Gavin, Francis John (1866-1955)

Three brothers from the Gavin family lived in the West of Denman area.

Francis John Gavin was a clerk and candy-maker. He lived at 1934 Haro Street from 1905 to 1913.

George Duncan Gavin and Francis John Gavin were part of Gavin Brothers and Company, a wholesale confectionery business at 513 Hamilton Street. George lived at 2055 Beach Avenue in 1909 and 1910.

Alexander Strachan Gavin was a bookkeeper at the Hastings Mill. He lived at 1934 Haro Street from 1902 to 1904.

 

Family Background

The Gavin family was from Scotland.

Duncan Gavin was born about 1823. On July 16, 1863, in Edinburgh, he married Beatrice Brown, who was born about 1830.

In 1871, the family was living in St Georges, Midlothian.

The family travelled to Canada about 1888. In the 1891 Canada census, they were in Broadview, a town east of Regina in the Northwest Territories. (This area later became part of Saskatchewan).

By 1894, Duncan Gavin was in the Vancouver directory. He was retired and living at 1129 Melville Street.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 495

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 495

By 1897, the Gavin family was at 1344 Georgia Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 623

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 623

Duncan Gavin died in Vancouver on July 27, 1901. He was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Beatrice died in Vancouver on April 13, 1912. She was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.

 

Francis John Gavin

Francis John Gavin was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on January 1, 1866. He travelled to Canada with his parents. He lived with them in Broadview, Northwest Territories in 1891 and in Vancouver in 1901.

In 1898 he was working as a clerk for the commission agent firm of William Tufts and Son.

On October 26, 1904, in Langley, British Columbia, Francis married Ada Mavis. She was born in Jarrow On Tyne, England, on November 10, 1876. Her father was Alexander Mavis. Her mother was Mary Fidler Horn. (Laura Mavis (1879-1977) was a sister of Ada Mavis. Laura was married to George Henry Laurence Hobson, who lived at 1821 Haro Street in 1904 and 1905.)

Francis and Ada lived at 1934 Haro Street from 1905 to 1913.

Francis worked as a candy manufacturer until 1935.

Francis died in Vancouver on February 7, 1955. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

Ada died in Vancouver on January 24, 1965. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

Details of their children appear in the sources section (below).

 

George Duncan Gavin

George Duncan Gavin was born in Edinburgh on August 15, 1868.

He travelled to Canada with his parents. He lived with them in Vancouver in 1901.

In 1903 he travelled to San Francisco, California.

On October 14, 1903, in Vancouver, George married Gwendolyn Emilie Braybroke Pentreath. She was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her father was Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath (1846-1913), who was the Anglican Archdeacon of the diocese of New Westminster. Gwendolyn’s mother was Clara Woodford Sayre (about 1852-1919).

George and his brother, Francis, were part of Gavin Brothers and Company, which was a wholesale confectionery business and 513 Hamilton Street.

George and Gwendolyn lived at 2055 Beach Avenue in 1909 and 1910.

They later lived in Burnaby. George was a bookkeeper with Martin & Robertson Ltd.

George died on July 5, 1928, after he was struck by a British Columbia Electric Railway streetcar at Hastings Street and Lillooet Street. He was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.

Gwendolyn died in Vancouver on December 17, 1963. She was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Details of their children appear in the sources section (below).

 

Alexander Strachan Gavin

Alexander Strachan Gavin (sometimes called “Alistair”) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 13, 1873.

He travelled to Canada with his parents. He lived with them in Broadview, Northwest Territories in 1891 and in Vancouver in 1901.

On October 5, 1901, in Agassiz, British Columbia, he married Lillian Hope Hutchinson. She was born in Sheffield, England, on August 21, 1875. Her father was George Henry Hutchinson. Her mother was Helen Hancock.

Alexander was a bookkeeper at the Hastings Mill. He and Lillian lived at 1934 Haro Street from 1902 to 1904.

Alexander and Lillian lived in Vancouver through the 1920s and 1930s. Alexander was the secretary-treasurer of Canada Rice Mills.

Alexander died in Vancouver on August 30, 1942. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Lillian died in Vancouver on November 6, 1958.

Details of their children appear in the sources section (below).

 

Sources

Duncan Gavin (father of Alexander, Francis and George Gavin)

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYMW-BMZ : 8 December 2014), D. Gavin and Beatrice Brown, 16 Jul 1863; citing Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516. (possible connection).

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB53-W4G : 16 November 2014), Duncan Gavin, St Georges, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 9, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 104,049. (possible connection).

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-X2C : 13 November 2014), Duncan Gavin, Broadview, Assiniboia East, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00119

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ga to Gk; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteg.htm: Gavin, Duncan, 1344 Georgia St, Gentleman, Van

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BL7 : 13 November 2014), Duncan Gavin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59762&highlight=11&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Duncan+Gavin

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-VQM : 30 September 2015), Duncan Gavin, 1901.

“Mr. Gavin’s Funeral,” Vancouver Province, July 29, 1901, page 10: “The remains of the late Mr. Duncan Gavin, who died on Saturday, will be buried Tuesday morning from his late residence, 1344 Georgia Street, to the Sapperton cemetery, New Westminster.”

