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Adams, Darryl

  • Person
  • 1947-1999

Darryl Adams was born on September 19, 1947 in Portsmouth, Virginia to parents Harry and Kate Adams. He was the first of five sons. In 1959, the Adams family moved to Poway California, a suburb of San Diego. Adams was a member of the first class to graduate from the newly constructed Poway High School in 1961.

Adams became interested in political activism and social justice at a young age. In particular, Adams became interested in Marxist-Leninist philosophy. While he was still in high school, Adams would attend lectures and meetings at the University of California and other political events around Poway and San Diego. After graduating from high school, Adams was enrolled at the Revelle Campus of the University of California where he studied philosophy. It was there that Adams became more heavily involved in political activism events that were being experienced throughout the United States in the mid 1960s, including the Free Speech Movement and other Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations. In 1966, Adams moved to Santa Cruz with several of his high school friends, where he continued to attend anti war rallies. He would also meet with other philosophers in the area who also believed in Marxist-Leninism philosophy.

In late 1967, Adams received a draft notice from the US Government. In order to avoid being conscripted into the US Army, he and Shelia left California and came to Vancouver in March of 1968. Even in Vancouver, Adams maintained his interest in social justice and other political activism movements. He was a core member of the Vancouver American Exiles Association (VAEA), which campaigned against the America's continuing involvement in the Vietnam War, and for amnesty for Americans who came to Canada to escape the draft. In 1976, Adams received amnesty from the United States Government, although he opted to stay in Vancouver.

In addition to this and other Anti-Vietnam War movements in Canada, Adams was also interested in other movements, such as: labour rights for the working class; women's rights; rights for Indigenous people and minority groups; political movements in Latin and South America; and, communist, socialist, and Marxist-Leninist movements in Vancouver, Canada, and the United States.

Adams interest in social justice is reflect through his career as a researcher and consultant. Upon his arrival in Canada in 1969 to 1971, Adams worked as researcher for SFU Instructor John Legget, researching "blue collar consciousness" in East Vancouver. In 1971 to 1973, Adams worked at the Vancouver Public Library, where he also worked as a researcher specifically in the Historic Photographic Section of the Library. From 1975 to 1977, Adams was hired by the Legal Service Commission of BC, where he worked as a Public School Legal Education Advisor. After working a few years as a freelance writer and researcher, Adams moved into the Health Sector, where he worked as a consultant for the Coast Foundation Society from 1980-1985, and then the Canadian Mental Health Association in 1987. In all of these positions, Adams worked as an advocate for the working class and rights for minority groups. In 1999, Adams passed away in his home in Vancouver.

Ainslie, Patricia

  • Person
  • [ca. 195-?] -

Art historian, curator, and author Patricia Ainslie was born in England and raised in South Africa. She moved to Calgary in 1977 and began work at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary in 1979, where she worked as a curator until 2006. She was instrumental in building the Glenbow's art collection and organized many of its exhibitions over the years, including Images of the Land: Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945 (which was shown internationally). She also planned exhibitions of the works of Margaret Shelton, Laurence Hyde, Cecil Buller, H.G. Glyde, and Jack Shadbolt. For her important work in printmaking, she was elected to the Print Council of America. As Vice President of Collections at Glenbow from 1993 to 2006, she worked on innovative museological projects, including deaccessioning, grading of collections and repatriation. She has published in scholarly journals and presented lectures on these topics in North America, England and Europe.

Since leaving Glenbow, Ainslie has worked as an independent curator and writer. She co-authored Alberta Art and Artists, published in 2007, and Ted Godwin: The Regina Five Years: 1957-1967, published in 2008.

Arkley, Tremaine

  • Person
  • [19--] -

Tremaine Arkley started playing croquet in the 1980’s and was on the U.S. National Croquet Team. He is an avid collector of material related to the sport. He and his wife Gail live in Oregon.

Bamford (family)

  • Family
  • 1889-2003, predominant 1910-2003

William Bamford (b. 3 June 1826) was born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1860. On 26 August 1862, Bamford married Lydia Ann Blackley in Belleville, Ontario. Blackley was a descendent of American Loyalists who fled Boston, Massachusetts, in 1785 and settled in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario. William Bamford and Lydia Blackley lived in Ancaster and Burlington, Ontario, where Bamford worked as a manufacturer and later as a store keeper and merchant. The couple had three sons that lived to adulthood: William Blackley Bamford; Charles Harry Sydney Bamford, who became the director of Ashdown Hardware Company; and Thomas Henry Lord Bamford, who was a merchant of the firm of Hicks and Bamford.

