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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]-1986
Collection/Fonds
Bernard Bellinger fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records and 8 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Fraser River and Deer Lake in the 1930s. Also included in the fonds are newspapers and bulletins pertaining to Burnaby, as well as a telephone directory for British Columbia and the Yukon.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]-1986
Collection/Fonds
Bernard Bellinger fonds
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records and 8 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS98610
BHS988-04
BHS997-13
BHS993-08
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Fraser River and Deer Lake in the 1930s. Also included in the fonds are newspapers and bulletins pertaining to Burnaby, as well as a telephone directory for British Columbia and the Yukon.
History/Biography
Bernard Bellinger arrived in Burnaby in 1927 with his parents Jack and Nell (Elizabeth Ellen Fraser) Bellinger, and four younger siblings: Christine, David, Marion, and James. Tthe youngest, Robert, was born in Burnaby. They lived at the Old Orchard Auto Court on Kingsway and Willingdon in two small cabins. They later moved to a home on Pearl Avenue in the Royal Oak district. Bernard went to Kingsway West primary school and then Burnaby South high school. While studying to become a pharmacist, he apprenticed in Vancouver, but lived in Burnaby his entire life.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS160, BHS205, BHS354, MSS035
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Burnaby Art Gallery Collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890 (date of original)-1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Art Gallery Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
58 photographs and 2 folders of texutal records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of and publications related to the Burnaby Art Gallery and its long history prior as Fairacres. Prior to being the Art Gallery, this building was the home of Henry T. Ceperley (built 1911), and was known as "Fairacres." In 1939, the local Catholic Diocese funded a grou…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890 (date of original)-1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Art Gallery Collection
Physical Description
58 photographs and 2 folders of texutal records
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS996-12
BHS990-05
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of and publications related to the Burnaby Art Gallery and its long history prior as Fairacres. Prior to being the Art Gallery, this building was the home of Henry T. Ceperley (built 1911), and was known as "Fairacres." In 1939, the local Catholic Diocese funded a group of five Benedictine monks to establish a Priory in B.C., and "Fairacres" was purchased and used for this purpose. This property was acquired in 1966 by City of Burnaby for use as a civic art gallery as part of the new Arts Centre in Deer Lake Park and designated as a heritage property in 1992.
History/Biography
Henry and Grace Ceperley purchased a strawberry farm from George Clayton in 1909. Their home, named Fairacres, was built on the north shore of Deer Lake in 1911. The house was designed by the English architect, R.P.S. Twizell. The Ceperley House, with its river rock veranda, beautiful hand-crafted woodwork, stained-glass and tile, remains one of the finest examples of Edwardian architecture in the Lower Mainland. In 1917, Grace Ceperley died and left Fairacres to her husband H.T. Ceperley with the stipulation that when the home was sold the proceeds would be used to build a playground for the children of Vancouver in Stanley Park. Grace and H.T. Ceperley had one daughter named Ethelwyn who married James Edward Hall. Ethelwyn and James Edward Hall had three children: Edith Ceperley, James Edward "Junior," and Florence Renn. In 1939, a community of five Benedictine monks came from Mount Angel, Oregon to establish a priory in British Columbia. They decided to purchase the Ceperley House for their monastery. A large gymnasium was built on the property; this was later converted into the James Cowan Theatre when the property was acquired by the City of Burnaby in 1966. For a brief time the house was used as a fraternity for some of the first students to attend Simon Fraser University. The old mansion then began its life as an art museum in the 1960s. Since its beginnings as an association in 1967, the Burnaby Art Gallery has been dedicated to: presenting a historical and contemporary art program by local, regional, national, and international artists; facilitating the development of emerging artists; providing diverse art educational programming; acquiring culturally significant works on paper. The City of Burnaby assumed management of the gallery, its collection, staff and governance in 1998, with the art gallery then taking on the added responsibility of caring for and managing the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection. During that same year, the City began restorations of the exterior of Ceperley House and upgraded the building for improved public use. The renovations were completed in 2000, and transformed the house back to its appearance of 1911. The Gallery, along with the other cultural facilities in Deer Lake Park, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Village Museum, are part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City of Burnaby. There are two main galleries, a lounge gallery with a fireplace and easy chairs and The Shopping Bag, a gallery shop run by volunteers. The goals of the gallery are to: provide access to contemporary Canadian art, present works from the permanent collection; collect contemporary works on paper; and offer challenging and educational exhibition related programming.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS241, BHS242, MSS066
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Burnaby Chamber of Commerce fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910- [1980]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
17 photographs and textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records held by the Burnaby Chamber of Commerce, including meeting minutes, correspondence, and records related to incorporation. Photographs include portraits of Burnaby Chamber of Commerce presidents.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910- [1980]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Chamber of Commerce fonds
Physical Description
17 photographs and textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS991-20
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records held by the Burnaby Chamber of Commerce, including meeting minutes, correspondence, and records related to incorporation. Photographs include portraits of Burnaby Chamber of Commerce presidents.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS257, MSS057
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Burnaby Clef society fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1940-2002]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Clef society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Burnaby Clef Society, including programs, posters, newsletters, membership lists, correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs (including a photographic album).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1940-2002]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Clef society fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Accession Number
BHS985-12
2017-41
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Burnaby Clef Society, including programs, posters, newsletters, membership lists, correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs (including a photographic album).
History/Biography
The Clef Society of Burnaby was incorporated on February 8, 1949, with original subscribers Elizabeth Dawson, Lilian Haste, Mona Weeks, Emily Scott, and Eleanor Cailes. As a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering music appreciation and music advancement in Burnaby, and to promoting musical instruction and education and encouraging outstanding musical talent, the Society has created musical evenings in homes, public recitals and concerts, children's plays, light operas, and scholarship competitions.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS142, MSS020
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Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
49 m of textual records and other materials
Scope and Content
This collection consists of materials that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into following series: 1.The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series, ca. 1890-2000 2.The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series, ca. 1890-2000; predo…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
49 m of textual records and other materials
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
This collection consists of materials that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into following series:
1.The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series, ca. 1890-2000
2.The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series, ca. 1890-2000; predominantly 1890-1950
3. The Century Park Museum Association and Burnaby Historical Society series, ca. 1965-1976
4. The Oral History series, 1969-1989
5. The Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera series, 1915-1992
History/Biography
The Burnaby Historical Society was founded in 1957. Over the years, the Burnaby Historical Society developed a community archives by collecting, compiling and preserving various materials with historical value to the City of Burnaby. The Society gathered miscellaneous documents, photographs and other items while also soliciting and acquiring entire collections or groups of archival records. The Century Park Museum Association was founded under the auspices of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee, to administer Burnaby's Centennial '71 Commemorative Project, Heritage Village. In 1991, the Historical Society was provided a permanent space to house their growing collection at the Burnaby Village Museum and they continued to collect and expand their holdings. After the creation of the City of Burnaby Archives in 2001, the Burnaby Historical Society and the City of Burnaby began discussing the possibility of uniting the two collections. In February 2007, an agreement was signed between the two institutions which resulted in the merger of the Community Archives with the City Archives. All records and photographs that had been collected by the Historical Society were transferred into the custody of the City and were moved from the Burnaby Village Museum to the City Archives in the McGill Branch Library. While the Society continues to function as a community group, it no longer acts as a collecting body.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
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Burnaby Public Library collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 -[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 77 photographs
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Burnaby Public Library into two series: 1. Burnaby Public Library Photograph collection [1920-1978] 2. Burnaby Public Library Manuscript collection 1912-1928
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 -[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 77 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS989-22
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Burnaby Public Library into two series: 1. Burnaby Public Library Photograph collection [1920-1978] 2. Burnaby Public Library Manuscript collection 1912-1928
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS225, BHS226, BHS227, BHS228, BHS229, BHS230, BHS231, MSS058, MSS059
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Burnaby Retired Teachers collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools. Records in this collection include information booklets, photographs, statistics, and other research materials collected by the Burnaby Retired Teachers' A…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
BHS2002-11
Scope and Content
Collection consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools. Records in this collection include information booklets, photographs, statistics, and other research materials collected by the Burnaby Retired Teachers' Association.
History/Biography
Concerned that Burnaby might be losing its educational history, the Retired Teachers’ Association of Burnaby formed the History of Education Committee and housed their records at Schou Elementary School. The Committee made efforts to assemble types of information that could help in the preparation of school histories, and once this information was assembled, they completed the paper entitled, “Introductory Resource Materials on Burnaby Schools / 1894-1991” which gives a one page ‘introduction’ to each school in the Burnaby district, past and present.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS434, MSS103
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] -1995
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
11 photographs and 1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of copies of photographs of the Byrne family and a photocopied essay entitled "Life on the North Arm of the Fraser River: The Experience of the Rowling Family" by Paula Cyr.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] -1995
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Physical Description
11 photographs and 1 folder of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS995-4
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of copies of photographs of the Byrne family and a photocopied essay entitled "Life on the North Arm of the Fraser River: The Experience of the Rowling Family" by Paula Cyr.
