Gorrie, Angus

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Gorrie, Angus

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[1890 - 24 Aug 1960]<sup>4</sup>

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Originally from Scotland, Angus Gorrie ran a small business selling items like chocolate, icecream and home brew. He lived at the northernmost part of Green Lake.<sup>1</sup>

Bob Williamson remembers "It was more of a summer place for him there, he came up fishing, he was up there a lot in the winter time. I used to meet him up on the railway track on skis when I was coming along there but he was a kind of a loner he never was much around people...I don't know what his job was in Vancouver, he was a Scotsman and he used to come dressed, not in a kilt but in the tam o'shanters and all that kind of stuff. I think maybe like the rest of us a up there he was a bit eccentric."<sup>2</p>

Jenny Jardine remembers "[He] lived at Green Lake across from Parkhurst in a huge building full of second hand articles sent up for safe keeping from his brother at Hawkins and Gorrie Auctioneers of Vancouver. Angus had been a prisoner of war in 1914 for a number of years and was forced labour in Austrian salt mine, he used to visit me when I lived at Parkhurst one winter - he was a bit disturbed."<sup>3</sup>

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<sup>1</sup>Conversation with Norm Barr, Oct 2011.

<sup>2</sup> WA_1991_021 Bob Williamson oral history interview

<sup>3</sup> "Alta Lake as I remember it more or less" by Jenny Jardine Betts

<sup>4</sup>BC Archives Deaths and Marriage indexes. [This may not be our Angus Gorrie, but it fits into the appropriate timeframe.]

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