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- Daisy Eck Hotchkiss
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Daisy was born in London, England to Mr and Mrs Phillip Hotchkiss. They came to Canada in 1897 and lived in Montreal. In October 1905, Daisy came to Squamish with her sister and brother in law, Mr and Mrs H.H. Gaunt. After arriving by boat, they had to ride to Brackendale on top of a ton of potatoes in the pouring rain.
On August 1, 1910, Daisy married Alfred Pinnegar Barnfield and went to England on their honeymoon. They had 4 children: Charles, Fred, William, and Mrs Vera Swann. They lived at Alta Lake.
In 1924 they moved to Wilson Crescent. Her husband died in 1960 and she died at age 89 on June 21, 1980.
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Daisy was active on the board of the first fair group in Squamish. She won many prizes in the local Fall Fair and at the PNE. In 1947 she became director of the Fall Fair Board.
She served as the Women's Institute treasurer for 14 years. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion, Squamish Hospital Auxiliary, and St. John's ACW. She also served in the Ground Observer Corps as Chief Observer in the area during the war.