Burdis, William David (1846-1933)

Probably William David Burdis, detail from City of Vancouver Archives CVA 371-2571 - [Group of men who attended a luncheon honouring Captain W.D. Jones], about 1921, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-of-men-who-attended-luncheon-honouring-captain-w-d-jones.

Probably William David Burdis, detail from City of Vancouver Archives CVA 371-2571 – [Group of men who attended a luncheon honouring Captain W.D. Jones], about 1921, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-of-men-who-attended-luncheon-honouring-captain-w-d-jones.

William David Burdis was the secretary of the British Columbia Canners’ Association. He lived at 1869 Comox Street from 1906 to 1928.

He was born on March 3, 1846 (although some sources say 1848), probably in Didsbury, Lancashire, England. It appears that his parents were David Burdis and Sarah Frances Sharp.

In late 1868, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, William married Elizabeth Torrance Anderson. Elizabeth died in Warrington in early 1869. William and Elizabeth appear to have had a son named William Christopher Burdis, who was born in Warrington in early 1869; he died in Warrington in late 1870.

In 1871, William was living with his mother in Newton-in-Makerfield (sometimes called Newton-le-Willows, or Newton-in-the-Willows).

It appears that William made a trip to Canada in 1873, but no details are available.

In December quarter 1879, William married Sarah Bell. She was born in Earsdon, Northumberland on August 21, 1849. Her father was Robert Bell; her mother was Sarah Gowland. According to a newspaper article from 1929, the wedding was in St. Bede’s Church, at Jarrow-on-Tyne.

 

Ven. Bede Church, Jarrow, Published by R. Johnston & Sons of Gateshead in their Monarch Series, http://www.picturesofgateshead.co.uk/postcards_southtyneside2/opcj2w.jpg.

Ven. Bede Church, Jarrow, Published by R. Johnston & Sons of Gateshead in their Monarch Series, http://www.picturesofgateshead.co.uk/postcards_southtyneside2/opcj2w.jpg.

By 1881, William and Sarah were living in Newton-in-Makerfield, along with their daughter, Margaret. William was a paper stock merchant. He was a general secretary for the Newton Cricket, Bowling and Tennis Club.

In later years, William told a story that he had invested in pig iron in the 1880s, but the price fell, especially after discoveries of hematite ore in Louisiana. William and other investors were not able to withstand the drop in price.

By November 1888, William had filed an assignment for the benefit of his creditors. In 1889, he left England to move to Vancouver. The Newton Cricket, Bowling, and Tennis Club presented him with a testimonial “in recognition of his valuable services.” Six months after William’s arrival, Sarah and five children came to Vancouver.

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1890. He was living at the “West end boat house.” He also established a real estate and financial agent business at 105 Cambie Street, along with R.E. Allan. [No further information is available for Mr. Allan at this time.]

In 1891, William and Sarah appeared in the Canada census, along with their five children. William’s occupation was “Mayor’s private secretary.”

According to the 1891 Vancouver directory, William was also a “bath owner.” At the foot of Thurlow Street, Burdis and Jones operated a floating swimming bath.

Vancouver City Archives, SGN 174 - [Group of men inside Burdis and Jones' floating swimming bath at the foot of Thurlow Street], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-of-men-inside-burdis-and-jones-floating-swimming-bath-at-foot-of-thurlow-street

Vancouver City Archives, SGN 174 – [Group of men inside Burdis and Jones’ floating swimming bath at the foot of Thurlow Street], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-of-men-inside-burdis-and-jones-floating-swimming-bath-at-foot-of-thurlow-street

The “Jones” in “Burdis and Jones” was William David Jones, a boat builder and ship joiner, who operated a “sea bathing establishment.”

W D Jones - boatbuilder - Williams’ British Columbia Directory - 1891 - Part 2 - page 214

W D Jones – boatbuilder – Williams’ British Columbia Directory – 1891 – Part 2 – page 214

Mr. Jones was later the keeper of the Brockton Point lighthouse.

By 1894, the Vancouver directories showed William as a private secretary to Oppenheimer Brothers. He appears to have stayed with the Oppenheimers until about 1901, when he became the secretary of the Fraser River Canners’ Association. He was later the secretary and manager of the British Columbia Canners’ Association.

In July 1906, William broke his ankle when he slipped on Granville Street as he was catching a street car. Because he could not easily move about, and since it was the busy time of the salmon-canning season, he lived in his office for much of the summer while his ankle healed. By November 1906, he had apparently recovered, since was able to go to England to visit relatives.

In May 1907, Sarah was very ill from pneumonia, but she recovered.

