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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:12 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet White’s school years and the activities and sports she participated in, formally and informally. She lived near 6th and Edmonds St., and then in the Cascades area, by Nithsdale St., and attended Schou Elementary. She attended many schools as …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:12 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet White’s school years and the activities and sports she participated in, formally and informally. She lived near 6th and Edmonds St., and then in the Cascades area, by Nithsdale St., and attended Schou Elementary. She attended many schools as soon as they were built, attending Gilmore Avenue, then Cascade Heights, Alpha Junior High, Moscrop Secondary, and finally Burnaby Central Secondary. Play was unstructured, with the Cascades bush and the tunnel parallel to and going under Smith Avenue being favourite places to play.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Schou Street School
Gilmore Avenue School
Cascade Heights Elementary School
Alpha Secondary School
Moscrop Secondary School
Burnaby Central Secondary School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6th Street
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:14 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment inco…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:14 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment incomes.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:37 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to household living arrangements, toys and games, and organized youth activities. Janet describes attending a new United Church, involvement in Canadian Girls in Training, Job’s Daughters, and Girl Guides.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:37 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to household living arrangements, toys and games, and organized youth activities. Janet describes attending a new United Church, involvement in Canadian Girls in Training, Job’s Daughters, and Girl Guides.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Organizations - Girls' Societies and Clubs
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:02:40 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:02:40 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Education
Sports
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:39 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to restrictions on children and youth of the time, and where children played. Janet describes her curfews, and the where she wasn’t supposed to play. She describes sneaking into the Cascades Drive-In with friends. As a teenager, she went to Hazel’s Ca…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:39 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to restrictions on children and youth of the time, and where children played. Janet describes her curfews, and the where she wasn’t supposed to play. She describes sneaking into the Cascades Drive-In with friends. As a teenager, she went to Hazel’s Café on Sunset where high school students and “drop-outs” mixed. Janet remarks on the lack of racial diversity in the part of Burnaby she lived in at that time.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Drive-in Theatres
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:13 min)
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet’s best and worst memories of her youth. Janet’s best memory is of the freedom of children of the time. She describes sleepovers as a teenager, and the arrival of the first television on the block, noting that outdoor play declined when childr…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet’s best and worst memories of her youth. Janet’s best memory is of the freedom of children of the time. She describes sleepovers as a teenager, and the arrival of the first television on the block, noting that outdoor play declined when children stayed in to watch television. Janet’s worst memory is of the murder of a classmate’s siblings by their parents.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1959] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:25 min)
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1959] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:25 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and the Hudson’s Bay store downtown. When Woodward’s and Sears opened, the family also shopped there occasionally.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Smith Avenue
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 8

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:28 min)
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to socializing in Janet’s later teen years. She talks about dances at Lochdale Community Hall and Capitol Hill Community Hall, and informal gatherings in homes. She describes the attitudes and practices related to drinking and smoking at that time. Ja…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:28 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to socializing in Janet’s later teen years. She talks about dances at Lochdale Community Hall and Capitol Hill Community Hall, and informal gatherings in homes. She describes the attitudes and practices related to drinking and smoking at that time. Janet also talks about the transportation options for young people, her parents’ occupations, and her memories of the Fraser River flood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Floods
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Lochdale Community Hall
Capitol Hill Community Hall
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 8

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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.2
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ella Beatty Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total length of all Tracks: 21:41
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the time, and discusses household responsibilities of girls. Ella describes jobs she had as a teenager, such as a brief time working at the B.C. Electric Café at Carrall St. She talks about her allowance, and describes how she spent the money as well as her earnings from her jobs. XXX 7:18–13:55: Although Ella doesn’t recall being involved in many organized activities, she does mention Sunday school and a girl’s group. She talks about having A.R.P. and First Aid training during the Second World War. Ella notes that children made their own fun, and discusses the games she played, parks she went to, and how she got there. She describes how parents kept an eye on children without strictly supervising them. Ella also talks about neighborhood and school friends, describes her recreation, which was mainly informal, and where she played. XXX 13:55–15:30: Ella can’t choose any one memory of her childhood as being the most joyful, but she recalls the announcement of the declaration of war (of World War II) as her worst childhood memory. XXX 15:30–16:31: Ella describes the families in the neighborhood and her schoolmates as having similar cultural backgrounds. The very few immigrant families she remembers came from Europe. XXX 16:31–18:13: Ella describes her household living arrangements and her toys. XXX 18:13–20:25: Ella comments on the changes which have occurred in Burnaby since her childhood as the city has become built up. She notes that much of it began after the war as veterans returned home. XXX 20:25-21:41: Ella explains why she is still a Burnaby resident and remarks on the self-reliance that children acquired in the earlier days of the city.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ella Beatty, recorded by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Buildings
Names
Beatty, Ella
Gooden, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Interview with Jiro Kamiya, 2015

