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June Shepherd Collection -- Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel, Page 1

June Shepherd's father, Ernie Penn, was born in Hull England in 1894. The family emigrated to Vancouver in 1912 where Ernie became an accountant and orchestra leader in the old Vancouver Hotel for the afternoon tea dances. After receiving an honourary discharge from the Canadian Flying Corps he was hired by Bert Whitaker in 1916 for the position of general manager and pianist entertainer for the Sechelt Hotel. Ernie went on to become a lumber broker in Vancouver and owned and operated Lynnmour Sawmills in North Vancouver. He and wife Mayme brought up a son and two daughters in West Vancouver. Son Donald and daughter June bought Lord Jim's Lodge at Secret Cove in 1970 and ran it until 1977. His family still have strong connections to the Sunshine Coast; daughter June and husband Russ spend their summers at Halfmoon Bay and several of Ernie's grandchildren live on the coast. A number of his great-grand children attended Halfmoon Bay elementary school and graduated from Chatelech High School.


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circa 1915 -- Ernie Penn in Canadian Flying Corps uniform.

Photo courtesy June Shepherd


 

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