History/Biography
William Henry Rowling was born February 9, 1826 in Truro, Cornwall, England. His wife, Mary Russell Rowling, was born November 19, 1832 in Strickland, Dorset, England. Their first child, Rosetta Mary (Rose), was born August 8, 1858 in Plumstead, Woolwhich, Kent while Henry was in Esquimalt working as a Royal Engineer. The family then moved to New Westminster, and grew larger; James William Russell (Jim) Rowling born October 14, 1862; Henry Soar Rowling was born February 3, 1864; Priscilla Amelia Rowling (later Byrne) was born February 24, 1866; and William Henry Kemp Rowling was born September 2, 1867. The family settled at their farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River in September of 1868. They raised livestock and grew produce on their property for their growing family; Thomas George Rowling was born on April 14, 1869 and Elizabeth Jane Russell Rowling was born on August 24, 1847. The Rowlings were raised Presbyterian but Priscilla later converted to Roman Catholicism when she married her husband, Peter Byrne, on May 15, 1892. As young adults, Priscilla and Peter lived on the North Arm, close to Priscilla's parents and youngest sister Elizabeth. Her brother Henry moved his logging operations near the Byrne residence but James lived in South Vancouver with a family of his own. Their other siblings, Rose and Thomas, had passed away by this time. Peter and Priscilla had six children: their eldest Margaret Gladys Byrne, born February 28, 1893; twin daughters Mary and Norah; Kathleen; Ultan Patrick (Pat); and baby Elizabeth Laura Byrne (later Cyr). After their parents died in 1906, Elizabeth went to live with her sister Priscilla and her nieces and nephews.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS316, MSS141
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935-1987
Collection/Fonds
Lubbock Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 100 photographs and 1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs created by and for the Lubbock family pertaining to the family and their Burnaby Lake Riding Academy.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935-1987
Collection/Fonds
Lubbock Family collection
Physical Description
ca. 100 photographs and 1 cm of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS992-24
BHS992-17
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs created by and for the Lubbock family pertaining to the family and their Burnaby Lake Riding Academy.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS286, BHS289, BHS342, MSS139
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Capitol Hill Community Association collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1943-1955
Collection/Fonds
Capitol Hill Community Association collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records + 1 photograph
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a photograph of William Dynes as well as a Capitol Hill Community Hall minute book and architectural plans.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1943-1955
Collection/Fonds
Capitol Hill Community Association collection
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records + 1 photograph
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS992-12
BHS992-33
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a photograph of William Dynes as well as a Capitol Hill Community Hall minute book and architectural plans.
History/Biography
The Capitol Hall Community Association was formed in 1912. Meetings were held initially in a machine shop located south of Hastings Street. By 1923, the Association had moved to the original Howard Avenue School at Howard and Francis, but this building was destroyed by fire in 1924. A new hall was erected south of Hastings Street; it was completed in 1926 and used for Association activities until 1943 when this hall was also destroyed by fire. From 1943 until late 1947, Capitol Hill Community Hall meetings were held in a variety of places. These included the United Church Hall, Mrs. Wilson’s on Ellesmere, Capitol Hill School, Harry Royle’s Store and Mrs. Wood’s on North Warwick. Various plans and sketches for a new hall were discussed, including one by architect Harold Collerne (it was turned down). By June of 1944, members decided on the Howard Avenue site on Dynes Park, north of Hastings Street, and two applications for building permits were turned down, until 1946 when the Municipal Clerk requested tenders for the erection of the hall. In 1947, a “temporary” hall was built on the present site and remains to this day. Planning and construction was carried out with George Green as Chairman of the Building Committee and William James Dynes as Foreman. The members were in the new hall by December 1947.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS282, MSS077
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Burnaby Centennial Anthology series

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and approx. 550 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of more than one hundred articles and stories written for inclusion within the book along with over 500 photographs depicting the life and times of early Burnaby residents.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and approx. 550 photographs
Description Level
Series
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Series consists of more than one hundred articles and stories written for inclusion within the book along with over 500 photographs depicting the life and times of early Burnaby residents.
History/Biography
In 1992, the City of Burnaby celebrated its 100th birthday and to mark this event a Centennial Committee was struck by the Mayor and Council to coordinate activities and oversee the year-long celebrations. One of the sub-committees that was formed to help with this work was the History and Heritage Committee whose goal was to collect and preserve historic materials detailing the development of Burnaby. In November of 1992, the committee advertised for the submission of personal stories, photos and other memorabilia and as a result received material from over 150 early Burnaby residents. Although the Centennial Committee disbanded at the end of 1992, the work that had been begun by the History and Heritage Sub-Committee continued under the direction of the Burnaby Heritage Advisory Committee (Community Heritage Commission) and proceeded under its authority until the project was completed.
The stories that were captured to accompany this material and the memories of some of Burnaby’s earliest residents were brought together in the form of book which was published in 1994 and titled Burnaby Centennial Anthology: Stories of Early Burnaby. The records in this collection were all acquired during the production of this book, chronicling the experiences of Burnaby’s earliest citizens.
Formats
All photographs have been scanned and digital copies exist.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of series.
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Charles Brown family fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-1950
Collection/Fonds
Charles Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created by the family of Charles Brown, a long-time employee and former Municipal Clerk of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-1950
Collection/Fonds
Charles Brown Family fonds
Physical Description
8 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS992-49
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created by the family of Charles Brown, a long-time employee and former Municipal Clerk of Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS307
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records and 44 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs pertaining to the Patterson family. The Patterson family moved to the Edmonds district in 1910 and were community-minded citizens who served Burnaby through their involvement with local municipal affairs and politics.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records and 44 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS986-19
BHS986-20
BHS988-13
BHS995-16
BHS996-05
BHS996-11
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs pertaining to the Patterson family. The Patterson family moved to the Edmonds district in 1910 and were community-minded citizens who served Burnaby through their involvement with local municipal affairs and politics.
History/Biography
The Patterson family were early Burnaby pioneers. Dugald Campbell Patterson (1860-1931) and Frances Mabel Webb Patterson (1872-1960) were married in 1890 in Victoria, British Columbia. Dugald Patterson founded Vulcan Iron Works in New Westminister in 1903 (this business would eventually become the Dominion Bridge Company) and settled in the Central Park district. In 1910 they relocated to the Edmonds district and built a home (complete with tennis courts and a gazebo) on Edmonds Street near Kingsway. The Pattersons were community-minded citizens that served Burnaby through their involvement with local municipal affairs and politics. In 1909, Dugald Patterson became the first postmaster of Edmonds. He also served as a School Trustee in 1912-13 and was one of the first residents to lobby council to preserve the local ravines as parks. The family name is remembered and honoured by the naming of Patterson Avenue and the Patterson SkyTrain Station located in the Metrotown area. The seven children in the family were named William H. (Bill), Jean, Frances Jr, Dugald C. Jr, Mary, C. Bruce and Alice.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS170, BHS171, BHS213, BHS322, BHS326, MSS024, MSS039
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Donald N. Brown collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original)-2000
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records
1 videocassette : VHS
31 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs Freeman Donald N. Brown took while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities as well as textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the collection are textual records and photographs pertaining to his i…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original)-2000
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records
1 videocassette : VHS
31 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS987-03
BHS2003-04
BHS992-20
BHS995-09
BHS2000-10
BHS991-41
BHS2001-12
BHS2004-01
BHS2004-12
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs Freeman Donald N. Brown took while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities as well as textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the collection are textual records and photographs pertaining to his involvement with various community groups including the Oakalla Lands Citizens' Committee and the renovation of Burnaby Village Museum and the restoration of Interurban tram no. 1223.
History/Biography
Donald (Don) Neil Brown was born in Birmingham, England and moved with his family to Canada, settling in Winnipeg in 1922 when he was only an infant. He walked out of his Senior Matriculation classes on September 8, 1939 to join the Royal Canadian Engineers. Two weeks later, Don eloped with his high school sweetheart, Helen J., just months before he was to be shipped overseas with the 3rd Contingent of Canadian Troops. He served in the army with the Royal Canadian Engineer’s 12th Field Company and saw action in both Sicily and Italy. In 1945, Don returned to obtain his Senior Matriculation and a year of university studies before re-enlisting in the army as a Second Lieutenant. He spent the next two years stationed in Chilliwack with his wife and their first child. In 1947, Don left the army to join the ranks of the British Columbia Provincial Police force, embarking on a three-decade long career. His first assignment brought him to Burnaby where he served from 1947-1954, first as a member of the BC Police Department and then as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. In 1954, Don was transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan and then on to Ottawa, Ontario to serve in the Crime Detection Laboratories. He became qualified as an Examiner of Questioned Documents and provided expert testimony in such matters as handwriting, counterfeiting, graphic arts, and alterations. He attained the rank of first Corporal, and then Sergeant in the RCMP. Don was transferred to Vancouver to be the Second in Charge of a new laboratory and head of the Document Section in July, 1963. On December 9, 1967, Helen Brown ran as an independent for the position of Alderman on the Burnaby Council. She was not elected. In May of 1970, Don was promoted to Sub-Inspector and was transferred to Edmonton to take command of the new Crime Detection Laboratory. By 1972, he was promoted to full Inspector. Transferred back to Vancouver in 1975, Don became the Officer-in-Charge of a new Crime Laboratory and took over the National Police Services pilot project for British Columbia. He was rewarded for this work with a promotion to Superintendent in September 1975. In 1976, after a distinguished 35 years combined service to the armed forces and the police, Don retired and founded his own laboratory to carry on his work in the field of questioned documents. He became a Fellow (Emeritus) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Life Member (Emeritus) and Past Director of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, a Member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners. After his retirement, Don decided to become involved in local politics and with the blessing of his wife and six children, he joined the Burnaby Voters’ Association as their Secretary and in 1978 was elected to a two-year term as a Burnaby School Trustee. During the next municipal election held in November of 1979, he successfully ran for Alderman. Don Brown served Burnaby as Alderman from 1979 to 1985. During this time, Don also became a member of the Community College for the Retired, the Horsemen’s Society and the Burnaby Historical Society. He has also given his support to Arts Council programs and numerous other community functions over the years. He also wrote a book about the BC Provincial Police (Why? The Last Years of the British Columbia Police 1858-1950; 2000). In 1991, Don was appointed as Chair of the Burnaby Centennial Committee, dedicating himself to making Burnaby’s Centennial celebration a memorable success. His contributions were always supported by his wife Helen, and their work during the Centennial Year was just one example of the strength of their 66-year partnership. They were both formally recognized for their efforts when they were chosen to receive the Kushiro Cup and named the Citizens of the Year in 1992. Also that year, Don was a recipient of the Canadian 125 Medal and one year later, in March 1993, Donald Brown was awarded Burnaby’s highest honour and was made a Freeman of the City of Burnaby. Don Neil Brown passed away in 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 194, photo catalogue 241, MSS098, MSS148
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-1971
Collection/Fonds
Ettinger family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records and 9 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs, newspaper clippings and legal documents related to the Ettinger family of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-1971
Collection/Fonds
Ettinger family fonds
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records and 9 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2002-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs, newspaper clippings and legal documents related to the Ettinger family of Burnaby.
