Fonds Fonds 97 - J.D.V. Kinvig fonds

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J.D.V. Kinvig fonds

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CA NVAN Fonds 97

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  • 1941-1993, predominant 1943-1966 (Creation)
    Kinvig, J.D.V., 1902-

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36 cm of textual records

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Born in Liverpool in 1902, Kinvig became a clerk at Quiggin Brothers Ltd. after a two year course at Bootle Junior Technical school. After apprenticing as an engineer from 1916 to 1921, he began his sea-going career as seventh engineer on the S.S. "Hardwicke Grange". He married Lil Brown 18 June 1925 and they had two sons (John and Ken) and one daughter (Ruth). He became Engineer-Draughtsman with Elder Dempsters' Liverpool Office in July 1927. Kinvig left to work for Burrard on October 15, 1941 to help with the war effort. Here he worked as a marine draughtsman, and also supervised several conversion jobs, as well as being appointed General Superintendent for conversion of aircraft carriers at Lapointe Pier. After the war he returned to Britain. After several years of working in Glasgow and Liverpool, Kinvig returned to Canada in 1951 to a position as Shipyard Manager of Yarrows. On September 17, 1956 he became Shipyard Manager at Burrard, where he worked until his retirement in 1966.

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Records were in the custody of Mrs. Ruth D'Hollander, daughter of J.D. Kinvig.

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Fonds consists of family history, daily journals, and other records, mostly relating to Kinvig's work at Burrard Dry Dock.

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BCAUL control number: NVAN-95

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