Buscombe, George (1875-1958)

George Buscombe – detail from CVA 1184-201 - [Group portrait of aldermen Jack Price, George Buscombe, Charles Jones and H.L. Corey on election night]; December 9, 1943; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-aldermen-jack-price-george-buscombe-charles-jones-and-h-l-corey-on-election-night.

George Buscombe – detail from CVA 1184-201 – [Group portrait of aldermen Jack Price, George Buscombe, Charles Jones and H.L. Corey on election night]; December 9, 1943; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-aldermen-jack-price-george-buscombe-charles-jones-and-h-l-corey-on-election-night.

 

George Buscombe was a china and glassware merchant, as well as a municipal politician.

He lived at 2050 Comox Street from 1901 to 1951.

 

Family Background

George Buscombe was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on May 13, 1875. His parents were Edwin Buscombe (1833-1911) and Isabella (Grylls or Grilles) Olver (1834-1918).

George’s brothers Frederick Buscombe, Henry Arthur Buscombe, and Charles Buscombe. also lived in Vancouver.

 

To British Columbia

George came to British Columbia in 1891, where he started working with the James A. Skinner Company, who were in the wholesale crockery business.

In 1894, he was a military bugler.

 

George Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, Port P180 - [George Buscombe first bugler for No. 5 Company, B.C.B.G.A.], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/george-buscombe-first-bugler-for-no-5-company-b-c-b-g.

George Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, Port P180 – [George Buscombe first bugler for No. 5 Company, B.C.B.G.A.], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/george-buscombe-first-bugler-for-no-5-company-b-c-b-g.

 

Marriage to Ada Whitworth

On June 15, 1899, in Vancouver, George married Ada Maud Whitworth. She was born in Wales on July 21, 1874. Her parents were Edwin Whitworth and Mary Neild.

 

Vancouver Province, June 15, 1899, page 4, column 3.

 

 

Social and Business Life

George was a member of the Vancouver Camera Club.

 

George Buscombe (number 2), Vancouver City Archives, Cl P23 - Vancouver Camera Club; about 1903; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-camera-club.

George Buscombe (number 2), Vancouver City Archives, Cl P23 – Vancouver Camera Club; about 1903; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-camera-club.

 

He belonged to the A.F. & A.M. (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons). He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Knights Templar Mystic Shrine.

George retired in 1911, but he re-entered the china and glassware business in 1928.

 

Later Life

George was an alderman on the Vancouver City Council from 1940 to 1945.

Ada died in Vancouver on April 30, 1948. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1948, page 31, column 4.

 

George died in Vancouver on November 7, 1958. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 10, 1958, page 30, column 3.

 

George and Ada had the following children.

 

George Edwin Buscombe

George Edwin Buscombe was born in Vancouver on December 3, 1900.

On July 7, 1927, in Whatcom County, Washington State, he married Ethel Mary Jones Clark. She was born on February 5, 1894, in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Her parents were John Reed Jones and Margaret Blackwood.

Ethel had been married before, to George Herbert Clark. The wedding was in Vancouver on June 26, 1920. George was born in St. John, New Brunswick, about 1894. His parents were Ronald Frederick Clark and Emily Pollen Harris. This marriage ended in divorce. On June 17, 1927, George married Violet Kathleen Rolph in New Westminster, British Columbia. George and Violet later lived in Alberta. George was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and inspector, and he later served as a magistrate. George and Violet both died in 1962.

 

Edmonton Journal, April 26, 1962, page 24, column 7.

 

Edmonton Journal, September 24, 1962, page 22, columns 4-5.

 

George and Ethel Buscombe lived in Vancouver until the 1960s. George was the secretary of George Buscombe Limited and the managing director of Buscombe and Company.

Ethel died in Vancouver on July 6, 1967. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 7, 1967, page 32, column 2.

 

George died in Vancouver on June 27, 1980.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1980, page D9, column 4.

 

 

Ernest Charles Buscombe

Ernest Charles Buscombe was born in Vancouver on November 3, 1903.

On May 4, 1927, in Vancouver, he married Mary Florence Reardon. She was born in Vancouver on October 20, 1901. Her parents were Joseph Robert Reardon and Katharine Walker.