History/Biography
James Gilmore Ettinger was born at Noel Road, Nova Scotia in 1863. He worked his way across Canada with the Canadian Pacific Railway and landed in New Westminster in 1888. He was one of the first men who helped log the area for the settlement that is now Burnaby. With two other men, J.G. Ettinger started a brick manufacturing plant in the area of Deer Lake. In 1889, a second brick plant was started on Brickyard Road in Surrey on the bank of the Fraser River. Martha Harriet Hembrough was born in Leeds, England in 1874 and later moved to Haney. James and Martha married in 1890. On August 8, 1891, they had their first child, Evelina (Eve). Next was Ella May in about 1894 and then, Leonard. Their fourth child, George William (Bill), was born on February 18, 1899 and fifth, Stanley, was born December 27, 1901. Ethel was next in about 1904 and lastly, James. On May 19, 1911, James Gilmore Ettinger of Edmonds Station bought parcel Lot 8, Block C sub-division 19 and 20 of DL 95 no. 556 for $350.00. Their eldest daughter, Evelina was signed over the Deed of Land for this property on April 21, 1914. In 1919, the Ettinger family was living at 1177 19th Avenue, Edmonds, Burnaby. James Gilmore worked as a Road Foreman in Edmonds, Burnaby. Later he is listed as Ward foreman for the Municipality. Each of their three daughters married: Ella May to Charles Morton Marshall on July 7, 1926; Evelina to Don Digby on April 30, 1930; and Ethel to George H. McKennell on March 16, 1931. Their son George William (Bill) was a Pacific Stage Lines (PSL) bus operator who “pulled” the first bus service between Vancouver and New Westminster and between Vancouver and Chilliwack in 1924. Bill received a number of National Safety Council non-accident awards during his career. He married Jane Wilson on July 11, 1931. James Gilmore Ettinger died on June 9, 1948 at the age of eighty-five. His wife, Martha Harriet Hembrough Ettinger, died on February 9, 1955 at the age of eighty. Evelina’s husband, Don Digby, died on October 21, 1965 at the age of eighty-five. Evelina Ettinger Digby died on January 1, 1976 at the age of eighty-four. Stanley Ettinger died on March 10, 1966 at the age of sixty-four. George William Ettinger died on November 26, 1970 at the age of seventy. Ella May Ettinger Marshall died on February 21, 1983 at the age of eighty-nine. Ethel Ettinger Mckinnell died on December 22, 1982 at the age of seventy-eight. Her husband, George H. Mckinnell, died on June 18, 1985 at the age of eighty-one.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 428, MSS147
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Douglas Road School collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Douglas Road School collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and 9 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the demolition and construction of buildings at the Douglas Road school site, as well as a photocopied guest book of attendees to a Douglas Road school reunion.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Douglas Road School collection
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and 9 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS985-28
BHS2005-3
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the demolition and construction of buildings at the Douglas Road school site, as well as a photocopied guest book of attendees to a Douglas Road school reunion.
History/Biography
The Douglas Road School was originally established as a two-room school in 1908 on this site, and later expanded to four classrooms. Anticipating rapid settlement of this district, the School Board purchased two acres adjoining the old building. Two of the four rooms were designed to become one large auditorium suitable for special events and public gatherings, with seating for two hundred people. Designed by McCarter & Nairne, the school was built by contractor A.S. Perry.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS471, MSS023
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 -1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
40 files of textual records and 1489 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records, correspondence, and photographs created by Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles related to their home and garden in the Deer Lake area of Burnaby. Also included in the collection are records pertaining the Burnaby Historical Society, the book "The Fraser's History from Glac…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 -1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Physical Description
40 files of textual records and 1489 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS990-11
BHS996-21
BHS2000-04
BHS987-07
BHS995-06
2008-10
BHS991-18
BHS995-03
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records, correspondence, and photographs created by Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles related to their home and garden in the Deer Lake area of Burnaby. Also included in the collection are records pertaining the Burnaby Historical Society, the book "The Fraser's History from Glaciers to Early Settlements" and the Eagles' visit to Robert Burnaby's grave.
History/Biography
Blythe Eagles's paternal grandparents Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918, Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia and took a Physiology class with eight other top students; his future wife, Violet Dunbar, was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933, Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC. Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet obtained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923, she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work, she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970), who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS245, BHS331, BHS404, MSS032, BHS314, BHS482, MSS055
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 folders of textual records
5 audio cassettes
43 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs depicting Edmonds School, including its students, staff, and surrounding area, as well as a collection of records related to a a students' research project, where students interviewed former Edmonds School students.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Physical Description
8 folders of textual records
5 audio cassettes
43 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs depicting Edmonds School, including its students, staff, and surrounding area, as well as a collection of records related to a a students' research project, where students interviewed former Edmonds School students.
History/Biography
Edmonds School can trace its history back to the opening of the first school in Burnaby in 1894. The "Burnaby school" was a typical one-room school house constructed on a small site on the opposite side of Canada Way (then named Douglas Road) and 18th Avenue. In 1896, when West Burnaby School, was built the school was renamed the "East Burnaby School." By 1908, the original small school house and its little playground became too small to contain the growing number of school-aged children living in the area. That year the Municipality of Burnaby and the Burnaby School Board funded a new four room school to house 75 students on the present site facing Edmonds Street. This building was known for many years as the old "gray school" because of its drab paint colour. In 1913, a four-room addition completed this school which was then renamed the "Edmonds Street School." In 1922, the school was was expanded with a new four-room "bungalow" building on the Douglas Road side of the property. By 1925, four more rooms were added to house the student population of this rapidly growing district, which peaked at 580 by 1930. After World War II, the old school was designated as a junior high school and in 1949, the present building was opened on an expanded site. By 1953 and 1955 the school received more additions to accommodate a student enrolment that had expanded to thirteen hundred students. The original gray building was demolished in 1956 and the bungalow building, which had served for many years as the elementary school, was destroyed by fire in 1989.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS207 and MSS036
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Evelyn Salisbury collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1985]
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 2 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of textual records and photographs that were collected by Lillian Evelyn Salisbury during her lifetime as a citizen of Burnaby. Records document historical sites and events in and related to Burnaby, as well as various heritage groups and events in British Columbia. Included in …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1985]
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Physical Description
ca. 2 m of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS985-04
BHS985-15
BHS986-12
BHS986-25
BHS986-26
BHS987-4
BHS989-13
BHS989-18
BHS991-24
Scope and Content
Collection consists of textual records and photographs that were collected by Lillian Evelyn Salisbury during her lifetime as a citizen of Burnaby. Records document historical sites and events in and related to Burnaby, as well as various heritage groups and events in British Columbia. Included in this collection are the publication and papers related to the "Metrotown - Burnaby Heritage Resource Inventory."
History/Biography
Lillian Evelyn Salisbury was born in 1915 and moved to Burnaby in 1945. She had three children with her husband Fred: Gordon, Lorne, and Karen. While living in Burnaby, she worked with the Red Cross blood donor clinic and the Burnaby Health Unit. In 1958, she participated in the Greater Vancouver Health League’s campaign for fluoridation as the Health Chairman of the Burnaby Parent-Teacher Council. Evelyn Salisbury served two-year terms as secretary, vice-president and president of the Burnaby Historical Society and spearheaded a 1985 project to record Burnaby’s historical inventory of churches, schools, industries, homes and other pre-1930 buildings. When the building of Metrotown shopping centre threatened to clear historic homes in Central Park area, the society produced a record of the historic buildings in the area. In 1988, as president of the Burnaby Historical Society, she convinced City of Burnaby aldermen to set up a heritage advisory committee. She was appointed to the Burnaby Centennial Committee the next year and in 1990 she was named Citizen of the Year by the Burnaby City Council. She died in 1991. During her lifetime, Evelyn Salisbury endeavoured to collect papers of historical significance.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Includes 70 photographs, 1 map, 1 programme, 3 booklets, 2 books, and 2 badges.
