They left for Canada C20th

ALLAN Gordon born Richmond, Yorkshire

01/09/1900 – 15/02/1990

National Association of Marine Engineers Applied to N.A.M.E.: 24 Dec 1926

3rd Class Motor Certificate, No. 80

Living in Greater Vancouver, B C in 1926

Latest Employer: Chief Engineer, coastal tug ‘G.H. French’

Died Qualicum Beach, V.I., BC, 89 years


ANDERSON William Henry born Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire

21/01/1913 – 11/1977 B C Death Certificate. Spouse: Margaret Ellen CONWAY

Occupation: Construction Manager

Cremated 16 Nov. 1977, Vancouver Crematorium

Informant: Max Anderson, Son

Father: Richard Anderson (Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England)

Mother: Christina LAVERY (Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England)


BARNES Amy Elizabeth (nee CARTER) born Northallerton, Yorkshire to Herbert and Sarah where she grew up with her 8 brothers. During WWII she met Alex Barnes, a Canadian soldier & married July 19, 1945. Post war, Betty emigrated to Canada and settled in Alberta. Retired in 1993 & settled in Summerland, BC.


BARR Barbara born North Cowton, Yorkshire

? -/31 December 2010 Obituary. Vancouver, BC. Barbara will be sadly missed by Al, her husband of 52 years. 


BEECH Olwyn Mary born Middlesbrough

02/03/1936 – 04/10/2017 Obituary. husband of 57 years Allan, son Martin, daughter Lisa Luft (Siegfried). Olwyn moved to Redcar, England as a young girl and later to Vancouver in 1965.


BOWERS Janna Frances (nee ROBINSON) born Whitby, Yorkshire

27/03/1944 – 06/02/2015 Obituary. Died Campbell River, BC. Survived by her beloved partner of 17 years Hans Anhut of Campbell River, son Sean Bowers (41) of Vancouver.


CHATWIN Lillian (nee COLLING) born Hartlepool

20/03/1927 – 21/11/2009 Obituary. Survived through the Great Depression and World War II to be married to Frederick (Derek) CHATWIN, in 1948. She emigrated to Canada in 1954. Married to a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, she moved from Ottawa to the far North, to the Prairies, from the West Coast to the East and finally settled in Steveston, B.C.


CLARK John Anthony born Saltburn-by-the-Sea

14/02/1941 – 25/12/2011 Obituary. Only child of Nellie and Jack Clark. Degree in Sociology from Leeds & a MA in Social Administration from Uni of Manchester. Worked in hospitals in Hexham, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool and Durham. On emigrating to Canada in 1967 married Elsie, in 1985. Son Dominic & daughter Catherine both in Scotland from 1st marriage to Kathleen HEDLEY.


COBBE Michael born Middlesbrough

29/06/1935 – 26/04/2014 Obituary. Survived by his wife Sheila, son Andrew, daughter Sara (Kerry). He is predeceased by his father Hugh, his mother Anne and his sister Patricia. Michael and Sheila emigrated to Canada in 1967.


COCKFIELD Beryl (nee HUNTER) born Middlesbrough

27/02/1940 – 13/07/2017 Obituary. Died in North Vancouver. Survived by Ron, husband of 56 years, her step-brother Hadrian Lawson, sons Glenn, Paul, Trevor. Father was a casualty of World War II; Beryl’s early childhood years were spent raised by her single-mother and grandmother.


COTTON Kittie ‘Kate’ (nee WEIGHTMAN) born Coxwold, Yorkshire

1/02/1917 – 26/01/2006 Obituary. Predeceased by brother Thomas, survived by husband of 56 years, Barry; daughter Wendy & son David.  Kittie served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service during World War II, where she did duty in Iraq, Tripoli, Italy and India.


