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

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

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Interview with Alfred Bingham June 10, 1975 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Alfred Bingham's entrepreneurial project undertaken during the Depression.
Date Range
1928-1929
Length
0:05:09
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Alfred Bingham's entrepreneurial project undertaken during the Depression.
Date Range
1928-1929
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:05:09
Subject
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 10, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Alfred Bingham by SFU graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, Pioneers, and the Co-operative Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Angus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
1:57:27
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
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.
100-13-20-1_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 interview with Alfred Bingham

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Interview with Diane Stiglish by Eric Damer December 4, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Diane Stiglish's memories of her school days. Diane describes her family home, then goes on to discuss her school life and her after school activities. She also describes a number of her father's entrepreneurial projects.
Date Range
1947-1965
Length
0:08:59
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Diane Stiglish's memories of her school days. Diane describes her family home, then goes on to discuss her school life and her after school activities. She also describes a number of her father's entrepreneurial projects.
Date Range
1947-1965
Photo Info
Diane Stiglish with her parents and older brother in New Westminster, 1955. Item no. 549-067.
Length
0:08:59
Subject
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
December 4, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Diane Stiglish conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, December 4, 2012. Major theme discussed: mushroom farming.
Biographical Notes
F.J. "Jack" Stiglish (originally spelt Stiglich) and his wife bought a Burnaby home in 1943 at Keswick Street, just south of the Lougheed Highway, and took up mushroom farming. By the time their daughter Diane was born five years later in New Westminster, the F.J. Stiglish mushroom farm was an established business. Mushrooms grown at the F.J. Stiglish farm were sent off to Money’s Mushrooms to be packaged and retailed. Later, mushroom growers bought out Money’s to form the Fraser Valley Mushroom Growers Co-op and nominated Jack Stiglish as their first president. Jack then entered a float in the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) parade and set up a mushroom booth at the fair. In 1969 Jack Stiglish sold the mushroom farm and he and his wife moved next to their trailer court business just down the road. Diane’s brother Allan Stiglich (his family name returned to the original spelling) moved to Langley to open a large mushroom farm of his own which he established with the help of his father. Diane Stiglish began a career with BC Tel.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:06
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Interviewee Name
Stiglish, Diane
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-026_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of interview with Diane Stiglish

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (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.
204-242
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hickman family home at 6102 Patterson Avenue. Alf Hickman (standing beside the home) moved to Burnaby from Winnipeg and bought a store on Patterson Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-242
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 Hickman family home at 6102 Patterson Avenue. Alf Hickman (standing beside the home) moved to Burnaby from Winnipeg and bought a store on Patterson Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Hickman, Alf
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Patterson Avenue
Burnaby - 6102 Patterson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-] (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.
204-256
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Charles Reginald Gillmore, operator of Red Feather Poultry Ranch on Keefer Road (now McKay Avenue) and Fernhurst Game farm near Imperial Street and Dow Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-256
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 Charles Reginald Gillmore, operator of Red Feather Poultry Ranch on Keefer Road (now McKay Avenue) and Fernhurst Game farm near Imperial Street and Dow Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Gillmore, Charles R.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (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.
204-266
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle in front of "Harry's" at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout in the Capitol Hill district.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-266
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 Harry Royle in front of "Harry's" at 5527 Hastings Street and Ellesmere Avenue, a confectionery and general hangout in the Capitol Hill district.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Harry's
Royle, Harry
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
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Pioneer Real Estate Agent, Ernest A. Yorston

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950 (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.
204-341
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernest A. Yorston. He was pioneer realtor and notary public in North Burnaby. He and his family lived at 4080 East Hastings Street (later 4050 Hastings Street), where he also had his real estate office.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-341
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 Ernest A. Yorston. He was pioneer realtor and notary public in North Burnaby. He and his family lived at 4080 East Hastings Street (later 4050 Hastings Street), where he also had his real estate office.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Yorston, Ernest A.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
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Ernest and Jean Pitman