“Death Record,” Vancouver World, July 29, 1901, page 1: “An old and respected Scotsman passed to his reward Saturday evening in the person of Duncan Gavin, of 1344 Georgia street, leaving a widow and family to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father. The remains will be interred in the Sapperton cemetery, Westminster, to-morrow.”

“Death Record,” Vancouver World, July 30, 1901, page 1: “The funeral of Duncan Gavin took place this morning from his late residence, Burrard [sic] street, to the British Columbia tram office, where his remains were sent to Westminster on the 11 o’clock car, and the interment took place in Sapperton cemetery. Rev. Dr. McLaren, of St. Andrew’s church, conducted the services.”

 

Beatrice Brown (mother of Alexander, Francis and George Gavin)

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYMW-BMC : 8 December 2014), D. Gavin and Beatrice Brown, 16 Jul 1863; citing Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516. (possible connection)

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB53-W4P : 16 November 2014), Beatrice Gavin, St Georges, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 9, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 104,049. (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-X2Z : 13 November 2014), Beatrice Gavin, Broadview, Assiniboia East, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00119.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BLW : 13 November 2014), Beatrice Gavin in household of Duncan Gavin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MRCS : 2 March 2015), Beatrice Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-KZQ : 30 September 2015), Beatrice Gavin, 1912.

Beatrice Gavin, obituary, Vancouver World, April 17, 1912, page 20: “Gavin. The death occurred on Sunday of Beatrice Gavin, aged 73 years, of 1344 Georgia St. The funeral service is to be held in the family residence and interment will take place in the Sapperton cemetery, New Westminster.”

Beatrice Gavin, death notice, Vancouver World, April 15, 1912, page 23; Vancouver Province, April 15, 1912, page 25: “Gavin—At 1344 Georgia Street, on the 13th instant, Beatrice Gavin, wife of the late Duncan Gavin. No flowers.”

Beatrice Gavin, obituary, Vancouver Province, April 16, 1912, page 22: “Gavin—The funeral of the late Beatrice Gavin will take place tomorrow at 10 o’clock from the home of Mr. D. Gavin, son of the deceased, at 1344 Georgia street. Interment will take place at Sapperton.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PG5C : 11 July 2016), Beatrice Brown Gavin, 1912; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 144960301, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=144960301.

 

Francis John Gavin

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB53-W45 : 16 November 2014), Francis J Gavin, St Georges, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 9, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 104,049.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-X26 : 13 November 2014), Francis Gavin, Broadview, Assiniboia East, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; Http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00119.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ga to Gk; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteg.htm: Gavin, Francis John, 1344 Georgia St, Commission agent, Van

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BL4 : 13 November 2014), Francis J Gavin in household of Duncan Gavin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-72M : 21 January 2016), Francis John Gavin and Ada Mavis, 26 Oct 1904; citing Langley, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP65 : 2 March 2015), Francis John Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5B-MLH : 30 September 2015), Francis James Gavin, 1955.

Francis James Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 9, 1955, page 31; Vancouver Sun, February 9, 1955, page 34: “Gavin—Passed away February 7, 1955, in hospital, Francis James Gavin, late of 1460 Arbutus St., in his 91st year. Survived by his loving wife, Ada; 3 daughters, Miss Mary Gavin of Detroit, Michigan; Miss Beatrice Gavin of Vancouver; Mrs. Hugo Ray of West Vancouver; 4 grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. J.A. G. Wilson officiating. Interment Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver.”

 

Ada Mavis (wife of Francis John Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP6R : 2 March 2015), Ada Gavin in entry for Francis John Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBQ-5XV : 30 September 2015), Ada Mavis Gavin, 1965.

Ada Mavis Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 25, 1965, page 25; Vancouver Sun, January 25, 1965, page 27: “Gavin—On January 24, 1965, Ada Mavis Gavin, in her 89th year, late of 1460 Arbutus Str., Vancouver. Survived by 3 daughters, Miss Mary Gavin, Baltimore, Md.; Miss Beatrice Gavin, Vancouver; Mrs. Hugo (Rhoda) Ray, West Vancouver; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. G.H.L. Hobson, Vancouver. Private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 26, with Rev. J.A. Wilson officiating. Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, directors.”

 

Mary Frances Gavin (daughter of Francis John Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP6T : 2 March 2015), Mary Frances Gavin in entry for Francis John Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHS-17V : 2 April 2015), Mary Frances Gavin, 1932; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,077.

Torontonensis, The Year Book of the University of Toronto, 1932, Mary Frances Gavin, Household Science, Torontoensis, volume 34, 1932, page 138; https://archive.org/stream/torontonensis32univ#page/n8/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/torontonensis32univ#page/138/mode/1up.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JYJ2-T36 : 20 May 2014), Mary  Gavin, Aug 1982; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Beatrice Crawford Gavin (daughter of Francis John Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP6Y : 2 March 2015), Beatrice Crawford Gavin in entry for Francis John Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

Rhoda Mavis Gavin (daughter of Francis John Gavin)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRL-8MN : 30 September 2015), Arthur Hugo Ray, 1962.