William Blackley Bamford (10 Sept. 1863-29 Aug. 1946) was a railroader, beginning his career in 1880 as a telegraph operator. In 1889, he married Henrietta Odell in in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and had at least one son, William Blackley Stanley Bamford, and one daughter, Florence Odell Bamford (d. 7 July 1918). Bamford served as a Canadian Pacific Railway operator, station agent, and later traveling freight agent and district freight agent in several Ontario cities and towns. He moved to St. John, New Brunswick, in 1910 to act as a division freight agent before returning to Ontario in 1916. In 1920 he was transferred to the Kootenay and Boundary Division at Nelson, British Columbia. Bamford’s retirement from the CPR became effective 31 December 1928 after 48 years as a railroader.

William Blackley Stanley Bamford (24 Jan. 1890-9 Oct. 1966) was born in Elora, Ontario, and enjoyed a long career in the banking industry. In 1908, he secured his first position with the Traders Bank of Canada in Tweed, Ontario, and in 1917, he obtained a job as a temporary clerk with the Bank of Montreal. He continued with the company in various roles and through a transfer to Vancouver, British Columbia, until his retirement in April 1952. Bamford married Amy Lauretta Huestis on 26 December 1929 at St. Mark’s Church in Vancouver. The couple had one son, William Huestis Bamford.

William Huestis Bamford (17 Sept. 1930- ) was at born in, Vancouver, British Columbia. After completing his schooling in Vancouver, Bamford worked briefly in the British Columbia forestry sector before joining the Canadian Army. Bamford acted as a driver mechanic, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal, and spent one year overseas in Korea before leaving the service in April 1954. Bamford then worked briefly as a taxi driver before becoming an employee of Canada Post in June 1956. Bamford served as a letter carrier and later as a supervisory letter carrier in Richmond and Vancouver until his retirement. Bamford married Esther Adelina Lasell Blyth in July 1957 in Vancouver. Bamford was step-father to his wife’s four children from a prior marriage: Lynne, Sharon, Roy, and Verne.

William Blackley Bamford, William Blackley Stanley Bamford, and William Huestis Bamford were all avid diarist and kept line-a-day or page-a-day diaries for most of their adult lives.

Barrett, William Fletcher, Sir

  • Person
  • 1844-1925

Sir William Fletcher Barrett was born to English parents on February 10, 1844 in Jamaica. His family moved back to their native England in 1848 and in 1855 moved to Manchester where Barrett was educated at Old Trafford Grammar School. He subsequently took classes in chemistry and physics at the Royal College of Chemistry, London. In 1863 he became an assistant to John Tyndall at the Royal Institution, where he met and was influenced by Michael Faraday. He received a Master’s of Science from International College and became a lecturer in physics at the Royal School of Naval Architecture in 1869. From 1873 to 1910 he was a professor of physics at the Royal College of Science, Dublin.

He is best known for two lines of inquiry: his early work on ‘sensitive flames’ and his later studies on the electrical, magnetic, and thermal properties of iron and iron alloys. In 1899 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London, in addition to already being a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Dublin Society. He was also knighted in 1912.

Barrett is remembered principally for his leadership in the founding of the Society of Psychical Research (SPR), an interest inspired by his experiences with mesmerism in the 1860s. In September 1876 he gave a paper before the anthropological section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science outlining some of his experiences. With spiritualist E. Dawson Rogers he founded the SPR in January of 1882.

He died suddenly of heart failure on May 26, 1925 at his home in London, England.

Beardmore, Martha May

  • Person
  • ?-1963

Martha May Beardmore (née Wilson), was an English nurse who aided the British during World War I. She began her nursing career at the Metropolitan Hospital of London, England where she earned her proficiency medal. Her first nursing position was at the Sandringham Estate Hospital of King George Fifth. At the turn of the century she migrated from England to Canada and became a public health nurse in the East-at-the Quebec Bridge district. While there she aided members of the Kahnawake Mohawk nation, which led to them bestowing her the title of Princess of the Caughnawaga Indians. She then moved west to Regina and opened a private hospital.