CRAMPTON Ernest born Hartlepool, Durham

10/08/1893 – 11/07/1976. Obituary. National Assn. of Marine Engineers application 24 July 1945

3rd Class Marine Certificate, No. 9021

Vancouver, BC

Latest Employer: 2nd Engineer, ss ‘Elgin Park’, Seaboard Shipping

Widower of Ophelia TINDALE

Occupation: Marine Engineer

Father: George Willm Crampton; B: England

Mother: Beryl STRACHEN; B: England


CROCKETT Joseph William (Bill) born Middlesbrough

12/06/1912 – 18/08/2014 Obituary. Came to Canada in 1928. Later, he joined his mother and brother George in Powell River – sons, George and Ron. Enlisted in the 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment & served overseas, seriously injured at battle of Falaise Gap in France. 2 yrs recovery in Vancouver. Married Margaret 1946 – two sons, Bill and Terry. Retired in 1975 after a long career with BC Forest Service. Wife died 2004 & his sons, George & Ron also predeceased him.


EDE Sheila (nee KITCHING) born Darlington

01/05/1926 – 21/01/2016 Obituary. Served in the British Air Force during WWII, and later emigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband Ted BANCROFT and their son. Remarried, in July 1970 to William John EDE. Bill’s work took them to Manitoba, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. After returning to Canada they built a home in rural Alberta and later retired to Sidney, BC.


EGGLESTONE Peter born near Osmotherly, Wild Goose Nest

03/05/1920 – 13/02/2019 Obituary. Moved to Canada when10 years old. Peter and his wife Doris (deceased) raised their family in Mission, BC, where he worked as an accountant for the Pacific Cooperative Union. Peter moved to Penticton in 1986. He was predeceased by his parents Jane ALLISON and Joseph Egglestone & brothers John & Cecil and sister Dorothy.


ELLISON Raymond born Darlington

19/08/1919 – 16/01/2011 Obituary. Joined the armed forces at age 17 and served through World War 2 in the Royal Navy, emigrating to Canada in 1950. Served in the Canadian Navy for 20 years. Ruby his wife of 60 years predeceased him. Children Keith, Eileen, Neal, & Noreen. Lived at Vancouver, BC.


FAWCETT Leslie (Les) born Middlesbrough

1926 – 28/02/2014 Obituary. In Victoria, BC. Born, the fourth of eleven children. In 1952, he married Sheila, and had two sons Ian and John. The family emigrated to Canada in 1967. After short stays in Victoria, Powell River and Cranbrook, they made their home in Nanaimo, Les worked as a high-voltage cable splicer, specialist work which enabled him to travel to many places around the country Survived by his wife his son Ian, his brothers Len and Geoff; son John passed away in 1995.


FEATHERSTONE William born Stockton-on-Tees

1895 – National Assn. of Marine Engineers application 13 Sept. 1948

1st Class BOT Certificate, No. 59861

Home: c/o SS. “Argovis”

Latest Employer: Argonaut Navigation Co., Montreal, PQ




FOSTER Harold William born Middlesbrough now of Vancouver, BC.

08/09/1902 – National Assn. of Marine Engineers application 24 July 1946

4th Class Steam Certificate

Latest Employer: Pacific Dry Dock; 4th Engineer, S.S. “Hastings Park”


GALLIMORE Joyce (nee DURANT) born Middlesbrough

1922 – 10/09/2018 Obituary. Born youngest of three children. Left school at the age of 14 to start working as a bookkeeper. In Manchester during the Second World War. Married Jack Gallimore1947 and the pair emigrated to Canada in 1950, settling in British Columbia. Sons Michael & John born in 1953 and 1959. Joyce was predeceased by her brother George, sister Evelyn and husband Jack. She is survived by her sons.


GEERE Gillian (nee …) born Stokesley

1940 – 03/01/2012 Obituary. Following high school, she went on to train as a nurse, at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds.  Married Ian, in Leeds, in 1961 and came to Canada with her husband and children in 1967. Gained a first class B.Sc. degree in Microbiology in 1974 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton worked at the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, in Regina, Saskatchewan, then opened microbiology laboratory in Richmond, BC.  Survived by Ian; children Richard & Andrea.


GLADSTONE Edward (Ed) born Middlesbrough

07/11/1913 -10/09/2015 Obituary. Travelled to Canada with his family when he was 12 years old. Survived by wife, Lorraine, sister Moya Lucks & 6 children. Roman Catholic. Residing Burnaby, Vancouver.

Ed received the Provincial award in mathematical studies for the highest marks in British Columbia in Grade 12 and went on to become the chief financial officer for the PNE, and later a Director.