“Lawyer Hugo Ray dead at age 58,” Vancouver Province, February 12, 1962, page 9 (includes photograph of Hugo Ray). “. . . Hugo Ray, QC, 58, authority on municipal affairs and former West Vancouver reeve, died in hospital at the weekend. . . . A partner in the law firm of Bull, Housser, Tupper, Ray, Guy &Merritt, Mr. Ray was elected president of the Vancouver Bar Association in 1959. . . . He was born in London, England, and was brought to Vancouver in infancy. He was educated at public and private schools in Vancouver and Victoria. Mr. Ray and his family were survivors of the 1951 burning off Oregon of the Danish ship Erria when 11 died, including five from B.C. Family: Wife, Rhoda, four sons, Martin, Julian, John and Kenneth; two daughters, Wendy and Brenda; brother, Gerald, in San Francisco. . . .”

Hugo Ray, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 12, 1962, page 28; Vancouver Province, February 13, 1962, page 20; Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1962, page 32; Vancouver Sun, February 13, 1962, page 24: “Ray—Passed away in St. Paul’s hospital February 10, 1962, Arthur Hugo Ray, Q.C., of 320 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver, in his 59th year. Survived by his loving wife, Rhoda, at home, and 6 children; 1 brother in San Francisco, California. Funeral service Wednesday, February 14, at 1:30 p.m., in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of Pendrell and Jervis St., Rev. J.A.G. Wilson and Rev. J.W. Ellis officiating. Interment in Capilano view Cemetery, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to the Children’s Hospital would be appreciated. Nunn & Thomson Funeral Directors.”

The Advocate, volume 20, part 3 (May-June 1962), page 116: “Nos Disparus,” Hugo Ray (includes photograph of Hugo Ray): Hugo Ray, Queen’s Counsel—Public Servant, Bar association executive, a keen and respected lawyer and advocate. [Includes brief biography].

 

George Duncan Gavin

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQFX-Z8D : 8 December 2014), George Duncan Gavin, 15 Aug 1868; citing EDINBURGH PARISH,EDINBURGH,MIDLOTHIAN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB53-W4T : 16 November 2014), George D Gavin, St Georges, Midlothian, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 9, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 104,049.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BLH : 13 November 2014), George D Gavin in household of Duncan Gavin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59762&highlight=14&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+D.+Gavin.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-QY1N: 2 April 2015), George D Gavin, 1903; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,578.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8B-1CM : 21 January 2016), George Duncan Gavin and Gwendolina Emilie Braybroke Pentreath, 14 Oct 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

George Duncan Gavin and Gwendoline Emily Braybrooke Pentreath, marriage description, Vancouver Province, October 14, 1903, page 1:

“In St. Paul’s Church at 11 o’clock this morning Mr. George Duncan Gavin of this city was united in marriage to Gwendoline Emily Braybrooke, elder daughter of the Ven. Dr. Pentreath, Archdeacon of Columbia. . . .

The bride was given away by her father. . . . Miss Mildred C.V. Pentreath, sister of the bride, and her cousin, Miss Ida M. Bliss, were bridesmaids, and Mr. Duncan Gavin, brother of the groom, acted as groomsman. . . .

Mr. and Mrs. Gavin left for Victoria en route to San Francisco, where they will spend the honeymoon. On their return, November 1, they will occupy the Archdeaconry house during the contemplated absence of Archdeacon and Mrs. Pentreath in Nelson, and will enter their permanent residence after Christmas.”

“Wedding of Mr. Gavin and Miss Pentreath Celebrated this Morning,” Vancouver world, October 14, 1903, page 1.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1Z1X : 2 March 2015), George Gavin, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61107&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Gavin.

1921 Canada Census, George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGQ-33T : 30 September 2015), George Duncan Garvin, 1928.

“Man Struck by Street Car is Dead,” Vancouver Province, July 5, 1928, page 1:

“Struck down at Hastings and Lillooet streets by a street car at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, George D. Gavin, 8542 Claude avenue, Burnaby, died in the General Hospital two hours later. Gordon P Spence, 686 Twenty-fourth avenue west, motorman in charge of the street car, is held on bonds of $5000 on a formal charge of manslaughter.

According to reports by police the street car was eastbound on Hastings street when Gavin, who was on the north side of the thoroughfare, commenced to cross, hesitated, and then ran in front of the car. He was struck and hurled to one side.

Picked up by witnesses and the street car crew, he was removed to Grandview Hospital in an automobile driven by J.C. Scott, 5038 Twentieth avenue northeast, Seattle, who was passing at the time.

Later he was removed to the General Hospital, where he died at 1:10 a.m. without regaining consciousness.

The body was taken to the morgue for an autopsy and inquest. Spencer was taken into custody, then released on bail.

The deceased was a bookkeeper in the employ of Martin & Robertson Ltd., 899 Railway street. A brother arrived at the hospital just before his death, having been called by the police.”

