Jardine, John Alexander (Jack)

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Jardine, John Alexander (Jack)

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  • Jardine, John Alexander

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27 Jul 1914<sup>1</sup> - Spring 1999<sup>2</sup>

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Jack Jardine was born in 1914. After his father was killed the family moved to Kelowna and next to North Vancouver about 1919 or 1920 so his mother could work for Thomas Neiland as a housekeeper. (Lizzie and Tom later married, in 1922).

In May 1921 Thomas Neiland moved the whole family up to Alta Lake to start his own logging camp.

At first the family lived in the Alta Lake townsite, but after 8 months they moved down to Thomas Neiland’s first venture at Alpha Lake; logging cedar logs to be exported to Japan. In July 1922 the export log prices of cedar logs collapsed and so did Thomas Neiland, who had to file for bankruptcy.

Tom was not defeated, however. He gained financing under the name of Lizzie Neiland and bought land at 34 ½ mile. In 1923 the family moved into an old logger’s cabin on the property and this became their home for the next 20 or more years.
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Jack started working on the family business of logging when he was only 10 years old. <sup>4</sup>He took lessons by correspondence, but there was never much time to do so, with all the chores and work that he had to do. He was enrolled in the first school at Alta Lake in 1932, but he only attended occasionally. His enrollment was more to make up the numbers to ten children, (the number required to open a school), rather than for his own education.

Jack Jardine left the Whistler area about 1940 and logged at various places. By 1949 he had married Irma and built a house across the tracks at mile 34 1/2 (Tom Neiland had died by this time). Jack worked at some little logging outfit that was located within walking distance. In 1950 Granny sold the property and Jack and Irma moved to Squamish. <sup>5</sup>

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Neiland, Thomas Warren (Jnr) (29 Jul 1922-1995 <sup>1</sup>)

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half brothers

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Neiland, Thomas (Snr) ([1870] - 1 Mar 1949<sup>2</sup>)

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family

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Thomas was Jack's step-father

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Jardine, Robert Laidlaw (26 Sep 1918 - 27 Mar 2008<sup>1</sup>)

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family

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brothers

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Neiland, Lizzie (24 Feb 1882 - 9 Dec 1984)

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Betts, "Jenny" Janet (December 7, 1912 - Aug 1, 2003)

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CA-BC-BJ013

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family

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Betts, "Jenny" Janet is the sibling of Jardine, John Alexander (Jack)

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<sup>1</sup>Family tree by Louise Smith
<sup>2</sup>Letter to Florence Petersen from Louise Smith, Spring 1999
<sup>3</sup>Florence’s new book
<sup>4</sup> Email from Louise Smith, Jan 13, 2012
<sup>5</sup> Email from Louise Smith, Jan 25, 2012

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