GODSELL Joseph Edwin born Richmond, North Yorkshire

26/08/1932 – 22/01/2011 Obituary. Of Nanaimo, Canada. Served in the RAF for 25 years. Survived by his wife, Donna of 29 years; sons: Derrick of Calgary and Brian of Winnipeg; sister, Pam of North Yorkshire.


GOODMAN Elizabeth (Betty) born Darlington

09/03/1921 – 12/11/2015 Obituary. Died Ottawa. In 1944, she married Edward, a member of the RCAF. As a war bride landed in Halifax in June 1946 with son Bernard. 2nd son William (Billy) born in North Bay, October 1953. Husband Edward died suddenly in July 1967. Betty was pre-deceased by her parents at a young age, her brother Fred, sister Zillah. She moved to Toronto and worked for the Ontario Ministry of Transport. Following her retirement, she lived with her son Billy in Victoria, BC.


GUNN Reginald (Reg) born Co Durham

22/06/1929 – 27/04/2013 Obituary. To Canada in 1951 where he joined the Canadian Coast Guard. In 1961, earned Master of Home-Trade Steamship & served at sea on the west coast of Canada. In 1974, he accepted the position of Regional Superintendent of Marine Search and Rescue, Canadian Coast Guard, at the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria, B.C. Retired in 1991 after 40 years of service. Survived by wife Margaret, daughters Susan Nash, Mary & son Gordon, his brother Norman, in Wales.


HARRISON Geoffrey (Geoff) born Thirsk

06/05/1912 – 25/09/2100 Obituary. Predeceased in 2001, by his Edith after 60 years of marriage. Went to Canada with his family when he was six months old and settled in Regina, Sask. On graduation, he joined the Royal Bank of Canada. In 1939 he voluntarily served in the Canadian Army in Sicily and Italy; and later in the Northwest Europe campaign until VE Day. On return he managed bank branches in Regina, Melfort and Carrot River, Saskatchewan. In 1963 he moved his family to Victoria and managed local Royal Bank branches until his retirement in 1972.


HENDERSON John Eric born Darlington

09/03/1946 – 01/04/2019 Obituary. Survived by wife Della, sisters Lynda & and Sheila & relatives in the UK. He was predeceased by his parents Eric and Freda Henderson. Grew up in Powell River B.C. He received his teaching degree from Simon Fraser University then long career at a number of schools in Delta B.C.


HOLMES Molly (nee BRADLEY) born in Yorkshire Dales

11/01/1927 – 30/06/2017 Obituary. At 19 she married Arthur Holmes and emigrated from the Yorkshire Dales to the wild West Coast of Canada. She leaves her children: daughter Beverley and son Mark.


HORLICK Doris (nee GARSIDE) born Stockton-on-Tees

18/05/1919 – 20/09/2011 Obituary. Survived by son Gary. Predeceased by husband Peter, her brothers Tom and George GARSIDE and her sister Honoria SOUTHWELL. She grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, met Peter & married in 1941. Peter was a long term Sears Manager and they made many moves to major cities in Canada. They retired in 1980 and took up residence in Victoria, B.C.


HUDSON Doreen (nee GIBSON) born Hartlepool

11/04/1928 – 11/01/2010 Obituary. The first child of George and Ruth Eva GIBSON. Predeceased by her sister Evelyn Gibson in 1949; her father in 1975; her mother in 1982, and her brother George Gibson in 2009. Survived by her husband of 38 years, Frank; daughter Jodi Haywood at Calgary. Doreen was employed at the School of Social Work, UBC, and retired in 1985.


JAMES Jennifer Margery (nee THOMPSON) born Yorkshire Dales

29/07/1929 – 12/12/2011 Obituary. Father was headmaster of Aysgarth School. Later educated during the war years at Queen Ethelburga’s school which had been evacuated to the countryside near Fountains Abbey. Before starting nursing training at St. Mary’s, Paddington she spent a year in South Africa with her mother’s family. In 1952, she married Dr John James eventually settling in the New Forest. They had 6 children between 1954 and 1967. The family emigrated to Vancouver in 1973. She leaves two sisters & her own 6 children.