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2015]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:11:02 min)
Scope and Content
0:00 – 6:38: Frank Kamiya recalls the museum’s ofuro project, describing how his father became involved with it. He talks about the ofuro in Canada, speaking of their importance to Japanese Canadians but noting that they have been superseded by newer products. Frank also mentions that ofuros are no…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2015]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.13.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:11:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Lisa Codd Interviewee: Jiro Kamiya Location of Interview: Nikkei Home, Burnaby Interview Date: [2015] Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:02
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
0:00 – 6:38: Frank Kamiya recalls the museum’s ofuro project, describing how his father became involved with it. He talks about the ofuro in Canada, speaking of their importance to Japanese Canadians but noting that they have been superseded by newer products. Frank also mentions that ofuros are now subject to modern building regulations. 6:38 – 20:30: Jiro Kamiya describes the construction of the ofuro. He explains the technique of water-proofing and talks about the different sizes of baths, discussing the differences in Japanese and Canadian styles and in the way water was supplied. 20:30 – 28:27: This portion of the recording pertains to Jiro Kamiya’s background as a carpenter in Shizuoka, Japan, in the family’s business, and how he came to immigrate to Canada. Frank talks about his father’s innovations and skills. He discusses the differences between Japanese and Canadian tools. Lisa Codd asks about the tools Jiro donated to the museum. 28:27 – 36:00: Frank talks about his father’s involvement in the building of the Museum’s ofuro. He notes that he himself drew up the plans and submitted them to City Hall. He asks about the ofuro’s plaque and the building’s condition. Lisa explains how the classification of buildings as replica or heritage determines how conservation choices are made. 36:00 – 45:47: Frank describes the purpose and use of the ofuro and the kind of accessories which should be included in the Museum’s display. The exact meaning of ‘ofuro’ is discussed with Jiro, as is bathing protocol for the larger and smaller kinds. 45:47 – 59:13: Jiro recalls New Year and other traditions and Lisa and Frank remark on the differences between the established infrastructures of Japan and those of rural Canada. Frank describes his father’s work in Canada. Jiro talks of being unable to join the carpenters union, but advancing in his profession through his ability and experience with Japanese techniques. 59:13 – 1:11:02: Jiro talks about the work that he did during internment during World War II and his choice to go to Winnipeg with his family. Frank relates how his father adapted to shipyard work, and Jiro tells anecdotes about his working years.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jiro Kamiya about the ofuro he built as an exhibit for display at Burnaby Village Museum, and his work in Canada generally. When he speaks in Japanese, his son Frank Kamiya does the English translation. Frank recalls how his father, a Japanese-trained carpenter, came to be involved in the project, which was donated to the Museum by the Japanese Canadian Citizens Association. An unidentified woman is also present and contributes to the discussion.
Notes
Audio is only available to listen at the Burnaby Village Museum
Creator
Lisa Codd
Names
Kamiya, Jiro
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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discuss…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discusses her involvement with the Henderson-Jubilee United church, and C.G.I.T..
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:53 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:53 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls how getting a bicycle led eventually to the further freedom of cycling to White Rock, the airport, Deep Cove, and Horseshoe Bay.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Sports - Cycling
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:35 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they pl…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:35 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they played. Cice recalls how she spent time with her high school friends, and discusses the games that she played with her family and friends.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Telford Avenue
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:55 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:55 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions on children, and discusses the nature of community at the time. She comments on the cultural and religious backgrounds of the people she knew. Cice describes her family’s home and living arrangements, and how they reflected her family’s situation. She recalls a favourite toy.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:54 min)
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their f…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:54 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their financial situation. Cice talks about her family installing a toilet, and she describes how the money saved for a bathtub was spent purchasing a piano instead.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Toys
Sports - Cycling
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:14 min)
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Cice’s childhood. Cice discusses the rural nature of South Burnaby, and the sense of security of that time. She talks of the changes caused by the creation and growth of the Metrotown area. Cice describes how her husband’s …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:14 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Cice’s childhood. Cice discusses the rural nature of South Burnaby, and the sense of security of that time. She talks of the changes caused by the creation and growth of the Metrotown area. Cice describes how her husband’s veteran status earned them a discount on a building lot from the City of Burnaby, allowing her to continue to live there.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Veterans
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 7