311 Water Street, https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/311-water-street/ [Duncan Gavin was the manager of Martin and Robertson.]

George Duncan Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 5, 1928, page 17: “Died—At Vancouver General Hospital, July 5, 1928, George Duncan Gavin of Rayside, Burnaby Lake. Funeral announcement later.”

“Funeral of G.H. [sic] Gavin Will Be Held Saturday,” Vancouver Province, July 6, 1928, page 25: “Funeral services for George H. Gavin of 3542 Claude avenue, who was killed by a street car at the corner of Lillooet and Hastings streets on Wednesday nights, will be held Saturday at St. Paul’s Church at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Church of England plot, Sapperton. Center & Hanna have charge of arrangements.”

George D. Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 6, 1928, page 21: “The funeral of the late George D. Gavin will be held from St. Paul’s Church, Jervis St., Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m.”

“Death of George H. [sic] Gavin Accidental, Jury Finds,” Vancouver Province, July 7, 1928, page 20:

“Verdict of accidental death with no blame attached to the driver was returned by a coroner’s jury this afternoon in the case of George H. Gavin . . . The motorman was G.P. Spencer, 686 Twenty-fourth avenue west.

Evidence showed that the deceased was crossing from the north side of Hastings street and stepped in front of the approaching car.”

 

Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath (father of Gwendolina Emilie Braybroke Pentreath)

Edwin Sandys Wetmore Pentreath, https://www.geni.com/people/Edwin-Pentreath/6000000010060270403: “Birthdate: 1846; Birthplace: New Brunswick, Canada; Death: Died 1913 in California, USA; Immediate Family: Son of Edwin Pentreath and Elizabeth Ruth Pentreath; Husband of Clara Woodford Sayre; Father of Harold Pentreath; Gwendoline Emily Braybroke Pentreath; Michael Pentreath; Mildred Constance Vivian Pentreath and Edwin Trevelyn Sayre Pentreath; Brother of Ethel Tresylian Pentreath; Milo Pentreath; Eliza B. Pentreath; Hester Pentreath; Beatrice Latimer Pentreath and 3 others.”

Memorable Manitobans: Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath (1846-c1913); http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/pentreath_esw.shtml (Includes biography and drawing of Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath.)

Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath; http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=735096

See Worley, John Frederic (1855-1939), 1940 Barclay Street from 1906 to 1935); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-w-x-y-z/worley-john-frederic-1855-1939/ His daughter, Ethel Beatrice Worley, married Harold Edwin Anson Pentreath (1891-1940), who was a son of Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath.

“Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath,” The Canadian Album: Men of Canada; Or, Success by Example; edited by William Cochrane; Brantford, Ontario; Bradley, Garretson & Company, 1894 page 190 (includes photogtraph of Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath); https://books.google.ca/books?id=zsEOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA494&lpg=PA494&dq=edwyn+sandys+wetmore+pentreath&source=bl&ots=z9H9L75szf&sig=lM3y7WHHK_Z2D0ZGOUyt4iwNMFE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOn5uHk-fOAhUM2mMKHVhLAyUQ6AEINTAH#v=onepage&q=edwyn%20sandys%20wetmore%20pentreath&f=false

Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath, The Canadian Men and Women of the Time, first edition, by Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1898, page 814; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n849/mode/1up.

Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath, Northern Who’s Who, A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, volume 1; edited by Dr. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916; pages 655-656; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/655/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/656/mode/1up.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-JPRX : 6 March 2015), Edwin Pentreath and Elizabeth Ruth Wetmore, 26 Feb 1846; citing Kingston, , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 35, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,798. (Parents of Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath.)

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWRM-D1H : 10 November 2014), Edwyn Pentreath, Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 54, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C_995, Public Archives, Ontario.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M741-8B6 : 14 January 2016), Edwin S Pentreath in household of Elizabeth Pentreath, Antony, Cornwall, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8FC-MYD : 17 October 2014), Ed S W Pentreath in household of Henry W Wayne, New York, United States; citing p. 2, family 6, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,495.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-K45G : 6 March 2015), Edwin S W Pentreath and Clara Woodford Sayre, 02 Jun 1875; citing Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 4, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,411.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6D-5V2 : 18 November 2014), Edwyn S. W. Pentreath, Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 40; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13184, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,820.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-FKG : 13 November 2014), Edwin Pentreath, Ward 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099.

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQD2-VGV : 26 November 2014), E S W Pentreath, Brainerd city, Ward 02, Crow Wing, Minnesota; citing p. 41, line 3, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,768.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMQ-SVD3 : 9 April 2015), E S Pentreath, 1901; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,575.

“Hotel News,” San Francisco Call, Volume 113, Number 79, 17 February 1913, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19130217.2.81&srpos=9&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN-pentreath——-1:

“Hotel News:

Archdeacon Pentreath of the Church of England of Columbia, B. C, who is at the Stewart with his family and members of his Immediate household, says he has come to California to regain his health. The churchman, who is the pioneer representative of the Church of England in British Columbia, having been there for more than 15 years, and who is a close friend of the primate of Ruperts Land, said:

‘I am coming to California In the hope of regaining my health. My good friend, Father Clinton, who died here a year ago, told me of the wonderful climate of California. I am going to Paso Robles and I hope I will benefit by the excellent weather conditions there. With me are Mrs. Pentreath, Sister Frances of St. Luke’s home, F. Burd, manager of the province office of Vancouver, and Mrs. Burd. I have received visits today from several clergymen of Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, and I am greatly pleased with the attention that has been showered upon me.’”

