Arthur Page was a baker who operated The City Bakery in Duncan. We will do more research to determine where this business was located and whether the building it occupied is still standing.
Here is a brief biography of Arthur Page taken from his obituary in the Cowichan Leader newspaper:
“Page – The death occurred on Tuesday at 10 p.m., at the age of 49, of Mr. Arthur Page, well known proprietor of The City Bakery, Duncan. Mr. Page, who had been in failing health for some time, was born in Liverpool. Besides his wife he leaves five children, the eldest of whom is fifteen years old.
The funeral is to take place on Saturday, leaving Mr. Brockway’s funeral parlor, Duncan, at 2:30 p.m. Burial is to be made at Mountain View Cemetery, where services are to be conducted by the Christian Science Society and by Temple Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Mr. L.C. Brockway has charge of the arrangements.”
“Page – There was a large attendance at the funeral of the late Mr. Arthur Page on Saturday afternoon and a wealth of beautiful flowers was placed upon the coffin. Service by the Christian Science Society was held at the Brockway Funeral Parlour, Mr. P. Michelin, local leader, officiating.
At Mountain View Cemetery, where interment took place, Temple Lodge, No. 33, A.F. & A.M. had charge of the burial service. Mr. W.B. Harper, W.M. , officiated. The pallbearers were Messrs. H.W. Dickie, J. Dick, P. Campbell, J.F. Turnbull, A.J. Brownsey and R. Cummins.
Mr. Page came to this district in 1911 and had been engaged in the baking trade since. Prior to that he was a master mariner. It is interesting to note that the vessel upon which Mr. Page was second mate was the same at that on which Mr. Ed. Forrest, Hillbank, had served his apprenticeship many years earlier.”
Arthur Page is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, North Cowichan. We will get a photo of his grave site and post it in future.
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