Johnson, Byron Ingemar b. December 10, 1890 d. January 12, 1964 24th Premier of British Columbia. A member of the Liberal Party, he served in this position From December 1947 until August 1952. Nicknamed "Boss" he was born Bjorn Ingimar Jonsson in Victoria, British Columbia to Icelandic immigrant parents and served overseas in the Canadian Army during World War I. Following the war, he returned to Victoria where he and his brothers established a successful building supply business. In 1933 he entered politics and was elected to British Columbia Legislature...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Section T, family mausoleum, on the west side of the road.
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
Keats, Gordon 'Duke' b. March 1, 1895 d. January 16, 1972 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Keats played the position of Center for teams in the NHL, AHL, WCHL, WHL, COMHL, NOHA, TBSHL, and the NWHL. At 5'11", and 195lbs, he played for the Cobalt Mines from 1912 to 1914, North Bay Trappers from 1913 to 1914, Haileybury Hawks from 1914 to 1915, Toronto Blueshirts from 1915 to 1919, Edmonton Eskimos from 1919 to 1926, and 1932 to 1935, Boston-Detroit from 1926 to 1927, Boston Bruins from 1926 to 1927, Detroit Cougars from 1926 to...[Read More] Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Section Q, Plot 89, Grave 3
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
Lapointe, Rick 'Jumbo' b. August 2, 1955 d. October 17, 1999 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Victoria, British Columbia, he was a Defenseman in the National Hockey League. At 6'02", and 200lbs, he played for the Detroit Red Wings from 1975 to 1977, the Philadelphia Flyers from 1976 to 1979, the St. Louis Blues from 1979 to 1982, the Quebec Nordiques from 1982 to 1984, and the Los Angeles Kings from 1984 to 1986. Lapointe retired from hockey in 1986, and then coached at the Victoria Racquet Club and for several kids hockey clubs. He passed away...[Read More] Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Ashes in Plot 586, Garden V
MacGregor, John b. February 11, 1889 d. June 9, 1952 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Captain, in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. At Cambrai, France, September 29 to October 3, 1918, Captain MacGregor led his company under intense fire and although wounded, located enemy machine-guns which were stopping forward progress, killing four and taking eight prisoners. Later reorganizing his command was under heavy fire and in the face of stubborn resistance continued the advance. He also went on a personal daylight...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Powell River Cemetery, Cranberry, Powell River Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
MacKay, Duncan McMillan 'Mickey' b. May 21, 1894 d. May 21, 1940 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Chelsey, Ontario, he played for teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), and the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL). He played for the Vancouver Millionaires from 1914 to 1919, and 1920 to 1922, Vancouver Maroons from 1922 to 1926, Chicago Blackhawks from 1926 to 1928, Pittsburgh Pirates from 1928 to 1929, and the Boston Bruins from 1928 to 1930. He won the Stanley Cup in 1915 and 1929. MacKay was inducted into the...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Forks, Kootenay Boundary Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Mander, Miles b. May 14, 1888 d. February 8, 1946 Character Actor. He was born in Wolverhampton (Staffordshire, England), and after spent a time in New Zealand, he return to Britain and become playwright and novelist. But he is remembered for his work as actor in films such as "Murder!" (1930), "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1933), "The Three Musketeers" (1935 and 1939 versions), "Wuthering Heights" (1939), "To Be or not to Be" (1942), "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945) and "The Imperfect Lady" (1946), his last film. His real name was...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
McBeath, 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 McBeath 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 promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: MASONIC/*/*/193/0006.
McClung, Nellie b. October 20, 1873 d. September 1, 1951 Canadian suffragist, women's rights leader, author, Alberta legislator (MLA for Edmonton, 1921-26). One of the 'Famous Five' women's leaders who pursued the Person's Case to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1928 (where they lost unanimously) and to the British Privy Council in 1929 (where they won) in their bid to have women recognized as full persons under the law in Canada. Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: H-63-17
McGuigan, William Joseph b. July 18, 1853 d. December 25, 1908 Vancouver Mayor. Dr. McGuigan arrived in Vancouver in 1885 and was one of the signatories on the petition for Incorporation. His first office was a tobacco store owned by Jack Levy on the North side Cordova Street between Carrall and Abbott. William Joseph McGuigan was born at North Easthope, near Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, the eldest son of Michael McGuigan, a native of Castle Dawson, Co. Derry, Ireland, and Bridget Quinliven. He obtained his secondary schooling at Stratford High School...[Read More] (Bio by: Kathleen Giusti) Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada Plot: OLD/3/02/018/0011