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, March 19, 1913, page 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y82uvic#page/n4/mode/1up/search/pentreath: “Ven. Edwyn Pentreath, Archdeacon of Columbia, who has many friends in this city, is lying seriously ill at Paso Robles, Cal, and it is expected that as soon as his doctors will allow him to be moved he will be brought back to Vancouver. . . . “

“Ven. Archdeacon Pentreath Dead,” Vancouver Province, March 19, 1913, page 22 (includes photograph of Ven. Archdeacon Pentreath.)

“Noted Churchman Has Passed Away,” Vancouver World, March 19, 1913, page 8.

“Arrange the Funeral of Late Archdeacon to be Held in City; Body of Very Rev. E.S. Pentreath, who Died Yesterday, Will be Laid at Rest at Mountain View; Died in California Among His Friends’ Went South Over Month Ago With View to Seeking Recovery of Health” Vancouver Sun, March 20, 1913, page 3.

“Archdeacon Pentreath,” Vancouver World, March 22, 1913, page 6.

“Body Will Arrive on Sunday Night; Remains of Late Archdeacon Pentreath Will Lie in State in St. Paul’s Church,” Vancouver Province, March 22, 1913, page 37.

“Late Archdeacon’s Funeral,” Vancouver Sun, March 24, 1913, page 4.

Edwyn S.W. Pentreath, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 24, 1913, page 21.

“Paid Last Sad Tribute to Late Ven. Archdeacon,” Vancouver World, March 24, 1913, page 2.

Few Eyes Dry at Funeral Service; Hundreds Paid last Respects to memory of Archdeacon Pentreath; Floral tributes Showered Bier of Deceased Prelate at St. Paul’s,” Vancouver Province March 24, 1913, page 1.

“Many Attend Funeral of Late Archdeacon, Beloved Dignitary,” Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1913, page 4.

“Noted Clergyman Dies in California; Noted Clergyman Dies in Paso Robles—Trip for His Health South Fails of Purpose,” Victoria Daily Colonist, March 20, 1913, page 10; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y83uvic#page/n9/mode/1up.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7H65 : 13 December 2015), Edwyn Sandys Wetmore Pentreath, 1913; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26258388, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26258388

“News of the City, In Memory of Archdeacon,” Victoria Daily Colonist, July 4, 1913, page 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y174uvic#page/n5/mode/1up/search/pentreath

 

Clara Woodford (mother of Gwendolina Emilie Braybroke Pentreath)

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-K45P : 6 March 2015), Edwin S W Pentreath and Clara Woodford Sayre, 02 Jun 1875; citing Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 4, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,411.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-FKP : 13 November 2014), Clara Pentreath, Ward 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099.

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQD2-VGK : 26 November 2014), Clara W Pentreath in household of E S W Pentreath, Brainerd city, Ward 02, Crow Wing, Minnesota; citing p. 41, line 4, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,768.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-KQT : 30 September 2015), Clara Woodford Pentreash, 1919.

“Mrs. Pentreath Will Be Laid at Rest on Saturday Afternoon,” Vancouver Province, December 12, 1919, page 25:

“The death occurred on Thursday evening of Mrs. Pentreath, relict of Archdeacon Pentreath, who passed away in 1913. Mrs. Pentreath was 67 years of age and died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Henderson, 1555 Thirteenth avenue west.

The remains have been removed to the undertaking parlors of Nunn, Thomson & Clegg but at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning will be taken to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, where they will rest until 2 o’clock, at which time the funeral service will be held.

In addition to Mrs. Henderson there are left to mourn her death, a daughter, Mrs. George Gavin, and a son, Mr. Harold Pentreath.”

Clara W. Pentreath, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 12, 1919, page 28; Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1919, page 11: “Pentreath—The death occurred suddenly at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A.E. Henderson, 1555 Thirteenth avenue west, of Clara W. Pentreath, in her sixty-seventh year. The body will rest at St. Paul’s Church Saturday, December 13, from 10 o’clock. Funeral services at 2 o’clock. Rev. Harold G. King will conduct the services. No flowers.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7H6V : 13 December 2015), Clara W. Pentreath, 1919; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26297215, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26297215

 

Gwendolyn Emilie Braybroke Pentreath (wife of George Duncan Gavin)

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQD2-VG2 : 26 November 2014), Gwendlin Pentreath in household of E S W Pentreath, Brainerd city, Ward 02, Crow Wing, Minnesota; citing p. 41, line 5, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,768.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8B-1HY : 21 January 2016), George Duncan Gavin and Gwendolina Emilie Braybroke Pentreath, 14 Oct 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1Z1F : 2 March 2015), Gwendolyne Gavin in entry for George Gavin, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61107&highlight=34&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Gwendolyn+Gavin

1921 Canada Census, Gwendoline Garvin (indexed as Gurndolia Gavin) in household of George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTN-L27 : 30 September 2015), Gwendolyn Emily Gavin, 1963.