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35766
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (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.
204-624
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernest Pitman and Mary Jane "Jean" Pitman. Ernest Pitman operated McKay Dry Goods and Jubilee Dry Goods. They had four children: Clifford, Dorothy, Marjorie, and Gwendolyn.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-624
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 Ernest Pitman and Mary Jane "Jean" Pitman. Ernest Pitman operated McKay Dry Goods and Jubilee Dry Goods. They had four children: Clifford, Dorothy, Marjorie, and Gwendolyn.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Pitman, Ernest
Pitman, Mary Jane "Jean" Gill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-] (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.
204-627
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lionel "Judge" Thould (husband of Grace Dommet Thould). He founded "dinky" stores (so-called because of their small size) at Highland Park and Fraser Arm Interurban stations.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-627
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 Lionel "Judge" Thould (husband of Grace Dommet Thould). He founded "dinky" stores (so-called because of their small size) at Highland Park and Fraser Arm Interurban stations.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Thould, Lionel "Judge"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-] (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.
204-681
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Horace H. Palethorpe, a pioneer realtor in Burnaby who maintained an office from 1920-1940.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-681
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 Horace H. Palethorpe, a pioneer realtor in Burnaby who maintained an office from 1920-1940.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Palenthorpe, Horace H.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (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.
204-682
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Horace H. Palethorpe, a pioneer realtor in Burnaby who maintained an office from 1920-1940.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-682
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 Horace H. Palethorpe, a pioneer realtor in Burnaby who maintained an office from 1920-1940.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Palenthorpe, Horace H.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1925 and 1929] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of a tree at Alex Kask's home at Hastings Street and Kensington Avenue. The property later became the site of a Shell filling station.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1925 and 1929] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-006
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of a tree at Alex Kask's home at Hastings Street and Kensington Avenue. The property later became the site of a Shell filling station.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Kask, William "Bill", Sr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Kensington Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Bob Crafter and Bill Kask, Sr.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37420
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-008
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Australian Bob Crafter and William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of Kask General Store.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-008
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.9 x 2.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Australian Bob Crafter and William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of Kask General Store.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Crafter, Bob
Kask General Store
Kask, William "Bill", Sr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7501 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 14, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 22 cm
Item No.
535-0170
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of eco-entrepreneur Martin Burger with a model of his tidal power system that could mean the end of dams in British Columbia.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 14, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0170
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 22 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of eco-entrepreneur Martin Burger with a model of his tidal power system that could mean the end of dams in British Columbia.
Photographer
Blissett, Rebecca
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Burger, Martin
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "02/15 BNW p. 5 21% / B373 Bby Rebecca"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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F. H. Shaw and his son Sid Shaw

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45887
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1962, published January 8, 1962
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Item No.
480-781
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of F.H. Shaw, founder of the building contracting firm of F.H. Shaw & Son, turning over a hammer to his son Sid, to mark the transfer of the business to his son.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1962, published January 8, 1962
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-781
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of F.H. Shaw, founder of the building contracting firm of F.H. Shaw & Son, turning over a hammer to his son Sid, to mark the transfer of the business to his son.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Shaw, FH
Shaw, Sid
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Interview with William A. Lewarne by Rod Fowler March 14, 1990 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory441
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is mainly about the start of the Lewarne family ice cream business in the Depression and its history under three generations of the family. He also remembers the hard times of the Depression, the schools he attended in South Burnaby, and Mr. Seller’s shetland ponies.
Date Range
1926-1989
Length
00:10:22
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is mainly about the start of the Lewarne family ice cream business in the Depression and its history under three generations of the family. He also remembers the hard times of the Depression, the schools he attended in South Burnaby, and Mr. Seller’s shetland ponies.
Date Range
1926-1989
Photo Info
Burnaby Alderman, Bill (William) Lewarne, [1973]. Item no. 231-012
Length
00:10:22
Subject
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Business
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Nelson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
March 14, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Mayor William “Bill” Lewarne, conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Lewarne was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Lewarne’s business and political careers, and memories of growing up in South Burnaby in the 1930s. Bill Lewarne talks about his parent’s origins, his family and community struggles during the Depression, the interurban, his education, war service, and joining his father's business. He describes the start, operation and expansion of the family ice cream business, and how business life compared to political life. The interview explores the role of politics in community affairs, his political activities, the history of the BVA, and his involvement in various community organizations. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track, expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
William Alfred “Bill” Lewarne was born in Burnaby in 1926 to Ethel Cecilia Leer (1899- ) and Alfred Lewarne (1893-1962). The family, Ethel, Alfred and their three children Patricia, Beverley and William, moved to a house on Nelson Avenue in Alta Vista in 1931. Ethel still lived in the family home in 1990. Bill Lewarne attended Nelson Avenue School and South Burnaby High School (1932-1944). His father Alfred worked at Colony Farms as a dairy inspector and then for the Port of Vancouver Dairy before being laid off early in the Depression. The family struggled until in 1936 Alfred started his own ice cream business. After graduation Bill was in the army for two years, taking a refrigeration course under the veteran’s training benefit, before joining his father’s business. Three generations of the family operated the successful company, expanding from wholesale, retail and distribution of ice cream products into refrigerated warehouses and the wholesale ice business, until the business was sold to its competitor Dairyland in 1989. Bill Lewarne entered politics in 1965, first with the Nonpartisan Association (NPA) and then as a founder of the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). He served as an alderman on Burnaby Council 1973-1975 and 1977-1981 and as Mayor 1981-1987. In 1979 he ran for provincial office for the Social Credit Party against Rosemary Brown but lost. Bill Lewarne married June Lawrence and they had three children Robert, Leslie and Janice. He was active in many organizations: Burnaby/Willingdon Liberal Association, Seton Villa, Irish Fusileers of Canada, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, and the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, and continued to be active on the Board of the BCA. Bill Lewarne died in 1995.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
1:34:40
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Interviewee Name
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and business computerization in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-019_Track_1
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Bill Lewarne