BHS145, BHS177, BHS178, BHS195, BHS221, BHS261, MSS061
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 m of textual records, graphic material, and cartographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: Follow That Fire series; and General and Administrative Files.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Physical Description
1 m of textual records, graphic material, and cartographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: Follow That Fire series; and General and Administrative Files.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
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Vera Jackson Pel collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original)-1991
Collection/Fonds
Vera Jackson Pel collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records and 9 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and textual records collected by Vera Jackson Pel. These records document Pel's personal life as well as her time as a clerk at the Royal Bank in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original)-1991
Collection/Fonds
Vera Jackson Pel collection
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records and 9 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS991-15
BHS991-37
BHS992-4
BHS992-46
2010-09
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and textual records collected by Vera Jackson Pel. These records document Pel's personal life as well as her time as a clerk at the Royal Bank in Burnaby.
History/Biography
Vera Jackson’s parents Harold Joseph Jackson and Florence Colocott married in 1925 and bought a brown wooden shingled house at 3507 Booth Avenue, Burnaby, in 1926. Vera Rose Jackson was born at Mrs. Scott’s private hospital on Kingsway near Central Park December 4, 1927. Her brother Ronald Harold Jackson was born June 21, 1929. In 1934, the family moved to 2706 Cassie Avenue (later renumbered 6457). Vera attended Miss Edith Hall’s Kindergarten on Grange Street until she was old enough to enter Kingsway West as a grade one student. The family were members of the West Burnaby United Church and Vera and her brother Ron both went to Sunday school in the old Church basement. Vera attended Burnaby South High School where she met her future husband, Fred Pel. In 1944, Vera started a job at the Royal Bank in Burnaby. Besides the manager and the accountant, the entire staff at the branch were young women fresh out of school, as the men had left to serve during World War II. She worked at the Royal Bank from 1944 until 1952. During her time as clerk, she witnessed two armed robberies: one in May of 1946 and the other in January of 1948.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
MSS053, MSS069, BHS256, BHS274, BHS305
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951-1953
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
12 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby Lake interurban tramline, Tram #1234, and various stations throughout Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951-1953
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Physical Description
12 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS988-8
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby Lake interurban tramline, Tram #1234, and various stations throughout Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS208
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1964
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 files of textual records and 75 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records and photographs created by Burnaby magistrate and Freeman, George A. Grant and family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1964
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Physical Description
4 files of textual records and 75 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS990-6
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records and photographs created by Burnaby magistrate and Freeman, George A. Grant and family.
History/Biography
George Alford Grant was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 22, 1877. In 1907, George married Alice Taylor of Stonehaven, Scotland. Three of their children were born in Edinburgh: William (1908), George Jr. (1910), and Herriot (1912). By 1912, George Grant had secured a job in Burnaby at a law office and brought his family to join him. He eventually established his own law firm, Grant and MacDougal. While in Burnaby, Alice and George Grant would have two more children, Alastair and Millie. During World War I, George served in the 11th Irish Fusiliers of Vancouver and reached the rank of Captain. Upon returning to Burnaby, George would go on to have a long and distinguished career, serving for over 43 years holding both official and unofficial offices in Burnaby – a record of service for which he received both local recognition and the Order of the British Empire. Between 1921 and 1931, George sat on the Burnaby School Board and also served as the Municipal Solicitor in the 1930s. Alice Grant became a life member of the Provincial Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (as well as the Col. Hart McHarg Chapter) in 1935 and George was a Burnaby Police Magistrate for 13 years, until 1954. During this time, he was recognized for his patience and fairness and the BC Borstal Association benefited from his active interest for many years. George also served as chairman of the West Burnaby Liberal Association from 1925 to 1938, heading the New Westminster Federal Riding Association in 1938. In January 1955, he was presented with the Gold Key award by the Municipality of Burnaby. Alice Grant died in May of 1954 and her husband died ten years later on April 30, 1964.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS243, MSS048
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-1960
Collection/Fonds
Grace Dickie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 cm textual records and 24 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting the staff and students at Valleyview Kindergarten, Douglas Road School and Brentwood Park School. Also included is Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership list from Valleyview Kindergarten.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-1960
Collection/Fonds
Grace Dickie collection
Physical Description
1 cm textual records and 24 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS989-3
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting the staff and students at Valleyview Kindergarten, Douglas Road School and Brentwood Park School. Also included is Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership list from Valleyview Kindergarten.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS215, MSS043
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925-[195-]
Collection/Fonds
Helen Davy collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs that depict Burnaby events and locations, including: Burnaby May Day ca. 1930; cast members of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" at Edmonds School ca. 1940; Edmonds Street School Officials with United Nations Flag; Kitchener School class ca. 1934; Burnaby South Class …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925-[195-]
Collection/Fonds
Helen Davy collection
Physical Description
8 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS985-8
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs that depict Burnaby events and locations, including: Burnaby May Day ca. 1930; cast members of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" at Edmonds School ca. 1940; Edmonds Street School Officials with United Nations Flag; Kitchener School class ca. 1934; Burnaby South Class ca. 1940; and 2 photographs of 1925 Burnaby May Day.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS138
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913- [1952]
Collection/Fonds
Kay North collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and 13 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Riverway Mission Sunday school classes and the Cropley/Rorison family, as well as a 1914 Deed of Land and 1913 Agreement of Sale of Land for the Cropley family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913- [1952]
Collection/Fonds
Kay North collection
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and 13 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS991-04
BHS991-38
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Riverway Mission Sunday school classes and the Cropley/Rorison family, as well as a 1914 Deed of Land and 1913 Agreement of Sale of Land for the Cropley family.
History/Biography
Kay Rorison North was one of the twin daughters of Burnaby pioneers carpenter William Rorison and his wife Alma Cropley Rorison. Kay and her twin sister Evelyn were nine months old when the family (she and her twin, her parents and two older brothers Bill and Hugh) moved to Burnaby in 1922. The youngest, John, was still to arrive. Her grandmother, Matilda Louise Cropley, bought three acres of land on Marine Drive (then called River Road) in South Burnaby. William Rorison built two houses on that property: one for his family and, six years, later one for his wife's mother (who was widowed by this time). They built a barn on the property and kept cows, goats and the occasional pig. Her father built wooden toys for the children - even board games. The children enjoyed having their grandmother Cropley living so close to them while they were growing up, especially when they were teenagers and she would have them over for dinner. Kay Rorison went to Riverway West School with thirty-one other children, grades one to four together in the one-room school house. She also attended Sunday school at Riverway mission for eight years and taught it there for another fifteen. Kay Rorison North and her husband Doug have two daughters.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS269, MSS051
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925-1960]
Collection/Fonds
Keel Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the Keel family home on what would become the McPherson Junior High School site (at 5455 Rumble Street).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925-1960]
Collection/Fonds
Keel Family fonds
Physical Description
3 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the Keel family home on what would become the McPherson Junior High School site (at 5455 Rumble Street).
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS279
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915-1963]
Collection/Fonds
Love Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 photographs
Scope and Content
Photographs show the family and home of early Burnaby resident, Jesse Love.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915-1963]
Collection/Fonds
Love Family fonds
Physical Description
5 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS989-24
BHS991-29
Scope and Content
Photographs show the family and home of early Burnaby resident, Jesse Love.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS232, BHS264
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Margaret McCallum collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906-1958
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 29 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the E.W. Nicholson Dairy in the Broadview District and May Day, as well as newspaper clippings and pamphlets that include maps and the history of Burnaby, with some focus on the Broadview district.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906-1958
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 29 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS986-42
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the E.W. Nicholson Dairy in the Broadview District and May Day, as well as newspaper clippings and pamphlets that include maps and the history of Burnaby, with some focus on the Broadview district.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS375, MSS029
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927-1952]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
7 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs that depict Burnaby in the early 20th century. Photograhps show the Capitol Hill School class, 1927-28; the Diamond Jubilee Parade with Queen Doreen Hings; and a three-part panorama of Hythe Avenue ca. 1949 along with a photo of a group of North Burnaby residents …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927-1952]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Physical Description
7 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS986-11
BHS986-40
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs that depict Burnaby in the early 20th century. Photograhps show the Capitol Hill School class, 1927-28; the Diamond Jubilee Parade with Queen Doreen Hings; and a three-part panorama of Hythe Avenue ca. 1949 along with a photo of a group of North Burnaby residents 1942-1943.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS161
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek Corrigan (2002-present). The fonds consists of the following series: Sister Cities files; Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files; City Council and Council Committees files; Pioneer Tales files; and Mayor’s Office files.
