This portion of the recording pertains to Kay (O'Cook) Jackson's memories of her husband and growing family. She tells the story of going down to Bellingham to meet up with friends, when she met a college friend of theirs named Don Jackson (her future husband). Kay describes their home in Cascade H…
This portion of the recording pertains to Kay (O'Cook) Jackson's memories of her husband and growing family. She tells the story of going down to Bellingham to meet up with friends, when she met a college friend of theirs named Don Jackson (her future husband). Kay describes their home in Cascade Heights near Burnaby General Hospital and goes on to tell a number of anecdotes involving the hospital.
Burnaby South High School class, Kay O'Cook (later Jackson) is in the middle row, third from the right, . Item no. 549-038.
Recording is an interview with Kay (O'Cook) Jackson conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 16, 2012. Major themes discussed are: growing up in Burnaby and volunteering at the Burnaby Hospital.
Fred O'Cook operated a radio repair shop on Kingsway near McKay Avenue in Burnaby. In 1935, his daughter, Kay O'Cook (later Jackson) was born.
Kay attended Kingsway West Elementary School and then Burnaby South High School. After graduating, she worked at Sears for a few years; in Vancouver and then in Burnaby when the new Sears department store opened on Kingsway.
Kay (O'Cook) Jackson met her husband, Michigan-born Don Jackson through mutual friends. After their marriage, Don Jackson emigrated to Canada, and he and Kay bought a new house in Cascade Heights near Burnaby Hospital where they raised their three daughters.
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.