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Early Sechelt

   Billingsley, Gary
    Brackett, Sophie
    Connor, Peggy
    Crowston, Doris

    Hammond, Dick
    Hemstreet, Margaret
    Lemieux, Robert
    MacLarty, Nancy
    McCrimmon, Phyllis
    Nelson, Cay
    Ono, Tommy and Ruby
    Parish, Tom
    Redman, Lee
    Robilliard, Dean
    Robilliard, Dorothy
    Sim, Bert
    Swan, Dr. Alan
    Swanson, Bea
    Sweeny, Isabel
    Thompson, Morgan
    Wigard, Roy

    Wood, Alan

Voices of Early Sechelt -- Interviews

Interview by Rosella Leslie.

Peggy Hemstreet

March 14, 2002

Peggy Hemstreet's, father, Edric Clayton, came to Sechelt from England after WW1 to work for his cousin Herbert Whitaker in his store. He met and married Florence Potts and they had four children, Margaret, known as Peggy, being the eldest. After Herbert's death in the early 1920's, Edric worked for the Union Estates General Store until 1950 when he opened his own store. Margaret grew up, played and went to school on the coast. Like most families in the 1930s, money was scarce but Peggy remembers a happy, carefree childhood with her close knit family. She worked in the Sechelt telephone office until marrying Maurice Hemstreet in 1945.

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