While holidaying in England in 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. Martha subsequently settled her affairs in Regina and joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. As part of the Military Nursing Service, she aided efforts in France and the Balkan countries. She also ended up in the Palace of the Tsar of Russia and became a nurse to Grigori Rasputin. She ended up moving to France and then Belgium where she worked under noted nurse Edith Cavell. At this point Martha May Wilson suffered from shell shock and was sent back to England.

After recovering from her shell shock she was appointed matron of the Stoke-on-Trent Hospital, where she was at the end of World War I. She was also called to Buckingham Palace by King George V who presented her with the Royal Red Cross for her nursing services during World War I.

Eventually she moved back to Canada where she fell ill and was admitted to the Winnipeg General Hospital. While in hospital she met her future husband, Harry Beardmore. The couple married and decided to move to Vancouver where she opened a hospital on Bute Street. She retired in Vancouver, though continued to aid in hospital efforts across the city.

After several injuries and a stroke, Martha May Beardmore died on October 20, 1963.

Bennett, William

  • Person

William Bennett was a former leader of the B.C. Communists.

Bland, Lilian Emily

  • Person
  • September 27th, 1878- May 11th, 1971

Lilian Bland is widely recognized as the first women to design, construct, and fly her own aircraft. She was also an avid photographer, journalist, marks-woman, equestrian, motorist, and an early settler of Northern Vancouver Island.

Lilian Emily Bland was born September 27th 1878 in Kent, England. Her mother was Emily Charlotte Madden, born January 16th, 1847. Her father, John Humphrey Bland, was an artist, born in 1828. Lilian was the youngest of three children, and had an elder sister named Eva Charlotte Bland and a brother, Robert Wyndham Humphrey Bland.
During the first ten years of her life, Lilian traveled to Switzerland, Italy, and France —primarily with her father. From 1890 to 1891 she attended school at Westgate in Kent. As a young adult Lilian journeyed around the continent, occasionally moving back to Ireland to live with her father. She studied musical and visual arts and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, photography, horse-back riding, and reading. From 1903 to 1908 Lilian published several articles in various sport and lifestyle magazines. These articles were accompanied by her own photographs of horse-back riding, travel, and automobile racing. In September 1909, in Ireland, Lilian began modeling an idea for a plane, and in November she began building the biplane, called the Mayfly. The plane flew successfully for approximately 10 metres and she became the first woman to design and fly her own aircraft.

On October 3rd 1911, Lilian married her fathers’ brothers’ son, Charles Loftus Bland. Charles had recently purchased land in Quatsino, on the Northern part of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He moved ahead of her to build a home for the two of them, and she travelled to Canada in April of 1912. In April of 1913 Lilian gave birth to her daughter, Patrick Lilian Bland.

Lilian spent the next several years making a life for her daughter and husband in Quatsino; raising livestock, farming, making wine, and selling goods. In 1917 Mary Madden, Lilian's cousin on her mothers' side, joined Charles and Lilian to work on the homestead in exchange for pay. In 1921 Lilian, Charles, and Mary all moved to California, where they purchased a farm and lived for 3 years in the small town of Calistoga in Napa County. They returned to Quatsino sound in 1925 via automobile with Mary’s son Jack Bland. In 1929 Lilian’s daughter Pat passed away from a Tetanus infection.

In 1932 Lilian and Charles separated and Lilian stayed on the homestead until 1934. After this, Lilian returned to England where she worked as a gardener, investing her savings in the stock market. In February of 1955 Lilian retired and moved to Land’s End in Cornwall. She lived there until the time of her death on May 11th 1971, at the age of 92.

Boag Foundation

  • Corporate body
  • 1944 -

The Allan Boag Foundation is a grant giving non-profit society that was established in 1944. Its goals are to promote the principles of democratic Socialism. It sponsors educational projects, grants, and scholarships.

