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Title Eileen MacKay collection
Collection Eileen MacKay collection
Catalog Number 2005.047.001
Year Range from 1939
Year Range to 1976
Level of description Collection
Scope & Content Collection consists of three folders of textual and graphic records and includes four photograph prints, one colour ink blotter from the 1939 Royal Visit, one brochure for the Chilliwack's Annual Cherry Carnival, and four sheets of laser copies. Sheet 1 shows three images: 1) Portrait of Flying Officer John Hamilton Jack MacKay; 2) Group portrait of Lancaster bomber, Moose Squadron #419, and crew (Jack Mackay - Bombadier, third from left); 3) Group portrait of bombing and gunnery school, Dauphin, Manitoba, 1942. Sheet two shows five images: 1) Portrait of Dr. John William Mackay; 2) Group portrait of nursing class of 1910, including Blanche MacKay, bottom left; 3) Group portrait of Dr. John and Blanche MacKay family; 4) Group portrait of Canadian Medical Corps, including Dr. John W. MacKay, second row, far right; 5) Group portrait of Blanche MacKay and her three boys. Sheet 3 shows group portrait of the Thomas Christopher Harley family. Sheet 4 shows three images: 1) Group portrait of Eileen & Jack MacKay wedding party, April 21, 1945; 2) Group portrait of Eileen and Jack MacKay family, 1965; 3) Group portrait of June & Tom Hylton family.
Photographs include:2005 3 1 - Front view of the Cherry Motors Limited automotive service station, ca. 1939.2005 3 2 - Portrait of Ray Wells and Jack MacKay seated in horse drawn buggy, February, 1976.2005 3 3 - Portrait of Ray Wells seated in a horse drawn buggy, February, 1976.2005 3 4 - Group portrait of group trip to Ford assembly plant in Burnaby. Tom Harley, group leader, is seen on far left in image, ca. 1938-1939.
Admin/Biographical History Eileen (nee Harley) MacKay is the daughter of Tom T.C. Harley, who was the founder and owner of Cherry Motors. She married John Hamilton Jack MacKay in 1945. Eileen worked for the Underwriters Finance Corporation 5 1/2 years, until Jack came home from overseas. Jack MacKay was a Flying Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for having completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty. Jack MacKay returned from the war and went into business with Henry Buhler in Henry's Meat Market in Sardis. The couple had three children: Leslie, Dean and Ian. John Hamilton Jack MacKay passed away in 1980.
Archival History Eileen MacKay
Extent of Description 3 folders of textual and graphic records