 

P1525.1 - [Mrs. William David Burdis], Vancouver City Archives, probably after 1910, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-william-david-burdis.

P1525.1 – [Mrs. William David Burdis], Vancouver City Archives, probably after 1910, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-william-david-burdis.

In September 1910, prowlers struck the Burdis home and stole a gold watch and other valuables.

In October 1910, William, along with his daughter Eva and his son-in-law, James Lamb, published notices in the Cariboo Observer, published in Quesnel, British Columbia, showing that they each intended to apply to buy 640 acre plots of land in the Cariboo Land District.

In 1911, William had another accident while boarding a street car. He slipped and tore the skin of his left leg in two places. He developed blood poisoning that was so serious that he almost died. Eventually, however, he did recover.

Probably William David Burdis, detail from VLP 47 - Vancouver Pioneers Association Annual Picnic, June 16th 1920, Bowen Isld. B.C. Commemorating Big Fire 1886; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-pioneers-association-annual-picnic-june-16th-1920-bowen-isld-b-c-commemorating-big-fire-1886

Probably William David Burdis, detail from VLP 47 – Vancouver Pioneers Association Annual Picnic, June 16th 1920, Bowen Isld. B.C. Commemorating Big Fire 1886; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-pioneers-association-annual-picnic-june-16th-1920-bowen-isld-b-c-commemorating-big-fire-1886

Probably William David Burdis, detail from VLP 47 – Vancouver Pioneers Association Annual Picnic, June 16th 1920, Bowen Isld. B.C. Commemorating Big Fire 1886; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-pioneers-association-annual-picnic-june-16th-1920-bowen-isld-b-c-commemorating-big-fire-1886

By 1925, William was retired. He and Sarah were living at 4362 Pine Crescent with their daughter, Eva, and Eva’s husband, Charles Cleveland Carter.

In March 1928, members of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association held a party at the Pine Crescent house, celebrating William’s 80th birthday.

In August 1928, the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association awarded William the Hudson’s Bay Company gold medal for 1928.

In November 1929, William and Sarah celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

William died in Vancouver on February 8, 1933. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Sarah died in Vancouver on December 2, 1938. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

William and Elizabeth Torrance Anderson had the following child.

 

William Christopher Burdis

William Christopher Burdis was born in Warrington in early 1869; he died in Warrington in late 1870.

 

William and Sarah Bell had the following children.

 

Margaret Burdis

Margaret Burdis was born in Newton-le-Willows, Warrington district, Lancashire, on July 13, 1880.

On July 29, 1908, in Vancouver, she married James Lamb, who was a marine engineer. He was born on August 31, 1872, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. His parents were John Lamb and Margaret Gerrard.

James died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 13, 1960.

Margaret died in White Rock, British Columbia, on June 12, 1974.

 

Sarah (Sissy, Sissie, or Cissy) Burdis

Sarah (Sissy, Sissie, or Cissy) Burdis was born on November 29, 1881, probably in Newton-le-Willows. She did not marry. She died in Vancouver on June 5, 1906. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Minnie Burdis

Minnie Burdis was born in Warrington district on July 26, 1883.

In the summer of 1900, she was injured in a serious bicycle accident. She went to Victoria to recover.

On September 3, 1906, in Vancouver, she married Trevor Wilkinson. He was an accountant. He was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, England. His parents were Charles A. Wilkinson and Mary Pashley. This marriage ended in divorce. Trevor died in Vancouver on October 27, 1972.

Minnie became a registered nurse. On November 17, 1932, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Minnie married Peter Rankine Duncan, who was a lawyer. He was born on May 12, 1879, in Moffatt, Scotland. His parents were John Duncan and Margaret Tyrie Bishop.

Minnie died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 4, 1945.

Peter died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on February 18, 1949.

 

William David Burdis, Junior

William David Burdis was born in Warrington district in 1884.

On October 20, 1917, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, he married Gertrude Maud Rigby. Her father was Thomas Emmanuel Rigby.

William died in England in August 1942.

 

Robert Bell Burdis

Robert Bell Burdis was born in Warrington district in 1885. He died in Warrington district in 1887, aged 19 months.

He was buried in the grounds of the Congregational Church in Newton-le-Willows.

 

Eva Burdis

Eva Burdis was born in Warrington district on December 24, 1888.

On September 30, 1913, in Vancouver, she married Charles Cleveland Carter. He was born on June 25, 1887, in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. He was an electrical engineer. His parents were Charles Henry Townsend Carter and Mary Anne Gibson.

Eva died in Vancouver on February 19, 1936. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Charles died in Vancouver on March 3, 1956. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Sources

Newton in Makerfield; http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/NewtoninMakerfield/

Newton-le-Willows, Wikipedia article; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton-le-Willows

 

David Burdis (father of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D4Q-GJL : accessed 28 Aug 2014), David Burdis, 1841.