Allan Boag arrived in Vancouver from Scotland in 1894. Initially, he worked at his trade as a foundryman until 1918. Following a recession, he spent several years as a self-employed grocer and nurseryman, acquiring properties throughout Vancouver. The eventual increase in value of these properties led to the establishment of Boag’s wealth. In agreement with his views about the failings of the economic and social system which prevailed that he had formed during his less profitable years, Boag turned over all of his possessions to a trust at the time of his death in 1944. Allan Boag’s vision that a humane and equitable society could be achieved through the development of a democratic socialist society us reflected through the goals and activities of the Foundation.

The Foundation focuses on promoting the furtherance of workers’ education in the disciplines of history, economics, social and political economy and trade union organization. Through a diverse range of activities the Foundation seeks to accomplish these directives. Annual scholarships are maintained at three universities. Grants of books, studies and special collections have been provided to university and college libraries. The Foundation has published and has assisted authors to publish. For many years the Foundation operated a labour school called Boag House and continues to assist special programs at the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School.

British Columbia Carpenters' Central America Solidarity Committee

  • Corporate body
  • ca. 1980

The BC Carpenters' Central America Solidarity Committee was formed by the trade unionists of the BC Provincial Council of Carpenters (the BC Carpenters' Union).

The non-profit Canada-Nicaragua Carpentry Training Centre in Estelé, Nicaragua, sometimes referred to as "the Carpenters' Project," was established in 1985 as a joint effort between the BC Provincial Council of Carpenters and the Carpenters’ Union of Nicaragua.

During the mid-1980s, groups of BC trade unionists travelled to Nicaragua. These trips were hosted by the Sandinista Trade Union Centre (CST), endorsed by the BC Federation of Labour, and arranged by the Trade Union Group of the BC-Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. These trips resulted in reports on the labour situation in Nicaragua titled "Hope Under Siege" and "Surviving the Siege."

This project was done in cooperation with CUSO, an independent international development agency, and was affiliated with "Tools for Peace," a Canadian organisation devoted to maintaining solidarity with and providing material support to the people of Nicaragua during the 1980s.

Brown, Frank Herbert

  • Person
  • 1894-1975

Frank Herbert Brown was born in Birmingham, England, on April 26, 1894 to Edwin and Elizabeth (Attridge) Brown. He had one sister, "Madge" Ada Brown. His father eventually remarried; Brown’s stepmother was Florence Brown. Frank H. Brown studied at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland, matriculating with honours. He married Elizabeth McIlroy, daughter of Rev. Jas. McIlroy, on April 28, 1917, and had two sons: Dr. Thomas C. Brown and Alex G. Brown. Brown died on January 16, 1975.

Brown moved to Canada in 1911 to join the staff of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He served in WW1 as a private with the 196th battalion (western universities) in 1917, though his health restricted him to clerical duties and returned him to work at the Bank by the end of the year. Brown remained on staff at the Bank after the war, rising in rank, becoming an inspector at the head office in 1927 and Assistant Corporation Executive from 1929 to 1936, doing business reorganization work, part of which took him to Cuba in 1934 on an inspection tour to see the CBC manager there. In 1939 he was appointed Superintendent of the home office.

In 1941, Brown was seconded to the Department of Munitions and Supply at Ottawa as Associate Director-General of Munitions productions and became successively in 1942, Director-General of Munitions Contracts; Secretary, Joint War Production Committee of Canada and the United States; Assistant Deputy Minister and, finally, Financial Advisor from 1942 to 1946 in charge of contracts, financial arrangements, negotiations, etc.; Member, Control Committee, Sorel industries limited, 1942-1946. In 1946 he was appointed Deputy Minister for National Revenue (Taxation), undertaking a reorganization of the Canadian Taxation Division before retiring in late 1947 due to his health.

In July 1946, Brown was awarded the C.B.E. for war services.

Brown moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1948, establishing a practice as a financial and industrial consultant. He held executive posts in many companies over his 27 years in Vancouver, including (though not simultaneously) the following:


The White Pass & Yukon Corp. Ltd.
Georgia Recreations Ltd.
Hecate Development Ltd.
Kitimat Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd.
Martin Paper Products Ltd.
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Ltd.
Powell Stores Ltd.

Vice President:

Noctin Investment Corp. Ltd.
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Ltd.

Chairman of the board:

British Columbia-Yukon Railway Co.
British Yukon Exploration Co. Ltd.
British Yukon Navigation Co. Ltd.
British Yukon Ocean Services Ltd.
The British Yukon Railway Co.
Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Co.
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Ltd.
Skagway Terminal Co.
The White Pass & Yukon Corp. Ltd.
Yukon Pipelines Ltd.


