Pioneer Medallions

British Columbia Pioneer Medallion Recipients

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As part of Canada’s 1967 centennial celebrations, commemorative medallions were awarded to British Columbia residents who were either born in Canada or were a resident of Canada prior to January 1st, 1892.  The forms provide name of applicant, date and place of birth, maiden names of wives and mothers, names of applicants” brothers and sisters, and other genealogical information.

Similarly, to commemorate the centennial of British Columbia’s entry into Confederation the provincial government presented pioneer medallions to British Columbia residents who were either born in Canada or were a resident of Canada prior to January 1st, 1897.  Medallion application forms provide pioneers’ names, date and place of birth, and occupation prior to retirement.  Forms also show names of applicants’ fathers, maiden names of wives and mothers, names of brothers and sisters, and other genealogical information.

Members of the Qualicum Beach Family History Society have indexed the pioneers of this area who made application for either of the above mentioned medallions. This index, wherever possible, will link to the original application form on the BC Archives Pioneer Database.

All the locations in the “Place of Residence” field are within British Columbia, Canada and denote the residence shown in the BC Archives which, in turn, is the folder within which the complete form and attachments may be found. The people may have resided outside of that community but their applications were submitted by the centennial commissioner of that place.

As of November, 2016, the Pioneer Medallion database has been digitized and is now available on line.  “The digitization of the Pioneer Medallion applications” is simply the most recent in a long and continuous line of services the BC Archives offers BC citizens,” says Royal BC Museum COO and Deputy CEO Angela Williams. The 1967 applications are contained in Record Series GR 1489 and the 1971 applications in record series GR 1490.

Download the Genealogy Research Guide for more information on family history resources at the B .C. Archives.