History/Biography
On September 22, 1892 the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was established by letters patent. An integral component of this incorporation was the creation of the office of the Reeve (later called Mayor). The Reeve was to serve as the Head and Chief Executive Officer of Burnaby and was to lead the City Council in the governing of the Corporation. Burnaby’s first Reeve and Council were elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892, with formal elections held by ballot three months later. From 1893 until 1977 the Reeve and Council were elected for one-year terms, but the practice of annual elections was abandoned in favour of two-year terms in 1977. The current practice of holding elections every three years was begun in 1987. Elections of Reeve and Council were suspended altogether in 1933, however, as a financial crisis in the Corporation resulted in the Province intervening and assuming control of the local government. For ten years, Commissioners were appointed by the Provincial Government to manage the affairs of the Municipality, but by January 1943, the situation had been remedied and local elections were once again held. From 1892 until 1968 the Chief Executive Officer in Burnaby was known as “Reeve” but this nomenclature changed with revisions to the Local Government Act in the latter part of the Twentieth Century. In 1968, the Province altered the Act and abolished the practice of assigning different titles to the members of Council based on Municipal Classification and introduced "Mayor" and "Alderman" as terms applicable in all Municipalities not just those of a certain size or with a certain number of citizens. From that point on, the CEO of Burnaby has been referred to as the Mayor of the City. Despite these changes in election procedures, naming protocols, and the disruption caused by the financial crisis in the 1930s and 1940s, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor have remained relatively stable throughout the years. As Head and Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor is responsible for ensuring that the principles of law and good government are enforced in Burnaby. This includes the task of overseeing the conduct of officers and employees and directing the management of municipal business and affairs as well as chairing the meetings of Council and appointing Council Committee members. The Mayor is also charged with the duty of representing the City at public functions, in meetings with visiting dignitaries, and in participating in local community and fundraising events. Initially, the Municipal Clerk assisted the Mayor in his work by handling most correspondence and clerical tasks of the office. Today, however, the Mayor’s office retains its own administrative staff who are responsible for facilitating all schedules and arrangements for the Mayor along with coordinating his/her internal and external contacts and events. The following individuals have served as Reeve or Mayor of Burnaby: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Shou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 J. W. Weart 1911-1912 D. C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 T. Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 W. L. Burdick 1929 W. A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorely 1954-1957 Alan H. Emmott 1958-1968 Robert W. Prittie 1969-1973 Thomas W. Constable 1973-1979 David M. Mercier 1979-1981 William A. Lewarne 1981-1987 William J. Copeland 1987-1996 Douglas P. Drummond 1996-2002 Derek Corrigan 2002-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: John Bennett 1932-1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R. S. Gilchrist 1941* B. C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904] - 1994
Collection/Fonds
Norah Code collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records and 25 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Central Park ca. 1904, as well as various 1958 BC Centennial events and people. Also included are photographs and news clippings related to the old Bonsor Hall, and scrapbooks about the Burnaby Rhythm Rascals seniors' music troupe.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904] - 1994
Collection/Fonds
Norah Code collection
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records and 25 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS997-05
2010-09
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Central Park ca. 1904, as well as various 1958 BC Centennial events and people. Also included are photographs and news clippings related to the old Bonsor Hall, and scrapbooks about the Burnaby Rhythm Rascals seniors' music troupe.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection.
Photo catalogue 345, MSS126
Photographs in this collection were taken and compiled by Norah Code, former editor of the "Burnaby Courier" newspaper during the course of her work for the newspaper.
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North Burnaby Fish and Game Club fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-1970
Collection/Fonds
North Burnaby Fish and Game Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 1 photograph
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one minute book and one photograph created by the North Burnaby Fish and Game Club.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-1970
Collection/Fonds
North Burnaby Fish and Game Club fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 1 photograph
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS991-31
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one minute book and one photograph created by the North Burnaby Fish and Game Club.
History/Biography
The North Burnaby Fish and Game Club was created from a desire from Burnaby citizens for a club for sports fishermen, hunters and archers. The inaugural meeting was held January 31, 1956 and Bill Killer, Maurice Griffin, Lloyd Smith, Gerry Wells, Joe Shand, Carson White and Bob Maitland were empowered by the sixty men present to form the organization. The Club was officially registered in Victoria on March 12, 1958.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS265, MSS063
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911-1952
Collection/Fonds
Olive Cullum collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 3 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and a newspaper clipping related to North Burnaby and the Almon family. Photographs depict groups and homes at 4712 Union Street and 4900 Union Street and a view of the site at Alpha and Parker now occupied by Alpha High School.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911-1952
Collection/Fonds
Olive Cullum collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 3 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS985-27
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and a newspaper clipping related to North Burnaby and the Almon family. Photographs depict groups and homes at 4712 Union Street and 4900 Union Street and a view of the site at Alpha and Parker now occupied by Alpha High School.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS022, BHS154
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Parks and Recreation Department fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990
Collection/Fonds
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of five series: Commission Records; Parks Administration Files; Parks and Recreation Photograph collection; Cultural Services and Special Events files.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990
Collection/Fonds
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of five series: Commission Records; Parks Administration Files; Parks and Recreation Photograph collection; Cultural Services and Special Events files.
History/Biography
The Parks and Recreation Department changed its name to the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department in 1997. This was done to better reflect the department's mandate to operate a major art centre, heritage facility, and to provide extensive cultural services and support to organizations in addition to parks and recreation services.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
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Peers Family and Hill Family fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 1200 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records, primarily photographs, compiled by various members of both the Hill and Peers families that document their lives during the early days of settlement in Burnaby. The fonds is arranged in three series: (1). Legal documents and certificates which include records of citizen…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Physical Description
ca. 1200 photographs and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
2007-12
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records, primarily photographs, compiled by various members of both the Hill and Peers families that document their lives during the early days of settlement in Burnaby. The fonds is arranged in three series: (1). Legal documents and certificates which include records of citizenship, wills and other official papers pertaining to the life and activities of L. Claude Hill; (2). Peers photograph album which contains photographs of the Peers family’s Burnaby Lake home, Greyfriars, as well as pictures taken by Arthur Peers during his work and travels throughout British Columbia in the first part of the 20th century; and (3) Kitty Hill Peers family photographs which make up the majority of the fonds and range in scope from photographs of the family of Claude Hill and early Burnaby Lake residents and scenes to pictures Kitty took as an adult documenting the growth of her own family. Also included in this series are a number of photographs showing Yellow Point, Vancouver Island, where the Peers and Hill families often vacationed.
History/Biography
Bob Peers was born William John Peers, the son of real estate broker and early Burnaby resident, Francis John Peers and his wife Elizabeth Frisby. Originally from England, the family moved to Vancouver in 1905 and soon after settled at Burnaby Lake. The family included one daughter (Mary Elizabeth Dora) and four boys (Arthur Francis, William John “Bob”, Geoffrey Hugh, and Richard Dominic). When they arrived in Burnaby, Francis Peers purchased a piece of land from another early settler, Claude Hill, and built the family home “Greyfriars” near Deer Lake. The children attended school in the home of Miss Harriet Woodward, the first school to be held in the Burnaby Lake area. In 1925, Bob married Claude Hill’s daughter and another former pupil of “Miss Harry’s,” Kitty Hill. Kitty (born Katherine Maude Hill) was the only child of Burnaby pioneers L. Claude Hill and Annie Sara Kenrick. Having moved to the Burnaby Lake area in the early 1890s, Claude went on to operate a successful strawberry farm and soon became active in the political development of Burnaby – being elected to the first Burnaby Council and serving from 1892-1894 and again from 1909-1910. The first Hill family home, “Brookfield,” was sold around 1907 and the family moved to their new home, “Broadview,” which was also built in the vicinity of Deer Lake. In 1925, Bob and Kitty were married and they went on to have three children, Robert C.K., Barbara (later Barbara Jeffrey), and Anne (later Anne Latham).
Formats
All photographic records have been scanned and are saved in jpeg format on the City of Burnaby network. Archival master copies have also been produced in tiff format and have been burned to CD for preservation purposes.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Easthope family collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924-1982
Collection/Fonds
Easthope family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
79 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, records and film footage related to the Easthope family, including George Jr. and Dorothy May's home at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924-1982
Collection/Fonds
Easthope family collection
Physical Description
79 photographs and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2003-06
BHS2003-10
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, records and film footage related to the Easthope family, including George Jr. and Dorothy May's home at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby.
History/Biography
The Easthope family has lived in Burnaby since 1889, when Ernest and Ann Easthope emigrated from Wolverhapton, England with eight of their nine children and settled in the Edmonds district. They later moved to Vancouver where Ernest started Easthope Bros., a marine engine business on Georgia Street with two of his sons, Percy and George. George married Elizabeth Tisdale of Sapperton BC in 1902 and in 1905, George Jr. was born, eventually having eight siblings. In 1926, the family moved to Lochdale, Burnaby, where the children attended St. Helen's Catholic private school, Capitol Hill School and Burnaby North High School. George Jr. married Dorothy May Parkes (born 1903), and by 1930, they had built a house at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby where they lived for the rest of their married lives. George Jr. died in 1986.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Includes 1 architectural drawing, 7 reels of film, and 2 pieces of film editing equipment.
BHS451, MSS105, MSS106
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913-1961
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 13 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and textual records related to the Pitman family and collected by Gwen Pitman. Photographs depict the Pitman family and the Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company horse team, truck, office and sled (on McKay Avenue) and the Patterson Avenue Station.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913-1961
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 13 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS986-35
BHS992-29
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and textual records related to the Pitman family and collected by Gwen Pitman. Photographs depict the Pitman family and the Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company horse team, truck, office and sled (on McKay Avenue) and the Patterson Avenue Station.