Free BMD Marriages, March quarter 1841, Newcastle upon Tyne, volume 25, page 303, David Burdis and Sarah Sharp, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=4203432&d=bmd_1407157232; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=4236837&d=bmd_1407157232

 

Sarah Frances Sharp (mother of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBN4-71K : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Sarah Burdis, Newton In Makerfield, Lancashire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 115, p. 33; Warrington registration district, Newton In Makerfield subdistrict, ED 4, household 156, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 0842043.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQXD-T61 : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Sarah F Burdis, Newton In Makerfield, Lancashire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

The Congregational Church, http://www.timewarp.demon.co.uk/newton/churchyd.html: “Members of the Burdis family – Sarah Burdis, aged 64, her sister Susan Sharp, aged 79, and her grandson Robert Bell Burdis, aged 19 months, are her wrapped in dreamless sleep.”

Crow Lane East, Congregational, Newton-le-Willows in the County of Lancashire, http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Newton-le-Willows/crowlane/index.html.

Congregational Church on Crow Lane, http://newton-le-willows.com/?p=1067.

 

William David Burdis

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DKG-4JS : accessed 28 Aug 2014), William David Burdis, 1868.

St. Bede’s Church, http://www.donmouth.co.uk/local_history/St_Bedes/catholic_jarrow.html

Commercial Gazette, Location: London, Middlesex, Wednesday, December 5, 1888, http://newspaperarchive.com/uk/middlesex/london/commercial-gazette/1888/12-05/page-10: “Lancashire, November 23, 1888; Debtor, Nature of Deeds, and Trustee: “Burdis, William David, High-street and Park-road, Newton-le-Willows, paper stock merchant. Assignment. Tr., John W. Baron, Rochdale, waste merchant.”

Newton Cricket, Bowling, and Tennis Club, http://www.newton-le-willows.com/?p=985: “Mr. W. D. Burdis, on his departure for Vancouver in 1889, where he still resides, was presented with a testimonial in recognition of valuable services.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK3-7YC : accessed 28 Aug 2014), William Burdon [sic], Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Bru to Bz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votebru.htm: “Burdis, William David, Princess St, cor Campbell Ave, Private secretary, Van.”

1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Burrard (#1), Vancouver (City), D-25, page 1, family 8, lines 32-39, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60155&highlight=32&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Will+D.+Burdie [sic].

“Mr. W.D. Burdis Broke His Ankle,” Vancouver Province, July 16, 1906, page 1: “Mr. W.E. Burdis, secretary of the Fraser River Canners’ Association, had the misfortune to break the ankle of his left leg on Saturday afternoon last. The accident occurred directly in front of the Post office on Granvill street about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, just as Mr. Burdis was starting to cross the street to catch a street car. In stepping from the sidewalk to the pavement he slipped on the curb and in falling his ankle was broken. Mr. Burdis was taken to his office on Hastings street, and the fracture was set by Dr. Wilson. The ankle was then set in plaster of paris. Dr. Wilson does not expect that Mr. Burdis will be able to walk around without the use of crutches for at least three months. While recovering Mr. Burdis will remain at his office day and night. He cannot be moved about and as the salmon-canning season is just opening, there is so much work to be done that the office must for the remiinder of the summer be his workshop and home combined.

Society, Vancouver Province, November 24, 1906, page 12: “Mr. W.D. Burdis has gone to the Old Country on a visit to relatives.”

“Burglars Ransack West End Houses,” Vancouver Province, September 6, 1910, page 1: “Taking advantage of the absence from the city of several West End families, burglars have been showing their hands of late and on Saturday and Sunday two homes, one on Robson and the other on Comox street, were entered and ransacked. [Reference to home of George Cripps at 1743 Robson Street.] . . . The night before, Saturday, a similar evening call was paid by some person or persons unknown to the residence of Mr. W.D. Burdis, Comox street. Here too quite a little quantity of loot was gathered by the thieves, including a gold watch and other valuable, the prowlers getting clean away with their swag. So far no arrests have been made in either case.”

Cariboo Observer, Quesnel, British Columbia, October 8, 1910, unknown page, http://www.quesnelmuseum.ca/CaribooObserverDocs/1910/19101008_Cariboo%20Observer1.pdf: Notices that William D. Burdis, Eva Burdis, and James Lamb each intended to buy separate 640 acre plots of land in the Cariboo Land District.