JEWITT William Gladstone born Marton, Yorkshire, North Riding

14/05/1897 – 21/06/1978 B C Death. Victoria, BC

Spouse: Genevieve JACKSON

Occupation: Mining Engineer (retired)


KEARSLEY George born Hesleden, Durham

/1882 – (Perhaps: 03/11/1875) – 08/07/1949

National Assn. of Marine Engineers application10 June 1947

1st Class BOT Certificate, No. 35165

Vancouver, BC


KINLOCH Eryl P. born Darlington, County Durham

1933 – 2014 Obituary. Roman Catholic. Survived by her husband of 58 years, four children & two sisters. Emigrated to Edmonton aged 18, where she studied at the Uni of Alberta and met husband. Together pursued their careers, she as a teacher, he in medicine, in four provinces and two territories, in two US states, and overseas, but primarily and most recently in the North, before settling in Sidney in 2000.

KITCHING Stanley born Darlington

17/09/1931 – 11/04/2015 Obituary. Served in the RAF during the Korean War and emigrated to Toronto, Ontario in 1957 to pursue an accounting career. Married Valda in 1960, was transferred to BC in 1962 and received his CMA degree from UBC. Stan served in many leadership roles within Freemasonry, Shriners and Eastern Star. He enjoyed entertaining children as Shrine clown “Cricket”. Stan belonged to drama groups in England, Ontario and BC where he performed on stage, radio, & movies. In Ontario, he served as pro temp stage manager for the touring Canadian Junior Ballet where his wife, Valda was principal dancer.


LAVERY William (Bill) born Middlesbrough

04/07/1934 – 11/08/2013 Obituary. Leaves Mary after 57 years of marriage, two daughters, Susan & Margaret, along with son, Hughie. Victoria, BC


LAW John Greenwell born County Durham

07/03/1915 – 22/12/1966 National Assn. of Marine Engineers application 27 June 1951

2nd Class Steam Certificate, No. 15291

Home: Nanaimo, BC

Latest Employer: BCCS


LEGAULT Florence May (nee LIVINGSTONE) born Stockton-on-Tees

14/03/1924 – 12/12/2011 Obituary. Florence was the longest living member of her family of seven from England, that all predeceased long before her. Also predeceased by husband Emery Joseph Legault (Jack) in 1993. Survived by daughters Yvonne & Denise, son Kenneth. Arrived in Aldergrove in 1945 with 2 year old Yvonne, as a British war bride She & Jack lived in the Aldergrove/Abbotsford area for 66 years.


LIEBERMANN Rosalie (nee NEWSAM?) born Middlesbrough

08/03/1920 – 24/12/2011 Obituary. Moved to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) in 1945 then moved to Canada in 1983.  She was predeceased by her husband Wally, sisters Florence and Jean, brother George & daughter Maureen.  Survived by her brothers Denis and Don Newsam, sons Don & Peter. Residing Surrey, BC.


LITTLEBOY Peter Evelyn Eldon born Thirsk, N Yorkshire

1930 – 23/01/2017 Obituary. Peter met wife Bernice while traveling in Canada. A year later they married in Brazil. There they had two children before moving to Trinidad and then eventually to Canada. Peter spent his career working for Vancouver College in the ABE Dept. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years.


LOUDEN Derek born Stockton

…/02/1937 – …/09/2019 Obituary. Mother was a cabaret dancer who died while he was a child so brought up by his grandmother. His younger brother died in childhood and his older sister in later life, while travelling in Australia. As a young man he studied metallurgy. Married at 23 (lasted 29yrs) and had 2 sons in England & a daughter in South Africa. Family returned to England by sea in 1970 but he drove his Austin 1800 travelling through India and Afghanistan. Worked in London then Poole in Dorset.

Living aboard his catamaran, he sailed the Mediterranean then the Atlantic and with his motorcycle rode through America. While travelling through Australia met Audrey who was from Victoria, BC. settling there eventually for his last 13 years.


MALTMAN Freda (nee NELSON) born Northallerton

Sunday 19/10/1919 – 25/12/2016 Obituary. Parents William and Gertrude Nelson in Northallerton, Yorkshire where she grew up between two brothers. Met husband who was stationed nearby & she became a war bride leaving England in 1946 making the journey to Canada with her daughter, Margaret, on the Queen Mary. Married 61 years. 3 other children, Sheila, Bill & Tom. Predeceased by husband Keith in 2005.