Last NameGiven NamesMaiden NameDate of BirthPlace of BirthPlace of ResidenceRecord Series
AndersonJohn27-Feb-1877Midland, OntarioQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1490
AnsteeMargaret EleanorMcWilliams28-Oct-1881Guelph, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
BakerEthel KatieSutton17-Apr-1880Woodstock, New BrunswickParksville, B.C.GR-1490
BaylisArthur11-Jan-1888Madoc, OntarioLittle Qualicum, B.C.GR-1490
BeaudetteFrancis XavierOsborne22-Sep-1884St. Edouard, QuebecNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
BecqueLeon21-May-1892Northfield, British ColumbiaQualicum Bay, B.C.GR-1490
BeirnesThomas Hilliard22-Feb-1890Muskoka, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
BelyeaRobert David6-Jan-1889Wellington, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
BewleyAdella MabelMitchell4-Apr-1885Woolsley, SaskatchewanQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1490
BlackburnAustin17-Sept-1891Sooke, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
BoothHazelArmstrong14-July-1896Toronto, York Co., OntarioNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
BoothHilda MaudBateman8-Nov-1895Thamesville, OntarioErrington, B.C.GR-1490
BrayJohn Noel15-Feb-1881Chatham, OntarioQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
BrayMary TracyMacfie19-Jul-1883London, OntarioQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
BrayshawDorothyTorrance14-Dec-1893Victoria, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
BrayshawWilliam Duncan24-May-1892Victoria, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
BrownHenry30-Nov-1894Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
BrownWinnifred MargaretGartshore25-Apr-1886Toronto, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
BuckmasterMary IsabellaDobie8-Feb-1886Tuckersmith, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
BurrowsEthelLaird8-Jun-1889Illinois, USAQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
CampbellCharles Erwin15-Aug-1884Apohaqui, New BrunswickParksville, B.C.GR-1489
CampbellViolet LydiaHaynes25-Feb-1894Victoria, British ColumbiaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
CarterHenry30-Oct-1889Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
ChapmanCharles Wellington1-Nov-1892Huntsville, Muskoka, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
ChapmanLillianSmitheram16-Feb-1894Armington, Montana, USAParksville, B.C.GR-1490
ChaytorEffie BellSmith14-June-1887Vancouver, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
ChaytorHerbert Archibald22-Jan-1884Dalhousie, New BrunswickNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
ClarkeDorothy AnnOliver19-Mar-1892Pleasant Valley, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
ClarkeHenry Percy27-May-1884Whitewood, SaskatchewanParksville, B.C.GR-1489
ClarkeHenry Percy27-May-1884SaskatchewanQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1490
ClarkeKatie ElizabethWalker12-Dec-1890Victoria, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
ClarkeRandolph James20-Oct-1891Centreville, New BrunswickParksville, B.C.GR-1489
ClarkeRichard Chadwick25-Apr-1895Victoria, British ColumbiaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
CleggThom 12-Oct-1882Huddersfield, EnglandCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
CleggTom12-Oct-1882Stanleyville, EnglandCoombs-Hilliers, B.C.GR-1489
CorfieldCharles Ernest Cecil19-Sep-1887Corfield, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
CouvierHerbert Alexander25-Nov-1889Durham County, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
CovelBlanche ElizabethPorritt18-Aug-1894Port Alberni, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
CrossleyCatherineRankin4-Jun-1884Clearsprings, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
DavidsonWilliam George18-Mar-1878ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
DavisGerald D.5-Aug-1889Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
DavisGerald Duncan William5-Aug-1889Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
DavisMatthew Percy22-Oct-1889Durham, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
DawsonHenry7-June-1895Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
DeanMary IsabellaWeir17-Apr-1875Orillia, OntarioQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
DouglasTressie MayCoburn6-Sept-1896Comox, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
DuffyJoseph Martin6-Nov-1896Sandon, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
ElliottWilliam George Grantham27-May-1895Tweed, OntarioErrington, B.C.GR-1490
EstlinEmily Margaret21-Dec-1896Melita, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
FieldingA. Joseph12-Dec-1886Cowichan, British ColumbiaQualicum Bay, B.C.GR-1490
FieldingJoseph Arthur12-Dec-1886Cowichan Bay, British ColumbiaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
FloydThomas Sterling25-Jan-1896Oak Bay, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
FordAllan Walter28-Jan-1890Duncan, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
FortinEdmund Louis2-Oct-1892Sudbury, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
FreemanJohn Selby25-May-1883Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, EnglandParksville, B.C.GR-1490
FreemanJohn Selby25-May-1882EnglandParksville, B.C.GR-1489
FrostCharlotte Marie16-Dec-1885Nanaimo, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
FrostCharlotte Marie16-Dec-1885Nanaimo, British ColumbiaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
FullertonLily BrownBrown17-Jun-1888Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
GardinerLorn S23-Oct-1892Westbrook, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
GarlickEdward5-Oct-1893Elkhorn, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
GilliganMary ElizabethTassie10-Sep-1882Wallaceburg, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
GoodmanElma Doris
(Note: Shown as "Emma" Doris)
Goudy1-Aug-1896New Westminster, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
GoodmanGodfrey Edwin25-Apr-1893Nanaimo, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
