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On July 24, 1907, nine years after the death of her husband, William George Bradshaw, Sarah Bradshaw left Placentia, Newfoundland with her children for Victoria B.C. (1 son and 7 daughters, although only 6 of the children traveled with her in 1907). They traveled via steamer to Montreal, then C.P.R. rail to Vancouver, and finally on the "Charmer" to Victoria, arriving in the early morning of August 9, 1907. Uncle Albert Bradshaw (Sarah's brother-in-law-) also of Placentia, accompanied the family on their journey.
In 1906, Sarah had visited Victoria to see her brother, Augustus "Gus" Windsor, and she fell in love with the area. She asked her brother to build a new home for her and her family in the Mount Tolmie area. They resided at 3701 Palo Alto Street from 1907 until 1950.
Sarah's eldest child (and only son) Will, had left Placentia ahead of the family, as he was attending school in Montreal. He arrived in Victoria May 30, 1909. The third eldest Hannah "Nance" also came later, arriving in Victoria in 1908.
Sarah and William George Bradshaw's children were: Will (1888-1951); Ethel (Lytton) (1889-1951); Hannah "Nance" (Wall) (1891-1984); Beatrice "Trix" (1892-1945); twins, Florence "Floss" (1894-1937) and Anna (Travis) (1894-1980); Henrietta "Hetty" (1896-1994); Madeline (Howden) (1898-2000).