Gold Must be Tried by Fire – Part 7

Some great B.C. history stories included in Maurie’s story!

Gold Must be Tried by Fire

After this sad event, the young widow, who did not speak any English, moved back to Kaslo to be near her relatives. She bought or rented a house on D Avenue, which is where they were living when the Wilsons passed through in their Model A Ford. Darcy and I asked permission and the people living in that house allowed us to view it. There was still the barrel ramp where barrels of supplies could be rolled up to the main floor from ground level. The widow, Nanny Nord, worked as a cook in the logging camps, and a year after the death of Albin, she married Edwin Leet, who became a step father to my dad. Nanny had one daughter by Edwin Leet and she named her Myrtle. Years later, older brother, Sandy Nord, introduced her to an American Evangelist, Reverend John Kennington who she married and with whom…

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