March 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Christopher Burton (1898-1983)
Christopher Burton was made a Life Member of the B.C. Club in Sept. 1970. His love of the Golden Retriever and the impact his friendship with Col. Samuel Magoffin had on the development of the breed will be remembered forever.
Chris and his three brothers enjoyed shooting and hunting growing up in Yorkshire, England. He often borrowed his brother-in-law’s yellow retriever, which he found to be a wonderful companion and hunting dog. Chris immigrated to Canada around 1920. After several years in Winnipeg, followed by a period in Creston where he bought a fruit farm, Chris moved to Vancouver with his wife Dorothy, to pursue a career in the investment business. It was here he met Col. Samuel ...
March 14, 2017 @ 12:36 PM
Bonnie and Gordie Begg first became active in Goldens in the mid-1960’s while living in Ontario. They were members of the Golden Retriever Club of Canada and Gord was active in the field trial scene and also served on the GRCC Board. Upon moving to B.C., in 1969, the Beggs became friends with Jack Reid and were instrumental, along with Jack, in creating a local Golden Club. The first Club started as the B.C. Branch of the G.R.C.C., but, as Gord tells it, they wanted to keep the money in B.C., so in 1974 the G.R.C.B.C. came into existence with the blessing of the National Club. The major activities of the Club in the early to late seventies, were field training and the running of the annual field trial at what is now ...
March 14, 2017 @ 10:35 AM
Evelyn Smith & Daemon
Evelyn Smith, of Victoria, BC, owned a number of significant Goldens in BC Golden history. She is best known for owning and training the very first CH-UDT Golden Retriever in Canada, Can. CH Mossbank's Golden Honey Can UDT (10/9/1959-6/21/1971), who earned this distinction in 1964. Her notable male Goldens included Am.Can.CH Gayhaven Daemon Am.Can. CDX, WC and his son Am.Can CH Can. OTCH Orion of Alderbrooke Am. UD Can. TD OS. Ev was a mentor to many new fanciers at a time when the breed was much less popular and promoted the breed's versatility by example. Ev and her late husband Jim were often camped out at the dog shows and in later years, Ev enjoyed showing and .........
March 14, 2017 @ 9:34 AM
Eileen Battley (1919-2003) & Charlotte Lycett Davis
Eileen ‘inherited’ her love of Goldens from her daughter Ainslie. It began when Alderbrooke’s Beckwith Meara CD didn’t “turn out” for the Mills future show and breeding plans. She went for a visit to “Grandma’s” house during a time of mourning for Eileen’s Mom and never came back. She made a Golden lover out of Eileen’s husband Winston, who was not really a dog person until then, and she shared her life with Eileen and family for over 15 years.
Eileen joined the GRCBC in 1975 to share in the interest and activities of Ainslie’s new passion for Goldens. She was an active participant in Club activities, ...
March 14, 2017 @ 9:32 AM
According to Eileen, trying to interview Charlotte is similar to stacking a six week old Golden. She wiggles out of every question. Charlotte is a world traveler. She formerly belonged to the Century Club, which is open to people who have lived and/or travelled in over 100 countries. Never ask Charlotte where she has been. Ask her where she has not been and she will probably give you a good reason for bypassing that area.
Charlotte was born in Philadelphia and acquired her wanderlust at an early age as the family traveled back and forth to California, Maine and Philadelphia. When the U.S.A. entered W.W. II, Charlotte became an officer in the U.S. Navy serving in the nursing corp. She married a clergyman and they resided and ...
March 8, 2017 @ 4:36 PM
Jane’s adventures with Goldens started in 1983 when she saw Am.Can.CH. Goldenquest’s Oriana Kian Am.Can. CD. at a show at the PNE. She decided then she wanted a puppy sired by Kian and met Ainslie Mills, his owner. Teddy was born in 1983 and the journey began. Jane just wanted a pet but Ainslie talked her into showing Teddy and he became Can.CH. Langara’s Golden Bear TD.
Jane was bitten by the bug by then and owned some very exciting dogs over the years:
Am.Can. CH. Oriana Flying Scotsman Can.TD
Can.CH. Rush Hill Time Flies Can.WC OS
Can.CH. Homestead’s Quiereme Mucho OD
Am.Can. CH. Fyreglo’s First Impressions Am.Can.WC, JH
Am.Can. CH. Goodtime’s Accidental ...
February 28, 2017 @ 4:52 PM
Dave and Jean originally lived in the Toronto area and in 1973 they decided they would like an outdoors type of dog. They looked in the local paper for an Irish Setter. Fortunately there weren?t any, but there were Golden Retrievers. The breeder had a male and 2 females. We chose a female, called her Sheba and that started our 44 year love affair with Goldens. Fortunately Sheba had a very nice pedigree, her sire being Ch. Symbol of Yeo, and she formed the foundation of their breeding programme. With help and guidance from Golden breeders such as Jack Reid (Goldrange) and Ainslie Mills (Oriana) they bred 21 litters over a 27 year period under the Doman's prefix and can boast numerous show champions, obedience, tracking and...
February 28, 2017 @ 4:39 PM
Rowan Dyer - SOMERTON
February 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Wendy and Garry Galt
February 28, 2017 @ 1:50 PM
Diane’s first Golden, Ch. Gold Rustler, CDX, Am. CD was purchased in 1978. She was looking for either a Doberman or Golden to compete with in obedience and was fortunate to find a litter sired by Evelyn Smith’s Rion. Ev has to this day remained her good friend and mentor.
Diane and her Kitsana Goldens have been successful in conformation, obedience, hunt and WC tests, agility, tracking and as therapy dogs as well as loving family companions. She has both new and old friends that she has met through her interest in Goldens. She is grateful that her puppies have gone to wonderful homes with many dedicated owners who have become involved in the various aspects of dog sports.
Diane has been involved in ...