Sea Island
Heritage Society

Students & Teachers - 1940-1949

The Sea Island Heritage Society is compiling the history of all the people who lived on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia between 1900 to date, including students and teachers from Sea Island attending the different schools of Richmond. If you wish to be part of this ambitious project, please contact the Society to share your photographs and memories, or help identify the individuals in the class photographs.


Bridgeport School

The grade 7 students in the 1948 class photo attended Bridgeport School in Richmond, British Columbia. Bridgeport School was constructed in 1908. In 1928, the high school was moved from Bridgeport when the new Richmond High School was built. The school was closed in the early 1980s and demolished in 1984.(1)

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Bridgeport School
Grade 7 - 1948

Sea Island School

Sea Island School had been one of Richmond’s pioneer schools but closed in 1906. Like a "phoenix," it resurrected itself in the 1920s as a school for local cannery workers but closed again after Canadians went to war with Japan in 1941. After the war, employees of the Boeing Aircraft Company as well as returning veterans demanded an elementary school be established in the small community of Burkeville, and Sea Island Elementary School (1946- ) was opened.(2)

If you can help the Sea Island Heritage Society match the thirty-three faces in Miss Barbara Short's 1949-1950 class to the forty-five names obtained from the old register, please contact the Society.

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Sea Island School
1949-1950

  • Ashley, Ann Elizabeth - 26 West Boulevard
  • Baedak, Joan Harriet Marie - no address
  • Barker, Raymond (Martin) Hugh - 19 Catalina Crescent
  • Barr, Murray William - 208 Lancaster Crescent
  • Brocklesby, Raymond Neil - 220 Stirling Avenue
  • Burton, Wayne - 220 Wellington Crescent
  • Collins, Sharon Violet - 117 Wellington Crescent
  • Commons, Keith Irving - 269 Wellington Crescent
  • Cotton, William Lawrence - 101 Catalina Crescent
  • Dodd, Charles Michael - 125 Wellington Crescent
  • Dodge, Frank Milton - Ste #8, B.B. #7, RCAF Stn
  • Eastman, David Kenneth - 233 Boeing Avenue
  • Eyre, Maureen Elizabeth - 205 Anson Avenue
  • Funk, Elwood Wayne - RCAF Stn
  • Gilmour, Rodney William - 212 Stirling Avenue
  • Gokey, Diane (b. ca1943) - 479 Miller Road
  • Hammell, Sharon May - 128 Myron Drive
  • Hansen, Agnes Elsie - 244 Airport Road
  • Hattie, John - 35 McDonald Road
  • Howe, Dianne Elizabeth - 244 Airport Road
  • Hubbard, Robert James - 74 Lancaster Crescent
  • Hubenig, Joyce Elizabeth - 208 Handley Avenue
  • Hunter, Larry Stanley - 205 Catalina Crescent
  • Jackson, Dianne Elizabeth - West Boulevard
  • Jehnn, Terrance Douglas - 149 Wellington Crescent
  • Kennedy, Charles William M. - RCAF Stn
  • Laine, Warren Aron - 14 Lancaster Crescent
  • Lawrie, Barbara Sharon - RCAF Stn
  • LeGoff, Terrian Frank - 228 Anson Avenue
  • MacAulay, Daniel Harry - RCAF Stn
  • Middleton, Gaele Patricia - 212 Anson Avenue
  • Nicol, Charlotte (Sharlie) - 357 Catalina Crescent
  • O'Sullivan, Timothy John - 27 East Boulevard
  • Paddington, Sharron - 129 Wellington Crescent
  • Philpott, Vaughan Landry - 47 Catalina Crescent
  • Pick, Kirtus - 233 Shannon Road
  • Reid, Douglas E. - RCAF Stn
  • Smith, Norma Virginia - East Boulevard
  • Stevenson, Dolena M. - 169 Wellington Crescent
  • Stone, Bruce - 233 Wellington Crescent
  • Thompson, Sandra Lynne - East Boulevard
  • Tooke, Edythe Janice - 42 Lancaster Crescent
  • Whiting, James Edward - 133 Catalina Crescent
  • Whitlock, George - 21 West Boulevard

References

(1)  MemoryBC, Bridgeport School. Retrieved from MemoryBC on November 24, 2017.

(2)  City of Richmond, City Archives, World War 2 and Post World War 2 Schools, Sea Island Elementary School. Retrieved from the City of Richmond on November 24, 2017.



Sea Island Heritage Society
4191 Ferguson Road, Richmond, British Columbia
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