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Interview with William A. Lewarne by Rod Fowler March 14, 1990 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory446
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Lewarne’s war service, education, joining father’s business, and expansion of ice cream business into refrigerated warehouses
Date Range
1944-1990
Length
00:03:58
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Lewarne’s war service, education, joining father’s business, and expansion of ice cream business into refrigerated warehouses
Date Range
1944-1990
Photo Info
Burnaby Alderman, Bill (William) Lewarne, [1973]. Item no. 231-012
Length
00:03:58
Subject
Education
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
March 14, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Mayor William “Bill” Lewarne, conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Lewarne was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Lewarne’s business and political careers, and memories of growing up in South Burnaby in the 1930s. Bill Lewarne talks about his parent’s origins, his family and community struggles during the Depression, the interurban, his education, war service, and joining his father's business. He describes the start, operation and expansion of the family ice cream business, and how business life compared to political life. The interview explores the role of politics in community affairs, his political activities, the history of the BVA, and his involvement in various community organizations. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track, expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
William Alfred “Bill” Lewarne was born in Burnaby in 1926 to Ethel Cecilia Leer (1899- ) and Alfred Lewarne (1893-1962). The family, Ethel, Alfred and their three children Patricia, Beverley and William, moved to a house on Nelson Avenue in Alta Vista in 1931. Ethel still lived in the family home in 1990. Bill Lewarne attended Nelson Avenue School and South Burnaby High School (1932-1944). His father Alfred worked at Colony Farms as a dairy inspector and then for the Port of Vancouver Dairy before being laid off early in the Depression. The family struggled until in 1936 Alfred started his own ice cream business. After graduation Bill was in the army for two years, taking a refrigeration course under the veteran’s training benefit, before joining his father’s business. Three generations of the family operated the successful company, expanding from wholesale, retail and distribution of ice cream products into refrigerated warehouses and the wholesale ice business, until the business was sold to its competitor Dairyland in 1989. Bill Lewarne entered politics in 1965, first with the Nonpartisan Association (NPA) and then as a founder of the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). He served as an alderman on Burnaby Council 1973-1975 and 1977-1981 and as Mayor 1981-1987. In 1979 he ran for provincial office for the Social Credit Party against Rosemary Brown but lost. Bill Lewarne married June Lawrence and they had three children Robert, Leslie and Janice. He was active in many organizations: Burnaby/Willingdon Liberal Association, Seton Villa, Irish Fusileers of Canada, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, and the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, and continued to be active on the Board of the BCA. Bill Lewarne died in 1995.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
1:34:40
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and business computerization in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-019_Track_6
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Bill Lewarne

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Peerless Quarter-ton truck

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35308
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-165
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Peerless quarter-ton truck used by Rae Weir to haul fuel. Rae Weir, owner of Jubilee Fuel and Transfer, is on the left.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-165
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 a Peerless quarter-ton truck used by Rae Weir to haul fuel. Rae Weir, owner of Jubilee Fuel and Transfer, is on the left.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Jubilee Fuel and Transfer
Weir, Rae
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928 (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.
204-166
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rae Weir in Peerless quarter-ton truck used to haul fuel. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transfer.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-166
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 Rae Weir in Peerless quarter-ton truck used to haul fuel. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transfer.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Jubilee Fuel and Transfer
Weir, Rae
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1932 (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.
204-172
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Weir (right) and Rae Weir (centre) with a 1932 Ford. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transport.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1932 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-172
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 Mrs. Weir (right) and Rae Weir (centre) with a 1932 Ford. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transport.
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Jubilee Fuel and Transfer
Weir, Mrs.
Weir, Rae
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (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.
204-252
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Charles R. Gillmore, operator of Fernhurst Game Farm near Imperial Street and Dow Avenue. This later became the site of Maywood Elementary School at 4567 Imperial Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-252
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 Charles R. Gillmore, operator of Fernhurst Game Farm near Imperial Street and Dow Avenue. This later became the site of Maywood Elementary School at 4567 Imperial Street.
Subjects
Animals - Fowl
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Fernhurst Game Farm
Gillmore, Charles R.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 4567 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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J. Engelland Fuels truck