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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:12:13 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s school years, her activities, household living arrangements, responsibilities, jobs, toys and games, and friends. 00:00-2:46: Gail describes growing up in South Burnaby, on her parents’ farm on Marine Drive, which her father had purchased f…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.4
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:12:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Gail Yip Total Number of Tracks: 2 Total length of all Tracks: 0:22:16
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s school years, her activities, household living arrangements, responsibilities, jobs, toys and games, and friends. 00:00-2:46: Gail describes growing up in South Burnaby, on her parents’ farm on Marine Drive, which her father had purchased from the people he worked for. She talks about attending Riverway West Elementary School, then McPherson Junior High school, and Burnaby South High School. Gail describes the games and activities she participated in at school, both formal and informal. She discusses her first real job as a teenager, as a page at the Burnaby Public Library. 2:46-6:09: Gail recalls her responsibilities at home, and earning money. She talks about her family’s living arrangements. She describes her family, immediate and extended, and her family’s history on the farm. Gail discusses the economic difficulties of farming, and the job her father got when he leased the farm to a tenant. 6:09-10:15: Gail describes her playmates, with whom she played in the nearby bush, and recalls how the time of year and the weather affected their play. She mentions a roller skating rink on Edmonds Street, but notes that such amenities were uncommon then. Gail lists the organized youth activities she participated in: Brownies, C.G.I.T., and Explorers. She discusses the toys and games she played with at home with her sisters. Gail describes her family’s living arrangements, and how the large house included a big rumpus room with a television set. She talks about her family’s closeness with extended family. 10:15-12:13: Gail recalls that the distance between her home and school made it necessary to have lunch at school, and shares how this created a special group of friends. She relates how living near Marine Drive, which was then a highway, affected her. Gail recalls going to Sunday school with her neighbor’s children in her elementary school years, but describes her family as not being very connected to church. She talks about participating in Brownies and Explorers.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Gail Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Yip, Gail
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:10:03 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s organized activities, her best and worst childhood memories, recreation, shopping, her feeling about living in Burnaby and the changes she has observed. 0:00-3:18: Gail continues to talk about Brownies. She relates her worst childhood memor…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.4
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:10:03 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Gail Yip Total Number of Tracks: 2 Total length of all Tracks: 0:22:16
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s organized activities, her best and worst childhood memories, recreation, shopping, her feeling about living in Burnaby and the changes she has observed. 0:00-3:18: Gail continues to talk about Brownies. She relates her worst childhood memory, but can’t select a best. She describes how her activities were affected by living in the Marine Drive corridor, which was a difficult place to walk or cycle, or even cross the street. Gail mentions that her older sister encountered racial prejudice, but she can’t remember encountering any herself. 3:18-7:58: Gail discusses living in Burnaby, and the changes she has observed in the city. She describes the Kingsway corridor as busier and more congested now, but notes that there are improved opportunities for shopping . Gail recalls that her family did their grocery shopping at the Safeway at Royal Oak Avenue and Rumble St., and went to Woodward’s department store in New Westminster. She relates that although her family occasionally went to Chinatown in Vancouver, and that as a teenager she sometimes went to Vancouver to shop, she went to New Westminster more often, preferring the movie theatres there also. She notes that bus service on Marine Drive was infrequent, which affected her activities. Gail recalls that shopping days and hours were more restricted when she was a child. She describes how her family shopped by car, when her father was available to drive, until her mother began driving them later. 7:58-10:03: Gail shares her favourite things about living in Burnaby. She recalls being married at South Burnaby United Church, where she had gone to Sunday School, but not by a Chinese minister as she doesn’t speak Chinese.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Gail Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Yip, Gail
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:56 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:56 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls attending Douglas Road School and Burnaby South High School. Bob describes his extracurricular activities in school, organized and informal. He mentions the games he played with his friends. Bob discusses his family chores, and his first job, which was a newspaper route for the Vancouver Province. He describes his later jobs, one at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, working for Mr. Arnold, and then for Mr. Robertson at Burnaby Lake Nurseries.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Robert "Bob" Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on content of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Douglas Road School
Burnaby South High School
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Norfolk Street
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Government Road
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:02 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality o…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality of the people he knew at the time had their origin in the community’s experiences of the First World War. Bob discusses his family’s living arrangements, and how they moved as circumstances required, although they always remained in the same area. Bob recalls his school sporting activities, and the Army Cadets organized in his high school during World War II. He talks of his friends and how they played in the bush, at the millponds, and on Still Creek, and how they could skate on the frozen creek to Burnaby Lake. He describes the hunting and fishing, and the field and water trials for retrievers in the marsh.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Organizations - Boys Societies and Clubs
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Sports - Skating
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Still Creek
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:08:17 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:08:17 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on content of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of ma…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of making an enterprise of harvesting and selling cascara bark during WWII, when prices rose. Bob describes his worst memories, which are of fires, a flood, and bad fog, and how he was nearly killed as a passenger in a wagon whose horse bolted. He recalls that his family was a minority among the Ukrainian families in the neighborhood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Natural Phenomena - Floods
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World Wa…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World War started. He continues to describe his relationship with his Ukrainian neighbors, and how he felt about such discrimination as he experienced. He discusses the entrepreneurial opportunities which existed for children and youth, recalls that everyone had private enterprises to help pay for necessities of life, and notes that most of his classmates went to work full time after finishing elementary school. Bob contrasts the general affluence of the present day with the pervasive poverty of his childhood. He notes that discipline at the time was physical, and that authority was not questioned. He comments on physical changes to Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:05:45 min)