“Is Now Out of Danger: Mr. W.D. Burdis Recovering from Attack of Blood-poisoning,” Vancouver Province, June 26, 1911, page 13: “Mr. W. D. Burdis, secretary of the British Columbia Salmon Canners’ Association, who for the past ten days has been seriously ill as a result of blood poisoning, complicated by a touch of pneumonia, is now pronounced by his physicians to be out of danger. Several weeks may, however, elapse before he is able to leave his residence. While boarding a street car two weeks ago Mr. Burdis slipped and tore the skin of his left leg in two places. Blood-poisoning occurred, and the case grew so bad that late last week fears were entertained for the recovery of the patient.”

“City Old-Timers Make Presentation to Mr. W.D. Burdis,” unknown newspaper, probably Vancouver Sun or Vancouver Province, March 23, 1928 [Vancouver Public Library, Pacific Press Clippings].

“Gold Medal to Pioneer Burdis: Well-known Vancouver Resident Awarded Hudson’s Bay Co. Honor: Many Years’ Service,” unknown newspaper, probably Vancouver Province, August 30, 1928 [Vancouver Public Library, Pacific Press Clippings]: “. . . Mr. Burdis came to this city in 1889. He is now more than 80 years of age. One of his first business ventures was in conjunction with the late W.D. Jones, many years keeper of Brockton Point lighthouse and in early days operator of a boat livery and bath-house on the harbour where piers A and B of the C.P.R. are now situated. For some years Mr. Burdis was private secretary to David Oppenheimer, second mayor of Vancouver, and was associated with that pioneer civic leader in many farsighted schemes for the community’s benefit. Mr. Burdis took an active part in the work of dyking and draining on the Pitt, Lillooet and Fraser rivers after the big flood of 1894. He was then secretary and manager of the B.C. Drainage & Dyking Co. . . . He was associated with the first tramway in Vancouver, which was later taken over by the B.C. Electric Railway Co. As secretary of the B.C. Salmon Canners’ Association, he served the fishery industry of the province for many years, and has been associated with the development of Vancouver and the province in many other capacities.”

“Burdis Recipient of H.B.C. Medallion,” unknown newspaper, probably Vancouver Province, September 6, 1928 [Vancouver Public Library, Pacific Press Clippings].

“Mr. and Mrs. Burdis Celebrate Golden Wedding: Pioneer Gives Intimate Glimpse Into Past Eighty Years: Loss of Fortune Brought Well Known Couple to Vancouver,” Vancouver Province, November 3, 1929, page 19. This article describes William’s financial difficulties when the price of pig iron fell in the 1880s.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGX-T42 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), William David Burdis, 08 Feb 1933; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13147, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952658.

“Pioneer Dies: W.D. Burdis Was Secretary to First [sic: should be Second] Mayor,” Vancouver Sun, February 9, 1933, page 4.

W.D. Burdis, Pioneer, Died on Wednesday Night: Was Private Secretary to Mayor Oppenheimer 44 Years Ago: Funeral Services Will be at 2:30 on Saturday Afternoon,”Vancouver Province, February 9, 1933, page 18.

William David Burdis, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 10, 1933, page 15; Vancouver Sun, February 9, 1933, page 12: “Burdis – Passed away at his son-in-law’s residence, Mr. C.C. Carter, 4362 Pine Crescent, February 8, 1933, William David Burdis, in his 85th year. Deceased leaves, besides his wife, one son, William David in Manchester, England; three daughters, Mrs. C.C. Carter, Mrs. James Lambe and Mrs. P.R. Duncan, to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be held in Center & Hanna’s chapel, Saturday afternoon February 11, at 2:30 o’clock, under the auspices of Wilberforce Lodge No. 77, S.O.E., Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren officiating. Commital family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

William David Burdis, David Oppenheimer, and Joseph Ambrose Russell

If William did not arrive in Vancouver until about 1889, this may call into question at least part of a popular anecdote about Mayor David Oppenheimer and Joseph Ambrose Russell, a Vancouver lawyer who lived at 1973 Robson Street [https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-r/russell-joseph-ambrose-1866-1949-2/]:

“Mayor Oppenheimer wasn’t a great scholar,” pioneer Joseph A. Russell, K.C., once told Major Matthews. “His English was broken—very broken at times.”

Russell was remembering the occasion when the mayor was officiating at the opening of Stanley Park on Sept. 27, 1886. Oppenheimer’s speech had impressed Matthews, and he asked Russell if he, Russell, had written it. Russell said he hadn’t, but he had “checked over” what the mayor had to say. “At the time he had a secretary, Mr. Burdis: a very clever writer, but at the time Mr. Burdis didn’t happen to be in proper form for writing. A little too fond of raising his elbow. That was the reason I checked it over.”

