Fulton, Davie

Fulton, Davie

Edmund Davie Fulton was born on Mar 10, 1916 in Kamloops and died on May 22, 2000 in Vancouver. As a UBC student he won a Rhodes scholarship (1937) to study at Oxford.

During WWII he served overseas with the Seaforth Highlanders, then returned to Kamloops to practice law.

Fulton was first elected to Parliament as a Conservative in 1945 when he was only 30 years old. When the Tories formed a minority government the next year, he served in the cabinet as minister of justice from 1957 to 1962. During this period he was the chief federal negotiator for the Columbia River Treaty. In 1962 he also served briefly as minister of public works.

Fulton briefly headed the BC Conservative Party. He became the first chair of the BC Law Reform Commission. From 1973 he served as a judge on the BC Supreme Court and was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1992. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)

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Fulton. John

Fulton. John

“Moose” was born in 1912, the eldest son of Frederick John Fulton, who arrived in Kamloops in 1889. The elder Fulton was a member of the BC Legislature from 1900 to 1909. his wife was the daughter of A.E.B. Davie of Victoria, a former premier of BC. John Fulton was a native son of Kamloops. On May 29, 1944 the Kamloops Airfield was dedicated by the Governor-General of Canada, Earl of Athlone, in honour of Wing Commander Fulton. Highlights of Fulton’s career included the great “1,000 plane” raids on Cologne, Bremen and the Ruhr and the conquering of the German Baltic Port of Rostock. On the return journey from one raid on the Kiel Naval Base, his Manchester bomber was shot and he was forced to make an emergency landing back in England. Fulton and his Squadron always returned to the Naval Base, without loss. (From website)

Gaglardi, Phil

Gaglardi, Phil

Philip Arthur was an evangelist, politician (b 13 Jan 1913, Silverdale; d 23 Sept 1995, Vancouver). Through the influence of Jennie Sandin, whom he later married, he converted to Pentecostalism. In 1944 he became pastor at Calvary Temple in Kamloops, a position he held until 1972. His work at the Temple, and his daily radio ministry, made him a local celebrity and in 1952 he was elected to the provincial legislature for the fledgling Social Credit Party. For the next 20 years he was a leading member of Cabinet as minister of highways. His aggressive energy and flamboyant style seemed to personify this expansive period of economic prosperity. As he rushed about the province checking on highway projects, he earned the nickname “Flyin’ Phil” for his frequent use of government aircraft and his many speeding tickets. Gaglardi retired to private business and resumed public life briefly as mayor of Kamloops from 1988 to 1990. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)

Fortune, William

Fortune, William

William was a farmer, businessman (b 1838, Yorkshire, England; d 1 Dec 1914, Kamloops). After immigrating to Ontario, he joined the party of Overlanders who travelled across the continent in 1862 to join the Cariboo Gold Rush. He worked for the HBC in Kamloops, then moved west to settle at Tranquille, where he developed a ranch and farm and built the first flour mill in the Interior. In 1878 he built the sidewheel steamer Lady Dufferin to haul supplies on the Thompson and Shuswap waterways. He sold his property for use as a tuberculosis sanitarium in 1907 and returned to Kamloops, where he was prominent in business until his death. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)

Hall, Roxanne

Roxanne Hall

I started out as a solo performer at the age of thirteen, at high school assemblies, and coffee houses, loved choir, and drama class. My guitar was my best friend. After high school I taught guitar, went to modeling school, won a beauty contest, broke all the rules, sang radio jingles, made people’s spines tingle, duos, bands, college and babies, recording, performing, releasing, dancing, and dreaming of a better way a brighter day. It doesn’t stop, and the music never goes away. My sister bought me my first guitar at the age of 12. It changed my life, gave me the vehicle to start writing songs. So there I would be, locked in my bedroom, writing songs about things that I had a hard time talking about. I think that music is playing all of the time, all around us. We need to only tune in. There is not much thinking involved, it’s more of a listening. (From website)