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K.C. Story & Co.

  • KCSC-2020-10
  • Corporate body
  • 1881–1955

K.C. Story & Co. was the accounting firm of Kenneth Charles Story.

Story was born in Harron Weald, England to Charles Edward and Selina Emily (Garratt) Story on July 12, 1881. He moved to British Columbia in 1900 and worked as a farmer and the Northwest Mounted Police. He married Alice (Blakeney) Story on June 26, 1912 in Abbotsford, B.C. They lived in Fort Langley, B.C. He joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in 1916 and returned to farming afterwards. Story founded his own accounting firm in New Westminster, B.C. Story died on September 27, 1955.

Kernighan, Tim

  • TK-2022-3
  • Person
  • 1955 - 2018

Tim Kernighan grew up, lived, and worked in Coquitlam, BC. He attended Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School, Como Lake Middle School, and Centennial High School. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1973 and attended Douglas College. In 1980, he joined the Coquitlam Fire Department, where he worked for 25 years. He held the roles of both Fire Fighter and Fire Prevention Inspector.

Krenbrink, Margaret

  • KM-2016-8
  • Person
  • 1933–2014

Margaret Krenbrink was a long-time Coquitlam resident who was best known for her community work as the President of the Ranch Park Ratepayers Association. She was heavily involved in local affairs and regularly attended Council meetings in Coquitlam and advocated for issues affecting the community.

Leduc, Joseph Albert Gerald, Reverand Father

  • RFJ-2020-10
  • Person
  • 1914–1958

Reverand Father Joseph Albert Gerald Leduc was born on July 13, 1914 in St. Clement of Beautharnois in Quebec. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1942 and served as Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Maillardville from 1953 to 1958. He died on December 4, 1958.

Lidster, Doug

  • LD-2017-4
  • Person
  • 1960–

John Douglas Andrew Lidster, known as Doug Lidster, is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL. He is currently an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks. Originally from Kamloops, BC, he was drafted by the Canucks in 1980 and played for Team Canada in the 1984 Olympics. He made his NHL debut at the end of the 1983-1984 season. He was traded to the New York Rangers before the 1993-1994 season and was part of that team's 1994 Stanley Cup win. He briefly played for the St. Louis Blues before returning to the New York Rangers in 1995. He signed with the Dallas Starts in 1999 where he won his second Stanley Cup before retiring. After his playing career ended, he coached several minor hockey teams and served as Assistant Coach to the Canadian Women's National Hockey team. He returned to the Canucks as an assistant coach in 2014.

Lobb, C.F.

  • CFL-2021-3
  • Person
  • 1872–1955

Charles Francis Lobb was born in Toronto, Ontario on October 10, 1872. He became an auditor and moved to Port Coquitlam. He became the civic auditor for the City of Port Coquiltam around 1914, and later became an alderman in 1922. He married Janet Felicia Cowan in 1935. Lobb died on June 18, 1955.

Lockwood Survey Corporation Ltd.

  • LSCL-2021-3
  • Corporate body
  • 1946–1984

The Lockwood Survey Corporation Ltd. was an aerial photographic survey company based in the Toronto, Ontario area with divisions across Canada, the west coast division being located at 1409 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC.

It was formed out of a number of amalgamations, mergers and name changes of predecessor companies, beginning with the Toronto-based Photographic Survey Company, which began in 1946 under the direction of Douglas M. Kendall, with British financing from Sir Percy Hunting. From 1956-1965, the company was known as Hunting Survey Corporation, Ltd., later known as Lockwood Survey Corporation, Ltd. from 1965-1972. From 1972-1975 the company was called Northway Survey Corporation, Ltd., and then Northway- Gestalt Corporation Ltd. from 1975-1984. The company has been named Northway Map Technology Ltd. since 1985.

Lorimy, G.

  • LG-2017-4
  • Person
  • 1880–1961

Gaston T.L. Lorimy was born in France in 1880. He was a commercial photographer. He moved to Canada around the turn of the 20th century. He married Madeline Terillon. He was the owner of Edmonds Studio in Burnaby from 1930-1938. He died on September 30, 1961.

Lupul, Gary

  • LUG-2017-4
  • Person
  • 1959–2007

Gary Lupul was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL betwen 1979 and 1986 for the Vancouver Canucks. Following his retirement for active play, he was employed by the Vancouver Canucks as a junior and college scout.

