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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1937
Collection/Fonds
B. Keisler collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
12 photographs + 1 textual record
Storage Location
BHS214
MSS151
Scope and Content
Photographs in this collection include images of Kingsway West School, Burnaby South High School and Burnaby May Day celebrations. Also included in the collection is a 1937 Graduation Banquet dance card.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1937
Collection/Fonds
B. Keisler collection
Physical Description
12 photographs + 1 textual record
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS214
MSS151
Scope and Content
Photographs in this collection include images of Kingsway West School, Burnaby South High School and Burnaby May Day celebrations. Also included in the collection is a 1937 Graduation Banquet dance card.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] -1986
Collection/Fonds
Bernard Bellinger fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 8 photographs
Storage Location
BHS160
BHS205
MSS035
BHS354
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Fraser River and Deer Lake in the 1930s. Also included in the fonds are newspapers and bulletins pertaining to Burnaby as well as a telephone directory for British Columbia and the Yukon.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] -1986
Collection/Fonds
Bernard Bellinger fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 8 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS160
BHS205
MSS035
BHS354
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Fraser River and Deer Lake in the 1930s. Also included in the fonds are newspapers and bulletins pertaining to Burnaby as well as a telephone directory for British Columbia and the Yukon.
History/Biography
Bernard Bellinger arrived in Burnaby in 1927 with his parents Jack and Nell (Elizabeth Ellen Fraser) Bellinger, and four younger siblings; Christine, David, Marion, and James (the youngest, Robert, was born in Burnaby). They lived at the Old Orchard Auto Court on Kingsway and Willingdon in two small cabins. Later they moved to a home on Pearl Avenue in the Royal Oak district. Bernard went to Kingsway West primary school and then Burnaby South high school. When studying to become a pharmacist, he apprenticed in Vancouver, but lived in Burnaby his entire life.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby Art Gallery Collection

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

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910- [1980]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS257 and MSS057
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs created by the Burnaby Chamber of Commerce.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910- [1980]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Chamber of Commerce fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS257 and MSS057
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs created by the Burnaby Chamber of Commerce.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby Clef society fonds

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

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
approx. 130 linear feet of textual records + 31 linear feet of graphic and other material
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into following series: 1.The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series, ca. 1890-2000 2.The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series, ca. 1890-2000; predom…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
approx. 130 linear feet of textual records + 31 linear feet of graphic and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into following series:
1.The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series, ca. 1890-2000
2.The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series, ca. 1890-2000; predominantly 1890-1950
3. The Century Park Museum Association and Burnaby Historical Society series, ca. 1965-1976
4. The Oral History series, 1969-1989
5. The Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera series, 1915-1992
History/Biography
The Burnaby Historical Society was founded in 1957. Over the years, the Burnaby Historical Society developed a community archives by collecting, compiling and preserving various material with historical value to the City of Burnaby. The Society gathered miscellaneous documents, photographs and other items while also soliciting and acquiring entire collections or groups of archival records. The Century Park Museum Association was founded under the auspices of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee, to administer Burnaby's Centennial '71 Commemorative Project, Heritage Village. In 1991, the Historical Society was provided a permanent space to house their growing collection at the Burnaby Village Museum and they continued to collect and expand their holdings.
After the creation of the City of Burnaby Archives in 2001, the Burnaby Historical Society and the City of Burnaby began discussing the possibility of uniting the two collections. In February, 2007, an agreement was signed between the two institutions which resulted in the merger of the Community Archives with the City Archives. All records and photographs that had been collected by the Historical Society were transferred into the custody of the City and were moved from the Burnaby Village Museum to the City Archives in the McGill Branch Library. While the Society continues to function as a community group, it no longer acts as a collecting body.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby Public Library collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 -[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 77 photographs
Storage Location
BHS225
BHS226
BHS227
BHS228
BHS229
BHS230
BHS231
MSS058
MSS059
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Burnaby Public Library into two series: 1. Burnaby Public Library Photograph collection [1920-1978] 2. Burnaby Public Library Manuscript collection 1912-1928
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 -[1978]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 77 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS225
BHS226
BHS227
BHS228
BHS229
BHS230
BHS231
MSS058
MSS059
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Burnaby Public Library into two series: 1. Burnaby Public Library Photograph collection [1920-1978] 2. Burnaby Public Library Manuscript collection 1912-1928
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby Retired Teachers collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records, 2 photographs and 1 audio/visual record
Storage Location
BHS434
MSS103
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records, 2 photographs and 1 audio/visual record
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS434
MSS103
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools.
History/Biography
Concerned that Burnaby might be losing its educational history, the Retired Teachers’ Association of Burnaby formed the History of Education Committee, housing their records at Schou Elementary School. The Committee made efforts to assemble types of information that could help in the preparation of school histories, and once this information was assembled, they completed the paper entitled, “Introductory Resource Materials on Burnaby Schools / 1894-1991” which gives one page ‘introduction’ to each school in the Burnaby district, past and present.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] -1995
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 textual record and 11 photographs
Storage Location
BHS316
MSS141
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Byrne family and a photocopied essay entitled "Life on the North Arm of the Fraser River: The Experience of the Rowling Family."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] -1995
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Physical Description
1 textual record and 11 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS316
MSS141
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Byrne family and a photocopied essay entitled "Life on the North Arm of the Fraser River: The Experience of the Rowling Family."
