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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 m 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
1 m 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 (2002-2018).
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 2002-2018 Mike Hurley 2018-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
Creator
Mayor's Office
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original)-2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of records and photographs created and collected by the City of Burnaby Mayor's Office and desposited into the Burnaby Historical Society's community archive. The records include research files on Robert Burnaby and the city of Loughborough, UK; administrative papers and reports…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original)-2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Mayor's Office subseries
Accession Number
BHS1986-34
BHS1988-03
BHS1989-02
BHS1991-11
BHS1994-08
BHS2001-13
BHS2002-14
BHS2003-03
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of records and photographs created and collected by the City of Burnaby Mayor's Office and desposited into the Burnaby Historical Society's community archive. The records include research files on Robert Burnaby and the city of Loughborough, UK; administrative papers and reports; and photographs of Burnaby Councils and Municipal Hall among other subjects.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Mayor's Office
Notes
Title based on creator of subseries
PC185, PC185, PC252, MSS042, MSS113
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Mayor's Office General and Administration series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord158
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in the administration of the Mayor’s Office. This includes: reports, file lists, address books, subject files, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and ephemera. The Office of the Mayor is managed by an administrative staff who maintain the Mayor’s schedule, l…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Mayor's Office General and Administration series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in the administration of the Mayor’s Office. This includes: reports, file lists, address books, subject files, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and ephemera. The Office of the Mayor is managed by an administrative staff who maintain the Mayor’s schedule, liaise with other City officials, and assist the Mayor fulfill his duties and responsibilities to the citizens of Burnaby. As a by-product of these activities, the Mayor’s Office maintains files related to general administrative tasks like record-keeping as well as collecting subject files and records of general interest to the Mayor and Council. These records were used as reference material and have been maintained for their informational value.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -[199-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
40097
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Robert Burnaby including photocopied maps, articles and pages from books.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -[199-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Mayor's Office subseries
Item No.
40097
Accession Number
BHS1991-11
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Robert Burnaby including photocopied maps, articles and pages from books.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Storage Location - in last box on shelf
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1841]-1994
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs (calotype) + 1 photograph : b&w + 6 photographs : col. + 6 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the William Holmes family along with original correspondence and land title certificates.
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby and was born in Kilkenny Ireland January 4, 1812. In 1833, at the age of 20 yrs, William Holmes immigrated to Canada from Ireland in with his parents, Joseph and Jane (McCullough) Holmes and ten other family members including two of hi…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs (calotype) + 1 photograph : b&w + 6 photographs : col. + 6 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the William Holmes family along with original correspondence and land title certificates.
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby and was born in Kilkenny Ireland January 4, 1812. In 1833, at the age of 20 yrs, William Holmes immigrated to Canada from Ireland in with his parents, Joseph and Jane (McCullough) Holmes and ten other family members including two of his married brothers and their wives, two sisters with their husbands and two unmarried brothers. This was the first group of thirteen to leave Ireland and set up homesteads in Canada near the shores of Lake Huron. The family settled on land concessions in Huron County, Ontario about 14 km southeast of Goderich. The area in Huron County was first founded in 1832 by John and Samuel Holmes and the community was known as Holmes Hill before becoming Holmesville [ca. 1850]. In 1837, William Holmes is noted as owning Lot 23, Concession IX, Goderich Twp. Much of the village of Holmesville grew up around the five road concession near the border of his brother’s farm so William decided to open a store. The Holmesville post office opened on March 1, 1855 and William was appointed the first post master which he operated until May 1857. William met and married Mary Richardson in 1841 and the couple had three daughters: Jane (1844-1926) (married Charles Studdert Finlaison in New Westminster in 1863); Anne Maria (Annie) (1846-192?) (married John Gunther Jennings in New Westminster in 1865 and married Robert Johnson in New Westminster in 1877) and Elizabeth (1848-1934) (married Thomas Carrington of Lakes District in 1867). William’s wife, Mary (Richardson) Holmes died in Holmesville sometime between 1848 and 1853. Following the death of his first wife, Mary, William married Charlotte McCullough (McCulloch). The couple had four daughters; Arabella Charlotte Amelia (1854-1943) (married Arthur Robert Green in 1887); Laura (1855-1867); Arabella Henrietta (1857-1929) (married Clark Wesley Gillanders in 1880) and Mary (1863-1864). During the late 1850s, William became aware of the gold rush and opportunities opening up in British Columbia so left for the west coast in 1858 at the age of 46 yrs. In preparation for his move to the west coast of Canada, William obtained a letter of introduction from top government officials of Canada. William Holmes arrived in British Columbia in 1859. Upon arriving, he first worked running pack trains from Harrison Mills to Lillooet. After earning some money, he decided to re-invest it in land. His first pre-emption of land occurred on January 21, 1860 for 160 acres situated on North Road from the Military Camp to Burrard Inlet and distancing 25 chains south of the Brunette River and 20 chains south of the river with the land extending in a westerly direction. On March 17, 1860, Holmes received a Crown Grant for this and other land in the immediate area totalling 415 acres of which was known as Lot No. 1, Group 1, Rural Land, New Westminster District. The balance of land was situated on the east side of the Brunette River – Lot 13, with 344 2/3 acres of which he made an application to purchase on June 26, 1860, and a Crown Grant dated March 16, 1861 covering 86 acres. Holmes also pre-empted land in Port Moody and Pitt Meadows in 1860 and 1861. The name of “Brunette River” is officially attributed to William Holmes who referred to the river as “Brunette” due to it’s dark colour originating from the peat lands above the lake. Following his purchase of property, he sent for his wife Charlotte, their three daughters and her three step daughters (from William’s first marriage). Charlotte and the six children made the long trip to B.C. by ship and rail, crossing the Isthmus of Darien at Panama. They arrived in B.C. in October 1861 and moved into a one room log cabin built by William. The cabin stood on the North Road at the foot of Sapperton, on a bluff overlooking the Brunette River. Eventually the family moved to a larger dwelling but the original cabin remained on the site until the 1890s when it was burned after being used as a sick house. Mr. Holmes was instrumental in organizing the first Orange Lodge in British Columbia. He was a prominent Orangeman who joined the order in 1840 and was the first master in the order of the City of New Westminster when the Lodge No. 1150 was established there. Charlotte Holmes died in New Westminster in 1893 at the age of 70 years and William Holmes died in New Westminster September 11, 1907 at the age of 95 years.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - North Road
Ontario - Huron County
Accession Code
HV971.46; BV997.50
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1841]-1994
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Related Material
See also: Reference file: Persons - Holmes, William
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Hill family and Vidal family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat82116
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
255 photographs : b&w and sepia and 9.5 cm of textual records : ill. (some col.)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: (1). Photographs from a photographic album holding two hundred fifty-three photographs, separated into the Vidal family and the Hill family, and copy negative transparencies; (2). Textual records which include handwritten family trees, typed and handwritten biographica…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
255 photographs : b&w and sepia and 9.5 cm of textual records : ill. (some col.)
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: (1). Photographs from a photographic album holding two hundred fifty-three photographs, separated into the Vidal family and the Hill family, and copy negative transparencies; (2). Textual records which include handwritten family trees, typed and handwritten biographical information of the Jones, Wright, Hyde, Vidal, and Hill families, copies of photographic prints, published works by J. H. Vidal and William Cowper, newspaper clippings, and a New Testament.
History/Biography
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (nee Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. Marian was born in London, England. Bernard Hill, born in Bengal, India in 1858 to Sir Richard Hill and Jane Ann (nee Rollinson) where his father worked for the East Indian Railway, was one of the early inhabitants of Burnaby. Despite their year s of training as engineers, Bernard, along with his brother, Louis Claude Hill became strawberry farmers and owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. Bernard also served as a Burnaby trustee and as councilor of Burnaby in 1904, 1905, 1906, and 1909. His brother, Louis was one of the first members elected to the Burnaby council and served in 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1910. Louis, born in 1860, married Annie Sarah Kendrick (born in 1896). Together they had one child, Katherine “Kitty” Maude. Kitty, born in 1898, later married William “Bob” John Peers in 1925. Bernard and Marian had four children: A. Claude (born in England around 1885, married Marion “Mamie”), Frank L., Winnifred “Winnie” L., and Gerry. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers on November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. His father, Bernard died in Burnaby on March 27, 1939 at the age of eighty. Charlotte Elizabeth Vidal was born in 1897 in the United States to Louisa Sophia (nee Jones) and Herbert P. Vidal. Louisa Vidal (1871-1943) was a descendent of Jones of Exeter of England and the House of Llanio Cardigan of Wales. Herbert Vidal (1868-1934)’s father was Alexander Vidal (1819-1906). Alexander Vidal, born in Brocknell, England, immigrated to Upper Canada in 1835 and later served as a senator of Canada from 1873 to 1906. He married Catherine Louisa Wright, the daughter of Capt. William Elliot Wright. Both of Charlotte’s parents, Louisa and Herbert, were born in Ontario. Charlotte Vidal was sister to Dorothy Kate and Alexander E. E. Vidal. Minard G. Hill (aged 27) and Charlotte E. Vidal (aged 23) married on September 28, 1920 in Vancouver. Gerry built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point on Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun building the Yellow Point Lodge. Gerry and Charlotte bore three children: David, Lesley C. (born in 1929) and Gerald. Gerry was later remarried to Elizabeth (nee Holen) and had one child: Richard Grant McEwan Hill born in Ladysmith. Lesley married M. Clarke and had two boys: Roy and Graham. She later married B. Durban and had four boys: Patrick, Michael, Gary, and Grant. Charlotte died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Gerry died January 30, 1988 in Ladysmith at the age of ninety-three.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Creator
Hill Family
Vidal family
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 550, MSS176
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Hill family and Vidal family papers series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord82702
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
9.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of five files: (1). Jones family textual records; (2). Wright family textual records; (3). Hyde family textual records; (4) Vidal family textual records; and (5). Hill family textual records.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
9.5 cm of textual records
Description Level
Series
Series
Hill family and Vidal family papers series
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Series consists of five files: (1). Jones family textual records; (2). Wright family textual records; (3). Hyde family textual records; (4) Vidal family textual records; and (5). Hill family textual records.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of series
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records : ill.