MacDonald, R.C.

  • MRC-2015-5
  • Person
  • 1885–1978

Roderick Charles (R.C.) MacDonald was born in Hosta, Scotland on November 21, 1885 to Malcolm MacDonald and Mary Ann Macaulay. He married Daisy Elizabeth Wiltshire on June 30, 1915. MacDonald was first elected to Council for the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam in 1922. He served for two years in this capacity before being elected Reeve in 1924. He served as Reeve until 1941 and served as President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities from 1937-1938. In 1941, he was elected to serve as M.L.A. for the Conservative Party in the Dewdney riding, a position he held until he was defeated in the 1952 election. He served as Minister of Mines from 1945 to 1949 and then Minister of Municipal Affairs from 1949 to 1952. MacDonald died on September 18, 1978.

MacDonald, Walter Bruce

  • MWB-2020-3
  • Person
  • 1956–

Walter Bruce MacDonald was born in New Westminster on December 5, 1956 to Shirley MacDonald (Bowell) and Walter Charles MacDonald. He was raised in New Westminster where he attended Herbert Spencer Elementary School and New Westminster Secondary School. He received his BA in English Literature in 1982 from the University of Victoria, and his MA in Fine Arts in 2016 from the University of British Columbia.

In 2011, MacDonald published "The Good Hope Cannery." In 2013, he published "Salmonbellies vs. The World," which is the story of the most famous team in lacrosse and their greatest rivals. He has published poetry in many Canadian periodicals and in 2018 published "The Massacre Confirmed Our Worst Suspicions." Two books of short fiction inspired by MacDonald’s summer experiences in Crescent Beach, "Henry The Dwarf" and "Blackie’s Spit," were published in 2008 and 2015 respectively.

MacDonald’s great grandparents, Alex and May Matheson, arrived in New Westminster in 1886. Another set of great grandparents, Samuel and Sarah Bowell, settled in Enderby, B.C. in 1893 and came to New Westminster in 1905. His third set of great grandparents, Ernest and Elizabeth Wiltshire, arrived in Surrey in 1887 and moved to Coquitlam in 1907. His grandfather, Roderick Charles MacDonald, arrived in New Westminster in 1907 and married the Wiltshires' daughter Daisy. Drawing on a wealth of family papers, memoirs, photographs, interviews, and his own experiences, MacDonald published a history of his Matheson ancestors and family, "The Lives and Times of Alex and May Matheson," in 2008. He then published a history of his MacDonald and Wiltshire ancestors and their offspring, "Catch-As-Catch-Can", in 2019 and a history of his Bowell great grandparents and their children, "God’s Unexplained Loving Kindness," in 2020.

Malcolmson, Sidney

  • SM-2021-3
  • Person
  • [1868?]–1927

Sidney Malcolmson was an accountant in New Westminster, British Columbia. He was elected as the city auditor in 1911. He died on December 20, 1927.

Maple Ridge News

  • MRN-2017-4
  • Corporate body
  • 1984–

Gordy and his wife Mary Robson founded the "Maple Ridge News" in late 1984. When the Columbian Newspaper folded in 1985, staff started the Now group of newspapers and Robson decided to expand the News offerings into the Tri-Cities with "The Sunday News" to compete with the Now. About a year later, he started a Tri-City specific edition issued on Wednesdays, which later became the Tri-City News and was expanded to two editions per week. The newspapers were printed by Hacker Press in Abbotsford.

Gordy Robson served as the Mayor of Maple Ridge between 2005 and 2008 and has served as a Councillor for Maple Ridge since 2014.

Marmont, L.E.

  • MLE-2015-5
  • Person
  • 1860–1949

Lindsay Edgar Marmont was first elected to Council for the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam in 1911 and served in this capacity until 1912, before being elected Reeve in 1914. He served as Reeve from 1914-1916, then again from 1918-1922. Later in life he served as a Justice of the Peace until shortly before his death.

Mars, James

  • MJ-2015-5
  • Person
  • [1870?]–1929

James Mars was first elected Reeve for the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam in 1911. He served in this capacity until the City of Port Coquitlam seceded from the district and he became the first Reeve of the new City of Port Coquitlam. He later served as Alderman in Port Coquitlam from 1920-1921.

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