Fonds CR-36 - Freda Hayman fonds

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Freda Hayman fonds

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  • 1897-1972 (Creation)
    Hayman, Freda

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25.5 cm of textual records
81 photographs
18 slides

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Freda Victoria Hayman, nee McKenzie, (1913-1992) was born in Alix, Alberta. Her parents were Alice Thornburn McKenzie and William Alexander H. McKenzie, and her brothers were Charles McKenzie and Harold McKenzie. After the McKenzie family moved to Ladner in 1918, William McKenzie operated a jewelry store and optometrist shop on Delta Street. They resided on King Edward Street, now 45th Avenue. Freda McKenzie Hayman attended Ladner Elementary School, then the King George V High School, and graduated in 1929. She obtained her teacher's certificate in 1930. She taught school in Delta, and her first assignment was the one room Crescent Island School where she taught all of the grades, one to six, with twenty-one students. She attended Ladner United Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was a leader of the Canadian Girls in Training group. In the 1930s she moved to pinchi Lake and later to Trail before returning to Ladner and teaching at the Kennedy Superior School in North Delta and the Ladner Elementary School in Ladner. She married Jack Hayman in 1941 and they had a daughter, Charlene, in 1944. Charlene married Jack Hope and they have two children, Shaun and Kim. On her husband's retirement, they moved to Denman Island and Freda Hayman taught for a short time at Royston on Vancouver Island. On her husband's death in 1983, Freda Hayman returned to Ladner, where she was an active member of the Kinette Club and a supporter and docent at the Delta Museum and Archives.

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The fonds consists of four series: research notes made about Delta's history by Freda Hayman while she was a docent at the Delta Museum and Archives; Delta Museum and Archives records such as minutes and agendas from meetings; personally collected papers such as William McKenzie's booklets, music books, etc.; and photographs of students, teachers, family and friends.

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