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Like the present day snowbirds flocking to Vancouver Island to avoid the cold winters, the same was happening in the early 1900’s. Ernest and Maud Leffler left Winnipeg and arrived in 1913 and bought 10 acres of land in Errington at $40 an acre with the intention of being a farmer. Sadly, a fire and three feet of snow occurred in their first island winter. Ernest returned to his first profession as an accountant with Shady Rest Hotel, Corfield’s Garage, Parksville General Store, A.W. Ford Company and others as clients.

Read more on p. 119 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler

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