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35810
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (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.
204-668
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Engelland with a 1929 Federal truck used to deliver coal, wood and sawdust for J. Engelland Fuels.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-668
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 John Engelland with a 1929 Federal truck used to deliver coal, wood and sawdust for J. Engelland Fuels.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Engelland, Johannes Carl Adolph "John"
J. Engelland Fuels
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Harold Johnston and Al Wrigley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto51671
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Item No.
483-082
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men standing in front of two trucks. The man on the left is Al Wrigley and Harold Johnston is right. The signs on the trucks advertise their company known as A&H Plastering and Stucco. The location of the photograph is unknown.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
Harold H. Johnston fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
483-082
Accession Number
2008-08
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men standing in front of two trucks. The man on the left is Al Wrigley and Harold Johnston is right. The signs on the trucks advertise their company known as A&H Plastering and Stucco. The location of the photograph is unknown.
Photographer
Johnston, Harold H.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Wrigley, Al
Johnston, Harold H.
A&H Plastering and Stucco
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Harry Royle at Harry's confectionery store

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1882
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1961]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the backgro…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the background.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Harry's
Royle, Harry
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.8
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1961]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "952D01 POLAROID"
The Bulova clock hanging on the wall is at 5:49
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Harry Royle at Harry's confectionery store

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 1961
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the backgro…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harry Royle standing behind the counter of his confectionery store, "Harry's" at Ellesmere and Hastings in Capitol Hill. He is looking at the camera and smiling, surrounded by various confectionery. There are posters hanging on the wall and trophies displayed on shelves in the background.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Harry's
Royle, Harry
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 5527 Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV005.20.9
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
October 1961
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Date stamp on recto of photograph's border reads: "OCT 61"
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Interview with Eddy Wood by Eric Damer September 24, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory424
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Eddy Wood's memories of the Regent Fish Market. Eddy describes the customers that came in to the family store and the Heights shopping district in general. He describes a number of the merchants in more detail as well.
Date Range
1951-1989
Length
0:10:28
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Eddy Wood's memories of the Regent Fish Market. Eddy describes the customers that came in to the family store and the Heights shopping district in general. He describes a number of the merchants in more detail as well.
Date Range
1951-1989
Length
0:10:28
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 24, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Eddy Wood conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 24, 2012. Major themes discussed are: Regent Fish Market and the Vancouver Heights business district.
Biographical Notes
Eddy Wood was born in 1943 and grew up working in various shops in the Vancouver Heights area of Burnaby. Eddy's father, also Eddy Wood, bought the Regent Fish Market in 1947 or 1948. When the senior Eddy Wood died in 1960, his wife took over the fish market and ran it for the next fifteen years. Their son Eddy then stepped in and continued with the family business. Through this, the Wood family was able to run the Regent Fish Market for over fifty years. Eddy Wood recalls the busy nature of the business in the post-war period, the role of the streetcar in bringing customers to the area and the preferences of the local customers. Vancouver Heights merchants joined together to form the North Burnaby Merchants in 1954. During Eddy Wood's tenure, the North Burnaby Merchants created “Hats Off Day” and organized to fight the Provincial Department of Highways’ plan to remove street level parking along Hastings Street.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:29:32
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Wood, Eddy
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-029_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Eddy Wood

