Peggy Bird Collection. - - 1937 – 2006. - - 6cm of textual records, 57photographs

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Peggy ( Katheen ) Bird ( nee Banham )( 1923-2013 ) came to Powell River in 1945 as the new war bride of Duncan Bird ( 1920-2009 ) who was born in Powell River. Duncan served in the Canadian Navy during World War 2. Life was difficult for a city girl having initially no plumbing, but she was able to adapt. Peggy and Duncan had five children, Bill, Ritchie, Marnie ( 1951-2011 ), Peter and Tom. With the help of some very good friends she raised the five children and many others. Peggy enjoyed life; there were all her pen pals, the goat club, apple-core club, dance and card club along with Toastmistress Club, Wildwood Ratepayers, and Powell River Historical Museum and Archives. Later she was known as Granny Bird at James Thomson Elementary School, with many Wildwood school children under her wings. She also organized the Wildwood Grannies for planning the May Day teas at the school. Peggy will be remembered for her monthly letter writing to family, friends and also to all the shut-ins at the United Church.
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Series description available.
Series:
1. Correspondence - - 1947 – 1978. - - 1cm of textual records
The series consists of a telegram from Duncan to Peggy when Peggy was visting Edmonton, a bulletin from the Capt of a Trans Canada Air Lines flight number 6 from Vancouver to Edmonton in 1947 and notes from members of the Apple Core club.
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2. Certificates and Award Plaques. - - 1960-2007 . - - 5cm of textual and wooden records
The series consists of a certificates awarded for various reasons. Includes union acknowledgements, James Thomson School plaque and the City of Powell River for her civic volunteerism.
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3. Notebook. - 1999 - 2005. - - 4cm of textual records.
The series consists of a note book that Bird used to compose talks and speeches.
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3. Photographs - - 1880 – 2006. - - 57 photographs.
The series consists of photographs of Bird’s parents, when Peggy was a child, Duncan Bird and the children Bill, Ritchie, Marnie ( 1951-2011 ), Peter and Tom as well as the grandchildren. Also included are photographs of land purchased at Southview.
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[Archives note: a donation of Peggy’s aprons have been made ]
Accession number 2013.49
Fonds number : 187