Ernest and Edith Marks were married in 1908, left England in 1911 and arrived in Parksville in 1912. Ernest became farm manager for A. Lodington Smith, who owned 115 acres along the highway across from where the Quality Bayside Resort now stands. In 1940, the Marks bought the farm for themselves. In 1909, the couple had a daughter Mildred who served in the Air Force during the Second World War. Mildred married Bill Kurtz and upon Mildred’s death, 2.7 acres of the former farm were donated to the Town of Parksville in honour of Ernest and Edith Marks.

Refer to p. 152 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler


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