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Interview with William A. Lewarne by Rod Fowler March 14, 1990 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory447
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Lewarne’s discussion of the attitudes, energy and time commitment required for operating a seasonal business and needed for politics. He mentions the Nelson Avenue family home, still lived in by his mother
Date Range
1937-1990
Length
00:05:53
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Lewarne’s discussion of the attitudes, energy and time commitment required for operating a seasonal business and needed for politics. He mentions the Nelson Avenue family home, still lived in by his mother
Date Range
1937-1990
Photo Info
Burnaby Alderman, Bill (William) Lewarne, [1973]. Item no. 231-012
Length
00:05:53
Subject
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Officials - Elected Officials
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Nelson Avenue
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
March 14, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Mayor William “Bill” Lewarne, conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Lewarne was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Lewarne’s business and political careers, and memories of growing up in South Burnaby in the 1930s. Bill Lewarne talks about his parent’s origins, his family and community struggles during the Depression, the interurban, his education, war service, and joining his father's business. He describes the start, operation and expansion of the family ice cream business, and how business life compared to political life. The interview explores the role of politics in community affairs, his political activities, the history of the BVA, and his involvement in various community organizations. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track, expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
William Alfred “Bill” Lewarne was born in Burnaby in 1926 to Ethel Cecilia Leer (1899- ) and Alfred Lewarne (1893-1962). The family, Ethel, Alfred and their three children Patricia, Beverley and William, moved to a house on Nelson Avenue in Alta Vista in 1931. Ethel still lived in the family home in 1990. Bill Lewarne attended Nelson Avenue School and South Burnaby High School (1932-1944). His father Alfred worked at Colony Farms as a dairy inspector and then for the Port of Vancouver Dairy before being laid off early in the Depression. The family struggled until in 1936 Alfred started his own ice cream business. After graduation Bill was in the army for two years, taking a refrigeration course under the veteran’s training benefit, before joining his father’s business. Three generations of the family operated the successful company, expanding from wholesale, retail and distribution of ice cream products into refrigerated warehouses and the wholesale ice business, until the business was sold to its competitor Dairyland in 1989. Bill Lewarne entered politics in 1965, first with the Nonpartisan Association (NPA) and then as a founder of the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). He served as an alderman on Burnaby Council 1973-1975 and 1977-1981 and as Mayor 1981-1987. In 1979 he ran for provincial office for the Social Credit Party against Rosemary Brown but lost. Bill Lewarne married June Lawrence and they had three children Robert, Leslie and Janice. He was active in many organizations: Burnaby/Willingdon Liberal Association, Seton Villa, Irish Fusileers of Canada, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, and the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, and continued to be active on the Board of the BCA. Bill Lewarne died in 1995.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
1:34:40
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and business computerization in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-019_Track_7
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track seven of interview with Bill Lewarne

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Interview with Eileen Kernaghan by Rod Fowler April 10, 1990 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory497
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Eileen Kernaghan’s childhood, her education and teaching career, her marriage to Pat Kernaghan and their move to Burnaby, his work at Oakalla Prison, the opening of their Neville Street bookstore, and changes in their neighbourhood
Date Range
1939-1990
Length
00:09:08
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Eileen Kernaghan’s childhood, her education and teaching career, her marriage to Pat Kernaghan and their move to Burnaby, his work at Oakalla Prison, the opening of their Neville Street bookstore, and changes in their neighbourhood
Date Range
1939-1990
Photo Info
Eileen Kernaghan standing in front of four poets at the Poetry Pocket Cafe in New Westminster, October 15, 1995. Item no. 535-0014
Length
00:09:08
Subject
Education
Occupations - Teachers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 10, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Eileen Kernaghan, conducted by Rod Fowler. Eileen Kernaghan was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Eileen Kernaghan’s activities with the Burnaby Writers’ Society and the Burnaby Arts Council, describing the history of these organizations between 1967 and 1990. She describes the financial and other challenges facing the arts community, the various programs initiated by the Arts Council, and the development of the Burnaby Arts Centre facilities at Deer Lake. She also talks about her education, writing career, the Neville Street neighbourhood, and her and her husband’s bookstore business. Ghosts believed to inhabit some of the Arts Centre's heritage buildings are also a topic of conversation. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Eileen Kernaghan was born January 6, 1939, to William Alfred Monk (1910-2003) and Belinda Maude Monk (1908-1996), and grew up on a dairy farm near Grindrod in the North Okanagan. She attended a two room school in Grindrod, completed Junior and Senior High School in Enderby, and at age 17 in 1956, left home to attend UBC. She taught school in the North Okanagan area in the late 1950s, during which time she married her husband Patrick Kernaghan. They moved to Vancouver in 1961, Burnaby in 1963, and settled on Neville Street in the South Slope area in 1966 with their three children. Pat Kernaghan worked at Oakalla Prison as a correctional officer until his retirement in 1988. Eileen and Patrick Kernaghan owned and operated a bookstore on Neville Street from 1987 to 1999. They later moved to New Westminster. Eileen Kernaghan began her writing career at twelve years old with a story published in the Vancouver Sun. After her youngest child began school, with more free time, she started writing again and has become an award winning author of fantasy and science fiction novels. She helped found the Burnaby Writers’ Society in 1967, taught writing workshops, and wrote its popular Newsletter for many years. In 1971 the Society put together a small handbook for BC writers, a venture that was expanded and published by Douglas MacIntyre in 1975 as “The Upper Left-Hand Corner: a writer’s handbook for the Northwest”. The book became a Canadian best-seller. During this same period Eileen Kernaghan began her successful “Grey Isles” trilogy. In 1967 she joined the Burnaby Arts Council, worked as its Coordinator from 1973 to 1984, and was a determined advocate for municipal government support for the arts in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:26:27
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Interviewee Name
Kernaghan, Eileen
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-023_Track_7
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track seven of interview with Eileen Kernaghan