History/Biography
Ernest Pitman owned a men’s furnishings store in Weston super Mare, England. He and Mary Jane “Jean” Gill were married in Cardiff, Wales and their children; Clifford, Dorothy, Marjorie and Gwendolyn were all born in Weston super Mare, England. The family of six came to Canada in 1912, settling in Burnaby in 1914. Ernest Pitman had to clear the lot at 2766 Cassie of tree stumps before Mr. Mansell could build their wooden four room house. The family moved to Victoria in 1920, renting out the house on Cassie, and returning to it in 1922. The Pitman children attended Kingsway West School and Burnaby South High School. Ernest Pitman bought a dry goods store near the corner of McKay and Kingsway and renamed it McKay Dry Goods Store in 1926. The store enlarged when Lloyd’s Studio closed and included post-office, ladies and men’s wear, children and baby’s wear. The older children Dorothy and Gwen were the first employees; working at the store after school and on Saturdays. Clifford and Marge served through the years as well. McKay Dry Goods closed in the late 1950s but the structure still stands. Ernest Pitman opened his second shop; Jubilee Dry Goods and Men’s Furnishings in 1930 (the area was then known as Shacktown). In 1935 the premises expanded to embrace the old Wray shoe store and post office. Jubilee was first managed by his older daughter Dorothy but when she married Dave Howat his second daughter Gwen took over as manageress. In 1961 Gwen Pitman won the Show Window Contest (in the small retail outlets category) receiving a prize of $100.00 from the Burnaby Chamber of Commerce. She continued to run the store until she closed it for the last time in 1971 and retired. The other children lived their adult lives in Burnaby as well; Clifford Pitman and his wife raised two boys on Rumble Street and Marjorie Pitman Everett and her husband raised three children in the Grange-Willingdon area. Ernest Pitman was the brother-in-law of Willard H. Hoyt of Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company on McKay Avenue.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS186, MSS075, BHS292
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and e…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS996-06
BHS996-08
BHS999-13
BHS992-39
BHS989-28
BHS2004-02
BHS996-16
BHS991-7
BHS992-56
Scope and Content
Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and essays penned by her. Also included are a series of research files (mainly newspaper clippings) collected and organized for her own personal use.
History/Biography
Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. She served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." Pixie also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. The residents of Burnaby suffered a great loss when Pixie McGeachie passed away in August of 2010. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading room at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collectiion
BHS299, BHS237, BHS332, BHS460, MSS054, MSS065, MSS135, MSS136
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1940-2005
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
80m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created during the regular conduct of business by the Planning Department and its predecessor agencies according to their mandate of providing professional and technical advice to Council on the current and future uses of City land and resources. The fonds is organi…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1940-2005
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Physical Description
80m of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created during the regular conduct of business by the Planning Department and its predecessor agencies according to their mandate of providing professional and technical advice to Council on the current and future uses of City land and resources. The fonds is organized into the following series: Planning Department Government files; Regulations and Controls series; Property Files; Planning – General Files; Planning – Economic and Finance Files; Planning – Sociology and Demography Files; Planning – Municipal Design Files; Transportation Files; Planning Services; Planning – Facilities; Environmental Factors; Housing and Residential Development; Commerce and Industry; Redevelopment and Urban Renewal; Studies, Reports, and Conferences; Subdivision Control files; Strata Title Properties; Preliminary Plan Approval series; Planning Department Rezoning files and Planning Department Photograph series.
History/Biography
The City of Burnaby Planning Department was established on October 9, 1956 when the City Council unanimously carried the motion to create a distinct department to deal with planning issues within the City and appointed Mr. William John Blakely as its head. This decision followed a report and recommendation made by the City’s Chief Administrative Officer which indicated that the role of the Planning Engineer and his staff had quickly expanded to become a separate division within the Engineering Department and that they were functioning as an independent unit in all but name. The proposed separation of the Engineering and Planning departments had been in the works since the early part of 1956 when staff changes and restructuring within the Engineering Department’s Planning Division illustrated the undermanned condition of the Planning Engineer’s office. As a result, Council asked the Chief Administrative Officer to undertake a study examining the feasibility of creating a distinct Planning Department. This report was delivered to Council on July 3, 1956 but was laid over until a Committee of the Council had the opportunity to study the functions of the Planning department to determine the necessity of the proposal. The Committee’s findings were in line with the initial report and the Planning Department was established with a staff of nine (the head Planning Engineer, an Administrative Planner, three Research Planning Assistants, a Draughtsman, a Subdivision Control Clerk, a department Clerk and a Clerk Stenographer). This new department was to offer advice and carry out the work intensive in matters such as zoning and rezoning applications, subdivision control, traffic and transportation planning, and general City planning schemes. Prior to the creation of the Planning Department, a number of bodies within the City had been responsible for fulfilling the functions carried out by this new unit. In the earliest years of the City, the members of Council were responsible for matters of planning and were assisted in their job by the City’s Engineer or any number of hired consultants (e.g. surveyors, cartographers). By 1906, however, the provincial laws surrounding the subdivision process had changed, and local governments were charged with the task of approving all private subdivision plans in their respective Municipalities. In Burnaby, the City Council passed a bylaw decreeing that all subdivision plans were to be submitted to Council for review and the City Engineer was responsible for ensuring compliance with the law. After the first Town Planning Bylaw in 1924 which restricted the type and size of construction that could occur in certain City areas, the Engineering and Building departments were to work together to oversee the enforcement of the Bylaw and the development of City plans. The scope and competence required to carry out this work grew as Burnaby’s population expanded, and in 1930 Council passed the Town Planning Commission Bylaw (No. 1028) that saw the creation of a permanent body – the Town Planning Commission – which was to serve as an advisory body to help direct the planning activities in the City while the actual work continued to be carried out by the Engineering Department. This body was comprised of the Reeve, the Chairman of the School Board, the Chairman of the Park Committee (later, the Board of Parks Commissioners), and six appointed citizens who served three-year terms. Council referred all matters of subdivisions, transportation planning, and rezoning to this Commission, which was later supported in its work by several other special or standing committees such as the Subdivision Committee, the Apartment Committee, the Transportation Committee or the Town Planning Board of Appeal. By 1953 it became apparent that the advisory committees that were dedicated to these planning issues needed a permanent staff to carry out the work intensive, so a restructuring of the Engineering department resulted in a permanent Planning Engineer’s office being created. The Town Planning Commission continued in its advisory capacity even after the determination came in 1956 to create a separate Planning Department. When Bylaw No. 4473 was passed in 1963, the Town Planning Commission was disbanded in favor of a new Advisory Planning Commission that would turn over all routine matters such as subdivision and rezoning applications to the Planning Department but would offer advice and community input into the more complex planning schemes within the City and act as an intermediary in cases where Council and Planning staff were in disagreement. A new Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw (No. 7600) was adopted in 1980 which allowed for even greater community participation in the planning process. The Planning Department was initially responsible to report directly to Council, but in 1957 the administrative structure of Municipal staff changed with the introduction of the Burnaby Municipal Manager Bylaw (No. 3859) and from that point on the head of the Planning Department held a direct reporting relationship to the Municipal Manager, who in turn was responsible for reporting the activities of the Department to the City Council. Over the years, the internal structure and the scope of responsibilities of the Department have changed during periods of staff reorganizations, but it has come to be comprised of two divisions: Current and Long Range Planning. The functions of the Current Planning Division include rezoning, subdivision, development plan areas, preliminary plan approvals, urban design, heritage planning, and urban trails and bicycle routes. The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for environmental planning concerns, transportation planning, housing, neighborhood area planning, social planning and planning information services. The following individuals have served as Planning Engineer and/or Director of the Planning Department for the City of Burnaby: William John Blakely 1954-1956 (as Planning Engineer) 1956-1963 (as Head of the Department) Anthony P. Parr 1964-1993 Don G. Stenson 1993-2001 Jack S. Belhouse 2001-2006 Basil Luksun 2006-2012 Lou Pelletier 2012-present
Formats
Microforms exist for some records. See series descriptions.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1916 (date of original) -1999
Collection/Fonds
Ramsey family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a photocopied certificate of birth for Eva Lilian Ramsey [Ramsay] as well as handwritten accounts of Ramsey family history and two family photographs.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1916 (date of original) -1999
Collection/Fonds
Ramsey family collection
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a photocopied certificate of birth for Eva Lilian Ramsey [Ramsay] as well as handwritten accounts of Ramsey family history and two family photographs.
