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Vera Olga Cullingford Burn


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Roland Ashton Thompson

Vera Olga Cullingford Burn

  • Born: 26 Jun 1881, McNab St., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage: Roland Ashton Thompson in New York, USA
  • Died: 14 Jun 1954, Victoria, B.C., Canada aged 72
  • Buried: Victoria, B.C., Canada

bullet  General Notes:

Grannie Thompson was a cultured, well spoken lady from the Burn heritage. In their home in Sorrento, B.C., she took pride in her lovely antique furnishings, Limoges china, and beautiful silver which was inherited from her parents. The old family tapestry was on the wall in her parlour, which was a piece she grew up with as a child at Chedoke in Hamilton, Ontario. She loved to bake pies with fruit from the orchard that she and Roland farmed, and they were often served with afternoon tea.
She was very active in furthering the Girl Guides of Canada organization. In these endeavours, she met the Baden-Powells and Princess Louise (King George's sister) while she was District Commissioner of the Kamloops Girl Guides.

She and Roland were very involved with the Anglican Church and the Anglican Mission in Sorrento.


Vera married Roland Ashton Thompson, son of Joseph Stackhouse Thompson and Mary Hunter Clarke, in New York, USA. (Roland Ashton Thompson was born on 8 Jun 1880 in Carleton, West Saint John, N.B., Canada 1,6, christened on 18 Aug 1880 in Carleton, United Church of West Saint John, N.B., Canada,7 died on 26 Feb 1960 in Victoria, B.C., Canada 1 and was buried in Victoria, B.C., Canada 1.)

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