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Aberhart, William b. December 30, 1878 d. May 23, 1943 Alberta Premier. He served as the Premier of the province of Alberta, Canada from 1935 until his death in office on May 23, 1943. He was educated at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he received his B.A. degree in 1906 and later became a school teacher. In 1915 he became school principal at the Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, Alberta, where he stayed until 1935. In 1918 he also founded the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute, and became an advocate for the principle of...[Read More] Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Beet, Harry Churchill b. April 1, 1875 d. January 10, 1946 Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bingham, Notts, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment, Mounted Infantry, British Army. Near Wakkerstroom, South Africa, on April 22, 1900, squadrons of Imperial Yeomanry and Mounted Infantry were forced to retire from their position being under a ridge strongly held by the enemy. During the retreat, Corporal Beet seeing a wounded comrade on the ground, went back, dragged him to cover and attended to his wounds. He...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: ABRAY/*/03/005/0011
Burns, Tommy (Noah Brusso) b. June 17, 1881 d. May 10, 1955 Professional Boxer. Born in poverty in Normanby Township near Hanover, Ontario. Tommy grew up in difficult circumstances, and five of the thirteen siblings died before reaching adulthood. Tommy began his prizefighting career in 1900 in Detroit, Michigan. In June 1903, he was discovered playing lacrosse under an assumed name for a Detroit team that was playing in Chatham, Ontario. Tommy changed his name a few fights into his pro career. He was a 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 175 pounds...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burr, Raymond b. May 21, 1917 d. September 12, 1993 Actor. He is best remembered for his roles in the CBS drama series "Perry Mason" as the defense lawyer by the same name, that aired from September 1957 until May 1966 and continues to run in syndication, and the NBC television crime show "Ironside," as the paraplegic Chief of Detectives 'Robert T. Ironside', that aired from September 1967 until January 1975. Born Raymond William Stacey Burr, his father was a hardware salesman and his mother was a concert pianist and music teacher. At the age of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Fox, Terry b. July 28, 1958 d. June 28, 1981 Canadian national hero, one-legged Marathon of Hope runner. Terry Fox was a young athlete who lost his right leg to cancer. He divised a fundraising run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He started at St. John's Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost city, on April 12, 1980, running an average of 33 km/20 miles per day using a distinctive hop-skip gait on his prosthetic leg. He became an inspiration to all Canadians. Terry was forced to stop on September 1, 1980 at Thunder Bay...[Read More] Cause of death: Cancer Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Port Coquitlam, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
George, Chief. Dan b. July 24, 1899 d. September 23, 1981 Indian Actor, Tribal Chief, author, humanitarian. A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Chief Dan George was Chief of the Squamish Band of the Salish Indian Tribe of Burrard Inlet, British Columbia, and a highly respected actor of both American actors and Canadian actors. Born 'Geswanouth Slahhot,' George had also worked as a logger, longshoreman, construction worker, and a school bus driver. In 1960, George began his acting career when he auditioned for the part of 'Old Antoine' for...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Burrard Cemetery, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Griffis, Silas Seth 'Si' b. September 22, 1883 d. July 9, 1950 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Onaga, Kansas, Griffis played 13 professional seasons from 1902 to 1919 in the WKHL, PCHA, Man-Pro, X-Games, and the MHL-SR, Hockey Leagues. He played for the Rat Portage Thistles from 1902 to 1905, Kenora Thistles from 1905 to 1909, Nelson Hockey Club from 1909 to 1911, Vancouver Millionaires from 1911 to 1919, and the PCHA All-Stars from 1914 to 1915. Griffis was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Player in 1950, and the Northwestern Ontario...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: MASONIC/*/*/166/0001
Hall, Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' b. May 3, 1882 d. April 5, 1919 Professional Hockey Player. Hall was born on May 3, 1882, in Staffordshire, England. At 5'10, and 175lbs, he began his hockey career in 1902 with the Brandon Regals and played for 9 other teams before playing the position of defense for the Quebec Bulldogs from 1910 to 1917, and the Montreal Canadiens from 1917 to 1918, and 1918 to 1919. Hall earned his nickname, 'Bad Joe' for his high penalty count. He later helped to design the Tackaberry hockey boot. On April 5, 1919, at the age of 36 he...[Read More] Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: JONES/*/37/038/0016
Johnson, Emily Pauline 'Tekahionwake' b. March 10, 1861 d. March 7, 1913 Poet. She was born and raised on the Six Nations Indian Reserve near Brantford, Ontario. Her father was a Mohawk Indian chief and her mother was a wealthy white woman from England. While some disapproved of her parent's mixed race marriage the family in most cases was recognized as important leaders in their community. Both her parents desired that their children celebrate both of their family's heritages. Her unique family situation allowed her to have a childhood filled with a wide variety of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Stanley Park, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Near Ferguson Point
Kerr, John Chipman b. January 11, 1887 d. February 19, 1963 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a in the Private in the 49th Battalion Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 16, 1916, at Courcelette, France, during the Somme offensive, Private Kerr ran along the parados under heavy German fire until he was in close contact and opened fire on them at point blank range. The enemy, thinking they were surrounded, surrendered with sixty two prisoners being taken and 250 yards of trench captured. During this action...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Abray/05/008/0012
MacBeath, Robert Gordon b. December 22, 1898 d. October 9, 1922 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Rosehearty, Scotland, he served as a Lance Corporal in the Seaforth Highlanders, British Army. On November 17, 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai in France, Lance Corporal MacBeath volunteered to deal with enemy machine-gunners that held the advance of his unit and causing heavy casualties. On his own he single-handedly attacked a nest of German machine guns, captured 30 enemy soldiers and three officers. For most conspicuous bravery, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: MASONIC/*/*/193/0006.