History/Biography
William Henry Rowling was born February 9, 1826 in Truro, Cornwall, England. His wife, Mary Russell Rowling was born November 19, 1832 in Strickland, Dorset, England. Their first child, Rosetta Mary (Rose) was born August 8, 1858 in Plumstead, Woolwhich, Kent while Henry was in Esquimalt working as a Royal Engineer. The family then moved to New Westminster, and grew larger; James William Russell (Jim) Rowling born October 14, 1862, Henry Soar Rowling born February 3, 1864, Priscilla Amelia Rowling (later Byrne) born February 24, 1866 and William Henry Kemp Rowling born September 2, 1867 before settling at their farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River in September of 1868. They raised livestock and grew produce on their property for their growing family; Thomas George Rowling born and on April 14, 1869 and Elizabeth Jane Russell Rowling born on August 24, 1847. The Rowlings were raised Presbyterian but Priscilla later converted to Roman Catholicism when she married her husband, Peter Byrne on May 15, 1892. As young adults, Priscilla and Peter lived on the North Arm, close to Priscilla's parents and youngest sister Elizabeth. Her brother Henry moved his logging operations near the Byrne residence but James lived in South Vancouver with a family of his own. Their other siblings, Rose and Thomas, had passed away by this time. Peter and Priscilla had six children; their eldest Margaret Gladys Byrne, born February 28, 1893, twin daughters; Mary and Norah, Kathleen, Ultan Patrick (Pat) and baby Elizabeth Laura Byrne (later Cyr). After their parents died in 1906, Elizabeth went to live with her sister Priscilla and her nieces and nephews.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935-1987
Collection/Fonds
Lubbock Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1cm of textual records and approx. 100 photographs
Storage Location
BHS286
BHS289
BHS342
MSS139
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs created by and for the Lubbock family pertaining to the family and their Burnaby Lake Riding Academy.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935-1987
Collection/Fonds
Lubbock Family collection
Physical Description
1cm of textual records and approx. 100 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS286
BHS289
BHS342
MSS139
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs created by and for the Lubbock family pertaining to the family and their Burnaby Lake Riding Academy.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail

Capitol Hill Community Association collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1943-1955
Collection/Fonds
Capitol Hill Community Association collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 2 photographs
Storage Location
BHS282
MSS077
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of William Dynes and George Green as well as a Capitol Hill Community Hall minute book and architectural plans.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1943-1955
Collection/Fonds
Capitol Hill Community Association collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 2 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS282
MSS077
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of William Dynes and George Green as well as a Capitol Hill Community Hall minute book and architectural plans.
History/Biography
The Capitol Hall Community Association was formed in 1912. Meetings were held initially in a machine shop located south of Hastings Street. By 1923 the Association had moved to the original Howard Avenue School at Howard and Francis, but this building was destroyed by fire in 1924. A new hall was erected south of Hastings Street; it was completed in 1926 and used for Association activities until 1943 when this hall was also destroyed by fire. From 1943 until late 1947 Capitol Hill Community Hall meetings were held in a variety of places. These included the United Church Hall, Mrs. Wilson’s on Ellesmere, Capitol Hill School, Harry Royle’s Store and Mrs. Wood’s on North Warwick. Various plans and sketches for a new hall were discussed including one by architect Harold Collerne (it was turned down). By June of 1944, members decided on the Howard Avenue site on Dynes Park, north of Hastings Street, and two applications for building permits were turned down, until 1946 when the Municipal clerk requested tenders for the erection of the hall. In 1947 a “temporary” hall was built on the present site and remains to this day. Planning and construction was carried out with George Green as Chairman of the Building Committee and William James Dynes as Foreman. The members were in the new hall by December 1947.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby Centennial Anthology series

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and approx. 550 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of more than one hundred articles and stories written for inclusion within the book along with over 500 photographs depicting the life and times of early Burnaby residents.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and approx. 550 photographs
Description Level
Series
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Series consists of more than one hundred articles and stories written for inclusion within the book along with over 500 photographs depicting the life and times of early Burnaby residents.
History/Biography
In 1992, the City of Burnaby celebrated its 100th birthday and to mark this event a Centennial Committee was struck by the Mayor and Council to coordinate activities and oversee the year-long celebrations. One of the sub-committees that was formed to help with this work was the History and Heritage Committee whose goal was to collect and preserve historic materials detailing the development of Burnaby. In November of 1992, the committee advertised for the submission of personal stories, photos and other memorabilia and as a result received material from over 150 early Burnaby residents. Although the Centennial Committee disbanded at the end of 1992, the work that had been begun by the History and Heritage Sub-Committee continued under the direction of the Burnaby Heritage Advisory Committee (Community Heritage Commission) and proceeded under its authority until the project was completed.
The stories that were captured to accompany this material and the memories of some of Burnaby’s earliest residents were brought together in the form of book which was published in 1994 and titled Burnaby Centennial Anthology: Stories of Early Burnaby. The records in this collection were all acquired during the production of this book, chronicling the experiences of Burnaby’s earliest citizens.
