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Kimberley Families

The Boardman Family

Josh and Nellie Boardman came from Leigh, Lancashire, England ,and their four children: Beatrice, Thomas, Harold and Irene were born there.

Josh had worked in the coal mines in Lancashire and came to Canada and, eventually, to Kimberley to work for the Company in the Sullivan Mine.

They were both active in Lodge work, Josh being an "Oddfellow" and Nellie a "Rebekah". They were also members of the United Church where Nellie sang in the choir for many years. Josh, having played soccer in the Old Country, was "drafted" by the Tunnel team to play in the local league.

Upon retirement, Josh and Nellie moved to Penticton. Josh died in 1965 and Nellie in 1971.

Beatrice married Harry Almack and live in Penticton. They have two children: Joyce and Ron.

Tom and Jeanette (Medore) live in Phoenix, Arizona. They have three children: Eleanor, George and Cecelia.

Harold and Shirley (Johnson) live in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. They have three children: James, Carolyn and Bryan.

Irene and Jimmy (Thomson) live in Grand Cache, Alberta. They have two children: Sandra and Barbara.

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