|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1879|
New Brunswick, Canada
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1958|
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Harry Winfred Currie is the youngest son of Charles H and Phoebe(nee Grant)Currie. At the age of 11 Harry had to grow up fast as his father passed away suddenly. He became a very independent and strong young man, for those who knew him they said he was a quiet thinker.
In 1906 he married Stella Katherine Waldron a student who was boarding at his mother's home and upon reaching her teaching Certificate they married on July 4th 1906 in the Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton and then ventured to Alberta by Train to Pioneer and make a life of their own.
Harry, a Blacksmith worked for Mr Drumheller in Alberta and he also dabbled in some business ventures. After having lost two little girls in 1912 and 1914 it was decided that it was best to move to BC where his children could obtain a higher Education. By this time his oldest child Helen was age 10 and 3 more younger.
They travelled by train to Chilliwack, BC and purchased a 40 acre lot with a log Cabin containing a wood stove on the corner of Carter and Watson Road in Sardis. This property was in need of stump removal in order to make it farm-able. Here was planted a huge garden which was cared for by Stella while her children attended school and her husband contracted himself out building houses, barns and Community Halls. Harry worked long hours, he would design a home on paper suited for his client's needs while crafting the House with hand tools and saws. If he couldn't make it or buy something locally he would order it from Massachusetts. Many of the homes, Community Halls, Barns,and chicken coops he built are still there, his style and craftsmanship, more practical,and suited for his clients lifestyle. His Motto was to please the woman of the house so he put extra effort in the kitchen cabinets. Flour Bins that tilted open, Drawer dividers that were very personalized. He built the home of Dr Moore on First Ave all by hand tools including setting the foundation in sand to prevent cracking under winter condition, curving the banister, plastering the walls,a specialized room for Patients to be attended to and a cottage at the back for the servants.
For fun Harry and Stella would play instruments in the evening, a violin and pump organ were fun times as well as playing in the Community Band.
During WW2 Harry's wife suddenly passed away. Harry made the tough decision to sell the farm. He continued to develop small properties, his idea of having them close to the train so people could travel to Vancouver. Harry was in his 79th year, his health failing him he finished the subdivision in Agassiz where he and his 2nd wife Mrs Catherine (nee Jones) Foster lived and then passed away in the Vancouver General Hospital on March 25 1958.
Charles H Currie (1842 - 1890)
Phoebe Eve Grant Currie (1843 - 1913)
Stella Katherine Waldron Currie (1887 - 1944)*
Helen Phoebe Currie Martin (1907 - 1994)*
Ella Myrtle Currie (1909 - 1999)*
James Harry Currie (1911 - 1966)*
Charles Gordon Currie (1915 - 2009)*
Gordon George Currie (1872 - 1929)*
Ella Maude Currie Hillman (1875 - 1951)*
Harry Winfred Currie (1879 - 1958)
Fraser Valley Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Created by: Helen Currie
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
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