David Oppenheimer, The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_oppenheimer.htm.

A slightly different version of this story appears in Christine Mullens and Arthur E. Harvey, Russell & Dumoulin: The First Century: 1889-1989, page 13, which says that the occasion of the speech was the dedication of the park on October 29, 1889. In later years, Mr. Russell recalled:

Mayor Oppenheimer wasn’t a very great scholar, and his English was broken, very broken at times, so I checked over what the Mayor had to say. At the time he had a secretary, Mr. W.D. Burdis, a very clever writer and a very good writer, but at the time he didn’t happen to be in proper form for writing. Yes, fond of raising his elbow, a little too fond. [Conversation between Major J.S. Matthews, City Archivist and J.A. Russell after the rededication of Stanley Park in 1943, VCA [Vancouver City Archives].

An Unnatural History of Stanley Park, http://thetyee.ca/Life/2013/09/27/Unnatural-History-of-Stanley-Park/, says that the official opening of the park was on September 27, 1888.

The inscription on the base of the Lord Stanley statue in Stanley Park says that Lord Stanley’s speech was in October 1889.

The Vancouver City Archives pamphlet called “Naming, Opening and Dedication of Stanley Park,” on page 3 sets out the following dates:

Named by Lord Strathcona: September 1, 1888

Opened by Mayor Oppenheimer: September 27, 1888

Dedicated by Lord Stanley: October 29, 1889

William may have had too much to drink at times, but the note in the Russell & Dumoulin history seems to be correct in referring to 1889 rather than 1886.

 

The Burdis and Jones Bath House

The Burdis and Jones bath house was on the south shore of Burrard Inlet, at the foot of Thurlow Street.. The 1891 Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, at page 425, lists both the Jones boat house and William David Jones at 1019 Seaton Street (which later became part of West Hastings Street).

Brockton Point, BC, http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1107: “ ‘Captain’ William D. Jones, a testy Welshman, was hired as the first keeper of the light. Provided no home, Jones built a cottage out of driftwood collected from the nearby shore. Jones lived in his home attached to the bell tower for many years, until the impending visit of the Duke of Cornwall and York to Stanley Park provided a compelling reason for the government to construct a more substantial dwelling.”

1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Burrard (#1), Vancouver (City), D-2, page 12, family 133, line 33, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36137&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+D.+Jones: Jones William D. M., Head, M, born October 22, 1843, age 57, occupation lighthouse keeper.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 1 Vancouver City, page 28, family 291, line 40, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63686&highlight=40&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+D+Jones.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGQ-W42 : accessed 29 Aug 2014), William David Jones, 01 Mar 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13133, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952312.

 

Elizabeth Torrance Anderson (wife of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DKL-P15 : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Elizabeth Torrance Anderson, 1868.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2JXW-3Y1 : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Elizabeth Torrence Burdis, 1869.

 

Sarah Bell (wife of William David Burdis)

Earsdon, Northumberland (birthplace of Sarah Bell); Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earsdon.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQXD-BZ1 : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Sarah Burdis in household of William D Burdis, Newton In Makerfield, Lancashire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

Society, Vancouver Province, May 13, 1907, page 7: “Mrs. W.D. Burdis, who has been suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia for several days, is now believed to be out of danger.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL22-GMW : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Sarah Burdis, 02 Dec 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13164, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953197.

“Pioneer City Woman Dead: Funeral of Mrs. Burdis Will be Held Here on Monday,”Vancouver Province, December 2, 1938, page 8.

“Mrs. S. Burdis, Pioneer, Dies at 89 Years: Widow of Well-known City Business Man,” Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1938, page 7.

Sarah Burdis, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 2, 1938, page 25; Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1938, page 21: “Burdis – Passed away December 3 [sic], 1938, in her 90th year, Sarah Burdis, wife of the late W.D. Burdis. Survived by a son, W.D. Burdis of Manchester, England, and 2 daughters, Mrs. James Lamb of Vancouver and Mrs. P.R. Duncan of West Vancouver. Funeral service Monday, Dec. 5, at 2 o’clock at Center & Hanna’s Chapel.”

 

William Christopher Burdis (son of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X7H-WJD : accessed 28 Aug 2014), William Christopher Burdis, 1869.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2J28-ZKG : accessed 28 Aug 2014), William Christopher Burdis, 1870.

 

Margaret Burdis (daughter of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XN5-6N2 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Margaret Burdis, 1880.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQXD-B8M : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Margaret Burdis in household of William D Burdis, Newton In Makerfield, Lancashire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-V1R : accessed 28 Aug 2014), James Lamb and Margaret Burdis, 29 Jul 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983702.