Item No.
MSS176-005
Scope and Content
File consists of a typed family tree with handwritten notes, postcards written by Minard Hill to Kitty Hill during WWI, a photocophy of a marriage certificate of Minard Hill and Charlotte Vidal with an amendment stating that the marriage dissolved on November 24, 1950, newspaper clippings (original…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records : ill.
Description Level
File
Series
Hill family and Vidal family papers series
Item No.
MSS176-005
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
File consists of a typed family tree with handwritten notes, postcards written by Minard Hill to Kitty Hill during WWI, a photocophy of a marriage certificate of Minard Hill and Charlotte Vidal with an amendment stating that the marriage dissolved on November 24, 1950, newspaper clippings (original and photocopies) from 1943 and 1980s, a souvenir from Alaska and an empty envelope of developing paper. Also included are textual records regarding a Yellow Point reunion, the Boydell and Thomas families and a handwritten copy of Richard Hill's medallion. There is also a New Testament and written inside in blue pen it reads: "Richard Hill with his sister Annie's affectionate love / ... July 15 / 63" and in black pen it reads: "Bernard Richard Hill from his dear Papa / 1866". Also included is a book of "The Poetical Works of William Cowper" with a note in black pen that reads: "A token of affectioin for Stuart James from his ... Charlotte ... / December 1850".
Names
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory599
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s description of the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain, the creation of the Pavilion area in 1957, the history of proposals for how Burnaby Mountain could be used, the land transfer to SFU in 1963, and difficulty accessing the m…
Date Range
1860-1995
Length
0:15:57
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s description of the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain, the creation of the Pavilion area in 1957, the history of proposals for how Burnaby Mountain could be used, the land transfer to SFU in 1963, and difficulty accessing the mountain for recreation prior to 1965. He also talks about the dispute between SFU and the City of Burnaby over land ownership and control.
Date Range
1860-1995
Length
0:15:57
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 29, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Tony Fabian conducted by Kathy Bossort. Tony Fabian was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Tony Fabian’s part in park creation and protection of natural areas in Burnaby, particularly as a member of the Park and Recreation Commission in the 1970s; his childhood and how that contributed to his land ethic; and the history of the uses made of and setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Tony S. Fabian was born in 1934 in north Saskatchewan. At less than a year old Tony, along with his siblings, was removed from his family home and eventually placed with an immigrant farm family. As a child he worked on the farm and witnessed what he considered abusive treatment of the land and farm animals. When he was about 12 years old his adoptive family moved to the BC coast where he went on his own, working for a variety of farmers in Richmond and Delta. At 19 he contracted polio, quit farm work, and found work with the telephone company. In 1956 Tony married, and in 1957 he and his wife moved to a home on Hardwick Street in Burnaby where he still lives. Tony entered civic politics in the 1960s when he objected to development on Hardwick Park and became concerned about the destruction of Burnaby’s natural landscapes. He became a life long advocate for preserving natural areas and helped to create large parks in Burnaby on the foreshore of the Fraser River and on Burrard Inlet. He served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission 1970-1975, is a long time volunteer with the Burnaby Lake Park Association, and continues to stay current on local and regional environmental issues. In 2008 Tony was presented with the City of Burnaby Environment Award for Community Stewardship.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:43:22
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Interviewee Name
Fabian, Tony S.
Interview Location
Tony Fabian's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-007_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Tony Fabian

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Columbian Newspaper subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto97177
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1865]-1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper collected by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1865]-1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Columbian Newspaper subseries
Description Level
Subseries
Accession Number
BHS1989-19
Physical Description
Photographs
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper collected by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
Columbian Newspaper
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
PC 222
History/Bio adapted from New Westminster Archives
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Evelyn Salisbury subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat45
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original)-1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
2 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Subseries 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 t…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original)-1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
2 m of textual records and other material
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Evelyn Salisbury subseries
Accession Number
BHS1985-04
BHS1985-15
BHS1986-12
BHS1986-25
BHS1986-26
BHS1987-04
BHS1989-13
BHS1989-18
BHS1991-24
Scope and Content
Subseries 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 subseries are the publication and papers related to "Metrotown - Burnaby Heritage Resource Inventory."
History/Biography
Lillian Evelyn "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. During her lifetime, Evelyn Salisbury endeavoured to collect papers of historical significance. She died in 1991.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Salisbury, Evelyn
Notes
Title based on creator of subseries
PC145, PC177, PC178, PC195, PC221, PC261, MSS061
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original) -1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS061-036
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Deer Lake's development, Burnaby's Heritage Week celebrations and potential heritage buildings. Also included in the file are Real Estate pamphlets, information on Banff Alberta as well as photocopies of early newspaper articles.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original) -1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Evelyn Salisbury subseries
Item No.
MSS061-036
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1991-24
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Deer Lake's development, Burnaby's Heritage Week celebrations and potential heritage buildings. Also included in the file are Real Estate pamphlets, information on Banff Alberta as well as photocopies of early newspaper articles.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1876 (date of original)-[1998]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of marriage, birth and death certificates along with copies of biographical information from Pioneer Tales and related correspondence. Esther Stanley (nee Love) was born in 1896, married Frank Charles Stanley in 1921 and is the daughter of Jesse and Martha Love.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of marriage, birth and death certificates along with copies of biographical information from Pioneer Tales and related correspondence. Esther Stanley (nee Love) was born in 1896, married Frank Charles Stanley in 1921 and is the daughter of Jesse and Martha Love.
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Accession Code
BV018.41.71
Access Restriction
Subject to FIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FIPPA
Date
1876 (date of original)-[1998]
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Peers Family and Hill Family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat98
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 document and certificate series which include records of ci…
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
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 document and certificate series which include records of citizenship, wills and other official papers pertaining to the life and activities of L. Claude Hill; (2). Peers photograph album series 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 photograp series 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
Creator
Peers family
Hill family
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Hazel Peterson photographs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62794
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
ca. 60 photographs : b&w and col. -- 2 prints : col. illustrations
Item No.
504-001
Scope and Content
File consists of loose photographs of Hazel Peterson (nee Erickson), as well as photographs of her family and parents, Charles and Amanda Erickson, and her husband, Edwin Peterson. Photographs are from all stages of Hazel Peterson's life, including infancy and childhood and later years of her life,…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Hazel Peterson subseries
Description Level
File
Item No.
504-001
Accession Number
BHS2000-08
Physical Description
ca. 60 photographs : b&w and col. -- 2 prints : col. illustrations
Material Details
Some photographs remain in frames or paper covers.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File consists of loose photographs of Hazel Peterson (nee Erickson), as well as photographs of her family and parents, Charles and Amanda Erickson, and her husband, Edwin Peterson. Photographs are from all stages of Hazel Peterson's life, including infancy and childhood and later years of her life, including a trip to Hawaii in 1982. File includes studio portraits, cartes de visites, postcards, and some illustrations.
Subjects
Travel
Persons - Children
Names
Peterson, Hazel
Peterson, Edwin
Notes
Title based on content of file
Note on verso of 504-022 reads: "This was taken several years ago / Your niece / Hazel Petersen (at left)"
Note on verso of 504-027 reads: "Hazel Erickson Peterson"
Note on verso of 504-028 reads: "all of us except Ethel" and identifies the siblings in the photo
Note on verso of 504-029 reads: "not such a bad picture considering" and identifies the people in the photo.
Note on verso of 504-030 reads: "Agnus McDonald" and "Touch up outline of deer"
Note on envelope for 504-039:504-041 reads: "Hazel Petersen resided at Dania Home, Burnaby, for 20 years before her death shortly before her 100th birthday."
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Burnaby Art Gallery subseries

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890 (date of original)-1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Photographs and textual records
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs of and publications related to the Burnaby Art Gallery and Fairacres property.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890 (date of original)-1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Photographs and textual records
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Art Gallery subseries
Accession Number
BHS1996-12
BHS1990-05
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs of and publications related to the Burnaby Art Gallery and Fairacres property.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Art Gallery association was founded in 1967. The purpose of the association was to present a historical and contemporary art program by local, regional, national, and international artists; facilitate the development of emerging artists; provide diverse art educational programming; acquire 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. The Gallery, along with the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Village Museum in Deer Lake Park, are part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City of Burnaby. The Burnaby Art Gallery is located inside the historic Ceperley House, built by Henry and Grace Ceperley. The couple purchased a strawbery farm on the north shore of Deer Lake from George Clayton in 1909 and built their home, also known as "Fairacres", on the property in 1911. The house was designed by the English architect, R.P.S. Twizell and 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. Grace and Hentry 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 1917, Grace Ceperley died and left Fairacres to her husband 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. In 1939, the local Catholic Diocese funded a group of five Benedictine monks from Mount Angel, Oregon to establish a priory in the province. The monks purchased the Ceperley House for their monastery. They also built a large gymnasium on the property. After serving as a monastery, the house was used as a fraternity for some of the first students attending Simon Fraser University, and then became home to the art gallery in the 1960s. The City of Burnaby acquired the property in 1966 and the house was designated a heritage building in 1992. In 1998 the City began restoring exterior of the 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 gymnasium built by the Benedictine monks was converted into into the James Cowan Theatre. 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
Creator
Burnaby Art Gallery
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
PC241, PC242, MSS066
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Love farmhouse land and tax records

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord10022
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1891-1982 (date of originals), copied [ca.1988]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies and notes of historical information regarding the land ownership of the Jesse Love farmhouse and title of Block 1 and Lots 53 and 54 of District Lot 25. Records include copies from a land title search done through the New Westminster Land Title Office in 1988 which cove…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies and notes of historical information regarding the land ownership of the Jesse Love farmhouse and title of Block 1 and Lots 53 and 54 of District Lot 25. Records include copies from a land title search done through the New Westminster Land Title Office in 1988 which covers ownership between 1928-1988; copy of Corporation of District of Burnaby By-Law 217 (1916) - "To confirm the purchase of and to reconvey a portion of District Lots 25 and 88..." ; copies of pages from Assessment Rolls between 1892 to 1904 ; copy of Land Sale Agreement from J.C Armstrong to Jesse Love, Oct. 6th, 1893; copies of notes from "Charge Book" Feb. 10, 1894 as well as copies of subdivision plans of DL 25.