Formats
All photographs have been scanned and digital copies exist.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of series.
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1949
Collection/Fonds
Chamberlain family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and 15 photographs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 179
MSS152
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual record and photographs pertaining to the Chamberlain family of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1949
Collection/Fonds
Chamberlain family fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and 15 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 179
MSS152
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual record and photographs pertaining to the Chamberlain family of Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Charles Brown Family fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-1950
Collection/Fonds
Charles Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS307
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records and photographs created by the family of Charles Brown, long-time employee and Municipal Clerk of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-1950
Collection/Fonds
Charles Brown Family fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS307
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records and photographs created by the family of Charles Brown, long-time employee and Municipal Clerk of Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
necessary
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898 -2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 files of textual records and 45 photographs
Storage Location
BHS170
BHS171
BHS213
BHS322
BHS326
MSS024
MSS039
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs pertaining to the Patterson family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898 -2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Physical Description
5 files of textual records and 45 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS170
BHS171
BHS213
BHS322
BHS326
MSS024
MSS039
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs pertaining to the Patterson family.
History/Biography
The Patterson family were early Burnaby pioneers. Dugald Campbell Patterson (1860-1931) and Frances Mabel Webb Patterson (1872-1960) were married in 1890 in Victoria, British Columbia. Dugald Patterson founded Vulcan Iron Works in New Westminister in 1903 (this business would eventually become the Dominion Bridge Company) and settled in the Central Park district. In 1910 they relocated to the Edmonds district and built a home (complete with tennis courts and a gazebo) on Edmonds Street near Kingsway. The Pattersons were community minded citizens that served Burnaby through their involvement with local municipal affairs and politics. In 1909 Dugald Patterson became the first postmaster of Edmonds. He also served as a School Trustee in 1912-13 and was one of the first residents to lobby council to preserve the local ravines as parks. The family name is remembered and honoured by the naming of Patterson Avenue and the Patterson SkyTrain Station located in the Metrotown area. The seven children in the family were named William H. (Bill), Jean, Frances Jr, Dugald C. Jr, Mary, C. Bruce and Alice.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Donald N. Brown collection

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

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Douglas Road School collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS471 and MSS023
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the demolition and construction of buildings at the Douglas Road school site, as well as a photocopied guest book of attendees to a Douglas Road school reunion.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Douglas Road School collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS471 and MSS023
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the demolition and construction of buildings at the Douglas Road school site, as well as a photocopied guest book of attendees to a Douglas Road school reunion.
History/Biography
The Douglas Road School was originally established as a two-room school in 1908 on this site, and later expanded to four classrooms. Anticipating rapid settlement of this district, the School Board purchased two acres adjoining the old building. Two of the four rooms were designed to become one large auditorium suitable for special events and public gatherings, with seating for two hundred people. Designed by McCarter & Nairne, the school was built by contractor A.S. Perry.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 -1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
40 files of textual records and 1489 photographs
Storage Location
BHS245
BHS331
BHS404
MSS032
BHS314
BHS482
MSS055
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records, correspondence and photographs created by Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles regarding their home and garden in the Deer Lake area of Burnaby. Also included in the fonds are records pertaining the Burnaby Historical Society, the book entitled "The Fraser's History from Glacier…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 -1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family fonds
Physical Description
40 files of textual records and 1489 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS245
BHS331
BHS404
MSS032
BHS314
BHS482
MSS055
Access Restriction
Open access
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records, correspondence and photographs created by Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles regarding their home and garden in the Deer Lake area of Burnaby. Also included in the fonds are records pertaining the Burnaby Historical Society, the book entitled "The Fraser's History from Glaciers to Early Settlements" and the Eagle's visit to Robert Burnaby's grave.
History/Biography
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from U.B.C. Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1920
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Graphic material
Storage Location
BHS298
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created by the Brown family, showing Ed Brown and family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1920
Collection/Fonds
Ed Brown Family fonds
Physical Description
Graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS298
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created by the Brown family, showing Ed Brown and family.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and approx. 40 photographs
Storage Location
BHS207
MSS036
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs depicting Edmonds school and surrounding area as well as a collection of records consisting of research and work done by and for Edmonds School students and staff.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and approx. 40 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS207
MSS036
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs depicting Edmonds school and surrounding area as well as a collection of records consisting of research and work done by and for Edmonds School students and staff.
