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Harper, Lily Anne
CA MRM LAH · Person · 10/10/1922 - 18/04/2012

Lily Anne Harper (nee Mussallem) was born in October 10, 1922 in Haney, British Columbia, the youngest child of Solomon Mussallem and Annie Mussallem (nee Besytt). Growing up with her five older siblings, Lily became active in Vancouver's theatre scene, acting regularly on stage and on television. Her first career was as a school teacher in Mission during WWII and at David Livingstone Elementary in Vancouver. She continuing on to teach English, Drama, and Music at Queen Elizabeth Elementary and David Thompson Secondary.

Lily was married to Maurice Harper, with whom she had two daughters, Lynette and Janis Harper. Lily and Maurice divorced in 1970, with Lily remaining in Point Grey for the remainder of her life.

Lily Harper died on April 18, 2012.

Alldritt, Marjorie Ann
Person · 1921-1992

Marjorie Ann Alldritt was born on July 1, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to William and Agnes Alldritt. She moved with her widowed mother and younger brothers Robert and David to Oak Bay in 1934, living at 2354 Dalhousie, 2617 Estevan, and 2377 Estevan.

She attended Willows School and Oak Bay High, consistently winning prizes for highest academic standing. After graduating from Oak Bay High in 1938, she completed a first year at Victoria College (then housed at Craigdarroch Castle), attended Sprott Shaw College, and worked for the Provincial Government with the High School Correspondence School, Department of Education in the early 1940s.

In 1946, she completed her second year at Victoria College (Lansdowne campus) and then UBC where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours in French and English in 1948. In 1949, she completed a post-graduate program at the University of Washington, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Librarianship, and worked in a two-year internship at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Marjorie returned to BC in 1951 and joined the staff at UBC Library (1951-1960), eventually becoming the Head of the Cataloguing Division. She married George (Jeff) Turner in 1958. The couple moved to Edmonton in 1964 and to Oak Bay, at 1762 Beach Drive, in 1983.

Marjorie Alldritt died at Victoria General Hospital on 5 Oct 1992. She is commemorated with a plaque at the Oak Bay Library.

Ridington, William Robin
Person · [ca. 1940- ]

William Ridington - also known as Robin Ridington - joined the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at UBC in 1968 after completing his Ph.D. at Harvard. Ridington began a study of the Beaver Indians in 1963 while an undergraduate majoring in archaeology at Harvard.