Names
Love, Jesse, 1849-1928
Armstrong, Joseph C.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - Cumberland Street
Burnaby - 7651 Cumberland Street
Accession Code
BV018.41.196
Access Restriction
Subject to FIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FIPPA
Date
1891-1982 (date of originals), copied [ca.1988]
Media Type
Textual Record
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Burnaby Centennial Anthology subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat25
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of articles, stories, and photographs submitted for inclusion in the "Burnaby Centennial Anthology: Stories of Early Burnaby". Photographs are predominantly copy prints and proofs used for the publication of the anthology.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Centennial Anthology subseries
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS1994-04
BHS2003-16
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of articles, stories, and photographs submitted for inclusion in the "Burnaby Centennial Anthology: Stories of Early Burnaby". Photographs are predominantly copy prints and proofs used for the publication of the anthology.
History/Biography
In 1992, the City of Burnaby celebrated its 100th birthday. To mark the anniversary, a Centennial Committee was struck by the Mayor and Council to coordinate activities and oversee the year-long celebrations. The History and Heritage sub-committee was formed with the goal of collecting and preserving 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 received material from over 150 early Burnaby residents in response. 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 (later named the 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, published in 1994: "Burnaby Centennial Anthology: Stories of Early Burnaby".
Formats
All photographs are scanned
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Community Heritage Commission
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
MSS108, PC315
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Burnaby Historical Society fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat97124
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and other materials
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Burnaby Historical Society's administrative records and community archives collection.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and other materials
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Burnaby Historical Society's administrative records and community archives collection.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Historical Society was founded in 1957. The Historical Society developed a community archives by collecting, compiling and preserving various materials with historical value to the City of Burnaby. It gathered miscellaneous documents, photographs and other items while also soliciting and acquiring entire collections or groups of archival records. 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 Society's 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 of the Burnaby Public Library. The Burnaby Historical Society disbanded in 2018.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Creator
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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New Westminster Public Library subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto97452
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1892]-[1982] (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs collected by the New Westminster Public Library depicting early Burnaby reeves and prominent Burnaby pioneers.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1892]-[1982] (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
New Westminster Public Library subseries
Description Level
Subseries
Accession Number
BHS2002-08
BHS2003-19
Physical Description
Photographs
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs collected by the New Westminster Public Library depicting early Burnaby reeves and prominent Burnaby pioneers.
Creator
New Westminster Public Library
Notes
Title based on creator of subseries
Burnaby mayors were formally called "Reeve" until 1968
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2002
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs collected or purchased by the Burnaby Historical Society for inclusion in their Community Archives.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2002
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Description Level
Subseries
Accession Number
BHS1985-24
BHS1986-08
BHS1986-13
BHS1986-15
BHS1986-29
BHS1987-10
BHS1988-10
BHS1989-07
BHS1989-26
BHS1990-03
BHS1990-04
BHS1991-01
BHS191-13
BHS1991-14
BHS1991-21
BHS1991-23
BHS1991-34
BHS1992-22
BHS1992-23
BHS1992-28
BHS1992-35
BHS1992-37
BHS1992-41
BHS1992-43
BHS1992-48
BHS1993-05
BHS1993-07
BHS1993-11
BHS1994-06
BHS1995-05
BHS1995-11
BHS1995-12
BHS1995-18
BHS1996-10
BHS1996-14
BHS1996-24
BHS1997-08
BHS1999-12
BHS2000-05
BHS2001-10
BHS2001-07
BHS2002-13
BHS2002-07
BHS2005-07
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
Photographs
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs collected or purchased by the Burnaby Historical Society for inclusion in their Community Archives.
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord29
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2014
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
130m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by City Council and the Office of the City Clerk. The fonds is organized into the following series: Bylaws series; Clerk's Department record series; Contracts and agreement series; Council Committee series; Council minutes an…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2014
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Physical Description
130m 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 records generated in the course of municipal business by City Council and the Office of the City Clerk. The fonds is organized into the following series: Bylaws series; Clerk's Department record series; Contracts and agreement series; Council Committee series; Council minutes and agenda series; Election series; and Zoning and Rezoning series.
History/Biography
The City of Burnaby covers an area of approximately 98 square kilometers between the cities of Vancouver to the west, and Coquitlam and New Westminster to the east, Burrard Inlet to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. The municipality derived its name from Robert Burnaby, a prominent businessman and advisor to Sir James Douglas, the first Governor of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. Burnaby’s early development was closely tied to the development of the City of New Westminster. New Westminster became British Columbia’s capital in 1859, the year after the British Government proclaimed the establishment of British Columbia. Shortly thereafter, the Royal Engineers began exploring Burnaby to establish military defenses and secure natural resources. This involved the construction of a road linking New Westminster to Burrard Inlet for military purposes, which is present-day North Road. At this time, individuals and families began settling in Burnaby and were largely involved in agricultural and logging activities. Burnaby developed slowly until 1887, when the Canadian Pacific Railway was extended into Vancouver from the Port Moody terminal, causing a dramatic increase in traffic between New Westminster and Vancouver. To meet the new transportation demands, a tramline was built in 1891 connecting the two urban centers along what is now Kingsway. The creation and location of the tramline induced property owners to begin subdividing and selling their lands as early as October 1891. The property taxes the roughly 200 residents paid at this time went directly to the provincial government in Victoria. No local services were provided in turn, which prompted the formation of a committee to petition the provincial government for a municipal charter. As a result, the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was incorporated by letters patent on September 22, 1892. Burnaby’s first Council was elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892 and consisted of Reeve Charles R. Shaw and councillors William Brenchley, Arthur De Windt Hazard, L. Claude Hill, William McDermott, and John Woolard.* The first formal Council election was conducted three months later. Nicolai Shou became the first elected reeve of Burnaby by ballot. Council met at various locations, including the tramline’s power house, private homes, and offices until the first municipal hall was built at Kingsway and Edmonds in 1899. Council is ultimately responsible for the government of the City of Burnaby. The Mayor (formally called “Reeve” prior to 1968) and Council are elected by the residents of Burnaby to represent them in decisions with respect to the provision of public services and facilities. Additionally, the Mayor represents the citizens of Burnaby at various public functions and events. Burnaby was without Council representation during most of the Great Depression and part of the Second World War. Council was disbanded on December 31, 1932 as a result of financial difficulties. The Provincial Government appointed a Commissioner to take over the duties of Reeve and Council beginning in 1933. This system of government was retained until January 1943, when Burnaby residents could once again elect their local government officials. The following individuals have served as Mayor (or Reeve) of Burnaby: Reeves and Mayors: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Schou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 John W. Weart 1911-1912 Duncan C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 Thomas Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 William L. Burdick 1929 William A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorley 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 R. Corrigan 2002-2018 Mike Hurley 2018-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: Commissioners: John Bennett 1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R.S. Gilchrist 1941-1942* B.C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner. Closely associated with the functions of Council is the City Clerk. The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the statutory duties of the municipal clerk including the preparation and preservation of all minutes books and records of Council business, custody of City bylaws, administrative support to Council and its Committees, preparation of Council and Committee agendas and the conduct of local government elections. The Clerk’s Office is the communications link between Council and other City Departments and the general public, and provides assistance and advice to citizens with respect to Council and Council Committee processes, reporting procedures and decisions. At the time of Burnaby’s incorporation in 1892, the municipal Clerk had the responsibility to attend all meetings of Council, keep all records of Council, prepare and alter voters’ lists, conduct Council elections, collect revenue, as well as having the responsibility to prepare balance sheets and audits. An advertisement in a local newspaper for the appointment of the Clerk dated February 1, 1905 states the “united offices of clerk, collector and assessor” receive a salary of $65.00 per month. Originally the treasurer, assessor and records manager for the corporation, the Clerk eventually became the municipal Council liaison. The primary functions of the City Clerk over time have been the keeping of minutes for the meetings of City Council and related bodies; keeping the records of the City of Burnaby as required by the Local Government Act (formally Municipal Act); keeping all records related to City Council decision making; carrying out correspondence on behalf of Council; assembling voters’ lists and carrying out elections; providing communication, information, and public relations services, including responsibility for civic ceremonies/events, and the municipal archives. The following individuals have served as City Clerk: Alexander Philip 1892–1894 Alfred Smither 1894–1899 F.J.H. Shirley 1899–1901 Arthur De Windt Haszard 1901–1902 Walter J. Walker 1902–1905 Benjamin George Walker 1905–1908 Charles Thomas Saunders 1908–1911 W.M. Griffiths 1911–1912 Arthur G. Moore 1912–1933 Charles Boyer Brown 1933–1959 John H. Shaw 1959–1973* James Hudson 1974–1984 Charles A. Turpin 1984–1995 Debbie R. Comis 1995–2011 Anne Skipsey (Acting) 2011-2012 Maryann Manuel (Acting) 2012-2014 Dennis Back 2014-2018 Kate O'Connell 2018-2020 Blanka Zeinabova 2020-present *Deputy City Clerk T. Ward took over many of the Clerk’s duties from 1972 to 1973 due to Shaw’s ill health during these years.
Formats
Microforms exist for some records. See series descriptions.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
City Council and Office of the City Clerk
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2010
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of all bylaws passed, signed and sealed by the municipal Council of Burnaby, as well as drafts of bylaws that did not receive final adoption or a final reading. Bylaws pertain to all aspects of municipal government, including, but not limited to, public works, land and building reg…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2010
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Bylaws series
Scope and Content
Series consists of all bylaws passed, signed and sealed by the municipal Council of Burnaby, as well as drafts of bylaws that did not receive final adoption or a final reading. Bylaws pertain to all aspects of municipal government, including, but not limited to, public works, land and building regulation, taxation, finance, licensing, public health and safety, and recreation and culture. Series also includes files of correspondence and other documents related to the development of individual bylaws and municipal bylaw elections, as well as appendices to bylaws, including maps, plans, and engineering related comprehensive development drawings (CD plans). Included also are bylaw record books, which list all bylaws and related information, such as dates of reading and final adoption dates. Bylaws are numbered sequentially and are arranged according to bylaw number.