“Wedding Bells: Lamb-Burdis,” Vancouver Province, July 30, 1908, page 7.

“Wedding Bells: Lamb-Burdis,” Vancouver World, July 30, 1908, page 12.

James Lamb and Margaret Burdis, wedding notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 31, 1908, page 12.

Society, Vancouver World, October 3, 1908, page 5: “Mrs. James Lamb (née Burdis) will receive for the first time since her marriage on Monday, October 5, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at 1869 Comox street.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRT-RX4 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), James Lamb, 13 Mar 1960; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13246, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033303.

James Lamb, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 15, 1960, page 30; Vancouver Province, March 15, 1960, page 27: “Lamb – Passed away March 13, 1960, James. Of Cypress Park, West Vancouver, in his 88 year. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret, 2 sons, James G., Vancouver and J. Douglas, Don Mills, Ont., 2 daughters, Mrs. Kenny N. Stewart (Margaret) of Fernie, Mrs. James F. Leys (Irene) of Almonte, Ont., 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Isabella Coulson, Vancouver; Mrs. J. Casely, Leeds, Eng. Funeral service Thursday 2 p.m. from the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr. West Vancouver. Cremation. No flowers by request.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBK-R3K : accessed 28 Aug 2014), Margaret Lamb, 12 Jun 1974; citing White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13334, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050338.

“Pioneer’s rites set,” Vancouver Sun, June 13, 1974, page 2: “Funeral service will be held for Margaret Lamb, a resident of Vancouver for 85 years whose first home here was a houseboat. Mrs. Lamb, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W.D. Burdis, came to Vancouver in 1889. She was born at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England. She married James Lamb, senior chief engineer of the Canadian Pacific’s Empress ocean fleet. Mr. Lamb died in 1960. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine, West Vancouver.”

Margaret Lamb, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 14, 1974, page 43: “Lamb – Margaret Lamb passed away peacefully June 12, 1974, widow of James Lamb, former Senior Chief Engineer of The Canadian Pacific Ocean Service. Beloved mother of Mrs. K.N. Stewart (Margaret): Mrs. J.F. Leys (Irene), Mrs. James G. Lamb and J. Douglas Lamb, also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. W.D. Burdis and has lived in Vancouver since 1889. Service in The Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, Friday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Concord Home 11443 90th Ave., Delta, B.C. would be gratefully appreciated.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1C-5X7 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), James Gerrard Lamb, 10 Jun 1980; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13604, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051388.

 

Sarah (Sissie or Sissy) Burdis (daughter of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XKN-KDP : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Sarah Burdis, 1882.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKC-M53 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Sarah Burdis, 05 Jun 1906; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13095, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927123.

Sarah Burdis, death notice, Vancouver World, June 6, 1906, page 9: “Died: Burdis – June 5 at 1853 [sic] Comox street, Vancouver, B.C., Sarah (“Cissy”) Burdis, aged 24 years.

Sarah Burdis, obituary, Vancouver World, June 6, 1906, page 16: “Sarah Burdis: At the early age of 24 death came to Sarah (“Cissy”) daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. W.D. Burdis of this city, who passed away on Tuesday evening at the family residence, 1853 [sic] Comox street, after a lingering illness, borne with expemplary patience and fortitude. The funeral, which will be private, takes place from St. James’s curch on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, the Rev. H.G. Fiennes-Clinton officiating.”

Sarah Burdis, obituary, Vancouver World, June 8, 1906, page 12: “Amid the glorious sunshine of Thursday morning the remains of the late Sara (“Cissy”) Burdis were consigned to their last home. The funeral took place from the family residence, 1869 Comox street, and was of a private character. Many friends of the departed girl, however, attended the service in St. James’ church, where the Rev. H.G. Fiennes-Clinton read the beautiful rites of the church. Many beautiful floral tributes had been received from all parts of the province. Messrs. R. Stevenson, G. Miller, W. Barker and D. Thompson acted as pallbearers.”

“Funeral This Morning,” Vancouver Province, June 7 1906, page 5: “The funeral of the late Miss Sarah (Cissy) Burdis took place this morning from the family residence, 1869 Comox street, at 10 o’clock. The service was held in St. James’ Church at 11 o’clock, the Rev. H.G. Fiennes-Clinton officiating. The funeral was private.”

 

Minnie Burdis (daughter of William David Burdis)

Society, Vancouver Province, August 16, 1900, page 8: “Miss Minnie Burdis, who met with a serious bicycle accident recently, went down to Victoria recently in search of change and rest.”

