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Plummer and McDermid Families

  • PMA 08
  • Family
  • 1862 - 1976

George Plummer (1862 – 1934) settled in Parksville in 1887. After first living on a property on the north-west side of Englishman River, the Plummers purchased land in 1889 on the south-east side of the river, built their home and established a farm. George Plummer raised livestock and worked on road crews. In addition, The Plummers had a son, Frank (1885-1972) and two daughters, Harriet (Hattie) (1889 – 1976) and Victoria May (1891 – 1974).
Frank Plummer worked as a teamster for the Alberni to Nanaimo stagecoach line and served in World War I. In 1908, Hattie Plummer married Will McDermid. He had arrived in Parksville from Ontario in the early 1900s and had begun work as a teamster at a logging camp at Englishman River. In 1910, the McDermid

Touzeau Family

  • PMA 17
  • Family
  • 1905 - 1994

Pauline (1913 - 1995) and Ernest (1905 - 1994) Touzeau were longtime residences of Parksville. Ernest was a forestry engineer employed by the Northwest Bay Logging Company at the logging camp in Nanoose Bay. He served as a Commissioner on the Parksville Village Council from 1963 to 1965. For many years, Pauline was a trustee on the District 69 School Board. She was instrumental in the formation of the Society of Organized Services and served on its Executive and its President.