Formats
Microfiche copies are available in the Clerk’s Department vault for bylaws number 1 to 10584.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Clerk's Department record series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord137
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2018
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of files relating to the various functions of the Office of the City Clerk, more commonly referred to as the Clerk’s Department or Clerk’s Office. In addition to records created, received, and set aside by the Clerk’s Department, this series also includes records and copies of reco…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2018
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Clerk's Department record series
File No.
1500 20 (add. 2020)
1650 10 (add. 2020)
Scope and Content
Series consists of files relating to the various functions of the Office of the City Clerk, more commonly referred to as the Clerk’s Department or Clerk’s Office. In addition to records created, received, and set aside by the Clerk’s Department, this series also includes records and copies of records created and received by other City departments which are the Clerk’s responsibility to keep. As a result, files reflect the changing record keeping responsibilities of the City Clerk over the years. For instance, the series includes the City’s early financial records, including Auditor’s reports, cash books, and records related to bond sales, mortgages, taxes, and tax sales, which were the Clerk’s responsibility to keep until a municipal accountant was appointed in 1912. Series also includes records relating to the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel (previously Court of Revision) and administration of the Clerk’s Office.
Formats
Many files ca. 1940 to 1979 exist only on microfilm located in the Clerk’s Department vault.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Council minutes and agendas series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord140
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2018
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes and agendas of the meetings of Burnaby City Council. Minutes of open Council meetings reflect Council discussions and decisions regarding issues of municipal concern, including, but not limited to, public works, taxation, bylaw enforcement, land development, public healt…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2018
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Council minutes and agendas series
File No.
2430 09 (add. 2020)
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes and agendas of the meetings of Burnaby City Council. Minutes of open Council meetings reflect Council discussions and decisions regarding issues of municipal concern, including, but not limited to, public works, taxation, bylaw enforcement, land development, public health, and administrative decisions. Series includes minutes of “in camera,” or closed, Council meetings in which confidential issues are discussed. Some of the early minute books contain minutes of Court of Revision proceedings as well.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Access to in camera minutes is restricted in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act legislation. Contact the City Archives for details.
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Photocopies of Albert Parker photographs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord9954
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1893-1960] (date of originals), copied 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies from loose photographs owned by Albert Parker with notes that were added by Lisa Langlet and Colin Stevens as they went through the content with Albert. Photographs include: members of the Hughes and Parker families; early exterior views of the Love farmhouse; William P…
Administrative History
Sarah Parker (nee Love) and William Parker lived in the Jesse Love farmhouse with their children: Albert, Bill and Elsie from 1925. Elsie married John Hughes in 1942 and they had three children; Brent, Anne and John. Sarah Parker sold the Love farmhouse to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies from loose photographs owned by Albert Parker with notes that were added by Lisa Langlet and Colin Stevens as they went through the content with Albert. Photographs include: members of the Hughes and Parker families; early exterior views of the Love farmhouse; William Parker in the garden of the Love farmhouse; a postcard with the title "Cariboo Rd. / Burnaby"; Silver anniversary card to Sarah (nee Love) and William Parker with names of family members and friends; Sarah Parker (1940s); Phoebe (nee Love) and William Feedham; music "The Violet / For Mrs. Will Parker.../ Christmas 1938 / words by Jane Taylor / Music by W.R. Lowe (neighbour to the Parkers when they lived on Newcombe Street); tennis court on the grounds of the farmhouse on Cumberland and a wedding cake in the parlour of the farmhouse at Frank Charles Stanley and Esther Love's wedding.
Administrative History
Sarah Parker (nee Love) and William Parker lived in the Jesse Love farmhouse with their children: Albert, Bill and Elsie from 1925. Elsie married John Hughes in 1942 and they had three children; Brent, Anne and John. Sarah Parker sold the Love farmhouse to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966. Elsie and John Hughes had four children; John Jr., Ann, Brent and Merle. They lived in the Love farmhouse with their son Brent until 1971.
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Hughes, Elsie Roberta Parker
Parker, Sarah Maria Love
Parker, Margaret "Peggy"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Newcombe Street
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Accession Code
BV018.41.206
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1893-1960] (date of originals), copied 1998
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1986 (dates of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Subseries 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 (dates of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Thrussell family subseries
Accession Number
BHS1992-05
Scope and Content
Subseries 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 "Fred" Thrussell and the couple opened the North Arm Dairy, the Thrussell farm and family business on Marine Drive at Nelson Avenue in Burnaby. After Fred Thrussell passed away, she 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 in 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, he worked in a shingle mill and spent the rest of his working years in shingle and sawmills. Frederick T. and Ruth McMillan were married March 9, 1929 and the couple moved to Surrey. Fred and Harriet's second daughter, Ethel Thrussell (later Cleghorn), attended Alta Vista Public School as a senior in 1913 where J.G. Whiten was her teacher. Their third daughter, Eva H. Thrussell, went to Riverway East School with Helena F. Crake as her teacher. In 1914, Eva 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
Creator
Thrussell, Frederick (1869-1909)
Notes
PC275 and MSS070
Title based on contents of subseries
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893] (date of original) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by Mary Forsyth. Records include correspondence, photographs, a map, presentation notes and reviews along with research for historical and biographical essays pertaining to pioneering families, organizations and the geographical area of South Burnab…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893] (date of original) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
Textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by Mary Forsyth. Records include correspondence, photographs, a map, presentation notes and reviews along with research for historical and biographical essays pertaining to pioneering families, organizations and the geographical area of South Burnaby. One of her major research projects consists of "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby" which also became a proposal to The Corporation of the District of Burnaby. Historical information and photographs pertaining to South Burnaby pioneer families and organizations were compiled from interviews with the intention of publishing a book.
History/Biography
Mary Gertrude (Bolton) Forsyth was born at her parents' home in Burnaby on March 5, 1923 and was the daughter of Richard Bolton and Gertrude (nee Hern). Mary's father, Richard, immigrated to Canada from Sunderland, England in 1911. He lived with his brother George in New Westminster prior to purchasing property in South Burnaby in 1916 and built a bungalow located at 859 Marine Drive. Richard Bolton was employed as the municipal treasurer for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby and in 1919, he returned to Sunderland with three months leave of absence to marry, Mary Gertrude Hern, daughter of Captain and Mrs. John Hern. Mary grew up with her parents and sister Nancy in the house that her father built on Marine Drive. She married Lloyd Forsyth in 1946 and they had two children; Diane and Robert. Mary and her husband raised their family in Burnaby and built a house at 855 Marine Drive, on the lot originally purchased by her father and moved later to a house located at 6457 Marine Drive. In 1964, after her children were grown, Mary completed her teaching degree at Simon Fraser University and went on to teach kindergarten at Nelson Elementary school. While a teacher within the Burnaby School District, Mary was instrumental in adopting ballet as part of the school curriculum. Mary was an active member of the Burnaby Historical Society participating and leading local events and seminars. She was inspired by the idea of the 'Housewives Holiday', originally initiated by the Vancouver "Y’ S". In February 1960, she was integral in forming a committee in South Burnaby working alongside Ruth Turner, Faye Treagh and Dorothy Turnbull. The "Housewives Holiday" committee (a branch of the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association) planned several events at Bonsor Hall for Burnaby housewives from October 6 to December 8, 1960. After her retirement from teaching, Mary returned to Simon Fraser University to do further studies and in 1983 she wrote an essay for an Environmental Education course, titled, "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby". The essay was conducted as a feasibility study to provide a walking environment in her community and included a formal essay, a media book, a map and a slide presentation which was presented to a variety of local community groups. In 1984, Mary was the recipient of the North Fraser Harbour Commission Award to further her work on this project. In October 1986, her essay was adapted as a proposal to The Corporation of the District of Burnaby for a walking and cycling trail system for South Burnaby. Her proposal was taken into consideration by council and was later adopted by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Mary was very much interested in the history of South Burnaby and spent time between 1990 to 2004 conducting research through the Burnaby Historical Society, The City of Burnaby Archives and several pioneering families who agreed to share their family records and be interviewed. Mary compiled her research into short historical and biographical essays by geographical area, family name and organization. Mary (Bolton) Forsyth lived her whole life in South Burnaby and was an active and committed member of her community. She died on November 10, 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Cartographic Material
Creator
Forsyth, Mary
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 572, MSS185
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original)-2004
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and cartographic records
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of newspapers, printed material, publications, artworks, maps and other ephemera items collected or purchased by the Burnaby Historical Society for inclusion in their Community Archives.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original)-2004
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and cartographic records
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Ephemera subseries
Accession Number
BHS1985-22
BHS1986-01
BHS1986-16
BHS1986-43
BHS1988-02
BHS1988-12
BHS1988-14
BHS1989-09
BHS1989-11
BHS1989-14
BHS1989-16
BHS1991-26
BHS1991-35
BHS1991-40
BHS1992-01
BHS1994-09
BHS1995-13
BHS1995-17
BHS1996-10
BHS1997-06
BHS1997-10
BHS1999-04
BHS1999-08
BHS2000-12
BHS2004-09
BHS2004-11
BHS2005-04
BHS2005-05
BHS2007-03
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of newspapers, printed material, publications, artworks, maps and other ephemera items collected or purchased by the Burnaby Historical Society for inclusion in their Community Archives.
Media Type
Textual Record
Cartographic Material
Notes
Title based on content of subseries
PC212, PC219, PC472, PC598, MSS005, MSS010, MSS034, MSS038, MSS046, MSS076, MSS081, MSS090, MSS111, MSS114, MSS119, MSS195
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Burnaby School House contract

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord57958
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original), copied 1988
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 p. (photocopied)
Item No.
MSS034-001
Scope and Content
Item is the (photocopied pages of the) original Public Works contract between W.S. Gore Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works and John M. Archibald, Contractor for the construction of Burnaby School House.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original), copied 1988
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
2 p. (photocopied)
Description Level
Item
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Ephemera subseries
Item No.
