Green, Philip William (1883-1961)

Philip William Green was a commercial traveler and salesman. He lived at 1909 Beach Avenue in 1915 and 1916.

He was born on July 6, 1883 (although some sources say 1881 or 1884), in Llandovery (or Brecon) Wales. His father was Philip William Green (1846-1921), who was a clergyman. His mother was Jane Evans (1850-1925).

Philip had arrived in Canada by 1911. He worked briefly as a conductor for the British Columbia Electric Railway company.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 717

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 717

On August 8, 1911, in Vancouver, he married Kate Emily Laura (“Lorie” or “Lorrie”) Couzens. She was born in Cardiff, Wales, on February 8, 1878. Her father was Frederick (“Fred”) Couzens. Her mother was Ellen Webb.

During their earlier years in Vancouver, Philip and Lorrie lived at the following addresses.

1912 2526 (or 2426) Scott Street
1913 No listing under Vancouver names
1914 164 East 28th Avenue
1915 and 1916 1909 Beach Avenue (active service in 1916)
1917 Hotel Alcazar (Mrs. Kate L Green)
1918 1757 Davie Street (active service)
1919 1425 West 10th Avenue
1920 No street address under Vancouver names
1921 No listing under Vancouver names
1922 1761 Davie Street
1923 to 1932 1798 West Broadway
1933 to 1950 (at least) 1872 West 10th Avenue

 

Philip enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

After the war, he returned to Vancouver, where he worked as a salesman.

In 1920, he was briefly with Chandler & Fisher, a medical supplies company.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 479

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 479

 

In 1922, Philip also ran a confectionery business in the 900 block of Pender Street.

Philip worked as a salesman for rest of his working career in Vancouver. He retired about 1946.

Philip died in Vancouver on March 20, 1961.

Lorrie died in Vancouver on March 5, 1963.

 

Philip and Lorrie had the following children.

 

Philip William Green

Philip William Green was born on March 16, 1913, probably in Vancouver. He worked as an insurance broker. He died on April 23, 2008.

 

Margaret Olive Green

Margaret Olive Green was born in Vancouver on October 12, 1914.

She worked as a secretary in a law firm.

In 1940, she married Alfred William Chard (1906-2003), who was an organist, choir director, and music teacher.

Margaret died on February 4, 2006.

 

Sources

 

Philip William(s) Green (father of Philip Williams Green)

Rev. Philip William Green, Geoff’s Genealogy; http://www.geoffsgenealogy.co.uk/family-tree-2/philip-william-green-rev/

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W4-W8V : accessed 1 December 2015), Phillip Green in household of Phillip Green, St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M76C-T8Z : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip Green, Llanbadarn Odwyn, Cardiganshire, Wales; 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.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V55M-6QK : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip William Green, 1871.

“The Church,” Illustrated London News (London, England), Saturday, August 24, 1872; page 179; Issue 1720: Preferments and Appointments: Green, Philip William; Vicar of Llandsadwrn-with-Llanwrda.

“The Church, the Universities, &c.” Berrow’s Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Saturday, August 24, 1872; pg. 7; Issue 8861: Preferments and Appointments: Rev. Philip William Green; Vicar of Llandsadwrn-with-Llanwrda.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPQ-81Q : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip William Green, 1875; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Wales, Cardiganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCLM-VCD : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip William Green and Jane Evans, 09 Feb 1875, Marriage; from “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXK-42RS : accessed 1 December 2015), Phillip W Green, Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 3, Piece/Folio 5381/5, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,477.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7JC-7YJ : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip William Green, Traianmawr, , Brecknockshire, Wales; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHS-Z43T : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip W Green, 1921; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Brecknock, Brecknockshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Jane Evans (mother of Philip Williams Green)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26GX-NJ3 : accessed 1 December 2015), Jane Evans, 1850; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1T8-RVJ : accessed 1 December 2015), Jane Evans, 22 Mar 1850; citing LAMPETER,CARDIGAN,WALES, reference ; FHL microfilm 105,148.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKVV-GYZT : accessed 1 December 2015), Jane Evans in household of Edward Evans, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales; citing Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales, p. 11, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7ZX-BWS : accessed 1 December 2015), Jane Evans, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, Wales; 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.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHC-8JF6 : accessed 1 December 2015), Jane Green, 1925; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

 

Phillip Williams Green

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2L-YRJ : accessed 1 December 2015), Phillip Williams Green, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-8GN : accessed 1 December 2015), Philip Williams Green and Kate Emily Lorrie Couzens, 08 Aug 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Green, Phillip Williams; Rank: DVR; Regimental Number: 339093; Date of Birth: 06/07/1881; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3782 – 54; Item Number: 429695; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=429695.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR2-383 : accessed 1 December 2015), Phillip Williams Green, 1961.