MARSHALL Joyce (nee ANDREW) born Great Ayton

17/11/1919 – 20/07/2020 Obituary. Passed away in Sidney, B.C. on 7/20/20. She was predeceased by parents Ernest & Ethel ANDREW, husband Edwin James Marshall, infant son Mark Edwin, brothers Harold & Noel Andrew and sisters Marjorie (Madge), Nancy & Gwen. She is survived by her only child, Elaine Lyttleton. Left England in 1926 with her parents and siblings, graduated Mt. Newton High School and married her husband of 42 years, Ed, in 1943. She retired as a school secretary.


MASSAM G. Doreen (nee HIND) born Hartlepool

1923 – 07/06/2013 Obituary. Predeceased by husband, George W. MASSAM and brother, Derrick HIND. Daughters, Linda & Diane and her sister, June. Doreen grew up in West Hartlepool, & came to Canada in 1951, living in Montreal then Victoria. She was involved for several years with the Victoria Operatic Society as a set designer and builder.




MARTIN Jean born Middlesbrough

26/05/1932 – 24/03/2013 Obituary. Leaving behind her husband of 58 years, Hugh, her three sons, Brent, Christopher and Stewart.


McANDREW Derek Erskine born Northallerton, North Yorkshire

10/05/1960 – 17/11/2017 Obituary. Survived by his parents, Robert and Ellen McANDREW of Kelowna; older sister Carol McAndrew & younger brother Alan McAndrew of Kelowna. In 1965 he moved with his parents and sister to North Vancouver, BC.  His brother, Alan, was born there in 1966, and in 1968 the family moved to Kelowna, BC. Had several jobs before earning his BA of Social Work at University of Victoria in 2002.


McHUGH Maurice (Moss) born West Hartlepool

15/11/1918 – 18/04/2005 Obituary. Grew up in Leicester & ran away to join the Merchant Navy when 15 years old. His ship, “St. Elwyn,” was torpedoed during WW II & he spent several days in a lifeboat in the North Atlantic. Met wife Marjorie in London & married 8 June 1957.  Moss & family emigrated to Vancouver, April 1965 where they remained.  He worked for Burrard Dry Dock in North Vancouver & BC Ferries. Retired in 1983. His family in England: sisters Josie & Frances.


McMAIN Alan born Darlington, Durham

… – 19/03/2011 Obituary Did his national service with Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Moved to Montreal in 1972 then to Elkford, BC, married Elizabeth “Beta” Gavin. After several years in the mining industry in Elkford, they moved to Fort Nelson BC working in the oil and gas industry. Retired to Vancouver Island. Predeceased by Beta in 2004.


McPHILLIPS Wilfred born Middlesbrough

12/12/1927 – 31/08/2004 Obituary Wife Jean; children: Patrick, Kevin, Kathleen, Michael and Shauneen. Lived in North Vancouver. Roman Catholic


MELIDONES James (Jim) Stephen born Middlesbrough

23/01/1945 – 25/04/2015 Obituary Wife Heather Melidones (Brodie), for 29 years. Parents Stathy (deceased) and Pat Melidones. Grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta and later graduated from Mont Royal College. Joined Canadian Pacific Airlines in January 1967 and retired from Air Canada in 2010. Died in BC.


MILNER Jean (nee ATKINSON) born West Cornforth, Durham

29/12/1927 – 04/01/2018 Obituary Predeceased by brother Jack, had sister Joyce (John), son David. Jean had a short police career before moving with her husband and young son to Toronto, Canada in the 1950’s. She worked for many years for Imperial Life. Divorced in her forties. Moved to Vancouver in 2010 to be closer to her family.


