of Early Sechelt -- Interviews
by Rosella Leslie.
McCrimmon, nee White, was born in 1912, went to school in Vancouver
and the University of British Columbia where she met her husband
Douglas McCrimmon. Her father was a commercial artist and Phyllis
followed in his footsteps starting to paint when she was seven
years old. Her husband worked for several logging companies, the
last being MacMillan Bloedel. The company sent him to Vancouver
Island, to Wilson Creek and other logging areas until he finally
became manager of lands and forests in Vancouver. They lived there
and in North Vancouver before retiring to Halfmoon Bay in 1978.
Phyllis brought up four children and continued to paint as much
as possible. She has vivid memories of life during WW11 and of
her childhood holidays in central B.C. She won many tennis trophies
having learned to play at the age of seven. Both in Vancouver
and on the coast she was a member of the University Women's Clubs.
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