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Interview with Sev Morin by Rod Fowler April 4, 1990 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the lives of the three Morin brothers, Rene, Rudy and Sev; how the “Gai Paree” dance and banquet hall was started by the Morin family; and the reason for the later name changes to “Severin’s” and “Diego’s”
Date Range
1944-1985
Length
00:03:51
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the lives of the three Morin brothers, Rene, Rudy and Sev; how the “Gai Paree” dance and banquet hall was started by the Morin family; and the reason for the later name changes to “Severin’s” and “Diego’s”
Date Range
1944-1985
Photo Info
Sev Morin (left) of Severin's in Burnaby (formerly the Gai Paree) hosting a gala New Year's celebration, 1979. Item no. 480-712
Length
00:03:51
Name
Gai Paree Supper Club
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 4, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Severin "Sev" Morin, conducted by Rod Fowler. Sev Morin was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Sev Morin’s banquet hall, restaurant and night club business on Kingsway, originally named the “Gai Paree Supper Club” (1947-1976) and later “Severin’s” (1976-1985) and “Diego’s” (1985-1994), its function as a Burnaby landmark, and the entertainment and political people he met through his business. He also describes his many volunteer activities in Burnaby, including member of the SFU Senate, Rotary Club, Variety Club and Telethon, fund raising for Burnaby Hospital, and tourism related groups, and his political work for the federal Liberal party. He talks about his parents’ origins, the lives of his brothers Rudy and Rene, and the family’s involvement in establishing the “Gai Paree”. He also shares his views about the business and cultural development of Burnaby. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Severin “Sev” Rene Morin was born September 21, 1927, in Bonneville, Alberta, to Rene Pierre Morin (1878-1963) and Anne Marie (nee Lachiver) Morin (1886-1956). Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morin and their son Rene Francois (1905-1954) immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, from France in 1913, where Rene Pierre Morin worked for the C.N.R. and a second son Adolphe “Rudy” Ferdinand (1922-1969) was born, followed by their third son Severin. In 1943, after R.P. Morin retired, the family moved to Burnaby to a house on Sperling Avenue. Sometime earlier the two older Morin brothers found work in Trail at the smelter and developed musical careers. In 1946/47 the Morin family purchased property on Kingsway and built a banquet hall, the “Gai Paree Supper Club”. Sev and Rudy Morin managed the club and Rene F. Morin moved to Burnaby to join them with his band. The supper club, with its live music and dance floor, became a popular meeting place and wedding venue, eventually expanding into a restaurant and nightclub in the 1970s. The “Gai Paree” was renamed “Severin’s” in 1976 and “Diego’s” in 1985, closing finally in 1994. Sev Morin’s business life included three record stores which he owned with his friend Jack Cullen. Through these businesses Sev Morin was well known in the entertainment and hospitality industry. He and his restaurant also hosted political and social events that made the restaurant a community landmark. Sev Morin contributed many volunteer hours to community and charitable organizations, including an appointment to the SFU Senate, fundraising for the Burnaby Hospital, Director of the Variety Club and Rotary Club, and consultant for a variety of tourism related ventures. He also was active in the federal Liberal Party. Sev Morin and his wife Pauline married in 1950 and had three children. Sev Morin died at age 86 on March 28, 2014.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
00:56:44
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Morin, Severin "Sev"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-021_Track_3
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track three of interview with Sev Morin