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X22-34Z : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Minnie Burdis, 1883.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-LGN : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Trevor Wilkinson and Minnie Burdis, 03 Sep 1906; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

Wedding Bells, Vancouver World, September 4, 1906, page 16: “Trevor [sic]-Burdis: On Monday afternoon at Christ church, Vancouver, the Ven. Archdeacon Pentreath, assisted by the Rev. M. Soverign, united in marriage Trevor Wilkinson of this city and Minnie, second daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W.D. Burdis, of Comox street. [Further details of wedding.]”

Trevor Wilkinson and Minnie Burdis, wedding notice, Vancouver World, September 5, 1906, page 9.

Wedding Bells, Wilkinson – Burdis, Vancouver Province, September 4, 1906, page 16. [Similar to notice in Vancouver World, above.]

Personals, Vancouver Province, November 19, 1906, page 3: “Mrs. Trevor Wilkinson (née Burdis) will hold her post-nuptial reception on Thursday afternoon and evening, November 22, at her residence, 1746 Comox street, and will receive on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.”

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGV1 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Trevor Wilkinson, 1911.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGKM : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Minnie Wilkinson in entry for Trevor Wilkinson, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBF-T4W : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Trevor Wilkinson, 27 Oct 1972; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13320, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050016.

Trevor Wilkinson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 31, 1972, page 53; Vancouver Province, October 31, 1972, page 39: “Wilkinson – On October 27, 1972; Trevor Wilkinson, of 1015 W. 16th Ave. in his 94th year. Survived by a niece, Mrs. Pauline Kenney of Newquay, Cronwell [sic: Cornwall] England. A friend, Mrs. Mary Allen of the Terminal City Club[,] also his many other friends in Victoria and Vancouver. Funeral service Wednesday, November 1st  at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Simmons & McBride funeral directors, Broadway at Maple St. Canon Wm. Grabutt officiating, cremation, Garden Chapel Ocean View.”

“Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYMS-42Q : accessed 30 Aug 2014), John Duncan and Margaret Tyrie Bishop, 02 Sep 1868; citing Dalkeith,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QS2-M97 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Peter Duncan, 1909.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-9QLQ : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Peter R Duncan in entry for Robert Waller, 1911.”Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922″, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HGW-PGQ : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Peter R Duncan, 1913.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Y-B5X : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Peter Rankine Duncan and Minnie Wilkinson, 17 Nov 1932; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13763, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2135982.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL56-898 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Peter Rankine Duncan, 18 Feb 1949; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13200, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032570.

Peter Rankine Duncan, death  notice, Vancouver Province, February 19, 1949, page 19; Vancouver Sun, February 19, 1949, page 27: “Duncan – Peter Rankine, passed peacefully away Feb. 18th, 1949, at his residence, 4369 Erwin Drive, West Vancouver. Survived by one brother, John B., of Berwick-on-Tweed; one sister, Margaret Duncan, of Vernon, B.C.; also several nephews and nieces. Funeral service in the Georgia Chapel of Center and Hanna, 1049 W. Georgia St., Monday, Feb. 21st, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. S. Higgs officiating. Cremation.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPM-1ZG : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Minnie Duncan, 04 Oct 1945; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13188, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032325.

Minnie Duncan, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1945, page 19; Vancouver Sun, October 6, 1945, page 21: “Duncan—On Oct. 4, 1945, in hospital, Minnie, beloved wife of Peter R. Duncan of Cypress Park. Survived also by one sister, Mrs. James Lamb of West Vancouver. Funeral service in Center & Hanna Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., Rt. Rev. Sir Francis Heathcote, Bishop of New Westminster officiating. Cremation.”

 

William David Burdis, Junior (son of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XLP-NFW : accessed 30 Aug 2014), William David Burdis, 1884.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGFF : accessed 30 Aug 2014), William David Burdis in entry for William David Burdis, 1911.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XW1D-YV9 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Gertrude Maude Rigby, Prestwich, Prestwich, Lancashire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMYQ-9MJ : accessed 30 Aug 2014), William David Burdis and Gertrude Maud Rigby, 20 Oct 1917, Marriage; citing St Mary, Prestwich, Lancashire, England, Archives Central Library, Manchester; FHL microfilm 2356232.

William David Burdis, marriage to Gertrude Maud Rigby, October 20, 1917, St Mary the Virgin, Preswich, Lancashire, http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Prestwich/stmary/marriages_1908-1919.html

“William D. Burdis, City Pioneer, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, August 5, 1942, page 14, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BDNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2856%2C4133112: “Word has been received by cable of the sudden death on Tuesday of William David Burdis, of Manchester, England, and formerly of Vancouver. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Burdis, well-known Vancouver pioneers. Mr. Burdis leaves his wife, and one son, Lieut. Roy Stonier Burdis, 20; also two sisters, Mrs. James Lamb, Vancouver, and Mrs. P.R. Duncan, West Vancouver. [Includes brief summary of the life of William David Burdis, Senior.]