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:05:45 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing himself as a relative newcomer. He speaks of the preservation of the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake areas. Bob describes his disorientation in the more newly densified parts of Burnaby, and observes that traffic has increased on Burnaby streets. Bob recalls that he mostly travelled on foot or by bike. He notes that the Neville Transport Company operated the school bus he used as well as the only North-South bus route in Burnaby at that time. He mentions Pacific Stage Lines as a later operator through Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Tiltle based on cotents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Transportation - Buses
Transportation - Bicycles
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Irvine, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:13:37 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s family responsibilities, school activities, and friends. Ken relates how his father received a veteran’s land grant after the Second World War, on Byrne Rd. in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, and how his family operated a market garden on the l…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:13:37 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s family responsibilities, school activities, and friends. Ken relates how his father received a veteran’s land grant after the Second World War, on Byrne Rd. in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, and how his family operated a market garden on the land, selling their produce to Kelly Douglas, Woodward’s, and MacDonald’s Consolidated. Ken describes how he moved to North Burnaby in the early 1970s, near Sperling Ave. and Lougheed Hwy., and then to the Burnaby General Hospital area when he married a few years later. He speaks of attending Riverside Elementary School, McPherson Junior High School, and Burnaby South High School. Ken recalls having little free time as a child. He speaks of working on the farm after he finished his homework, and playing there with his brother. He describes his household chores, and the additional responsibilities he took on as he grew older and acquired more skills. Ken talks of being in the school band with his friends, their activities and travel and their trip to Montreal for Expo in 1967. He discusses his interests and his family’s expectations of him and his brother.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Veterans
Names
Yip, Ken
McPherson Park School
Riverside Elementary School
Burnaby South High School
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - North Burnaby
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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
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Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:13 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spen…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
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No restrictions
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Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spent the spare time he had. He describes going as far as Washington State and Mission to watch car racing with friends when he was older. Ken speaks of his family as nominally Buddhist through his mother, who was from China. He recalls that, despite this, he and his brother were bused to Sunday school at a church near Joffre Ave. He talks of the activities and trips the church had for the children, whom, because of the distance, he didn’t see otherwise. He describes travelling with the school band, their fundraising, and their billeting arrangements.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:07 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording continues with Ken’s band activities, and then pertains to the games Ken played with his brother and friends. Ken discusses how the school band’s repertoire and performances were designed to complement the school’s events throughout the year. He describes the …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:07 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording continues with Ken’s band activities, and then pertains to the games Ken played with his brother and friends. Ken discusses how the school band’s repertoire and performances were designed to complement the school’s events throughout the year. He describes the concert the band was invited to play on the lawn of Ceperley House on their return from Expo 67. Ken recalls the games he and his brother played, and the two neighbor boys they played with. He describes playing on the North American Peat property adjacent to theirs, in the peat trenches and in the bush. He talks of roaming as far as New Westminster and the Fraser River.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Children
Education
Organizations - Bands
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:14:41 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:14:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne Rd., and watching sturgeon in them. He mentions spending time at the Luxury Freeze near Burnaby South High School, and at a church near Royal Oak Ave. north of Rumble St. which hosted a basement coffee house a few nights a week for the young people. Ken recalls going to Oilcan Harry’s club in downtown Vancouver when he was older. Ken describes his family’s closeness as his best memory of his youth, sharing his perspective that this closeness came from having a family business. Ken’s worst memory is of losing his grandmother, who had lived with his family. He discusses his extended family and relates how his father was born in Cranbrook because his grandfather, who had come to Canada in the 1880s, was gold mining there at the time. Ken describes the kinds of Chinese associations he remembers in Vancouver, and the services they offered. He recalls the New Year and Spring festivals they hosted. He mentions his family belonging to the Chow association, ‘Chow’ being his mother’s family’s name.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:16:19 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church a…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:16:19 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church activities. He describes the main change to Burnaby as being its increased urbanization, remembering how he would contrast the quiet, slow-paced Burnaby of his youth to the bustle of Chinatown, where his father did his shopping. He mentions the increased density, the changes to the Metrotown area, and the much larger number of shops. He notes that warehouses were built across from his family’s property, which is still farmland. Ken recalls that he and his wife only looked in Burnaby for a house when they married, thinking Vancouver too busy and commercialized then. He finishes by relating an incident from elementary school, when he saw a UFO hovering over the edge of the school’s property.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:57 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Jean’s early years. She was born August 16, 1915, to Joseph and Wilhelmina Wright. Jean recalls the house that her family lived in, at 3871 East Pender Street, until she was six years old. She describes the family’s move to a property one block awa…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:57 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:09:29
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Jean’s early years. She was born August 16, 1915, to Joseph and Wilhelmina Wright. Jean recalls the house that her family lived in, at 3871 East Pender Street, until she was six years old. She describes the family’s move to a property one block away on the same street, their acquisition of a house which they had moved to that lot, and their additions to it. Jean also talks about her mother, and relates several incidents characteristic of her and of their relationship.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Notes
Title based on content of sound recording
Label on audio cassette case reads: "Jean & Terry / Re / Jeans Memories & / Her Life History"
Label on Side A of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg - Memories / 1"
Label on Side B of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg Memories / 2"
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 1

