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Wilbur, Richard

  • Person
  • 1926-2016

Richard Wilbur was born in Montreal in 1926 and maintained a dual career as a teacher of Canadian History and a freelance journalist. He taught history at the Arcadian Academic for 9 years and then after moving to St Andrews taught in Saint John. For 25 years he was a freelance writer which included writing a newspaper column on the Fisheries. He also worked for the CBC newsroom for 4 years, which took him to Toronto, the West Coast and Halifax.

His books include The Rise of the French New Brunswick, The Silver Harvest and The Fundy Weir Men Story, which won the Canadian Historical Association Regional Certificate.
Richard Humphrey Wilbur died on March 31, 2016

Bellamy, Richard

  • MS6
  • Person
  • 1827-1892

Richard Bellamy was born in 1827 in London, England, the son of George and Nancy Bellamy. He immigrated to New Brunswick at the age of nine with the "Blue Coat Emigrants".
Bellamy settled in Stanley, York County, where he was involved in business and surveying. Later he moved to Nackawic where he owned and operated a large farm. He served one term on the Municipal Council Board. He was first elected to the New Brunswick Assembly as a Liberal member for York County in 1886. He was re-elected in 1890, but when the election was protested, he resigned and did not run again. In 1891, he took a seat on the Legislative Council of New Brunswick and sat until the dissolution of that body in April, 1892. Bellamy never married, and died at Nackawic in November, 1892.

McColl, Rev. Duncan

  • MC23
  • Person
  • 1754-1841

Born on August 22, 1754 in North Britain. Duncan McColl was 20 years old he enlisted in the British army . He arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778 and fought in many sea battles being wounded on several occasions. In 1786 he started his preaching career and traveled long distances in his mission eventually settling in the St. Stephen area with his wife. He traveled to neighbouring communities to preach the gospel. In 1790 the congregation commenced building the first meeting house in the area. In 1812 Rev. Duncan McColl promoted maintaining peace and order along the St. Croix River. In 1815 he gave a Thanksgiving service in Calais for the peace that had prevailed. Mrs. McColl died in 1819. On December 17 1819, Mr. McColl preached his final sermon. He died at the age of 87.

Colley, Raymond

  • Person
  • 4 August 2017

Raymond Colley donated a photograph to the 8th Hussars Museum in 2017.

Gleason, Randall

  • Person
  • 1913-1991

Vera Near is the daugther of Randall Gleason. Randal Gleason was a native of St Andrews, he was born November 16, 1913 and he died August 17, 1991. He was the son of Georgie Greenlaw and Daniel Christie Gleason. He married Eileen M. Whitting, she was born October 16, 1911 and died May 6, 1998. Randal was a Barber and had a small barber shop in the town on Water Street next to the Kennedy Inn.

Hauser, R. J.

  • Person
  • 1940

Gunner R J Hauser joined the Army on June 24, 1940. At that time he was stationed at CFB Petawawa. He later travelled by train to Sussex and completed his training at Camp Sussex. He has compiled 4 photo albums with a complete history of his time in Ontario, then on to Sussex and finally when he boards the train to go to Halifax and then by ship to Scotland.

Malley, Pt. Wiefred

  • Person
  • 1942-1947

Pt. Wiefred Malley was in the Canadian Active Service Force during World War II. He enlisted with the Canadian Forces in 1942. He remained in the service throughout the duration of the War, eventually being discharged 27 March 1947. His regimental number was G51513. He was a member of the 86 Brigade Coy RCASC, Canadian Army overseas. He served in Holland, Netherlands, where he was given a souvenir from the Dutch people to commemorate their Canadian Liberators.

Magee, Phoebe

  • Person
  • 1920- present

Phoebe (Freeman) Magee was born in Montreal. During the Second World War she joined the R.A.C.F. Women’s Division in 1942 when she was 22. Initially, she trained in Haugersville Ontario, Toronto and in Rockcliffe Ottawa where the main training depot was on an airbase. After her training she acted as a recruiter in Montreal for the women’s division then she was selected to join the Canadian Bomber Group in Yorkshire to do intelligence work. There they would examine photos with the pilots and she was charged with running the intelligence library on base for the pilots. She was there until 1945. She and her husband Allan Magee were married at the Bomber Station, they had known each other since they were 14, and started seeing each other at 19 and they essentially became engaged by mail. Allan was in the Army serving in Italy and Holland, where he was seriously wounded, losing his leg. Her commanding officer was Willa Walker, Allan’s sister, who gave her leave to return to Canada to take care of her husband. After the war Phoebe and Allan lived in Montreal and they had three children Willa and twins Margot and Brian. In 1969 Phoebe and Allan came to St Andrews to live and work. They bought the large John Dunn house on Queen Street. Allan bought the well-known gift shop “The Sea Captain’s Loft on Water Street.

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