Philip William Green, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 22, 1961, page 21; Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1961, page 27: “Green—Passed away March 20, 1961, Philip William Green, of 1485 West 13th Avenue, in his 78th year. Survived by his loving wife, Lorrie; 1 son, Philip W. (Junior) and a daughter, Mrs. A.W. (Margaret) Chard, both of Vancouver; 4 grandchildren. Also 2 brothers and 3 sisters in Wales. The deceased served overseas in the Artillery Corp C.E.F., First World War. Funeral service Wednesday, at 1 p.m., in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Maj George Turpin, D.D., officiating. Cremation Garden Chapel, Ocean View. No flowers by request.”

 

Frederick (“Fred”) Couzens (father of Kate Emily Laura Couzens)

“Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X119-NS7 : accessed 1 December 2015), Frederick Couzens, 08 Mar 1857; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 104,857, 104,858.

“Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCYH-HB4 : accessed 1 December 2015), Frederick Couzens, 27 Mar 1875, Baptism; from “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Cardiff, St John, Glamorganshire, Wales, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M76F-89J : accessed 1 December 2015), Fredrick Cousins, Long Sutton, Somersetshire, 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.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJK-5VQ : accessed 1 December 2015), Frederick Couzens in entry for John Sams, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D53-NQN : accessed 1 December 2015), Fred Couzens, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXY-3W9H : accessed 1 December 2015), Fred Couzens, Cardiff St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 28, Piece/Folio 5278/42, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,449.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:419G-R3Z : accessed 1 December 2015), Fred Couzens, St Mary Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSMC-PHG : accessed 1 December 2015), Fred Couzens, St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing West Cardiff subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW66-JGD : accessed 1 December 2015), Fred Couzens, Whitchurch, , Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC7-YYQD : accessed 1 December 2015), Fred Couzens, 1947; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ellen Webb (mother of Kate Emily Laura Couzens)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB6R-GVW : accessed 1 December 2015), Ellen Webb in entry for Sarah Webb, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXY-3W9C : accessed 1 December 2015), Ellen Couzens in household of Fred Couzens, Cardiff St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 28, Piece/Folio 5278/42, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,449.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:419G-BT2 : accessed 1 December 2015), Ellen Couzens in household of Fred Couzens, St Mary Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSMC-PHP : accessed 1 December 2015), Ellen Couzens in household of Fred Couzens, St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing West Cardiff subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW66-JG6 : accessed 1 December 2015), Ellen Couzens, Whitchurch, , Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Kate Emily Laura Couzens (wife of Philip Williams Green)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XF7-R6P : accessed 1 December 2015), Kate Emily L Couzens, 1878; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFCJ-39Y : accessed 1 December 2015), Kate Emily Laura Cousins, 1880; Baptism, citing Cardiff St. John, Glamorgan, Wales, Glamorgan Family History Society, Cardiff.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXY-3W9Z : accessed 1 December 2015), Kate E L Couzens in household of Fred Couzens, Cardiff St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 28, Piece/Folio 5278/42, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,449.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:419P-3PZ : accessed 1 December 2015), Kate E Couzens in household of Fred Couzens, St Mary Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSMC-PH5 : accessed 1 December 2015), Kate E L Couzens in household of Fred Couzens, St Mary, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing West Cardiff subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT3-PXM : accessed 1 December 2015), Kate Emily Laura Green, 1963.

K.E.L. (Lorrie) Green, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 6, 1963, page 19; Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1963, page 22: “Green—Passed away March 5, 1963, K.E.L. (Lorrie), widow of Phillip W. Green of 1485 W. 13th Ave., in her 86th year. Survived by a son, Phillip W. Green, and a daughter, Mrs. Alfred W. (Margaret) Chard, both of Vancouver; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. May Templeton, Scotland; Mrs. Elsie Jacobs and Mrs. Blanche Harris, both of Cardiff, Wales. Funeral service Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. H.A. Watts officiating. Interment Ocean view Burial Park.”

 

Phillip William Green (son of Phillip William Green)

 

Phillip William Green, obituary, Vancouver Sun, May 3 to May 4, 2008; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=phillip-william-green&pid=108908007 [Includes photograph of Phillip William Green]: GREEN Phillip William March 16, 1913 – April 23, 2008 Phil passed away peacefully at home with family after a brief illness. Phil was a wonderful person and his loss will be deeply felt by family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Jean and Sister Margaret Chard. His family Don, Vilma, Jeremy and Cooper will always have great memories of an energetic and loving man. An avid golfer and long time Insurance Broker, Phil’s honesty and professionalism earned him the respect of all whose lives he touched. Phil was extremely gratefully for his longevity and health and felt privileged to have had such a devoted family and friends. We would like to thank his caregivers for their kindness. Phil thought you were wonderful. A memorial service will be held on Friday May 16th, at 1pm at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st Ave, Vancouver BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 3 to May 4, 2008