History/Biography
Edwin Ramsey came to Canada from Scotland when he was about eleven years old. He was given farmland and quickly became an avid farmer. Edwin Ramsey married Annie Plummer in about 1893. This was Annie Plummer’s second marriage. In the early years of their marriage, Edwin and Annie Ramsey lived in Orange Ridge, Manitoba and operated a store and post office. Their first child, Queenie was born November 11, 1895. Albert Edwin Ramsey was born January 27, 1898. Eva Lilian Ramsey was born January 24, 1900. Jessica “Jessie” Ramsey was born two years later. The Ramseys then headed to New Westminster. By 1905 they had bought ‘the Park” (what is now Robert Burnaby Park) off of Mr. Wintermute for $4000 cash. They moved into a large house already constructed on the property. The park was full of apple trees, a garden, pigs, two cows, horses and a buggy and wagon with a barn near the second street entrance. By now, the eldest, Queenie was enrolled at Burnaby’s first school. Twins Ernest “Ernie” and Dorothy “Doll” were born in 1906. Eva started at Edmonds School in 1908 when it was just built. Her siblings Queenie, Bert, Jeanie and twins Ernie and Doll Ramsey all attended the school as well. In 1909 the Ramseys sold the park to Mr. Vidal of New Westminster and his syndicate along with a portable mill to Pemberton & Sons and received enough money to buy six lots on 12th Avenue where they built a large house. Gordon “Gord” Ramsey was born in that house in 1909. Soon after, they sold the house and moved to Blaine for six months, then on to Bellingham. This is where they remained until Edwin and Annie divorced in 1914. Edwin moved alone to Alberta and Annie moved back to Burnaby with their children. Annie moved her family back to Burnaby and her eldest child, Albert Edwin “Bert” Ramsey began attending the University of British Columbia where he studied to become a doctor. He joined the army in May of 1916, went to war and was killed at Vimy Ridge on April 12, 1917 at the age of nineteen. As Mr. Vital and his syndicate were to go to war as captains, Mr. Vital gave up the park property and Annie was able to take it back. Unfortunately, the new initiative of taxing wild lands caused Annie to loose the park property through tax sale proceedings; she then entered into a lease agreement with Burnaby which allowed her to stay on at "the Park." With twelve years of piano training, Annie was considered a talented musician and played the piano at St. Alban’s church for many years. Annie Ramsey died on October 3, 1926. Jessica, Dorothy and Queenie all moved to the United States. Gordon married a woman named Irene. Eva Ramsey married William “Bill” Anderson at the St. Stephen’s Church in New Westminster on July 7, 1919. She and Bill were the first couple to marry there. They held their wedding reception at “the Park.” In 1921, Bill and Eva bought a home at 723 Second Street for $2450. They had one daughter, Dorothy "Dot" Anderson. Dot later married Robert V. “Bob” Douglas. Eva Lillian (Ramsey) Anderson died in 1995.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Photo catalogue 399, MSS154
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original) -1964
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 35 photographs of the Ward and Hardy famillies in their daily lives and work, including photographs of teachers and students at South Burnaby High School, and special events such as the Burnaby Civic employees union picnic, the Diamond Jubilee Parade, Princess Margaret's visit and…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original) -1964
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
BHS1993-09
2014-16
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 35 photographs of the Ward and Hardy famillies in their daily lives and work, including photographs of teachers and students at South Burnaby High School, and special events such as the Burnaby Civic employees union picnic, the Diamond Jubilee Parade, Princess Margaret's visit and May Day at Central Park. The fonds also includes a Hardy family "Book of Household Expenses, 1939-1941" and emphemera documenting Katherine (Hardy) Raasheer's student life at a variety of Burnaby schools and programs from the opening of the Burnaby Municipal Hall in 1956 and a Corporation of Burnaby Service Awards ceremony in 1964.
History/Biography
Richard Hardy was born in Fishborn Alberta on November 3, 1910 where he lived until 1922 when his family moved to a house at 1127 Edmonds Avenue in Burnaby (the home of his maternal grandparents). His parents, John Harrison Hardy and Gertrude Hephezebarh (nee Ward) moved here with their four children, Edith, Richard (Dick), Geoffrey and John Edward (Jack). Richard's mother, Gertrude Hephezebah (nee Ward) was born in Barrie, Ontario. His father, John Harrison Hardy, was born in Yorkshire, England and came to Canada in 1899, settling at Pincer Creek area of Southern Alberta. In about 1910, Richard's grandparents, Col. James Edward Ward and his wife Hephzibah (nee Hale) moved from Alberta to Burnaby. Col. Ward was the postmaster in the Lozell's area of Burnaby and was a city councillor for the District of Burnaby in 1915. Richard was enrolled at Edmonds Street School for his elementary school years, and later attended Burnaby South High School for two years taking a commercial course.The family attended St. Alban's Anglican Church.While Richard was a student, he and his brother Geoff delivered newspapers in the area making about $12 per month. In 1911, Richard joined the Burnaby Boy Scouts and continued to be involved for the next 40 years. In 1927, at the age of 17 years, Richard (Dick) began work for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby as an office boy in the Treasurer's Department and retired as Tax Collections Supervisor in 1973 after 45 years of service. From September 1942 until his discharge in 1946, Richard served in WWII in the Canadian Army. His brother, Jack, served in the Canadian Air Force and was killed in April,1943. In 1933, Richard's parents moved back to Alberta with three of their children, leaving Richard in the family home on Edmonds Street as he was employed at the City Hall. In 1939 after courting Mabel Lilian Young, of New Westminster, Dick and Mabel (Mabs) married. Prior to her marriage, Mabel was employed as a teacher at the Burnaby South High School. Mabel and Dick had two daughters, Lynne, born in 1941 and Katherine, born in 1947. The family lived on Edmonds Street until 1947 when they moved into their second home in Burnaby at 2006 Buller Avenue (now 7185 Buller Avenue). In 1960, Mabel and Dick moved to their third Burnaby home, located at 4337 Wildwood Crescent. Mabel died in 1980, and Dick continued to live in this house until 1983. Following this, he moved to an apartment for one year but missing his garden, he bought a small house with a large yard located at 8452 16th Avenue, again in Burnaby. He stayed in this house from 1985 until 1998 when he could no longer live independently. He moved to assisted living at Canada Way Lodge then his last move was to the nearby George Derby Centre where he lived for a few months before dying in August, 2001. Dick loved to hike and camp and enjoyed his family and his garden.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Photo catalogue 312, MSS080, MSS183, photo catalogue 570
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Riverway School PTA collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1967
Collection/Fonds
Riverway School PTA collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the Riverway West School PTA scrapbook and photographs.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1967
Collection/Fonds
Riverway School PTA collection
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the Riverway West School PTA scrapbook and photographs.
History/Biography
The original Riverway West School was a one room school house built in 1923 just west of the ravine at Sussex Avenue and Marine Drive. Miss Marion Swanson was the first teacher and the first custodian was Mr. Morrison. Miss Carrie Kidd taught from 1924 to 1935, with the enrolment increasing from eighteen in 1924 to forty-two pupils in 1929, and including grades one to seven. In 1930 grades one to four were at Riverway while the older students went to Nelson. It continued on in this manner; as a one-room school of four grades until 1952. As the school was seen by parents to be “greatly lacking” for students and teachers “in comfortable accommodations and vital equipment necessary for their extra curricular and recreational needs, such as were enjoyed by children in the larger schools” they formed a Parent Teacher Association in September of 1951 to remedy the situation. From the beginning the PTA was very active in making its desires known to the School Board and “the school was very fortunate to have an organisation which put forth such a united effort on behalf of the children”. Their first bazaar fundraiser allowed them to purchase a hot plate and the necessary utensils to provide the students with soup and cocoa during the cold weather. At their request, the School Board improved the electrical wiring in the school (so that they could use the hotplate) and built a roof over the stairs to the basement and provided more sports equipment for the children. Art classes and piano classes were started through the efforts of the members and also (in 1953) a cub pack and a brownie pack with PTA members as Cub Leaders and Brownie Leaders. A ditto machine and the starting of a school library were the direct results of successful bazaars held by the PTA. The PTA also made a survey of the school district in 1951 to analyse the future school population and presented the results to the School Board. Following this, a portable unit was erected beside the existing school house for use the following September (this portable was in use until 1958). In the late 1950s, the PTA approached the School Board and the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission and proposed a park on the grounds adjacent to their school to relieve a playfield deficiency. The creation of Riverway West Park was the direct result of this proposal. As Parks Planner Paul Stocksted pointed out in 1961, “All of this would not have been possible had not the people associated with the PTA insisted on the solution to the problem of inadequate play areas.” In 1957 the first unit of the new Riverway West School underwent construction. Designed by Carlberg and Jackson with Remigio Maniaga as the contractor, it was completed in September of 1957 and consisted of four classrooms, an activity room and administration facilities. A two classroom addition (again designed by Carlberg and Jackson) was completed on the last day of 1959; just three months after its construction began. In order to preserve the memory of all that the PTA had accomplished, a Riverway West History Book was created by the 1960-1961 PTA members. Notably; Mrs. R. Eichler, Historian, Mrs. C.L. James, Assistant Historian, Mrs. Gordon Dowding, Photographer and Mr. Rod Beaton who designed the cover.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS273, MSS068
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-2002
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records and 134 photographs
Scope and Content
Records consist of papers created and collected by Robert Prittie, former Mayor of Burnaby. Records include photographs of Mayor Prittie during official City functions as well as the textual records that he created and collected during his political career, including election materials. Also includ…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-2002
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records and 134 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Records consist of papers created and collected by Robert Prittie, former Mayor of Burnaby. Records include photographs of Mayor Prittie during official City functions as well as the textual records that he created and collected during his political career, including election materials. Also included are photographic postcards of Burnaby as well as pamphlets related to various groups and organizations.
