Gorrie, David Yeaman (1880-1972)

David Yeaman Gorrie was an auctioneer and appraiser. He lived at 748 Gilford Street from 1916 to 1920.

David Yeaman Gorrie was born in Dundee, Scotland, on November 9, 1880. (His middle name sometimes appears as “Yeoman.”)

It appears that he arrived in Canada about 1902.

Sometime before 1913, he was married to Mary Cameron. She was born in Scotland on September 27, 1874.

David first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. In 1912 and 1913 he was a salesman with a real estate firm that included George E.H. Palmer and Gerald J. Davies.

 Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 799


Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 799

By 1914 David was a broker with Edgar John Goddard of Goddard and Son, which was a firm of auctioneers. By 1915, David had started his own auction business with Robert B. Harvey.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 670

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 670

From 1916 to 1920, the Gorrie family lived at 748 Gilford Street. In 1921 they moved to 1414 Harwood Street, where they stayed until the late 1950s.

Mary died in Vancouver on October 5, 1958.

David died in Essondale, British Columbia, on May 27, 1972.

David and Mary had a son.

 

Cameron Gorrie

The Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1936, page 19; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1936_totem.pdf

The Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1936, page 19; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1936_totem.pdf

Cameron Gorrie (often called “Cam”) was born in Vancouver on February 13, 1913.

He went to the University of British Columbia.

The Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1936, page 14; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1936_totem.pdf

The Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1936, page 14; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1936_totem.pdf

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1936.

He later became associated with the Y.M.C.A. in Windsor, Ontario. In 1941, he was transferred to Victoria, British Columbia. In 1958 he became the secretary of the Y.M.C.A. in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1963 he became a member of the Y.M.C.A. staff in Vancouver.

He was married to Helen Annabelle Gray.

Cam retired in 1969. He died in White Rock, British Columbia, on August 7, 1984.

 

Sources

David Yeoman Gorrie

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTC-4KH : 30 September 2015), David Yeaman Gorrie, 1972.

Gorrie—Passed away in Hospital on May 27, 1972, David Yeaman Gorrie of White Rock, B.C., aged 91 years. Survived by 1 son, Cameron, of White Rock; 1 sister, Mrs. E.S. Beamish, Auckland, New Zealand. Also relatives in Scotland. Funeral service from the Chapel of the Mount Pleasant Funeral Directors, Kingsway at 11th Ave. on Tuesday, May 30 at 2 p.m. Rev. A.R. Laing officiating. Cremation.”

 

Mary Cameron (wife of David Yeoman Gorrie)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRM-2B5 : 30 September 2015), Mary Gorrie, 1958.

Mary Gorrie, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1958, page 27; Vancouver Sun, October 7, 1958, page 28; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j0llAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1404%2C1457696: “Gorrie—October 5, 1958, Mary Gorrie of 1414 Harwood St., aged 84 years. Survived by her loving husband, David; one son, Cameron, Peterborough, Ontario. Rev. J.G. Ferry will conduct the Funeral Service in the Mt. Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway & 11th Avenue, on Wednesday, October 8, at 3 p.m. Followed by cremation.”

 

Cameron Gorrie (son of David Yeoman Gorrie)

Tuxis Premier Named, The Montreal Gazette – Dec 28, 1931, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KYojAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TIwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2183%2C3980084 [Reference to Cameron Gorrie].

The Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1936, page 14; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1936_totem.pdf: “With Peggy Wales, Ardy Beaumont, Darrel Gomery, Cam Gorrie and John Harrison prominent on Students’ Council, the class may be said to have done its part so far as student government is concerned.”

Graduate Chronicle, Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia, October 1941, page 8: “Cam Gorrie, Arts ’36, who has been YMCA secretary at Windsor, Ont., has been transferred to Victoria, BC.”

UBC Alumni Chronicle, Summer 1963 [Alumnae and Alumni], page 30: “1936: Cameron Gorrie, BA, secretary of Peterborough, Ontario’s YMCA since 1958, has been appointed to the staff of the greater Vancouver YMCA. Mr. Gorrie will specialize in training and programme development in his new position He has been active in “Y” work since 1936.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMM-8HL : 30 September 2015), Cameron Gorrie, 1984.

Cameron Gorrie, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 10, 1984, page 64; Vancouver Sun, August 10, 1984, page D10: “Gorrie—Cameron of White Rock, B.C. passed away in the Peace Arch Hospital on August 7, 1984, at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen. Mr. Gorrie was a professional secretary with the YMCA for many years across Canada, retiring to White Rock in 1969. Service of remembrance will be held at Chapel Hill, 14615 North Bluff Rd., White Rock, on Sat. Aug 11 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Faris officiating. Cremation at the Victory Memorial Park.”

UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1984, page 22: in memoriam: Cameron Gorrie, BA ’36, August 7, 1984.

 

Edgar John Goddard (auctioneer and real estate agent in Vancouver)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-CLQ : 21 January 2016), Edgar John Goddard and Amy Gertrude Shortel, 04 May 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTQ-V48 : 30 September 2015), Edgar John Goddard, 1971.