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Stathers, Eric

  • ES02
  • Person

Eric Stathers is a long time resident of Squamish and father of Jack Stathers, a stalwart member and past commodore at the Squamish Yacht Club.

Buckley, Doris

  • DB03
  • Person
  • - January 7, 1978

Doris Galbraith married Frank Buckley on October 11, 1914. They were the first couple married in Squamish. The ceremony was conducted by Reverend Hoyle in St. John the Divine Church (Anglican). The bridesmaid was Mrs J. Hellinger. Their first son David Franklin was born on October 24, 1915. They lived in a house in the later location of the Overwaitea.

Frank started to work for the PGE in 1916 and quickly worked his way to locomotive engineer. He was the third locomotive engineer to work for the PGE.

Their son Brian Buckley was born in Vancouver on October 20, 1930. Doris and Frank had a third son, Kenneth (Mike). David Franklin (first son) died in Squamish on August 30, 1932.

The Buckley's moved to a home near Buckley's crossing in 1938. His son Kenneth died in World War II.

Frank retired from the railway after 35 years in 1949. His son Brian married May Franson in 1950. His son's wife, May, died on August 18, 1977. Doris died on January 7, 1978.

DeBeck, Dorothy

  • DD01
  • Person

Married to Dennis DeBeck and had daughters Wilma and Barbara (youngest).

Munro, Henry Alexander

  • AM01
  • Person
  • January 20, 1871 - June 13, 1950

Henry Alexander was born in Quebec to Alexander and Annie (nee Hudson), both of Quebec. He was married to Christina Mcleen Dunlop.

He came to Squamish in 1912 to repair the Newport Hotel. He decided to stay so his wife and 3 sons joined him 3 months later.

Henry Alexander carried on a freighting service, had a livery stable, and a blacksmith shop. He would also make coffins and dig graves. He founded the Squamish Fire Department. Beginning with a bucket brigade and developing it to a $10,000 investment. He was the fire chief right up until he retired a few months before his death. He also advocated for parks in Squamish.

In the 1920's, he logged at Birken. Then he returned to Squamish to frieght material for the Utopia Mine at Britannia by packhorse (Dray Business). In 1934, he was in the dray business for the Asloo Mines. He later began a packhorse service into Black Tusk Meadows of Garibaldi Park.

After his wife died, one of his sons, Alexander ("Young Alex"), died when a locomotive #53 plunged into Seton Lake on january 23, 1950. After he retired as a Fire Chief he was awarded a Good Citizenship medal in March 1950.

He died on June 15, 1950 at age 81.

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