History/Biography
Edmonds School can trace its history back to the opening of the first school in Burnaby in 1894. The "Burnaby school" was a typical one-room school house constructed on a small site on the opposite side of Canada Way (then named Douglas Road) and 18th Avenue. In 1896 when West Burnaby school was built the school was renamed the "East Burnaby School." By 1908 the original small school house and its little playground became too small to contain the growing number of school-aged children living in the area. That year the Municipality of Burnaby and the Burnaby School Board funded a new four room school to house 75 students on the present site facing Edmonds Street. This building was known for many years as the old "gray school" because of its drab paint colour. In 1913 a four room addition completed this school which was then renamed the "Edmonds Street School." In 1922 the school was was expanded with a new four room "bungalow" building on the Douglas Road side of the property. By 1925 four more rooms were added to house the student population of this rapidly growing district which peaked at 580 by 1930. After World War II the old school was designated as a junior high school and in 1949 the present building was opened on an expanded site. By 1953 and 1955 the school received more additions to accommodate a student enrolment that had expanded to thirteen hundred students. The original gray building was demolished in 1956 and the bungalow building, which had served for many years as the elementary school was destroyed by fire in 1989.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1928]
Collection/Fonds
Ethel Derrick collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Graphic material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing Second Street and Burnaby South High School classes during the 1920s.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1928]
Collection/Fonds
Ethel Derrick collection
Physical Description
Graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing Second Street and Burnaby South High School classes during the 1920s.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Evelyn Salisbury collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1985]
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS145
BHS177
BHS178
BHS195
BHS221
BHS261
MSS061
Scope and Content
Collection consists of textual records and photographs depicting historic sites in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1985]
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS145
BHS177
BHS178
BHS195
BHS221
BHS261
MSS061
Scope and Content
Collection consists of textual records and photographs depicting historic sites in Burnaby.
History/Biography
Lillian Evelyn Salisbury was born in 1915 and moved to Burnaby in 1945. She had three children with her husband Fred; Gordon, Lorne and Karen. While living in Burnaby she worked with the Red Cross blood donor clinic and the Burnaby Health Unit. In 1958 she participated in the Greater Vancouver Health League’s campaign for fluoridation as the Health Chairman of the Burnaby Parent-Teacher Council. Evelyn Salisbury served two-year terms as secretary, vice-president and president of the Burnaby Historical Society and spearheaded a 1985 project to record Burnaby’s historical inventory of churches, schools, industries, homes and other pre-1930 buildings. When the building of Metrotown shopping centre threatened to clear historic homes in Central Park area, the society produced a record of the historic buildings in the area. In 1988, as president of the Burnaby Historical Society, she convinced City of Burnaby aldermen to set up a heritage advisory committee. She was appointed to the Burnaby Centennial Committee the next year and in 1990 she was named Citizen of the Year by the Burnaby City Council. She died in 1991. During her lifetime, Evelyn Salisbury endeavoured to collect papers of historical significance.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Also included in the collection is a British Columbia Centenary flag (Bay 69 - Shelf 6 - Box 9)
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 m of textual records, graphic material, and cartographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: Follow That Fire series; and General and Administrative Files.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Physical Description
1 m of textual records, graphic material, and cartographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: Follow That Fire series; and General and Administrative Files.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910-1939]
Collection/Fonds
Forster family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 photographs
Storage Location
BHS168
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Forster family and home in the Clinton Street and Nelson Avenue area as well as the Forster home and store in the McKay area.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910-1939]
Collection/Fonds
Forster family fonds
Physical Description
10 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS168
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Forster family and home in the Clinton Street and Nelson Avenue area as well as the Forster home and store in the McKay area.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Vera Jackson Pel collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original) - 1991
Collection/Fonds
Vera Jackson Pel collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
MSS053
MSS069
BHS256
BHS274
BHS305
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs and textual records pertaining to Vera Jackson Pel's personal as well as professional life.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927 (date of original) - 1991
Collection/Fonds
Vera Jackson Pel collection
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS053
MSS069
BHS256
BHS274
BHS305
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs and textual records pertaining to Vera Jackson Pel's personal as well as professional life.
History/Biography
Vera Jackson’s parents Harold Joseph Jackson and Florence Colocott married in 1925 and bought a brown wooden shingled house at 3507 Booth Avenue, Burnaby in 1926. Vera Rose Jackson was born at Mrs. Scott’s private hospital on Kingsway near Central Park December 4, 1927. Her brother Ronald Harold Jackson was born June 21, 1929. In 1934, the family moved to 2706 Cassie Avenue (later renumbered 6457). Vera attended Miss Edith Hall’s Kindergarten on Grange Street until she was old enough to enter Kingsway West as a grade one student. The family were members of the West Burnaby United Church and Vera and her brother Ron both went to Sunday school in the old Church basement. Vera attended Burnaby South High School where she met her future husband, Fred Pel. In 1944, Vera earned a job at the Royal Bank in Burnaby. Besides the manager and the accountant, the entire staff at the branch were young girls fresh out of school - the men having left to serve during the war. She worked at the Royal Bank from 1944 until 1952. During her time as clerk, she witnessed two armed robberies; one in May of 1946 and the other in January of 1948.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Gavel Historical Society collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986-1991
Collection/Fonds
Gavel Historical Society collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 9 photographs
Storage Location
BHS311
MSS140
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of numerous visits of state to Burnaby, including the 1986 visit of His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Her Royal Highness Princess Diana, the 1988 visit of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark in October of 1991 and the…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986-1991
Collection/Fonds
Gavel Historical Society collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 9 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS311
MSS140
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of numerous visits of state to Burnaby, including the 1986 visit of His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Her Royal Highness Princess Diana, the 1988 visit of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark in October of 1991 and the 1988 visit of Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Also includes media itineraries for two of these visits of state.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911-1918
Collection/Fonds
Gavin family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS209
Scope and Content
Fonds conists of photographs of the Gavin family, the Gavin House (Buckingham Avenue) and Burnaby Girl Guides and Ladies organizations.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911-1918
Collection/Fonds
Gavin family fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS209
Scope and Content
Fonds conists of photographs of the Gavin family, the Gavin House (Buckingham Avenue) and Burnaby Girl Guides and Ladies organizations.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951-1953
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS208
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby Lake interurban tramline and various stations throughout Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951-1953
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS208
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby Lake interurban tramline and various stations throughout Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1964
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 files of textual records and 75 photographs
Storage Location
BHS243
MSS048
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records and photographs created by Burnaby magistrate and Freeman, George A. Grant and family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893-1964
Collection/Fonds
George Grant fonds
Physical Description
4 files of textual records and 75 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS243
MSS048
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records and photographs created by Burnaby magistrate and Freeman, George A. Grant and family.