History/Biography
Born in North Vancouver on December 5, 1919, Robert “Bob” William Prittie was the first of four sons born to Wilmot Prittie and Mary Adair. As a child, his health was weaker than younger brothers Bill, Eric and Halford, as he suffered from Polio and asthma. Bob was an industrious youth who left school early to work in a department store warehouse. At the outbreak of World War Two, Bob enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent the duration of the war serving on the ground in Canada at the Patricia Bay Air Force Base and the No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School in Manitoba, completing his high school education through correspondence courses. While at the Patricia Bay Air Force Base, he met pre-school teacher Grace King of Sidney, Vancouver Island. By 1940 they were married and soon after, had their first son, Robert King. In 1945, Bob was discharged from the air force with the rank of sergeant and entered the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in history. After the war, Bob spent a few years working in Ottawa as a foreign-service officer, but he returned to UBC in 1949, receiving a diploma in education (post-graduate studies at Laval University and Western Washington State College). Robert returned to Burnaby in 1950 following the tragic death of their son. Robert immediately began teaching. Over the next thirteen years, he taught at Sperling Avenue School, McPherson Park Junior High School, Burnaby South High School and Burnaby North High School. He and Grace went on to have three more children; Heather in 1951, Bruce in 1953 and Ian in 1955. In 1959 he was elected to serve as a member of the municipal Council, re-elected and serving until the end of his term in 1962 when he left to serve as Member of Parliament for the Burnaby-Richmond riding. He held that office until 1968. In January 1969, Bob first took office as Mayor of Burnaby and in that capacity served on the GVRD as a Director for a number of years. In May of 1973, Bob decided to resign as Mayor of Burnaby in order to take up a position as Assistant Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs and in 1975 he was appointed as the Minister of Municipal Affairs – a post he held for a short time. After his tenure as Minister, Robert retired from public life and he and his second wife Isobel Pothecary moved to Victoria. Isobel had three children from a previous marriage; Alan, Deirdre and Fiona. Robert Prittie left an enduring legacy for the citizens of Burnaby as a champion of schools, libraries and parks and recreation programs. In 1978 he was awarded the title of "Freeman of the Municipality" and in 1991 a new branch of the Burnaby Public Library was opened and named after him, His status as Freeman and the naming of the library in his honour are testament to his record of service and dedication to the community and its citizens. Robert Prittie died on January 14, 2002.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS368, BHS369, MSS086, photo catalogue 505, MSS128
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922-[1980] (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Ross Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records + 2 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of Ross family history, memories of the Burnaby Lake Interurban, Ross Service Station letterhead and photographs of the Ross Service Station.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922-[1980] (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Ross Family collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records + 2 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of Ross family history, memories of the Burnaby Lake Interurban, Ross Service Station letterhead and photographs of the Ross Service Station.
History/Biography
Frederick (Fred) Sullivan Ross was originally from Edinburgh and took his apprenticeship in mechanics in Glasgow prior to 1911, when he immigrated to Canada. During the First World War he returned to Britain and joined the Royal Navy. He was a Chief Petty Officer, working in the engine room of a mine sweeper in the North Atlantic. Margaret Binnie Dougal was from Linlithgow and trained as a nurse before also emigrating to Canada in 1911. She also returned to Britain during the war years, nursing at Boulogne in France and later Bristol before returning to Vancouver in 1919. She met Fred through a mutual friend, Agnes Rhind. Fred Ross married Margaret Dougal in 1920 in Vancouver, BC. Their first home was in North Vancouver were their first child, Ronald was born. In about 1921 or 1922 they moved to the Burnaby Lake area, buying a three-quarter acre parcel of land at 2974 Sprott Street and had two more children, Ian and Alistair. Fred built, owned and operated the Ross Service Station on Douglas Road, established in 1922 or 1923. The station property ran from Douglas Road up to the Douglas Road School’s fence line. After the municipality appropriated part of the property in the 1930s to create a junction for the new Grandview Highway and existing Douglas Road, Fred got permission to build an upper station with two more pumps. The driveway curved down to the station from where Sprott Street now joins Canada Way and rejoined that road near its junction with Douglas Road. At Ross Service Station, Fred did automobile repairs and used the family car, a Studebaker Commander, as a towing vehicle. He created a garden north of the service station on the upper level where he grew chrysanthemums and daises. In the 1930s, Terry Rowley worked at the service station as one of Fred’s assistants. Fred ran the station until he sold it in about 1949. Margaret Binnie Ross died December 29, 1969 at the age of eight-five and her husband Fred S. Ross died on August 21, 1971 at the age of eight-four.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Photo catalogue 358, MSS146
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Roy Staples and Hector MacCubbin collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950-1970]
Collection/Fonds
Roy Staples and Hector MacCubbin collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 18 photographs and 21 leaves of textual records pertaining to the history of Oakalla Prison Farm.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950-1970]
Collection/Fonds
Roy Staples and Hector MacCubbin collection
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
BHS985-2
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 18 photographs and 21 leaves of textual records pertaining to the history of Oakalla Prison Farm.
History/Biography
Hector MacCubbin was Principal officer at Oakalla Prison Farm - during a major disturbance in September of 1982 he fired three rounds of ammunition to prevent a mass exit from the yard. Roy Staples, former Senior Corrections Officer, has written numerous articles on Oakalla, including one on Oakalla's award winning Clydesdales.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS134
MSS018
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1945-1951
Collection/Fonds
Seaforth School collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Seaforth School classes ca. 1945-1951.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1945-1951
Collection/Fonds
Seaforth School collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Seaforth School classes ca. 1945-1951.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS355
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South Burnaby Garden Club fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-2012
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Garden Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
20 boxes of textual records and photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of all records of the South Burnaby Garden Club from their early beginnings as the Central Park Agricultural Association and Farmer's Institute (1901-1926), the South Burnaby Horticultural Association and Farmers Institute (1927-1957) to present.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-2012
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Garden Club fonds
Physical Description
20 boxes of textual records and photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of all records of the South Burnaby Garden Club from their early beginnings as the Central Park Agricultural Association and Farmer's Institute (1901-1926), the South Burnaby Horticultural Association and Farmers Institute (1927-1957) to present.
History/Biography
The South Burnaby Garden Club as formed in 1901 when a group of Central Park residents met to form a Farmers’ Institute. They leased seventeen acres of Central Park from the Provincial Government and arranged for government grants to construct a two-story building, which was built in time for the September 1901 Fall Fair. This became an annual event. In 1903 the Institute amalgamated with the South Vancouver and Burnaby Agricultural Society to become the Central Park Agricultural Association & Farmers Institute and in 1907 the membership doubled to five hundred twenty members. Increasing urbanization and World War 1 saw the last exhibition on 1919, then lease on the building expired in 1921. The society continued to meet and hold small exhibitions in rented halls under the name, The South Burnaby Horticultural Association. After several name changes, the association became the South Burnaby Garden Club in 1958 and continues to this day.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
BHS223
BHS488
Photo catalogue 489
MSS028
MSS124
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1986
Collection/Fonds
Thrussell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records and photographs created by the Thrussell family pertaining to their home and farm in the Marine Drive and Nelson area of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1986
Collection/Fonds
Thrussell Family fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records and photographs created by the Thrussell family pertaining to their home and farm in the Marine Drive and Nelson area of Burnaby.
History/Biography
Harriett Fenwick came out west from North Dakota in 1892. She married Frederick Thrussell and opened the North Arm Dairy, the Thrussell farm and family business on Marine Drive at Nelson Avenue in Burnaby. After Fred Thrussell passed away, his wife sold of the dairy equipment and stock at an auction on January 18, 1910. Their eldest daughter Mary Anne “Annie” Thrussell (later Phillips, and later again Welsh) was born in Burnaby, December 1895. After marrying her first husband, she moved to Ferndale, Washington and had their son Lawerne Phillips. In 1930, she moved to Surrey with her second husband, Jim Welsh and her second child, Hazel. Fred and Harriet's son Frederick T. Thrussell was born in Burnaby in 1901. He attended Dundonald Public School in Burnaby, with Florence M. Bowell as his teacher in 1911.As a youth, Fredrick T. Thrussell worked in a shingle mill and spent the rest of his working years in shingle and sawmills. Frederick T. Thrussell and Ruth McMillan were married March 9, 1929 and moved to Surrey. Their second daughter Ethel Thrussell (later Cleghorn) attended Alta Vista Public School as a senior in 1913 with J.G. Whiten as her teacher. Their third daughter Eva H. Thrussell went to Riverway East School with Helena F. Crake as her teacher. In 1914, she attended Nelson Avenue School with F. Anderson as her teacher. Their youngest daughter Edith Thrussell (now Cleghorn) also attended Riverway East in the same class as her sister Eva. When eldest daughter Annie celebrated her 90th birthday in December of 1985, Edith was her only living sibling.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS275, MSS070
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Tinkerbell Kindergarten fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1953-1993
Collection/Fonds
Tinkerbell Kindergarten fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 files of textual records and 49 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records and photographs created by the Tinkerbell Kindergarten, in the Capitol Hill area.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1953-1993
Collection/Fonds
Tinkerbell Kindergarten fonds
Physical Description
6 files of textual records and 49 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records and photographs created by the Tinkerbell Kindergarten, in the Capitol Hill area.
History/Biography
Tinkerbell Cooperative Kindergarten was established in 1955 when a number of mothers who felt that four and five year olds would benefit from a preschool experience met in February with the President of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and two members from the Helper's Committee of the Cooperative Play Group Association. They began meeting weekly to plan the opening of a local Play Group. On March 26 they held a salvage drive to raise funds for equipment, and with the help of the fathers, they raised $142.00, and continued to raise funds though bingo, teas, and dances. Fathers made a stove, kitchen cabinets, easels, hand carved animals, screens, shelves and a wash stand. The Cooperative Kindergarten opened April 18, 1955 with an enrollment of twenty-three children. Lucy Emma Brown is considered the founder of the school, teaching Kindergarten to almost two generations of school children on Capitol Hill, from Tinkerbell Cooperative Kindergarten's beginning in 1955 until it closed in 1968.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS246, MSS050
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