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Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou in Paris

(This exhibition is on display in Seattle Oct. 11, 2012 to Jan.13, 2013) With Aleksandra Idzior, UFV Art History Dates: Monday, Nov. 19 & 26, 2012 Times: 10:00 am-12:00 noon Cost: $14 (members) /$20 (non-members) Series price

By |October 22nd, 2012|Programs from Past Years|0 Comments

Keber, Reverend Andrew (1910-1975)

Andrew Keber’s family lived in Oregon. The young Keber was a baseball fan and even played with the Salem Senators after he completed high school. However, his religious calling was stronger, and he chose to dedicate himself to the contemplative life in the Order of Saint Benedict. At the age of 45, Reverend Keber arrived [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Whistler, John William, (1897-1928)

John Whistler was born in Penbrokeshire, Wales and emigrated to Mission in 1905 with his parents, sister and brother. He attended public school and high school in Mission and then took classes at University of British Columbia. He was active in sports and in the community, participating in the Golf, Badminton and Tennis Clubs, as [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Aves, William Edward (1862-1930)

William Aves was born in London, England, and enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry at Gosport. While completing his service he married and raised a family of nine children. In 1910 he settled in Mission, having served the R.M.L.I. for 21 years and then eight more years in the Reserves. When war broke out [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Kandal, Reverend Knut Olson (1885-1955)

Knut Kandal was pastor of Gushen Lutheran Church in Matsqui from 1945-1955. Kandal was born in Breim, Nordfjord, Norway, and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 19. Ordained in 1913, Rev. Kandal came to Canada and served at a number of churches in Saskatchewan, including Parkside, Admiral, Frontier and North Battleford. He then [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Douglas, Madeline August (c. 1850?-1942)

Madeline Douglas was born at Pemberton Meadows, and was the daughter of First Nations Chief Williams. Later in life she was known as ‘Old Granny Cole’, which referred to the fact that her daughter Malina was married to Joe Cole, a policeman in Douglas, B.C. Joe Cole had been instrumental in negotiating the sale of [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|People of Mission|1 Comment

Vosburgh, John George (1867-1940)

As Mission’s chief constable for a number of years, John Vosburgh was a well-respected member of his community. He was born in Beamsville, Ontario, and served as Company Quartermaster at Camp Sarcee in Calgary for two years during World War I. After the war, he moved to Mission with his wife and four children and became a [...]

By |October 22nd, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Byrnell, Georgina (1919-1963)

Georgina ‘Georgie’ Thompson was born at Stave Falls, and attended school in Mission. After her marriage to Gordon Byrnell, who worked in the BC Electric powerhouse, the couple moved to Ruskin. Georgina worked for the P. Bain Lumber Mill, (Whonnock Lumber Co.), the McMahon Lumber Co., in Mission, and for Dr. R. McDonald, a dentist [...]

By |October 21st, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Augustine, Emmy Margrete (1894-1930)

Emmy Margrete was born in Sweden and came to Canada at the age of eighteen. She settled in New Westminster, and in 1914 married H. A. Augustine, with whom she had eleven children. The Augustines lived in New Westminster for eight years, then in Cloverdale for another two years. In 1924 they moved to Nicomen [...]

By |October 21st, 2012|People of Mission|0 Comments

Tupper, Hanna (1849-1942)

Originally from Hull, England Hanna came to Canada at the age of three. She lived in Greenville, Ontario until the age of 35, then moved to Vancouver with five children and her husband, James Henry Tupper. James worked as a blacksmith with the C.P.R. In Vancouver the Tuppers lived on Seymour Street, where James eventually [...]

By |October 21st, 2012|People of Mission|1 Comment