History/Biography
George Alford Grant was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 22, 1877. In 1907 George married Alice Taylor of Stonehaven, Scotland. Three of their children were born in Edinburgh; William (1908), George Jr. (1910) and Herriot (1912). By 1912 George Grant had secured a job in Burnaby at a law office (eventually he established his own law firm of Grant and MacDougal) and brought his family to join him. While in Burnaby, Alice and George Grant would have two more children; Alastair and Millie. During World War One, George served in the 11th Irish Fusiliers of Vancouver, attaining the rank of Captain. Upon returning to Burnaby, George would go on to have a long and distinguished career, serving for over 43 years holding both official and unofficial offices in Burnaby – a record of service that would eventually result in him receiving not only local recognition but also the Order of the British Empire. Between 1921 and 1931, George sat on the Burnaby School Board and also served as the Municipal Solicitor in the 1930s. Alice Grant became a life member of the Provincial Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (as well as the Col. Hart McHarg Chapter) in 1935 and George was a Burnaby Police Magistrate (for 13 years) until 1954. During this time he was recognized for his patience and fairness and the BC Borstal Association benefited from his active interest for many years. George also served as chairman of the West Burnaby Liberal Association from 1925 to 1938, heading the New Westminster Federal Riding Association in 1938. In January 1955 he was presented with the Gold Key award by the Municipality of Burnaby. Alice Grant died in May of 1954 and her husband died ten years later on April 30, 1964.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
Gerald Davy fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
15 photographs
Storage Location
BHS133
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the Brunette River taken by Gerald Davy.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
Gerald Davy fonds
Physical Description
15 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS133
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the Brunette River taken by Gerald Davy.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1913
Collection/Fonds
Gough family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 photographs
Storage Location
BHS182
Scope and Content
Collection conists of photographs of the Gough family and home in the Nelson Avenue area.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1913
Collection/Fonds
Gough family fonds
Physical Description
6 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS182
Scope and Content
Collection conists of photographs of the Gough family and home in the Nelson Avenue area.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-1960
Collection/Fonds
Grace Dickie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 cm textual records and 24 photographs
Storage Location
BHS215
MSS043
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting the staff and students at Valleyview Kindergarten, Douglas Road School and Brentwood Park School. Also included is Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership list from Valleyview Kindergarten.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-1960
Collection/Fonds
Grace Dickie collection
Physical Description
1 cm textual records and 24 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS215
MSS043
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting the staff and students at Valleyview Kindergarten, Douglas Road School and Brentwood Park School. Also included is Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership list from Valleyview Kindergarten.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890-1918
Collection/Fonds
Grimmer Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 photographs
Storage Location
BHS290
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the family and home of Lancelot Grimmer.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890-1918
Collection/Fonds
Grimmer Family fonds
Physical Description
6 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS290
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the family and home of Lancelot Grimmer.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925-[195-?]
Collection/Fonds
Helen Davy collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS138
Scope and Content
Collection of photographs depicting Burnaby May Day ca. 1930; cast members of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" at Edmonds School ca. 1940; Edmonds Street School Officials with United Nations Flag; Kitchener School class ca. 1934; Burnaby South Class ca. 1940; and 2 photographs of 1925 Burnaby May Day.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925-[195-?]
Collection/Fonds
Helen Davy collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS138
Scope and Content
Collection of photographs depicting Burnaby May Day ca. 1930; cast members of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" at Edmonds School ca. 1940; Edmonds Street School Officials with United Nations Flag; Kitchener School class ca. 1934; Burnaby South Class ca. 1940; and 2 photographs of 1925 Burnaby May Day.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1918-1939
Collection/Fonds
Heyworth family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS187
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created by the Heyworth family of Burnaby. G.R. (Rollie) Heyworth and son George operated the Jubilee Drug Store and the family lived on Victory Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1918-1939
Collection/Fonds
Heyworth family fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS187
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created by the Heyworth family of Burnaby. G.R. (Rollie) Heyworth and son George operated the Jubilee Drug Store and the family lived on Victory Street.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1960-1961
Collection/Fonds
Housewives Holiday fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS184
MSS027
BHS387
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, photographs and notes created by the Housewives' Holiday (a branch of the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association) series which took place at Bonsor Hall during the early 1960s.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1960-1961
Collection/Fonds
Housewives Holiday fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS184
MSS027
BHS387
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, photographs and notes created by the Housewives' Holiday (a branch of the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association) series which took place at Bonsor Hall during the early 1960s.
