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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
from Vancouver to Burnaby, into a little house at 2630 Fern Avenue. We all faced hardships during the Depression when one of every two families lost their house. We had no money, no food, losing our Vancouver home because we just couldn't afford the taxes. Our furniture was sold in order to buy
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
Original Book
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Kapoor Singh Siddoo p. 482

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
from Vancouver to Burnaby, into a little house at 2630 Fern Avenue. We all faced hardships during the Depression when one of every two families lost their house. We had no money, no food, losing our Vancouver home because we just couldn't afford the taxes. Our furniture was sold in order to buy
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
Original Book
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Chapter Three: Barnet Lumber Company 1925-1932 p. 41

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
In the Shadow By the Sea
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2004
the same boat. The head office was being stripped of all furniture with the exception of Mr. Reid’s office. He was ill and did not live long after the shut down — it just broke his heart to see that all he had done to make the operation what it was, go down the drain. What really happened was the
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
In the Shadow By the Sea
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2004
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects LoC
Burnaby (B.C.) -- History
Name Access
Wolf, Jim
Pride, Harry
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961-1964
Collection/Fonds
Don McQueen fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
99 photographs + 1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a scrapbook organized by Don McQueen containing photographs, newspaper articles and clippings from the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association newsletter "Fraser Valley Milk Break". The scrapbook documents and chronologizes the planning, construction and implementation of the Fr…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961-1964
Collection/Fonds
Don McQueen fonds
Physical Description
99 photographs + 1 folder of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a scrapbook organized by Don McQueen containing photographs, newspaper articles and clippings from the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association newsletter "Fraser Valley Milk Break". The scrapbook documents and chronologizes the planning, construction and implementation of the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association Plant located on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby as well as providing some background history on this organization. The Fraser Valley Milk Producers Assocation (FVPMA) was organized by farmers to protect the quality and price of milk. It was granted its charter on June 18th, 1913 and the organization was represented by farmers of every district in the Fraser Valley with 22 locals. In 1919, the Association purchased manufacturing plants and a milk company and in 1920 the firm acquired another milk company and condensery. In 1923, the FVPMA became the first Canadian dairy organization to establish a quality control laboratory and employ a bacteriologist and in 1943 the Association established Dairyland dairies. The original headquarters for the FVMPA was located at 425 W. 8th Avenue in Vancouver and as a result of FVMPA's growing success and need for expansion, a modern plant was opened in Burnaby in 1964. The four million dollar plant was built on a 24 acre site located at Sperling and Lougheed Highway. This location also housed the association's head office, the Dairyland Fluid Milk Division plant and offices, the Arctic Ice Cream Division plant and offices and the Concentrated Milk Division (Pacific Evaporated and Powder) sales and offices. The facility included a processing plant, service block, garage, primary and secondary mechanical and electrical services as well as air conditioned office space. The general contract to build the plant was awarded to John Laing and Son (Canada) Ltd. and was overseen by the FVMPA engineering department, headed by D.R. McQueen, P. Eng.
History/Biography
Don McQueen was born September 7, 1918 in Wilkie Saskatchewan and was the son of Thomas Kerningham McQueen (1873-1948) and Ethel (Badley) McQueen (1889-1981) and brother to Tom Alexander McQueen (1920-1999). In 1924 Don moved with his family from Wilkie, Saskatchewan to North Vancouver until 1930 when they moved to Burnaby. In 1942, Don moved back to North Vancouver and in 1951 he settled in West Vancouver. As a child, Don attended Queen Mary Elementary School in North Vancouver, followed by attending Burnaby North High School and completing a degree in Engineering at University of British Columbia in 1948. Don married Rosina Amelia Hewett in 1942 and together they had four children; Donald James McQueen, Rose Anne McQueen, Robin Elaine McQueen and Robert Douglas McQueen. Following the death of Don's first wife, Rosina in 1966, Don was married three more times, beginning with Laverne Cyr, followed by Marian Schreiber and Gregoria Noble. During World War II, Don worked at Boeing Air Craft building planes and after the war from 1945 until 1948, he worked at the shipyards in North Vancouver. In 1948 he joined Dairyland which was affiliated with the Fraser Valley Milk Association (FVMPA) working as the head of Engineering until his retirement in 1980. Building the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association plant which opened in 1964 was a highlight of his career where he was employed as the lead Engineer in creating a state of the art plant located at Lougheed Highway and Sperling Avenue in Burnaby. Don spent three years directing research investigations into modern dairies and ice cream plants throughout Canada and the USA. This plant served the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association for many years to come and his dedication resulted in giving hundreds of hours of overtime for which he was never paid. Don belonged to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGB) from 1948, was a founding member of the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver and between 1950 and the 1960s was a director on the board for the West Vancouver YMCA. Don had many hobbies including Russian ballet, kinesiology, drawing, photography, sailing, canoeing and taught ballroom dancing and downhill skiing. He competed in fencing in the Empire Games in the 1950s and was slated to canoe for Canada in the 1940 Olympics but was prevented by the war. He was a carpenter and handy man beginning with building his first sail boat at 12 years of age and later enjoyed building and restoring furniture.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Don McQueen
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS193, photo catalogue 588
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1948-1961 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Elaine A. Myers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpegs) ; 96 dpi
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of four digital copies of photographs; two are Elaine Myers' class portraits while attending Kingsway West and two are of Elaine's father, William Myers next to the pulpit and the altar of St. Andrews Church.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1948-1961 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Elaine A. Myers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-26
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpegs) ; 96 dpi
Material Details
Jpegs are copies created by the donor of sepia originals
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of four digital copies of photographs; two are Elaine Myers' class portraits while attending Kingsway West and two are of Elaine's father, William Myers next to the pulpit and the altar of St. Andrews Church.