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:49 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the family’s new house, Jean’s parents, and what it was like to live in Vancouver Heights at that time. Jean describes what it was like to live in the house before it was finished, and how the family did their chores. She discusses the changes to c…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:49 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:09:29
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the family’s new house, Jean’s parents, and what it was like to live in Vancouver Heights at that time. Jean describes what it was like to live in the house before it was finished, and how the family did their chores. She discusses the changes to chores, such as doing laundry, which occurred as the family adopted new technologies. Jean talks about her siblings, and the relativity of age. She recalls the birth of her younger brother, at home. She describes her parents’ backgrounds and how they met, after immigrating to Vancouver, as part of a close-knit Irish community. Jean recalls what the Vancouver Heights area was like in the 1920s. She mentions her father’s job, and recalls her mother’s daily occupations. She describes what she wore as a child, and the recreational activities of the time.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Notes
Title based on content of sound recording
Label on audio cassette case reads: "Jean & Terry / Re / Jeans Memories & / Her Life History"
Label on Side A of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg - Memories / 1"
Label on Side B of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg Memories / 2"
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 2

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:49 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to entertainment, food, school, and music. Jean discusses the importance of music as entertainment, which everyone participated in. She notes that her family always had visitors, for meals or to stay. Jean describes how her mother maintained a kitchen…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:49 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:09:29
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to entertainment, food, school, and music. Jean discusses the importance of music as entertainment, which everyone participated in. She notes that her family always had visitors, for meals or to stay. Jean describes how her mother maintained a kitchen garden and domestic livestock, and what her mother did with the surplus. She talks about attending Gilmore Avenue School, relating how classes were held in various off-site locations when enrollment exceeded capacity. She also mentions attending the high school on Rosser Avenue. Jean talks of joining the school band in high school, playing the cornet. She describes becoming a member of the National Juvenile Band, playing concerts in many places, including the British Columbia Penitentiary.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Notes
Title based on content of sound recording
Label on audio cassette case reads: "Jean & Terry / Re / Jeans Memories & / Her Life History"
Label on Side A of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg - Memories / 1"
Label on Side B of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg Memories / 2"
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 3

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:07 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Jean’s life after she finished high school. She describes her jobs in the 1930s, her first marriage, and talks about her oldest children. Jean recalls working at the London Cafeteria and Granville Lunch, on Granville Street, as well as the White Lu…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:07 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:09:29
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Jean’s life after she finished high school. She describes her jobs in the 1930s, her first marriage, and talks about her oldest children. Jean recalls working at the London Cafeteria and Granville Lunch, on Granville Street, as well as the White Lunch and Spencer’s Department Store on Hastings Street in Vancouver. She relates how she attended business school in the 1960s, after her husband died, rather than go back to the same kind of job, and talks about teaching shorthand, which she did at the Pitman Business School. Jean describes how she married Walter McCallum in 1940. She talks about Walter’s jobs, and how she moved to Victoria when he was in the Navy during the Second World War, and to other provinces with him when he travelled for his Union job during their twenty-five year marriage. She recalls the births of their daughters and the family’s living arrangements in Burnaby during and after the war during the housing shortage. Jean recalls living with her younger daughter Terry on York Street for a while after Walter died, before moving to Kitsilano. She describes the house in Kitsilano and what it was like living there with both of her daughters when the girls returned from travelling in Europe.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Notes
Title based on content of sound recording
Label on audio cassette case reads: "Jean & Terry / Re / Jeans Memories & / Her Life History"
Label on Side A of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg - Memories / 1"
Label on Side B of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg Memories / 2"
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 4

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording4639
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:41 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to the living arrangements of various family members, the Wright’s religious practices, discipline, and favoured pastimes. Jean continues talking about life in the house in Kitsilano, and she recalls where her daughters lived at various times. She tal…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:09:29
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to the living arrangements of various family members, the Wright’s religious practices, discipline, and favoured pastimes. Jean continues talking about life in the house in Kitsilano, and she recalls where her daughters lived at various times. She talks of buying a house with Walter when they returned to Burnaby, and how later she lived with Terry for a while after Walter died. Jean notes that her mother was a Christian Scientist. She discusses going to the services and Sunday school the church offered, on Georgia Street in Vancouver. Jean describes how physical punishment was meted out for offenses in her family. She relates how she enjoyed looking at boats from the pier in downtown Vancouver, and begins to share a story about her father, but the tape ends.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Notes
Title based on content of sound recording
Label on audio cassette case reads: "Jean & Terry / Re / Jeans Memories & / Her Life History"
Label on Side A of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg - Memories / 1"
Label on Side B of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg Memories / 2"
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 5