MSS034-001
Accession Number
BHS1988-02
Scope and Content
Item is the (photocopied pages of the) original Public Works contract between W.S. Gore Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works and John M. Archibald, Contractor for the construction of Burnaby School House.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Jesse Love farmhouse series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museummultipleformat9782
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + approx. 1,910 photographs + approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Series consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following subseries: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial file…
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents Geor…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + approx. 1,910 photographs + approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Series consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following subseries: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) Research files 5) Love family photographs 6) Love Farmhouse Oral History series
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents George and Ann Leonard. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George born March 22, 1880 and Annie Elizabeth on August 24, 1881. About one year after Annie was born, the Love family moved to North Dakota to grow wheat. While living there, they had two more children, Henry who was born August 24, 1883 and Edith Minnie born October 9, 1885. The family decided to move further west after hearing about the fairer weather conditions from Martha’s father, George Leonard, who had settled in Vancouver in 1885. On May 23, 1887, Jesse, Martha and their four children arrived in Vancouver after travelling across Canada from Winnipeg on the first transcontinental train. The Loves made their home in Vancouver while Jesse helped clear land on Granville Street. Their fifth child, Thomas Robert was born on September 17, 1887 and soon after, the family moved to Lulu Island in Richmond where they lived growing vegetables and selling them to Vancouver hotels. While living and farming on Lulu island, the couple had two more girls, Martha (Dot or Dorothy) born on December 17, 1889 and Sarah Marie, born February 8, 1892. On October 6, 1893 an agreement was signed by Jesse Love to purchase 14.52 acres of land from Joseph C. Armstrong. The acreage covered the north east section of District Lot 25 within the newly incorporated District of the Municipality of Burnaby. It was here where the original Love house was built (between October 1893 and April 15, 1894) by Jesse Love with the help of local builder George Salt and father in law, George Leonard. The house consisted of an entrance hall, dining room, lean to kitchen, master bedroom and three bedrooms upstairs. A road was constructed and named Cumberland in 1905 and ran from District Lot 25 through to District Lot 11. The address for the Love home was 1390 Cumberland Road and in the early 1960’s the address was renumbered 7651 Cumberland Street. On the land surrounding the house, Jesse Love planted an orchard along with strawberries and raspberries which he sold at the Fraser Valley Market, T.S. Anandale’s Grocery Store in New Westminster and to hotels around Vancouver. Jesse Love served on the Burnaby School Board and also as a District Councillor in 1901 and from 1904-1907. While living in the house, Jesse and Martha had four more children, Phoebe Leonard, born April 15, 1894, Esther, born August 28, 1896, John Leonard, born June 7, 1899 and Hannah Victoria (also known as Girlie) who was born May 12, 1902. As the family grew to eleven children, additions along with some substantial remodelling in the craftsman style took place. In about 1898, a north wing addition was added to include a parlour with two windows, the construction of two more bedrooms and the relocation of the stair case to the North West wall. In 1903 the front door moved to the north elevation, a front porch was extended along the east wall and a summer lean to kitchen was added to the west elevation. Between 1905 and 1910, a tin embossed ceiling was installed along with an addition of the main kitchen which included a pantry, bathtub and a back porch. In about 1912, five craftsman style windows replaced the original pioneer tent style, the front verandah was enlarged to wrap around the south and east elevations, a back door was installed in the kitchen to access the verandah and wood shingle siding and brackets were added to the exterior. In 1918, at the age of 31 years, Robert Love fell ill due to an influenza epidemic and died on November 23, 1918. Following their son’s death, Martha Love became weak and on August 24, 1920, she passed away. By this time, Jesse had sold off a large percentage of his land and his youngest daughter, Girlie decided to stay on to live and care for him. Since the house was too large for just the two of them, Jesse invited any other children to return and share the residence. For a while his son, George and his wife joined them until 1925, followed by his daughter Sarah Parker (nee Love), her husband William and their three children, Albert, Bill and Elsie. The house remained pretty unchanged until 1928 after Jesse Love died of pneumonia (March 10, 1928) and the house was purchased by Sarah and her husband William Parker who continued to live there with their children. The master bedroom wall on the main floor opened up to the dining room, the kitchen pantry and bathtub converted to an alcove with a marble counter and enlarged window and sink while the bathroom was moved to the upstairs and the furnace and coolers were installed in the crawl space under the kitchen. A hot water tank was installed in the house in 1966. Sarah continued to live in the house until a little while after her husband William died in 1961. She sold the house to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966, who lived in the house along with their son Brent, until August 23, 1971. Mahbir Molchan Papan and his wife Geraldine Papan bought the house August 23, 1971 and by 1982, the house was sold to Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha. The Papans continued to rent the house from Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha until the late 1980s. In 1988, the house was scheduled for demolition with the remaining property to be subdivided. Fortunately, a neighbour, Mr. Harvey Elder recognized the farmhouse's historical significance and contacted the Burnaby Historical Society. Following this event, the owners agreed to donate the building to the Burnaby Village Museum (under the Century Park Museum Association) who financed the move of the house from Cumberland Street to the museum site. Heritage planner and architect, Robert Lemon provided guidance for the project. Prior to the move, the two porches were removed and demolished while the kitchen and roof were both separated from the main house. The kitchen and roof of the house were transported to Burnaby Village Museum on May 20, 1988 by Nickel Bros. House Moving company, while the main frame of the house completed its transportation to the museum near the end of May 1988 (due to low overhead wires). The house was moved down Cumberland Street to 10th Avenue, up Canada Way to Sperling and set on temporary footings near Hart House. Robert Lemon oversaw structural improvements such as, upgrading floor joists and creating new foundations to replace the original timber foundation of the farmhouse. The restoration went through several phases of work between 1988 until it opened in November 1998. Restoration began on both the interior and exterior features to be interpreted from the period of 1925. On November 23, 1992, the building was designated a heritage building under Heritage Designation Bylaw 1992, Bylaw Number 9807. In 1993, the architecture firm of Brian G. Hart Associates was appointed for the design and construction supervision of the restoration project. Plans were created for a foundation on the museum site in 1989 and the farmhouse was eventually settled on a permanent foundation behind the Burnaby Village Museum administration building in 1993 along with the reattachment of the roof. The kitchen section was reattached to the main house in 1994 along with skirting around the foundation and the reshingling of the exterior. In 1996, the tin ceiling was removed to make way for the installation of the internal electrical system along with sprinklers, ceiling heating and fire break gyprock. The dining room ceiling joists were consolidated, a pantry and bathroom were added to the kitchen, the downstairs bedroom wall was opened and filled, the dining and kitchen doorways were widened. In 1997, a wheelchair ramp was installed along with a concrete sidewalk, stair rails, cement pads at the base of the stairs and a gravel sink for any excess water. Interior work included painting of the kitchen, restoration and furnishing of the kitchen pantry, insulation of the house floor to protect from rodents along with the reconstruction of the kitchen and house chimneys. The registrar worked together with the curator and conservator and was tasked with a large research project on the house including the family contacts and family history, property information, plans, photographs, artifacts, furnishings, stories etc. all organized in files for easy retrieval. A great deal of research and conservation was undertaken in order to make the interior of the house authentic to the time period as possible. One of the biggest projects was selecting and obtaining wall coverings since much of the original wallpaper was incomplete and poor condition. The conservator and registrar were lucky enough to locate a few samples of the original paper and engage the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company of Benica, California to reproduce replica designs for free. The City of Burnaby now has its own series “Burnaby Village Papers” produced by this company which are titled “Burnaby Wall”; “Burnaby Border” and “Burnaby Ceiling”. All three of these wallpaper designs have been used in the Love farm house and are also commercially available through the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company. After the completion of the kitchen, the Love farmhouse exhibit opened on November 29, 1998 with an open invitation to the public and extended members of the Love family. Officials including the Mayor, Doug Drummond and Love family members were all present to cut the ribbon for the special event.
Accession Code
BV018.41; BV020.5
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Media Type
Textual Record
Architectural Drawing
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Photograph
Arrangement
The majority of the records within series were arranged by a staff members of Burnaby Village Museum who worked on the historical research and restoration of the house. Other photographs documenting the move and further restoration work were added later and included in the arrangment by format and subject.
Notes
Title based on content of series
Jesse Love farmhouse is described as an Artifact under BV988.33.1
Some records within this collection have restricted access and are subject to FIPPA
Accessions BV018.41 and BV020.5 form this fonds
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The History Guard slide presentation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto13077
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1895-1979] (dates of originals), copied [198-]
Collection/Fonds
Century Park Museum Association fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
89 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of a series of eighty nine slides that were used for a Heritage Village educational presentation titled "The History Guard". The slides are copies of historic images of Burnaby that were accompanied by a narrative sound recording. In the recording, narrator "John Stable" pontificates…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Century Park Museum Association fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Presentations and Programming series
Physical Description
89 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of a series of eighty nine slides that were used for a Heritage Village educational presentation titled "The History Guard". The slides are copies of historic images of Burnaby that were accompanied by a narrative sound recording. In the recording, narrator "John Stable" pontificates about his role as the guard for history at Burnaby Village and shares historical information about Burnaby, heritage buildings, the Interurban tram, roads, transporation and how Burnaby transformed over time. Images include views of Heritage Village buildings and exhibits, Ceperley house, the Gilley Brothers logging, the Interurban tram, historic maps, roads, street scenes and the BC Tel building.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.5.717
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1895-1979] (dates of originals), copied [198-]
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of file
For recordings of the History Guard See- BV020.5.714; BV020.5.715; BV020.5.716
For Script of Slide presentation see - BV020.5.1840
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Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto18841
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1896-[2015] (dates of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 photographs + 128 photographs (tiffs & jpgs) + 1 cm textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a collection of digital reproductions of photographs, documents and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Love, Stanley and Shankie families as well as a few original photographs. The majority of the photographs are scanned copies originating from family albums pertaining to each …
Administrative History
Jesse Love (1847-1928) was born in Swindon, England and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, Jesse met Martha Leonard (1858-1920) and the couple married in 1879. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George (1880-1974)…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 photographs + 128 photographs (tiffs & jpgs) + 1 cm textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a collection of digital reproductions of photographs, documents and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Love, Stanley and Shankie families as well as a few original photographs. The majority of the photographs are scanned copies originating from family albums pertaining to each family.
