The documents in our collections contain concerns ranging from global to individual. While exploring the collections this week, I was struck by the obituaries, remembrances, and memorials here is a selection.

This Obituary from The Prospector (1896) is front page news, and followed by reports of gold fields in the Kootenays.

Mrs. Ellison was remembered in the eighteenth report of the Okanagan Historical Society.

And we know nothing about Paddy Cameron’s passing, other than his friends were generous to the tune of $75 in 1985.

On the opposite end of the scale, Mrs. Jacques was remembered in verbose style by Mabel Johnson in 1955.


I love these glimpses into the lives of every day people; may we all be remembered so kindly, and found in collections for generations to come.

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