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A History in Photos 24 (FGK 181)

August 1978. Percy Copithorne in front of the log barn he built when a young man.
Percy and Edna Copithorne and Roy Wills (I zoomed on on the woman and I don’t think she’s grandma. I wonder if she’s Jean – her face shape is the same?)
A hunting party at theRobertsons with Percy Copithorne. Clarence Copithorne on extreme right.
Percy Copithorne on a big rock in California. 1940. Grandma spoke of a trip they took to California in 1940 before mom was born – this must have been it. I love this photo – one time when I was fairly young (under 10) my parents drove us out to Long Beach on Vancouver Island for the day. I also ran out to a big rock to look at the ocean – only suddenly the tide came in and I was stranded out in the middle of the ocean. I was probably on the equivalent of the farther away rocks. Poor dad was trying to stay calm to coach me as to when it was safe to run back but I could tell he was terrified. I made it back safely and was never taken there again haha. Now I can blame genetics.
Sheila and Percy Copithorne
Percy Copithorne on right with fish he caught
Frank Copithorne, Louis Copithorne, Percy Copithorne, Bill Copithorne. Holding the big fish Percy caught. Now, I remember Grandpa (Percy) being very tall. So the fact that he’s kinda short or average in this photo tells me the other men are REALLY tall. I had no idea Uncle Louis was so tall, although I only have very vague (but awesome) memories of him. Uncle Bill sure looks like Phil don’t you think?
Percy Copithorne in centre of boat fishing
Percy and Edna with the salmon caught near Victoria.
We all know this photo from the Hall – it’s hanging on the stage. Percy on violin, Marjorie on the piano and I can’t remember who the other two are, but I know I’ve had it labeled somewhere else.
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A History in Photos 23 (FGK 180)

The next couple of days are of Grandpa (Percy Copithorne). I have such great memories of Grandpa, the fact that I was only 7 when he died and I have so many (relatively speaking) memories of going on adventures with him tells me that he must have spent a lot of time with us.

I’m assuming this was when Grandma and Grandpa went to Africa
Margie Ramsay, Percy Copithorne, Maria Nicoll (I see the painting we discussed a few days ago in the background. I wonder if there are two copies or if that one somehow migrated back here? Uncle Ted mentioned it was a Roland Gissing and I remember mom saying that as well. It shows up one more time in today’s photos too)
Aileen, Sheila, Margie, and Margaret on Percy 1949
Percy Copithorne signing a guest book for a 21st birthday party at Clarence Copithorne’s
Percy Copithorne 1920. Hunting trip
Marshall Copithorne, Richard Copithorne, Frank Copithorne, Percy Copithorne, Louis Copithorne, Don McKinnon, Harry Nicoll. (Fishing party)
Margie, Edna, Percy. I’m guessing the baby is Dixie? (And the painting one more time – it seems as though it migrated around a lot. It’s in a different spot here.)
Left to Right: Bill Piper, Kenneth Ebenezer (?) Percy Copithorne, Marshall Copithorne, at breakfast April 1964. Somehow when Grandma said she’d disliked the small window on the south end of the kitchen I had thought they’d replaced it with the stained glass right away – but here it is with the old regular window in 1964. What an improvement the stained glass window makes to this room!! That bone painting above the door was done by Grandma and hung there until my sister inherited it and now it hangs in her house.

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A History in Photos 7 (FGK 164)

Only two photos today but they’re a couple of my favorites and copies hang in our hallway. The first one is my grandpa with my great aunt (his sister) coming back from a successful fishing trip at the creek below the house. The second one is my uncle and my mom doing the exact same thing about 40 years later. For some reason we didn’t do a similar photo for the next two generations.

Percy and his sister Marjorie near the Jumping Pound Creek 1904 or 1905
Marshall and sister Margie near the Jumping Pound Creek about 1945

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