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Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1874, George Bernard caught the excitement of Canada’s gold rush and returned from the north wearing a dead man’s set of pants and hat as he had lost his own!

A new job working for the railways brought George to Parksville in 1914. He was a renowned taxidermist. See p. 73 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler for more details including the pet cougar that he owned.

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The Parksville Museum is located on the unceded, traditional, & ancestral lands of the Coast Salish, Hul’q’umi’num’ speaking people including the Snaw-naw-as and Snuneymuxw people.

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