Eunice Robinson, Kathleen Bernice Leversage (Mrs. Douglas),
Don Phillips and Doug Eastman
(Photo: Karen Tourangeau)
To preserve the history of Sea Island and its inhabitants, members of the Sea Island Heritage Society continue to research and document this history to leave you with a legacy.
They search through, dig into and ferret out information from the City of Richmond Archives, amongst others. They hold a large collection of memories, documents and photographs, many donated by families who wish to preserve the history of Sea Island.
Volunteers to continue the research started by our society are always welcome.
Sea Island Projects
Many of the members of the Sea Island Heritage Society were expropriated from their homes and neighbourhoods on Sea Island to make room for the expansion of the Vancouver International Airport. Sea Island has an interesting history, from its original rural pioneers to a Canadian Armed Forces base during World War II, to the present day airport and inhabitants.
To make sure the history of the island and its citizens gets recorded, the Sea Island Heritage Society is working on a number of projects like identifying all the residents who lived on Airport Road in the Eburne area, and completing biographies of each teacher who taught on Sea Island.
Click the links below to view the results of each project.
|Address||Residents of Airport Road|
|200||Richmond Tug Boat Co. Ltd., Peters|
|224||Bayes, Mayer, Mayes, Peterse, Scott, Peterson|
|224 - Suite 1||Mayer, Anton (checker) and Mrs. Augusta Mayer|
|224 - Suite 2||Petersen, John (labourer) and Mrs. John Petersen, McLeish, Peat, Wilson, Kayall|
|230||Grauer's Store, Scott, Steeves|
|232||Dent, May, George, Frame, Jefferies, Cameron, R.M. Grauer Stores, Heilman, Mahy, McArthur, Walt, Martens, Billy, Smalley, Pearse|
|232, Suite 1||Parker, Fraser, Gilmore|
|232, Suite 2||Pearse, Ron (deckhand), Mitchell|
|232, Suite 3||Wolanski, Ernie (carpenter) and Mrs. Eleanor Wolanski, Whitfield, Howard|
|232, Suite 4||Slater, John McIntosh (welder) and Mrs. Margaret Slater, Day, Mrs. Dianne Cote, Dubois, Billy, Anderson|
|233||Eburne Service Station|
|236||Allen, Wallace, Larson, Rober, Wong|
|236, Suite 1||Cranmer|
|236, Suite 2||Dean, Precious, Stanley|
|236, Suite 3||McArthur, Duncan (CPR worker) and Mrs. Mary McArthur|
|244||McGinness, Hajes, Hansen, Dunnan, Hussakkers, Bonneau, Ryvers, Senechal, Howe|
|244, Suite 2||McArthur, Duncan (CPR worker) and Mrs. Mary McArthur|
|244, Suite 4||Bonneau, Louis (salvage worker), Bowlby, Taylor (millworker), Cranmer, Precious|
|256||Child, Smalley, Duncan, Rodgers, Day|
|278||Ammann (Ammenn), Wiens|
|280||Richmond Tug Boat Co. Ltd., Scholtens, Rolke, Fransen, Robinson, Dutton|
|286||United Dredge and Derrick Ltd., Hodder Tugboat Co. Ltd.|
|2320, Suite 4||Colsulich, Glushka|
|2800||Brincker, Cameron, Fairweather, McLean, McMillan, Pattison, Robinson, Scott, White, Hastings, Eagle, Fraefel, Jepson|
|2860||Broadribb, Davies,Hughs, McKay, Richardson, Renaud, Rogalsky, Trotter, Whipple|
|Name of Teacher||Name of School||Years Teaching|
|Akune, Itoko (née Nishi)||Sea Island Elementary||1959-1965|
|Bain, Ronald Charles (1940-2019)||Duncan McDonald Elementary||1969-1973|
|Clements, George Victor (1925-2010)||Sea Island Elementary||1955-1957|
|Coleman, Judith Esther (née Cameron)||Sea Island Elementary||1963-1964|
|Freeman, Byron (Barry) Whitman (1919-2014)||Sea Island Elementary||1963-1964|
|Gammer, John (Jack) Allen||Duncan McDonald/Sea Island Elementary||1963-1973|
|Harper, Eleanor (Dolly) (née Atkins) (1923-2002)||Sea Island Elementary||1967-1968
|Isaac, Roy Errol (1941-1992)||Duncan McDonald Elementary||1965-1967|
|Leversage, Kathleen Bernice (Mrs. Douglas)||Sea Island Elementary||1953-1955|
|Logan, Margaret Isabelle (Miss) (1908-1991)||RCAF Annex to Sea Island Elementary||1951-1961|
|Lucey, Acheson William (Bill) Nibblet (1926-2005)||Sea Island/Duncan McDonald Elementary||1964-1969|
|MacKenzie, Lucille Elizabeth (Mrs. Challoner)||Sea Island Elementary||1949-1974|
|Naylen, Eileen Mary (Mrs. Fowler) (1923-2016)||RCAF Annex to Sea Island Elementary||1950-1955|
|Nereida, Denise Jay (aka Garford)||Sea Island Elementary||1976-1981|
|Retallick, Gerald John||Duncan McDonald Elementary||1967-1969|
|Rothe, Hugh R.||Sea Island Elementary||1974-1979|
|Sheppard, Marlene Jocelyn (Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. McCracken) (1932-2004)||RCAF Annex to Sea Island Elementary||1950-1957|
|Southwell, Suzanne née Ney (1927-2018)||Duncan McDonald Elementary||1962-1969|
|Tempelmann Kluit, Melanie Sofia (Mrs. Griggs)||Duncan McDonald Elementary||1964-1967|
|Whiting, Richard (Rick) James (1937-2017)||Sea Island Elementary||1970-1977|
|Yurichuk, Phyllis Marlene (née Fisher)||Sea Island Elementary||1960-1963|
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