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Interview with Sev Morin by Rod Fowler April 4, 1990 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s friendship and business partnership with CKNW broadcaster Jack Cullen; the entertainment people Sev Morin met; and a brief description of his early education at the Jesuit College in Edmonton
Date Range
1938-1990
Length
00:04:02
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s friendship and business partnership with CKNW broadcaster Jack Cullen; the entertainment people Sev Morin met; and a brief description of his early education at the Jesuit College in Edmonton
Date Range
1938-1990
Photo Info
Sev Morin (left) of Severin's in Burnaby (formerly the Gai Paree) hosting a gala New Year's celebration, 1979. Item no. 480-712
Length
00:04:02
Name
Gai Paree Supper Club
Subject
Occupations - Entertainers
Education
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 4, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Severin "Sev" Morin, conducted by Rod Fowler. Sev Morin was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Sev Morin’s banquet hall, restaurant and night club business on Kingsway, originally named the “Gai Paree Supper Club” (1947-1976) and later “Severin’s” (1976-1985) and “Diego’s” (1985-1994), its function as a Burnaby landmark, and the entertainment and political people he met through his business. He also describes his many volunteer activities in Burnaby, including member of the SFU Senate, Rotary Club, Variety Club and Telethon, fund raising for Burnaby Hospital, and tourism related groups, and his political work for the federal Liberal party. He talks about his parents’ origins, the lives of his brothers Rudy and Rene, and the family’s involvement in establishing the “Gai Paree”. He also shares his views about the business and cultural development of Burnaby. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Severin “Sev” Rene Morin was born September 21, 1927, in Bonneville, Alberta, to Rene Pierre Morin (1878-1963) and Anne Marie (nee Lachiver) Morin (1886-1956). Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morin and their son Rene Francois (1905-1954) immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, from France in 1913, where Rene Pierre Morin worked for the C.N.R. and a second son Adolphe “Rudy” Ferdinand (1922-1969) was born, followed by their third son Severin. In 1943, after R.P. Morin retired, the family moved to Burnaby to a house on Sperling Avenue. Sometime earlier the two older Morin brothers found work in Trail at the smelter and developed musical careers. In 1946/47 the Morin family purchased property on Kingsway and built a banquet hall, the “Gai Paree Supper Club”. Sev and Rudy Morin managed the club and Rene F. Morin moved to Burnaby to join them with his band. The supper club, with its live music and dance floor, became a popular meeting place and wedding venue, eventually expanding into a restaurant and nightclub in the 1970s. The “Gai Paree” was renamed “Severin’s” in 1976 and “Diego’s” in 1985, closing finally in 1994. Sev Morin’s business life included three record stores which he owned with his friend Jack Cullen. Through these businesses Sev Morin was well known in the entertainment and hospitality industry. He and his restaurant also hosted political and social events that made the restaurant a community landmark. Sev Morin contributed many volunteer hours to community and charitable organizations, including an appointment to the SFU Senate, fundraising for the Burnaby Hospital, Director of the Variety Club and Rotary Club, and consultant for a variety of tourism related ventures. He also was active in the federal Liberal Party. Sev Morin and his wife Pauline married in 1950 and had three children. Sev Morin died at age 86 on March 28, 2014.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
00:56:44
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Morin, Severin "Sev"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-021_Track_4
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Sev Morin

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G.R. and George Heyworth

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35070
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-]
Collection/Fonds
Heyworth family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.6 x 10.1 cm
Item No.
187-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. G.R. Heyworth and his son, George taken in a photographic Studio. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "G.R. (Rollie) Heyworth and son George operated Jubilee Drug Store, corner of Imperial St. and Jubilee Ave. in the late 1920-30-40s. Jubilee Ave. was called Maple …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-]
Collection/Fonds
Heyworth family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
187-003
Accession Number
BHS986-38
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.6 x 10.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. G.R. Heyworth and his son, George taken in a photographic Studio. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "G.R. (Rollie) Heyworth and son George operated Jubilee Drug Store, corner of Imperial St. and Jubilee Ave. in the late 1920-30-40s. Jubilee Ave. was called Maple Ave. in the early days and the odd block has the name in cement at the end of the block. / Home: Lived on Victory Street."
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Heyworth, G.R.
Heyworth, George
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Heyworth family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.7 x 8.9 cm
Item No.
187-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of G.R. Heyworth standing outside Jubilee Drug Store, Jubilee Avenue and Imperial Street (later the location of Bonsor Park, 6550 Bonsor Avenue). Signs read, "Jubilee Drug [Store] / G.R. [Heyworth]" and "Ask for Keystone Brand School Supplies." Magazines and school supplies are display…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Heyworth family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
187-004
Accession Number
BHS986-38
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.7 x 8.9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of G.R. Heyworth standing outside Jubilee Drug Store, Jubilee Avenue and Imperial Street (later the location of Bonsor Park, 6550 Bonsor Avenue). Signs read, "Jubilee Drug [Store] / G.R. [Heyworth]" and "Ask for Keystone Brand School Supplies." Magazines and school supplies are displayed in the window. Note the dirt road.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Heyworth, G.R.
Jubilee Drug Store
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "5580"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - 6550 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (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.
204-506
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernie Winch (left) and an unidentified helper working as stone masons building a brick chimney.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-506
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 Ernie Winch (left) and an unidentified helper working as stone masons building a brick chimney.
Subjects
Construction
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Occupations - Labourers
Names
Winch, Ernest "Ernie"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 12

