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Gardner Burn Thompson


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Vera Edna Embury

Gardner Burn Thompson 1,2,3,4

  • Born: 2 Jul 1907, East Orange, New Jersey, USA 2
  • Marriage: Vera Edna Embury on 1 Jun 1941 in Sorrento, B.C., Canada
  • Died: 19 Dec 1955, Vancouver, B.C., Canada aged 48 3
  • Buried: Victoria, B.C., Canada

bullet   Cause of his death was brain tumour.


bullet  General Notes:

Gardner attended Kamloops Secondary School where he was an honour student and an avid soccer player. He enrolled at the University of British Columbia, where he took two years of engineering. He then entered the B.C. Mining industry, working at places such as Bridge River Mine 1930, the Windpass Gold Mining Company in Little Fort 1938, in Privateer Mines in Zeballos 1947-50, Premier Mines 1950-52, the Crowsnest Mines at Fernie 1952-53, and Canadian Exploration Mines near Salmo 1954-55. Gardner held the position of Master Mechanic, which made him head of mechanical and power departments at the various mines. While at Canadian Exploration, it was discovered that his brain tumour had grown back. He was transported to Vancouver General Hospital, where he passed away.

Gardner loved to listen to opera (HMS Pinafore was a favourite) and liked to sing along even though he was often off-key! He enjoyed smoking his pipe and used "Old Chum" pipe tobacco. In his spare time, he indulged in a little fly fishing.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Education: University of British Columbia. Gardner took two years of engineering at U.B.C.

Certification. Gardner was certified/ registered with the Canadian Institute of Mining

Employment. Master Mechanic


Gardner married Vera Edna Embury, daughter of John James Embury and Margaret May Mann, on 1 Jun 1941 in Sorrento, B.C., Canada. (Vera Edna Embury was born on 20 Mar 1920 in Kamloops, B.C., Canada,5 died on 17 Apr 1995 in Mission, B.C., Canada 5 and was buried in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.). The cause of her death was cancer.

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