History/Biography
Elaine Anne Myers was born in Bolton, Lancashire England in 1939 and immigrated to British Columbia with her family in 1947. She was the eldest daughter of William Sefton and Edna (nee Howarth) Myers and sister to Hermione Christine, born in 1943. Her father, William Sefton Myers was born in Bolton, Lancashire England in 1905 and was one of six children. He married Edna Howarth July 29, 1933. Before immigrating to Canada, William worked as a purchasing agent at Walkers Tannery in Bolton and later became a cabinet maker in the 1930s building and designing most of the family’s furniture. In September 1947, he and his family immigrated to Canada along with his younger brother, Hermann and his wife and daughter. The family were granted landed immigrant status upon their arrival at Dorval airport in Montreal on September 25, 1947 and travelled to Vancouver by train, arriving in early October. They shared their first home on Imperial Street in Burnaby with William’s brother Hermann and family, but after several months were able to purchase their own new home on MacKay Avenue just below Victory in South Burnaby. William’s first job was working as a night janitor at the Woodwards Department store in Vancouver. He was later hired as a purchasing agent for the Seagrams Distillery in New Westminster, where he stayed until his retirement in 1970. Elaine’s mother, Edna (nee Howarth) Myers worked in the offices of Pacific Veneer Canadian Forest Products in New Westminster, retiring from there in 1967. The family moved again in the 1950s to a house on the corner of Sussex and Victory and Elaine and Christine attended a variety of Burnaby schools including; Kingsway West, Nelson Avenue and McPherson Park Junior High. The family were parishioners of All Saints Anglican Church in Burnaby where Elaine also attended Girl Guides. Elaine’s father fulfilled his dream of designing and building the family home when he purchased property on London Street in New Westminster. The family moved to New Westminster and lived in a small house on the property while William spent three years completing their new home. Elaine commuted to Burnaby by the Interurban train in order to complete her studies at McPherson Park Junior High before enrolling at Duke of Connaught and graduating from Lester Pearson in New Westminster in 1957. In 1961, William Myers built the sanctuary lectern, pulpit and altar for St. Andrew’s Church on Smith Avenue in Burnaby his brother Hermann’s parish. By the mid-1960s William and Edna Myers moved from their home in New Westminster to White Rock. Edna Myers died April 23, 1969. William built the ambry for the church of St. Mark as a memorial. William remarried Ruth, a widow, in 1971 and they resided in White Rock until Ruth’s death in 1983. William died in White Rock March 26, 1991. Elaine Myers married Gordon Wilfred Atkinson in 1961; they had four children and lived in the Dunbar area of Vancouver before they separated ways in 1988. Elaine completed her Bachelor of Arts degree as a mature student at University of British Columbia in 1984 followed by the completion of her Master’s degree at University of Toronto in April 1996, and PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy) in 2007. She has lived abroad in Jerusalem and the United Kingdom working on a variety of research projects. Elaine Anne Myers passed away February 19, 2015.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 580
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
paper for bedding and slept in my clothes. 1 knew my wife would be bringing sheets and blankets with her. There was a water tap outside so 1 dug a ditch and piped it in. Still, 1 had to boil the water for drinking. The floor was so bad 1 went to a furniture store on McKay and bought two pieces of
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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