
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:29
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ 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.
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Track two of recording of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie

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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory239
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes early missionary experiences in Lytton, including descriptions from the diary of Bishop Hill.
Date Range
1859-1867
Length
0:09:26
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes early missionary experiences in Lytton, including descriptions from the diary of Bishop Hill.
Date Range
1859-1867
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:26
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ 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.
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory240
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes Reverend John Booth Good's first years serving as a missionary at Lytton, British Columbia.
Date Range
1867-1868
Length
0:09:11
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes Reverend John Booth Good's first years serving as a missionary at Lytton, British Columbia.
Date Range
1867-1868
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:11
Name
Good, Reverend John Booth
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ 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.
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory241
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes Reverend John Booth Good's first years serving as a missionary in and around Lytton, British Columbia, including…
Date Range
1868-1872
Length
0:09:07
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes Reverend John Booth Good's first years serving as a missionary in and around Lytton, British Columbia, including the unhappy event of the death of his daughter.
Date Range
1868-1872
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:07
Name
Good, Reverend John Booth
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ 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.
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory242
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes the mission at Lytton, British Columbia. An unidentified man speaks at the completion of the reading, giving som…
Date Range
1872-1874
Length
0:08:15
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes the mission at Lytton, British Columbia. An unidentified man speaks at the completion of the reading, giving some details on various individuals discussed during the reading.
Date Range
1872-1874
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:08:15
Subject
Buildings - Religious
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ 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.
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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of the work that he and his brother did on the roadways; Canada Way, Kingsway. He discusses helping out at the Hatt-Cook residence as a boy as well as the tram system of the time. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husb…
Date Range
1892-1911
Length
0:09:58
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of the work that he and his brother did on the roadways; Canada Way, Kingsway. He discusses helping out at the Hatt-Cook residence as a boy as well as the tram system of the time. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husband with these descriptions.
Date Range
1892-1911
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:58
Subject
Construction - Road Construction
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
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McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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.
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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of riding the tram as a young man and briefly, of working for Ed Brown. Murdock mentions Reeve Byrne and the development of first water system in Burnaby. He also discusses Gilley Brother's Logging Company practices near his fath…
Date Range
1906-1975
Length
0:09:00
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of riding the tram as a young man and briefly, of working for Ed Brown. Murdock mentions Reeve Byrne and the development of first water system in Burnaby. He also discusses Gilley Brother's Logging Company practices near his father's ranch of six acres, which grew mostly strawberries to sell in Vancouver.
Date Range
1906-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:00
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Windsor Street
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
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McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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.
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Track two of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory245
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's opinion of shopping at a store in the present day. He mentions George Green's book "History of Burnaby", the Royal Oak Hotel and the development of Alta Vista. As well, Murdock mentions his father Robert William McMurray. Lillian (Wray) M…
Date Range
1904-1975
Length
0:09:45
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's opinion of shopping at a store in the present day. He mentions George Green's book "History of Burnaby", the Royal Oak Hotel and the development of Alta Vista. As well, Murdock mentions his father Robert William McMurray. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husband with these descriptions.
Date Range
1904-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:45
Name
McMurray, R.W.
Royal Oak Hotel
Subject
Buildings - Commercial
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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 recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory246
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock and Lillian McMurray's trip back to Murdock's mother's hometown in in Northern Scotland. The discussion starts up again on the topic of Lillian (Wray) McMurray's father, Edward Wray's business, the Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office, then again with…
Date Range
1916-1975
Length
0:09:05
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock and Lillian McMurray's trip back to Murdock's mother's hometown in in Northern Scotland. The discussion starts up again on the topic of Lillian (Wray) McMurray's father, Edward Wray's business, the Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office, then again with a description of the cordwood business Murdock had with Emerson Doran.
Date Range
1916-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:05
Name
Wray, Edward
Subject
Buildings - Commercial
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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.
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Track four of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory247
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of his first team of horses. Lillian (Wray) McMurray and her husband discuss their son Bob McMurray's volunteerism and professional activities.
Date Range
1904-1975
Length
0:09:26
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of his first team of horses. Lillian (Wray) McMurray and her husband discuss their son Bob McMurray's volunteerism and professional activities.
Date Range
1904-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:26
Name
McMurray, Bob
Subject
Transportation - Sleighs
Animals - Horses
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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 recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory248
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's impressions of municipal politics. The McMurrays discuss the municipal hall. Murdock also mentions Constable Hatt-Cook. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husband with these descriptions.
Date Range
1919-1975
Length
0:08:24
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's impressions of municipal politics. The McMurrays discuss the municipal hall. Murdock also mentions Constable Hatt-Cook. Lillian (Wray) McMurray is heard helping her husband with these descriptions.
Date Range
1919-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:08:24
Name
Hatt-Cook, H.
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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 recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory249
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock and Lillian McMurray's opinions on Burnaby in 1975. As well, they discuss Lillian's expertise in flower gardening.
Date Range
1975
Length
0:03:18
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock and Lillian McMurray's opinions on Burnaby in 1975. As well, they discuss Lillian's expertise in flower gardening.
Date Range
1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:03:18
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
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7
Total Length
0:58:55
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ 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.
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Track seven of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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