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Gwen Abram
   Lansdowne Park
Mrs. Lorraine Ansell
   Sunshine Coast
Mr. Warren Allan

   Selma Park Store
Mr. and Mrs. Atlee
   Harry and Jessie Irvine
Mr. Brian Blackwell
Audrey Broughton
   Sechelt Meat Lockers
Caple family
   Redrooffs Resort
Richard (Dick) Clayton
   Clayton family, early Sechelt

Mr. Alan Crane
   Music and Recital Society
Mr. Cavin Crawford
   Crawford home
District of Sechelt
Friends of the Library
   Sechelt Library
Mr, Nick Gilbert
   Whitaker family, various
Mrs. May Gillis
   Redrooffs Resort
Mrs. Joan Graham
   Rockwood Lodge
Mrs. Patricia Hilton
   Redrooffs, Cooper's Green
Mrs. Joyce Hubbs
   Selma Park Store
Mr. Philip (Pete) Jackson
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Ms. Caroline Keeley
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Mr. and Mrs. Kohuch
   Gilmore brothers
Mrs. Joyce Kolibas
   Sechelt General Store
Eddie and Gladys Le Warne
   Trading Post, Davis Bay
Mr. Gary Little
   Early postcards
Mrs. Diana Lofstrom
   Sechelt Library Board
Mrs. Faye McCourt
   McCourt family, various
Mrs. Barbara Moffett
Ms. Donna Nelson
   Clowhom Falls
Mr. Kendall Parr Pearson
Mr. John Pirie
  Hopkin's Landing, Pender Harbour
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
   Events, volunteers
Mr. Philip Sawkins
   Sitka Spruce Lumber, Picnic
Sechelt Community Archivist
   Wakefield Inn
Sechelt Garden Club
   Events, members
Sechelt Public Library
   Library events, Peninsula Times newspaper
Senior Citizen's Ass'n (Sechelt)
   Events, members
Mrs. June Shepherd
   Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel
Mrs. Billie Steele
   Hacketts, Rockwood Lodge
Mr. Charles Stephens and
Mr. Robert D'Arcy

   Sandy Hook community
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Mrs. Bea Swanson
   Swanson Redi-Mix, events
Ms. Val Swanson

Mrs. Sue Thompson

   Wilson Creek baseball
Mrs. Betty Twigg
   Mrs. Alice French
University Women
   Members, events
The Rev. Kenneth Walker
   George Walker
Mrs. Jean Whittaker
   Shorncliffe Intermediate Care
Mrs. Frances Yordan
   Hunt family, Sargeant Bay


Kendall Parr Pearson Collection -- Sechelt, Logging, 1950s, Page 1

Mr. Parr Pearson is the son of Mr. Ernie W. Parr Pearson who was secretary-treasurer of the Coast News newspaper for several years from 1946. The Coast News was the longest running newspaper on the Sunshine Coast, published from 1945 to 1995. The Coast News was first published in Halfmoon Bay where Ernie and his family moved to. The newspaper office was moved to Wharf Road in Sechelt opposite the cenotaph. Later the building housed the Sechelt Taxi office and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union. Mr. Parr Pearson also moved his Halfmoon Bay home to Wharf Road to be closer to the newspaper Office. Ernie was manager for the Union Steamship Estates Company and oversaw the selling of the properties when the USS stopped servicing the Sunshine Coast. He also ran a logging company with his brother and later worked for Osborne Logging. He died in 1957 at the young age of 48, two months after his wife, leaving two teenagers, Kendall, age fifteen, and his seventeen-year-old sister. Sechelt First Nations Chief at the time, Clarence Joe, and Ernie organized the transfer by Osborne Logging Company of a huge log to Hackett Park from Narrows Inlet. It was planned to have it carved in the 'largest totem pole in the world.' However it lay uncarved and was eventually cut up into rounds for shingles.

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1951 -- Gulf Wing ferry off the Sechelt Inn. Group came up on day trip, possibly political gathering.

Photographer Ballentine, Gibsons, B.C. Photo courtesy Kendall Parr Pearson


1953 -- Log donated by Osborne Logging. Hand picked at Narrow's Inlet. Osborne Logging Company moving log for a First Nations carver.

Photo courtesy of Kendall Parr Pearson. Photographer unknown.


1953 -- Loading log onto truck. Osborne Logging Company moving log for a First Nations carver.

Photo courtesy of Kendall Parr Pearson. Photographer unknown.


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