In Memoriam

Donald Reksten, 1941-2020

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Donald Reksten. Many fondly remember his wonderful volunteer work with the Royal BC...

William Sterling Haynes, 1928-2020

The BCHF was saddened to hear of Sterling’s passing on May 23, 2020, at the Kelowna Hospice House, at the age of...

Robin Gresko, 1947-2020

We were very saddened to hear of the death of BCHF and Surrey Historical Society member Robin Gresko. We will miss seeing...

Neil Sterritt, 1941-2020

The BC Historical Federation was saddened to learn of the passing of Neil Sterritt, Indigenous rights activist and award winning author.

Ross Brand (1941-2020)

Ross Brand, who spent most of his professional career at the Royal BC Museum as a staff...

Betty Walker 1921-2019

Betty Walker Betty Walker, past president of the Vancouver Historical Society and a member for 65 years, has...

Fred Herzog 1930-2019

Fred Herzog: Photographs was published in 2011. Fred Herzog, known for his colour photographs of Vancouver life beginning in...
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Steve Lapshinoff (1943-2019)

Steve Lapshinoff, a prolific Doukhobor historian, has died at 76. Among his publications was a documentary report on the 1924 death...

John Herd Thompson (1946-2019)

Dr. John Herd Thompson, a former history department chair at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has...
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Gordon Butt 1936-2019

Gordon Butt, who was for many years a director of both the Silvery Slocan and Sandon historical societies, has died at 82....

Dr. Robert A. J. (Bob) McDonald

The BCHF is saddened to announce that we have lost a long-standing member of the Friends of the BC Archives, and past...

Middleton, Jessie A., 1916–2019

The BC History of Nursing Society shares new of the death of one of their long time members —Nursing Sister Jessie Lee...

Bill McNamara, 1942-2019

We are saddened to hear of the death of Bill McNamara, President of Friends of the Surrey Museum. The...

In Memoriam — Jack Brown

Jack Brown The Surrey Historical Society is saddened by the death of dedicated member and Past President Jack...

MacLeod, Kenneth, 1944 – 2018

We are sad to announce the death of Ken MacLeod of Vancouver. You may remember the articles Ken wrote and published in...
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Gallacher, Daniel

We were saddened to hear that Daniel Gallacher passed away on December 24, 2018. Dan was chief curator at the Royal BC...

Evans, Greg

With great sadness, we heard about the passing of friend and colleague Greg Evans last week. Whether you knew Greg through his work at...

Ranneris, Arnold 1938-2018

Arnold Ranneris, who was involved with the Victoria Historical Society and BC Historical Federation passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Victoria,...
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Parker, David (1945—2018)

May 24, 1945 - September 28, 2018 It is with sorrow that the family of Dave Parker announce his passing on September 28, 2018. Dave...

Brammall, H. Robin (1935—2017)

Robin Brammall, who died recently on December 19, 2017, was for many years a familiar figure at meetings of the BC Historical Association –...

Robin Lister: 1932-2018

Robin Lister was a proud descendant of early settlers to Chilliwack. He donated a number of items from his Grossman ancestors to the museum...

Peter Johnson: 1946-2018

Peter Nigel William Johnson was born in England. After immigrating to Canada in 1989, he completed a Master of Archival Studies at the University...

Alice Bruce: 1925-2018

We note with sadness the passing of Alice Bruce, former member of the Gray Creek Historical Society and sister to Tom Lymbery. Alice passed...
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J. Neil Sutherland: 1931-2017

J. Neil Sutherland, retired UBC History of Education professor and long-time BCHF member, passed away on July 15, 2017, in Richmond. He was 86. Neil's...