Administrative History
Jesse Love (1847-1928) was born in Swindon, England and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, Jesse met Martha Leonard (1858-1920) and the couple married in 1879. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George (1880-1974) and Annie Elizabeth (1881-1957). About one year after Annie was born, the Love family moved to North Dakota to grow wheat. While living there, they had two more children, Henry (1883-1956) and Edith Minnie (1885-1976). The family decided to move further west after hearing about the fairer weather conditions from Martha’s father, George Leonard, who had settled in Vancouver in 1885. On May 23, 1887, Jesse, Martha and their four children arrived in Vancouver after travelling across Canada from Winnipeg on the first transcontinental train. Soon after their fifth child, Thomas Robert (1887-1918) was born, the family moved to Lulu Island in Richmond where they lived growing vegetables and selling them to Vancouver hotels. While living and farming on Lulu island, the couple had two more children Martha (Dot or Dorothy) (1889-1972) and Sarah Marie (1892-1978). In October 1893, Jesse Love purchased land in District Lot 25, Burnaby and built a house between 1893 and 1894. A road was constructed and named Cumberland in 1905 and the address for the Love home was 1390 Cumberland Road (after 1960- 7651 Cumberland). While living in the house, Jesse and Martha had four more children, Phoebe Leonard (1894-1991), Esther (1896-1991), John Leonard (1899-1978) and Hannah Victoria (also known as Girlie) (1902-1976). In 1912, Frank Charles Stanley (1891-1975) immigrated to Canada. Frank Stanley served in the 29th Battalion (nicknamed Tobin's Tigers) during the First World War. He received a Military Medal for bravery while serving as lieutenant. Esther Love and Frank Stanley maintained a relationship through letter writing during the First World War and in 1921 after he returned they were married at St. Alban’s Church in Burnaby. Frank and Esther Stanley (nee Love) had four children Ina Esther (1924-2017), Mary Frances, Frank Jr. and Joyce. Frank Stanley ran a service station on St. John's Street in Port Moody for many years and also served as mayor of Port Moody in the 1940s. In 1947, Ina Esther Stanley married Thomas Ramsay “Ram” Shankie (1920-1996). Ina and Thomas Ramsay Shankie had four children; David Shankie (b. 1951), Linda Shankie (Hanlon), Susan Shankie (Weston) and Kathryn Shankie. The family lived at 5351 Kalyk Avenue in Burnaby (later 3676 Kalyk Avenue). Thomas Ramsay Shankie is the son of Thomas Shankie (1872-1959) and Bertha Janet Shankie (nee Gray) (1891-1965). Thomas Shankie (Sr.) immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1905. In 1919 Thomas Shankie married Bertha Janet Gray at Henderson Presbyterian Church in West Burnaby. Thomas was the church organist and choir master of the church. Once married, the couple moved to a house located at 3718 Barker Avenue (later became 5515 Barker Avenue). Thomas and Bertha Shankie had two children, Thomas Ramsay Shankie (1920-1996) and Janet Isabella Shankie (Bower) (1923-2014). Around the age of 46 years, Thomas Shankie joined a gym and bought a bicycle to improve his health. By 1955 at the age of 83 years, Thomas Shankie had logged over two hundred thousand miles since buying his first bicycle. His motto was "ride a bicycle if you want to stay young and live long". Thomas also competed in many cycling races. Janet Isabella Shankie Bower (1923-2014) married Charles Franklin "Frank" Bower (1914-2004) in 1947. Janet and Frank Bower had two children; Gordon Franklin Bower (1951-2003) and Janet (Flintroy).
Accession Code
BV015.40
BV016.43
Date
1896-[2015] (dates of originals)
Media Type
Photograph
Arrangement
Creators maintained digital copies of original family records along with originals. The creators kept the materials arranged by family alums and family surnames. A selection of digital copies and originals were preserved by the registrar in the order in which they were maintained and are reflected in the archival descriptions.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
See also Love family fonds
Items of ephemera are described as artifacts in the Burnaby Village Museum artifact collection.
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Pictures of Hazel, throughout her life

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto93393
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1897-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 album (19 photographs ; b&w and col.) + 1 accompanying letter
Item No.
504-045
Scope and Content
Photograph album containing photographs of Hazel Peterson throughout her life, from her childhood in San Francisco to her later years. The album also held a letter attesting to Hazel Peterson's vaccination in 1902; there is a lock of hair and a photographic button pinned to the letter.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1897-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Hazel Peterson subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
504-045
Accession Number
BHS2000-08
Physical Description
1 album (19 photographs ; b&w and col.) + 1 accompanying letter
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph album containing photographs of Hazel Peterson throughout her life, from her childhood in San Francisco to her later years. The album also held a letter attesting to Hazel Peterson's vaccination in 1902; there is a lock of hair and a photographic button pinned to the letter.
Subjects
Persons - Children
Names
Peterson, Hazel
Peterson, Edwin
Notes
Title taken from handwritten note inside the original album
Note on verso of 504-045-1 reads: "hair light blond / eyes violet blue / Mrs Erickson / [?]"
Note on verso of 504-045-10 reads: "Hazel Peterson, Dennis & Irene / Aug 18 1994"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 504-045-18 reads: "Souvenir Snaps / 401 W. Hastings St. / Vancouver, B.C. / Extra copies by number"
Geographic Access
United States of America - California
British Columbia - Vancouver
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and 1 photograph
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of material created and collected by Reginald and Betty Millway, including a map of the Municipal of Burnaby and research on Robert Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and 1 photograph
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Millway family subseries
Accession Number
BHS1997-12
BHS1999-11
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of material created and collected by Reginald and Betty Millway, including a map of the Municipal of Burnaby and research on Robert Burnaby.
History/Biography
Reginald E. "Reg" Millway was born on December 20, 1915 at Milton Regis in the County of Kent. He graduated from London University via Regent Street Polytechnic and was appointed to the Air Ministry Technical Division in 1937, where he remained throughout World War II. Due to a hearing impairment he was unable to join the services and instead joined the Home Guard and served on fire bomb patrol in central London. Betty was born November 16, 1916. She married Reginald in 1940. Together they had four daughters: Catherine, Penelope “Penny”, Jennifer and Francis “Fran”. The Millways left Britain in March 1948. They sailed on the last voyage of the Acquitania to Halifax, and then took a parlour car in a C.N. train to New Westminster and took up residence in South Burnaby. After two or three years, Reginald had established his own business, Marine Electronics. When the United Flower Growers Cooperative formed in the late 1950s, Reginald helped them assemble property at Roseberry and Marine Way in cooperation with the Director of Planning. A large auditorium was built there and Reginald helped them design, manufacture and install a complete electronic system. Modifications and additions have occurred along the way to the point that it is handling millions of dollars worth of flowers annually and it is the largest operation of its kind in Canada. Reginald Millway ran in the Burnaby elections of 1957. Newly elected Mayor Alan Emmot offered him the chairmanship of the Zoning Board of Appeal (later the Board of Variance). He remained chairman for the next 35 years. In 1962, he joined the Rotary Club of Burnaby; he served as president of the club in 1969 and was a member for over 45 years. Reginald was also an early member of the Burnaby Historical Society. He served as its president for three terms. He and Blythe Eagles went to Loughborough, England, on behalf of the Society to locate and clean up the site of Robert Burnaby's grave. Reginald was also on the committee that acquired the property and organised the establishment of the Burnaby Village Museum. Betty Millway was an accomplished writer and received the 1984 Canadian Author’s Association Allan Sagster Award for long and meritorious service. She developed Robert Burnaby's family tree for the Historical Society and in the process made many contacts with prominent citizens of Loughborough, including the executive controller of the area, who introduced the Millways to the Mayor and Council. This formed the groundwork for a close relationship which Mayor Bill Lewarne formerly developed as a Sister City relationship in 1985. The Millways were longstanding members of the Burnaby Beautification Committee and their garden was featured in Gardens West in the 1998 November/December issue. Betty Millway died July 21, 2005. Reginald E. Millway died November 7, 2010.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Creator
Millway, Reginald E. "Reg"
Millway, Betty
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
PC353, MSS157
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-1986
Collection/Fonds
Millway family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material collected and complied by Reginald and Betty Millway.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-1986
Collection/Fonds
Millway family fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-05
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material collected and complied by Reginald and Betty Millway.
History/Biography
Reginald E. "Reg" Millway was born on December 20, 1915 at Milton Regis in the County of Kent. He graduated from London University (via Regent Street Polytechnic) and was appointed to the Air Ministry Technical Division in 1937, where he remained throughout World War II. Due to a hearing impairment he was unable to join the services and instead joined the Home Guard and served on fire bomb patrol in central London. Betty was born November 16, 1916 and married Reginald Millway in 1940. Together they had four daughters; Catherine, Penelope “Penny”, Jennifer and Francis “Fran” (later Malcolm). Reginald left Britain with his family in March of 1948. They were on the last voyage of the Acquitania to Halifax, took a parlour car in a C.N. train to New Westminster and took up residence in South Burnaby. After two or three years, Reginald had established his own business, Marine Electronics. When the United Flower Growers Cooperative formed in the late 1950s, Reginald helped them assemble property at Roseberry and Marine Way in cooperation with the Director of Planning. A large auditorium was built there and Reginald helped them design, manufacture and install a complete electronic system. Modifications and additions have occurred along the way to the point that it is handling millions of dollars worth of flowers annually and it is the largest operation of its kind in Canada. Reginald Millway ran in the Burnaby elections of 1957. Newly elected Mayor Alan Emmot offered him the chairmanship of the Zoning Board of Appeal (later the Board of Variance). He remained continuously chairman for the next thirty-five years. In 1962, Reginald joined the Rotary Club of Burnaby. He served as president in 1969 and remained a member for over forty-five years. Betty Millway was an accomplished writer and was the recipient of the 1984 Canadian Author’s Association Allan Sagster Award for long and meritorious service. Reginald was an early member of the Burnaby Historical Society and served as its president for three terms. He and Blythe Eagles went to Loughborough, England, on behalf of the Society to locate and clean up the site of Robert Burnaby's grave. Reginald was also on the committee that acquired the property and organised the establishment of the Burnaby Village Museum. Betty Millway developed Robert Burnaby's family tree for the Historical Society and in the process made many contacts with prominent citizens of the Loughborough area, including the executive controller of the area, who introduced the Millways to the Mayor and Council. This formed the groundwork for a close relationship which Mayor Bill Lewarne formerly developed as a SisterCity relationship in 1985. The Millways were longstanding members of the Burnaby Beautification Committee and their garden was featured in Gardens West in the 1998 November/December issue. Betty Millway died July 21, 2005. Reginald E. Millway died November 7, 2010.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Creator
Millway, Reginald E. "Reg"
Millway, Betty
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS157, PC 353
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Contracts and agreements series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord138
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of contracts and agreements made between Burnaby and other parties, including individuals, companies, and governments relating to all aspects of municipal affairs. Early contracts and agreements are largely related to the municipality’s land transactions and infrastructure, and inc…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Contracts and agreements series
Scope and Content
Series consists of contracts and agreements made between Burnaby and other parties, including individuals, companies, and governments relating to all aspects of municipal affairs. Early contracts and agreements are largely related to the municipality’s land transactions and infrastructure, and include conveyances, deeds of land, expropriations, and quit claim deeds. The Clerk is responsible for keeping these records.