MUIR Duncan McKenzie Kerr born West Hartlepool

07/03/1925 – 16/01/2013 Obituary. Parents Dr John & Margaret (nee DUKE). Older brother, Ian, a plastic surgeon in Aberdeen. Duncan trained at Middlesex Hospital, London, was house surgeon at West Hartlepool in 1951, and returned to Middlesex Hospital in 1953. Radiologist 1955-1964 Regina, Saskatchewan then radiologist Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria for 18 years and retired in 1982. Locums in Prince Rupert, Prince George, Comox, Nelson, Trinidad, and New Zealand. Medical officer in the RAF, Squadron Leader from 1949-1955; the Royal Canadian Air Force 1956-1959; the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve 1962-1969. He served as Surgeon Lieutenant on HMCS Queen and HMCS Malahat. Died Comox. Married Brenda Wray in November 1949 in Kenilworth, England. Died in 1976. Married Faith McNeel-Caird, a widow, July 7, 1977.


PARR Joan born Darlington, Durham

27/02/1931 – 31/12/2017 Obituary Survived by her sons, Stephen, Chris, daughter Sue Wellspring She was predeceased by her husband, H.V. (Tom) Parr in 2007.


PEARSON Ivy born in Lanchester, Durham

 16/02/1932 – 03/07/2020 She was named Ivy after a silent movie-star cousin of her grandmother’s, Ivy Lillian Close. Graduated from Stockton Secondary Grammar School in 1950. Worked, and studied, in the coal-mining area of England’s North East, finally relocating to London. Ivy embarked on the SS Arkadia, arriving Quebec, June 22, 1960. Then Toronto where she worked for a Temp. Secretarial Agency. Mother Connie joined her and found employment selling Singer sewing machines. After two years both went to Vancouver, British Columbia. Died Parksville, BC.


PETERS David Malcolm born Yorkshire

11/05/1939 – 12/11/2004 Obituary Wife, Grace; children, Clare Carson, James and Jonathan; Grew up in North Yorkshire and County Durham. He graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in architecture – early professional career in Liverpool, Calgary, Alberta, York and Preston, England. In 1974 David and family moved to Calgary. In 1989 moved to Victoria and later retired to Salt Spring Island.


PETERSON Antonia (Tony) born Middlesbrough

04/03/1924 – 02/06/2007 Obituary Went to sea at age 16 in British Merchant Navy serving during World War II.  After the war, he continued in the deep sea trade with Constantine Shipping through ports of Europe, Africa and the Americas.  Went to Canada in 1955 farming in Grande Prairie, Alberta.  In 1956 he joined the newly formed Northern Transportation Co and was one of the early navigators moving supplies up the McKenzie River into the Canadian Arctic.  Met his wife of 48 years, Margaret, on board the “Empress of Britain” returning from England to Canada.  Settled in White Rock and raised four children.


READSHAW Edward Emerson (Dick) born Darlington

23/02/1927 – 05/07/2012 Obituary. Eldest of four brothers and one sister. Educated Darlington Grammar School and King’s College, Newcastle, University of Durham. Graduated 1948, Bachelor Applied Science (Engineering) with 1st Class Honours. Diploma in Public Administration, University of Victoria, 1966. Married Huguette Sauvan in Marseille, France 31 December 1949. Began work in 1948 with British Rail switching to road works in Darlington and South Shields and the Road Research Laboratory outside London. Emigrated to Canada 1957 and became Director of Highway Design and Survey. With others, engineered and built nearly all the existing BC highways.


ROPER Greta Margaret born Brompton, North Yorkshire

24 Oct 1927 -21/12/2018. Obituary. Grew up in North Yorkshire, Harrogate. After graduation from nursing school in Darlington she set out in 1952 for Canada, arriving in Vancouver where she began work as a RN at St. Paul’s Hospital. Married 1954 Robert Ernest (Bob) McLean & moved to Victoria where Greta continued to work in nursing – had six boys. In 2001 Greta moved to Courtenay, BC.


SAVAGE Mary Averill (nee CORNFORTH) born Northallerton

21/06/1926 – 06/08/2019 Obituary. Emigrated to Canada as a war bride in August 1946 on the Queen Mary with her 10 month old son, John, landing in Halifax then to Vancouver to meet up with husband but marriage did not last. First trip home was in 1966, and several trips home later.

