Fonds PR-290 - Robert Charles Squair fonds

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 550 Obed Avenue Murry and Sheila MacDonald and dog Rover Murray MacDonald and child with hunting trophy Murray and Sheila MacDonald Murry and Sheila MacDonald on their honeymoon, Malahat Lookout Sheila MacDonald and infant daughter, Christmas Eve Murray MacDonald, infant daughter Susan, and Grandma Mac 530 Davida Avenue 530 Davida Avenue Laura Farquharson, Harry Anderson, and Ethelyn (nee Wilson) Anderson in front of 530 Davida
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Robert Charles Squair fonds


  • 1938-1959 (Creation)

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70 photographs.
1.5 cm of textual records.

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Robert Charles "Bud" Squair was born on September 18, 1932. In his early years, he lived in Vancouver with his adoptive mother Agnes Ethelyn Wilson and her parents Charles and Belle (nee Henderson) Wilson. Agnes Ethelyn had married Robert James Squair in Washington State, but the relationship had ended. Mother and son moved to 2836 Austin Avenue in Saanich ca. 1937. Bud's grandfather, Charles James Wilson, had a bungalow and garage built next door at 2830 Austin. Agnes Ethelyn later married Robert McRae Mackay and the family moved to 906 Empress in Victoria. Bud attended Craigflower, Tillicum, Central Junior High, and Victoria High schools, graduating in 1950. Robert Mackay died while working for the City of Victoria cemetery. Later, Agnes Ethelyn married Harry Anderson, an elevator operator at a hotel in downtown Victoria. The family then moved back to Saanich, to 530 Davida. Harry Anderson became a career fire fighter with the Victoria Fire Department and had served overseas in WWI in the 62nd Battery, Canadian Artillery. Bud joined the RCMP in 1951 and left Saanich. He married Betty Blanchett.


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Fonds consists of photographs, legal documents and reference material relating to family and friends of Robert Charles "Bud" Squair, his childhood, and family homes in the Tillicum area (2836 Austin, 2830 Austin, 530 Davida).

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Accession numbers: 2018-024, 2019-002, 2020-001, 2021-006, 2021-009.

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