 

Margaret Green (daughter of Phillip William Green)

 

Alfred CHARD, obituary, Vancouver Sun on Mar. 5, 2003; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=alfred-chard&pid=157284629: “CHARD – Alfred William, A.R.C.T., L.R.S.M., L.T.C.L., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2003, in his 97th year. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on October 31, 1906, Alfred graduated from John Oliver High School, Vancouver, with top honours and had a long and distinguished career spanning 75 years as a private teacher of piano, organ, voice and theory. He served as organist and choir director of Chalmers United Church for 47 years. He was President of the Vancouver Central Lions Club, pianist for the Canadian Club and member/pianist of the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge (Melrose Branch). A resident of West Vancouver since 1965, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Olive; daughter Dr. M. Joan Chard; son David A. Chard (Naomi); and grandchildren, Jeffrey Griffiths and Erica, Christine and Byron Chard. His second daughter, Patricia Mary Griffiths, predeceased him in 1995. Funeral service to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (formerly Chalmers United) at 12th Avenue and Hemlock Street, Vancouver, on Friday, March 7, 2003 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or charity of one’s choice, in Alfred’s memory.

 

Margaret Olive Chard, obituary, Vancouver Sun and The Province, Feb.10 to Feb. 12, 2006; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-olive-chard&pid=16663494&fhid=5857: “CHARD – With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of MARGARET OLIVE CHARD (nee Green) on Saturday, February 4, 2006. Born in Vancouver on October 12, 1914, to Phillip W. and Lorrie Green, she graduated from Lord Tennyson Elementary and Kitsilano High School. After taking specialized courses, she became a secretary in a law firm. As a member of the Altar Guild of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Margaret met the organist and choirmaster, Alfred w. Chard, and married him in 1940. Their marriage was blessed by three children: Margaret Joan, Mary Patricia, and David Alfred. They resided on West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, until 1965, when they moved to West Vancouver. Margaret took delight in many friendships formed through the Vancouver Lions Ladies Club and was recently honoured for her 49 years of community service within the organization. In 2000 Margaret and Alfred moved from their family home to a waterfront condominium which she was fortunate to enjoy until her final day. Predeceased by husband Alfred in 2003 and by daughter Patricia in 1995. Lovingly remembered by daughter Joan, son David (Naomi), brother Phil Green, son-in-law Bob Griffiths, grandchildren Jeffrey Griffiths, Erica, Christine and Byron Chard, and nephew Don Green. A funeral service will be held at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Glenn Inglis will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favourite charity. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221. Funeral Home: Hollyburn Funeral Home; 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V1J7; (604) 922-1221

West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, The Compass, Christmas 2014, page 16; http://westvanpresbyterian.ca/wp-content/uploads/the_compass_2014_3.pdf: “Joan Chard is a member of Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, but as she lives in West Vancouver, she attends WVPC quite regularly, about which we are delighted. In fact, Glenn was her minister. Joan has had a varied and brilliant career. Joan’s first degree is a B.A. in English Literature and Classics from U.B.C. She enjoyed her first job as a lecturer in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University, the year it opened— 1965. Then Joan got a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Dalhousie University in Halifax, went back to lecturing, first at the St. Vincent’s University in Halifax, and then the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Then it was off to Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University in New York for another Master’s in Biblical Studies and Missiology. Joan has lived in Japan three times, where she worked as an Associate Professor, each time at a different university. This was a program through the United Church of Canada. One was the Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, started in 1918 as a result of a Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910. One of the many highlights in Joan’s life and career was being presented to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in 1978 when she was the first woman to win the Queen Elizabeth Second Scholarship for Post Graduate study in the U.K. Joan got her PhD from Edinburgh University. Prior to her retirement in 2009, Joan taught with Paddy Eastwood (our speaker at the Nov. 24 luncheon) at the Vancouver School of Theology— the Canadian Studies Program for students from Japan. Joan is also an accomplished pianist and organist, and we enjoy having her fill in when Haruyo Abramson is on vacation. Joan began piano lessons age from her father, Alfred W. Chard, organist and choir director of Chalmers United Church from 1941 to 1987. Not surprisingly, Joan mentioned what excellent senses of humour the Queen and Prince Phillip have. Other interests of Joan’s include Scottish Country and Israeli dancing, painting and poetry.

 

Selected relatives of Philip William Green

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8T-1JH : accessed 1 December 2015), John Price Green and May Emily Saville, 01 Dec 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

 

Selected relatives of Kate Emily Laura Couzens

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-Q8W : accessed 1 December 2015), Arthur Edward Harris and Blanche Couzens, 16 Sep 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-M78 : accessed 1 December 2015), Leonard George Couzens, 1958.

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