History/Biography
The idea of having a "Housewives' Holiday" in South Burnaby originated in February of 1959 when Mary Forsyth attended a Vancouver "Y' S" Housewives Holiday and wanted to create one for South Burnaby. Mary Forsyth, Ruth Turner and Faye Reagh formed a committee in February of 1960 and began planning with Dorothy Turnbull becoming their treasurer in June. The Housewives' Holiday (a branch of the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association) series took place at the then newly renovated Bonsor Hall with events such as; "Keep Fit", Dancing, Judo (as self-defense), Table Tennis, "Living and Learning" as well as guest speakers from places such as; the Burnaby School Board, the Metropolitan Health Centre, as well as a nursery offered for children ages three to five. Held each Thursday from 10 am to 2:30 pm, the first session ran from October 6 to December 8 1960.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-1914
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 192
MSS031
Photo catalogue 487
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of members of the J.W. Phillips family who lived in the Capitol Hill area, along with numerous images depicting various North Burnaby scenes and neighbourhoods.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-1914
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 192
MSS031
Photo catalogue 487
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of members of the J.W. Phillips family who lived in the Capitol Hill area, along with numerous images depicting various North Burnaby scenes and neighbourhoods.
History/Biography
Emily Brew married William James Phillips in Douglas on the Isle of Man, in 1884. Their first child, James William Phillips “Jim” was born in Douglas on the Isle of Man, on November 18, 1886. His brother, John George "George" was born July 27, 1890 and their sister Emily Brew "Amy" was born ca. 1892. The family of five arrived in the Capitol Hill area of North Burnaby in 1910, and built their first home on Ellesmere Avenue. They were the second family to move to the area. Jim Phillips was a carpenter by trade, but was better known as an avid amateur photographer and painter, his photographs serving as an important record of early Burnaby. He and his brother both served in World War I, but only George returned. Their sister married John William "Jack" Holmes on November 25, 1914 and had two sons, Douglas and Fred in 1926. George also married and had a son, James Brew Phillips. Emily (Brew) Phillips died January 20, 1915 at the age of fifty-three. Her husband William James Phillips died December 2 of that same year at the age of fifty-five. James William "Jim" Phillips served as a Private in the Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), and died overseas on August 15, 1917 at the age of thirty. His sister, Emily Brew "Amy" (Phillips) Holmes died July 22, 1976 at the age of eighty-four.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1940-1949
Collection/Fonds
Joe Russel Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS320 and BHS321
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the construction of the Westminster Rollerway at 660 Edmonds Street and Royal Bank staff (McKay Branch) ca. 1940; as well as copies of news clippings about the construction and opening of rollerway.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1940-1949
Collection/Fonds
Joe Russel Collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS320 and BHS321
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the construction of the Westminster Rollerway at 660 Edmonds Street and Royal Bank staff (McKay Branch) ca. 1940; as well as copies of news clippings about the construction and opening of rollerway.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904-1908
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS293
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby B.C.E.R. (British Columbia Electric Railway Co.) substation and employees of the Westminster Branch BCER Company Ltd.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904-1908
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS293
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby B.C.E.R. (British Columbia Electric Railway Co.) substation and employees of the Westminster Branch BCER Company Ltd.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail

Kathleen Moore family collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1918-1929
Collection/Fonds
Kathleen Moore family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 135
Photo catalogue 139
MSS156
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a photograph of the Moxham residence ca. 1929 on 6th Street in Burnaby (built in 1914 by Mr. Moxham); photograph of Edmonds Street School class ca. 1917; and one pamphlet called "Gilmore Generations" produced as a history of Gilmore Avenue in 1985. Also included are two phot…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1918-1929
Collection/Fonds
Kathleen Moore family collection
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 135
Photo catalogue 139
MSS156
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a photograph of the Moxham residence ca. 1929 on 6th Street in Burnaby (built in 1914 by Mr. Moxham); photograph of Edmonds Street School class ca. 1917; and one pamphlet called "Gilmore Generations" produced as a history of Gilmore Avenue in 1985. Also included are two photographs of the Brook House, which became the Normanna Rest Home at 7725 4th Street - which was built by Mrs. Moore's father.
History/Biography
Kathleen Moxham was born in England in 1911, emigrated from England with her family in 1912 and first lived in New Westminster. A year later, they moved to a large house on Sixth Street. Kathleen’s father Godfrey Moxham worked as a contractor, clearing land and building houses, most notably, the Brook House (now the Normmana Rest Home). Kathleen attended Edmonds Elementary School and later Burnaby South High School. She remembers going on strike with fellow Edmonds Elementary students in 1919 when teachers refused to allow students a spring holiday after so much time had been lost to school closures brought on by the influenza epidemic earlier in the school year. Godfrey Moxham died April 8, 1968.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913- [1952]
Collection/Fonds
Kay North collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 13 photographs
Storage Location
BHS269
MSS051
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Riverway Mission Sunday school classes and the Cropley/Rorison family, as well as a 1914 Deed of Land and 1913 Agreement of Sale of Land for the Cropley family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913- [1952]
Collection/Fonds
Kay North collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 13 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS269
MSS051
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of Riverway Mission Sunday school classes and the Cropley/Rorison family, as well as a 1914 Deed of Land and 1913 Agreement of Sale of Land for the Cropley family.