Anglo-Scandinavian Investment Corp. of Canada
Betrust Investment Corp. Ltd.
Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Colonial Steamships Ltd.
Fidelity Life Assurance Co.
Georgia Recreations Ltd.
Grosvenor International Ltd.
Hawaiian Western Steel Ltd.
Locana Corp. Ltd.
Locana Securities Ltd.
Loiselle Transport Ltd.
McLennan, McFeely & Prior Ltd.
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Ltd.
Martin Paper Products Ltd.
Morrison Steel and Wire Co. Ltd.
National Trust Co. Ltd.
Neon Products of Canada Ltd.
Neon Products of Western Canada Ltd.
Noctin Investment Corp. Ltd.
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Ltd.
Powell River Sales Co. Ltd.
Redhill Investment Corp. Ltd.
Scott Misener Steamships Ltd.
West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd.
Western Bridge and Steel Fabricators Ltd.
Western Canada Steel Ltd.
Westview Investment Corp. Ltd.
The White Pass & Yukon Corp. Ltd.
Yorkshire Corp. Ltd.

Brown maintained a lifelong interest in music, writing song lyrics and poems, performing in musicals, and generally supporting musicians and musical endeavours. He had trained early in life to be an opera tenor, but realized there was little opportunity, and so became involved in finance instead. He was also greatly interested in cancer research, participating in at least two national cancer societies. In the mid-1950s Brown formed an interest in stereoscopic (3D) photography, taking many photos and getting them developed into stereoscopic slides and View-Master reels.

Brown, Rex Pendril

  • Person
  • 1923-2018

Rex Pendril “Pen” Brown was born in Vancouver in 1923 to Emma Bentall Brown and Philip Pigott Brown, both from Essex. Brown attended UBC at age 16. At age 19, Brown was called to serve the army in WWII, but received conscientious objector status. Brown objected the war on philosophical grounds, having read pacifist writings by Bernard Shaw and others. His mother, a member of the Society of Friends and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, supported his conscientious objection.

Brown served his time in alternative service work camps at Kootenay National Park and Blubber Bay. He also served 30 days in Oakalla prison for refusing to complete work during his service. After the work camps, Brown worked as a bank teller in Vancouver. He was released from service in 1946. He married Elizabeth Dorothy Kovalcik in 1957, and the couple had two children, Rex and Marian. Brown was the lighthouse keeper at Pine Island, off the coast of British Columbia, from 1957 until a major storm damaged the station in 1967. The family then moved to Victoria, where Brown worked for the Coast Guard until retiring in 1989. He passed away on April 11 2018.

Bunce, Hubert William Ferdinand, Sr.

  • Person
  • 1932-2013

Dr. Hubert William Ferdinand Bunce was a forest researcher active in the Canadian forestry industry for many years. He was born in London, England in 1932 and came to Canada in 1955. He received a Masters of Forestry from UBC in 1960 and a doctorate in forestry from Syracuse University in 1967. In the early years of his career, he worked for CanFor and Columbia Cellulose. In 1972, he joined Reid, Collins & Associates, a Vancouver based forestry consulting company. He worked with Reid Collins for 21 years, during which time was involved in many international and Canadian based projects, including the multi-year project for the aluminum manufacturer Alcan, looking at the effects of emissions from their Kitimat aluminum smelter on the health of surrounding forests. After retiring from Reid Collins in the late 1990s, Hubert worked as part owner of the Blue Mountain Woodlot near Maple Ridge, BC.

Bunce was actively involved with a number of national forestry committees, including the Canadian Forest Inventory Committee (CFIC), the Assessing & Standardising Metrification committee, and the Forest Terminology and Usage committee. He was also involved with the BC Forest History Association, the Association of BC Forest Professionals, and the British Columbia Forestry Association.

Bunce was a Registered Professional Forester (BC), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (GB), and Life Member of the Commonwealth Forestry Association (GB).

He was married (Jill) with three children: Hubert Jr., Christopher and Sarah.