SHARP Frank born Hartlepool

13/10/1905 – 04/02/1993 National Assn. of Marine Engineers application 23 Oct 1945

1st Class Steam & Diesel Certificate, No. 74877

Home: 316 Patterson Rd., Lulu Island, Richmond, BC


SMITH Ann (nee MUSGRAVE) born Darlington

13/03/1942 – 17/02/2017 Obituary. Daughter to Ceinwen and Robert Musgrave. Married 1964 – wife of 53 years to Jack Smith. Died British Columbia, Canada.


SMITH Edgar Richmond born Middlesbrough

26/10/1873 – 21/12/1947 In Canada, BC & Vancouver: 40 years

Home: 2735 Charles St., Vancouver, BC

Spouse: Isabella CLEMINSON

Occupation: Secretary & Business Agent, National Assn. of Marine Engineers; last worked 1945

Informant: E.C. Smith, Son

Buried: 23 Dec. 1947, Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, BC


SMITH Michael Laurence born Whitby

30/01/1937 – 17/12/2020 Obituary. Drafted into the Army Intelligence Corp at 18.  Soon transferred to Water Transport and shipped off to Hong Kong for 2 1/2 years running boats in the harbour. Returning to England, he went into Hotel Management training. He married Barbara in 1960, and quickly decided to move to Barbara’s birthplace, Vancouver where he was a salesman. Celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2010.


SMITH Ronald born Middlesbrough

1927 – 24/01/2020 Obituary. Predeceased by wife, Edna MEIR (1980) and 2nd wife Jessie (2015). 1940, he aged12 and younger brother Gordon (8) were part of evacuation plan to Canada & was fostered in Amherst and Springhill Nova Scotia. 1943 – returned to Britain & began work to obtain a mechanical engineering certificate but married 1949, went to London to study for ministry then Canada 1951. In 1961, the family moved to Kimberley, B.C. Brother Malcolm and his family emigrated there in 1962.


STEVENS Frank Horace born Great Ayton

18/07/1918 – 24/02/1938 Obituary. Single. Occupation: Labourer.

He was in an accident on 24 Feb 1938

In Canada & BC for 12 years; in Victoria: 1 day

Residence: Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

Father: Frank Stevens; Born: Yorkshire

Mother: Gertrude Nichols; Born: Yorkshire


STRINGER Ronald Bruce born Northallerton, North Yorkshire

17/05/1933 – 27/05/2018 Obituary. Emigrated with his family to Canada in 1976. Predeceased by daughter Wendy (2014). He is survived by his wife Pat of 59 years and his children Tony (Janet) and Peter.

Residence in Victoria, BC.


STUART Robert Campbell born Darlington

02/04/1925 – 08/01/1983 B C Death. Home: 519 Transit Road, Victoria, BC.  Marine Engineer

Spouse: Lilian Charlton

Father: William Stuart; Born: England

Mother: Mollie Wilkin; Born: England


WALTON David Frederick born Darlington

05/06/1927 – 29/02/2004 Obituary. At the tender age of 17, joined the British Merchant Navy, trained to be an officer, & over the next 6 years, sailed around the world almost 4 times during his service on oil tankers & cargo ships. After emigrating to Canada in 1951, David moved to Victoria, BC, in 1952, where he worked on various ships & the BC Ferry Corporation, retiring in 1989 after 20 years’ service as a ship’s captain


WHIPP Jean (nee SANDERSON) born Middlesbrough

13/05/1924 – 27/01/2012 Obituary. Predeceased by her son David (1946), first husband Arthur (1954), second husband Lorne (1967) and five siblings. Survived by her sister Reanie, son Stephen. Emigrated to Canada in 1951.  Widowed twice while in Windsor, Ontario. Subsequently moved to Smithers, BC and then Victoria.


WRIGHT John W. born Hartlepool

17/05/1901 – 16/08/1986 National Assn. of Marine Engineers application 14 May 1948

Home: 1743 Bayswater St., Vancouver, BC




Full details and photographs can be found in the Canadian newspapers, mostly those of British Columbia.


Some useful web sites include:


The Royal BC Museum – genealogy: (Deaths up to 1999, Births & Marriages)

The Victoria Colonist Newspaper (1858 – 1980):

Vancouver Public Library: Directories of British Columbia (1860 – 1955)


Thanks to member 585, Lance M. Jefferson of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada for extracting this collection.