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Jack McGeachie standing in snow

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack McGeachie standing in the snow on Mount Seymour wtih snow covered trees behind him. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack McGeachie standing in the snow on Mount Seymour wtih snow covered trees behind him. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - North Vancouver - Mount Seymour
Accession Code
BV008.17.7
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Jack McGeachie on skis on Mount Seymour

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack McGeachie on cross country skis on Mount Seymour. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack McGeachie on cross country skis on Mount Seymour. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - North Vancouver - Mount Seymour
Accession Code
BV008.17.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Snow covered cabin on Mount Seymour

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto2935
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's snow covered log cabin "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour. There is a man (Jack McGeachie?) stairing out the window of the second floor. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's snow covered log cabin "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour. There is a man (Jack McGeachie?) stairing out the window of the second floor. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - North Vancouver - Mount Seymour
Accession Code
BV008.17.24
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's early childhood including the reasons why his family moved to Burnaby, the small pox house at the border of New Westminster and stories of the unfinished family home at Formby Street.
Date Range
1914-1922
Length
0:09:27
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's early childhood including the reasons why his family moved to Burnaby, the small pox house at the border of New Westminster and stories of the unfinished family home at Formby Street.
Date Range
1914-1922
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:09:27
Subject
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Formby Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Second Street Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. 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
8
Total Length
0:51:13
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack McGeachie

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Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory36
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's teen years including the early passing of his father.
Date Range
1927-1930
Length
0:08:22
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's teen years including the early passing of his father.
Date Range
1927-1930
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:08:22
Subject
Geographic Features - Gardens
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Formby Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. 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
8
Total Length
0:51:13
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack McGeachie

Images
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Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's impressions of the neighbourhood he grew up in.
Date Range
1925
Length
0:07:37
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's impressions of the neighbourhood he grew up in.
Date Range
1925
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:07:37
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Transportation
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. 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
8
Total Length
0:51:13
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack McGeachie

Images
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Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory40
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's political views, giving voice to the widely held antagonism people held towards the R.B. Bennett government and its attitude toward the unemployed. Jack also discusses the great snow storm of 1933, brush fires in Burnaby and…
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:05:19
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's political views, giving voice to the widely held antagonism people held towards the R.B. Bennett government and its attitude toward the unemployed. Jack also discusses the great snow storm of 1933, brush fires in Burnaby and the Richmond Street Fire.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:05:19
Subject
Organizations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. 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
8
Total Length
0:51:13
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_6
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack McGeachie

Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008-1976
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
24 photographs (tiffs) : b&w + 1 membership card
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs from a McGeachie family album of time that Jack and Pixie McGeachie spent at their log cabin on Mount Seymour and a membership card of the Century Park Museum Association. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained the cabin with f…
Administrative History
Doreen "Pixie" Johnson was born in 1922 and married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie in April 1942. Jack and Pixie McGeachie lived on Rosewood Street (formerly named Campbell Street pre 1951) in Burnaby from 1948 where they raised their two children; David and Kathi. Pixie was well known for her vol…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
24 photographs (tiffs) : b&w + 1 membership card
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs from a McGeachie family album of time that Jack and Pixie McGeachie spent at their log cabin on Mount Seymour and a membership card of the Century Park Museum Association. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained the cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Administrative History
Doreen "Pixie" Johnson was born in 1922 and married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie in April 1942. Jack and Pixie McGeachie lived on Rosewood Street (formerly named Campbell Street pre 1951) in Burnaby from 1948 where they raised their two children; David and Kathi. Pixie was well known for her volunteer work in Burnaby. Pixie served for over 20 years as the volunteer archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society; served as president of the Century Park Museum Association and the Friends of the Interurban 1223 and a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission. Pixie was also a Burnaby historian and author who published a column in the Burnaby Examiner Newspaper entitled "Burnaby History" as well as three books about Burnaby History entitled "Bygones of Burnaby"; "Burnaby - A Proud Century" and "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." Due to her diligent volunteer work in Burnaby, Pixie was the recipient of many awards between 2002 and 2008. Awards included: 2002 - the Kushiro cup for Citizen of the Year; 2006 - Heritage BC project award for her work with Friends of the Interurban 1223 and in 2008 - Heritage BC - Ruby Nobb Award. Jack McGeachie passed away in 1981, at the age of 67 years and Pixie McGeachie passed away in August 2010 at the age of 88 years. On September 24, 2010, Pixie was honoured by the City of Burnaby when they dedicated the reading room of the City of Burnaby Archives by naming it the "Pixie McGeachie Reading Room".
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
McGeachie, Pixie
Accession Code
BV008.17; BV013.4.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008-1976
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Mount Seymour cabin "Argu-In" in the snow