Burdon-Sanderson, John, Sir

  • Person
  • 1828-1905

Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson born on December 21, 1828. He received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh and at the University of Paris. He became a Medical Officer of Health for Paddington in 1856 and subsequently a physician to the Middlesex Hospital and the Brompton Consumption hospitals. Between 1858-1866, he investigated diphtheria, cattle plague and cholera when they appeared in England. He was one of the forerunners of penicillin, observing its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria before Alexander Fleming.

He was the first person chosen to be the Waynflete Chair of Physiology in Oxford in 1882. It was at this time that he became the focus of the antivivisectionist movement, who opposed his stance on animal experimentation. In 1895, he became Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, a post he held until his resignation in 1904. In 1899, he became the first Baronet of Banbury Road in the Parish of Saint Giles in in the City of Oxford. He died in Oxford on November 23rd, 1905.

Burnett, Dorothy

  • Person
  • 1907-1992

Dorothy Burnett graduated from the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts with a diploma in 1930, took post graduate studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, and, later studied with the outstanding artists and bookbinders, Herbert and Peter Fahey, in their private studio in San Francisco. Returning from California, she set up her own studio “three flights up” over the old Dunsmuir Street Imperial Bank Building with a friend, the potter, Frances Gatewood. Subsequently she worked out of her family home on Angus Drive, accepting special orders for the fine binding of family bibles, commemorative books, albums, old volumes and first editions – such books were cherished, loved and honoured by their owners.

Miss Burnett’s work has been shown many times. Among the earliest exhibitions, dating back to the 1930’s, were those annual displays put on by the Graduates’ Association of the Vancouver School of Art. She was also included in “20th Century Bookbinding,” held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 1982.

Burnett, William Brenton

  • Person
  • 1870-1964

William Brenton Burnett was born on June 13, 1870 in Sussex Corners, New Brunswick. In 1891 he received a B.A. from Acadia University. He went on to teach in Alberta and British Columbia before attending McGill University where he graduated with an M.D. From 1900 to 1914 he operated a private practice in general medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. Leaving his private practice, Dr. Burnett focused on gynaecology and obstetrics until 1938. During this time he was also awarded the Fellow of American College of Surgeons degree.

He participated in several medical associations including the Vancouver Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association. Additionally, Dr. Burnett was extremely interested in mining communities as indicated by his membership and executive roles in groups such as the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Co., B.C. and Yukon Chamber of Mines, and the Mining Association of B.C.

He died quietly on May 20, 1964.

Bush (family)

  • Family
  • 1889-2015

George William Trayton (W.T.) Bush was born in Camberwell (London), England in 1889. In 1910, George immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, where he was soon employed by the Dominion Express Company (later called the Canadian Pacific Express Company) as a traffic solicitor. He fought in the First World War, serving in the Canadian 1st Division for three and a half years. On January 19, 1922, George married Pearl Mee and settled in Vancouver. The couple’s son, Patrick George Seymour Bush, was born in 1932. George continued working at Canadian Pacific Express, retiring in 1949. At the time of his retirement, he owned two apartment blocks in Vancouver.

Pearl Mee was born in 1898. Pearl was the second child of Charles Mee and Annie Mee (née Seymour), early settlers in North Vancouver. After her marriage, Pearl did not work outside of her home.

Patrick George Seymour Bush studied at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree in May 1958.
George, Pearl, and Patrick Bush are now deceased, dying in May of 1965, March of 1996, and August of 2015, respectively.

Campbell-Johnston, Ronald Campbell

  • Person
  • 1863-1929

Ronald Campbell Campbell-Johnston (18 Sept. 1863-29 Oct. 1929) was a mining, geological, and metallurgical engineer in British Columbia.

Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

  • Corporate body
  • 1983-

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is located in Ottawa, Ontario and is a monument that was originally designed as tribute to the ongoing struggle for human rights across the globe. The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights group, was the body responsible for overseeing the design competition of the monument, the construction of the monument, and preparing all the language plaques which included English, French, and 73 indigenous First Nations languages. All the plaques contain an inscription with the words ‘Equality, Dignity, and Rights’. The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights organization continues to operate and is considering additions and improvements to the monument.