 

Victoria Times, May 5, 1927, page 8, column 5.

 

Mary died in Vancouver on February 9, 1955. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, February 10, 1955, page 28, column 3.

 

Ernest died in Vancouver on July 8, 1977. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1977, page 47, column 4.

 

 

Doris Maud (Babs) Buscombe

Doris Maude Buscombe (sometimes “Barbara” or “Babs”) was born in Vancouver on January 12, 1905.

She was married to Thomas Duncan MacFarlane on July 13, 1925, in Bellingham, Washington. (He was often known as “Duncan MacFarlane.” This marriage seems to have ended in divorce. In 1943, Duncan married Freda Susan Cole in Chelsea, England. Duncan died in Vancouver on September 29, 1969. Freda died in Vancouver on March 15, 1986.)

On May 23, 1946, in Victoria, British Columbia, Doris married Melville Armstrong.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1946, page 12, column 2.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1946, page 11, column 5.

 

On January 17, 1949, in Vancouver, she married Talmage (“Tommy “) Campbell.

 

Vancouver Province, January 19, 1949, page 19; column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, February 2, 1949, page 19, column 2.

 

Talmage Campbell died in Kamloops on June 21, 1956. (It is not clear if he was still married to Doris at that time.)

In 1958, Doris was known as Doris M. Buscombe-Campbell.

 

 

Ancestry.com. California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Arriving at San Pedro, California.; NAI Number: 2945735; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2009; Record Group Number: 85; Name: Doris M Buscombe-Campbell; Arrival Date: 29 Apr 1958; Port of Arrival: San Pedro, California, USA; Ship Name: Duivendyk.

 

In later years she was known as Barbara Allen.

She died in Victoria, British Columbia on December 1, 1972.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1972, page 49, column 2.

 

Doris and Duncan MacFarlane had two children.

 

Peter Deane MacFarlane

Peter Deane MacFarlane was born in Vancouver on August 9, 1927.

He became a television producer. In 1950 he married Isobel Jean (“Jill”) Doughty-Davis.

 

Victoria Daily Times, October 19, 1950, page 15, columns 1-2.

 

Peter and Jill spent much of their time in Ontario, where Peter was a well-known executive producer.

 

Montreal Gazette, August 6, 1962, page 11, column 8.

 

Peter died on October 23, 1965, when he and three diving companions were caught in a storm on Lake Huron.

 

“Lake Huron Search: Planes Fail to Find Four Missing Men,” Toronto Globe and Mail, October 26, 1965, page 5, columns 6-7 [portions of article].

 

“Bodies of Four Toronto Divers Recovered Near Deadman’s Point,” Toronto Globe and Mail, October 28, 1965, page 4, columns 7-9.

 

 

Toronto Globe and Mail, October 30, 1965, page 46, column 5.

 

Maureen Macfarlane

Maureen Macfarlane was born on September 10, 1931.

On July 6, 1957, in Vancouver, she married Vincent Holmes.

 

Vancouver Province, June 15, 1957, page 27, column 6.

 

Maureen died on November 18, 2017. Victor died on November 20, 2017.

 

Sources

George Buscombe

George Buscombe (1875–1958); Birth: 13 MAY 1875, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; Death: 7 NOV 1958, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

George Buscombe, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 126

George Buscombe, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1949-1950, page 21.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNG6-R61 : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe, 1875.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2FW-6XH : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe, 13 May 1875; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 13 May 1875, reference cn 901132; FHL microfilm 1871360.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFJ-T46 : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscomb in household of Edwin Buscomb, Ward No. 4, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13257, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375893.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWLS-KVT : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe, Ward 4, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-5NV : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe and Ada Maud Whitworth, 15 Jun 1899; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983529.

George Buscombe and Ada Maude Whitworth, wedding notice, Vancouver World, June 15, 1899, page 5: “Buscombe – Whitworth – In Christ Church, Vancouver, on Thursday, June 15th, by Rev. L. Norman Tucker, George Buscombe, traveler for J.A. Skinner & Co., and son of Edward [sic] Buscombe, of Hamilton, Ont., to Ada Maude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Whitworth, of Homer street, Vancouver. Hamilton papers please copy.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-W89 : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGPX : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe, 1911.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLF-K4R : accessed 20 Nov 2014), G Buscombe, Mar 1914; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4752, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR9-7V8 : accessed 20 Nov 2014), George Buscombe, 07 Nov 1958; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13239, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033180.