History/Biography
Kay Rorison North was one of the twin daughters of Burnaby pioneers carpenter William Rorison and his wife Alma Cropley Rorison. Kay and her twin sister Evelyn were nine months old when the family; she and her twin, her parents and two older brothers Bill and Hugh moved to Burnaby in 1922 (the youngest, John, was still to arrive). Her grandmother, Matilda Louise Cropley, bought three acres of land on Marine Drive (then called River Road) in South Burnaby. William Rorison built two houses on that property; one for his family and six years later one for his wife's mother (who was widowed by this time). They built a barn on the property and kept cows, goats and the occasional pig. Her father built wooden toys for the children - even board games. The children enjoyed having their grandmother Cropley living so close to them while they were growing up, especially when they were teenagers and she would have them over for dinner. Kay Rorison went to Riverway West School with thirty-one other children, grades one to four together in the one-room school house. She also attended Sunday school at Riverway mission for eight years and taught it there for another fifteen. Kay Rorison North and her husband Doug have two daughters.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925-1960]
Collection/Fonds
Keel Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS279
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the Keel family home on what would become the McPherson Junior High School site (at 5455 Rumble Street).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925-1960]
Collection/Fonds
Keel Family fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS279
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the Keel family home on what would become the McPherson Junior High School site (at 5455 Rumble Street).
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904-193-]
Collection/Fonds
Lewis family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 15 photographs
Storage Location
BHS140
Scope and Content
Photographs depict the Lewis family and houses on 4th Street, Douglas Road and Hubert Street as well as pictures of Coronation Day celebrations at Burnaby schools; classes at Burnaby's first school; and class at East Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904-193-]
Collection/Fonds
Lewis family fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 15 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS140
Scope and Content
Photographs depict the Lewis family and houses on 4th Street, Douglas Road and Hubert Street as well as pictures of Coronation Day celebrations at Burnaby schools; classes at Burnaby's first school; and class at East Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915-1963]
Collection/Fonds
Love Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS232 and BHS264
Scope and Content
Photographs show the family and home of early Burnaby resident, Jesse Love.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915-1963]
Collection/Fonds
Love Family fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS232 and BHS264
Scope and Content
Photographs show the family and home of early Burnaby resident, Jesse Love.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail

Margaret McCallum collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906-1958
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 29 photographs
Storage Location
BHS375
MSS029
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the E.W. Nicholson Dairy in the Broadview District; May Day; newspaper clippings and pamhlets which include maps and the history of Burnaby (some focus on the Broadview district).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906-1958
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 29 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS375
MSS029
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs of the E.W. Nicholson Dairy in the Broadview District; May Day; newspaper clippings and pamhlets which include maps and the history of Burnaby (some focus on the Broadview district).
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail

Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970-1978]
Collection/Fonds
Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS343
BHS344
MSS083
Scope and Content
Collection consits of records related to Confederation Seniors House (minutes, reports, correspondence etc) as well as photographs showing events held at the centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970-1978]
Collection/Fonds
Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS343
BHS344
MSS083
Scope and Content
Collection consits of records related to Confederation Seniors House (minutes, reports, correspondence etc) as well as photographs showing events held at the centre.
History/Biography
In 1959 Commissioner George McLean (former Alderman) first met with the elder citizens of the northern part of Burnaby. At that time they expressed their need for a building as they did not wish to be programmed into other recreation centres. Previous to and during the construction of the Confederation Community Centre for the Retired (also known as Confederation House), representatives of the O.A.P.O., Senior Citizen Associations and the existing elder citizen’s programme at Willingdon Heights met with members of the Parks and Recreation Commission and staff. They discussed what type of facility was needed to meet the recreational needs of the retired population in North Burnaby. In 1971 the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission authorized the building of Confederation House. Architect Norman S. Jones designed the building at 4585 Albert Street with the assistance of Consultant W.D. McKinnon of Industrial Construction Centre Ltd. A sod turning ceremony was held on Friday, June 11, 1971. A minimal mandatory membership fee was established in order to establish a membership list. As it was then, and continues to be today, anyone fifty or over and retired is eligible for membership; exercise classes, credit and non-credit college courses, drop-in, club activities and social events are all offered. Marie Mogensen collected these records while working as a staff member for the Confederation House. She was the “Elder Co-ordinator” for the Centre.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927-1952]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS161
Scope and Content
Collection shows the Capitol Hill School class, 1927-28; the Diamond Jubilee Parade with Queen Doreen Hings; and a three-part panorama of Hythe Avenue ca. 1949 along with a photo of a group of North Burnaby residents 1942-1943.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927-1952]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS161
Scope and Content
Collection shows the Capitol Hill School class, 1927-28; the Diamond Jubilee Parade with Queen Doreen Hings; and a three-part panorama of Hythe Avenue ca. 1949 along with a photo of a group of North Burnaby residents 1942-1943.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek Corrigan (2002-present). The fonds consists of the following series: Sister Cities files; Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files; City Council and Council Committees files; Pioneer Tales files; and Mayor’s Office files.