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:22:04 min)
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the way life has changed since Jean was a child. Jean describes how chores were done, and how supplies were delivered. She and Terry discuss the amenities in the family’s houses, how mail was picked up, and how telephone messages were received and …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:22:04 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:09:29
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the way life has changed since Jean was a child. Jean describes how chores were done, and how supplies were delivered. She and Terry discuss the amenities in the family’s houses, how mail was picked up, and how telephone messages were received and relayed. Terry shares a memory of her grandmother Wright. Jean recalls the house on Kitchener Street which she and Walter built. She and Terry talk about the MacLure bus service. Terry recalls Jean’s kindness to neighbors, and how they reciprocated. Jean shares her perspective about the friendliness and sharing among neighbors which were usual at that time. She describes the work involved in clearing the lot and building the house on Kitchener Street, and how she kept a kitchen garden and domestic animals there. Jean discusses how hair styling was done in her youth, and relates a story of how her mother had a poor result with colouring products. She mentions her father using a razor and strop, and how the strop was also a symbol of physical punishment, common at that time. She describes a punishment she received in school. Jean recalls making treats, and talks about push lawnmowers, wooden sidewalks, and gravel roads. She and Terry talk about the family’s pianos and their importance to the family. Jean recalls the piano teachers her family members took lessons from and Terry remarks that the last one, Edward Parker, is the father of Jon Kimura Parker, a noted pianist.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Notes
Title based on content of sound recording
Label on audio cassette case reads: "Jean & Terry / Re / Jeans Memories & / Her Life History"
Label on Side A of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg - Memories / 1"
Label on Side B of audio cassette reads: "Jean Hogg Memories / 2"
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 6

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Interview with Joe Sadowski, 2017

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
June 16, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:46.06 min)
Scope and Content
00:00 – 3:05: Joe discusses his involvement with the Association from its early days in the late 1960s. He describes the formation of the group, its original intentions, and its changing focus. 3:05 - 5:54: Joe recalls how the group decided to further their purpose by involving the public, and the …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
June 16, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.18.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:46.06 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Rebeca Salas Interviewee: Joe Sadowski Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:46:06
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
00:00 – 3:05: Joe discusses his involvement with the Association from its early days in the late 1960s. He describes the formation of the group, its original intentions, and its changing focus. 3:05 - 5:54: Joe recalls how the group decided to further their purpose by involving the public, and the rationale behind building a trail system. He explains how the Burnaby Outdoor Education Association was formed and describes its activities. 5:54 – 9:20: Joe relates how the Association was able to access federal funding for the trail. He shares his perspective about local businesses having changed their priorities since that time. 9:20 – 13:31: Joe discusses how the group expanded its base, and why it changed its name to the Burnaby Lake Advisory. He explains how the trail system came to be under the jurisdiction of Metro Parks, and why the name was changed to the Burnaby Lake Park Association. He describes the shift in the group’s composition and responsibilities. 13:31 – 17:06: Rebecca notes that the museum is interested in the reasons for the group coming together in the 1960s. Joe describes how the group’s plans regarding the lake informed their subsequent activities there. He talks about the changing attitude to pollution in the 1970s. 17:06 - 22:05: Joe describes what Burnaby Lake was like in the 1960s. He discusses its importance to migrating birds, and talks about the improvement to Still Creek. 22:05 – 29:48: Joe talks about the big Burnaby Lake Clean Up. He notes that the public’s changing attitudes have made further large clean-ups unnecessary. 29:48 – 32:00: Joe talks about the work of the Eagle Creek Streamkeepers, the Sapperton Fish and Game Club, The Semiahmoo Rod and Gun Club, and the Hyde Creek Watershed Society. He observes that game clubs have broader interests now than sport alone. 32:00 – 37:37: Joe discusses the return of salmon to the lake, the improvement in the quality of water, and the increased numbers of birds. He shares his perspective that the relationship of the public to the lake changed as visitors began to take ownership. 37:37 – 39:30: Joe talks about the importance of leadership in conservation efforts, discussing how Bob Gardner and Elmer Rudolph inspired people to become involved. He describes the positive results of volunteering. 39:30 – 41:48: Asked what he feels has made the biggest difference in improving the health of the lake, Joe describes the change in the attitude of the public and contrasts this new environmental awareness with that of people in other parts of the world. 41:48 – 47:46: Joe discusses the importance of the buffer zone, and of giving students the opportunity to be involved in efforts to remove invasive species and plant native ones. 47:46 – 56:10: Joe talks about the nesting box program. He notes that interacting with wildlife may influence people’s future behavior and describes the experience as cross-cultural. 56:10 – 58:17: Joe discusses the design of the trail around the lake. 58:17 – 1:02:32: Joe mentions the advisory role of Dr. Milton McLaren in the Association’s trail building work. He remarks on the importance to the project of people such as Tony Fabian and John Thomson. Joe also discusses the material used for the trail’s construction. 1:02:32 – 1:10:53: Joe describes the Association’s relationship with the Nature House and the Wildlife Rescue Centre. He recalls the acquisition of the Nature House building. 1:10:53 – 1:19:57: Asked about consultation, Joe describes the design and construction of the trail as the only subject in which the group’s expertise was deferred to. He discusses his concerns about dredging, and mentions the installation of squirrel nesting boxes as a successful enhancement project. 1:19:57 – 1:28:05: Joe talks about how the Burnaby Lake area has changed since he moved to Burnaby in 1964, and mentions some of the detrimental effects of development. He recalls the construction of the original observation tower by Aril Dalsvaag’s students at Burnaby Central Secondary School, talks about the current tower and discusses the success of the Association’s turtle nesting pad. 1:28:05 – 1:34:50: Joe discusses the introduced species in Burnaby Lake, and the efforts to eradicate them. He mentions the work of Bob Gunn, from B.C.I.T., a former student of Bob Gardner. 1:34:50 – 1:49:28: Asked about the substances used to control the mosquito population at Burnaby Lake, Joe voices his concerns about the effects of spraying, noting that the butterfly garden has been negatively affected by it in the past. He describes the origin of the garden. 1:40:28 – 1:46:06: Rebecca summarizes the interview and thanks Joe. Joe describes his hopes for the B.L.P.A. and the future of the lake. He reiterates the importance of preservation and accessibility and remarks on the number and diversity of the visitors.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Joe Sadowski conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Rebeca Salas, June 16, 2017. Major themes discussed: the history of the Burnaby Park Advisory Association and the Group of Ten, and the ongoing conservation of Burnaby Lake.
Creator
Rebeca Salas
Names
Sadowski, Joe
Audio Tracks