Media Type
Textual Record
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1899 (date of original)-2008
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of vital statistical, biographical and historical information about Leonard Love and family. Records include copies of vital statistics, interview notes, a newspaper clipping on the BC Society of Model Engineers at BVM, correspondence from descendents of Leonard Love and their memori…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of vital statistical, biographical and historical information about Leonard Love and family. Records include copies of vital statistics, interview notes, a newspaper clipping on the BC Society of Model Engineers at BVM, correspondence from descendents of Leonard Love and their memories of the Love family and time spent in the farmhouse and an obituary for Gordon Wesley Love. Leonard Love was born in 1899, married Jenny Kennedy in 1922 and is the son of Jesse Love and Martha Love (nee Leonard).
Names
Love, John Leonard
Accession Code
BV018.41.72
Access Restriction
Subject to FIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FIPPA
Date
1899 (date of original)-2008
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1900 and 1905] (date of original), copied 1998
Collection/Fonds
Love family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of two women standing by the wooden picket fence that surrounds the Jesse Love Farmhouse (very high pickets have been used for part of the fence).The Love farmhouse was located at 1390 Cumberland Road (after 1960- address was changed to 7651 Cumberland Street). The Love farmhouse was rel…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love family fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Family photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of two women standing by the wooden picket fence that surrounds the Jesse Love Farmhouse (very high pickets have been used for part of the fence).The Love farmhouse was located at 1390 Cumberland Road (after 1960- address was changed to 7651 Cumberland Street). The Love farmhouse was relocated to the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988 where it was restored to the 1920s era.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Structures - Fences
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - 1390 Cumberland Road
Burnaby - 7651 Cumberland Street
Accession Code
BV000.45.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[between 1900 and 1905] (date of original), copied 1998
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "Jesse Love Farmhouse Burnaby BC"
See also photograph: BV018.41.146
Images
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Historic photo of Cariboo Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto13516
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] date of original, copied [198_]
Collection/Fonds
Century Park Museum Association fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print ; 8.7 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a historic photograph of an unidentified man standing on a boardwalk on the corner of Cariboo Road in Burnaby. Historic photograph includes a label in the top corner that reads: "Cariboo Rd / Burnaby". The road is made of dirt and a two story house is visible across the road from the …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Century Park Museum Association fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Photograph collection series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print ; 8.7 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a historic photograph of an unidentified man standing on a boardwalk on the corner of Cariboo Road in Burnaby. Historic photograph includes a label in the top corner that reads: "Cariboo Rd / Burnaby". The road is made of dirt and a two story house is visible across the road from the man.
Subjects
Construction - Road Construction
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cariboo Road
Accession Code
BV020.5.860
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] date of original, copied [198_]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
25-Aug-2020
Scale
100
Photographer
Brown, Cice Chandler
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900] (date of originals)-2012
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
approx. 480 photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs pertaining to the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel's history, restoration, sod turning, opening ceremonies and various events regarding the carousel. Orignal photographs and reproductions in this series were created by staff of the Burnaby Village Museum for research a…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Physical Description
approx. 480 photographs
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of photographs pertaining to the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel's history, restoration, sod turning, opening ceremonies and various events regarding the carousel. Orignal photographs and reproductions in this series were created by staff of the Burnaby Village Museum for research and documentation purposes.
Accession Code
X5124
BV019.21
BV019.39
BV020.5
BV022.2
Date
[1900] (date of originals)-2012
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
Further accruals are expected
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Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording12337
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. …
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Oral history series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.6.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Josephine Chow Location of Interview: Burnaby Village Museum Interview Date: February 7, 2020 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 00:43:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. The farm is situated in the Big Bend area along Marine Drive and is still in operation today. 0:00-08:45 Josephine Chow provides some historical background on the history of “Hop On Farm” and her family in British Columbia. She tells of how her grandfather Gay Tim Hong and three partners pooled money together to purchase twelve acres on Marine Drive in 1951. Prior to this, most of them farmed on the Musqueam First Nation Reserve for 20-30 years. It all began when her great grandfather Sui Wing Hong, first came to Canada from China and slowly brought over her grandfather, father and other members of the family. Her grandfather, Gay Tim Hong went back and forth between Canada and China at least four times since he and her grandmother had four children including her father, who was born in 1931. Her father came to Canada at 10 years of age to live with his father. Josephine’s great grandfather came to Vancouver from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). 8:46- 14:20 Josephine provides the names of her siblings from the eldest to the youngest; Pauline, Josephine (herself), Catherine, Noreen, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. She describes what life was like on the farm with her parents working from sunrise to sunset. The family farmed vegetable produce taking orders from local stores in the lower mainland. Often the children helped their parents with the orders starting at eight or nine years of age. Other workers on the farm travelled by bus from Vancouver’s Chinatown. She also tells of how her father was an animal lover and raised chickens, pigeons, geese, koy, goldfish and dogs. 14: 21 – 16:56 Josephine describes what Burnaby was like during the time that she grew up in the late 1950s. She explains that Burnaby was very quiet with nothing being open on Sundays. On the farm, she and her siblings would entertain themselves by playing games like soccer, baseball and kick ball or also by catching frogs, snails, caterpillars and ladybugs. There were neighbours living on Marine Drive and almost every house had someone who we went to the same elementary school. The neighbourhood children would often come to play with them on their farm. 16:56- 26:47 Josephine describes how when they were young there were farms all around them and how on Sunday drives with her father, they would go to feed horses or look at the cows. Josephine shares that her elder sister Pauline was the only one born in China and how when she first arrived that she lived on the Musqueam First Nations Reserve with their parents before they moved to Burnaby. Josephine recollects that most of her friends were farmer’s kids from the neighbourhood but while in school, she had more Caucasian friends. Josephine and her siblings attended Glenwood Elementary on Marine Drive and later Junior Secondary at McPherson Park (grades 8-10) and Burnaby South Senior Secondary (grades 11-12. ). She shares some of her experiences while attending school. She said that there were about a dozen Asians in school with her, mostly from farming families in the “Flats”. 26:48- 30:45 Josephine describes what life was like for her and her siblings after school. They often helped on the farm when they got home, usually taking care of orders for green onions. Her mother made dinner and did all of the cooking for family and workers on the farm as well as working in the fields. Her father did all of the grocery shopping in Vancouver’s Chinatown two or three times per week where he purchased meat and fish. She says that her grandfather, often travelled by bus every Saturday or Sunday to meet up with friends in Chinatown. Extracurricular activities for her and her siblings included volley ball and soccer as long as it didn’t interfere with their work schedule on the farm. 30:46- 37:03 Josephine describes what occurred while living at home, the food they ate, shopping and attending Chinese school. Her mother cooked only Chinese food, she didn’t know how to cook “Western food”. For school lunches, the kids made their own sandwiches. She tells of a Chinese language school arranged by Mrs. Joe [sic] who lived on Gilley Road and was Canadian born Chinese. Mrs. Joe [sic] also arranged an English class for farmer’s wives on Tuesday nights in which her mother attended. Josephine recollects learning Mandarin from Mrs. Joe [sic] a few days a week after her regular school. Chinese school took place at Riverway School on Meadow Avenue in Burnaby. Mrs. Joe also taught them a lot about Chinese culture including Kung Fu, Chinese Dance and Chinese brush painting. 37:04- 39:39 Josephine describes Medical Care for her and her family in the 1950s and 1960s. She tells of a female Chinese doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Madeline Chung. Dr. Chung was responsible for delivering a lot of Chinese babies including Josephine. The family also visited herbalists in Vancouver Chinatown. They would often buy herbs for colds etc. Josephine also tells of how her parents stayed in touch with family in China by writing letters. Her mother’s family, including her parents and siblings were still in China while most of her father’s family were here in Canada. 39:40- 43:19 – In closing, Josephine shares how life is much busier now and of how she misses the quietness of her days growing up. She briefly describes her life on the family farm now and how different it is from when her parents worked the farm. She explains how farming methods have changed and how they don’t have to work as hard as her parents did.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: Josephine Chow (nee Hong) is the second eldest child of Chan Kow Hong and Sui Ha Hong. In 1925, Josephine's grandfather, Gay Tim Hong immigrated to Canada from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). In 1952, her father, Chan Kow Hong joined his father, Gay Tim Hong and by 1953, he established "Hop On Farms" in the Big Bend area of Burnaby near Marine Drive. Josephine grew up on the farm with her parents and six siblings; Pauline, Catherine, Norine, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. In 1969, Josephine's elder sister Pauline and her husband Jack Chan took over the family farm and in 1972 their father and grandfather moved to Kamloops to open a restaurant. As an adult, Josephine worked in several different areas including owning and running her own Aesthetics business. Josephine eventually retired and returned to the farm to assist her siblings. The farm is still in operation. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Notes
Title based on contents of interview
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
First Nations reserves - British Columbia
Names
Fong, Denise
Chow, Josephine
Glenwood Elementary School
McPherson Park Junior Secondary School
Musqueam
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

Images
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Chinese Canadians in Burnaby subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording18781
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed 2019-2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
2 mp3 recordings
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of two oral history interviews that were conducted by Denise Fong of Burnaby Village Museum while conducting historical research regarding the history of Chinese Canadians in Burnaby.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed 2019-2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Oral history series
Description Level
Subseries
Accession Code
BV019.15.1
BV020.6.1
Physical Description
2 mp3 recordings
Media Type
Sound Recording
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of two oral history interviews that were conducted by Denise Fong of Burnaby Village Museum while conducting historical research regarding the history of Chinese Canadians in Burnaby.