“For Alderman,” Vancouver Province, December 11, 1939, page 3, [includes photograph of George Buscombe.]

 

Ada Maude Whitworth (wife of George Buscombe)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-LJ8 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Edwin Whitworth, 20 Nov 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13097, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927125.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-5NN : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Edwin Whitworth in household of George Buscombe and Ada Maud Whitworth, 15 Jun 1899; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983529.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8F-4L7 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Edwin Whitworth in household of John William Whitworth and Margaret Hill, 09 Aug 1902; citing Ladner, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983975.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8B-592 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Edwin Whitworth in household of Arthur Frederick Barber and Gladys Whitworth, 23 Jul 1902; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-RMS : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Edwin Whitworth in household of Percy Whitworth, 18 May 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13102, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927130.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGT-676 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Edwin Whitworth in household of John William Whitworth, 12 May 1938; citing Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13162, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953195.

 

Ada Maud Whitworth (wife of George Buscombe)

Ada Maud Whitworth (1874–1948); Birth: 21 JULY 1874, Hardwarden, Wales; Death: 30 APRIL 1948, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5R-JFW : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ada Maud Buscombe, 30 Apr 1948; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13197, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032481.

“Mrs. George Buscombe Dies Suddenly at 75,” Vancouver Province, April 30, 1948, page 2: “Preparing breakfast for her husband this morning, Mrs. Ada Maud Buscombe, 75-year-old pioneer Vancouver resident, collapsed and died of a hear seizure. She was the wife of ex-Alderman George Buscombe, 2050 Comox. Mrs. Buscombe moved to Victoria in 1879 form Harwarden, Wales, and came to Vancouver one day after the fire of 1887. The family residence on Homer was untouched in the mass blaze. She and Mr. Buscombe were married in Christ Church Cathedral in June, 1898 [sic], and would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this year. She was a member of St. James’ first confirmation class and one of the first pupils of Central School. Mr. Buscombe quit civic politics after serving on City Council for six years. He and his wife were active in the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association. Mr. and Mrs. Buscombe moved into their Comox home in 1901. They had three children, George Edwin, Ernest and Doris Maud. George said his mother got up at 6 a.m. and slumped to the floor just after calling her husband to the table. Inhalator crew was unable to revive her. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.”

“Mrs. Buscombe Buried Here,” Vancouver Sun, May 5, 1948, page 8 [. . . Surviving, besides Mr. Buscombe, are two sons, George Jr., and Ernest C., and a daughter, Mrs. Doris MacFarlane, all of Vancouver.]

 

George Edwin Buscombe (son of George Buscombe)

George Edwin Buscombe (1901–); BIRTH 1901, British Columbia; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

George Edwin Buscombe (December 1900 – 27 June 1980); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/LTXB-SLK.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1900-09-121983; George Edwin Buscombe; birth place: Vancouver; birth date: December 3, 1900.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-W83 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), George E Buscombe in household of George Buscombe, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGPN : accessed 24 Nov 2014), George Edwin Buscombe in entry for George Buscombe, 1911.

Marriage registration, Ancestry.com; Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004; George Edwin Buscombe and Ethel Mary Jones Clark, Marriage: 7 Jul 1927 – Whatcom.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMN-VPKV : 28 November 2018), George Edwin Buscombe and Ethel Mary Jones Clark, 7 Jul 1927, Whatcom, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 007327452.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMY-KTMW : 28 November 2018), Geo Edwin Buscombe and Ethel Mary Jones Clark, 7 Jul 1927, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 007209987.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHQ-QSL : 12 March 2018), George E Buscombe, 1936; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,111.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1Z-M8M : accessed 24 Nov 2014), George Edwin Buscombe, 27 Jun 1980; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13604, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051388.

 

John Reid Jones (father of Ethel Mary Jones)

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK3-FJZ : accessed 24 Nov 2014), John R Jones, Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK1-X31 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), John Reid Jones, 09 May 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13098, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927126.