Emily Gwendolyn Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1963, page 38; Vancouver Sun, December 19, 1963, page 48; Vancouver Province, December 18, 1963, page 26; Vancouver Province, December 19, 1963, page 24: “Gavin—Passed away December 17, 1963, in hospital, Mrs. Emily Gwendolyn Gavin of 4036 West 33rd Ave., in her 88th year. Survived by 3 sons, Edwin, Alister, Harold, 2 daughters, Mrs. M. Connell, Mrs. E.H. Ewert, 6 grandchildren, all of Vancouver. Funeral service Friday, December 20, at 1:30 from St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis St., Rev. W. Ellis officiating. Interment Fraser Cemetery. Nunn & Thomson Funeral directors.”

 

Margaret Edwina Gavin (daughter of George Duncan Gavin) [Mrs. M. Connell]

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1Z1N : 2 March 2015), Margaret Gavin in entry for George Gavin, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61107&highlight=35&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Margaret+Gavin

1921 Canada Census, Margaret Gavin in household of George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-GX4 : 21 January 2016), John Hodson Connell and Margaret Edwina Gavin, 01 Sep 1931; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783. [Marriage dissolved at Victoria, B.C. on June 3, 1946. File No. D.C.O. 921. July 5th, 1946.]

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-021970; Margaret Edwina Connell; date of death: December 31, 1989; place of death: Vancouver; age 85; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1989021970.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1989021970M.jpg.

 

Edwin Gavin (son of George Duncan Gavin)

1921 Canada Census, Edwin Garvin in household of George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-011371; Edwyn Pentreath Gavin; date of death: June 29, 1990; place of death: Ganges; age 77; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990011371.jpg; medical certificate of death; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990011371M.jpg

 

Alistair Gavin (son of George Duncan Gavin)

1921 Canada Census, Alister Garvin in household of George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Alister Douglas Gavin, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 27 to May 28, 2008; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=alister-douglas-gavin&pid=110499352: “Gavin, Alister Douglas Passed away peacefully at Surrey Memorial Hospital on May 25th, 2008 at the age of 91 with his family at his side. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Rhoda, children Joan (Wayne), Doug (Jan), Barbara (Dave); grandchildren Greg, Ryan, Kristi, Kevin, Sarah, Allisson, Lauren and David; great-grandchildren Ethan, Carter, Nolan and Jordan. Al was born in Vancouver, grew up in Burnaby, served in the Second World War and was married to the love of his life for 66 amazing years. Al was a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family was always the most important thing in his life. At Al’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society. [Valley View Funeral Home, 604-596-8866.]

Rhoda Gavin, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 26 to June 28, 2009; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=rhoda-gavin&pid=128936588: “Gavin, Rhoda December 4, 1917 – June 22, 2009 In loving memory of Rhoda Gavin who passed away suddenly on Monday, June 22nd at Surrey Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her love Alister and is again united with him. On December 4, 1917, Rhoda was born in Saskatoon and moved to Burnaby as a young girl. Her passion and love for her family will be greatly missed by her children, Joan (Wayne), Doug (Jan), Barbara (Dave); grandchildren Greg, Kristi, Ryan, Kevin, Allisson, Sarah, Lauren and David; great-grandchildren Ethan, Carter, Nolan, Sophie, Jordan and Jayla. At Rhoda’s request there will be no service.”

 

Harold Gavin (son of George Duncan Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1Z1V : 2 March 2015), Harold Gavin in entry for George Gavin, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61107&highlight=37&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harold+Gavin

1921 Canada Census, Harold Garvin in household of George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Florence Enid Gwendolyn Gavin (daughter of George Duncan Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1Z1J : 2 March 2015), Florence Gavin in entry for George Gavin, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61107&highlight=36&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Florence+Gavin

1921 Canada Census, Florence Garvin in household of George Gavin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Florence Ewert, death notice, published in The Vancouver Sun on Sept. 6, 2002; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=florence-ewert&pid=157296347: “EWERT _ Florence Enid Gwendolyn (nee Gavin) passed away on August 24, 2002 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 95 years. Florence was predeceased by her loving husband Emil Howard (Bill) in August 1989. Born in Vancouver, Florence leaves behind Alistair, only surviving sibling of five. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, their children and other family members. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 27th at Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.”