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
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Photocopy of Albert Parker album

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord9951
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-1970] (date of originals), copied 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies from a photograph album owned by Albert Parker with notes that were added by Lisa Langlet as she went through the content with Albert. Photos mostly pertain to the Parker and Hughes families as well as some photos of the Love family members and the Love farmhouse includ…
Administrative History
Sarah Parker (nee Love) and William Parker lived in the Jesse Love farmhouse with their children: Albert, Bill and Elsie from 1925. Elsie married John Hughes in 1942 and they had three children; Brent, Anne and John. Sarah Parker sold the Love farmhouse to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies from a photograph album owned by Albert Parker with notes that were added by Lisa Langlet as she went through the content with Albert. Photos mostly pertain to the Parker and Hughes families as well as some photos of the Love family members and the Love farmhouse including: Sarah (nee Love) and her husband William Parker; children of Sarah and William Parker; sister Elsie (nee Parker) Hughes and family in Ontario; Late 1920-1930 exterior photos of the Love farmhouse in the winter; Annie (nee Love) and husband Flash Whiting; tennis on the grounds of the Love farmhouse; Dot/Dorothy (nee Love) Brandrith and Minnie (nee Love) McKenzie; Hughes children and grandfather William Parker at Love farmhouse; Bill Parker and his wife May in the Air Force and BC coast; Elsie and John Hughes wedding day (1942); Jesse Love; John Hughes and family at the farmhouse at Christmas; Love children and spouses; camping with Annie (nee Love) Whiting; Henry Love; Sarah (nee Love) Parker and her sister Annie (nee Love) Whiting with infants; Albert and his sister Elsie Parker; Parker family old home on Newcombe Street in Burnaby; Love family and friends camping; Postcards from England; William Parker's death notice; Jesse Love and dog; Love family and friends in car; William and Phoebe (nee Love) Feedham and their boat FeBe; tennis court with family and friends; Ester (nee Love) Stanley and Robert Love in WWI uniform.
Administrative History
Sarah Parker (nee Love) and William Parker lived in the Jesse Love farmhouse with their children: Albert, Bill and Elsie from 1925. Elsie married John Hughes in 1942 and they had three children; Brent, Anne and John. Sarah Parker sold the Love farmhouse to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966. Elsie and John Hughes had four children; John Jr., Ann, Brent and Merle. They lived in the Love farmhouse with their son Brent until 1971.
Accession Code
BV018.41.203
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1900-1970] (date of originals), copied 1998
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Photocopy of Albert Parker album

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord9953
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-1960] (date of originals), copied 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies from a photograph album owned by Albert Parker with notes that were added by Lisa Langlet as she went through the content with Albert. Photocopies of photos mostly pertain to Albert Parker and family along with a few of the Love family and farmhouse including: Albert's …
Administrative History
Sarah Parker (nee Love) and William Parker lived in the Jesse Love farmhouse with their children: Albert, Bill and Elsie from 1925. Elsie married John Hughes in 1942 and they had three children; Brent, Anne and John. Sarah Parker sold the Love farmhouse to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Jesse Love farmhouse series
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies from a photograph album owned by Albert Parker with notes that were added by Lisa Langlet as she went through the content with Albert. Photocopies of photos mostly pertain to Albert Parker and family along with a few of the Love family and farmhouse including: Albert's early childhood; Albert's cousins from his mother's side (the Stanleys); Albert's cousins from his father's side (the Parkers); exterior of Love farmhouse; house at 1390 Newcombe Street; Love farmhouse porch and garden with Love family members (ca. 1900); swing at farmhouse; William Parker's half brothers and their families (Deacon); Bill Parker and his family at Christmas in the farmhouse; Pioneer day with Sarah (Love) and William Parker dressed in costume; Albert and Margaret (Peggy) Parker; Elsie (nee Parker) Hughes and family including children's class photos and Love farmhouse in winter.
Administrative History
Sarah Parker (nee Love) and William Parker lived in the Jesse Love farmhouse with their children: Albert, Bill and Elsie from 1925. Elsie married John Hughes in 1942 and they had three children; Brent, Anne and John. Sarah Parker sold the Love farmhouse to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966. Elsie and John Hughes had four children; John Jr., Ann, Brent and Merle. They lived in the Love farmhouse with their son Brent until 1971.
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Hughes, Elsie Roberta Parker
Parker, Sarah Maria Love
Parker, Margaret "Peggy"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Newcombe Street
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Accession Code
BV018.41.205
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1900-1960] (date of originals), copied 1998
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Burnaby Retired Teachers subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat21
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900-1928] (date of originals), photocopied [1990]-[1991]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools. Records include information booklets, photographs, statistics, and other research materials collected by the Burnaby Retired Teachers' Association.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900-1928] (date of originals), photocopied [1990]-[1991]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and other material
Description Level
Subseries
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Retired Teachers subseries
Accession Number
BHS2002-11
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools. Records 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. 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 wrote the “Introductory Resource Materials on Burnaby Schools / 1894-1991” report which gives a one page "introduction" to each school in the Burnaby district, past and present.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Creator
Burnaby Retired Teachers
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
PC434 and MSS103
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Interview with Rick Sporns by Kathy Bossort October 30, 2015 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory606
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s discussion of the value of natural areas to Burnaby, the city’s history of protecting green spaces, and the complementary role the Pavilion area plays in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He talks about how the rose garden and “Playground of…
Date Range
1900-2015
Length
0:17:11
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s discussion of the value of natural areas to Burnaby, the city’s history of protecting green spaces, and the complementary role the Pavilion area plays in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He talks about how the rose garden and “Playground of the Gods” sculptures (Kamui Mintara) help Pavilion area visitors more fully appreciate the mountain setting. He also talks about the history of the construction of the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Date Range
1900-2015
Length
0:17:11
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Kamui Mintara
Central Park
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Planning
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 30, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Rick Sporns conducted by Kathy Bossort. Rick Sporns was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Rick Sporn’s description of the history and design of Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden and the significance of the Centennial Pavilion area in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Rick Sporns also talks about his career with the City of Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, management of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, and the value of natural areas to Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Richard Sporns was born in 1957 in Daly Municipality, Manitoba, to Ulrich and Charlotte Sporns. The family moved to the Burquitlam Area of Burnaby in about 1965. Rick Sporns obtained his BSc degree in biology at SFU and a degree in landscape architecture at UBC. In 1985 he began his career in the City of Burnaby’s Park, Recreation and Cultural Services department where he currently is Assistant Manager - Parks Design. Rick was responsible for designing Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden, a legacy project proposed by Mark Stockdale to commemorate Burnaby’s 1992 Centennial. The rose garden opened to the public July 18, 1992.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:01:40
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Interviewee Name
Sporns, Richard "Rick"
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-008_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Rick Sporns

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968-2003
Collection/Fonds
Legal Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created during the land sale process coordinated by the City of Burnaby’s Legal Department. Records include: correspondence, memos, agreements, proposals, tenders, bids, reports, receipts for fees paid, registration of sale agreements, Land Title forms, surveys, appraisal…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968-2003
Collection/Fonds
Legal Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Land Sales series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created during the land sale process coordinated by the City of Burnaby’s Legal Department. Records include: correspondence, memos, agreements, proposals, tenders, bids, reports, receipts for fees paid, registration of sale agreements, Land Title forms, surveys, appraisals, estimates, legal opinions, as well as maps and other cartographic material.
History/Biography
In 2017, responsibility for City land sales was transferred to Realty and Lands.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1900-2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS039-002
Scope and Content
File contains papers pertaining to the Patterson family. Included in the file is a Deed of Land from 1910, student report cards for Bruce and Dugald Campbell Patterson as well as histories and correspondence pertaining to the Webb family (Frances Mabel Webb Patterson's family). Also included is a p…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1900-2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Patterson family subseries
Item No.
MSS039-002
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Accession Number
BHS1996-05
Scope and Content
File contains papers pertaining to the Patterson family. Included in the file is a Deed of Land from 1910, student report cards for Bruce and Dugald Campbell Patterson as well as histories and correspondence pertaining to the Webb family (Frances Mabel Webb Patterson's family). Also included is a photocopied history of D.C. Patterson Senior (from an early publication).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Vidal family textual records

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord82707
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900-2012]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1.3 cm of textual records : ill.
Item No.
MSS176-004
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten letters from 1907, typed family histories, photocopies of family crest and family histories, photocopies of photographs from the 1942 Shamrock Tea of East Cedar School, copies of the photograph numbered 550-004 and published works by J. H. Vidal. Key persons include Cap…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900-2012]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
1.3 cm of textual records : ill.
Description Level
File
Series
Hill family and Vidal family papers series
Item No.
MSS176-004
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten letters from 1907, typed family histories, photocopies of family crest and family histories, photocopies of photographs from the 1942 Shamrock Tea of East Cedar School, copies of the photograph numbered 550-004 and published works by J. H. Vidal. Key persons include Captain Richard Emeric Vidal, a pioneer of Upper Canada, and his son Senator Alexander Vidal.
Names
Vidal, Alexander
Vidal, Captain Richard Emeric
Vidal, J. H.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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