“Find A Grave Index”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVV5-31Q8 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), John Reid Jones, 1911.

Ethel Mary Reid Jones (wife of George Edwin Buscombe)
Ethel Mary Reid Jones (

Ethel Mary Jones (1896–); Birth: 1896; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVK-936 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ethel Jones in household of Jno R Jones, E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=200253&highlight=46&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ethel+Jones

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M16G : 16 March 2018), Ethel Jones in entry for David Robinson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661. [possible connection].

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD7-3QG : accessed 24 Nov 2014), George Herbert Clark and Ethel Mary Jones, 26 Jun 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032873.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMY-KTMW : 28 November 2018), Geo Edwin Buscombe and Ethel Mary Jones Clark, 7 Jul 1927, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 007209987.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBN-YNM : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ethel Mary Mrs Buscombe, 06 Jul 1967; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13284, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033928.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-TVK7 : 6 December 2016), Ethel Mary Jones Buscombe, 1967; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 170036772, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170036772: “Ethel Mary Jones Buscombe;  Birth:7 Feb 1898, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 6 Jul 1967 (aged 69),Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Timberland Section; Memorial ID: 170036772.”

 

George Herbert Clark (husband of Ethel Mary Jones)

“New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTSG-QBY : accessed 24 Nov 2014), George Herbert Clark, 13 Feb 1894; citing Lancaster, St John, New Brunswick, certificate 002009, Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2024636.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD9-X6T : accessed 24 Nov 2014), George Herbert Clark and Violet Kathline Rolph, 17 Jun 1927; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13754, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074507.

 

Ernest Charles Buscombe (son of George Buscombe)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1903-09-629566, Ernest Buscombe, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=97009a34-daf2-4756-8057-af0373ebcf2c; birth date: November 3, 1903; birth place: Vancouver.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGPJ : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ernest Charles Buscombe in entry for George Buscombe, 1911.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8T-LK1 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ernest Charles Whitworth Buscombe and Mary Florence Reardon, 04 May 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074506.

“Procathedral Is the Setting for Wedding: Buscombe – Reardon Nuptials Take Place Today,” Vancouver Province, May 4, 1927, page 12.

“Popular Bride of Past Week and Her Attendant,” Vancouver Province, May 8, 1927, page 8 [Includes photograph of Mrs. Ernest Charles Buscombe (formerly Mary Florence Reardon); and Lillian Russell.]

“Post-nuptial Reception,” Vancouver Province, Mary 25, 1927, page 20: “Mrs. Ernest Charles Buscombe, formerly Miss Mary Florence Rearson, was hostess at a charmingly-arranged post-nuptial reception this afternoon, at the suite of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Reardon, Florence Court, from 4 to 7 o’clock. . . .”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1S-FST : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ernest Charles Buscombe, 08 Jul 1977; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13578, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050949.

“Find A Grave Index”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVV5-S8JL : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Ernest Charles Buscombe, 1977.

 

Mary Florence Reardon (wife of Ernest Charles Buscombe)

Mary Florence Reardon (20 October 1901 – 9 February 1955); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/KVTK-CRX.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5B-SBL : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Mary Florence Buscombe, 09 Feb 1955; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13222, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032968.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-S8JT : 7 August 2019), Mary Florence Reardon Buscombe, 1955; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26296630, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26296630: “Mary Florence Reardon Buscombe; Birth: 20 Oct 1901, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 9 Feb 1955 (aged 53), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/27/034/0009; Memorial ID: 26296630.

 

Carol Ann Buscombe (daughter of Ernest Charles Buscombe)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5B-TPV : accessed 24 Nov 2014), Carol Ann Buscombe, 06 Sep 1956; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13229, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033105.

 

Doris Maud Buscombe (daughter of George Buscombe)

“McFarlane – Buscombe,” Vancouver Province, July 16, 1925, page 12: “A quiet wedding took place at Bellingham on July 13 when Miss Doris Maud (Babs) Buscombe, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Buscombe of this city became the bride of Mr. Duncan McFarlane, also of this city. After a honeymoon spent in Seattle and Victoria, Mr. and Mrs. McFarlane will reside here.”

