After a long wait, we finally did a treewalk; I missed the first one. At least 74 souls participated, a good turnout.
a few photos from the September 12th event : the walk was led by arborist, Paul Buikema
Click-able Map of the Riverview siteBISCO -- Brookside-Leeside-Roadside -- Centre Lawn -- Colony Farm
Nurse Norma McMurdo recollects working at Riverview Mental Hospital (Coquitlam British Columbia Canada) from 1949-1951. In particular are her compassionate memories of lesbian patients and the understanding that they weren’t actually crazy.
6 Minutes, 52 seconds in length. ASYLUM
1911 census for the New Westminster area.
Canada CENSUS 1825 - 1916
Vancouver Public Library, directories (1860 – 1955)
Reference to Essondale first appears in the 1918 Directory. Many staff also lived offsite in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Burnaby . . .
1943 page 1.
1946 page 1.