History/Biography
On September 22, 1892 the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was established by letters patent. An integral component of this incorporation was the creation of the office of the Reeve (later called Mayor). The Reeve was to serve as the Head and Chief Executive Officer of Burnaby and was to lead the City Council in the governing of the Corporation. Burnaby’s first Reeve and Council were elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892, with formal elections held by ballot three months later. From 1893 until 1977 the Reeve and Council were elected for one-year terms, but the practice of annual elections was abandoned in favour of two-year terms in 1977. The current practice of holding elections every three years was begun in 1987. Elections of Reeve and Council were suspended altogether in 1933, however, as a financial crisis in the Corporation resulted in the Province intervening and assuming control of the local government. For ten years, Commissioners were appointed by the Provincial Government to manage the affairs of the Municipality, but by January 1943, the situation had been remedied and local elections were once again held. From 1892 until 1968 the Chief Executive Officer in Burnaby was known as “Reeve” but this nomenclature changed with revisions to the Local Government Act in the latter part of the Twentieth Century. In 1968, the Province altered the Act and abolished the practice of assigning different titles to the members of Council based on Municipal Classification and introduced "Mayor" and "Alderman" as terms applicable in all Municipalities not just those of a certain size or with a certain number of citizens. From that point on, the CEO of Burnaby has been referred to as the Mayor of the City. Despite these changes in election procedures, naming protocols, and the disruption caused by the financial crisis in the 1930s and 1940s, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor have remained relatively stable throughout the years. As Head and Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor is responsible for ensuring that the principles of law and good government are enforced in Burnaby. This includes the task of overseeing the conduct of officers and employees and directing the management of municipal business and affairs as well as chairing the meetings of Council and appointing Council Committee members. The Mayor is also charged with the duty of representing the City at public functions, in meetings with visiting dignitaries, and in participating in local community and fundraising events. Initially, the Municipal Clerk assisted the Mayor in his work by handling most correspondence and clerical tasks of the office. Today, however, the Mayor’s office retains its own administrative staff who are responsible for facilitating all schedules and arrangements for the Mayor along with coordinating his/her internal and external contacts and events. The following individuals have served as Reeve or Mayor of Burnaby: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Shou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 J. W. Weart 1911-1912 D. C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 T. Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 W. L. Burdick 1929 W. A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorely 1954-1957 Alan H. Emmott 1958-1968 Robert W. Prittie 1969-1973 Thomas W. Constable 1973-1979 David M. Mercier 1979-1981 William A. Lewarne 1981-1987 William J. Copeland 1987-1996 Douglas P. Drummond 1996-2002 Derek Corrigan 2002-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: John Bennett 1932-1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R. S. Gilchrist 1941* B. C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1940-1945]
Collection/Fonds
Morris Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS278
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the Dr. Morris family and home.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1940-1945]
Collection/Fonds
Morris Family fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS278
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs showing the Dr. Morris family and home.
History/Biography
Wesley Gardiner Morris was born in Summerside Prince Edward Island in 1884 and his wife Laura Maude Weegar was born in Maxville, Ontario in 1886. Wesley graduated from McGill University in 1914 becoming a doctor and received a gold medal in Chemistry. The couple was married in Maxville, Ontario in 1914 settling into their first home in Chauvin, Alberta before moving to Burnaby in 1916. The couple lived on Imperial Street until their new home at 4265 Trafalgar Street (DL 151-now 4241 Maywood Street) was built. Dr. Wesley Morris practiced medicine at his office at the corner of Kingsway and Sussex in part of Miss George’s Drugstore. During and following the Depression years, Dr. Morris was often paid in kind by his patients or they would pay off their bills by assisting with jobs around the family home. The couple lived in the home on Trafalgar Street raising their six daughters, Margaret, Betty, Dorothy, Jessie, Gertrude and Muriel until the Depression when they were forced to sell their home and move to ‘the ranch’ on Marine Drive. The ranch covered 13 acres of property on either side of Marine Drive from Boundary Road east including a ravine with a creek. Dr. Morris was known for his skill in setting fractures and due to his expertise he was called to an accident in the 1940s at the McMillan Bloedel mill on the Fraser River. Except for Gertrude (Ramage) all of their daughters graduated from Burnaby South High School. Following graduation from high school, Margaret (Sheldon) completed a business course, while both Betty (Purrot) and Dorothy (Johston) became nurses. Jessie (Hunter) joined the R.C.A.F. and after learning Morse code was posted to communications. Gertrude taught piano lessons and later received her Real Estate license. All of the girls were married in the 1950s and moved away from the property on Marine Drive with the exception of Muriel who was still in high school. Laura suddenly took ill in 1945 and died which was a terrible shock to the family. Soon after Laura died, Wesley purchased a lot at 4648 Marine Drive (DL 175) and built a small two bedroom home moving in with his daughter Muriel. The old family home was rented, then sold and was later demolished around 1980. Dr. Wesley Morris died in 1960 and was buried alongside his wife Laura at Ocean View Memorial Cemetery in Burnaby. After her father died, Muriel continued to live in the small house later marrying Tom Di Guistini who settled there with her. Tom died in 1981 just two years before Muriel’s retirement as the secretary of Magee Secondary School in Vancouver. Soon after retirement, Muriel sold their home on Marine Drive and moved to a condominium near Central Park.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail

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