GowanCora RuthGowan28-Jan-1896Westbourne, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
GowanWilliam21-Apr-1887St. Mary's, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
GrangerRobert Dow14-Sep-1895New Westminster, British ColumbiaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
HansonMarianne LasenbyRose29-May-1887High Bluff, ManitobaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
HansonMarianne LasenbyRose29-May-1887High Bluff, ManitobaQualicum Bay, B.C.GR-1490
HarrisWilliam Michael27-May-1886Calgary, AlbertaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
HayAlvin Everett19-Feb-1886Bruce County, Ontario, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
HayAlvin F19-Feb-1886Paisley, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
HerringtonSarah MargretTaylor13-Nov-1888Bottineau, North DakotaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
HilliardCharles Franklin24-Jul-1894Peterborough, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
HunterPearl VictoriaWall25-July-1894Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
JohnsonBertha FredericaMesser18-Aug-1889Gravenhurst, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
JohnsonBertha FrederikaMesser18-Aug-1889Muskoka, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
JohnstoneEthelwyn MaudPaterson14-Jun-1888Lucknow, Ontario, CanadaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
JonesMaryPartridge19-Jul-1889Orillia, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
JudieschAda WinnifredBunn30-May-1884Winnipeg, ManitobaLittle Qualicum, B.C.GR-1490
KaiserIdaScheider10-Feb-1888Listowal, Ontario, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
KaiserIdaShineider10-Feb-1888Listowel, OntarioLittle Qualicum, B.C.GR-1490
KaiserWesley A.20-July-1885Elmira, OntarioLittle Qualicum, B.C.GR-1490
KaiserWesley Amil20-Jul--1885Elmira, Ontario, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
KingsleyJames Edward23-Oct-1893Victoria, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
KlemmElisabethNickel18-Jun-1891Wallace, OntarioErrington, B.C.GR-1489
KlemmElizabethNickel18-June-1891Listowel, OntarioErrington, B.C.GR-1490
KlemmGeorge Henry17 July 1886Listowel, OntarioErrington, B.C.GR-1489
KleppenMatilda MildredArnold12-Apr-1892Hawick, OntarioCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
KuiperMaggieTassie9-June-1884Wallaceburg, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
LeeSadieGudmundson25-Aug-1891Calgary, Alberta, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
LeeSadie FlorenceGunmunson25-Aug-1891Markerville, AlbertaLittle Qualicum, B.C.GR-1490
LewisAgnes GertrudeRankin8-Apr-1881Clearsprings, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
LittleAnnie ElsbethDole11-Nov-1896Sussex, New BrunswickParksville, B.C.GR-1490
LoganEdward13-Oct-1878Esquimault, British ColumbiaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
LoganMaud MaryKolp24-Feb-1881Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
LowdonRoyal8-Nov-1893Rockfield, Colorado, USANanoose, B.C.GR-1490
MacMillanDonald Norman Neil28-Oct-1889Glengarry County, OntarioNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
MartinClayton9-Feb-1893Wallenstein, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
MartinMinnie BelleOrd25-Aug-1879Bury, Quebec, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
MathesonHenry Angus29-Jan-1890Tatamagouche, New Brunswick, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
MayOliveRath18-Aug-1890Parksville, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
MayOlive EvelynRath18-Aug-1890Parksville, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
McDermidHarriet AnnPlummer12-Mar-1889Parksville, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
McDermidHarriet AnnPlummer12-Mar-1889Parksville, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
McIntyreJohn Finlay23-Jul-1879Renfrew, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
McLayEdith MaudAnderson27-Aug-1883Algoma, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
McLeanCecil Willie26-Aug-1896Minto, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
McLellanRobert Hutchison8-Sep-1887Nova ScotiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
McMillanJohn Hilliard14-Feb-1881Brisbane, Ontario, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
McRaeRosannahWall7-Jan-1884Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
MesserAngelinaMaestri15-May-1889New York, New York, USAParksville, B.C.GR-1489
MillsErnest Leslie8-Mar-1888Mapleton, Nova ScotiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
MontgomeryEdward19-Nov-1882OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
MooreGeorge Alexander15-Oct-1888Aldergrove, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
MooreGeorge Alexander25-Oct-1888Aldergrove, British ColumbiaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
MooreJohn Peter10-Dec-1892Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
MooreMabelKnox12-Mar-1885North Dakota, USAParksville, B.C.GR-1489
MooreMabelKnox12-Mar-1885North Dakota, USACoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
MorgauFrank Cyril29-Jan-1890Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
MosesJohn1885CanadaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
MurrantLeonard Joseph31-Dec-1890Cape Breton Island, Nova ScotiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
NesbittGeorge Oswald18-Jun-1882Sutton West, Ontario, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
NielsenFrank Theodore8-Oct-1886St. John, New Brunswick, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
OthenJeanie MaryBray22-Jul-1888Huntsville, Ontario, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
PattersonMary HelenaNelson15-Jun-1888Dartsmouth, Nova ScotiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PhillipsThomas26-July-1893Vernon, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PicklesMary EuniceJack27-Jun-1885Sarnia, Ontario, CanadaBowser, B.C.GR-1489