 

Alexander Strachan Gavin

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ56-JNT : 2 January 2015), Alexander Strachan Gavin, 13 Dec 1873; citing EDINBURGH,MIDLOTHIAN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-X2D : 13 November 2014), Allister Gavin, Broadview, Assiniboia East, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; Http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00119.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BL8 : 13 November 2014), Alexander Gavin in household of Duncan Gavin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLH-3RZ : 13 December 2014), George Henry Hutchinson, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1871, quarter 2, vol. 9C, p. 342, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DL4-5DL : 13 December 2014), Helen Hancock, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1871, quarter 2, vol. 9C, p. 342, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-Q3B : 21 January 2016), Alexander Strachan Gavin and Lillian Hope Hutchinson, 05 Oct 1901; citing Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

Alexander Strachan Gavin and Lillian Hope Hutchinson, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1901, page 3; Vancouver World, October 7, 1901, page 8: “Marriage: Gavin-Hutchinson—At Agassiz, B.C., on the 5th inst., by the Rev. E.D. McLaren, D.D., Alexander Strachan Gavin, youngest son of the late Duncan Gavin, of 1344 Georgia street, Vancouver, to Lillian Hope, daughter of George H. Hutchinson, Sheffield, England. At home, 1920 Haro street, November 7 and 8.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML1M : 2 March 2015), Alexander Strachar Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63706&highlight=28&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Alexander+Strachan+Gavin

1921 Canada Census, Alexr Strachan Gavin (indexed as Alie Strachan Gavin); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGP-GYC : 30 September 2015), Alastair Strachan Gavin, 1942.

Alastair S. Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 31, 1942, page 15; Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1942, page 12; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SjJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=M4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1943%2C1753228: “Gavin—Passed away Aug. 30, 1942, Alasdair S. Gavin of 1476 W. 14th Ave. in his 70th year. Survived by his loving wife, 1 son, Duncan H., at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. H. Sutherland, San Francisco; Mrs. D. Chapman, city; 2 brothers, Duncan and Francis J., Vancouver. Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 10th Ave., and Cambie St., Rev. Canon Harold G. King officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

Alastair S. Gavin, obituary, Vancouver Sun, September 1, 1942, page 12; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SzJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=M4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1992%2C1958280:

“Alastair Strachan Gavin, 70, of 1476 West Fourteenth Avenue, secretary-treasurer of Canada Rice Mills, died Sunday.

Mr. Gavin was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He leaves his wife; a son, Duncan; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Chapman and Mrs. Hope Southerland, San Francisco; two brothers, Duncan and Francis, of Vancouver.

Last rites were performed today by Canon Harold G. King in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel; burial, Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-38PC : 13 December 2015), Alastair S. Gavin, 1942; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26286322, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26286322.

Minister of National Revenue v. Consolidated Holding Co., [1974] Supreme Court Reports 419, http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1971/1971canlii191/1971canlii191.html: (Refers to A.S. Gavin and Duncan Gavin and descendants.)

 

Lillian Hope Hutchinson (wife of Alexander Strachan Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML19 : 2 March 2015), Lilian Hope Gavin in entry for Alexander Strachar Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63706&highlight=29&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Lilian+Hope+Gavin.

1921 Canada Census, Lilian Hope Gavin in household of Alexr Strachan Gavin (indexed as Alie Strachan Gavin); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR9-7YX : 30 September 2015), Lilian Hope Gavin, 1958.

Lillian Hope Gavin, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 7, 1958, page 33; Vancouver Sun, November 7, 1958, page 36: “Gavin—In hospital, Nov. 6, 1958, Lillian Hope, widow of Alexander Strachan Gavin of 1148 Thurlow St., aged 83 years. Survived by 1 son, Duncan H. of Vancouver; 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur P. Chapman of Vancouver; Mrs. Francis S. Southerland of San Francisco; 7 grandchildren; 1 brother, Harry Hutchinson in England. Funeral service in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Monday, Mov. 10, at 2 p.m., Rev. H.S. Clugston officiating. Cremation.”

 

Helen Hope Gavin (daughter of Alexander Strachan Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML1S : 2 March 2015), Helen Hope Gavin in entry for Alexander Strachar Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63706&highlight=30&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Helen+Hope+Gavin

1921 Canada Census, Helen Hope Gavin in household of Alexr Strachan Gavin (indexed as Alie Strachan Gavin); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WT-X1W : accessed 30 August 2016), Hope G Southerland in household of Francis Southerland, Corte Madera, San Rafael Judicial Township, Marin, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-5, sheet 61A, family 36, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 261.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K13W-PMJ : 23 May 2014), Francis S Southerland, Residence, Fort Jones, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JB34-72F : 20 May 2014), Francis S Southerland, 31 Dec 1995; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP33-JVR : 26 November 2014), Francis Stanton Southerland, 30 Dec 1995; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGTW-DKX : 26 November 2014), Hope G Southerland, 29 Jul 1977; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JB78-12R : 20 May 2014), Hope  Southerland, Jul 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2Q7-NBN : 27 November 2014), John Gavin Southerland, 13 Feb 1933; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