Interview with Joe Sadowski, 2017

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:10 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Albert’s family background and how his family came to live in the Love house. He mentions the house on Newcombe Street where he was born and recalls that his family moved to the Love farmhouse on Cumberland Road in Burnaby to live with his grandfat…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:10 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Albert’s family background and how his family came to live in the Love house. He mentions the house on Newcombe Street where he was born and recalls that his family moved to the Love farmhouse on Cumberland Road in Burnaby to live with his grandfather after his grandmother’s death. Albert notes that his family purchased the house and property after Jesse Love’s death and continued living in it. He describes the house’s amenities and changes which were made to it. He and Jim Wolf discuss the locations and appearances of the various outbuildings on the property.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 1

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording9838
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:39 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording is a discussion between Elsie and Jim as they walk around the ground floor of the Love farmhouse. They go through the hallway, living room and dining room discussing the furnishings and their arrangement, wall and floor treatments, decoration, accessories, sto…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:39 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording is a discussion between Elsie and Jim as they walk around the ground floor of the Love farmhouse. They go through the hallway, living room and dining room discussing the furnishings and their arrangement, wall and floor treatments, decoration, accessories, stoves and closets. Elsie also talks about the windows.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 1

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Interview with Howe Lee, 2019

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10266
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
February 20, 2019
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:18:41 min)
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Howe Lee conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong. Mr. Lee describes growing up in Armstrong in the 1930s and 1940s, leaving to attend university, and becoming a teacher in Burnaby. He discusses his community involvement and the creation of the Chinese Canadian Militar…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
February 20, 2019
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.15.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:18:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Howe Lee Location of Interview: Burnaby Village Museum Interview Date: February 20, 2019 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:18:41
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Howe Lee conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong. Mr. Lee describes growing up in Armstrong in the 1930s and 1940s, leaving to attend university, and becoming a teacher in Burnaby. He discusses his community involvement and the creation of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society. 00:00 – 20:39: Mr. Lee describes his family’s origins in China. Denise shows him a photograph of Armstrong and he uses it to show the location of his family’s property and other landmarks. He talks about his family’s life in Armstrong, their farm’s place in the Chinese produce supply system of the time, and the presence and life of Chinese people in British Columbia generally. Mr. Lee also relates how the Interior Vegetable Marketing Board’s policies affected the farm and his future prospects. 20:39 – 32:40: This portion of the recording pertains to Mr. Lee’s involvement with the Chinese Cultural Centre and how he developed an interest in commemorating and honouring Chinese pioneers and military veterans. He recalls his education in Armstrong and at U.B.C. and the community of Chinese students which first drew him to Vancouver’s Chinatown. 32:40 – 51:24: Mr. Lee describes his family and the Chinese community in Armstrong, using the photo to show the locations of the businesses. He recalls his involvement with youth groups, particularly the Cadets, and with local sports, noting that he faced very little discrimination there. Denise asks about the family’s farm and Mr. Lee identifies the family’s house in a drawing. 51:24 – 1:02:18: This portion of the recording pertains to Mr. Lee’s education and career. He describes his enjoyment of being a leader in various groups and activities, and his interest in the local Chinese community. He explains the structure and operation of the cadets and shares his perspective of its value in leadership training. 1:02:18 – 1:18:46: Mr. Lee recalls how he became involved with veterans and with the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver. He talks about bringing his parents to Burnaby to live. Mr. Lee describes how he persuaded some veterans to reorganize their group under the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada. He discusses the importance of documenting and passing on the legacy of the Chinese veterans’ contribution and tells how he convinced some of them to create The Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society. Mr. Lee relates how his involvement with the local society led to involvement with a national group.
History/Biography
Howe Lee has worked in education, business, military and within the community. He has taught Science and Mathematics in several Burnaby Secondary Schools and was head of the Science Department and Edmonds Secondary School. Lee was appointed Honorary Colonel in 2012. He has been active within the Chinese-Canadian community including working with the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, Vancouver Chinatown Memorial Square, Asian Heriage Month Society and the Chinatown Revitalization.
Names
Lee, Howe
Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society
Audio Tracks