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow. Pixie McGeachie is waving out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow. Pixie McGeachie is waving out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
McGeachie, Pixie
Geographic Access
British Columbia - North Vancouver - Mount Seymour
Accession Code
BV008.17.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Edmonds Street School Class

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35344
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-201
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an Edmonds Street School class. John "Jack" McGeachie is identified as 3rd row, far right, wearing a sweater.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-201
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an Edmonds Street School class. John "Jack" McGeachie is identified as 3rd row, far right, wearing a sweater.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Edmonds Street School
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
Less detail

Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory38
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's memories of Burnaby during the Depression years including his sister's personal and work history.
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:09:54
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's memories of Burnaby during the Depression years including his sister's personal and work history.
Date Range
1929-1938
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:09:54
Name
McGeachie, Florence Mary
Subject
Occupations - Nurses
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. 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
8
Total Length
0:51:13
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack McGeachie

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Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory39
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's positive opinion towards the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) (later the NDP) as well as his experience of the Relief Camp Workers' Union (RCWU) and their protest at Hudson's Bay Company Store in Vancouver.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:39
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's positive opinion towards the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) (later the NDP) as well as his experience of the Relief Camp Workers' Union (RCWU) and their protest at Hudson's Bay Company Store in Vancouver.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:10:39
Name
Winch, Ernest "Ernie"
Winch, Harold
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. 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
8
Total Length
0:51:13
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Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack McGeachie

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Saint Theresa's Roman Catholic Church

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36219
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1970 and 1974]
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 17 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
237-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Sims and John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie sitting on the front steps of St. Theresa's Church. Both men are dressed in white.The church was located at the southeast corner of Canada Way and Laurel Street. Built in 1929, it was torn down in 1974, and a new church, St.Theresa's Parish…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1970 and 1974]
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
237-002
Accession Number
BHS989-28
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 17 x 12.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Sims and John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie sitting on the front steps of St. Theresa's Church. Both men are dressed in white.The church was located at the southeast corner of Canada Way and Laurel Street. Built in 1929, it was torn down in 1974, and a new church, St.Theresa's Parish, was built across the street.
Subjects
Buildings - Religious - Churches
Names
St Theresa's Roman Catholic Church
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Sims, Jack
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Laurel Street
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-464
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the McGeachie family. Standing: John McGeachie (father). On right: Helen McGeachie (mother). Left to right: Thomas McGeachie, Florence Mary McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie (wearing tie), and Roderick Noel McGeachie.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-464
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the McGeachie family. Standing: John McGeachie (father). On right: Helen McGeachie (mother). Left to right: Thomas McGeachie, Florence Mary McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie (wearing tie), and Roderick Noel McGeachie.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
McGeachie, Florence Mary
McGeachie, Helen
McGeachie, John
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
McGeachie, Roderick Noel
McGeachie, Thomas
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
Jack McGeachie John Aloysius McGeachie was born in 1914 in Vancouver. He was to be one of four children of Helen and John McGeachie; brothers Tom and Rod, and sister Florence rounded out the family unit. Mr. McGeachie was a Scottish immigrant whose family had been in the shoe business. The
  1 Digital Chapter  
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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