John Gavin Southerland, death notice, Victoria Times Colonist, Febraury 28, 2007; http://necrologie.genealogiequebec.com/avis-de-deces/904491-SOUTHERLAND-John-Gavin: “Southerland, John Gavin M. D. F. R. C. S. C. February 13, 1933 February 23, 2007 A bright ray of sunshine has gone out for family and friends. With deepest sorrow we announce Gavin’s passing. He is survived by his beloved wife Beverley, cherished children Stephen (Lucy), John (Suzanne), Ned (Katy), Anne (Chris) Wilson, loving grandchildren Gavin, Malcolm, Victoria, Max, Ellen, Jack, Kate, Kevin and James and dear sister Jane Hatfield of Napa, California. Gavin was born in San Francisco, California where he spent his boyhood and college years. He studied medicine at McGill University in Montreal and completed orthopaedic training in Montreal, Edinburgh and Oxford. As a medical officer in the U. S. Navy from 1963 1966, he was posted to California and Taipei, Taiwan. He then practiced in Marin County California for 2 years and in the Pacific Islands of Micronesia for 4 years. In 1975, Gavin settled in Duncan on his beloved Innisvale farm and practiced orthopaedics at the Cowichan District Hospital for 23 years. He will be remembered always as a true gentleman, ever an optimist, and friend to all. A celebration of his life will be held at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p. m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Canada or the Cowichan Hospital Foundation. Living a Life That Matters Published in the Victoria Times Colonist, (02/28/07)

CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal; 6/19/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 13, page 1919: obituary for John Gavin Southerland.

“Beatrice Beverly Rothwell Marries in Oxford, England,” Ottawa Journal, December 4, 1961, page 26: “Headington Quarry Anglican Church, Oxford, England, was the setting for the wedding of Miss Beatrice Beverley Rothwell and Dr. John Gavin Southerland. Rev. R. Edwin Head officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rothwell, of Carleton Place, and, the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. Southerland, .of Corte Maderia, Calif. Dr. Michael Bell, of Vancouver, BC, gave the. bride in marriage. Mrs. R. E. A. Clare, of West, Germany, formerly of Almonte, was matron of honor, Dr. Charles M. Smith, of Bethel. Maine, attended the bridegroom. The bride chose a street-length gown of champagne peau de soie satin fashioned with a bodice of Guipure lace. Her veil of tulle illusion was held by a small matching crown embroidered with seed pearls and she carried a bouquet of ivory and bronze freesias. Her attendant wore a gown of cerise satin having a matching bodice of velvet. .A reception was held at the home of the bride and later Dr. and Mrs. Southerland left on a motor trip to Northern Wales. They will reside at Oxford where Dr. Southerland is doing post – graduate work in surgery. The bride is a graduate of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, and the bridegroom a graduate of McGill University.”

 

Duncan Henry Gavin (son of Alexander Strachan Gavin)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML13 : 2 March 2015), Duncan Henod Gavin in entry for Alexander Strachar Gavin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63706&highlight=31&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Duncan+Henry+Gavin.

1921 Canada Census, Duncan Henry Gavin (indexed as Duncan Mary Gavin) in household of Alexr Strachan Gavin (indexed as Alie Strachan Gavin); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Duncan Gavin, death notice; Published in The Vancouver Sun on May 14, 2003, page D-18; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=duncan-gavin&pid=157266061: “Gavin, Duncan Henry, aged 94, born October 1, 1908, passed away on May 7, 2003. Duncan was predeceased by his loving wife Jane; daughter Gail (Baker) and son Raymond. Duncan is survived by his loving grandsons, Christopher and Patrick Baker, Duncan and Robert Gavin. Born and raised in Vancouver Duncan built a very successful insurance and mortgage company. In retirement Duncan and Jane travelled the world spending their summers at their cottage on the beach at Point Roberts. Service will be held at Kearney Funeral Services Ltd, 1096 West Broadway on Thursday, May 15th at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 4J4 or Ronald Macdonald House, 4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver,

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-001318; Jane Gavin; date of death: January 25, 1991; place of death: University Endowment; age: 82; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1991001318.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1991001318M.jpg

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-PCC7 : 5 October 2015), Gail Corinne Baker, 1993.

Raymond Gavin, death notice, Published in The Vancouver Sun on October 3, 2002, page B15; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-gavin&pid=157295683

GAVIN, Raymond Duff. Died suddenly at his home on September 30, 2002, aged 53. Ray is remembered lovingly by his family. For 27 years Ray was a loving husband to wife Suzanne (Laurin); a great Dad to sons, Duncan Duff and Robert Earl. Ray is survived by his father Duncan Henry Gavin; his nephews, Patrick and Christopher Baker and their dad Greg. He is predeceased by his mother Jane (Morse) and sister Gail (Baker). Ray loved to watch his boys enjoy their sports, Robert’s hockey and Duncan’s cycling. Ray spent many happy hours with his family boating and fishing. Ray gave his time to West Vancouver Minor Hockey. Ray was also a member of the Board of Directors with Ronald MacDonald House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald MacDonald House, 4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC, V6J 4H9. A service will be held to celebrate the life of Ray on Saturday October 5, 2002 at 2pm at St. David’s United Church at 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver , BC.

 

Dorothy Gavin (daughter of Alexander Strachan Gavin)

1921 Canada Census, Dorothy in household of Alexr Strachan Gavin (indexed as Alie Strachan Gavin); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KFK3 : 21 January 2016), Arthur Peck Chapman and Dorothy Gavin, 10 Jun 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

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