PiggottAdelaideBlakemore10-Jun-1894Birmingham, EnglandParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PiggottWilliam Repton Jackman23-Nov-1882Bowmanville, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PlummerFrances Percy16-Jul-1885Kincardine, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PlummerFrancis Percy16-July-1885Bruce County, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
PlummerVictoria May24-May-1891Parksville, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
PlummerVictoria May24-May-1891Parksville, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PonathMary AmeliaGraves28-Mar-1888Moncton, New BrunswickErrington, B.C.GR-1490
PotterBeatriceParker12-Mar-1894Quesnel, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
PotterJames13-June-1883Chester, EnglandParksville, B.C.GR-1490
RadcliffeEnniePatterson3-Mar-1893ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
RadcliffeJames13-Aug-1884Owen Sound, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
RandallLillianWall7-June-1885Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
RandallLillianWall7-June-1885Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
RathLillian Gertrude12-Aug-1886San Francisco, CaliforniaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
RichardsonGeorge Henry2-Jun-1883Manchester, EnglandQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
RocheJohn7-Oct-1891Merrickville, OntarioQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
RocheJohn7-Oct-1891Merrickville, OntarioQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1490
RunacresEllen CarolineBaxter4-Jul-1888EnglandParksville, B.C.GR-1489
SandersCatherine6-Sep-1892North Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
SandersSusan Amy Agnes18-Apr-1890Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
SandersSusan Amy Agnes18-Apr-1890North Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
SeamanBertie14-Jun-1887Seamanville, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
SeamanBertie14-June-1887Seamanville, ManitobaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
SibleyJames17-Feb-1882Newmarket, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
SibleyJames17-Feb-1882New Market, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
SmithFrank Fowler28-Feb-1890Midland, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
SmythHarold Vincent17-Mar-1891Chicago, Illinois, USAParksville, B.C.GR-1489
St. DenisRaoul Olier23-Aug-1888Prince Albert, SaskatchewanParksville, B.C.GR-1489
StapletonAgnes JaneGowan18-Nov-1891St. Marys, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
StevensGeorge Herbert27-Jan-1884London, EnglandQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
StrainOliviaHart22-Jun-1878Parry Sound, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
StrainOliviaHart22-June-1878Muskoka, Parry Sound, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
SutherlandDuncan Thomas Andrew2-Dec-1879Emerson, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
SutherlandMary PetrieMcCallum17-Jun-1891Oak Lake, ManitobaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
SwanConstance LouiseColling9-Aug-1891St. Catherines, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
SwanWilliam S.9-Oct-1895Denman Island, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
TassieRobert Donald30-Jan-1889Wallaceburg, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
TaylorSybilMorison20-Mar-1894Errington, British ColumbiaErrington, B.C.GR-1490
ThamesOscar Willigen10-Jun-1887Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaBowser, B.C.GR-1489
ThamesOscar Willigen10-June-1887Nanaimo, British ColumbiaQualicum Bay, B.C.GR-1490
ThomasJames10-Sep-1895Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
ThurlbornMignonette MaudCrump20-May-1892Saltcoats, SaskatchewanLittle Qualicum, B.C.GR-1490
TisdaleLenaReid21-Jun-1890Eburne, British Columbia, CanadaQualicum Beach, B.C.GR-1489
TisdaleLenaReid21-June-1890Eburne, British ColumbiaQualicum Bay, B.C.GR-1490
TranfieldAlbion George6-Aug-1891East Wellington, British ColumbiaErrington, B.C.GR-1490
TranfieldAlvion George6-Aug-1891East Wellington, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
TurnerErnest26-Feb-1894Edmonton, AlbertaCoombs, Hilliers, B.C.GR-1490
UnicumeJohn William5-Oct-1883Kent, EnglandParksville, B.C.GR-1489
Van NormanWinifred MaryHerd1-May-1890Somenos, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
WaddellElsie MalindaBingham18-Jun-1887Thornton, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
WalkerFrank Matthew15-Jul-1885Victoria, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1489
WallAliceRoberts20-Oct-1890Nanoose Bay, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
WallAlice20-Oct-1890Nanoose Bay, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
WallFrancis Harry15-Mar-1889Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
WallFrancis Henry15-Mar-1889Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
WallHannah JenningsBradshaw3-Apr-1891Placentia, NFLDNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
WallHannah JenningsBradshaw3-Apr-1891Placentia, NFLDNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
WallMary ElizabethTurner18-June-1884Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
WallMary ElizabethTurner18-June-1884Wellington, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
WallRosannahMcRaeJanuary 7, 1884Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490
WareCoraLawrence5-Nov-1890Moncton, New BrunswickParksville, B.C.GR-1489
WeberGordon22-Aug-1885New Dundee, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1489
WeberGordon22-Aug-1885New Dundee, OntarioParksville, B.C.GR-1490
WelchArthur Ernest Victor14-Jan-1896Victoria, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
WelchBessie AgnesSmith24-Oct-1893Gibson's Landing, British ColumbiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
WhiteEarl20-Apr-1895Nova ScotiaParksville, B.C.GR-1490
WhyteEuniceWall27-Oct-1887Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1489
WhyteEuniceWall27-Oct-1887Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanoose, B.C.GR-1490