Tryon

Tryon

Share: Charles Robert Tryon, fourth son of Rear Admiral Tryon, arrived at French Creek after being a tea planter in Ceylon; sheep rancher in Grenfell, Saskatchewan; scout with the Northwest Mounted Police; grain elevator owner in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan; and, private...

Stanhope

Share: In 1910, Will Stanhope left England, travelled to Canada and crossed the country by train. Horse and buggy brought him to his final destination: French Creek. He bought 10 acres of land now known as Stanhope Road and Wembley Mall. In 1912, his parents joined...

Langis

Share: Up to 2010, the home at the corner of Pintail Drive and Johnston Road, had a sign on the corner lawn ‘St. Evar’ but why? It seems this was the location of the Evar Ranch naturally named after Dr. Henri Evarista (St. Evar) Langis. Born in 1857, tempted by the...
Lee

Lee

Share: Lured by the prospect of farming on Vancouver Island, Henry Lee, his wife and their two sons emigrated from Ireland in 1886 and chose French Creek as their new home. Each family member claimed 160 acres of which 40 were oceanfront. The Lee cabin became known as...
Parks Family

Parks Family

Share: Who put the Parks in Parksville? Nelson Parks! Born in Ohio in 1824, he travelled west with wife Elizabeth and sons George, James and Frank. Nelson and each of the sons registered their land claim and each received 160 acres. In 1886, the Englishman River Post...
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