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Bown, Charles Quinton

Charles Quinton Bown Sr. was the Postmaster at the North Saanich post office from April 12, 1905 to December 18, 1906. The post office operated from the North Saanich Hotel which was owned by the Bown family.

Bradstock, J.B.

J.B. Bradstock was a former employee of the Christmas Hill rock crushing plant.

Brethour, Moran

Moran J.J. Brethour, born in 1912, was a great grandson of Samuel Brethour, one of Saanich Peninsula’s earliest settlers whose sons later founded the town of Sidney on the family 500 acre homestead in 1891. Moran grew up in the area, attended Sidney School, married Bessie Turgoose of Saanichton, and had one daughter. Mr. Brethour was a member of the Saanich Pioneer Society and served as its president for a number of terms. He died in 1998.

British Columbia Women’s Institute

The Women's Institute expanded into British Columbia in 1909 when Laura Rose of Ontario toured the southern part of B.C. for six weeks at the invitation of the Dept. of Agriculture. Fifteen branches were organized during that time and within two years there were twenty four branches with a membership of over one thousand. Over the years the numbers grew with women discovering the friendship, support and learning experiences of W.I. The organization was formed as a way to encourage camaraderie among women; its goal was for members to learn more about homemaking, child rearing, health issues and other concerns.

Brookman, Arthur Jr.

Arthur Brookman was the son of Arthur and Annie Brookman who came to Victoria in 1928. They ran the corner store on Admirals and Gorge Roads which remained virtually unchanged until 1949 when Mr. Brookman Jr. built the service station and the apartment block. Arthur Brookman Jr. attended Craigflower and Mount View Schools. He joined the Navy in 1941. Upon his return, he worked with the Pacific Meat Company for a short time and then went back to running the store in 1947. He kept the store until 1971, then rented it to Maurice and Kileasa Wong. Mr. Brookman was well known for his track and field accomplishments. He died in 1995.

Brookman, Arthur Sr.

Arthur Brookman Sr. and his wife Annie came to Victoria in 1928. They ran the corner store on Admirals and Gorge Roads. Their son, Arthur Brookman Jr. continued to operate the store until 1971.

Browne, Cora E.

Cora Browne (nee Halton) attended Cedar Hill School from 1932 to 1940, and Mount Douglas High School from 1940 to at least 1943.

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