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Morse, David Garnet

  • CA MRM DGM
  • Person
  • 07/05/1883 - 29/10/1958

Dr. David Garnet Morse was born on May 7, 1883 in Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, the son of Leander Rupert Morse and Ellen Mary Fitch. David relocated from Nova Scotia to British Columbia as a young man, having become a medical doctor. He married Bernice Louise Robertson in Vancouver on Mar 1, 1913. He later settled in Maple Ridge, becoming the first doctor in the growing town.

David passed away in New Westminster, British Columbia at the age of 75 on October 29, 1958.

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.

Broe, Lawrence

  • CA MRM LB
  • Person
  • 4/4/1882 - 25/6/1949

Lawrence Broe was born in Buxton, North Dakota, USA to John Larson Broe and Serena Broe (nee Satre). The family settled in Anyox, British Columbia when Lawrence was a child. Broe would become a doctor and Chief Medical Officer in Anyox until 1921, when he relocated with his young family to Yarrow and finally Hammond, where he became the first doctor in the area.

Broe married May Alice Elliott on September 11, 1913 in Okanagan Landing and the pair had a son, Howard Elliott, born ca. 1916.

Broe remained a doctor until his death from a cerebral hemorrhage at New Westminster on June 25, 1949.