Georgina ‘Georgie’ Thompson was born at Stave Falls, and attended school in Mission. After her marriage to Gordon Byrnell, who worked in the BC Electric powerhouse, the couple moved to Ruskin. Georgina worked for the P. Bain Lumber Mill, (Whonnock Lumber Co.), the McMahon Lumber Co., in Mission, and for Dr. R. McDonald, a dentist in Haney. She also had an active community life as the founding president of the Maple Ridge Lions Ladies.

M. UNGAR

Sources:
Mission City Record, November 26, 1963

Maple Ridge Museum
http://www.mapleridgemuseum.org/08_community/08/08_08_06_04_byrell.html

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