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100 - Lily E. Watts - Westbank, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 50.782 W 119° 38.173
11U E 310479 N 5524882
Quick Description: The Westbank Cemetery is located at 3200 Elliot Road. Approximately 500 metres NW of Reese Road. It is on the left just at the bend in the road. Go slow or you will miss it. There is a sign where you turn up the dirt road.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 10:44:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMH2Z6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 1

Long Description:
Westbank Cemetery was established in 1925. The cemetery is the traditional resting place for community families and pioneers. There are currently 1,101 grave sites. Though currently active there are only 63 full sized grave sites and 15 cremation sites remaining.

The cemetery is 8.2 acres in size. At present, the facility is a dry cemetery with no vegetation.

One of the centenarians we visited was Lily E. Watts.

Some events that took place during Lily E. Watts' lifetime:

1909 - Lily E. was born
1912 - Sub Westbank Post Office established in Glenrosa
1918, October 25 - Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die
1919, December 2 - Canadian Natl Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
1920, April 15 - New Canadian small cent coin is released
1924, April 1 - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
1924 - Captain Len Hayman launched Aricia-Ferry known as the Kelowna-Westbank Ferry
1928, February 19 - Canadian hockey team wins 3rd gold medal
1929, October 18 - Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
1938, August 18 - FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1939, September 10 - In WW II, Canada declared war on Germany
1939 - Electric power to Westbank
1944, October 6 - Canadians free Austria
1949, March 31 - Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
1949 - Rose Valley Dam built
1958, June 17 - Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, opened
1958 - Centenial year of Brithish Columbia's history: foundation of Colony of Brithish Columbia. Kelowna to Westbank bridge was officially opened by HRH Princess Margaret.
1965, February 15 - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
1968, April 20 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM
1969, July 7 - Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
1979, September 5 - Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
1980, July 1 - O Canada officially becomes national anthem of Canada.
1988, January 2 - Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
1989, June 13 - Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)
1998, February 17 - USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
1999, April 1 - Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the NW Territories.
2008 - In B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, growers experience big loses from April cold. In early July, trees rattled by massive hail storm caused some orchardists to lose 40% of their crop.
2009 - Lily E. Watts passed away at the age of 100
Location of Headstone: Westbank Cemetery

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