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Barr, Jennifer Nell

Jennifer Nell Barr is the author of Saanich Heritage Structures: An Inventory, published by The Corporation of the District of Saanich, 1991. She is the co-author of Saanich Heritage Structures, published by The Corporation of the District of Saanich, 2008.

Beastall, Jack Gould

Jack Gould Beastall operated a temperature and precipitation station at his home at 255 Battleford Avenue from 1958, acting as a weather observer for the national weather office (later Environment Canada).

Bell, Aubrey Fitz Gerald

Aubrey Fitz Gerald Bell (1881-1950) was an author who wrote about and translated Portuguese and Spanish literature, travel, and history. Originally from England, Aubrey Fitz Gerald Bell was a resident of the Victoria area in his later years.

Birkett, Margaret

Margaret Ena “Peggy” Birkett (nee Gillies) was born in Victoria in 1925. She worked for the District of Saanich for 30 years, beginning in the Tax Department in 1943 manually checking the tax calculations. She died in 2011.

Blakeney, Henry Leonard Edward

Henry Leonard Edward Blakeney was Saanich’s Superintendent of municipal roads and sewers. His brother Bill Blakeney worked in the Municipal office.

Bone, Ada

Ada Bone (née Burt) was born in 1922. A long-time Saanich resident, she attended Tillicum School. After World War II she married James Lothian Bone, a Saanich employee, and had two sons. Ada helped to organize a reunion at Tillicum School in 1983. She also served on the Saanich Special Events Committee, and in 2003, she successfully applied to have Hampton Hall (Burnside Lawn Bowling Club) designated as a municipal heritage building. Ada Bone died in 2008.

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