Nora McQuarrie fonds. - - 1943. - - 2cm of texual records

Nora McQuarrie ( nee Patrick ) and her parents came to Powell River in 1911. After graduating from school, she went to business school in Vancouver returning to be the manager’s secretary. She married Arnold in 1926 and they had two sons, Donald and Larry. During the Second World War she served in the Air Raid Patrol and home nursing organizations. In 1949 the family moved to Wildwood whereupon they purchased the Bell’s general store that included a post office. In 1958 they built a new store on the opposite corner and when the grocery business was taken over by Nilo Mantoani, Arnold continued in the meat department. Nora continued to work in the Post Office in its new space. Nora wrote a weekly column for the Powell River News and contributed material to the Vancouver Sun newspaper. In 1943 she published a book of poems, ‘A Rainbow of Verse’ and won first prize for her entry in the Vancouver Sun poetry contest. She was also active in the Eastern Star Lodge and the Wildwood Ratepayers Association and was an early member of the Powell River Museum.


Fonds consists of published material. Includes a booklet of poetry.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Series description available.


Series: Publication. - - 1943. - - 2cm of textual material.

The series consists of a booklet along with two separate sheets of paper, of poetry written by McQuarrie. The booklet is entitled “ A Rainbow of Verse “ and is about children, service personnel, The Lighter Side and Inspirational Thoughts. Published by the Town Crier/Powell River News.

Title based on contents of series.








Accession number 1992.42