Codina, Angela

  • Person

Angela Codina, a Canadian lawyer, was residing in Macau at the time of the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing in 1989. The Tiananmen Square incident, also called June Fourth incident or 6/4, was a culmination of a series of protests and demonstrations in China in the spring of 1989 that culminated on the night of June 3–4 with a government crackdown on the demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Although the demonstrations and their subsequent repression occurred in cities throughout the country, the events in Beijing—and especially in Tiananmen Square, historically linked to such other protests as the May Fourth Movement (1919)—came to symbolize the entire incident. In the midst of this unrest, Codina traveled to Beijing to conduct a series of interviews with the leaders of the uprising. Codina also participated in the Tiananmen Square uprising as a speaker at the gathering there, bringing greetings of solidarity as a Canadian to those who were present.

Coleman, Jim

  • Person
  • 1911-2001

Jim Coleman, born October 30, 1911, in Winnipeg, Manitoba was an award winning Canadian sports journalist that focused his efforts primarily on the three sports of: horse racing, Canadian football, and hockey. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1974; was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 1980; won the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 1984; and was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Mr. Coleman wrote prolifically for the Vancouver Province (1939-1941), and the Globe & Mail (1942-1961) newspapers, and eventually became a syndicated columnist writing for Southam Newspapers (1962-1983).

Mr. Coleman also wrote two books, both on the topic of sports. The first book, titled “A Hoofprint on my Heart” was published in 1971; and the second book, titled “Long Ride on a Hobby Horse” was published in 1990.

Mr. Coleman passed away on January 14th, 2001 in Vancouver.

Committee of Faculty Members of the University of British Columbia Concerning the Hoxsey Treatment for Cancer

  • Corporate body
  • 1957-1958

In 1957, a committee composed of faculty members of the University of British Columbia, headed by James M. Mather, investigated the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic in Dallas, Texas. This investigation was undertaken at the request of the Minister of Education and the Minister of Health and Welfare of the Government of British Columbia, and was financed by them. The committee examined various aspects of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic, including patient treatments, facilities, and procedures.

Corry, John

  • Person
  • [ca. 196-?] -

John Corry is a communications professional with a background in video production. He has held communications positions in a number of departments the University of British Columbia, including Green College, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to this he worked as a web project manager, researcher/video producer, owner of a media company (Bodega Media Ltd.), and freelance writer/publicist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Victoria), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Film and Television Production (UBC), a Certificate in Multimedia Studies (UBC), and professional communications accreditation (ABC) from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Cotterell, Edward Darlington

  • Person
  • 1881-

Edward Darlington Cotterell was the General Superintendent Alberta District of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

He was born in England in 1881 to William and Katherine Cotterell, but moved to Canada and was educated in Montreal, Quebec. He joined C.P.R. in 1897 as a messenger. His career included positions as an agent and operator at Crows Nest pass. div., Western Lines, agent for the Alberta Ry. & Irrigation Co., operator NYC Rensselaer, dispatcher and chief dispatcher for Hudson div. NYC at Grand Central, Inspector transport Western Lines, Winnipeg, Superintendent car service Western Lines, Winnipeg.

He married Edna Petershagen in July of 1918, and the couple had two daughters, Gladys and Elizabeth. In June 1917 he became the Superintendent transport for Western Lines until 1928, when he became the General Superintendent of the Manitoba district. He served as General Superintendent of the Saskatchewan district from Nov 1931 to May 1932. In May 1932 he was appointed the General Superintendent of the Alberta District of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Later he was appointed a Vice President and general manager for C.P.R. at the headquarters in Toronto.

He was an Anglican, conservative member of the Calgary community involved with the council of the Calgary Board of Trade and Ranchmens Club, and the Canadian Masonic fraternity.

Delgamuukw Trial

  • Person
  • 1984-1997

The results of the Delgamuukw v. British Columbia Trial are considered a turning point in treaty negotiations, land use policy, and the recognition of the legal concept of Aboriginal title. The case concluded on December 11, 1997, and the Supreme Court of Canada observed that aboriginal title is an ancestral right protected by the Constitution Act of 1982. The action was brought forward by the 51 appellants, all Hereditary Chiefs either of the Wet’suwet’en Nation or Gitxsan Nation, and who individually or on behalf of their Houses and its members, claimed one or more separate specific portions of the 133 individual hereditary territories in Northwest British Columbia, totalling 58,000 square kilometres.

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