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s retirement from the RCMP in 1980 and the establishment of his business as a private document examiner. He talks about some of his cases and explains about his work.
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:05:42
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s retirement from the RCMP in 1980 and the establishment of his business as a private document examiner. He talks about some of his cases and explains about his work.
Date Range
1980-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:05:42
Subject
Public Services - Policing
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Crimes
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Don
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_12
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track twelve of interview with Don Brown

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (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.
204-088
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Farrington brothers; Richard and Thomas. Thomas and Richard Farrington founded Wheat Sheaf Poultry Ranch in 1919. It was located at 3907 Chesham Avenue (later renumbered 5384 Chesham Avenue).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-088
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 Farrington brothers; Richard and Thomas. Thomas and Richard Farrington founded Wheat Sheaf Poultry Ranch in 1919. It was located at 3907 Chesham Avenue (later renumbered 5384 Chesham Avenue).
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Agriculture - Poultry
Names
Farrington, Richard
Farrington, Thomas
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Ed Brown beside his transfer truck

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Item No.
298-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown standing beside his truck that is loaded with telephone poles. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-002
Accession Number
BHS992-38
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown standing beside his truck that is loaded with telephone poles. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Transportation - Trucks
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Brown, Ed
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Images
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Ed Brown sitting on his transfer truck

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Item No.
298-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and Morton Kidd sitting on top of Ed's transfer truck that has been loaded with telephone poles. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-003
Accession Number
BHS992-38
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and Morton Kidd sitting on top of Ed's transfer truck that has been loaded with telephone poles. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Transportation - Trucks
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Brown, Ed
Kidd, Morton
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Images
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Ed Brown and his daughters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46002
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Item No.
298-004
Storage Location
AV Room
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. Ed Brown and four of his daughters sitting in one of Ed's trucks (a GMC). Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-004
Accession Number
2008-03
Storage Location
AV Room
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. Ed Brown and four of his daughters sitting in one of Ed's trucks (a GMC). Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Brown, Ed
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Images
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Ed Brown and family beside his truck

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46004
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Item No.
298-006
Storage Location
AV Room
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Ed Brown family standing in front of one of Ed's first trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-006
Accession Number
2008-03
Storage Location
AV Room
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Ed Brown family standing in front of one of Ed's first trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
Brown, Ed
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Brown, Jennie Birtch
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Images
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Ed Brown and his daughters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46006
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Item No.
298-008
Storage Location
AV Room
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and his daughters on one of his trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-008
Accession Number
2008-03
Storage Location
AV Room
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and his daughters on one of his trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Brown, Ed
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Ed Brown and daughters with his truck

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46007
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Item No.
298-009
Storage Location
AV Room
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and his daughters on one of his trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-009
Accession Number
2008-03
Storage Location
AV Room
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and his daughters on one of his trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Brown, Ed
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Ed Brown and his daughters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto46008
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Item No.
298-010
Storage Location
AV Room
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and his daughters on one of his trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
298-010
Accession Number
2008-03
Storage Location
AV Room
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ed Brown and his daughters on one of his trucks. Ed Brown owned and operated E.S. Brown's Transfer trucking company in Burnaby. The business was located at 3131 Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Occupations - Truck Drivers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Transportation - Trucks
Names
E.S. Brown's Transfer Company
Brown, Ed
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Rae Weir clearing land

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35316
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (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.
204-173
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rae Weir clearing a lot on Jubilee Avenue with a D4 Caterpillar bulldozer. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transfer which did everything from clearing lots to excavating basements to delivering and selling fuels.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-173
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 Rae Weir clearing a lot on Jubilee Avenue with a D4 Caterpillar bulldozer. Rae Weir owned Jubilee Fuel and Transfer which did everything from clearing lots to excavating basements to delivering and selling fuels.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Land Clearing
Construction Tools and Equipment
Names
Jubilee Fuel and Transfer
Weir, Rae
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail

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