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNG-LNT : accessed 26 March 2020), Doris M Macfarlane in household of Thomas Macfarlane, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 17B, line 54, family 471, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYR-681 : 8 November 2017), Barbara Allen, 1972.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-TVJY : 6 December 2016), D. M. Buscombe, 1972; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 170037663, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170037663: “D. M. ‘Babs’ Buscombe; Birth: 5 Jan 1905; Death: 1 Dec 1972 (aged 67); Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Timberland Section; Memorial ID: 170037663.”

 

Thomas Duncan MacFarlane (husband of Doris Maud Buscombe)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-K6L : 16 March 2018), T Duncan Macfarlane in entry for A K H Macfarlane, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNG-LNR : accessed 26 March 2020), Thomas Macfarlane, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 17B, line 53, family 471, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8T-MSM5 : 8 October 2014), Thomas D Macfarlane and null, 1943; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1943, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 681, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYH-J73 : 8 November 2017), Thomas Duncan Macfarlane, 1969.

 

Freda Susan Cole (wife of Thomas Duncan MacFarlane)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8R-RXB5 : 8 October 2014), Freda S Cole and null, 1943; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1943, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 681, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL3-PG8 : 8 November 2017), Freda Susan Macfarlane, 1986.

 

Peter Deane MacFarlane (son of Doris Maud Buscombe)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNG-LNY : accessed 26 March 2020), Peter D Macfarlane in household of Thomas Macfarlane, Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 17B, line 55, family 471, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 216; FHL microfilm 2,339,951.

 

Maureen MacFarlane (daughter of Doris Maud Buscombe)

Maureen Macfarlane Holmes, death notice; Victoria Times Colonist from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2017: “HOLMES, Maureen Macfarlane 10 September 1931 – 18 November 2017 Mum slipped from us peacefully in the wee hours after a full, well-lived life. She was born and grew up in her beloved Vancouver, and spent her married life in Victoria, raising David, Elizabeth and Pamela (Charlie) and becoming dear grandmother to Colin and Morgan (David); Jordan and Gemma (Pamela); and best grand-dogs Sasha, Emma and Meg (Elizabeth). Mum loved living. She was an avid swimmer, walker and traveller, and a keen skier into her 70s. She loved her work at the “desk” at the Monterey Activity Centre in Oak Bay, where she volunteered for over 25 years. When at home she was always active with her Christmas craft-fair apron-designing/-sewing, crewel embroidering (for which pliers are an essential tool), and playing board and card games. Her Christmas carolling parties at the house became legend, as did holiday chocolate-making. She spent countless hours in her garden, and it showed. Our mum will be sorely missed, but we will forever see her in the things that made her smile – ladybugs, English primroses, snowdrops, snow on the mountains, the first swallow in spring, road-signs to The North, the skirl of bagpipes, the Vancouver skyline. Service 11 a.m. Monday 4th December, St. Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Av, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.”

 

Vincent Holmes (husband of Maureen MacFarlane)

Vincent Holmes, death notice; Victoria Times Colonist from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2017: “HOLMES, Vincent 27 April 1929 – 20 November 2017 Mum must have whispered to Dad as she left, because two days later, without yet being told of her passing, he was gone. His death marks the end of a generation of long-time Victoria residents. He was the great-grandson of J.D. Pemberton, surveyor-general of the Colony of Vancouver Island and he worked for many years for the family firm (Pemberton-Holmes) before starting his own business, Thames Investments. Dad spent all but a decade in the same home in Oak Bay, went to St. Michael’s and Brentwood schools, and took a Bachelor of Commerce at UBC before working at the Bay, where he met Mum. He had a head for business but his heart was in poetry (which he said himself he wrote with more affection than talent). For over 20 years he carefully selected verse from his hundreds of poetry volumes, then, two or three days a week, read to his poetry groups at several local seniors’ residences. He was an avid walker, be it on a 10-mile hike in the Lake District or by the sea collecting golf balls in Oak Bay. He will be missed by family, as well as by the many people who met him over the years walking his favourite route between Shoal Bay and the fairways of the Victoria Golf Club. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday 1st December, Ross Bay Cemetery (near war memorial), Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.”

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