 

Robert Bell Burdis (son of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XGZ-MJN : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Robert Bell Burdis, 1885.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2JG6-GR2 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Robert Bell Burdis, 1887.

The Congregational Church, http://www.timewarp.demon.co.uk/newton/churchyd.html: “Members of the Burdis family – Sarah Burdis, aged 64, her sister Susan Sharp, aged 79, and her grandson Robert Bell Burdis, aged 19 months, are her wrapped in dreamless sleep.”

 

Eva Burdis (daughter of William David Burdis)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XTG-LZ2 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Eva Burdis, 1889.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGFN : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Eva Burdis in entry for William David Burdis, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK1-4ZP : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Charles Henry Carter, 26 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13098, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927126.

Charles Henry Carter, obituary, Vancouver Province, June 26, 1911, page 13: “Carter – Charles Henry Carter, aged 68, died at 1 o’clock this morning at his residence, 1652 Haro street. Deceased had lived in Vancouver since 1886. The immediate cause of death was heart failure, but he had been in poor health for some time. He leaves, besides a widow, four sons and three daughters, C.M.G. Carter, C.C. Carter, H.E. Carter, P.R. Carter, Mrs. A.J. Barker, Mrs. J.R. Craig and Miss Hilda Carter, all of whom reside in Vancouver. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from the residence to St. James’s church and thence to the cemetery. Rev. H.G. F. Clinton will officiate.”

Charles Henry Carter, obituary, Vancouver Province, June 27, 1911, page 14: “The funeral occurred this afternoon of the late Charles Henry Carter from St. James’s church, Rev. H.G. F. Clinton officiating.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5Z-61S : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Ellen Maude Carter, 09 Oct 1951; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13209, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032701.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZJ-R8S : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Charles Cleveland Carter and Eva Burdis, 30 Sep 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR6-63F : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Charles Cleveland Carter, 03 Mar 1956; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13227, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033103.

Charles Cleveland Carter, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 5, 1956, page 28; Vancouver Province, March 5, 1956, page 30: “Carter – Charles Cleveland, passed away March 3, 1956, at his residence, 525 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver. Survived by his wife Edith, 2 daughters, Miss Patricia Carter, Vancouver and Mrs. G.I. Indric, Washington, D.C.; 3 sons, David and Phillip Carter, Vancouver, and Robert Wall, Vancouver; 2 sisters, Mrs. C.G.G. Maclean, Vancouver and Mrs. J.R. Craig, Vancouver; 1 brother, Harry E. Carter, Vancouver Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church Cathedral with the Rev. J.C. Bothwell and the Rev. James Evans officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Center & Hanna, funeral directors.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2N-YFZ : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Eva Carter, 19 Feb 1936; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13155, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953019.

“Mrs. Charles C. Carter, Pioneer B.C. Resident, Passed Away Wednesday,” Vancouver Province, February 20, 1936, page 3: “A pioneer Vancouver resident, Mrs. Eva Carter, wife of Charles C. Carter of 4362 Pine Crescent, died on Wednesday afternoon. She was aged 47. Born in England, Mrs. Carter came to British Columbia with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W.D. Burdis, as an infant and had resided in the province since then. She was a member of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association and Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper Chapter of the I.O.D.E. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, David C. and Philip A.; a daughter, Patricia S.; her mother, two sisters, Mrs. James Lamb and Mrs. P.R. Duncan, all of Vancouver, and a brother, William D. Burdis, in Manchester. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the chapel of Center & Hanna Undertaking Co. Rev. W.T. Keeling will officiate and burial will take place in Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Mrs. E. Carter Dead,” Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1936, page 3 [Similar to Vancouver Province article.]

Eva Carter, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 20, 1936, page 13; Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1936, page 11: “Carter – on February 19, 1936, at her sister’s residence, 1542 Nanton avenue, Eva, beloved wife of Charles Cleveland Carter of 4362 Pine Crescent, in her forty-eighth year. Mrs. Carter leaves also two sons, David C. and Philip A.; one daughter, Patricia S.; mother, Mrs. W.D. Burdis; one brother, William D. Burdis in Manchester, England, two sisters, Mrs. James Lamb and Mrs. P.R. Duncan, all of this city, to mourn her passing. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s chapel on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. W.T. Keeling officiating. Committal Mountain View Cemetery.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5Q-C5S : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Patricia Sarah Carter, 15 Jan 1957; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13231, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033147.

 

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