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Golden Retriever Club of BC
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March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 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 ...

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March 14, 2017 @ 11:36 AM


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 ...

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March 14, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Evelyn Smith & Daemon    (1929-2019)

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, .........

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March 14, 2017 @ 8:34 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, ...

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March 14, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

Charlotte Lycett Davis (1921-2020)

GLENDAVIS Golden Retrievers

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 ...

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March 8, 2017 @ 3:36 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 ...

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