Interview with Howe Lee, 2019

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10388
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:09:38 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the rooms on the upper floor of the house. Elsie describes the allocation of the bedrooms. Jim remarks on the alteration of the stairs and the creation of the bathroom. They discuss the fixtures Elsie remembers from that time, and talk about the de…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:09:38 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the rooms on the upper floor of the house. Elsie describes the allocation of the bedrooms. Jim remarks on the alteration of the stairs and the creation of the bathroom. They discuss the fixtures Elsie remembers from that time, and talk about the decoration, furnishings, flooring and closets. Elsie establishes the year her family moved to the house.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 2

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10389
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:02 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the interview occurs while Elsie and Jim look at the ground floor bedroom of the Love farmhouse, which was used by Jesse Love when her family lived in the house. They discuss the arrangement and decor and Jim asks Elsie about her memories of her grandparents. He also asks h…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the interview occurs while Elsie and Jim look at the ground floor bedroom of the Love farmhouse, which was used by Jesse Love when her family lived in the house. They discuss the arrangement and decor and Jim asks Elsie about her memories of her grandparents. He also asks her about the sounds she remembers in the house, such as clocks.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 3

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10390
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:44 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the interview takes place in the Love farmhouse kitchen. Elsie recalls the layout and uses of the room’s furnishings and fixtures. She and Jim also discuss the garden. Elsie relates an anecdote about a bullet being accidentally fired into the ceiling, making a hole which ha…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:44 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the interview takes place in the Love farmhouse kitchen. Elsie recalls the layout and uses of the room’s furnishings and fixtures. She and Jim also discuss the garden. Elsie relates an anecdote about a bullet being accidentally fired into the ceiling, making a hole which had to be patched. They talk about the use of the sink, which was the only one in the house for many years, and the lighting. Jim asks Elsie about the bathroom and the pantry. This track ends abruptly.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes who was the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10393
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:49 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property and the house. Albert describes the various buildings on the lot and their purposes, and then he and Jim begin a walk through the house. Jim questions Albert about the appearance of the entrance hall and other rooms, and Albert recalls…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:49 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property and the house. Albert describes the various buildings on the lot and their purposes, and then he and Jim begin a walk through the house. Jim questions Albert about the appearance of the entrance hall and other rooms, and Albert recalls details about the decoration.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 2

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10394
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to the living room, and the changes in function and appearance which Albert can recall from the time his family moved in.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to the living room, and the changes in function and appearance which Albert can recall from the time his family moved in.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 3

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10395
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:02 mn) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to the dining room. Albert describes the décor and furnishings and Jim questions him about the stairs. Albert also discusses the heating system of the house and talks about Jesse Love’s bedroom.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:02 mn) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to the dining room. Albert describes the décor and furnishings and Jim questions him about the stairs. Albert also discusses the heating system of the house and talks about Jesse Love’s bedroom.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10396
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:51 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Jesse Love’s books, interests and habits. Jim also asks about some of the dining room furniture and Albert relates some anecdotes about family friends.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:51 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Jesse Love’s books, interests and habits. Jim also asks about some of the dining room furniture and Albert relates some anecdotes about family friends.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 5

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10397
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:00 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the kitchen and the kitchen bathroom. Albert describes the furnishings and layout, and the changes he remembers.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:00 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the kitchen and the kitchen bathroom. Albert describes the furnishings and layout, and the changes he remembers.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 6

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10398
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to the pantry, and also to the laundry arrangements of the house. Albert describes the changes his father made.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to the pantry, and also to the laundry arrangements of the house. Albert describes the changes his father made.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 7

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 8

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10399
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:55 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to the upper floor of the house. Albert talks about the bathroom his father installed and describes the bedrooms. Albert and Jim discuss the heating system.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:55 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to the upper floor of the house. Albert talks about the bathroom his father installed and describes the bedrooms. Albert and Jim discuss the heating system.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 8

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Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Storage Location
Digital Only
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. …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
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 Hong Sui Wing, 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
Persons - Immigrants
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
First Nations reserves - British Columbia
Names
Fong, Denise
Chow, Josephine
Glenwood Elementary School
McPherson Park School
Musqueam
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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