In Memoriam

Lawney Reyes (1931-2022): Sinixt artist and author

USCC executive director J.J. Verigin is seen at left, with Lawney Reyes at centre, at k'pit'els in October 2009.(Courtesy Muriel Walton)

Harry Kruisselbrink 1941-2022

Harry Kruisselbrink was a dear friend to the Bulkley Valley museum. As they wrote on their Facebook...

Glen Mofford, 1954-2022

The BC Historical Federation was saddened to learn of the death of BC writer and historian Glen Mofford. Glen wrote about...

Jean Wilson, 1945-2022

Long-time supporter of the BC Historical Federation, and accomplished editor Jean Wilson passed away on February 6,...

Ron Welwood 1940-2021

Frances and Ron Welwood are seen at the 2009 BCHF conference in Nelson. BCHF past president and honorary...

In Memoriam: Shawn Lamb 1938-2021

Shawn Lamb is seen examining the contents of a century-old time capsule at Nelson's Central School in 2009.

Ken Waldon 1934-2021

Ken Waldon, seen here with B.C. Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, was among 44 provincial recipients of the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for...

Sheila Nickols, 1935-2020

Sheila Nicols was President of the Maple Ridge Historical Society for many years where she was chief spokesperson as well as being...

Elizabeth Hyde 1928-2020

Elizabeth Hyde of Victoria, who died Sept. 10 age 91, was a...

Marjorie David, 1917—2020

The BCHF learned of the passing of Marjorie David, who worked for the BC Provincial Archives for...

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...
in memoriam

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...
in memoriam

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...