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Underwood, Marion Isabel Rousay

  • Persona
  • 1922-2018

Marion Isabel Rousay Underwood was born in Prince Rupert, BC on March 23, 1922. Her parents, Mary (nee Baxter) and Thomas Mowat Rousay, were born in Scotland. Her parents met and married after immigrating to Canada after World War I. When her father was killed in 1930, the family moved to Victoria. Marion moved to Saanich in the 1940s and lived in the municipality from then on. Marion attended Tolmie School and Mount View High School in Saanich. During World War II, she began working at the Dockyard in Esquimalt and continued to work there for 27 years. In 1952, she married Saanich resident Ghazi Underwood. The couple purchased 65 acres on West Saanich Road, and over the years, they built a number of houses on the site. Marion lived in their home at 5172 West Saanich Road until her death in [2018]. She bequeathed 1.95 hectares of her property to the District of Saanich to be used as a natural park.

Archer, Eileen

  • 1934-2013

Eileen Archer was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 8, 1934 to Arthur and Anna Archer. She grew up at 2957 Orillia Street, where she lived for 72 years (1937-2010) until moving to a care facility. She remained single. In the 1950s, Eileen worked as a clerk/stenographer for E.E. Heath, a Yates Street real estate and insurance firm. In the 1970s and 1980s, she worked as Bishop's secretary and executive administrator at the Catholic Chancery Office. Eileen attended Tillicum Elementary School from 1941-1947; in 2016, framed copies of her photographs were put on display at the school as part of 100th anniversary celebrations. Eileen Archer died on July 8, 2013.

Bown family

  • Familia

The Bown family owned the North Saanich Hotel near Sidney, and operated the post office on site. Charles Quinton Bown Sr. is listed as the Postmaster from April 12, 1905 to December 18, 1906. The eldest daughter Marian (May) Bown married James Hector Monk, teacher at North Saanich School. The other members of the family later moved back to Manitoba.

Wooded Wonderland

In 1961, Alfred Pettersen negotiated a 2 year lease with the Victoria Parks Committee for an approximately 5 acre parcel of land in Beaver Lake Park. Mr. Pettersen proposed to build and operate a tourist attraction featuring a series of nursery rhyme scenes in a wooded area of the park. The attraction opened in 1962 and operated for a number of years.

Hodgson, Alan

  • Persona
  • 1928 - 2018

Alan Hodgson was well-known for his use of contemporary and expressionist architectural styles, as well as his sensitive restoration work which garnered him a National Heritage Conservation award in 1981. His commissions included the Education and Music Building at the University of Victoria, the McPherson Playhouse, the British Columbia Legislative Building restorations, and the Warren residence at 2989 Baynes Road in the Ten Mile Point area of Saanich. The Warren residence, built 1969-1970, is listed on the Saanich Heritage Register.

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